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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.

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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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Jonathan Turley ~ Congress Investigates “Slush Fund” At USAID Used To Get Lawmakers To Pass Reforms

JonathanTurleysBlog  April 16 2014

Our government has long seemed to be descending into a type of Orwellian universe of double speak. The Libyan War was not a war but a “time-limited, scope-limited military action” under Obama. Torture of detainees was not torture but “enhanced interrogation” under Bush. Now it appears open bribery of foreign officials is not bribery but “incentives” to implement policies favorable to their own people. Congressional members are moving to address what is being called a “slush fund” with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where millions are paid to political figures in foreign countries. We have previously discussed such payments by the CIA to the openly corrupt Afghanistan government, including suitcases of cash to President Helmit Karzai. What is most interesting is that an act that is a federal crime for citizens doing business abroad can be not only legal but an official program by government officials. It appears that in the handshake shown on the USAID seal, there is often a sawbuck or two in the palm.

The USAID routinely makes “incentive” payments to lawmakers to pass legislation or enact policies through the world. Even policies that benefit their own people like granting rights to women or protecting the democratic process are secured by greasing the palms of corrupt officials. In doing so, the United States perpetuates the rampant corruption in these countries and enriches officials who will only act if it benefits them personally.

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Jonathan Turley ~ Fool Us Once . . . : Defense Department Continues To Hand Out No Bid Contracts Worth Billions To Companies With Histories of Gross Overcharges

JonathanTurley  February 21 2014

jonathanTurleyWe have yet another report of the mind boggling waste and mismanagement by the Defense Department in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. In the most recent investigation, the U.S. government continues to hand out no-bid contracts worth billions to companies with histories of ripping off the U.S. taxpayer. One foreign company, Supreme Foodservice should be remained Supreme Fraudservice after the company based in Switzerland overcharged the government by $757 million. Nevertheless, the company has been given contracts worth more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan.

The story details how billions have disappears in Afghanistan. Other companies sucking up this windfall include DynCorp International, KBR and Fluor Corporation. No bid contracts continue to insulate the companies from competition while they rack in billions.

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Afghan Heroin Production On The Rise [Video]

RTAmerica  February 4 2014

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday brought the War on Drugs – and the war in Afghanistan – into the forefront of discussion in America. Most heroin in the US comes through Mexico, but heroin trafficking is also on the rise in Afghanistan, where opium and coca are two of the country’s biggest exports.

A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee took a look at the problem on Wednesday, holding a hearing entitled, “‘US Counternarcotics Operations in Afghanistan.” RT’s Liz Wahl talks to Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about whether or not there have been any real results to the billions of dollars the US has spent battling poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.