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The Shortwave Report 01/13/17 Listen Globally! (tags)
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“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)
The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race
After the Attacks in Paris (tags)
“We are at war!”: such is the leitmotiv of government officials and politicians from the various French parties, after the deadly attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis.
US Occupies Yemeni Island (tags)
US/Israeli Attempted Color Revolution in Lebanon? (tags)
Britain Covertly Bombing Syria (tags)
Iran's Humanitarian "Rescue" Ship to Yemen (tags)
The Shortwave Report 2/27/15 Listen Globally! (tags)
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Turkish Forces Attack Syrian Troops (tags)
Arab countries in anti Isis coalition (tags)
Five Arab countries have joined the coalition against ISIS
Reviewing James Petras' The Politics of Empire (Part II) (tags)
Flashback to 1991: "Kuwait freed, Iraqis crushed" (tags)
"The  war on Iraq was portrayed in the U.S. as a war without casualties. Yet, on the first day of air strikes against Iraq (Jan. 17, 1991), the U.S. dropped explosives equivalent to the explosive power of the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Throughout the duration of the bombing, explosives equivalent to seven nuclear bombs were dropped, in addition to internationally banned biological and chemical weapons."
Iran's 35th Islamic Revolution Anniversary (tags)
Deal in Geneva: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)
Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)
Spurious Anti-Iranian Accusations (tags)
Obama's War on Syria Imminent (tags)
Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria (tags)
Obama at Annapolis (tags)
UN Human Rights Council Duplicity (tags)
America's War on Terror 2.0 (tags)
Obstructing Hamas/Fatah Unity (tags)
Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal visits Gaza for first time (tags)
"Journalist" Harry Fear and friends in Gaza
Middle East on the Boil (tags)
Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)
Syrian Opposition Unity Deal (tags)
Haaretz on Obama's Reelection (tags)
Fars News Agency Interviews Lendman (tags)
Assad’s fall will renew the Arab spring (tags)
As this phase of Syria's revolution closes, the debate about the future of this part of the world should also enter a new phase. Much of the debate about Syria, in the US at least, characterised the Syrian campaign as “liberal interventionism”. So people argued about that, based on what they already thought about the notion. Though fed by some of the rhetoric, especially from the US government, that framing of the argument was misconceived. As I argued earlier this year, it was – and is – a mistake to see the Syrian case as a generic case for or against liberal interventionism.
AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)
Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran (tags)
US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria (tags)
Pressure Building for More Middle East War (tags)
Stepped Up Russia Bashing (tags)
Pushing for War on Iran (tags)
Syria and Iran in Focus (tags)
Recognition of UAE divorce in the United States (tags)
In 2005, the UAE enacted Federal Law No. 28 to govern matrimonial issues. The provisions of the Law apply to all emirates and cover rules over marriage, divorce, guardianship, maintenance and inheritance. This article addresses recognition by U.S Court of divorce decrees obtained in the UAE.
New York Times Promoting War on Iran (tags)
Heading for More Middle East War (tags)
PERSIAN USA: GEOGRAPHY, LANGUAGE AND JOURNALISM (tags)
American journalists have not learned nor geography nor semantics.
Promoting War on Iran (tags)
The Shortwave Report 11/04 Listen Globally! (tags)
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The Guardian: Britain prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran (tags)
Once again, The Guardian takes the lead in promoting war propaganda...
Obama's Imperial Arrogance (tags)
Putin in 2012 (tags)
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair: Iran is the real enemy (tags)
Unlike George Bush, who kept a low profile since leaving presidency in 2009, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007), the other war criminal-in-chief, is still at the forefront of war propaganda efforts.
Bahraini Unrest Stirs Unease in Washington (tags)
British government: We wasted millions chasing wrong terrorist threats (tags)
British government's outrageous new "counter-terrorism" measures are receiving a public relations backlash because of their extreme, fascist overtones.
Torturing Bahraini Doctors (tags)
Encircling Russia with US Bases (tags)
US Intervention in Syria (tags)
Police State Terror in Bahrain (tags)
Down with Gaddafi! No to US-NATO intervention! (tags)
"In this time when events seem to be moving so fast, we must maintain focus on the essential meaning and purpose of imperialist efforts. Elites in Washington and other capitals of the west are desperate and working with full dedication to "roll back" the popular advances being made in the Mideast and across North Africa. This article is offered in the effort to support a progressive analysis while the mainstream media works triple time to confuse and obfuscate an understanding of the "full on class war" unfolding before us. No to the budget cuts. No to intervention in Libya. Organize to stand up and fight wall street and the banksters, and ther're "agents" in media and government. Organize in your communities and beyond quickly now. "You have a world to win and only your chains to lose."
Imperialist Hands off Libya (tags)
""The "lap dog presses" in western nations will not assist in revealing the horrific imperial grab now shaping up in North Africa. The western powers are on the "counter attack" as naval might is now poised to "intervene" in Libya to "save the day," read still the victory, after the people themselves have deposed the dictator and begun to set up their own government. That is the west's' worst nightmare. Normal human beings, peacefully governing themselves? That would be a disaster and the most feared example from the "great white mans" perspective. And of course they want the oil and a potential launch pad for attacks (remember the contra war against revolutionary Nicaragua) on the new governments in Tunisia and Egypt should they deem to be too independent from the dictates of capital. Eh gads! They might decide to meet the needs of their citizens! The people of Libya will need to state to the entire world that they will defend they're independence and sovereignty with the force of arms from all invaders. Only then will the imperialist consider backing off. Expose the imperialist plan! "
Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention? (tags)
“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq. Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”
Calls for military intervention in Libya? (tags)
"The Imperialist powers, they’re economies wrecked by the hubris endemic to their systems, would like nothing better than to seize, Libya’s petroleum assets during this time of eternal turmoil. And why wouldn’t they desire to invade now? They get to derail revolution and they get the oil! This would be London and Washington’s wet dream. And it would be a disaster for the people everywhere! In fact we may ultimately find that their dirty, greedy hands were behind the disaster in Libya in order to create pretexts for actions “imperial in nature” all over Africa. At any rate, no progressive person can believe that “western intervention” will be other than another grotesque rape of the people of the African continent. Please do all you can to resist this horrible possibility? The western powers simply cannot be trusted. Defend the Libyan nations’ right, and indeed all the revolutionary peoples’ of Africa’s’ right to self-determination. No less, and in fact, much more is at stake."
Middle East Protests, Violence and Strikes Continue (tags)
Sexual Prey in the Saudi Jungle (tags)
He was an officer in the Saudi Royal Navy assigned to the strategic Saudi base of Jubail in the Persian Gulf. She was a single mom from Mindanao, in the Philippines, who saw, like so many others, employment in Saudi Arabia as a route out of poverty. When he picked her up at the Dammam International Airport in June, little did she know she was entering, not a brighter chapter of her life but a chamber of horrors from which she would be liberated only after six long months.
The Shortwave Report 01/07 Listen Globally! (tags)
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World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)
"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."
Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)
"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."
Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)
The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.
Obama Preparing to Attack Iran (tags)
f"Obama campaigned for the presidency quite explicitly as a warmonger in regards to Afghanistan, although his constant claim to have opposed the Iraq war left many voters with the false impression that he was less bellicose than Bush. In reality, Obama was always adamant about his desire to bomb and invade Pakistan in pursuit of the phantomatic “Osama bin Laden.” Barone comments: ‘It would be ironic if the professorial Barack Obama launches a military attack when his supposedly cowboy predecessor George W. Bush declined to do so….But I take it seriously when … nonhawks Joe Klein and Walter Russell Meade say Obama might bomb Iran."
Criminal Investigation of BP Shut Down by Bush Regime (tags)
Evidence points to Bush policies that stopped a criminal investigation into BP's environmental crimes, taking action then would have forced BP to implement preventative measures. Having a tested back-up plan in case of deep water oil spill was needed, though both Bush and Obama failed to check up on BP's plans following a well rupture.
Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack (tags)
"The Israeli Navy Commando had prior knowledge of who was on the Turkish ship including where passengers were residing in terms of cabin layout. According to Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the Marmara , "the Israeli forces attacked sleeping civilians."
Israel's New Initiative: Barbarism and Piracy at Sea (tags)
more Israeli crimes against humanity
In Flight From Reality (tags)
"America's current dependence on energy imports and its rising levels of indebtedness due to the pursuit of wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure a position of advantage in the competition for access to the energy resources of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf..."
Preparations for a Hit against Iran: Stopping Israel’s Next War (tags)
"Subjectively, the time could not be more propitious for a concerted international drive to force a transformation in Tel Aviv. Israel’s standing in the world has been vanishing like snow under a hot spring sun, as even President Peres was forced to recognize. Israeli diplomats no longer feel free to travel abroad, fearing that international arrest warrants might be slapped on them as perpetrators of war crimes committed during the Gaza war. As reported in the March 15 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Israeli government has launched a desperate public relations campaign, through a website for “Public Diplomacy and the Diaspora,” aimed at preparing Israelis to project a positive image of their country while travelling abroad. If citizens have to study government-issued brochures handed out at the airport, to learn how to defend the reputation of Israel, then the moral crisis the country has entered is quicksand."
MK-ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program (tags)
One of many lawless CIA programs
The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti (tags)
"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing. With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause. According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."
Fort Hood Tragedy Sparks Islamophobic Response (tags)
shameful media response
Iran: Peking gives Washington the Cold Shoulder (tags)
China's veto power signals its geo-political interests will not be sacrificed on the altar of the UN Security Cou9ncil. In the last five years, China has pumped $120 billion into development of Iranian oil and gas fields and refineries.
The Shortwave Report 10/09 Listen Globally! (tags)
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Afghanistan; Our Alpine Quagmire, 8 Years is Enough! (tags)
After eight years of hunting OBL throughout the mountains of Afghanistan with no luck, can we finally say "enough is enough" and begin the process of U.S. troop withdrawal from this alpine quagmire??
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)
the threat of totalitarian democracy
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)
Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)
must-read on US imperial aims
Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations (tags)
an insidious government-industry plot
A Look at our anti-Terrorism abilities (tags)
Terrorists have been able to develop their own sources of financing, which range from charities to illegal enterprises such as growing, producing and trafficking in narcotics, extortion, kidnapping and smuggling drugs and humans.
The importance of the independent media (tags)
"The mass media form for us our image of the world and then tell us what to think about that image. Essentially everything we know—or think we know—about events outside our own neighborhood or circle of acquaintances comes to us via our daily newspaper, our weekly news magazine, our radio, or our television."
Obama's Disastrous Afghan Plan (tags)
Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies. In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:
12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)
If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....
Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)
U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.
Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)
The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.
Stoking Tensions, Risking Confrontation (tags)
Risking world conflict.
Gremach Infrastructure's Google India Attack, Mozambique Coal Baron's Squalor (tags)
The original purpose of this article post was to point out that India's Gremach Infrastructure Equipments & Projects Ltd that is threatening to sue Google because of an anonymous poster 'using the name 'Toxic Writer' criticized the company on blogger.com, a site that allows individuals to create blogs....' is no more than an India stock market version of U.S. incorporated penny stock pump and dump scams and has lost 80% or so of investor money in the last few months.If anything their own investors it should be sueing them. However when I say 'investors' -I do not mean such international stock sharks and hedge fund entities as Merrill Lynch or Templeton Funds or Eureopean Swiss Finance Corporation or Caytman Island based LB India Holdings Cayman II Ltd., offshores.These international securities parasites are in my opinion part of the problem and have aided and abetted Gremach and its insiders and promoters,such as or particularly Mr. Ratanlal Tamakuwala and Mr Rishi Raj Agarwal,to take retail or small investors for a ride.
Blockades: Acts of War (tags)
Washington threatens a naval blockade against iran.
DNC Protest, Split, and the Principled Stand of Cynthia McKinney (tags)
"As the United States activated Navy ships and the Air Force to begin an airlift of non-specified goods into the former Soviet state of Georgia, and military exercises began in the Persian Gulf near Iran, I received communications from certain individuals among the Colorado Greens who were organizing campaign support events there, suggesting that I not participate in an anti-war program being organized by other individuals in Colorado." -Cynthia McKinney In addition, the Green Party of Colorado has issued false statements to the press and all over the internet claiming that Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will not be participating in the Recreate ’68 events. Here is one such statement from Dave Chandler, co-chair of the Colorado Green Party, Green Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the Seventh Congressional District, and supporter of a Denver ballot measure that would seize the vehicles of illegal immigrants: “Cynthia McKinney, Green Party candidate for President, and Rosa Clemente, Green Party candidate for Vice President are NOT participating in any Recreate ‘68 activities. Both candidates, and the Green Party of Colorado, are refuting this announcement and are stating that neither candidate, nor the Green Party of Colorado, are in any way associated with Recreate ’68, nor will any of their candidates be speaking at or attending any event, nor are they in any way associated with the group Recreate ’68.” This is a blatant lie. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente will be speaking at the Recreate ’68 events.
Why the MSM Can't Tell The Truth About Georgia (tags)
"From Tbilisi to Teheran" Heightens Suspicions of Motive in Georgian Crisis Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up and/or demonizing Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran. The following article from the Jerusalem Post appears to support this, as does the US/Israeli line seen today, as well as the willingness of the bulk of the Western press to so horribly misrepresent this conflict. https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9471/index.php
America's Israeli-Occupied Media (tags)
Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land http://www.freedocumentaries.org/film.php?id=169
War with Iran On, Off or Undecided? (tags)
Strong crosscurrents both ways.
Commentary: Guns of August spiked? (tags)
Commentary: Guns of August spiked?
Hothead McCain (tags)
Wouldn't it be nice, for once, to hear a politician not so removed from Reality saying "There will be peace" ... ? Be wary of Electronic Vote-rigging ... And get those "Neo-Conservative" War Criminals behind bars and away from the halls of power.
Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent! (tags)
This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html
Saudi Arabia 'braces for nuclear war' (tags)
The Kingdom 'braces for nuclear war'
Spring Fling in Iran? -- Updating World War III (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer conducts a timely examination of Bush administration war signals from March. Will we be attacking Iran this spring?
Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance and Law (tags)
International law supports the right to resist state crimes.
Brzezinski Seizing Control (tags)
- The attack on the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia by gangs of drunken students is a classic Brzezinski operation. The tactic of having an incensed rent-a-mob of swarming adolescent patsies attack the US Embassy in order to gin up a crisis is one of Zbigniew's signature specialties. During the time that Brzezinski was running the foreign policy of Trilateral puppet Jimmy Carter, there were bloody attacks on the US embassies in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, both countries that featured prominently in Brzezinski's arc of crisis theory-
Civil Resistance In the Age of Bush and Cheney (tags)
Civil Resistance to the wrongdoings of U.S. regimes has a long, and honorable, history. In his well documented tome, “Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law,” Professor Francis A. Boyle captures the essence of that story. He explains how “civil resistance” differs from “civil disobedience.” He also cites cases, where he was involved as an attorney and/or expert witness. Professor Boyle's book is, indeed, timely and needed.
Jonathan Cook's "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations" (tags)
Israel, Iran, Iraq and the plan to remake the Middle East.
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney Seeks Presidency as Green Party Nominee (tags)
Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney is now seeking the Green Party presidential nomination and will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, February 5th, Presidential Primary
War and Peace: Bush in the Middle East (tags)
If truth is the first casualty of war, language, community, public spirit and mutual trust are the next victims. Normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy are evils that make the state of our nation into a nightmare, a squandered promise.
Ron Paul and False Flag Fever (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, examines the Ron Paul campaign in its approach to the 9/11 event. May suggest that Paul's own 14th Texas congressional district has been the target of a Bush false flag terror attack.
Fraud US-Style - Fake Videos and Elections (tags)
We're being lied to.
Big Oil and the War on Drugs and Terrorism (tags)
The "Big Oil" chessgame, aided and abetted by the so-called wars on drugs and terrorism, has made most of humanity its pawns and has expanded corporate control over our lives.
Mosul Dam: Engineering a Water MD (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, takes a hard look at the recent Bush League claim that Mosul Dam is in imminent danger of collapse, causing a catastrophe in northern Iraq. Is the cheerleader in chief setting up a mass murderer, and his presstitutes helping with advance publicity?
A Culture of Violence (tags)
America's tradition of war and violence
Middle East Madness (tags)
The enormous risks of a widened war in the Middle East
NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)
“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001
Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)
War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.
The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist
Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)
Washington came to Iraq to stay.
US Senate unanimously passes threatening measure against Iran (tags)
A little publicised amendment to the defence spending bill denouncing Iran for the “murder” of US soldiers in Iraq was proposed by Independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman and passed unanimously in the US Senate on Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats all lined up to support the White House’s unsubstantiated accusations that Tehran is funding, training and arming Iraqi militias, “who are contributing to the destabilisation of Iraq and are responsible for the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces”. For all their antiwar posturing, not a single Democrat, including the leading presidential contenders Hilary Clinton, Barrack Obama and Joseph Biden, opposed the amendment. Having supported the Bush administration’s crimes in Iraq, the Democrats are lending credibility to another campaign of lies, half-truths and disinformation aimed at justifying a new military adventure.
Iran Nuclear Conflict Is About U.S. Dominance (tags)
"Donnelly's analysis of the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons, published last October in the book "Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran", makes it clear that the real objection to Iran becoming a nuclear power is that it would impede the larger U.S. ambitions in the Middle East -- what Donnelly calls the administration's "project of transforming the Middle East".
The Shortwave Report 5/18/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)
Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims
USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf (tags)
USS Nimitz, other warships leave San Diego for the Persian Gulf
War with Iran (tags)
The US military attack on Iran is now on track for 4 AM on April6,writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.
GW Bush regime's war on Iran, fuel Shia/Sunni conflict (tags)
Article details the GW Bush regime's role in escalating tensions between Shia and Sunni factions in Iraq, the end result being a US military invasion of Iran..
US Troop Surge = US Invasion of Iran (tags)
Details the secret Bush regime planned invasion of Iran disguised as 'troop surge' to neighboring Iraq, includes proposed apartheid wall between Iran/Iraq..
George Bush Psychotic Legacy Fears Drive Him to Nuke Iran (tags)
A psychotic clown in the White House.
Dixie Chicks Iran Iraq War Grammy Win Over Burning George Bush (tags)
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Bush to propose record US war budget (tags)
The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.
Why Capitalists support the war (tags)
To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years: "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses... "It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." - USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 "...We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population... Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." - George Kennan, State Department, 1948
BUSH'S NEW SCHEME FOR BLOCKING INQUIRY INTO HIS ROLE IN THE MAKING OF IRAQ DISASTER (tags)
The same men who brought you the Iraq Disaster are about to launch a military strike against Iran. The Iran Disaster will be of such massively incalculable proportions to which the Bush’s Iraq Disaster would seem like a small camp fire.
Anna Nicole Smith Marries Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (tags)
The odd couple.
A Very American Coup (tags)
The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.
Israel leaks it’s plan to nuke Iran (tags)
A report in yesterday’s London-based Sunday Times revealed that the Israeli military has been training to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and other nuclear facilities. Based on several Israeli military sources, the article said two air force squadrons were involved, with the preparations being overseen by air force commander Major General Eliezer Shkedi. Israeli officials were quick to disparage the report. Foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev “formally denied” the claim and restated the official stance that Israeli was committed to a diplomatic solution and supported last month’s UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran. Top government and military figures have repeatedly warned, however, that Israel would not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
BTL:US Iran Tensions Arise as Second American Aircraft Carrier Heads to... (tags)
...Persian Gulf~Interview with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian- American Council, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Iran Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi is Nostradamus Third Anti-Christ Mabus (tags)
Where truth is stranger than fiction.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/22/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia
Bush sets stage for major escalation in Iraq (tags)
The remarks delivered by President Bush at a year-end press conference Wednesday, combined with a series of military and political developments, point inexorably to a major escalation of the US war in Iraq in the coming year. Bush revealed little new in his encounter with the press corps, dismissing as “hypothetical” all questions on the reported turn by his administration to a new military offensive in Iraq based on a “surge” of up to 40,000 more US combat troops in the country.
161 killed in Baghdad blasts - There is NOT a civil war in Iraq! (tags)
At least thats what George W. Bush says. Everyone else knows differently
Perfect Storm Brewing in the Persian Gulf (tags)
Will Israel start WW 3 (or WW 4 as the neocons refer to it as)?
Al-Jazeera launches service in English (tags)
Al-Jazeera on Wednesday launched an English-language news channel available in more than 80 million homes but lacking major U.S. distribution.
If Saddam Guilty, Rumsfeld Guilty (2) Tambien!! (tags)
Following Saddam's guilty verdict, we need to investigate Donald Rumsfeld as Saddam's acomplice as the knowing supplier of chemical weapons that fueled Saddam's genocide..
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 11/3/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.
BTL:Former UN Weapons Inspector Declares President Bush Now Plans... (tags)
...War Against Iran. Interview with former UN Chief Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush to attack Iran? (tags)
He is dumb enough to do it.
Eamon McGuire: The Life of an Undercover IRA Activist (tags)
What is it like to be on the run with the CIA looking for you? Well, Eamon McGuire, an Irishman, can tell you something about that, along with what it was like to be member of the IRA’s South Armagh Brigade. For over 20 years, McGuire led a double life: one as an aircraft engineer, the other as an IRA operative. His newly-released book, “Enemy of the Empire: Life as an International Undercover IRA Activist,” is compelling reading.
Israeli / US Cluster Bombs Litter Lebanon: Desirable Duds (tags)
On September 26, the UN announced that the number of unexploded cluster "bomblets" left in southern Lebanon by Israeli forces may be three times higher than previous estimates. A million or more antipersonnel weapons may be strewn across a region one-third the size of Rhode Island.(1)
The Coming World War (tags)
US officials spoke of the necessity of a new world war right after Sept 11, 2001.. Perhaps permanent disorder is central, not a new order in the world.. Do they only want to fill their pockets by setting the whole world on fire?
millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage (tags)
millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage
Border fence could spell environmental disaster (tags)
Border fence could spell environmental disaster
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/29/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
A belligerent Bush addresses the UN (tags)
In a speech to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, US President George W. Bush delivered a remarkably belligerent warning to the peoples of the Middle East that Washington intends to continue and even widen its campaign of military aggression.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)
In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)
by Ruth Rosen
New U.S. Maneuvers on Iran: Tactical Shifts, Escalating Threats, & Continued Danger of War (tags)
For the first time in over 25 years the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate directly with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The talks would also include Britain, France, and Germany and would focus on Iran’s purported nuclear weapons program; the U.S. will participate only if Iran first halts its uranium enrichment program.
Bombs on Iran (tags)
The US still needs Iran as a stabilizer in the Shiite sector of Iraq.. The most important war objective in this first phase is maximization of the acceptance of war.. Be skeptical toward all war reports. Go the distance. Keep away from all war hysteria.
THE WILD BOYS ARE LOOSE AGAIN-U.S. HANDS OFF IRAN! (tags)
YOU DON'T NEED SEYMOUR HERSH TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS.
The SEC,Adnan Khashoggi,GenesisIntermedia and me (tags)
Where could Mr.Adnan Khashoggi be ? Why can't the SEC contact Adnan Khashoggi or any other person who opens a public company using U.S. and or Nevada,(Khashoggi used Delaware incorporation I believe,perhaps to give his GenesisIntermedia scam a little more 'class' I guess), incorporation to do so ? And even more so for a Saudi national who wielded so much power as arms dealer and financier during the Iran-Contra era of the Reagan-Bush 1980's. Didn't Adnan Khashoggi have some 'business' in Armenia as recently as 2004 ? And why has the DOJ or FBI not stepped in to aid the SEC in its persuit ?
Why the Film? Why the World Hates the USA (tags)
The world has reached a point where whenever something goes wrong – when something bad happens: a car bomb, a disease outbreak or a tsunami – people – especially the victims – blame the USA. This is a remarkably simplistic and yet sophisticated reaction – the universal scapegoat.
John Reed Stark UAE,SEC,Georgetown University Stock fraud Academic fraud Cyber fraud (tags)
Why does Securities Exchange Commission's John Reed Stark of internet enforcement not enforce ? Why have so many fraudulent internet websites proliferated under his reign of internet securities fraud and cyber fraud terror ? Is John Reed Stark aiding a sick psychological and stock fraud experiment as well as fraud upon investors by doing nothing to stop internet securities fraud and psychological abuse even using religion and death threats as well as fraudulent 'naked shorting' claims,etc. to promote stock fraud ? And the anonymous internet threats come from people he can and has identified already on the world wide web and on ragingbull and Yahoo and their extended websites and yet does nothing about it except to protect the criminals.John Reed Stark and other SEC officials are now responsible for allowing illegal pump and dump scams and probable money laundering with unaudited U.S. penny stocks in Dubai,UAE and for this reason alone should resign in mass or be convicted for this traitorous fraud against Americans.
US Surrenders in Iraq (tags)
Surrender as in Vietnam
The Iranian Oil Bourse (tags)
The denomination of oil sales is a pyure transaction affair.. In the present situation, the oil bourse represents a symbolic manifestation of Iran's desire to be less dependent on a US-dominated dollar-world.
Attacking Iran will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (tags)
It may sound tough to call for attacking Iran’s nuke facilities, but in doing so, the U.S. would open itself up to attack from Iran, and they don’t have to fight back by sending bombers over here. They can use other delivery systems.
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran (tags)
Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran
Consumer Shock at the Pump (tags)
Life was disrupted when the world faced the first oil price crisis in the winter of 1973. People in the southern US are experiencing this today.. Around a quarter of US production was lost through the hurricane.
THURS 7PM: CodePink Vigil for Peace at British Consulate in WLA (tags)
CODEPINK Women’s Peace Group Holds Vigil This Evening at British Consulate in Los Angeles WHEN: 7 PM on Thursday, July 7 WHERE: British Consulate-General, 1766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200 (between Bundy and Barrington) West Los Angeles
NAVY RECRUITERS TALK TO YOUNG CHILDREN AT LOCAL LIBRARY (tags)
"'How could I join the U.S. Navy,' asked the young Latino man who appeared to be 18 to 22 years of age. 'I can give you a business card,' replied Rojas. 'Give us a call Monday, and we can just go from there.'"
goon support movement (formerly anti-war movement) (tags)
soldiers are not human, and hence don't deserve rights!
Students, faculty, community, native groups resist US military hegemony in the Pacific (tags)
Since 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a coalition of Native Hawaiian groups, students, faculty, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and religious organizations have joined forces to occupy the University of Hawaii administration building, to demand the University cease all work on a secret Navy research project, UARC. This secret research is for the development of space-based laser systems, surveillance technologies, and sea-based mines. Live Webcam of the protest: http://stopuarc.ww.com/ Since September 11, 2001, the US military has embarked on its largest expansion onto Hawa'ian land, since World War II. The Army plans to take 28,000 acres of this precious land to station a Stryker Brigade.
Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)
Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.
Ward Churchill responds to attacks... (tags)
Press Release - by Ward Churchill January 31, 2005
Coming World War Three (tags)
Congress must be crooked or crazy or both to have permitted the depletion of the USA arsenal of its most modern weapons for defense and to have delivered them without any publicity to the spurious so-called "State of Israel" creating a precarious situation in USA home defenses. This secret delivery of USA weapons enabled the spurious so-called "State of Israel" to renew its attacks against Egypt and Syria.
Now EVERYONE Has Gulf War Syndrome (tags)
The medical community is hobbled because they are trying to understand things like gulf war illness without understanding the radiation technology deployed daily via the chemtrailing....which is rather ludicrous as the first WARFARE tests of this tech were done during the first gulf war....the satellite images are graphic
An open letter to the people of the United States regarding the future of humanity. (tags)
You Americans need to get of your high horse with all this "America is a great country" garbage. The American taxpayer funds a 500 billion dollar killing machine that has been committing genocide at home and abroad for hundreds of years.
"WAR: Protest in America" Series Screening at REDCAT (tags)
Free daily screenings of a powerful anti-war film collection. Includes Julie Talen's "Sixty Cameras Against the War" which can be downloaded for free through www.glimpseculture.com
The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)
The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.
Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)
The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...
An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)
This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist
The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)
Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.
12/03 VoteRigging insight to Pre-empt-- deleted from stories at some IMC's (tags)
Here is insight gleaned from listening to Kerry speak in early debate and written about in KucitiZeN IndyMedia story. The full comment is include at sites like Cleveland, SF and Vancouver which have the old form, but at sites like Boston,Madison and Chicago, it has been deleted-possibly through some back-door cyber window? This was even before Dean was being set-up for the fall. This is what the major players are realizing that with all the people on the Web ,doing their homework,Research and self-publishing, the bloggin' is cracking open their noggin's, Scribes not Scripts, Let the People GO! SEE for yourself!
The Smirk Has Not Been Wiped From the Chimp's Face. (tags)
(Iran and Bush Regime's Pretext to War.)
The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)
The Choices Are Clear (tags)
The Choices Are Clear: Either Tyranny Or Enlightenment, The Race To Rainbow Bridge
The Barreling Bushes (tags)
In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...
Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)
This is simply a must read...
Marines exchange desert camouflage for red coats (tags)
San Diego-based Marines soon will learn whether it really does pay to advertise wearing highly visible uniforms rather that the traditional desert-brown camouflage garb.
Ahmed Shawki in LA tomorrow: Resisting Empire (tags)
The editor of International Socialist Review ( ISR ) will speak tomorrow at the UTLA building on resistance in the Middle and perspectives on the US occupation of Iraq.
Ahmed Shawki on Resisting Empire this weekend in LA (tags)
Editor of International Socialist Review (ISR) to speak this Saturday at UTLA building in Los Angeles on anti-imperialist resistance in the Middle East.
JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)
An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.
Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House (tags)
Isn't it amazing, and sad, that the only consistent voice with any credibility when it comes to Iraq has been 20-year-old Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who has resisted efforts by the Pentagon to turn her into a Sgt. York of the Persian Gulf?
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Bush JINSA/PNAC Neocons Follow "A Clean Break" for War with Syria (tags)
LA Times: Officials Confirm Israeli Nuke Launching Subs (tags)
The story contains the first official confirmation from both American and Israeli officials that Israel can launch nuclear weapons from its submarines. The ultimate guarantee of mutually assured destruction (MAD). The acronym MAD also makes for a most appropriate word to describe the human condition.
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
Who gassed the Kurds? (tags)
Is all the evidence we have against Saddam being a tyrant and a "Hitler" is the alleged gassing of the Kurds? Did we fall for another lie?
Wild West Show (tags)
Lewis H. Lapham is editor of Harper's magazine. Other articles can be found at http://www.harpers.org.
Germany's Apology to Israel for Iraq Poison Gas Sales (tags)
Germany, after being called on the carpet for supplying Iraq with poison gas intended to be used against the nearly 6 million Jews who live in Israel, gave three undectable German-built submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles to Israel for free as an apology of sorts.
Blows to Israel Must Never Go Unanswered (tags)
Nice LA TIMES (whodda thunk it?) op-ed pice
How Quebec Almost Saved Iraq (tags)
It was a great day when Canada’s Québécois Prime Minister Jean Chrétien held a press conference at his offices in Ottawa and declared, “The Canadian military will do everything it can to assist in the American-led intervention in Iraq.” “I ask Allah to save me from the wrath of Dudley Do-Right,” Hussein reportedly told his Imam.
Excerpts from Oct 02 Nat'l Intelligence Estimate on Iraqi WMDs (tags)
he following article contains excerpts from the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that the Bush administration war criminals claim justifies their bloody mass murder of the Iraqi people in the recent War in Iraq.
How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand? (tags)
Are the hawks in the Bush-Cheney Oilygarchy the only ones to blame for the war?
Justifying Occupation (tags)
I thought this looked like an interesting reference for those wishing to develop arguments counter to the Spin and PsyOps coming from the Mainstream NewsWhores.
Who started the Kuwaiti oil fires in 1991? (tags)
GULF WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS WHO STARTED THE OIL WELL FIRES IN KUWAIT.
Iraqi children are suffering (tags)
Doctors here agree. In interviews this week, three of Iraq's top pediatricians said that although no statistics are available, they believe the rate of child mortality — among the highest in the world during the past 12 years — has risen even higher since Saddam Hussein's regime fell and the United States took over governing the country.
Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)
A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at
A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)
In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.
You Won The Battle But Lost The War (tags)
Today in the United States there are people who spit on the memory of your sacrifices -- people like Sen. Charles Schumer, who successfully pushes "gun control" laws that trash the Second Amendment, and Sen. John McCain, whose infamous "campaign finance" law made free speech a federal crime for independent advocacy groups. We shrink before officials who decree that unpopular opinions are "hate speech." We endure leaders who tell us that it's wrong to hate certain groups of people, but perfectly okay for those groups to hate and malign others.
Oil wars Pentagon's policy since 1999 (tags)
Top-level document found confirming OIL WAR is perceived as legitimate US Defense Department policy.
The War Is Not Over Until The U.S. Leaves Iraq (tags)
The U.S. and Britain have declared victory in their war against Iraq and a despicable imperialist occupation is underway. A U.S.-occupied Iraq can never be a "liberated" Iraq. The Iraqi people can only be free to forge their own future when the U.S. and all foreign invaders get out of their country
Do We Really Have Free Speech? (tags)
The following is a transcript of a speech given by 13-year-old Charlotte Aldebron in Augusta, Maine on April 19, 2003.
U.S. political objectives in the Middle East will Fail--Is Iran the Target? (tags)
In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war.
"The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse (tags)
"Behind closed doors, the WTO negotiated GATS, an agreement on liberalization of services. Health conglomerates all over the world can steal solvent patients. The existential necessity water could soon be much more expensive." Trans. from German
Bechtel corruption info. (tags)
Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)
US forces behind anarchy in Iraq: Pak analyst (tags)
Sultan Amir Imam said that behind fanning chaos and lawlessness, the US wanted to achieve its well defined "objectives" in Iraq and later in the region.
How America Lost The War (tags)
We need, first of all, to get our terms straight so as to achieve a sense of clarity regarding the issue of America's moral standing on the matter. Saddam Hussein was not defeated. He was not overthrown, bested, beaten or destroyed. Saddam Hussein was fired, relieved of his position by a nation that hired him for a dirty job way back in 1979.
The Real Heroes of Gulf War II: Conscientious Objectors (tags)
Thousands of troops have blindly followed the Bush-Blair-Sharon sanctioned mass-murder of the Iraqi people. Unnamed re the hundreds, possibly thousands, of U.S. personnel in the armed forces have applied for conscientious objector status since January. Though few have gone public, they emerge the true heroes of the armed forces, in refusing to participate in an illegal war of aggression on Iraq.
USUK use of DU is genocide and a war crime (tags)
BRITISH and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately flouting a United Nations resolution which classifies the munitions as illegal weapons of mass destruction. DU contaminates land, causes ill-health and cancers among the soldiers using the weapons, the armies they target and civilians, leading to birth defects in children.
Make Peace with SYria (tags)
EU Calls For Investigation Of Aspartame And Stevia (tags)
Pretty poison. The taste that kills. Aspartame is neither safe nor a diet "sweetener". "It is not a diet product but a drug that makes you crave carbohydrates so you gain weight."
Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil (tags)
Titled "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus on Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," this report traces an intense effort by Reagan officials in the mid-OE80s to win Hussein's approval for a $2-billion oil pipeline to be built by Bechtel, running from the Euphrates oilfields in southern Iraq westward to Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba. A key player in that effort was Rumsfeld, then the CEO of Searle drugs, the giant phramaceutical company.
Baghdad Market (tags)
"I don't care if the sun doesn't shine on you"!
Iraqi Dead Civilians Murdered By George W. Bush (tags)
Iraqi Dead Civilians Murdered By George W. Bush
What Script is the Pentagon Really Reading From? (tags)
Ok, what the hell is really going on?
RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON THE IRAQ WAR (SUMMARY March 22-28). (tags)
Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 22-28, 2003.
Iraq War Quiz (tags)
A quiz for the neo-con thugs
Arms/oil biz/ PNAC (tags)
The clash between Great Powers ("Old Europe" versus and the Anglo-American military axis) broadly pertains to: 1 Defense and the military-industrial complex, 2. Control over Oil and Gas Reserves, 3. Money and currency systems: clash between the Euro and the Dollar.
A War in the Planning for Four Years (tags)
Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans In a 1997 Book - It Is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW
120K more US troops to Iraq (tags)
February 8, 2003 - The Times (UK) "Mr Rumsfeld said that if it came to war, he expected the conflict to be over quickly and that America would not need to mobilise all its reserves."
GULF WAR 2 TEST (tags)
found this on http://www.zmag.org $$$ take the quiz and rate yourself below. $$$ sources are listed next to the answers $$$
Hey War Dudes, Lighten Up! (tags)
Art needs to work a little harder.
Hey Dudes Lighten Up! (tags)
I'm fed up with those soft trendy vieodgraphic cyber-circulars.
The Great Propaganda Spectacle (tags)
War as a television spectacle filled with lies, distortions and fabrications
Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War (tags)
This article was printed in yesterday's LA Times. It's a very good read.
RW: Gulf War Vets: Resisting And Telling The Truth (tags)
OIL WAR: THE SMOKING GUNS (tags)
FIRST HI-LEVEL, OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOUND CONFIRMING OIL WAR! THE ATTEMPT TO COVER-UP OIL WAR DISCUSSIONS ALSO BEING REVEALED. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN EUROPE AS WELL.
Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)
The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.
Chomsky on War (tags)
No To War
ROLLING START: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War (tags)
There is a long struggle ahead, and it will become more terrible. But just as those before us fought slavery, apartheid, fascism, and colonialism, we will take up our historical task with confidence and determination, and assert our humanity against these gangsters.
The Propaganda Value of Repetition (tags)
The great utility of repetition as a propaganda tool and my small effort to use it in a truthful manner back at the warmongers
Distribute: Vets call to Troops (tags)
If the people of the world are ever to be free, there must come a time when being a citizen of the world takes precedence over being the soldier of a nation. Now is that time.
How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)
How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)
War is not the Path to Peace (tags)
American jurists see a breach of international law in a preventive war.. Aggressive war is one of the most serious transgressions of international law..There is no exception..Global Action Prevent WarLCNP http://www.lcnp.org/global/IRAQLetter.pdf
The Great Lemming Race (tags)
"I thought those guys didn’t like the label ‘neocon.’ It means ‘new conservative,’ and they get upset when people use it to describe them. They’re really ‘former conservatives,’ aren’t they?" "All right, son, if you insist. If they are former conservatives, let’s not call them ‘neocons,’ but ‘ex-cons.’ Is that better?"
Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)
The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia
Global Women's Strike and March In LA (tags)
Today, March 8 2003, an estimated 2000 people rallied in front of the federal building to support the global women's stike in condemnation of the plans for an upcoming war.
Depleted uranium: war hazard? (tags)
It may be tempting to dismiss Rokke as a crank or a conspiracy theorist, but Rokke is 35-year-veteran of the U.S. Army, and he isn't just a disgruntled grunt. Rokke ran the U.S. Army's depleted uranium project in the mid-90s, and he was in charge of the Army's effort to clean up depleted uranium after the Persian Gulf War. And he directed the Edwin R. Bradley Radiological Laboratories at Fort McClellan, Ala.
Blair doesn't care (tags)
Call To Action (tags)
From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.
13 myths about war in Iraq (tags)
This piece was created by the entire 13myths.org team, using an online collaborative process. Email: email@example.com. 13myths.org is a project of Organizers' Collaborative; for more information, visit organizenow.net.
BTL:Critics Warn Iraq War Will Provoke Increased Terrorism... (tags)
...Ethnic Conflicts and Global Economic Instability. Interview with Dilip Hiro author and journalist, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris
RW: People of Iraq In the Crosshairs of an Unjust War (tags)
Powerful marches have sent tremors through the powerstructures and big power alliances of the world. Cities around the world have been packed with rivers of people--standing up against powerful warmakers and their media-flood of lies.
In God we trust (tags)
About the Bush war
BUSH WILL SEND U.S. AND ALLIED SOLDIERS TO HELL IN COLOMBIA. DO YOU CARE? (tags)
Here in Colombia, the Green Berets are pursuing one of Bush's most important, and perilous, foreign policy initiatives. With all the talk about Iraq and North Korea, Washington has done its utmost best to keep Colombia quiet. Risks include losing North American lives in a conflict that does not have the same so-called ''popular support'' as the mystery hunt for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Washington has a big stake in Colombia...
Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: No War for Oil! (tags)
National Release: Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: NO WAR FOR OIL Day of Action at Over 100 Gas Stations Calls for Peace, Security, and Environmental Protection via Reduction of Dependence on Oil
AMERICA WILL USE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT TO WHIP UP WAR NATIONALISM (tags)
Watch for the Shuttle accident to be cynically manipulated to whip up a phony "national unity" in the service of America's genocidial war against Iraq.
The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)
Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)
Where The Bodies Went: Censorship In The First Gulf War (tags)
UPI Correspondent Leon Daniel, as did others who reported from Vietnam during the 1960s, knew about war and death. So he was puzzled by the lack of corpses at the tip of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Feb. 25, 1991. Clearly there had been plenty of killing. Where were all the bodies? The story unfolds...
US Military turned Buccaneers for Oil Endangers Common Defense (tags)
President Bush violates original intent of the US Military and Endangers Common Defense with Nuclear Threat
Iraqi People Fearful Of U.S. Weapons Of Mass Destruction (tags)
'There will not be a safe place in Baghdad,' said one Pentagon official who has been briefed on the plan. 'The sheer size of this has never been seen before, never been contemplated before,; the official said.. 'you have this simultaneous effect, rather like the nuclear weapons at Hiroshima, not taking days or weeks but in minutes'...
BTL:As International Peace Movement Gains Momentum, Bush Prepares to... (tags)
...Launch War Against Iraq. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Scott Harris
Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans (SF Chronicle) (tags)
From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from Paris to Tokyo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the world's streets Saturday to protest potential military action against Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies.
The Price of Oil?...War (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein and CounterPunch explode the myths behind the looming Iraq War.
Thousands in LA Protest Possible War (AP) (tags)
Thousands march to protest a possible war with Iraq in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. The chanting marchers headed toward the federal building where a rally was planned.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Thousands Rally Against War in Iraq, Push Peace (LAT) (tags)
Protest in Downtown L.A. (BRIAN WALSKI / LAT)
CNN & LAPD grossly underestimate crowd size (tags)
Funny, CNN quotes the wrong LAPD estimates. LAPD reports 3000. See the LA Times story below with differing estimates
The Black Radical Congress Opposes a Military Attack on the People of Iraq (tags)
The BRC joins the International Call for No war on Iraq
BTL:Korean Crisis Aggravated by Hostile Rhetoric and... (tags)
...U.S. Military Violence Against Civilians.Interview with Karin Lee,senior associate with the East Asia Policy Education Project at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
Lavender Green Caucus Releases a Statement Opposing War on Iraq (tags)
The caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex Greens, issues a sharp critique of U.S. military policies
BTL:Bush Plan for War Against Iraq Provokes Growing Hostility Toward U.S in... (tags)
...Arab World. Interview with Denis Halliday,former United Nations Under-Secretary, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
Last part: On the Duty of civil Disobedience (tags)
Though the question of slavery has changed, the question remains: who is enslaved in sweatshops around the world today, and which corporations reap the profit? though today it is not the USA getting away with the land grab in Mexico in 1848, but threatening to once again, along with England, to send Iraq back to the dark ages ignorantly ignoring the fact that they will be found in the dustbins of a holocaust museum in Bahgdad along with the artifacts and skeletal remains found in the desert from the last Persian Gulf war.
Anti-War Activists: Info Source to be Available in English (tags)
The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network will soon be publishing and broadcasting in English. The location of Al Jazeera, as well as restrictions on Western journalists, could mean that Al Jazeera will be first to break news on an escalation of war on Iraq.
Rep Kucinich on Iraq (tags)
"Throughout 1989 and 1990, U.S. companies, with the permission of the first Bush Administration, sent to the government of Saddam Hussein mustard gas precursors and live cultures for bacteriological research. U.S. companies also helped to build a chemical weapons factory and supplied the West Nile virus, fuel air explosive technology, computers for weapons technology, hydrogen cyanide precursors....."
Iran Student Movement (tags)
Student Movement Coordination Committee in Iran promotes Secularism and Democracy in Iran
100,000 U.S. Troops to leave for Gulf (tags)
Around 60,000 U.S. Troops are already in place in the region. Washington's latest call up will make possible a total onslaught by late January.
Oil grab by the United States? (tags)
'Crude' conspiracy? No: Facts don't support theory of U.S. 'oil grab'
SADDAM & RUMSFELD PARTNERSHIP OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPON (tags)
In 03,1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN “Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...
BTL:U.N.-Iraq Weapons Inspection Process Provides an Opportunity for... (tags)
...Anti-War Groups to Make Their Case to the U.S. Public. Interview with Jeremy Brecher, author and activist, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Weaning Off Fossil Fuels (tags)
American rooftops can be the Persian Gulf of solar energy. After Australia, no developed nation on Earth gets more annual sunlight than the United States. In addition, wind is now the fastest-growing energy source worldwide and one of the cheapest. But wind and solar power generate less than 2% of U.S. power. We can do better. We can increase auto fuel economy standards to 40 miles per gallon. The technology to achieve that goal exists now.
Conspiracy Theories and 9-11 (tags)
An argument listing the numerous advantages of the fear and patriotism inspired by 9-11 to Bush's domestic and foreign policies and speculating about possible complicity given many discrepancies about the events of 9-11.
basic stats for US imperialism (tags)
a reference guide for activists.
Have A Last Stroke & Die (Nov.5, 2002 version) (tags)
Cheney is a terrorist liar. He’s about to unleash the next 911.
Have A Last Stroke & Die (Oct.31, 2002 version (tags)
Cheney is a terrorist liar. He’s about to unleash the next 911.
As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)
"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."
Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)
US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.
not for the squeamish: DU and birth deformities in iraq (tags)
birth deformities in iraq. Use of DU should be a war crime(but then US has put itself beyod the law)
Oc 4: Latest News From Iraq--US Hijack UN Resolutions? More US Air Attacks, More Dirty Sec (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net At the recent report done by the congressional budget office (CBO) in Washington DC., CBO estimates that the incremental costs of deploying a force to the Persian Gulf would be between $9 billion and $13 billion. Prosecuting a war would cost between $6 billion and $9 billion a month-although how long such a war may last cannot be estimated. After hostilities end, the costs to return U.S. forces to their home bases would range between $5 billion and $7 billion, CBO estimates.
Vieques residents alarmed by depleted uranium reports (tags)
US presence in Puerto Rico is a long running sore by Carmelo Ruiz-merrero
George Carlin on Bush War (tags)
Iraq War May Be US' Suez, War Games Show (UK Guardian) (tags)
If the US and Iraq do go to war, there can only be one winner, can't there? Maybe not. This summer, in a huge rehearsal of just such a conflict - and with retired Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper playing Saddam - the US lost. Julian Borger asks the former marine how he did it
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
first combat-related American deaths (tags)
The first US soldiers have died in a helicoptor crash. Now that Americans have died over there does this mean we can begin counting the deaths from this point on? I know the death of Afghans somehow don't rate on the outrage scale, no matter how innocent they may be. On the other hand ALL Americans are presummed innocent until proven guilty, right?
U.S. in Colombia: BIGGEST DIRTY WAR SINCE VIETNAM (tags)
Washington tolerates atrocities against civilians by neo-Nazi AUC forces, long-known by the CIA as drug traffikers linked to the Colombian Army. In a replay of history, U.S. warmongers push for expansion of Plan Colombia, the biggest U.S. backed, dirty covert military operation since Vietnam.