Category Archives: Politics

News And Views From The Nefarium – Jan 7, 2016 [Video]

Joseph Farrell speaks about Seymour Hersch’s blackballed article, and the prospects of Chinese intervention in the Middle East.

Here are the articles Joseph cites:

SF Source Joseph P Farrell  Jan 2016

Indifference to Violence and Human Suffering

violenceStephen Lendman – America is the greatest purveyor of violence in world history. No other regime ever matched its barbarity on a global scale over a longer duration, its contempt for human rights and welfare.

It operates beneath the phony facade of supporting right over wrong, might alone enforced to serve its imperial interests.

Obama is the latest in a long line of rogue US leaders, contemptuous of rule of law principles and democratic values – responsible for global violence and instability, indifferent to cops turning US streets into battlegrounds, licensed to kill with impunity.

According to the Killed by Police initiative, cops killed 1,199 victims last year, mostly people of color, mainly Black male youths, a testimony to US viciousness.

America’s longstanding culture of violence at home and abroad fosters an out-of-control environment, sanctioned at the federal, state and local levels. Nothing in prospect suggests responsible change. Things continually go from bad to worse.

Obama’s thinly veiled scheme “to keep guns out of the wrong hands” belies US proliferation of endless horrendous violence globally, responsible for the loss of millions of lives and unspeakable human misery. Continue reading

Origins of the EU – USA Covert Operations to Assimilate Europe Into A Federal State

europeanGraham Vanbergen – For anyone who still has doubts, the European Union was not really motivated by the twin desires of ending warfare on the continent of Europe and promoting economic growth by making it easier for European countries to trade with each other. This was the story you were spoon-fed. It was actually a creation of America. Read on.

Post second world war, America saw the opportunity to transform a war-torn continent. It wanted Europe to be complimentary to American policy, viewing American federalism as an ideal political model. It wanted to assimilate Europe, and implemented various covert operations to undermine staunch resistance to federalist ideas, especially by the British Labour government. The opportunity was a puppet run super-state filled with attendant yes men for trade and the manipulation of strategic global markets and, just as importantly a defensive buffer zone against it’s new foe – the Reds from Russia and China.

Diplomatic historians have unearthed evidence of US-backed covert operations designed to undermine communist influences in Europe. US officials worked on a plan in 1950 to lead to a United States of Europe. It is here we see the emergence of the Bilderberg Group and The Action Committee for a United States of Europe.  Winston Churchill was one of the five presidents of the Council of Europe, a disparate organisation urging rapid European unification. Continue reading

The American Empire: Murder Inc.

empireChris Hedges  – Terror, intimidation and violence are the glue that holds empire together. Aerial bombardment, drone and missile attacks, artillery and mortar strikes, targeted assassinations, massacres, the detention of tens of thousands, death squad killings, torture, wholesale surveillance, extraordinary renditions, curfews, propaganda, a loss of civil liberties and pliant political puppets are the grist of our wars and proxy wars.

Countries we seek to dominate, from Indonesia and Guatemala to Iraq and Afghanistan, are intimately familiar with these brutal mechanisms of control. But the reality of empire rarely reaches the American public. The few atrocities that come to light are dismissed as isolated aberrations. The public is assured what has been uncovered will be investigated and will not take place again. The goals of empire, we are told by a subservient media and our ruling elites, are virtuous and noble. And the vast killing machine grinds forward, feeding, as it has always done, the swollen bank accounts of defense contractors and corporations that exploit natural resources and cheap labor around the globe.

There are very few journalists who have covered empire with more courage, tenacity and integrity than Allan Nairn. For more than three decades, he has reported from Central America, East Timor, Palestine, South Africa, Haiti and Indonesia—where Indonesian soldiers fractured his skull and arrested him. His reporting on the Indonesian government massacres in East Timor saw him branded a “threat to national security” and officially banned from occupied East Timor.

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Captured ISIS Terrorist Admits Stolen Oil Arrives in Turkey Daily

oil Stephen Lendman – Russian surveillance footage, independent investigative journalists and others exposed Erdogan’s oil smuggling racket, complicit with ISIS, refining and selling stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil on the black market – Israel a key beneficiary.

Captured ISIS militant Mahmud Ghazi Tatar provided more evidence of illegal Turkish oil operations. His “commander told us that the group sells fuel to Turkey,” he explained.

Income funds ISIS terrorist activities. “(O)il trucks crossing into Turkey every day carry crude oil, as well as petrol,” Tatar said. Militants have “enough oil to last them a long time” – generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue annually along with other lucrative illicit operations supplying more, up to an estimated billion dollars annually.

Oil is sold through intermediary businessmen and traders, names not revealed. It’s well known Erdogan, his son, and high-level Turkish officials are involved, profiting hugely from smuggling operations. Continue reading

NSA Spying Rolls Up US Congress. Bombshell? Kidding?

Jon Rappoport – Breaking: While Obama was pursuing the Iran nuclear deal, he wanted to know what Israeli leaders were up to, so he accessed NSA reports. NSA was spying on Netanyahu and other Israeli officials. The thing was, the Israelis were talking on the phone to members of the US Congress. Oops. So it turned out NSA was spying on Congress, as well.

NSABut wait. This story, now being reported as a shocker, is…no surprise at all. It’s business as usual for the NSA. The shock and outrage is fake. Who’s kidding who?

The NSA is a Pentagon agency, and the Pentagon is part of the Executive Branch of government. Of course it’s been spying on the Legislative Branch. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be doing its job.

Several years ago, Ed Snowden made the following statement (ABC News aired the video clip): “I, sitting at my [NSA] desk, certainly had the authority to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president if I had a personal email.”

There was a brief “firestorm” in the press about it, and it went down the memory hole.

Then, a year ago, there was this—FOX News, 1/9/14, by Andrew Napolitano: “Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Administration (NSA), and asked plainly whether the NSA has been or is now spying on members of Congress or other public officials…The NSA did reply to Sanders by stating — in an absurd oxymoron — that members of Congress receive the same constitutional protections as other Americans: that is to say, none from the NSA…The NSA’s refusal to answer Sanders’ question directly is a tacit admission, because we are all well aware that the NSA collects identifying data on and the content of virtually every email, text message and phone call sent or received in the U.S.” Continue reading