Geo-Politics

WTC demolition

Paul Craig Roberts | April 24, 2017 | Institute for Political Economy

The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the excuse for the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and sending waves of Muslim refugees into the Western world. The US government wasted trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated, Americans’ homes were foreclosed, and American health needs went unattended. 9/11 was also the excuse for the destruction of the protection that the US Constitution provided to ensure the liberty of the American citizen. Today no American has the protection of the civil liberty that the Constitution guarantees. (If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?)

USvChina

Trump summons the Senate to the White House

Andre Damon | April 26, 2017 | WSWS [APRIL 27 UPDATE follows article.]

In a move without precedent in American history, President Donald Trump has invited the entire Senate to the White House to be briefed at a closed-door meeting on potential military action against North Korea. The event is a clear departure from traditional constitutional norms, with ominous implications.

Telesur Interviews Assad

Rolando Segura | April 27, 2017 | Press TV, originally on Telesur [Full Transcript follows article.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the Israeli regime of providing weaponry and logistical support for terrorists wreaking havoc in the Arab country, saying its proof could be easily accessed on the internet.In an interview with Venezuela’s Telesur television broadcast on Thursday, Assad said Tel Aviv’s role in the war on Syria included its involvement in a “direct aggression” against Syrian army positions by using warplanes, artillery or missiles.

America's statue of imperialism

James Petras | April 24, 2017 | James Petras Website

Editor's Note: This is a commendably thorough and concise history by Professor Petras, missing only the roles of Israel and climate chaos.

Introduction: US Empire building on a world-scale began during and shortly after WWII. Washington intervened directly in the Chinese civil war (providing arms to Chiang Kai Shek’s army while the Red Army battled the Japanese), backed France’s re-colonization war against the Viet Minh in Indo-China and installed Japanese imperial collaborator-puppet regimes in South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

French flag

James Howard Kunstler | April 24, 2017 | Clusterfuck Nation

As I write, the French stock market (the CAC 40), is doing a grand jeté (up 4.5 percent!) in celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s assumed slaying of the dragon Le Pen. But that was just the first round under the interesting French election system. Consider that two other candidates who were eliminated, Monsieurs Fillon and Mélenchon, got nearly 40 percent of the vote. Are we so sure about where their voters go in the second and final round two weeks from now?

Venezuela Protestor

Editor's Note:  As I write, we are witnessing a "color revolution" coup attempt in Venezuela. The US MSM portrays the violent protests with the implication that it's the government's fault that the CIA and US corporatocracy - particularly Exxon Mobile/Tillerson - are attempting to overthrow Maduro. Right. The old "I threw a punch but it's your fault your face was in the way" bovine excrement.

This particular coup attempt has been ongoing since 2007 when former President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez began nationalizing Venezuela's oil and gas, raising taxes on corporate petroleum developers and using profits from Venezuela's fossil fuels to fund housing and education projects for ... wait for it ... Venezuelans.  Exxon and Conoco Phillips left Venezuela in a huff and sued. Tillerson has never forgiven Venezuela. In 2002 a coup against Chavez failed. In 2013, he died of cancer and Maduro was elected. The attempts continued through corporate food hoarding and economic attacks. But, Venezuelans have stood by their government and their Bolivarian socialist revolution-in-progress.  So, the empire strikes again.

Neo-McCarthyism

By Robert Parry | April 16, 2017 | Consortium News

Democrats, liberals and some progressives might be feeling a little perplexed over what has happened to Russia-gate, the story that pounded Donald Trump every day since his election last November – until April 4, that is.

On April 4, Trump fully capitulated to the neoconservative bash-Russia narrative amid dubious claims about a chemical attack in Syria. On April 6, Trump fired off 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase; he also restored the neocon demand for “regime change” in Syria; and he alleged that Russia was possibly complicit in the supposed chemical attack.

Evo Morales

President Evo Morales of Bolivia warned Tuesday that humanity was “at risk of disappearing in a nuclear holocaust,” as tensions mount worldwide after U.S. military attacks in Syria and Afghanistan.

“Nuclear power in the United States and Western countries are getting us dangerously closer to a nuclear conflagration,” adding that the capitalist crisis leads the imperialists to “new wars that are in reality military interventions over natural resources, over the control of sea routes or regions with geopolitical, energy, trade or financial value.”

"War aids capitalism, those who support capitalism support war, that is, the philosophy of death and destruction," Morales said.

analysis

Dr. Theodore A Postol | April 18, 2017 | WashingtonsBlog  

The Nerve Agent Attack that Did Not Occur: Analysis of the Times and Locations of Critical Events in the Alleged Nerve Agent Attack at 7 AM on April 4, 2017 in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Introduction

This analysis contains a detailed description of the times and locations of critical events in the alleged nerve agent attack of April 4, 2017 in Khan Shaykhun, Syria – assuming that the White House Intelligence Report (WHR) issued on April 11, 2017 correctly identified the alleged sarin release site.

Jason Robards

Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey | April 15, 2017 | World Socialist Web Site

Since the April 6 cruise missile strike by the Trump administration against a Syrian airbase, tensions between the United States and the European powers and Russia are at their highest level since the cold war. The rhetoric from the US and its allies has centered on defending the unprovoked attack while Russia has responded by increasing its military support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

chavez at UN

Editor's Note: Luis Amalgro works with NED (the "National Endowment for Democracy") which is funded by USAID (US Agency for International Development), a CIA front line (and here and even here) for regime change (think Libya, Ukraine, and Syria's so-called "White Helmets" which USAID funded last year to the tune of $23 million)

According to Telesur "Defying Venezuela and Cuba’s sovereignty, Almagro supports both countries' right-wing opposition groups.

Almagro has attended anti-Cuba events held by the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy and the Inter-American Institute for Democracy, which frequently call for the overthrow of Cuba’s government."

Cuba has denied Almagro entry to their country.


ISIS 1-Finger Salute

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has fired a rocket loaded with chlorine in western Mosul, Iraq, hitting several soldiers with the gas, according to an AP report.

War is Peace

James Corbett's site The Corbet Report produces video commentary on current events. In 2011, Corbett produced 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory, a hilarious biting expose otherwise known as "Everything You Need to Know About 9/11 in Less Than 5 Minutes", which we re-post every September. (It's the last video on our Resources/Video page, HERE on our site.)  He has now produced this equally good video on the recent US Syria Strikes. (Click on READ MORE to watch the video.)

Nicolas Maduro

 

Four years ago today, a former bus driver with humble working class origins became the President of Venezuela. 

Promising to continue the revolutionary legacy of deceased former president Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro pledged to advance the living standards of Venezuela’s poor and oppressed. 

But since taking office in 2013, Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution have faced non-stop attacks from Venezuela’s U.S.-backed right-wing opposition, making advancements difficult. Improving upon destabilization tactics used during Chavez’s administration, the opposition, it seems, has perfected the art of sabotage. 

bombed out warehouse

Pepe Escobar | April 6, 2017 | Sputnik News 

“These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” Thus spoke the President of the United States.

Instant translation; Donald Trump – and/or the alphabet soup of US intelligence agencies, with no detailed investigation – are convinced that the Russian Ministry of Defense is simply lying.

That’s a pretty serious charge. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov, stressing “fully objective and verified” information, identified a Syrian Air Force strike launched against a “moderate rebel” warehouse east of the town of Khan Sheikhoun used to both produce and store shells containing toxic gas. 

Konashenkov added the same chemicals had been used by “rebels” in Aleppo late last year, according to samples collected by Russian military experts.

Psych warfare

Bruce Wilds | April 12, 2017 | TDW News

Anyone who doesn’t believe that countries use psychological warfare and propaganda to sway the opinions of people both in and outside of their country should be considered naive. On the same note, those fixated on Russia and obsessed with it trying to influence our election may be a bit paranoid. The point is almost everyone attempts to throw their weight around and influence events that are about to unfold. If you remember prior to our election Mexico had nothing good to say about Donald Trump and could even have been accused of being in a full court press to discourage Latinos from voting for him.

false flag instruction

Editor's Note: Given current events, we are re-posting these two highly relevant and informative articles.


Kevin Scott King |

Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, London 7/7 bombings, Madrid train bombings, Osama bin Laden Capture/Death, 2011 Norway Attacks, Charlie Hebdo, Boston bombing, Sandy Hook, JFK, RFK, MLK, Pearl Harbor, Lusitania, USS Maine, Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty, Aurora CO shooting, Charleston church shooting, Tucson (AZ) shooting, Port Arthur, AUS, all are very real illusions.

The purpose of this article is to break down false flag events into their parts, deconstruct them. In so doing then create a template on how to study an event and determine if it is a false flag. Normally when one thinks or speaks of a false flag event they are referring to the Main Event. This presentation is about the entire operation or plan of which the Main Event is but one part.

Saker Falcon

The Saker | April 11, 2017 | The Vinyard of the Saker

The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail.  I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences.  But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened.