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Jun 22 11:10

New emails show possible Benghazi deception by Hillary Clinton, Obama admin

Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first place, contradicting her public statements.

Mr. Gowdy gave the department a deadline of the end of the day Monday.

Jun 22 09:33

OBAMA COFFEE ‘JOKE’

As posted on Twitter ….

Q. Do you know what Obama coffee is?

A. Black and weak.

That’s supposed to be funny?

Well it’s NOT!

Jun 22 09:31

Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats.

He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner.

Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can we crowd-fund a one-way plane ticket to Israel for Gohmert? And for that matter for every US politicians who is obviously more loyal to Israel than to the United States?

Jun 22 09:14

Rand Paul Meets With Big Pharma Reps During Senate Votes

In his latest weekly e-mail newsletter wrap-up, Rand Paul proudly announced that he met with big Pharma represenatives during the Senate voting session.

Ironically, on the very same day, Paul tweeted about "eliminating the army of lobbyists" in D.C. Amazing stuff.

Jun 22 08:50

Bernie Sanders Rally in Denver Draws One of Biggest Crowds in Election Cycle

At least 5,500 Coloradans crammed into a Denver gymnasium, an adjacent atrium, and lacrosse field Saturday night to hear presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speak, in what is being reported as one of the biggest political rallies so far in the 2016 election cycle.

Addressing the crowd at the University of Denver, Sanders said: "What we are doing tonight is we are sending a message to the billionaire class and that is: You can't have it all!"

Jun 21 14:00

Trapping Russia to Prove a Negative

The prove-a-negative trap is the Big Lie technique of Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels: there is no substance to the allegations and there is no obligation to present evidence to verify, thanks to the dutiful and unquestioning nature of Western corporate “journalism”.

The United States and its Western allies are trying to ensnare Russia in an audacious disinformation trap over the Ukraine conflict. That trap involves imposing an insoluble conundrum on Vladimir Putin’s government, which we might call “prove a negative”. It is a familiar conceptual device that Washington has used elsewhere, against Iraq and Iran for example, in order to pursue what are otherwise illegitimate geopolitical aims.Russia is being held up as the guilty party that is undermining the shaky Minsk ceasefire; and Western economic sanctions are being extended “until Russia implements the ceasefire”.

Jun 21 10:56

The Myth of Global ‘Free’ Trade

The key to TTIP is the so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism that essentially gives corporations free reign to sue governments using a “failure to implement” provision, if state policies or legislation interfere with profits. But is this all about trade?

There was a direct, crucial “secret” agenda linking the G7 meeting in Germany and the Bilderberg meeting in Austria last week; the advancement of the virtually secret negotiations towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the massive free trade agreement between the US and the EU.

Even though the corporate powers behind TTIP are itching for a deal to be reached before the end of 2015, serious (negotiation) trouble remains.

Jun 21 10:50

Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

This is not my endorsement of Trump for President. It is merely my speculations on how we might think of how large egos might be brought into our service.

Celente put it well. If you look at the sorry collection that aspires to be the CEO of what continues to be described as the “exceptional, indispensable, most important country with the largest economy and military, the world’s only Superpower, the Uni-power,” you see a collection of nobodies. America is like the last days of Rome when contenting factions fought to put their puppet on the throne.

In actual fact, Trump might be our best candidate to date. By all accounts, he is very rich. Thus, he doesn’t need the office in order to become rich by selling out America to interest groups.

Jun 21 10:47

Alison Weir Replies to JVP Leaders’ McCarthy-like Attacks

It is time to stop fighting among ourselves, for JVP and others to stop their witch hunts against deeply committed writers and activists, for JVP to stop its attempted censorship and domination of the Palestine movement, and for all of us to get on with our desperately important work.

With the publication of my book last year, “Against our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the US was used to create Israel,” the attacks seemed to escalate.

It appeared that some JVP leaders were attempting to thwart my talks and prevent people from learning the facts that my book and my talks contain.

Jun 21 08:10

Alex Jones warns ‘JADE HELM 15 not a drill’ but rather a “cover for military occupation”

On Saturday, June 20, radio talk show host and alternative news figurehead Alex Jones released an “emergency alert” videocast on YouTube stating that the “elite are now evacuating” the United States ahead of Jade Helm 15, which Jones now says is not a drill.

Jun 20 13:48

In the USA – “I Cannot Write!”

The West is finished, its culture dead. What is left is unattractive, even horrifying. There is no heart, no compassion, and no creativity.

It was the first time in many years that I had missed my column, my essays, for several weeks.

I was shocked by the state in which I found the United States.

I couldn’t breath. I lost the ability to write. I felt anger building inside me. The anger was suffocating, strangling me. It was unhealthy anger, mixed with frustration! It was not that sacred anger one feels when going to a battle against great evil. It was also somehow petty, indescribable, and pathetic. It was breaking me, humiliating me.

I hated the fights I had to fight here.

I tried to see the reality that was surrounding me with different eyes but wherever I looked I saw only a dysfunctional, sad, collapsing country and culture.

This visit broke me. It exhausted me. It thoroughly depressed me.

Jun 20 13:11

Divine Time Import – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

So let’s show some appreciation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. When they separated religion and government, they had a strong and accurate sense of history. It was a good move, even if not a divinely inspired one.

Jun 19 23:09

Actually,President Obama,Mass Killings Aren't Uncommon In Other Countries

June 18, 2015 By David Harsanyi

President Barack Obama responded to the horrific shooting at a historic black church in Charleston that left nine dead with an earnest statement—well, other than that contention that was completely untrue.

Jun 19 17:34

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s Mr Zig-Zag

So, who is rattling sabres here?

Obviously, the NATO alliance is on a dangerous, threatening roll toward Russia’s borders. American-led war games, thousands of troops and tanks, missiles, warplanes and warships have proliferated at dizzying speed over the past year, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Currently, NATO is conducting its biggest-ever war manoeuvres in the Baltic region, and yet when Russia takes reasonable defensive measures, Stoltenberg accuses Moscow of sabre-rattling. Just this week, prior to the Russian ICBM announcement, the Pentagon told the Paris Air Show that it was considering the stationing of its new generation of stealth F-22 and F-35 fighter jets in Europe – another contravention in a whole series of audacious contraventions of the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act which forbids such NATO military expansion.

Jun 19 16:11

Alison Weir Replies to JVP Leaders’ McCarthy-like Attacks

I hope JVP will desist from its attacks on those it dislikes, and will instead focus on the often excellent work it is doing and that its members want.

I feel strongly that we all contribute important things to the movement for justice and peace in Palestine.It is time to stop fighting among ourselves, for JVP and others to stop their witch hunts against deeply committed writers and activists, for JVP to stop its attempted censorship and domination of the Palestine movement, and for all of us to get on with our desperately important work.

That’s what I intend to do.

—Alison Weir

Jun 19 15:31

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura S01E03 Global Warming (Full Episode)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmm, so Jesse doesn't buy Global Warming?!?

Jun 19 14:44

Jesse Ventura 2016 Petition

If not now, when? If not Jesse Ventura, who? Jesse Ventura must run for President in 2016! Let’s collect 100,000 signatures by the end of 2013 to make Governor Ventura run! Please sign our grassroots petition below.

Jun 19 14:43

Jesse Ventura 2016 Campaign Website

Although it is great that Jesse has a new show on ORA, called "Off the Grid", it was really nice to hear him on Coast to Coast on March 25th. Like he says "I'm off the grid". It has seemed he has been a bit silent lately, but of course I forget that he still spends 5 months a year in Mexico. I really can't fault him for that. I actually envy him.

It is becoming increasing clear to me and I am sure Jesse knows that there is no way that the , lets say, the powers that be, will let him get in serious contention for a presidential run. As it was with Ron Paul, so it continues.

Unbelievable as it may sound, I have good information to believe that it will be Clinton vs. Bush and Bush will win. The current system as it is now, and if it continues will collapse. That is what they are getting ready for. Jade Helm, data collection, violating the Constitution in unimaginable ways.

Jun 19 14:17

The President Gets it Wrong Once Again -- Guns are actually saving lives

Just hours after the tragic shooting in a South Carolina church, President Barack Obama resumed his fanatical war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“Now’s the time for mourning and for healing, but let’s be clear -- at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said.

Really? Has the President forgotten just some of the foreign massacres that have taken place during his presidency -- shootings that claimed far more lives than the nine which were tragically lost in South Carolina? How about:

The attacks from earlier this year -- which began at Charlie Hebdo in Paris and continued for 48 hours around the region -- that resulted in 17 people being murdered;
Or the Anders Breivik murders in Norway in 2011 where 77 people were murdered -- 69 of them with firearms;

Jun 19 09:56

Gun Groups Slam Obama on SC Comments: 'Does This Man Watch the News?'

Gun-rights groups Thursday slammed President Barack Obama's call for a national reckoning on gun violence after the fatal shooting of nine people in a South Carolina church Wednesday night and his remark that "this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."

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Jun 19 08:55

Moscow will respond in kind to seizure of its assets abroad - FM Lavrov

Moscow will take reciprocal action in response to the seizure of its foreign assets, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.

“Our response would be in kind. This is inevitable. This is the only way of acting in international affairs,” he told RBK-TV in an intervew.

Jun 19 08:24

Putin: Unilateral US withdrawal from ABM treaty pushing Russia toward new arms race

Global decisions like the US pulling out of a treaty banning strategic anti-ballistic missile defenses are pushing the world towards a new Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Military conflicts have a far lesser impact, he added.

“Not military conflicts but global decisions like the US unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty lead to a Cold War,” Putin said. “This more in fact pushes us to a new round of the arms race, because it changes the global security system.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how the government insists that we all have to comply with the provisions of trade treaties negotiated in secret while at the same time they simply ignore treaties that get in the way of the war machine!

Jun 19 08:12

Picking on Putin: White House wannabes talk the talk in desperate points trawl

US presidential hopefuls might be campaigning on different platforms to gain voter loyalty – but many are choosing a ‘common enemy’ – Russia.

Jun 19 08:01

Anti-Russian sanctions hurt Europe harder than expected, threaten 2.5mn jobs – study

The sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia and Moscow's retaliation would cost Europeans 100 billion euros in economic development and jeopardize up to 2.5 million jobs, a new study said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, then, let's do more of the same thing! We'll prove to those Russians we can smack our own thumbs with a hammer as long as it takes until they see things OUR way!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 18 16:18

Hillary Clinton Has The Most Fake Twitter Followers Of Any Presidential Candidate

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Jun 18 13:55

Hillary Clinton’s Titanic Campaign Steams into California, Leaking Badly

Six weeks ago, the Huffington Post’s lead article was “Why Hillary Can’t Lose.” But the S.S. Clinton campaign that steams into southern California on Friday increasingly looks like the arrogant crew of the Titanic that continued to run full-throttle after hitting an iceberg, because their ship was “Practically Unsinkable.”

Jun 18 12:02

The Democratic Platform: Hillary and Bernie

Any presidential candidate faces broad challenges in illuminating the harsh injustices of our country and endorsing specific policies to fix them. Yet this is precisely what our leaders must do to create a nation of justice and opportunity.

We live in a nation of two- (or more tiers) of experience: drinking bottled versus toxic tap water, eating organic vs. dangerous food, speeding by on privatized roads vs. sitting in traffic, accessing good vs. failing schools, and escaping or falling prey to a web of banking fraud and predatory corporate practices. Yet the ensconced economic elite makes or influences the rules.

The wealthy take for granted – as we all should — that they are relatively protected from global shocks, that their bodily sanctity will be protected, and that traditional government services like infrastructure and education will help their families thrive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is one way for Hillary to keep Bernie out of her path!

Jun 18 08:25

Netanyahu refuses U.S. request to disavow Michael Oren's claims Obama abandoned Israel

Ambassador Dan Shapiro asked Netanyahu to issue a statement disassociating himself from Oren's remarks, Israeli sources said, to which the prime minister responded that he had no intention of publicly addressing the issue.

Jun 17 21:26

House Prepares for TPA Re-Vote

The House is moving forward with a plan that would get Trade Promotion Authority to the president’s desk by using indirect assurances that a related worker-training bill will also, eventually, be signed into law.

The House Rules Committee was in an emergency meeting Wednesday, and House and Senate Democrats appeared to be on board with a plan that would advance TPA (technically) without Trade Adjustment Assistance, which aids workers displaced by international trade. House Democrats strongly support TAA, but voted it down last week in a gambit to derail the entire fast-track trade authority package.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What kind of government do we have when the politicians just change the rules to get what they want?

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Jun 17 15:12

“The System is Broken”: Americans No Longer Believe In Its Institutions

It’s not difficult to see that the foundation is crumbling…

A new Gallup poll has found that already low “confidence” in our system of government, our economy, the media, banking, big business, religious institutions and watchdogs is further eroding.

“Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average ... All in all, it’s a picture of a nation discouraged about its present and worried about its future.

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Jun 17 13:00

Obama’s Unilateral Presidency Crashes Into the Constitution

Bam! That’s the sound of President Obama smacking head first into our nation’s system of checks and balances. It turns out that you actually can’t run the country all by yourself, even if you’re the smartest fellow in the room. That’s proving quite a shock to our legacy-hungry commander in chief, who is responding to various setbacks with increasing indignation and hauteur. But, never, ever, moderation.

Mr. Obama has pursued an ambitious agenda since he entered the White House, increasingly acting alone. Ever since he won passage of Obamacare in 2010 through an odious series of back-room favors, and then got burned looking for a “Grand Bargain” on the budget with House Speaker John Boehner, he has eschewed the normal horse-trading with Congress and chosen to govern instead through executive actions and regulations.

Jun 17 12:51

Moscow Warns US Not to Store Military Hardware Near Russian Border

Washington was planning to store some 1,200 pieces of heavy military equipment in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Estonia and, possibly, in Hungary, according to media reports.

Jun 17 11:13

“Vlad" Putin stars in the 2016 Presidential race as a boogieman

Jun 17 10:10

Jeb Bush Is Out of His Depth on Foreign Policy

Over the weekend The Washington Post reported on the state of Jeb Bush’s nascent presidential bid and painted a picture of a campaign that is in a state of panic. And for good reason. In six months, Jeb has revealed himself to be a candidate who is hindered not only by his last name but also by what has—so far, anyway—been a clumsy and awkward performance on the campaign trail. Like his older brother, Jeb struggles mightily with his native tongue. He also seems to have a hopelessly disjointed approach to foreign affairs.

Jun 17 09:36

Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say

Moscow-based technical security company Kaspersky Lab last week revealed evidence of a new cyber attack on both its own network and those of several European hotels that hosted nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) last year.

This follows a March 2015 Wall Street Journal report that revealed senior White House officials knew Israel was spying on talks surrounding Iran's nuclear program. The report explained, “the spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal.”

Jun 17 09:36

Monsanto Linked to Israel's Illegal Use of White Phosphorous in Gaza War

Agribusiness giant Monsanto - best known for their genetically modified soybeans and "probably carcinogenic" herbicide - has supplied the US government with white phosphorous used in incendiary weapons for at least 20 years, and some of that made its way to Israel for use in Operation Cast Lead.

Jun 17 08:50

China Rising — Pepe Escobar

Americans have to eventually share their preeminent position with China.”

As intellectual acumen and cross-cultural expertise go, it would be hopeless to expect self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration foreign policy advisers — as well as Pentagon functionaries/hacks — to understand the complexities of China.

For instance, they would be incapable of evaluating all the myriad ramifications included in Professor Alfred McCoy’s masterful deconstruction of US-China geopolitics.

“The US cannot stop China’s rise. It just has to live with a bigger China, which will be completely novel for the US, as no country has ever been big enough to challenge its position. China will be able to do so in 20 to 30 years.” (Lee said that at the Future China Global Forum in Singapore, in 2011. Under Xi, China is already challenging the U.S.’s position.)

Jun 17 08:35

Syriza: Plunder, Pillage and Prostration

How the ‘Hard Left’ embraces the policies of the Hard Right

Greece has been in the headlines of the world’s financial press for the past five months, as a newly elected leftist party, ‘Syriza’, which ostensibly opposes so-called ‘austerity measures’, faces off against the “Troika” (International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and European Central Bank).

Early on, the Syriza leadership, headed by Alexis Tsipras, adopted several strategic positions with fatal consequences – in terms of implementing their electoral promises to raise living standards, end vassalage to the ‘Troika’ and pursue an independent foreign policy.

We will proceed by outlining the initial systemic failures of Syriza and the subsequent concessions further eroding Greek living standards and deepening Greece’s role as an active collaborator of US and Israeli imperialism.

Winning Elections and Surrendering Power

Jun 17 08:32

American dreaming, from G1 to Bilderberg

G1 plus junior partners? Bilderberg? Get a job; you’re not the only show in town, any town.

What’s the connection between the G7 summit in Germany, President Putin’s visit to Italy, the Bilderberg club meeting in Austria, and the TTIP – the US-EU free trade deal – negotiations in Washington?

We start at the G7 in the Bavarian Alps – rather G1 with an added bunch of “junior partners” – as US President Barack Obama gloated about his neo-con induced feat; regiment the EU to soon extend sanctions on Russia even as the austerity-ravaged EU is arguably hurting even more than Russia.

The “civilized” G1 + junior partners could not possibly argue whether they would collectively risk a nuclear war on European soil over a Kiev-installed ‘Banderastan’, sorry, “Russian aggression.”

Jun 17 08:28

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich Interview with Al Etejah Iraqi TV: U.S. Manufactured Crisis in Iraq

The Iraqi government is calling for more foreign international assistance to help fight the Daesh terror group.

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich says.the United States created ISIL, aka Da esh, so why would they want to fight them. Every effort is being made to divide the Iraqis.

Also see:
Back to Iraq: The First 450 Soldiers Are on Their Way

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Jun 16 16:29

Hillary Clinton calls for preschool for all children

Hillary Rodham Clinton put early childhood education at the front of her agenda Monday, pledging that as president she would work to make preschool available and affordable for every American child.

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Jun 16 11:08

Bush vs Clinton Inevitable Presidential Race? Michael Rivero - June 15, 2015

Jun 16 11:00

Former Ambassador: Obama Incapable of Empathizing with Israel

US President Barack Obama's radical worldview makes it impossible for him to empathize with Israel's position, Israel's former Ambassador to Washington said Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's job is to empathize with AMERICANS!

Jun 16 10:19

GOP Leadership’s Latest Obamatrade Ploy Revealed: Small Business Tax Hike That Violates GOP’s Anti-Tax Pledge

Establishment Republicans desperately trying to secure the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give President Obama fast-track authority to secure congressional approval of at least three secretive trade deals, are now willing to increase taxes on small businesses in a way that would violate a pledge almost every Republican Congressman has taken when elected into office.

Jun 16 10:01

Showdown Between Judge Sullivan and IRS This Week…Expect Fireworks and Possible Criminal Charges

Let’s begin with the emails that traveled between the IRS and the White House. I suggest you duct tape your head before continuing to read. The IRS sent emails to the White House containing confidential taxpayer information. Congress wants those emails as well as Cause of Action, who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for them. Sending out taxpayer’s confidential information is a federal crime. So, when will the emails be handed over? Never. Jacob Lew of the Treasury Department refuses to turn them over because………….drum roll, please. They contain confidential taxpayer information. Duh!

Those emails are proof that a federal crime was committed. The IRS refuses to turn their copies over, the White House, through the Treasury Department refuses to turn their copies over and the Department of Justice has refused to investigate. Bartender….a round of obstruction of justice for everyone.

Jun 16 09:43

Obama invites Israeli PM to White House

The meeting will take place on July 15 or 16 after the nuclear deal deadline between Iran and the P5+ group of world powers passes but before Obama is to put the agreement to a vote in Congress, the Israeli newspaper clarified.

The deal has been hovering over deteriorating relations between the two allies, such as Netanyahu`s trip to Washington last March amidst his election campaign when he argued his sharp opposition to the agreement before the Congress.

Jun 16 09:28

Is Donald Trump's latest White House tease for real?

The real estate mogul and TV reality star is expected to launch his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And like every other candidate all he talks about is war with ... everyone.

Jun 16 08:08

MILITARY SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES ARE BEING INTEGRATED INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT BY DHS.

It always begins with a trickle or in this case hot air.

When D.C. politicians and law enforcement announced they would spend nearly $3 billion in taxpayer dollars to install surveillance blimps, the first Homeland Security run Department of Transportation (DOT) announced they want one or more.

Jun 15 16:32

Voting for your own executioner!

At this point in time, the myth of the United States of America as a good and decent country has been pretty much vaporized by the constant betrayal of its own citizens and its neverending attacks on the rest of the world. I mean, with a leadership that supervised the demolition of its two tallest buildings as a pretext for making war on the world, abandoned its own people by deliberately sending most of its jobs overseas, and lastly, is about to round up and dispose of all its dissenters in the name of falsified terror threats, how could anyone with a functioning brain lend any degree of support to this political monster in Washington that is clearly and deliberately eating its own tail?

And to make it perfectly clear — deliberately destroying its own country at the behest of a demonic foreign power!

Jun 15 15:18

Obituary Tariq Aziz

Tariq Aziz, former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq has passed away. Twelve years of suffering in Iraqi jails have ended and he can finally rest in peace.

Jun 15 14:49

Obama Bombs Libya

Attacking other nations directly or indirectly posing no threat to America is longstanding US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of warrior US presidents. He exceeds the worst of his predecessors. He’s a war criminal multiple times over.

Jun 15 14:00

Russia Condemns "Aggressive" US Weapons Deployment; Will Send Troops To Protect Border

Stationing heavy U.S. military equipment in the Baltic states and eastern Europe would amount to "the most aggressive step by the Pentagon and NATO" since the Cold War, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian Defense Ministry official as saying on Monday.

"Russia would be left with no other option but to boost its troops and forces on the western flank," General Yuri Yakubov was quoted as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yeee-HAAA; we got the cold war back!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 15 13:26

Taxpayers Billed $128,781 for Michelle Obama to See Cultural Sites in Venice

Hotel costs for First Lady Michelle Obama to see cultural sites in Venice during the last leg of her trip overseas is costing taxpayers $128,781.

The First Lady left for London and Italy on Monday for her “Let Girls Learn” initiative and anti-obesity campaign Let’s Move. During the trip she will cook with children, visit U.S. service members stationed in Italy, and visit Prince Harry.

“From London, the First Lady will travel to Milan,” according to the White House press office. “As part of her Let’s Move! initiative, the First Lady will lead a Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation.”

Jun 15 10:31

‘Inventing new dragon to slay’: Clinton’s archaic campaign tactics slammed by Russian FM spokesperson

Hillary Clinton is running for US president on promises to protect Americans from “traditional threats” like Russia and a “rising” China, which Russia’s FM spokeswoman described as coming directly from populist pamphlets of the last century.

Jun 15 10:22

Clinton Campaign Manager Denies that Polls Show Voters Don’t Trust Hillary

The Hillary Clinton campaign took a bit of a bizarre turn on Sunday when her campaign manager, Robby Mook, went on national television and denied the existence of polls showing that voters don’t trust her.

Face the Nation host John Dickerson asked Mook how Clinton overcomes the trust issue, which Democratic strategists and Clinton supporters see as her biggest issue in light of those polls.

“Well, first of all, no poll shows that voters don’t trust Hillary Clinton,” Mook said. “No poll says that.”

Jun 15 10:01

Lindsey Graham: Military leaders ‘need to be fired’ if they don’t support my plan for war in Iraq

Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham suggested over the weekend that he would fire military leaders who did not support his plan to send 10,000 troops back to Iraq.

The Washington Post reported on Saturday that military officials had cautioned President Barack Obama against sending combat troops to fight the radical Islamic group ISIS in Iraq.

Jun 15 09:30

US and Israel Bar Palestinian Filmmaker From NYC Film Premiere About Intifada Cows

The annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival is underway here in New York City, but one of its featured directors won’t be able to attend his film’s US premiere this weekend. That’s because Israel recently deemed Palestinian filmmaker Amer Shomali a "security threat" and prevented him from traveling to Jerusalem to obtain a US visa. Then he went to Amman, Jordan, where the US approved a visa but said their visa machine was broken. Shomali had previously attended half a dozen European festivals without incident, and his film has drawn international acclaim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently it is a First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech to allow Pamela Geller to insult Muslims all day long, but this man is not allowed to enter US to attend showing of his film in NYC.

Jun 15 09:19

Washington revolving door speeds up as Obama officials head for lobbying jobs

As the 2016 election looms, the former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined the corporate exodus, despite the president’s stated policy

Jun 15 09:09

Questions about arms deals for Clinton Foundation donors

Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department.

Jun 14 21:05

Hawkish Hillary Clinton and Her Israel-First Political Sugar Daddy Haim Saban

Considerable attention has been devoted to the millions of dollars Bill and Hillary Clinton have received from wealthy individuals and corporations for their foundation and for themselves.

Hillary Clinton’s greatest billionaire backer has been Haim Saban, a dual United States-Israel citizen and hardline supporter of Israel, who has openly commented, “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.”

It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that those who handed over tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Foundation (some of which took place while Hillary was Secretary of State) or to the couple themselves for speaker fees expected favors in return.

Jun 14 15:01

Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts

Americans are already dispossessed of their livelihoods and careers and their pensions are next. Wherever we look, the fate of populations under Western influence are the same. The Ukrainians are exploited, the Greeks, the British, the Americans.

Apologists for exploitation claim that the rich are richer because they are smarter. But the stupidity of the rich is everywhere visible. The greedy fools have destroyed their domestic US market. Really, how stupid can you be? How do Americans buy when they are forced by offshoring out of well paid manufacturing and software engineering jobs into being waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and part-time Walmart workers in order that corporate bottom lines improve? Who buys the stuff that sustains the profits? Not Americans who no longer have the incomes to do so.

Jun 14 12:01

China? Have Grandmaster, will travel

As intellectual acumen and cross-cultural expertise go, it would be hopeless to expect self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration foreign policy advisers — as well as Pentagon functionaries/hacks — to understand the complexities of China.

Jun 14 10:44

Remember The USS Liberty: 48 Years Ago The Criminal State Of Israel Purposely Attacked The USS Liberty

Jun 14 09:30

Iraq Body Count: undercounting death with pro-war cash

An official funding document confirms that the Iraq Body Count (IBC), a widely-respected ‘independent’ antiwar group monitoring Iraq War casualties since its inception in 2003, has received core funding from government agencies complicit in the Iraq War, since 2009. A close review of evidence in the public record also reveals that in 2006, the Pentagon used IBC’s data to legitimise US violence under the military occupation of Iraq.

Jun 14 09:19

Obama administration wants to restructure neighborhoods that are too wealthy and white

This is nothing more than a massive social engineering project, akin to ideas that have failed time and time again in countries like Cuba, China, and Venezuela. It’s failed here in the United States too in places like Decatur, Illinois and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Why? Because poverty can’t be solved with a hand full of cash and a change in your zip code.

Jun 14 03:39

Hillary Clinton Labels Russia, Iran, N Korea ‘Traditional Threats’ to US

US Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said Russia, North Korea and Iran are traditional security threats to the United States during her first major campaign speech on Saturday in New York.

Jun 14 03:14

The Anglo-American Insanity

In a sane world, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond should be forced to quit his post in disgrace as the country’s top diplomat, following reckless remarks that Britain may henceforth site American nuclear weapons to counter the "threat from Russia". So here we have an alarming escalation of international tensions and militarism by both Washington and London – and all on the back of unproven, prejudicial words from the close Anglo-American allies, who are clearly working in tandem.

Jun 13 10:25

An Open Letter to President Obama - 2015

Mr. President, it seems to me that you have little faith in American ingenuity, American capability, American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.

You seem to think that America needs a monolithic, big brother type government to oversee and regulate every aspect of American life, that citizens are not competent to control their own affairs and make their own decisions without some oppressive bureaucracy to call the shots.

Mr. President, the answer is not government, conversely, the problem is government. A government that has doubled the national debt, increased unemployment, lowered take home pay, increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine.

Jun 13 10:19

JW Beats IRS in Court

Calling all conservative activists, citizens and groups who were silenced and harassed by the Obama Internal Revenue Service in the run-up to the 2012 elections and beyond — you should know that we have moved a few steps closer to holding the Obama administration accountable for its criminal misuse of the federal tax-collecting agency.

We are pleased to announce that Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a Judicial Watch request to issue an order requiring the IRS to provide answers by June 12, 2015, on the status of the Lois Lerner emails the IRS had previously declared lost. Judicial Watch raised questions about the IRS’ handling of the missing emails issue in a June 2 court filing, demanding answers about Lois Lerner’s emails, which had been recovered from backup tapes. Judge Sullivan issued the court order on June 4, 2015.

Jun 13 09:44

US confident there was no cyber-spying breach in Iran talks

The US State Department — on the front lines of the sensitive Iran nuclear negotiations — said Thursday it was confident there had been no security breach, after Swiss and Austrian investigators launched probes into alleged cyber-spying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We are clueless and proud of it! We are the State Department!"

Jun 13 09:15

Foreign Policy Nightmare: President Lindsey Graham Would Go To War in Iraq AND Syria

If you want to avoid war, Lindsey Graham has some news for you – do not bother voting for him.

In an interview with Fox News, the would-be Republican Presidential Candidate said this:

“I’m trying to tell the American people, the Republican primary voter: The only way I know to defend this country is to send some of us back to Iraq and eventually to Syria to dig these guys out of the ground, destroy the caliphate, kill as any of them as you can, hold territory and help people over there help themselves.”

Jun 12 17:10

Here's the CIA's Just-Released Top Secret File on Saudi Ties to 9/11

True to form, the CIA waited until 4:16 p.m. EDT this afternoon to release a trove of documents related to the September 11 attacks. Deep within one of those documents is a section on everything the agency learned after 9/11 about “Issues Relating to Saudi Arabia.” We can now share it here for the first time.

Jun 12 16:47

Obama-backed trade bill fails in the House

“To the surprise of very few, another procedural snafu has emerged,” Earnest said in an attempt to play down the outcome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video of Press Secretary Josh Earnest (that's gotta be a made up name for that position) is where it's revealed Obama views Americans expressing their views about the laws of the country and participating in their government as a "procedural snafu."

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Jun 12 15:45

Obama’s Stupid Propaganda Stuff

Obama spouts stupid propaganda stuff that is ultimately damaging to the American Republic.

President Barack Obama must know better regarding the crisis in Ukraine, but he insists on reciting the propaganda lines drafted by his neoconservative and “liberal interventionist” advisers blaming everything on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Watching his behavior in the White House over the past six-plus years, I’ve come to suspect that – if he had been a national politician amid the Iraq War fever – he would have gotten in line just like ambitious Sens. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Joe Biden did. Even as President, a position that gives him enormous power to push back against Official Washington’s “group think,” he won’t.

Jun 12 15:43

Hillary's star-studded bash replaced Rangel's party at the Plaza Hotel

It would be understandable if Rep. Charles Rangel feels a bit peeved that Hillary Clinton is throwing a star-studded fundraiser for her presidential campaign June 27 at the Plaza Hotel.

It was supposed to be Mr. Rangel’s party.

According to an insider, the longtime Harlem congressman had planned to throw his annual birthday fundraiser at the same venue, on the same night, with the same stars—Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and, yes, Hillary Clinton.

But somehow it became a Hillary for America event. Tickets start at $2,700.

Jun 12 15:42

WPost Plays Ukraine’s Lapdog

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and Finance Minister Jaresko are on a U.S. trip to drum up weapons and money to crush the ethnic Russian resistance in the east – and they are finding a lapdog U.S. press that won’t ask them tough questions.

There once was a time when the U.S. news media investigated U.S. imperial adventures overseas, such as Washington-sponsored coups. Journalists also asked tough questions to officials implicated in corruption even if those queries were inconvenient to the desired propaganda themes. But those days are long gone, as the Washington Post demonstrated again this week.

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Jun 12 15:19

Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods

The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.”

Jun 12 15:16

Israel Used Same Duqu Malware To Hack Kaspersky, Spy On Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

The virus used to hack the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs is an improved version of the malicious software that was used in an attempt to monitor nuclear negotiations with Iran, according to Kaspersky. Israel is believed to be behind both hacks, as each strain of malware is also a variant of the Stuxnet virus deployed against Iran by the U.S. and Israel in 2010.

Kaspersky dubbed the newest virus Duqu 2.0, an updated version of the Duqu virus that targeted three European luxury hotels where diplomats from around the world were staying when they congregated to iron out details of the Iranian nuclear deal over the past 18 months. Representatives from the U.K., the U.S., China, France, Germany and Russia (the so-called P5+1) were on hand for the negotiations, though from afar Israel loudly protested the plan to ease the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program.

Jun 12 14:28

House passes Obama's 'fast-track' authority to negotiate trade deal

President Barack Obama has succeeded in obtaining controversial “fast-track” approval for his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the House of Representatives.

Jun 12 12:40

Sale of Michigan company to China may haunt Clinton

National Republican Party officials are questioning why Hillary Rodham Clinton did not intervene in the controversial 2013 sale of high-tech battery plants in Michigan to a Chinese firm when she was secretary of State and could have done so.

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire last month, Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for president, expressed concerns about the sale of A123 Systems — built with millions in government aid — along with those of other new energy firms, to Chinese investors, calling them "unfortunate" and a "serious" problem for high-tech industries in the U.S.

"That does concern me because a lot of foreign companies, particularly Chinese companies ... are looking to buy American companies," she said in response to an entrepreneur who mentioned A123's sale while commenting that venture capital for new energy technology has largely fled overseas.

Jun 12 12:33

Cynthia McKinney: "We've Crazy People Who Are In Deep State And Want Hot War With Russia And China"

Jun 12 12:29

Democrats kill Obama’s trade push

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, We The People killed it, and we will kill all these trade deals and bills negotiated and voted on in secrecy!

Jun 12 12:08

House Rejects Trade Bill, Rebuffing Obama’s Dramatic Appeal

House Democrats rebuffed a dramatic personal appeal from President Obama on Friday, torpedoing his ambitious push to expand his trade negotiating power — and, quite likely, his chance to secure a legacy-defining trade accord spanning the Pacific Ocean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a 50 mil Palestinian silver coin that says Obama tries to end-run the Congress with another Executive Order!

Jun 12 09:42

White House issues a clarification about Obama "ignoring Abadi

The White House denied the rumors today that President , Barack Obama deliberately ignores Iraqi Prime Minister ,Haider al-Abadi during at G7 summit held in Germany.

Television scenes showed Obama sitting with the General Director of the International Monetary Fund ,Christine Lagarde and Italian Prime Minister ,Matteo Renzi on the sidelines of the summit meetings when the Iraqi prime minister, approached and sat to the left of Obama as US President to turn his back on this side.

Although Abadi seemed like trying to attract the attention of Obama, but the latter finished his talk with Lagarde and Renzi

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Puppet rulers should not expect respect from the puppet master.

Jun 12 09:31

House Votes To Change Law Due To Trade Agreement, While Insisting That Trade Agreements Don't Change Laws

Two weeks ago, the House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal country-of-origin-labeling. (COOL), and now it's the full House's turn. In a 300-131 vote yesterday the "country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act" (HR 2393) passed with the support of a significant number of Democrats as well as the majority of Republicans.

The bill's prompting and passage came after the World Trade Organisation ruled in favor of Canadian farmers, who sued claiming it was "discriminatory" and thus in violation of Free Trade Agreements. The problem? Cattle bought from abroad would have to be segregated from domestic cattle, increasing costs and making imports less desirable.

With Fast Track coming up for a vote -- perhaps even today -- it's curious to see this snippet in the Associated Press report on the vote by the Speaker of the House:

Jun 12 09:30

Obama Visits Congress Ahead of Key Trade Bill Vote

President Barack Obama went to Capitol Hill Friday to make a last minute appeal to fellow Democrats to support his ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agenda, ahead of a key vote in the House of Representatives on whether to extend crucial "fast-track" negotiating authority to the White House.

Jun 12 09:30

Bernie Sanders pressures Hillary Clinton to take a stand on trade deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, has been saying for weeks that Hillary Clinton should take a stand on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 12-nation trade agreement currently under negotiation.

This week, ahead of Friday's House vote on giving the president trade promotion authority, Sanders turned up the heat on Clinton.

"I frankly don't understand how you could be a major candidate for president of the United States -- Hillary Clinton, or anybody else -- and not have an opinion on that issue," he said in an interview with Bloomberg's Al Hunt on the Charlie Rose Show on Thursday. Asked if Clinton's stance amounts to a "cop out," Sanders said yes.

Jun 12 09:29

Paul Ryan: ‘We Have the Votes for Trade Promotion Authority

On Friday’s “Squawk Box” on CNBC, Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the more outspoken proponents of the controversial Trade Promotion Authority, told “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernan that he believed the House has the votes for the measure.

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