Category Archives: Politics

David Swanson ~ Shadow Facts About Shadow Government

“Engelhardt writes that with the NSA and gang having eliminated our privacy, we can now eliminate theirs by publicizing leaked information. At the same time, Engelhardt writes that dozens of Snowdens would be needed for us to begin to find out what the U.S. war machine is doing.” – D Swanson

ShadowGovtTom Engelhardt keeps churning out great books by collecting his posts from TomDispatch.com. His latest book, Shadow Government, is essential reading. Of the ten essays included, eight are on basically the same topic, resulting in some repetition and even some contradiction. But when things that need repeating are repeated this well, one mostly wants other people to read them — or perhaps to have them involuntarily spoken aloud by everybody’s iPhones.

We live in an age in which the most important facts are not seriously disputed and also not seriously known or responded to.

The United States’ biggest public program of the past 75 years, now outstripping the rest of the world combined, is war preparations. The routine “base” military spending, not counting spending on particular wars, is at least 10 times the war spending, or enough to totally transform the world for the better. Instead it’s used to kill huge numbers of people, to make the United States less safe, and to prepare for wars that are — without exception — lost disastrously. Since the justification of the Soviet Union vanished, U.S. militarism has only increased. Its enemies are small, yet it does its best to enlarge them. U.S. Special Operations forces are actively, if “secretly,” engaged in war or war preparations in over two-thirds of the nations on earth. U.S. troops are openly stationed in 90 percent of the nations on earth, and 100 percent of the oceans. A majority of the people in most nations on earth consider the United States the greatest threat to world peace. Continue reading

Stephen Lendman ~ Israel’s Bloodstained Hands

“[Israel's] Kafkaesque matrix of control. Including land theft, settlements, agricultural crop destruction, checkpoints, Jews only bypass roads, curfews, closures, military zones, no-go ones, off-limits commercial and tourist areas, ghettoization, zoning, home demolitions, building permit policy, travel restrictions and overall denial of fundamental civil and human rights. Persecution lets Israel control Palestinians with minimum cost,” – S Lendman

steveLendmanBritish MP George Galloway is right calling Israel “an illegal, savage and barbarous state.”

It “has more (UN) censures against it than the rest of the countries in the world put together…”

It “refuses to abide by resolutions and continues to illegally grab land and persecute their rightful owners…”

It “uses its military to blockade and murder the people of Gaza.”

He retracts not one word he said. He continues “forcefully condemning Israel.”

“It remains the case that there is a worldwide boycott of Israel, its goods, its services, its academics,” he said.

“I hope the citizens of Bradford will join me in refusing to treat with the advocates of this hateful and oppressive regime and truly make Bradford an Israel-free zone.”

A previous article discussed Galloway’s outspokenness. His forthrightness. On all major world and national issues. Especially ones mattering most.

He’s passionately anti-war. Anti-Zionist. Anti-extrajudicial viciousness. He’s unapologetic about his views. He forthrightly supports Palestinian rights. He’s done so for decades.

He declared his West Bradford district an “Israel-free zone.” Israelis aren’t wanted here, he stressed.

“We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college,” he said.

“We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford, even if any of them had thought of doing so.”

For weeks, it was unclear how Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) would respond. On October 15, it said Galloway won’t be prosecuted for declaring West Bradford an “Israeli-free zone.”

Complaints followed his comments. CPS dismissed hate crime allegations.

“This has been an extremely expensive waste of police and CPS time forced on them by ultra-Zionists who were pursuing a vendetta against me,” Galloway said. Continue reading

Stephen Lendman ~ Fear-Mongering Ahead Of Another US False Flag?

“The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter once said “US foreign policy can be defined as follows: kiss my arse or I’ll kick your head in.” Domestic policy is no different.” – S Lendman

steveLendmanDick Cheney is an unindicted war criminal. He’s guilty of genocidal high crimes against peace.

He predicts another mass casualty event on US soil. Much worse than 9/11. More on what he said below.

Fear-mongering is a longstanding US tactic. False flags are an American tradition.

Both schemes usually precede premeditated war plans. They’re used to wage war on freedom.

Quash human rights. Eliminate civil liberties. Replace them with police state harshness.

Post-9/11 National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 51 established coup d’etat authority. It masquerades as so-called “continuity of government (COG).”

Under catastrophic emergency conditions, defined as:

“any incident (real or contrived), regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the US population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”

COG is defined as:

“a coordinated effort within the Federal Government’s executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency.”

At stake is giving presidents and Homeland Security officials unprecedented police state powers.

Permitting suspension of constitutional law. Declaring martial law without congressional approval.

Authorizing war and other preemptive measures. Doing so against nonexistent security threats.

Establishing tyranny in America. Doing it with public support. With popular willingness to sacrifice freedoms for so-called security. Continue reading

Michel Chossudovsky ~ The Globalization Of War

“This US militarization of Africa supports the concurrent economic conquest of the continent, the pillage of its natural resources, the acquisition of its extensive oil and gas reserves, etc.” – Prof. M Chossudovsky

The world is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The U.S. and its NATO allies have embarked on a military adventure, “a long war”, which threatens the future of humanity. This “war without borders” is intimately related to a worldwide process of economic restructuring, which has been conducive to the collapse of national economies and the impoverishment of large sectors of the World population.

The U.S. weapons producers are the recipients of  U.S. Department of Defense multibillion dollar procurement contracts for advanced weapons systems. In turn, “The Battle for Oil” in the Middle East and Central Asia directly serves the interests of the Anglo-American oil giants. The U.S. and its allies are “Beating the Drums of War” at the height of a worldwide economic depression.

The military deployment of US-NATO forces coupled with “non-conventional warfare” –including covert intelligence operations, economic sanctions and the thrust of “regime change”– is occurring simultaneously in several regions of the world.

Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. War has been provided with a humanitarian mandate under NATO’s “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P). The victims of U.S. led wars are presented as the perpetrators of war.  Civilians in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are responsible for their own deaths.

Meanwhile,  the Commander in Chief of the largest military force on planet earth is presented as a global peace-maker. The granting of the Nobel “peace prize” in 2009 to President Barack Obama has become an integral part of the Pentagon’s propaganda machine. It provides a human face to the invaders, it demonizes those who oppose US military intervention. Continue reading

Eric Zuesse ~ How America Changed From World’s Leading Democratic Nation To World’s Leading Nazi Nation

“. . . the entire Crimea issue has been misrepresented in the West, as if it were Putin instead of Obama who was trying to rape the Crimeans, and Obama instead of Putin who was actually protecting them. High American public officials now lie routinely.” E Zuesse

AmericaGoodGreatAmerica has changed fundamentally since — and away from — the values that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt represented both in his words, and in his actions (that’s to say, in his actual decisions, his choices, as the U.S. President). Though President Barack Obama isn’t radically different from FDR in his words, he’s almost the opposite of FDR in his real governing values and decisions, his real leadership of the United States.

Unfortunately, most people see politics only by words, and ignore realities. But, in some important respects (his actions, his decisions), Barack Obama is — and I hate to say this — actually closer to FDR’s enemies, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, than to FDR. This is true not only regarding the contrast between FDR’s moving America away from enormous wealth-inequality, versus Obama’s moving America toward even higher wealth-inequality than before; it’s yet more starkly exhibited in the international policies of these two post-economic-crash U.S. Presidents, as will be demonstrated here.

FDR was viscerally and actively anti-fascist and anti-nazi, whereas Obama simply is not. FDR was anti-aristocracy; Obama is pro-aristocracy. FDR was pro equal-rights; Obama is actually anti equal-rights. That’s the reality, not the rhetoric. Continue reading

Henrik Palmgren Interviews Susan Lindauer ~ Disastrous US Foreign Policy: From 9/11 to ISIS [Audio]

As a U.S. Intelligence Asset, Susan Lindauer covered anti-terrorism at the Iraqi Embassy in New York from 1996 up to the invasion. Independent sources have confirmed that she gave advance warning about the 9/11 attack. She also started talks for the Lockerbie Trial with Libyan diplomats.

Shortly after requesting to testify before Congress about successful elements of Pre-War Intelligence, Lindauer became one of the first non-Arab Americans arrested on the Patriot Act as an “Iraqi Agent.” She was accused of warning her second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and Secretary of State Colin Powell that War with Iraq would have catastrophic consequences.

Gratis of the Patriot Act, her indictment was loaded with “secret charges” and “secret evidence.” She was subjected to one year in prison on Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas without a trial or hearing, and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up. After five years of indictment without a conviction or guilty plea, the Justice Department dismissed all charges five days before President Obama’s inauguration.  Continue reading

John Pilger ~ From Pol Pot To ISIS: “Anything That Flies On Everything That Moves”

“In one fawning review, Kissinger is described as a “key shaper of a world order that remained stable for a quarter of a century”. Tell that to the people of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Chile, East Timor and all the other victims of his “statecraft”. Only when “we” recognise the war criminals in our midst will the blood begin to dry.” – J Pilger

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In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”. As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous honesty.

As a witness to the human consequences of aerial savagery – including the beheading of victims, their parts festooning trees and fields – I am not surprised by the disregard of memory and history, yet again. A telling example is the rise to power of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge, who had much in common with today’s Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They, too, were ruthless medievalists who began as a small sect. They, too, were the product of an American-made apocalypse, this time in Asia.

According to Pol Pot, his movement had consisted of “fewer than 5,000 poorly armed guerrillas uncertain about their strategy, tactics, loyalty and leaders”. Once Nixon’s and Kissinger’s B52 bombers had gone to work as part of “Operation Menu”, the west’s ultimate demon could not believe his luck.

The Americans dropped the equivalent of five Hiroshimas on rural Cambodia during 1969-73. They levelled village after village, returning to bomb the rubble and corpses. The craters left monstrous necklaces of carnage, still visible from the air. The terror was unimaginable. A former Khmer Rouge official described how the survivors “froze up and they would wander around mute for three or four days. Terrified and half-crazy, the people were ready to believe what they were told… That was what made it so easy for the Khmer Rouge to win the people over.”

A Finnish Government Commission of Enquiry estimated that 600,000 Cambodians died in the ensuing civil war and described the bombing as the “first stage in a decade of genocide”. What Nixon and Kissinger began, Pol Pot, their beneficiary, completed. Under their bombs, the Khmer Rouge grew to a formidable army of 200,000. Continue reading

Elite NWO Agenda ~ Ebola False Flag Attack Was Predicted By A CIA Insider [Video]

EbolaGate is actually a Bioweapons False Flag attack strategy, with many sophisticated alternative scenarios, some of which may or may not materialize as in all false flags. The basic premise is to start an Ebola “outbreak” with a bioweapons attack of the Ebola virus in West African countries. There, local immune systems and health profiles are compromised by unsanitary conditions and little public health care. Martial law quarantines for mass infection can be more easily imposed. Local populations are given ineffective treatments, or worse, treatments that are themselves bioweapons.

The WHO-led African Bioweapons genocide is in play in part due to (1) greed – the long sought after mineral, oil and gas wealth of Africa – and (2) to provide the jumping-off point for mutation of the EbolaGate virus leaving the region and traveling via air travel, sea travel, and land to Europe, India, Asia, and North and South America.

In North America there awaits a sophisticated Ebola Gate False Flag machine led by WHO-CDC [Nazi-CIA] and Martial law regulations signed by George Bush I & II, Clinton, and Obama that can mandate FEMA incarceration and mass vaccinations with EbolaGate vaccines that maim or kill as part of the depopulation plan.

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SHELL GAME: This Is Why Michael Hastings Was Murdered And Eric Holder Stepped Down [Video]

“19,000 Swiss Bank Accounts fund Terrorism. Part of the reason behind Eric Holder’s immediate retirement.”

Discussion of the book SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command ~ 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion (retired)

Background: Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Continue reading