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US Hawks Want War on Iran

Neocons infest Washington. Norman Podhoretz is one many loathsome examples. On December 11, he headlined a Wall Street Journal op-ed “Strike Iran Now to Avert Disaster Later.” No respectable editors would touch this trash. Responsible ones would denounce it. Journal editors embrace it. More on this below. Podhoretz isn’t America’s only lunatic hawk. Others favor cruise missile ...

Fukushima’s Catastrophic Aftermath Continues

  In her book titled "No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth," nuclear power/environmental health expert Rosalie Bertell (1929 - 2012) said: "Should the public discover the true health cost(s) of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death." In her article titled ...

FBI Responsibility for US Terror Plots

Boston's marathon bombings leave disturbing questions unanswered. Official accounts lack credibility. Mounting evidence suggests FBI responsibility. It doesn't surprise.  Project Censored's fourth top 2013 censored story headlined "FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States." More on that below. Post-9/11, George Bush declared war on terrorism. It continues under Obama. America needs enemies. ...

Torture Remains Official US Policy

  International law is clear and unequivocal. Torture is illegal at all times, under all circumstances with no allowed exceptions. It violates constitutional protections. They include the 8th Amendment's guarantee against "cruel and unusual punishments." Treaties America signed prohibit torture and other forms of ill-treatment. They're binding under the Constitution's Supremacy Clause. It states: "….all treaties made, or which shall ...

Terrorists “R” Us

  State-sponsored terrorism defines US policy. Doublespeak duplicity conceals it. Doublethink manipulates public opinion to ignore inconvenient truths. Howard Zinn once asked: "How can you make war on terrorism if war is terrorism?" Waging war on terrorism "gives government a perpetual war and a perpetual atmosphere of repression." "And it generates perpetual profits for corporations. But it's going ...

The Bloom Is Off Gold

  It is for now. Don't bet against it longer term. Value eventually wins out. Gold's secular bull market continues. Experts believe it has a long way to go. Market manipulation bears full responsibility for recent market action. A previous article explained. It called gold a global thermometer. It reflects monetary, geopolitical and economic conditions. It's driven ...

Targeting Iran

  Hostile US/Israeli rhetoric is longstanding. Obama and Netanyahu consider Iran an existential threat. Claiming it turns truth on its head. AIPAC's no better. It calls Iran "the world’s leading state sponsor of terror and is racing toward a nuclear weapons capability." "Through its proxy armies of Hizballah in southern Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the ...

The Bush Legacy

  Throughout his tenure, media scoundrels were largely supportive. They ignored his 2000 electoral theft. In 2004, they did so again. They backed his imperial wars. They turned a blind eye to police state injustice. They ignored torture on a global scale. They mischaracterized the measure of the man. Early on, The New York Times praised his "new gravitas." ...

Target Syria: Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use

New allegations claim Syrian chemical weapons use. We've heard similar ones before. Obama calls using them a "game changer." He also said their use crosses a "red line." Syrian officials are unequivocal. Weeks earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad spoke for others saying: "Syria stresses again, for the 10th, the 100th time, that if we had such ...

Anatomy of a False Flag

  False flags are an American tradition. They go way back. The Boston bombings appear the latest. More on that below. Notable earlier false flags or incidents approximating them include: In 1845, America lawlessly annexed Texas. It was Mexican territory. President James Polk deployed US troops. A future president led them. General Zachary Taylor paraded them along the ...

Hagel in Israel

  On April 20, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a weeklong Middle East trip. Planned stops include Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Republic (UAE). Late Sunday morning, he arrived in Israel. Discussions will focus on Iran, Syria, and weapons sales to regional allies. A major arms deal with Israel sends a "very clear signal" to ...

Boston Bombing Suspect Charged

  Unequivocal, verifiable evidence is absent. Reports are largely hearsay. Some later contradict earlier ones. Dzhokkar Tsarnaev faces unsubstantiated charges. America operates that way. Authorities claim both brothers used pressure cookers packed with metal and ball bearings rigged to explode. How they fit in their back packs wasn't explained. Ones they wore weren't large enough. Other disturbing questions ...

Post-Boston Bombings Fear-Mongering

  On April 17, major media reported Obama and Senator Roger Wicker (R. MI) receiving letters containing suspicious substances. FBI testing continues. Initial evaluations confirmed ricin. A subsequent statement reported "inconsistent results." Further analysis is being conducted. Ricin is poisonous if inhaled, injected or ingested. It's deadliest if inhaled. It's potentially lethal. It's not contagious. There's no antidote. Both ...

Destabilizing Venezuela

  On April 14, Venezuelans elected Nicolas Maduro president. He won fair and square. It's official. A nationally televised Monday ceremony announced it. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles cried foul. He called Maduro "illegitimate." He refuses to recognize election results. He demands a recount. He wants "every vote" counted. National Electoral Council (CNE) president Tibisay Lucena responded. A manual ...

Gold Drops Most in 30 Years

It's getting hammered. In August 2011, it rose above $1,900 an ounce. It was an all-time high. At midday April 15, it was $1,364. It's a 28%+ decline. Silver's also hit hard. In 2011, it exceeded $48 an ounce. It plunged to its midday April 15 $23.45 level. It's more than a 50% decline. What's next for ...

Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror

  Mounting evidence suggests state-sponsored terrorism. Expect more later to confirm it. Cui bono matters most. Powerful interests benefit hugely. Ordinary people lose out. War on terror 2.0 looms. Innocent people will suffer. Expect more repressive laws. Military spending will increase. Homeland security will be boosted. Fundamental freedoms will die. Full-blown tyranny may follow. It's already a ...

Venezuela: Post-Election Sour Grapes

Throughout his tenure, America's scoundrel media vilified Chavez relentlessly. They did so straightaway. After his December 1998 election, New York Times Latin American correspondent Larry Roher, called him a "populist demagogue, an authoritarian….caudillo (strongman)." He lied saying so. In death as in life, denunciation continued. Chavez was hemispheric villain number one. Independent leaders aren't tolerated. The threat ...

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