Monday, August 04, 2014

Cash, Weapons and Surveillance
The U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

By Glenn Greenwald

New Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the U.S. government. 

Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel:
Former Guardian journalist reveals the amazing contrast between what the United States says publicly, and what it does behind the curtain.

Irish Senator David Norris: Israel Bombs First and Weeps Later"
Must Watch - Video (8:26)      
Too bad the USA does not have even one senator with the balls to speak up like David Norris.    Continue

The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel 
Must watch talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew.     Continue

When Presidents Lie to Make a War
By DD Guttenplan     
Fifty years on we know the trigger for war with Vietnam was a fiction. 

Once there was a president who warned the world about conduct his government would not tolerate. And when this “red line” was crossed, or seemed to be, he took the US to war. Though this might sound like America’s involvement in Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Belgrade, or Libya, and what may yet become a wider war in Syria, this story began 50 years ago, on 4 August 1964.

That was when Lyndon Johnson interrupted TV broadcasts shortly before midnight to announce that two US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin had come under fire in international waters, and that in response to what the president described as this “unprovoked” attack, “air action is now in execution” against “facilities in North Vietnam which have been used in these hostile operations”.

The Americans launched 64 bombing sorties, destroying an oil depot, a coal mine and a significant portion of the North Vietnamese navy. Three days later, both houses of Congress passed a joint resolution authorising “the president, as commander-in-chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the US and to prevent further aggression”. Within three years the US would have 500,000 soldiers in Vietnam...

...what remained for decades one of America’s most tightly guarded secrets, is that the attack on 4 August 1964...never actually...happened.


Interview With
Richard Gage, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

C-Span Video (40:14)

'Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth'...was founded in 2006, and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.”

Something Sinister Going On?
The Unanswered Questions of MH17

By Mike Whitney 

“Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States.”   
- Bill Van Auken, “US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine, World Socialist Web Site...

"...If you’re starting to think that everything you’ve read about the MH17 crash is bullshit, you’re probably right. There’s not much truth to most of it.

But why would the administration lie about things that are so easy to disprove? What’s the point? Are they just getting sloppy and apathetic or is something else going on here?

To get a handle on what’s really going on, we have to understand that...Ukraine is an essential part of Washington’s plan to pivot to Asia. 

If Washington is unable to achieve its objectives in Ukraine — create a chokepoint for vital resources flowing from Russia to the EU, establish NATO bases in the heart of Eurasia, and drive a wedge between Moscow and Brussels — then the plan to maintain US global hegemony for the next century will fail. 

And if the plan fails, then China will gradually become the world’s biggest and most powerful economy, economic ties between Moscow and Europe grow stronger, and the US will slide into irreversible decline. Get the picture?

This is the scenario that Washington wants to avoid at all cost. That’s why the anti-Russia hysteria in the media has been so ferocious and unrelenting. 

That’s why the State Department assisted in the coup d’état that toppled the Ukrainian government and triggered the crisis. And that’s why ruling elites of all stripes have thrown their support behind a policy that recklessly pits one nuclear-armed adversary against another. 

It’s because the bigshot money-guys who run this country are bound and determined to be the Kingfish for the next hundred years even if it means plunging the world into the abyss of a third world war. That’s just a chance they’re willing to take..."


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