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Debunking the Gutting of the Military Storyline

aa-war - good illustration The United States spends more per year on war than the next thirteen countries combined. That imminent attack by the Iranian navy may be overblown. Our generals blather about the threat from China, that spends 18% of our budget, and threat from Russia, that spends 7% of our budget. The mainstream media articles and fear mongering drivel from our corrupt bought off politicians are nothing but propaganda designed to keep the billions flowing to the arms peddlers like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, and the rest of the dealers of death. Politicians who have been bribed with decades of “political contributions” won’t even vote to get rid of weapons programs the military no longer wants. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/03/29/debunking-the-gutting-of-military-storyline/


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The 30-Year U.S./Iran Nuke Standoff: Washington Started It in the Reagan Days

aa-Iran - in the crosshairs The Washington narrative about Iran’s alleged secret program to obtain nuclear weapons capability is among the single greatest lies ever propagated by the Warfare State. It has been underway for 30 years now—so the cumulative web of deceit, disinformation, distortions and fabrications has become nearly impossible to untangle, and for good reason: Keeping alive the notion that America is threatened by a fanatical incipient nuclear state is a vital lynch-pin justifying the presence of the vast U.S. war machine in the Persian Gulf and our incessant interventions and meddling in the regions conflicts. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/03/david-stockman/30-years-of-usiran-nuclear-standoff/


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Washington Has Set the World on a Path to War

aa-Rand Paul - wearing beenie No one was surprised that the New York Times published on March 14 the warmongering rant, written by neoconservatives for John McCain, which described Washington’s aggression in Ukraine as Russia’s aggression. The US government overthrows an elected democratic Ukrainian government and then accuses Russia of “invading and annexing Crimea” in order to divert attention from Washington’s overthrow of Ukrainian democracy. There is no elected government in Kiev. The stooges acting as a government in Kiev were put in office by Washington. Who else choose them? What surprised some was Rand Paul joining the hysteria. Rand Paul wrote his propagandistic rant against Russia for Time. Rand Paul claims, falsely, that Putin has invaded Crimea and that it is an affront to “the international community.” First of all, the decision of Crimea to leave Ukraine is a decision of the Crimean population and the elected government, not a decision by Russia. But, for the sake of argument, let’s take Rand Paul’s lie as the truth: Is “Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community” like Washington’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and Washington-sponsored invasions of Libya and Syria, and Washington’s ongoing slaughter of Pakistanis and Yemenis with drones, and Washington’s violation of Iran’s sovereignty with illegal sanctions, and Washington’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty by overthrowing the elected government and imposing Washington’s stooges? If Putin is behaving as Rand Paul ignorantly asserts, Putin is just following the precedents established by Clinton in Serbia, by Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq, and by Obama in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine. Washington’s argument is reduced to: “We, the exceptional and indispensable nation can behave this way, but no other country can.” As some Americans have misplaced hopes in Rand Paul, it is just as well that he revealed in Time that he is just another fool prostituting himself for the neoconservative warmongers and the military/security complex. If Rand Paul is the hope for America, then clearly there is no hope. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/16/washington-set-world-path-war-paul-craig-roberts/


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The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War

aa-military industrial complex - 4-15-12 Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivered last week when he announced that the Army would shrink to levels not seen since before World War II. Headlines about this crisis followed in papers like the New York Times and members of Congress issued statements swearing that they would never allow our security to be held hostage to the budget-cutting process. Yet a careful look at budget figures for the U.S. military – a bureaucratic juggernaut accounting for 57% of the federal discretionary budget and nearly 40% of all military spending on this planet – shows that such claims have been largely fictional. Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon. This piece of potentially explosive news has, however, gone missing in action – and the “news” that replaced it could prove to be one of the great bait-and-switch stories of our time. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2014/03/06/the-pentagons-phony-budget-war/


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Missing Military-Security Complex Money

aa-Pentagon When Major General Smedley Butler made his case in the 1930s in “War is a Racket,” he did not pull any punches. “The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits – ah! That is another matter – twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent – the sky is the limit. All that traffic will bear. Uncle Sam has the money. Let’s get it.” The business of military procurement has multiplied since his fateful revelations. http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/021914.html


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The Menace of the Military Mind

aa-militarization - of America The U.S. military has won the ideological war. The nation sees human and social problems as military problems. To fight terrorists Americans have become terrorists. Peace is for the weak. War is for the strong. Hyper-masculinity has triumphed over empathy. We Americans speak to the world exclusively in the language of force. And those who oversee our massive security and surveillance state seek to speak to us in the same demented language. All other viewpoints are to be shut out. “In the absence of contrasting views, the very highest form of propaganda warfare can be fought: the propaganda for a definition of reality within which only certain limited viewpoints are possible,” C. Wright Mills wrote. “What is being promulgated and reinforced is the military metaphysics — the cast of mind that defines international reality as basically military.” This is why people like James Clapper and the bloated military and security and surveillance apparatus must not have unchecked power to conduct wholesale surveillance, to carry out extraordinary renditions and to imprison Americans indefinitely as terrorists. This is why the nation, as our political system remains mired in paralysis, must stop glorifying military values. In times of turmoil the military always seems to be a good alternative. It presents the facade of order. But order in the military, as the people of Egypt are now learning again, is akin to slavery. It is the order of a prison. And that is where Clapper and his fellow generals and intelligence chiefs would like to place any citizen who dares to question their unimpeded right to turn us all into mindless recruits. They have the power to make their demented dreams a reality. And it is our task to take this power from them. http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Menace-of-the-Military-by-Chris-Hedges-Army_Control_Military_Military-Madness-140203-292.html


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What Did ‘Our’ Wars Win?

aa-military spending - republicrats worshipping And as we look back at our interventions in the 21st century, where are the gains of all our fighting, bleeding and dying? We know the costs – 8,000 dead, 40,000 wounded, $2 trillion in wealth sunk. But where are the benefits? http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2014/01/20/what-did-our-wars-win/#.Ut6On0OZdrg.email


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Warfare, Welfare, and Wonder Woman — How Congress Spends Your Money

aa-Congress - monkees by Ron Paul. Ever since “sequestration” went into effect at the beginning of last year, the military-industrial complex’s congressional cheering session has complained that sequestration imposed “draconian cuts” on the Pentagon that will “decimate” our military — even though most of the “cuts” were actually reductions in the “projected rate of growth.” In fact, under sequestration, defense spending was to increase by 18 percent over ten years, as opposed to growing by 20 percent without sequestration. Many of the defenders of increased war spending are opponents of welfare, but they are willing to set aside their opposition to increased welfare spending in order to increase warfare spending. They are supported in this position by the lobbyists for the military-industrial complex and the neoconservatives, whose continued influence on foreign policy is mystifying. After all, the neocons were the major promoters of the disastrous military intervention in Iraq. While many neocons give lip service to limiting domestic spending, their main priority remains protecting high levels of military spending to maintain an interventionist foreign policy. The influence of the neocons provides intellectual justification for politicians to vote for ever-larger military budgets — and break the campaign promises to vote against increases in spending and debt. Fortunately, in recent years more Americans have recognized that a constant defense of liberty requires opposing both war and welfare. Many of these Americans, especially the younger ones, have joined the intellectual and political movement in favor of limiting government in all areas. This movement presents the most serious challenge the bipartisan welfare-warfare consensus has faced in generations. Hopefully, the influence of this movement will lead to bipartisan deals cutting both welfare and warfare spending. http://the-free-foundation.org/tst1-20-2014.html


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Big Money Behind War: The Military-Industrial Complex

aa-military industrial complex - 4-15-12 The new military-industrial complex is fuelled by a conveniently ambiguous and unseen enemy: the terrorist. Former President George W Bush and his aides insisted on calling counter-terrorism efforts a “war”. This concerted effort by leaders like former Vice President Dick Cheney (himself the former CEO of defence-contractor Halliburton) was not some empty rhetorical exercise. Not only would a war maximise the inherent powers of the president, but it would maximise the budgets for military and homeland agencies. This new coalition of companies, agencies, and lobbyists dwarfs the system known by Eisenhower when he warned Americans to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence… by the military-industrial complex”. Ironically, it has had some of its best days under President Barack Obama who has radically expanded drone attacks and claimed that he alone determines what a war is for the purposes of consulting Congress. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37361.htm#.UtVR0kSDmRk.email


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Biggest Threat to World Peace: The United States

aa-American Empire - mcdonalds at iwo jima International polls shows that world, including significant portion of Americans, deem U.S. as greatest obstacle to peace. In their annual End of the Year survey, Win/ Gallup International found that the United States is considered the number one “greatest threat to peace in the world today” by people across the globe. The poll of 67,806 respondents from 65 countries found that the U.S. won this dubious distinction by a landslide, as revealed in the chart below. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/31-6


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Special Ops Goes Global

aa-American Empire - statue of liberty and military It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So consider the actions of the U.S. Special Operations Command flattering indeed to the larger U.S. military. After all, over recent decades the Pentagon has done something that once would have been inconceivable. It has divided the whole globe, just about every inch of it, like a giant pie, into six command slices: U.S. European Command, or EUCOM (for Europe and Russia), U.S. Pacific Command, or PACOM (Asia), U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM (the Greater Middle East and part of North Africa), U.S. Southern Command, or SOUTHCOM (Latin America), and in this century, U.S. Northern Command, or NORTHCOM (the United States, Canada, and Mexico), and starting in 2007, U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM (most of Africa). The ambitiousness of the creeping decision to bring every inch of the planet under the watchful eyes of U.S. military commanders should take anyone’s breath away. It’s the sort of thing that once might only have been imaginable in movies where some truly malign and evil force planned to “conquer the world” and dominate Planet Earth for an eternity. (And don’t forget that the Pentagon’s ambitions hardly stop at Earth’s boundaries. There are also commands for the heavens, U.S. Strategic Command, or STRATCOM, into which the U.S. Space Command was merged, and, most recent of all, the Internet, where U.S. Cyber Command, or CYBERCOM rules.) Now, unnoticed and unreported, the process is being repeated. Since 9/11, a secret military has been gestating inside the U.S. military. It’s called U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2014/01/07/special-ops-goes-global/


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American Jihad 2014

aa-national security state Imagine what we call “national security” as, at heart, a proselytizing warrior religion. It has its holy orders. It has its sacred texts (classified). It has its dogma and its warrior priests. It has its sanctified promised land, known as “the homeland.” It has its seminaries, which we call think tanks. It is a monotheistic faith in that it broaches no alternatives to itself. It is Manichaean in its view of the world. As with so many religions, its god is an eye in the sky, an all-seeing Being who knows your secrets. Edward Snowden, the man who in 2013 pulled back the curtain on part of this system, revealing its true nature to anyone who cared to look, is an apostate, never to be forgiven by those in its holy orders. He is a Judas to be hunted down, returned to the U.S., put on trial as a “traitor,” and then – so say some retired NSS warriors (who often channel the opinions and feelings of those still in office) – hung by the neck until dead or swung “from a tall oak tree.” Al-Qaeda is, of course, the system’s Devil, whose evil seed is known to land and breed anywhere on the planet from Sana’a, Yemen, to Boston, Massachusetts, if we are not eternally and ever more on guard. In the name of the epic global struggle against it and the need to protect the homeland, nothing is too much, no step taken a point too far. (As the Devil is traditionally a shape-shifter, able to manifest himself in many forms, it is, however, possible that tomorrow’s version of him may be, say, China.) The leaders of this faith-based system are, not surprisingly, fundamentalist true believers. They don’t wear long beards, wave the Koran, shout “Death to the Great Satan,” or live in the backlands of the planet. Instead, they speak bureaucratically, tend to sport military uniforms and medals, and inhabit high-tech government facilities. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2014/01/05/american-jihad-2014/


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America’s Child Soldiers

aa-American Empire - map of bases around the world Today, Ann Jones, author of the acclaimed new Dispatch Book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars – The Untold Story, examines another way the U.S. military targets America’s youth – via a completely non-virtual, off-line, old school social network: the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. It’s a startling look at the sort of everyday military indoctrination that may be happening, possibly in your very neighborhood, and almost as quietly as government agents slip in and out of their favorite digital fantasy worlds. After recently shining much needed light on what happens to America’s veterans once they return from this country’s war zones, Jones turns her perceptive gaze on one way the military gets hold of young men and women in the first place. If you thought only countries like Yemen, South Sudan, and Chad had child soldiers, think again. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2013/12/15/americas-child-soldiers/#.Uq8g9lHqfXI.email


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The Business of America is War

There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue. Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be prosecuted, Italy can be garrisoned by American troops (putting the “empire” back in Rome), Africa can be used as an imperial playground (as in the late nineteenth century “scramble for Africa,” but with the U.S. and China doing the scrambling this time around), and the military-industrial complex can still dominate the world’s arms trade. In the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, it’s business as usual, if your definition of “business” is the power and profits you get from constantly preparing for and prosecuting wars around the world. “War is a racket,” General Smedley Butler famously declared in 1935, and even now it’s hard to disagree with a man who had two Congressional Medals of Honor to his credit and was intimately familiar with American imperialism. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36606.htm#.UmfQCpijy30.email


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The War Profiteers

Madeleine Albright

Some enterprising libertarian scholar really should do a taxonomy of the American political class: such a weighty subject is far beyond my humble capabilities, but I would venture to say that, if such a study were done, one of the findings would be the discovery of a certain subset that lives at the intersection of corporate and ideological interests in the foreign policy field. The influence of this small but powerful group of self-interested former and present government officials, and their corporate cronies, extends far beyond Washington: indeed, its tentacles encircle the globe, reaching into every parliament, every newsroom, and virtually every political party on earth. Oh, but this is just a “conspiracy theory,” avers the political class and its apologists: there is no there there, they claim, and even if there were it’s pure coincidence, you understand, that the very people pushing our foreign policy of perpetual war just happen to personally profit from US meddling around the world. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/10/13/the-war-profiteers/#.Ulvzp25p7tc.email


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Send Money

In early 2035, the thirty-fourth year of the war against Al Qaeda, the Pentagon issued a White Paper saying that the F35 Raptor, the front-line fighter plane of the United States, was nearing the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced. Not everyone agreed. Various budget-cutting organizations argued that the Raptor had never been used and thus no one could tell whether it had a useful life. Anyway, the job of the Air Force, killing third-world peasants and their families, had been co-opted by drones. America didn´t need a new fighter, said the critics. The Air Force countered that the new plane would look feral and make loud, exciting noises. To this, critics could find no rejoinder. Design studies began. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/fred-reed/send-money/


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LabMan

Fred on everything,just as above essay is must reading with humor added to keep us all from taking the fools that rule us too seriously.

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Ten Reasons Why America Does Not Need to Go to War Over Syria

For once, I would love to hear a government official reject a call to war because it is immoral; because we have greater needs here at home that require our attention and our funds; because we’re already $1 trillion poorer due to these endless, mindless wars; because America should not be policing the world; because we refuse to enrich the military industrial complex while impoverishing our nation; because endless wars will never result in peace; because we have meddled enough in foreign policy in the Middle East and cannot risk any further blowback; because we’re sick and tired of fomenting civil wars in far-flung places; because we’re not going to assist rebel fighters in overthrowing a foreign government, only to later unseat those same forces when they can’t be controlled; because using the overused fear tactic about “weapons of mass destruction” doesn’t carry much weight anymore; because the only “compelling national security interest” right now is taking back control of our run-away government; because in the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, “When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die”; because while there may be causes worth dying for, there are none worth killing for; because Gandhi was right when he asked “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”; because all war is a crime; and because there are never any winners in war, only losers. http://original.antiwar.com/jwhitehead/2013/09/05/ten-reasons-why-america-does-not-need-to-go-to-war-over-syria/


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Natural National Defense

What is so mind boggling about the United States maintaining an empire of troops and bases around the world and spending so much money on “defense” is that America has been blessed with natural national defense. It’s called the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/laurence-m-vance/the-military-junta-is-seizing-control/


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Depends of how much of a buffer is needed,island bases for the 'competition's" naval/air refueling, etc. especially in the pacific rim. Unless you think Catalina Island is sufficient margin. But yeah, it was practicable rationale, before we became an israeli protectorate/outpost.

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Soft Machine: A Bright Ray of Hope for Bradley Manning

Many people have worried about the fate of Bradley Manning, a lone soldier who informed the world of war crimes being committed by the War Machine that has devoured the American republic and turned its ravaging, profit-reaping fury on the world. As we all know, Manning is now in the iron grip of that Machine, facing the prospect of life in prison for his truth-telling, having already endured a long incarceration marked by episodes of relentless psychological torture. Many people quite reasonably dread what awaits Manning when the Military Court hands down its inevitable verdict against him. But wait — perhaps all is not lost after all. In the long dark night of our military imperium, a shaft of light, of hope, has suddenly appeared. And it comes from — of all places — the very pinnacle of the military justice system that is bearing down on Manning: the Court of Appeal of the Armed Forces of the United States. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2337-soft-machine-a-bright-ray-of-hope-for-bradley-manning.html


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The Evil of the National-Security State

What is “national security”? No one really knows. There is certainly no precise definition of the term. It’s actually whatever the government says it is. National security is one of the most meaningless, nebulous, nonsensical terms in the English language, but, at the same time, the most important term in the lives of the American people. All the government has to do is say “national security,” and all discussion and debate shuts down. If the government says that national security is at stake, that’s the end of the story. Federal judges will immediately dismiss lawsuits as soon as the government claims, “The case is a threat to national security, your honor.” Congress will immediately suspend investigations when the government claims that national security is at stake. The Justice Department will defer to the national-security establishment when it raises the issue of national security. National security, a term not even in the Constitution, trumps everything. http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/07/jacob-g-hornberger/the-murder-of-jfk/


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Iraq Collapse Shows Bankruptcy of Interventionism

by Ron Paul. From Iraq to Libya to Mali to Syria to Afghanistan, U.S. interventions have an unbroken record of making matters far worse. Yet regardless of the disasters produced, all the interventionists offer is a more aggressive U.S. foreign policy. We must learn the appropriate lessons from the disaster of Iraq. We cannot continue to invade countries, install puppet governments, build new nations, create centrally planned economies, engage in social engineering, and force democracy at the barrel of a gun. The rest of the world is tired of U.S. interventionism, and the U.S. taxpayer is tired of footing the bill for U.S. interventionism. http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2013/06/02/iraq-collapse-shows-bankruptcy-of-interventionism/#.UayHlosQ0qE.email


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VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets’ Illnesses

It’s not every day that a scientist creates such intense drama on Capitol Hill. But Dr. Steven S. Coughlin’s charges that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials hid, manipulated, and even lied about research pertaining to Gulf War Illness (GWI) and health problems plaguing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are still causing fallout a month after his stunning testimony before a key House subcommittee. “The implications of his testimony are profound,” declared Anthony Hardie, 45, a Gulf War veteran who serves on the congressionally appointed Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC). Veterans and their advocates, as well as many in the scientific community, have long believed that the VA avoids responsibility for veterans’ care by downplaying or outright ignoring evidence linking wartime experiences—such as exposure to Agent Orange, chemical weapons, or toxic pollution—to veterans’ chronic medical issues back home. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/va-whistleblower-ignites-firestorm-over-vets-illnesses/


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Filling the Empty Battlefield

In the ensuing years, it was as if Scahill had taken Johnson’s observation to heart — that we Americans can’t see our world as it is. And little wonder, since so much of the American way of war has plunged into the shadows. As two administrations in Washington arrogated ever greater war-making and national security powers, they began to develop a new, off-the-books, undeclared style of war-making. In the process, they transformed an increasingly militarized CIA, a hush-hush crew called the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and a shiny new “perfect weapon” and high-tech fantasy object, the drone, into the president’s own privatized military. In these years, war and the path to it were becoming the private business and property of the White House and the national security state — and no one else. Little of this, of course, was a secret to those on the receiving end. It was only Americans who were not supposed to know much about what was being done in their name. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2013/04/23/filling-the-empty-battlefield/


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Iran Represents a Deathblow to U.S. Global Hegemony

George Kennan, who was one of the main architects of U.S. foreign policy in the post-Second World War era, also noted with candidness and prescience: “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.” Thus we see how after the “evil empire” of the Soviet Union collapsed the U.S. has been flailing to contrive a replacement “enemy” and pretext for its essential militarism. The 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent “war on terror” has fulfilled this purpose to a degree, even though it is replete with contradictions that belie its fraudulence, such as the support given to Al Qaeda terrorist elements currently to overthrow the government of Syria. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34586.htm#.UWqkAgqcgcc.email


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Neo-Con War Addiction Threatens Our Future

by Ron Paul. The neo-con ideology promotes endless war, but neo-cons fight their battles with the blood of others. From the comfortable, subsidized offices of magazines like the Weekly Standard, the neo-conservatives urge the United States to engage in endless war – to be fought by the victims of the “poverty draft” from states where there are few jobs. Ironically, these young people cannot find more productive work because the Federal Reserve’s endless money printing to keep the war machine turning has destroyed our economy. The six trillion dollars that will be spent on the Iraq war are merely pieces of printed paper that further erode the dollar’s purchasing power now and well into the future. It is the inflation tax, which is the most regressive and cruel of all. http://original.antiwar.com/paul/2013/03/24/neo-con-war-addiction-threatens-our-future/


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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

The Cold War is over. The Soviet Union is gone. Mao’s China is gone, though a mightier China has emerged, as America’s share of the global economy is shrinking. Moreover, as ex-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mike Mullen contends, our greatest strategic threat is not Kim Jong Un or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the soaring national debt. And if, as Republicans insist, we have a debt crisis because we are “spending too much,” spending will have to be cut — discretionary spending, entitlements and defense. And the only question about the defense cuts is not whether they are coming, but where. What is needed is what America, since the collapse of the Soviet Empire, has stubbornly resisted doing: a strategic review of all U.S. commitments abroad to determine which remain vital to the national security. Before we decide what our defense forces should be, let us determine what is in the U.S. vital interest to defend at risk of war. http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2013/02/21/cut-commitments-not-muscle/


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Military Cuts and the Global Empire

The mere suggestion that armed services cutbacks are unpatriotic or places the homeland in peril is an invented euphemism to disguise the true nature of the coercive global empire that has replaced our Constitutional Republic. http://batr.org/gulag/021713.html


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Seeing the Reality of the Vietnam War, 50 Years Late

Now, in Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse has for the first time put together a comprehensive picture, written with mastery and dignity, of what American forces actually were doing in Vietnam. The findings disclose an almost unspeakable truth … Episodes of devastation, murder, massacre, rape, and torture once considered isolated atrocities were in fact the norm, adding up to a continuous stream of atrocity, unfolding, year after year, throughout that country. http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175639/tomgram%3A_jonathan_schell%2C_seeing_the_reality_of_the_vietnam_war%2C_50_years_late/


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putnamvt

Soviet expansionism tactics, with all the atrocities was very real, despite what the slanted textbooks and MASH reruns indoctrinate. Serves us right though - we trusted the Jew in 1941.

putnamvt

BS Detector - It is impossible to avoid doing such things in any war . North Vietnam/Vietcong were doing the same - just the promarxist media in the US didn't amplify it like they did on their own country- ....With communists Jews onshore here, practicing "Leninist Revolutionary Defeatism"(look it up) aiding them and giving them comfort- the enemy was encouraged not to negotiate faithfully & the war was prolonged . Where are the Peace Now riot- stagers and campus -burners , and now that we are involved in hate wars for Zionism, the media hushes such things up and ramps up anti Islamic. Not to mention the 911 false flag.....Stains of disloyalty cannot be erased, Bill Kristol, etc.

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The U.S. War Machine

Throughout American history we see many precursors for U.S. warmaking. Ever since World War I, the United States has maintained an active role in global affairs, at the cost of many thousands of American lives and many domestic freedoms. Yet much more recently than any of those antecedents to the modern war machine, a major shift took place. And that was World War II, the “Good War,” the last clear-cut and most widely celebrated military victory enjoyed by the United States, the one to which liberals unfavorably compare Bush’s adventures, and conservatives invoke as precedents for their own preferred war policies. It was in World War II that the U.S. warfare state blossomed into its modern form. http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/book-review-the-u-s-war-machine/


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Drones are Fool’s Gold: They Prolong Wars We Can’t Win

The greatest threat to world peace is not from nuclear weapons and their possible proliferation. It is from drones and their certain proliferation. Nuclear bombs are useless weapons, playthings for the powerful or those aspiring to power. Drones are now sweeping the global arms market. There are some 10,000 said to be in service, of which a thousand are armed and mostly American. Some reports say they have killed more non-combatant civilians than died in 9/11. I have not read one independent study of the current drone wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the horn of Africa that suggests these weapons serve any strategic purpose. Their “success” is expressed solely in body count, the number of so-called “al-Qaida-linked commanders” killed. If body count were victory, the Germans would have won Stalingrad and the Americans Vietnam. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/10/drones-fools-gold-prolong-wars


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Propaganda 101: Pentagon to Debut Most Expensive Weapons Program Ever in New Superman Film

The relationship between the military and Hollywood is a cozy one. Filmmakers get access to high-tech, tax-payer funded hardware, and the Pentagon gets to literally re-write the scripts, editing out anything they perceive as portraying the military negatively. http://www.infowars.com/propaganda-101-pentagon-to-debut-most-exve-weapons-program-ever-in-new-superman-filmpensi/


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Conrad

Even WW1 & WW2 was for the benefit of the Jews. I wonder if we will ever wake up? www. jackswar. com

putnamvt

If "Hollywood" disapproves, as they did when we were up against communism, there's the "MASH" or "Apocalypse Now" or "Dr.Strangelove" etc etc etc etc spins.

TheSouthernNationalist

The zion machine knows how to pull the wool over people's eyes, they have mastered this craft. Hopefully more and more of our folk will awaken to this deception.

putnamvt

It's "cozy, alright, BUT ONLY as long as we're involved in warfare to benefit Zionism. ( See WW2)

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Rumors of Wars

Jobs and the economy are rightly the focus of the upcoming election because of their immediate impact on every American, but it is also essential to address the issue of how a dysfunctional and horrifically expensive foreign and defense policy has made every American poorer and even threatened the continued existence of our republican form of government. It is a discussion that must take place even if the two major parties do their best to avoid it. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2012/09/19/rumors-of-wars/


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The Real ‘Defense’ Budget

While everyone knows that the defense budget is large — even in the numbers that the public sees as the formally admitted figures by the Department of Defense — the truth is that when one scratches beneath the bureaucratic veneer, national security spending is much larger, nearly double the amount U.S. citizens are told. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/the-real-defense-budget/253327/#


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Washington’s Militarized Mindset

Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began. Certainly, a smaller percentage of us — less than 1% — serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington’s constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans. And yet the militarization of the United States and the strengthening of the National Security Complex continues to accelerate. The Pentagon is, by now, a world unto itself, with a staggering budget at a moment when no other power or combination of powers comes near to challenging this country’s might. In the post-9/11 era, the military-industrial complex has been thoroughly mobilized under the rubric of “privatization” and now goes to war with the Pentagon. With its $80 billion-plus budget, the intelligence bureaucracy has simply exploded. There are so many competing agencies and outfits, surrounded by a universe of private intelligence contractors, all swathed in a penumbra of secrecy, and they have grown so large, mainly under the Pentagon’s aegis, that you could say intelligence is now a ruling way of life in Washington — and it, too, is being thoroughly militarized. Even the once-civilian CIA has undergone a process of para-militarization and now runs its own “covert” drone wars in Pakistan and elsewhere. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2012/07/05/washingtons-militarized-mindset/


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The Naked and the Dead: Raw Hubris is Still the Rule

Every few weeks, we hear another story on the great danger posed to the security of the Republic if there is even a miniscule reduction in the rate of growth in the Pentagon budget. With wringing hands and furrowed brow and tones of stern alarum, they say the spigot must remain at full spate — must even be increased — if the shining city on the hill is to have the slightest chance to hold off the Yellow Peril, the Persian Menace, the Muslim Horde and all the other unknown unknowns that threaten our sacred way of life. This is currently pitched in the context of budget cuts and austerity measures which have sadly been enforced on us all by the moral imperative of saving our financial elites from bearing the slightest tincture of responsibility or discomfort for the global economic meltdown they inadvertently and accidentally caused by years of systematic, deliberate and well-documented fraud. But of course, the Pentagon has been crying poor for years — and never more so than in the 21st century, when it has commanded budgets beyond all human comprehension: trillions piled upon trillions, a floodtide sluicing off in a myriad of rivulets, coursing in all directions. http://www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/2259-the-naked-and-the-dead-raw-hubris-is-still-the-rule.html


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Springtime For The Military-Industrial Complex

Military contractors have nothing to fear. Whether it is the Pacific buildup to contain Chinese ambition, or drone strikes in the horn of Africa or Pakistan, or the completely-failed drug war, or using the ghost of Kony to establish a toehold in Africa to compete with China for African minerals, or an attempted deposition of Bashar Assad or Egypt’s new Islamist regime, or bombing Iran’s uranium-enrichment facilities, or a conflict over mineral rights in the Arctic, or (as Paul Krugman desires — and what the heck, it’s 2012, why not?) an alien invasion, or a new global conflict arising out of a global economic reset, it’s springtime for the military contractors. It’s everyone else who should be worried. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-springtime-military-industrial-complex


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Time to Get Out of the Middle East

So the military-industrial complex — the lobbyists, the weapons makers, the media — may accept it if Obama kills 14 women and 21 children to get one suspected terrorist. More terrorism means more weapons spending. For the lucky few it’s a self-perpetuating stairway to riches. Yet for wider society it means spending time, money and effort on war, instead of on domestic prosperity. It means the constant threat of terrorism. And it means the loss of our liberty, as the security state adopts increasingly paranoid anti-terrorism measures. We should do to others as we would have done to ourselves. That means — unless we are comfortable with the idea of ourselves living under military occupation and drone strikes — getting out of the middle east, and letting that region solve its own problems — forget another costly and destructive occupation in Syria. Slash the war and occupation spending, and redirect the money to making America independent of middle eastern energy and resources. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-time-get-out-middle-east


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Drone Warfare in America

How would Obama supporters feel if they learned that their beloved President was running far-to-the-authoritarian-right of arch-hawk Charles Krauthammer on one particular civil liberties issue? Sadly, the answer is that the most Obama supporters probably wouldn’t feel very much at all, because support for Obama has always predominantly been emotion-driven (he promised change “you can believe in”, not “change that I can logically convince you will be beneficial“). But I digress. Charles Krauthammer weighed in on FOX yesterday to telegraph his opposition to bringing drone warfare to the skies of America. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-drone-warfare-america


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Brewing a Conflict with China

China’s rise is a great boon to the U.S. military/security complex, which governs America in which there is a pretense of “freedom and democracy.” China is the profitable replacement for the “Soviet threat.” As the days go by, the presstitute media will create in the feeble minds of Americans “The CHINA Threat.” Soon whatever little remains of the U.S. living standard will be sacrificed to Washington’s confrontation with China, along with the seizure of our pensions and personal savings in order to deter “the China threat.” http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/04/30/brewing-a-conflict-with-china/


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Raymond

The decaying, jewed-up, morally and financially bankrupt US Empire is speeding headlong into the garbage heap of history from this kind of unsustainable insanity just like the USSR did, and it can't happen soon enough!

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America’s Lasting Stranglehold on the Middle East

People who actually work for the military empire and aren’t running for office tend to be very honest about America’s monstrous foreign policy. The fact that America has helped prop up barbarous dictatorships throughout the Middle East for decades isn’t really allowed in the polite political debates of the day, never mind that they badly want that system to continue. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2012/04/19/americas-lasting-stranglehold-on-the-middle-east/


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putnamvt

Erm, " Middle East Jew Entity's Lasting Stranglehold On America"

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SOPA Changes Name to CISPA

After withdrawing the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the face of massive protests, the House & Senate are scheduled to address a much more fascist internet bill by the end of the month, CISPA. CISPA (Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) would classify the internet as national security infrastructure, and place its entire control under the Pentagon and the NSA. http://silverdoctors.blogspot.com/2012/04/sopa-changes-name-to-cispa.html


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War: Marching Toward Syria, Eyes Cast on Iran

While all the incessant warmongering directed toward Iran at the annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington was grabbing the headlines, the momentum for Western intervention into Syria continued to steadily build. All those neo-con “real men,” it appears, just might prefer to go to Tehran via Damascus. Taking to the Senate floor on Monday, Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the first supporters of arming the Free Syrian Army, upped the ante by calling for a U.S.-led air campaign against Syrian military targets. McCain deemed such an escalation necessary to establish “humanitarian corridors.” http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29641


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Hope in the Belly of the Beast

Under our system of elected oligarchy, whoever screams the loudest gets the biggest piece of the policy pie. Since most normal Americans don’t think about foreign policy issues except when it’s thrown in their faces – a major war breaks out, or if the blowback from one of our overseas extravaganzas takes them by surprise – the debate on this subject is dominated by a triad of special interest groups: 1) The military-industrial complex, otherwise known as war profiteers, 2) the neoconservatives, who believe in perpetual war as a matter of high principle, and 3) the well-organized and wealthy Israel lobby, which has as its mandate to keep the US engaged not only with Israel but with the global network of protectorates, alliances, and client states that make up the American Empire. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/02/26/hope-in-the-belly-of-the-beast/


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The Merchants of Death and Me

America’s lashing out at the world is the product of a phony narrative that suggests that there are thousands of rabid terrorists standing by waiting to board the next Icelandic Air flight to arrive in Newark and start spreading havoc. It just ain’t so. Most of the people we regard as terrorists are local folks who are fed up with their own governments and wouldn’t be able to do anything if transplanted into another culture in another land even if some obliging FBI agent were to provide them with a phony bomb to use. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2011/11/02/the-merchants-of-death-and-me/


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Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?

The dimensions of the National Security Complex now beggar the imagination. In fact, everything about it should make it the global yardstick for “too big to fail.” The Pentagon budget is, for instance, about 50% higher today than the Cold War average and accounts for nearly half of all military expenditures globally. And yet it has kept right on growing; and if bailed-out bankers continue to take home their bonuses as thanks for practically sinking the country, top Pentagon types continue to take home their golden pensions with future revolving-door opportunities in the military-industrial complex always available. If you really want to grasp the enormity of the National Security Complex, just consider this stat: today, 4.2 million federal workers and employees of private contractors have security clearances — about, that is, the population of New Zealand or Lebanon. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2011/10/20/is-the-national-security-complex-too-big-to-fail/


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Obama’s Imperial Arrogance

Candidate Obama promised peace. As president, he double downed Bush and then some, waging multiple direct and proxy wars. The business of America is war. Washington has a permanent war policy. Republicans and Democrats perpetuate it. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29464.htm


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Two Sides (Republican and Democrat), of the Same Bloated War-Mongering Military Over-Spending Debate

There is not much difference between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to military spending. Most likely your representative is for maintaining bloated military expenditures no matter what their party affiliation. Moreover, key Republicans are even willing to raise your taxes to support this bloat. http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-sides-republican-and-democrat-of.html


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Supercommittee Co-Chairman Patty Murray Accepts Award from Defense Industry as She Mulls Cuts to Pentagon Budget

When Senator John Kyl, a Republican member of the “supercommittee” charged with reducing the federal deficits by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, threatened to walk out on the panel if cuts to the defense budget were open for discussion, it was big news. Far less attention, almost none, in fact, has been paid to Democratic Senator Patty Murray, a co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. But a recent award that the senator from Washington received may say more about the likelihood of cuts to the defense budget than the Arizona Republican’s tough talk. So, perhaps, does Murray’s refusal to discuss it. http://www.alternet.org/world/152611


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U.S. to Build Massive New Prison in Afghanistan

As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan. http://www.uruknet.com/?p=m81592&fb=1


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LabMan

The U.S.falling apart everywhere,but funds for a prison in Afghanistan?,no problem,wonder which government officials company has the no bid contract?

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For Officials, 9/11 Means Gushing About Wars and Demanding Continued Funding

President Obama raised more than a few eyebrows with his declaration yesterday that 9/11 made the US “stronger,” but officials past and present seem to have all fallen in line with the general narrative of 9/11 as the start of a glorious new period of American history, defined exclusively by endless wars and runaway military spending. Admiral Michael Mullen, the outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, cheered the past decade as “America’s military ventured forth as the long arm and clenched fist of an angry nation at war,” celebrating the “vengeance” visited upon assorted enemies over that period. The “all’s well and ends well” sentiment was shared by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who declared that the terrorist attacks had changed America “mostly in good ways.” For those hoping to look past the gushing, the various self-congratulatory interviews also afforded ample time to shill for more wars going forward, with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld insisting a terrorist attack was “imminent” if Congress dared to cut the record military budget, which dwarfs even the massive budgets Rumsfeld had to work with. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/09/11/for-officials-911-means-gushing-about-wars-and-demanding-continued-funding/


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Shadow Warriors: Movin’ On Up

For decades the U.S. military has waged clandestine war on virtually every continent on the globe, but for the first time, high-ranking Special Operations Forces (SOF) officers are moving out of the shadows and into the command mainstream. Their emergence suggests the U.S. is embarking on a military sea change that will replace massive deployments, like Iraq and Afghanistan, with stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones. Its implications for civilian control of foreign policy promise to be profound. http://original.antiwar.com/hallinan/2011/08/21/shadow-warriors-movin-on-up/


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No Early End to Libya War Expected

Which is great news for the arms merchants and the madmen behind the U.S. policy of permanent war with the Arab world. http://original.antiwar.com/lobe/2011/07/19/no-early-end-to-libya-war-expected/


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Petraeus Credited With Ramping Up Afghan Killing

After his repeated escalations left the situation dramatically worse, Gen. David McKiernan was replaced as commander in Afghanistan, leaving in failure. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, his replacement, escalated the war further, and after another year of rising death tolls, he was asked to resign in failure. Officials were keen on Gen. David Petraeus, the next replacement, was seen as the silver bullet solution for this war. So after another year of escalation, and worsening violence, Petraeus is leaving too. Incredibly, however, ramping up the killings is being spun as a great success. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/07/19/petraeus-credited-with-ramping-up-afghan-killing/


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Why the War Machine Keeps on Running

Today, the United States is locked in a throes of perpetual war, and our politics are dominated by its political handmaiden, perpetual fear. If you doubt this, just think about the recent expansion of drone assaults to Libya and Somalia or your next invasive pat down in an airport or the continuation of the onerous Patriot Act. Some critics believe perpetual war is driven primarily by the lust for empire. No doubt, empire lusting is a factor, but for the reasons I explained in The Domestic Roots of Perpetual War, I believe perpetual war is primarily the issue of a deadly mutation of domestic politics, particularly the imperative to prop up a sclerotic Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) — a political-economic faction that lost its raison d’être when the Cold War ended, and now needs the perpetual threat of war, to pump money through it, if it is to survive and flourish on its own terms, at the expense of others. http://www.counterpunch.org/spinney07052011.html


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Jungleboots

Why does the war machine keep going? To answer that, you must look at what countries are being destroyed and who has the most to gain by them being destroyed. I hate to be the person that constantly talks about or says it's the Jews but Israel and the jews are the driving force once again behind the mideast destruction. The U.S is on borrowed time, that is quit obvious, so the jews need as many as their enemies blown-up before the U.S.S.A dies. If the controlled country called America were out to take care of all dictators, I can name about 12 in Afrika that have never been touched. How about Mugabe? That communist kaffir has been in power since 1980 and he turned the once jewel of the English Empire Rhodesia into a waste land. Why never any mention of him? I think we all know the answer to that. It's the Jews people and yes with the help of their enablers. All roads of filth and destruction pass thru the Khazarians...

LabMan

It becomes a reality that these wars will never end,the terror "suspects"will simply cross another border,"thank you MSM",and we just have to pursue them!,the mindset of the American sheeple adds to our fall,while watching a major league baseball game on July 4th,I witnessed the broadcast team interviewing a soldier in Afghanistan,they asked if he was happy that his home team was playing well,his reply was immediate,"I would deploy once a year if it would keep the team playing as it is now"!,before I passed this statement off as just a joke,I realized that he signed up on his own,to be where he was.

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U.S. Cost of War at Least $3.7 Trillion and Counting

When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag for America’s wars. In addition to the incalculable cost of human life, the financial cost to support ten years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq will likely exceed $4 trillion. Worse still, there’s no end in sight. (AP) Staggering as it is, that figure grossly underestimates the total cost of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the U.S. Treasury and ignores more imposing costs yet to come. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/06/29-0


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American Wars Will Be Increasingly Secret

The ability of the President to go to war against the wishes of Congress and the American people has expanded dramatically over the years. But technological advances in airpower are beginning to allow entire wars to be conducted without the introduction of United States Armed Forces into any field of conflict. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/06/16/american-wars-will-be-increasingly-secret/


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CNAS Conference Becomes ‘Thumbsucker’

This is the fourth year I’ve attended and written about the perennial flocking of Washington’s military courtier class, otherwise known as the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) annual conference, always at the luxurious Willard Continental Hotel, always attended by thousands of dark blue suits and an impressive contingent of active duty military officers. I’m afraid it might be my last. The event I once said was “so pumped up by its own mission of salvation for the broader Middle East and Central Asia that it could take off like a rocket ship of its own self-satisfaction into the stratosphere,” has become so thin and milquetoast it seems at risk of floating away—period. It really did leave one almost wishing for the near-giddy arrogance of the old COIN cheerleader days circa 2009. Back then you could say there was a “buzz,” now there’s hardly a pulse. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2011/06/06/cnas-conference-becomes-thumbsucker/


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LabMan

Pakistan is next according to Kelley,and of course she is not the only one saying it,we are pretty certain what lies ahead for Iran,and who knows where those "rascal terrorists"will go next,why they just may circle back to Iraq,so we better keep forces there,and Afghanistan may slip backward also,remember that the pentagon reported that there was a group of "100" bad guys in the area,that number heads up toward 3 or 400,possibly another "surge"will be needed.

Skorzeny

It's not our government. It belongs to the globalists. They are against national sovereignty. They use the sons of Americans to fight the wars to enlarge the Empire. The same Empire that will cost the sons of Americans to lose their country and all that it meant. National sovereignty hampers the ability of the globalists to make money faster. I sometimes wonder, what will the globalists do when they have all the worlds money and resources?

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Gates: U.S. Military Will Always Have a ‘Full Menu’

Gates also said that even though he “hopes” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will eventually wind down, the US military “has never been at a loss in being told to find things to do,” seeing a number of potential conflicts on the horizon. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/06/03/gates-even-after-iraq-afghanistan-military-will-find-plenty-to-do/


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The American Deep State

Lake’s “deep state” critique seems to center on the ability of this network of retirees to excessively influence state policy and even work to undermine the national interest for their own benefit. The U.S. defense budget is the largest piece of the budget and unceasingly increases despite a lagging economy and crippling levels of federal debt. America’s bloated, corporatist, military-industrial complex disproportionately influences policy and results in a violent and oppressive military empire of global reach which manifests in various ways that endanger the American people. As for the intelligence community, it is well known to be, as a Washington Post investigation put it, “so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it, or exactly how many agencies do the same work.” “Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies,” reported the Post, “work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence.” This is a monster, unelected intelligence world that is clearly beyond the grasp of any President or Congressman and, since it maintains its employees beyond election cycles it almost surely operates with a level of autonomy that would make most voters and policymakers cringe. In a post-9/11 world where our highest enemies are the result of blowback, these realities are not rocket science. http://original.antiwar.com/jglaser/2011/05/26/the-american-deep-state/


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1994: Army War College Paper Proposes Use of Computer Generated Insurgents

In 2008, Old-Thinker News reported on a 1994 strategic paper published by the U.S. Army War College titled “Revolution In Military Affairs And Conflict Short Of War,” written by Dr. Steven Metz (who works for the RAND Corporation) and James Kievit. Recent events have made this paper even more precient than ever. The document outlines an eerily familiar scenario in which a group of revolutionaries within government hijack control of the levers of power and begin a program of pre-emptive war, psychological operations at home and abroad, and false flag attacks blamed on “…computer generated insurgent leader[s]“. http://www.oldthinkernews.com/?p=1272


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Washington’s Endless War Shuffle

Someday, when historians look back, they will undoubtedly be struck by the utter inanity, not to say collective insanity, of the United States fighting what our president has called a “war of necessity,” now in its tenth year, in Afghanistan, as well as a “covert” war in the Pakistani tribal borderlands. It will undoubtedly look like a classic case of a declining empire overextending itself, squandering its treasury, and then, in its moment of crisis, extending itself yet further. After all, the date to get U.S. “combat troops” out of Afghanistan has already been officially put off to the end of 2014, more than three years away, and that doesn’t even include U.S. trainers and other supposedly noncombat troops, possibly numbering in the tens of thousands, who may remain for years more. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/04-1


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The U.S. Maxes Out Its Credit Card

The U.S. dollar sank further last week and gold hit $1,500 an ounce, frightening investors and destabilizing financial markets. A leading credit rating agency warned the US AAA rating might be downgraded. While Rome burned, President Obama and the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress traded childish taunts and hot air. Both parties refused to tell Americans the painful truth: government’s yawning $1.4 trillion US budget deficit had to be slashed to prevent a financial meltdown. That would mean pain for everyone. But the two political parties are deadlocked: Obama’s Democrats want to raise taxes. Republicans demand tax cuts. They want to cut health, education and welfare, all three sacred cows to the Democrats, while increasing military spending when 40 million Americans draw government food aid. This dishonest debate mostly ignores the 800-lb gorilla in the room: America’s bloated $750-900 billion annual military spending. Some experts put total annual US military and intelligence spending at $1.2 trillion. Few American politicians dare suggest seriously trimming the Pentagon’s runaway spending. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27950.htm


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Shunning the Word ‘Permanent’ and With Good Reason

Military bases R U.S. Or so it seems. After the invasion of 2003, the Pentagon promptly started constructing a series of monster bases in occupied Iraq, the size of small American towns and with most of the amenities of home. These were for a projected garrison of 30,000 to 40,000 U.S. troops that top officials of the Bush administration initially anticipated would be free to hang out in that country for an armed eternity. In the end, hundreds of bases were built. (And now, hundreds have been closed down or handed over to the Iraqis and in some cases looted). With present U.S. troop strength at about 47,000 (not counting mercenaries) and falling, American officials are now practically pleading with an Iraqi government moving ever closer to the Iranians to let some American forces remain at a few giant bases beyond the official end-of-2011 withdrawal date. Meanwhile, post-2003, the U.S. went on a base-building (or expanding) spree in the Persian Gulf, digging in and enlarging facilities in Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, “home” to the U.S. Fifth Fleet. In that island kingdom, an Obama administration preaching “democracy” elsewhere has stood by in the face of a fierce Bahraini-Saudi campaign of repression against a majority Shiite movement for greater freedom. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/22


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Insider Reveals Diabolical Secrets Of The The Rand Corporation

Cuban-born journalist and author Alex Abella was allowed exclusive access inside the RAND Corporation to view their archives. What he discovered was a plot driven by mad scientists, behaviorists, and generals who were intent on starting world war three and fleecing the American people in the process. Once he was a skeptic on the subject of conspiracy theories and the new world order, but after his work with the RAND Corporation he is now convinced that this top secret think tank has been pulling the strings of American government for at least 60 years. http://truth11.com/2010/12/18/insider-reveals-diabolical-secrets-of-the-the-rand-corporation/


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The Obama-Gates Scam on Military Spending

Obama is not a “socialist,” he’s a stooge of Wall Street and the Pentagon. http://www.counterpunch.org/porter04212011.html


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The U.S. War on China

Press TV has interviewed Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of U.S. Treasury from Panama City, who gives his insight on the revolution in Libya and why U.S. President Barack Obama needs to overthrow Qaddafi when no other U.S. presidents did. http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts300.html


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LabMan

Mr.Roberts brings the truth to us in this story,and if all else fails,will China face the same fate as Japan?

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Morale to the Left, Morale to the Right, and Not a Stop to Think

Ever wonder why the US military can’t win wars? Why a few ragtag guerillas could send it running out of Somalia (Black Hawk Down)? Why one guy with a truck bomb could chase the Marines out of Lebanon? Why the attempt to rescue the hostages in Iran was such a disaster? Why the world’s most expensive military can’t win its unending wars against peasants with rifles? How is this possible? http://www.lewrockwell.com/reed/reed204.html


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Obama’s Terror War On Libya

Since WW II, America’s gone to war as much to wage as win them because so many profiteers benefit. The prospect of peace, in fact, terrifies government, military officials, and corporate predators, so new enemies are invented when old ones are vanquished, are no longer of interest, or conflicts end for other reasons. Wars are solely for wealth and power, never humanitarian intervention to liberate oppressed people or promote democracy. They’re notions, in fact, US leaders won’t tolerate, notably Obama, doubling down on Bush, waging his Iraq and Afghan wars, fighting two others in Pakistan and Libya, another allied with Israel against Palestine, as well as proxy wars in Somalia, Central Africa, Yemen, Bahrain, Haiti, Honduras, and Colombia. http://www.countercurrents.org/lendman040411.htm


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Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

by Paul Craig Roberts. The U.S. dollar’s value is likely to fall further in terms of other currencies, because nothing is being done about the U.S. budget and trade deficits. Obama’s budget, if passed, doesn’t reduce the deficit over the next ten years by enough to cover the projected deficit in the FY 2012 budget. Indeed, the deficits are likely to be substantially larger than forecast. The military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned Americans a half century ago, is more powerful than ever and shows no inclination to halt the wars for U.S. hegemony. The cost of these wars is enormous. The U.S. media, being good servants for the government, only reports the out-of-pocket or current cost of the wars, which is only about one-third of the real cost. The current cost leaves out the cost of life-long care for the wounded and maimed, the cost of life-long military pensions of those who fought in the wars, the replacement costs of the destroyed equipment, the opportunity cost of the resources wasted in war, and other costs. The true cost of America’s illegal Iraq invasion, which was based entirely on lies, fabrications and deceptions, is at least $3,000 billion according to economist Joseph Stiglitz and budget expert Linda Bilmes. The same for the Afghan war, which is ongoing. If the Afghan war lasts as long as the Pentagon says it needs to, the cost will be a multiple of the cost of the Iraq war. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27644.htm


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lorijayne

What will happen to all of those way old congressman and representatives and senates? All this is being okeyed because those people are well taken care of from all the money they get from all that "hard work" This all begins right there with those people. It seems that the words WAR and KILL are a favorite of those whom have control over a nation. The soldiers are trapped where they are and most likely regret joining the force.

lorijayne

What will happen to all of those way old congressman and representatives and senates? All this is being okeyed because those people are well taken care of from all the money they get from all that "hard work" This all begins right there with those people. It seems that the words WAR and KILL are a favorite of those whom have control over a nation

LabMan

PCR writes,"where is all of this leading?,it is leading to the destruction of social security and medicare"!,he of course is correct,and that will lead to the demise of millions of senior citizens, allowing corporations to stop paying pensions,anyone see an endgame here?

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Prisoners Help Build Patriot Missiles

This spring, the United Arab Emirates is expected to close a deal for $7 billion dollars’ worth of American arms. Nearly half of the cash will be spent on Patriot missiles, which cost as much as $5.9 million apiece. But what makes those eye-popping sums even more shocking is that some of the workers manufacturing parts for those Patriot missiles are prisoners, earning as little as 23 cents an hour. (Credit Justin Rohrlich with the catch.) The work is done by Unicor, previously known as Federal Prison Industries. It’s a government-owned corporation, established during the Depression, that employs about 20,000 inmates in 70 prisons to make everything from clothing to office furniture to solar panels to military electronics. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/03/prisoners-help-build-patriot-missiles/


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War Uber Alles

The United States government cannot get enough of war. With Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime falling to a rebelling population, CNN reports that a Pentagon spokesman said that the U.S. is looking at all options from the military side. http://original.antiwar.com/paul-craig-roberts/2011/02/25/war-uber-alles/


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lorijayne

It is too bad that these little boys never grown up because they are hell bent on treating real people like those plastic army men... The word KILL seems to be their favorite along with WAR. What a shame. I am at times ashamed of being part of humankind. The animals don't have it any better. We all need the truth of life and we all want to live but not when our lives are in the wrong hands. Greed or stupidity stands on the pedistal that guides us through what has been brought on by the same.

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The Empire’s Out of Control ‘Defense’ Budget May Increase Yet Again

Despite calls on Capitol Hill for major defense budget cuts, the Pentagon next week will unveil the largest budget in its history — driven by an expanding list of what defines national security. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said his proposed $553 billion budget “represents, in my view, the minimum level of defense spending that is necessary, given the complex and unpredictable array of security challenges the United States faces around the globe.” Those challenges now include pandemic diseases, piracy, human trafficking, rising oceans, national debt, education, cyber warfare, the wars on terrorism and traditional state-to-state threats. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/02/10/v-print/108449/pentagon-budget-multiplies-as.html


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Overkill: Future Weapons, Future Wars, and the New Arms Race

In the future, the power of magnetism will be harnessed to make today’s high explosives seem feeble, “guided bullets” will put the current crop of snipers to shame, and new multi-purpose missiles will strike targets in a flash from high-flying drones. At least, that’s part of the Pentagon’s battlefield vision of tomorrow’s tomorrow. Ordinarily, planning for the future is not a U.S. government forte. A mere glance at the national debt, now around $14 trillion and climbing, or two recent studies showing how China’s green technology investments have outpaced U.S. efforts should drive home that fact. But one government agency is always forward-looking, the Department of Defense’s blue skies research branch, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/01-0


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The Battle for Conservative Hearts and Minds

News that a clear majority of conservatives want to reduce the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, plus reports of an emerging right-left coalition against the war, have served as hopeful signs in the heretofore quixotic pursuit to arrest the giant gears of the American war machine. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2011/01/24/the-battle-for-conservative-hearts-and-minds/


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Lockheed Gets Big Bucks to Prep Soldiers for Urban War

By the end of the year, the U.S. Army will leave Iraq. But Iraq isn’t going to leave the U.S. Army. American soldiers spent seven years patrolling the urban neighborhoods of Iraq; its troops battled insurgents there block-by-block and house-by-house. Now that the Army is getting out of Iraq, it wants to make sure its urban combat skills don’t wither away. So it today it gave Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $287 million to build Urban Operations Training Systems — essentially, giant simulation facilities and modules to help soldiers get ready for life in the big, bad city. http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/lockheed-gets-big-bucks-to-prep.html


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From Military-Industrial Complex to Permanent War State

Fifty years after Dwight D. Eisenhower’s January 17, 1961 speech on the “military-industrial complex”, that threat has morphed into a far more powerful and sinister force than Eisenhower could have imagined. It has become a “Permanent War State”, with the power to keep the United States at war continuously for the indefinite future. http://www.opednews.com/articles/From-Military-Industrial-C-by-Gareth-Porter-110117-859.html


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Hollywood and the War Machine

War is hell, but for Hollywood it has been a Godsend, providing the perfect dramatic setting against which courageous heroes win the hearts and minds of the movie going public. The Pentagon recognises the power of these celluloid dreams and encourages Hollywood to create heroic myths; to rewrite history to suit its own strategy and as a recruiting tool to provide a steady flow of willing young patriots for its wars. http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/empire/2010/12/2010121681345363793.html


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Evil Empire

Even after Reagan’s vision was fulfilled, the Cold War did not end. The events of 1989 should have offered the West some breathing room, a time to rethink the purpose of our nation and reinvigorate republican ideals. Instead, the past two decades, under Republican and Democratic administrations alike, have revealed America and the West as morally and spiritually bankrupt. Plunder and torture best symbolize the bloated American Empire of the last 20 years, a force that exists merely for the sake of self-perpetuation. Our standing in the world has declined precipitously. At home, many are angry and want to change, organize, and harangue. Despite their best intentions, they stand impotent, comprehending neither the past nor the present, looking at the future—when not navel-gazing—with understandable dread. http://www.amconmag.com/blog/evil-empire/


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LabMan

A bit difficult to put a time line on exactly on when our government was overthrown and taken over by the neo-cons,but a good bet would be when Geo.Bush made his "axis of evil" speech,around that timeline, we began to hear about "The Project For A New American Century" Our downfall had been in the works for many years before this,but a "cataclysmic event" was needed to get the backing of a catatonic American public,interestingly enough,9/11/2001 became our day of infamy,not unlike "A New Pearl Harbor".From that point on our evil empire status was expanded.

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11 Reasons Why The Threat From Al-Qaeda is Not Real

The United States government has repeatedly stated that the threat from Al-Qaeda against America is very real, and that all action is being taken to eliminate that threat. Nobody in their right mind would question such a serious assessment about a sensitive national security matter from the world’s leading democracy. But the truth is that over the past fifty years America’s democratic institutions like the press have been weakened, and an elitist National Security State has risen, and taken control over all aspects of government. Since World War II U.S. leaders have consistently lied to the American people about foreign threats in order to feed the military machine’s appetite for war. All of these wars are unjust and unwarranted but that does not stop the self-interested criminals who control U.S. foreign policy. A recent example of a lie they told was their assertion that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction. That episode revealed to many people the true nature of the American government. Simply put, it does not care about the truth, or the American people, or the members of the military. http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2010/12/11-reasons-why-threat-from-al-qaeda-is.html


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Oceans of Blood and Profits for the Mongers of War

According to Israeli historian Illan Pappé, since 1949, the US has passed to Israel more than $100bn in grants and $10bn in special loans – more than Washington hands out to North Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Over the past 20 years, $5.5bn has been given to Israel for military purchases. But for sheer self-abuse, it’s necessary to read of the Midas-like losses in the entire Middle East since just 1991 – an estimated $12,000,000,000,000. Yup, that’s a cool $12trn and, if you don’t believe me, take a look at an unassuming little booklet that the “Strategic Fortnight Group” published not long ago. Its statistic caught a few headlines, but was then largely forgotten, perhaps because it was published in faraway Mumbai rather than by some preposterous American “tink-thank” (as I call them). http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26930.htm


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How Veterans Day Became a Farce

Afghan war veteran Todd Nelson

If the rest of America could finally resist the pressure to spend Veterans Day in an intellectual stupor, they might see Kristol & Co. for what they really are. They might recognize them as collaborating with the military and other self-interested parties in Washington to quietly extend this unpopular war for another four years with absolutely no input from the citizenry – what writer Stephen Walt aptly recognizes as the old “Bait and Switch.” Simply put, Veterans Day and its springtime counterpart, Memorial Day, have become nothing but an institutionalized distraction from the truth. A temporary salve on our conscience, and a decoy for the war-makers. http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/11/15/how-veterans-day-became-a-farce/


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Reject the Welfare/Warfare State

by Ron Paul. Last week’s midterm elections have been characterized as a victory for grassroots Americans who are fed up with Washington and the political status quo. In particular, the elections are being touted as a clear indicator that voters demand reductions in federal spending, deficits, and debt. http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul702.html


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Morning Again in America – For Islamophobes

Right now, all the news chatter is about domestic policy (health care, tax cuts, etc.), but count on the Republicans — Rand Paul aside — to light out after the president sooner or later at least as hawkishly on foreign policy as they have domestically. Already, Senator John McCain and others are preparing the ground to launch what’s likely to become a jihad against Obama’s civilization-busting “mistake” in announcing a vaguely “conditions-based” drawdown of vague numbers of U.S. troops in Afghanistan for July 2011. And that’s just a start. On a whole host of issues from the Iraq and Afghan wars to Israel, Iran, and North Korea, buckle your seatbelts and hold onto your hats. The critical weather in Congress, especially in the House, is going to get fiercer, and a president with a most un-Harry-Truman-ish tendency to placate is unlikely to stake his fighting future on foreign policy. So expect war drums and alarums to the horizon (i.e. 2012) from congressional Republicans. And when it comes to the famous Republican urge to cut every budget in sight, be assured of one thing: our wars, the Pentagon budget, and the industrial part of the military-industrial complex — in other words, our next generation weaponry, however ill-conceived — will surely be removed from the “table” where “all options” are always placed. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/11/09


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Slaughter as ‘Stimulus’

With the current depression growing deeper and nastier, the Obama administration and the banking cartel controlling it have run just about every option in the Keynesian playbook, save one: The “Hail, Ares!” play Broder suggests. All that’s necessary to make this happen is the arrival of a Congress under the influence of the most militaristic element of the GOP. It’s quite likely that those nostalgic for the reign of FDR’s nation-breaking war commissars will soon have reason to erupt in a chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again.” http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w177.html


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Pentagon Struck by Bullets in Early Morning Shooting

The Pentagon’s main building was struck by several bullets probably from a high-powered rifle about 5 a.m. Washington time today and officials are looking for the shooter, Defense Department officials said.

Pentagon police heard five to seven rounds in the south parking lot area, prompting officials to shut down the building for about 40 minutes, said Colonel David Lapan, a department spokesman.

“There was some minor damage to the exterior of the building but no penetration,” Lapan said. He said he doesn’t know how many bullets hit the building.

Steve Calvery, the head of the Pentagon’s security force, said at a later press conference that two windows “were shattered but they were not penetrated” and investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for clues. The incident is considered a “random event,” he said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-19/pentagon-struck-by-bullets-in-early-morning-shooting-no-injuries-reported.html


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Luke

In a related story, the owner of the Gas Station across the street from the Pentagon, whose security camera surveillance tapes captured the mysterious details on 9-11 when 'something' apparently hit the Pentagon - but those tapes and surveillance equipment were quickly confiscated and spirited away to an undisclosed location, rumored by some to be either somewhere near Crawford, Texas or Tel Aviv, Israel - well, additional hearsay reports have surfaced that quote the owner of the gas station having told a customer that if the government would have returned his surveillance cameras and equipment, he might have been able to also capture the identity of the shooter who took pot-shots at the Pentagon. At this time, there are several investigative news reporters in the field, attempting to verify the accuracy of these hearsay reports. Details at 11 pm.

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The War Addicts

So here’s one way to think about all this: like people bingeing on anything, the present Pentagon and military cast of characters can’t stop themselves. They really can’t. The thought that in Afghanistan or anywhere else they might have to go on a diet, as sooner or later they will, is deeply unnerving. Forever war is in their blood, so much so that they’re ready to face down the commander-in-chief, if necessary, to make it continue. This is really the definition of an addiction – not to victory, but to the state of war itself. http://www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt407.html


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Obama: ‘The Generals Made Me Do It!’

All Washington is atwitter: the grand old man of the Court Historians, Bob Woodward, has come out with yet another “book” – i.e. another long-winded press release on behalf of the Powers That Be – explaining, “reporting,” and rationalizing the war policies of the current regime. Oh, glory be! Drop everything and run to the nearest bookstore – or just go online and download the excerpts at the Washington Post‘s incredibly cumbersome web site, loaded down with so many ads, pop-ups, and pop-outs that one imagines his next book will be out before your computer stops grinding. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/28/obama-the-generals-made-me-do-it/


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Pentagon Paid $47,000 to Buy-Up Copies of Veteran’s Memoir – and Destroy Them

The Department of Defense paid $5 per book to burn the 9,500 copies of “Operation Dark Heart,” Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer’s memoir about going undercover in Afghanistan that the Pentagon claims revealed too many national security secrets.

A source confirmed to Fox News that while the Defense Department is making significant budget cuts, it spent in excess of $47,000 in taxpayer money to destroy the book that had earlier been cleared by the U.S. Army.

The Defense Intelligence Agency objected to the book’s publication, spurring a review that resulted in its being blocked over recollections in the book about the controversial pre-Sept. 11, 2001, data mining project called “Able Danger.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/26/pentagon-paid-destroy-sept-memoir/


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Michael C. Scott

How can these imbeciles continue to pretend something is "classified" after someone PUBLISHED it?

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Economic Collapse Leading to Privatized Police and Corporate Mercenaries

As America continues to implode, it appears that security will go to the highest bidder, leaving average citizens to fend for themselves. Perhaps we should have seen it coming with the start of the privatization boom of security and intelligence gathering since the War on Terror was declared, which resulted in a massive “Top Secret” Surveillance-Industrial Complex. The ramifications of this privatization are only now becoming clear, as it was reported that an Israeli-owned organization was in charge of tracking, tracing, and databasing peaceful American activists on behalf of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. It’s already obvious that property taxes are no longer sufficient to pay the security bills. http://www.activistpost.com/2010/09/economic-collapse-leading-to-privatized_22.html


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The American Way of War Quiz

Yes, it would be funny if it weren’t so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top. Oh, those madcap Pentagon bureaucrats and the zany horde of generals and admirals who go with them! Give them credit: no one on Earth knows how to throw a war like they do – and they never go home. In fact, when it comes to linking “profligate” to “war,” with all the lies, manipulations, and cost overruns that give it that proverbial pizazz, Americans should stand tall. We are absolutely #1! http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/09/14/the-american-way-of-war-quiz/


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Blaming Obama

As long as Obama’s been in office, Obama’s progressive supporters “and even some sensible conservatives” have been “surprised and dismayed” that his military and diplomatic posture seems nearly identical to that of his predecessor in the White House. Was he merely a good actor, or are there hidden factors chaining him to the “missteps of the Bush White House? Has he cracked, or is he “trapped”? http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/14/blaming-obama/


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Will U.S. Generals Ever Shut Up?

Robert Gates

To grasp the changing nature of military influence domestically, consider the military’s relationship to the media. Its media megaphone offers a measure of the reach and influence of that behemoth, what kinds of pressures it can apply in support of its own version of foreign policy, and just how, under its weight, the relationship between the civilian and military high commands is changing. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2010/09/07/will-our-generals-ever-shut-up/


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Somebody’s Son or Daughter is Our Tragedy

Americans should realize that they have come 180 degrees from the views of the Founding Fathers about the dangers of a standing army when the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen can call a sinking economy the nation’s greatest security threat because it does not generate enough money to support the Pentagon’s “needs.” America’s political culture, increasingly on a permanent war footing, is fueled by the fact that the status quo is painless for the country’s elites, almost none of whom have children in the military and many of whom actually benefit personally from the military industrial complex that exists symbiotically with the unending conflict. They are immune to the consequences of their bad decisions. http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/09/01/somebodys-son-or-daughter-is-our-tragedy/


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Canada Opens Arctic To NATO, Plans Massive Weapons Buildup

With the melting of the polar ice cap and the opening of the fabled Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans for the first time in recorded history, the scramble for the Arctic – reported to contain 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered natural gas and 13 percent of undiscovered oil according to last year’s U.S. Geological Survey – is under way in earnest. The military value of the navigability of the passage is of even greater and more pressing significance. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20808


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Ten Needed Steps for Obama to Start Dismantling America’s Gigantic, Destructive Military Empire

The failure to begin to deal with our bloated military establishment will condemn the U.S. to devastating consequences. http://www.alternet.org/world/147964


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Runaway Military Spending

With $549 billion requested for basic military expenditures and another $159 billion requested for U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—the record $708 billion military spending called for by the Obama administration for fiscal 2011 will be nearly equivalent to the military spending of all other nations in the world combined. When it comes to military appropriations, the U.S. government already spends about seven times as much as China, thirteen times as much as Russia, and seventy-three times as much as Iran. http://www.hnn.us/articles/130258.html


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Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran

We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war. Israel’s leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel. This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to pre-empt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens. http://consortiumnews.com/2010/080310c.html


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Everyone should read this article. Then read it again. Then save it for future reference. That includes the people at FOX NEWS, the we report, jew decide network!

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Navy Admiral: White Men Need not Apply?

Gary Roughead

The Navy wants to judge sailors by the color of their skin, not the content of their seamanship.

The latest national security leak is a shocking e-mail from a Navy admiral on “Diversity Accountability.” The message, sent to a list of other flag officers, notes that “a change in focus of this year’s diversity brief is the desire to identify our key performers (by name) and provide insight on each of them.” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, who apparently originated this order, “is interested in who are the diverse officers with high potential and what is the plan for their career progression. He may ask what is being done within to ensure they are considered for key follow on billets within the Navy.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/30/high-seas-segregation/


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James in USA

I couldn't help but have butterflies in my stomach as I read this piece. I am almost at the point of having a full-blown panic attack at the thought that our military would prioritize 'DIVERSITY' over protecting our nation and its citizens but apparently this is what has happened. This wood worm called Diversity has infested all levels of our society. Public Education,The Fortune 500, our very government and military. The cultural marxist and those who hate white people have hardly left a rock unturned in their quest to undermine every traditional institution we call European American.

AmericanNationalist

The U.S. Navy is engaged in social experimentation that has been escalating in depth and scope since 1996. Since then, feminism, homosexuality, and gang cells, have flourished both as a way of life and as a tactic among the reprobate to obtain benefits. Diminishing unit integrity.

darwin

negrofication is necessary for the military... for the european will be the next enemy combatant of the united states. james edwards equates the term 'racist' as the equivalent of a white person in modern discourse. as soon as the middle east is under global rule and using jew currency for exchange, the term 'terrorist' will soon be awarded to ole' whitey. white will soon be the new brown.

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Illegal Invasion “Fans” Disrupt Baseball Game

NEW YORK – Two men carrying Mexican flags in protest of Arizona’s immigration law ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Citi Field. Prior to the game, about 40 people across the street from the ballpark chanted “Oppose racism!” and “Boycott Arizona!” http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/queens/men-run-onto-citi-field-with-mexican-flags-20100731


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Just another example of these poor and meek people living in the shadows.

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WikiLeaks: Who’s Hiding What and Why

In recent decades the military has almost achieved its wettest dream, the separation of wars from the American population. The fielding of a small volunteer army prevents the riots on campus that helped to end the adventure in Asia long ago. “Embedding” reporters with combat units pretty much prevents coverage that might upset people. The media for whatever reasons are now complicit, declining to air what really happens on the ground. All of this allows ghastly behavior, which is what wars always produce, to go forward with little opposition. Ah, but leaks, YouTube, holes in the wall of silence – these pose real threats to the flow of contracts. If you don’t think that contracts – money – have a great deal to do with wars, reflect that all those hundreds of billions of dollars end up in pockets, and those pockets do not belong to soldiers. Makers of body armor, boots, ammunition, helicopters, on and on, are rolling in gravy. All this half-watched loot flows in cataracts at the price of at most sixty dead American kids a month (and lots of brain-damaged droolers, but what the hey). A bargain. Afghans don’t count. http://www.lewrockwell.com/reed/reed183.html


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