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Garikai Chengu ~ America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

IslamicState2_truckInvasionThe fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.

The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms: on one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool; on the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union.

The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, “by any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. In 1978-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the U.S. would be in violation.”

During the 1970′s the CIA used the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a barrier, both to thwart Soviet expansion and prevent the spread of Marxist ideology among the Arab masses. The United States also openly supported Sarekat Islam against Sukarno in Indonesia, and supported the Jamaat-e-Islami terror group against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan. Last but certainly not least, there is Al Qaeda.

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980′s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan. Continue reading

Stephen Lendman ~ 9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies

“America is unfit to live in. It’s on a fast track to tyranny. It’s perilously close to full-blown. Perhaps just another 9/11-type False Flag away. The fullness of time will tell.” – S Lendman

steveLendmanThey’re an American tradition. They date from the republic’s inception. Notable ones began in the mid-19th century.

They facilitated annexing Texas. Half of Mexico followed. America became Cuba’s colonial power.

Controlling the Philippines, Guam, Samoa, Hawaii, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Canal Zone, Puerto Rico and other territories followed.

In 1917, Woodrow Wilson manipulated public sentiment. He did so with Big Lies.

They turned most Americans into raging German haters. Big Lies work this way. Wilson got the war he wanted.

FDR manipulated Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. Doing so let him wage war.

He had to convince Congress and a pacifist public to go along.

What better way than by manufacturing terror.

Washington and Seoul conspired against Pyongyang. Numerous 1949/1950 cross-border incursions provoked its June response. Truman got the war he wanted.

War against North Vietnam followed the fake August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Doing so authorized war without declaring it. Continue reading

RT News ~ World News Links (Sept 2 2014)

Remember Iraq? Former US intel officers warn Merkel against NATO images of Ukraine

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel.(AFP Photo / John Macdougall )


German Chancellor Angela Merkel.(AFP Photo / John Macdougall )

With the escalating Ukrainian crisis towards the top of the agenda at this week’s NATO summit in Wales, a group of former American intelligence workers is urging the alliance to be careful before crafting a response.

Sixty foreign leaders and dozens of diplomats and defense officials from around the globe will convene at the event this week and are expected to approve a plan that calls for assembling a 4,000-strong “spearhead” force to counter “Russia’s aggressive behavior,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday, in the wake of the release of satellite images purported to show the advancement of at least 1,000 Russian troops and artillery into eastern Ukraine.

But on the eve of the first major NATO meeting since 2012, a coalition composed of seven former United States intelligence officers is asking the alliance to recall the 2003 invasion of Iraq before authorizing any military action.

According to the group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, the evidence produced by NATO from the Ukrainian-Russian border is on par with the “same dubious, politically ‘fixed’ kind used 12 years ago to ‘justify’ the US-led attack on Iraq.”

“We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now,” reads an excerpt from the memo signed by the VIPS steering group — a coalition composed of former National Security Agency analyst William Binney, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern, retired US Army Colonel Ann Wright and others — published online over the weekend and addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Continue reading . . .

Selected RT_News LInks

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India-Pakistan-Afghanistan: Will the triangle give peace a chance?

Hope US won’t help Ukraine as it did Libya and Iraq – Lavrov

‘People of Europe have never been asked whether they want to live in a super state’

53 ton fish-kill: Dead ‘popocha’ fish removed from Cajititlan Lagoon, Mexico

EU prepares emergency ‘Plan B’ blueprint in case Russia halts gas – report

Liberia’s nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak

Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’

Be more Internet-tolerant, Iran’s Rouhani urges clerics

Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)

Russia outraged after Kiev accuses Moscow of nuclear attack threats

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X22 Report ~ Episode 418 – July 17 2014 [Audio]

Was Malaysian Airliner Brought Down By A Missile To Start A War With Russia?

  • Microsoft has tripled the number of employees they are laying off. Meanwhile US corporate news is reporting initial claims are continually falling.
  • Housing starts, mortgage apps, refinancing apps all tumbling. Bankers are continually pushing a strong, recovering economy where the dollar is strong to distract everyone from the collapse.
  • The EU just like the US is now preparing for civil unrest and are beefing up the military police to keep control.
  • John Kerry is interfering with Afghanistan elections to get a President that will sign the bilateral security agreement to keep troops in Afghanistan.
  • Ukraine is now implicated in shooting down a Malaysian airliner. The missile might have been meant to assassinate President Putin.
  • Inspire al-Qaeda magazine is warning of a terrorist attack in August. Be prepared for a false flag.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

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Dr. Steve Pieczenik ~ House Of Lies: The Inevitable Downfall Of Iraq

 “The story of Korea, VietNam, Iraq and Afghanistan are wrapped in a painful package of lies contrived by civilian elites and executed by their consorts,  the military leadership.” ~S Pieczenik

A Vietnam Redux!  A Repeated Case Study of America’s Obsessional Need to Delude its People and the World! 

General Stanley McChrystal

General Stanley McChrystal with President Obama

This is the story of a fallen US military and  corrupt US/Vietnamese/Iraq civilian governments,  wrapped in self-delusion;  harnessed by incompetence; and leading us to the inevitable outcome of massive carnage and historical  shame.

As a teenager in Toulouse, France,  the first and last memory I had of French Indochina was that Dien Bien Phu had been overrun by the Viet Cong.  A few years later,  I was to hear those same words of defeat regarding the vicious War in Algeria where France had brutally colonized an Arab country for well over one hundred years.  Clearly,  the country of France and all of its adjunct philosophies expiated its colonial imperialism to spell ‘defeat’, ‘anachronism’ and ‘futility’.

Imagine my reaction when I had heard that a 37 year old French Military Officer named David Galula had written two books entitled:  Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958 and another ironically called, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory And Practicewritten in 1964.  David was part of a school of French Military officers associated with “GUERRE REVOLUTIONNAIRE”.   Rather than accept the fact that the French Army was born,  bred and brainwashed to be nothing more than an instrument of defeat,  these arrogant Organisation de L’Armee Secrete,  or OAS [they tried to assassinate Charles De Gaule],  blamed the French Government for being ineffectual.

This COIN [counterinsurgency] theory of ‘winning the hearts and minds of the restless natives’became popular with General William Westmoreland [father of our Vietnam Defeat] and my former boss,  Henry no war is a bad warKissinger.  In addition,  this hearts/minds theorypermeated the CIA tentacle in the personages of William Colby,  General Edward Landsdale [“The Quiet American”] and his stool pigeon,  Dan Ellsberg [Pentagon Papers; yesterday’s Snowden].  Thus this nonsensical theory which had never worked in the past two hundred years was used to justify the death of 58,195 American soldiers in VietNam and hundreds of thousands wounded veterans. Continue reading

Greg Hunter ~ Weekly News Wrap Up June 6 2014 [Video & Transcript]

“There is still phony accounting being allowed in that financial institutions can look solvent by attaching fantasy valuations to the underwater assets they have on the books.  With all of this, there is still no real recovery.  The Fed policies are a total failure for the common man.  What the Fed has done, according to the Department of Agriculture, is raise food prices.  Recent data shows food inflation in the U.S. is on a 22% pace for this year.” G. Hunter

The top story is the global economy.  It’s not fixed and there is no real recovery. Yes, I know the stock market hit all-time highs again, but that’s because the market believes the Fed; and now the European Central Bank will continue the easy money policies.  The ECB just announced it will go to negative interest rates of -.1% on deposits. That’s right.  In Europe you have to pay a bank to hold your money!  If Europe was really in a so-called “recovery” as we have been told constantly for several years, would it need to go negative on interest rates?  Of course, it wouldn’t.

ZeroHedge.com called the move for negative interest rates “Officially Entering the Monetary Twilight Zone.”  It is no less than confirmation that nothing the ECB has done to date has fixed anything, and, in fact, the economy has gotten worse.  Please keep in mind, the Eurozone is in trouble despite the tens of trillions of dollars the Fed pumped into it through its swap lines.    Continue reading

Catherine Austin Fitts ~ War Greatest Risk-Not Global Financial Collapse [Video + Transcript]

USAWatchdog  June 2 2014

In her latest report, investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says, “The greatest risk is not global financial collapse. Our greatest risk is war.”  Ms. Fitts explains, “I am talking about war in many different venues.  What we’ve seen in a place like Ukraine is very much defined by what’s called “soft weapons.”  So, we are watching war through the information systems and cyber hacking.  

We’ve got Edward Snowden warning us about everything that can go on through the digital systems, and then we’ve got boots on the ground.  We’ve got the President now saying he’s pulling boots on the ground.  It’s just like the Roman Empire pulled the army back and left the church in place.  The American empire is going to pull the boots on the ground back and leave the drones in place.”  Continue reading

Stephen Lendman ~ Afghanistan: Permanent US Occupation Planned

SteveLendmansBlog  May 29 2014

“Wars without mercy remain official US policy. Public opposition won’t stop them. They continue. It’s the American way.” ~S J Lendman

steveLendmanAmerica came to stay. Obama saying “(w)e will bring America’s longest war to a responsible end” is false. It’s his latest Big Lie.

His Monday statement included many others. “The United States did not seek this fight,” he said.

“We went into Afghanistan out of necessity, after our nation was attacked by al Qaeda on September 11th, 2001.”

“We went to war against al Qaeda and its extremist allies with the strong support of the American people and their representatives in Congress; with the international community and our NATO allies; and with the Afghan people, who welcomed the opportunity of a life free from the dark tyranny of extremism.”

“(W)e have struck significant blows against al Qaeda’s leadership, we have eliminated Osama bin Laden, and we have prevented Afghanistan from being used to launch attacks against our homeland.”

“We have also supported the Afghan people as they continue the hard work of building a democracy.”

Fact: On October 28, 2007, candidate Obama said:

“I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do.”

“I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank.”

Fact: On December 1, 2009, President Obama said:

“(A)s Commander-in-Chief, I have determined that it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan.”

Fact: After 18 months, “our troops will begin to come home,” he said.

Fact: They didn’t come home.

Fact: They stayed.

Fact: Afghanistan was Bush’s war.

Fact: It’s Obama’s since January 20, 2009.

Fact: Waging it had nothing to do with necessity. Continue reading

Patrick Henningsen ~ The Painful Truth: Washington DC Thugs Have Already Crossed the Rubicon

21st Century Wire  April 27 2014

One of the key underlying postulates of overseas wars has been somewhat lost on many Americans who have been conditioned through top-down political and mass media narratives over the years, to only see geopolitical and military events in binary form –freedom vs fascism, good vs evil, capitalism vs communist, and west vs east. The concept not mentioned in that list has been fundamental throughout history, and it is as follows: what is endorsed overseas will eventually come home to roost.

Think about it. The decades-long phase we’ve all witnessed – of the United States Federal Government’s hyper-militarisation overseas is already firmly planted on US soil. 

Think about how much money and resources were spent by the US Federal government in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iran, Egypt and now in the Ukraine, on 1) intelligence gathering, and 2) counterintelligence, and 3) social and political subversion, 4) intentional destabilisation, or 5) an end-run hostile takeover of government, and 6) the installation of a puppet regime . You have to ask yourself whether or not they can, or have already, deployed these same measures here in the United States. At the very least, we already know for certain that the US Federal government has already done the first three things in that list. 
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