Saturday, June 11, 2016

  The Occupation of the American Mind   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

  The Occupation of the American Mind   :  Information Clearing House - ICH Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States, Narrated by Roger Waters.

  Hillary Clinton’s Project For A New American Century   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

  Hillary Clinton’s Project For A New American Century   :  Information Clearing House - ICH Here we go again. Earlier this year, some were surprised to see Project For The New American Century (PNAC) co-founder and longtime DC fixture Robert Kagan endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president.

They shouldn’t have been. As is now clear from a policy paper [PDF] published last month, the neoconservatives are going all-in on Hillary Clinton being the best vessel for American power in the years ahead.

The paper, titled “Expanding American Power,” was published by the Center for a New American Security, a Democratic Party-friendly think tank co-founded and led by former Undersecretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy. Flournoy served in the Obama Administration under Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and is widely considered to be the frontrunner for the next secretary of defense, should Hillary Clinton become president.

 The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales    :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales    :  Information Clearing House - ICH US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America’s “hostile bloc of populist states” as one of his administration’s foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy this success before stepping down.

Washington also feels under the gun in Bolivia because of China’s successful expansion in the country. Morales is steadily strengthening his financial, economic, trade, and military relationship with Beijing. Chinese businesses in La Paz are thriving – making investments and loans and taking part in projects to secure a key position for Bolivia in the modernization of the continent’s transportation industry. In the next 10 years, thanks to Bolivia’s plentiful gas reserves, that country will become the energy hub of South America. Evo Morales sees his country’s development as his top priority, and the Chinese, unlike the Americans, have always viewed Bolivia as an ally and partner in a relationship that eschews double standards.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

UK Illegally Harasses Russian Submarine Engaged in Lawful Passage of English Channel - Craig Murray

UK Illegally Harasses Russian Submarine Engaged in Lawful Passage of English Channel - Craig Murray Contrary to Article 44 of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, to which the UK and Russia are both party, the UK has engaged in extensive illegal harassment of a Russian naval submarine engaged in fully lawful transit of the Dover Strait.

Clinton helped create Trump: Green Party’s Jill Stein blasts Hillary for already implementing Donald’s policies - Salon.com

Clinton helped create Trump: Green Party’s Jill Stein blasts Hillary for already implementing Donald’s policies - Salon.com The Clintons’ own right-wing policies helped spawn the rise of far-right demagogues like Donald Trump, argues the Green Party’s presidential candidate. She warns that a Hillary Clinton presidency would only continue to fuel this right-wing extremism.

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for president, spoke on Democracy Now on Thursday. She blasted Hillary Clinton for implementing many of the same policies that Trump is currently calling for, and expressed hope that Bernie Sanders will consider continuing his presidential run on a third-party ticket.

The present electoral system “tells you to vote against what you’re afraid of and not for what you believe,” Stein said. “This politics of fear has actually delivered everything we were afraid of.”

Article: Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party | OpEdNews

Article: Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party | OpEdNews The Democratic Party has moved from being what you might call a reluctant war party to an aggressive war party with its selection of Hillary Clinton as its presumptive presidential nominee. With minimal debate, this historic change brings full circle the arc of the party's anti-war attitudes that began in 1968 and have now ended in 2016.

Since the Vietnam War, the Democrats have been viewed as the more peaceful of the two major parties, with the Republicans often attacking Democratic candidates as "soft" regarding use of military force.

Amid the celebrations about picking the first woman as a major party's presumptive nominee, Democrats appear to have given little thought to the fact that they have abandoned a near half-century standing as the party more skeptical about the use of military force. Clinton is an unabashed war hawk who has shown no inclination to rethink her pro-war attitudes.But former Secretary of State Clinton has made it clear that she is eager to use military force to achieve "regime change" in countries that get in the way of U.S. desires. She abides by neoconservative strategies of violent interventions especially in the Middle East and she strikes a belligerent posture as well toward nuclear-armed Russia and, to a lesser extent, China.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'Thank you Bernie’: Gratitude and grief as Sanders vows to keep fighting — RT America

'Thank you Bernie’: Gratitude and grief as Sanders vows to keep fighting — RT America Though Bernie Sanders did not manage to overtake Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, the Vermont senator intends to keep fighting for the nomination. His supporters poured out their appreciation on Twitter, using the hashtag #ThankYouBernie.
Tuesday’s primaries in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana and the Dakotas were seen as a make-or-break point for Sanders, who was hoping to overtake Clinton’s lead in pledged delegates in hope of the “superdelegates” – part officials and office-holders who don’t officially vote until the convention – defecting to his camp.

With the news media already proclaiming Clinton as the winner, Sanders gave a passionate speech to thousands of supporters in Santa Monica, California, vowing to take the fight to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July.

By Wednesday morning, #ThankYouBernie was trending on Twitter, as die-hard Sanders backers coped with what seemed to be the victory of the party establishment over the grassroots.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Article: Did Clinton's Emails Expose CIA Agents? | OpEdNews

Article: Did Clinton's Emails Expose CIA Agents? | OpEdNews These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.

From a series of Clinton emails, numerous names were redacted in the State Department releases with the classification code "B3 CIA PERS/ORG," a highly specialized classification that means the information, if released, would violate the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 by exposing the names of CIA officials.

The Freedom of information Act (FOIA) requires the government to release all, or all parts of a document, that do not fall under a specific set of allowed exemptions. If information cannot be excluded, it must be released. If some part of a document can be redacted to allow the rest of the document to be released, then that is what must be done. Each redaction must be justified by citing a specific reason for exclusion.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

With NATO knocking, it’s time for Russian military games in Latin America — RT Op-Edge

With NATO knocking, it’s time for Russian military games in Latin America — RT Op-Edge With Washington undertaking the greatest military expansion in world history, oblivious to the global ramifications of its sheer arrogance and audacity, the time is ripe for Russia to make a symbolic gesture in America’s backyard.
At the time of this writing, three US B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have just departed from a US airbase in North Dakota, en route to the Baltic States where they will participate in a NATO war game that goes by the cuddly codename ‘Saber Strike’. This two-week gang bang will involve 10,000 troops from 13 NATO countries, as well as several coveted candidates for future membership, like Sweden and Finland.

If you think Russia is comfortable with these annual war dances, you’re probably watching too much Western television.