Monday, November 30, 2015

Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack

Turkey claims its Nov. 24 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified — and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally — but a review of the evidence supports Russian accusations of an “ambush,” writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter The United States and its NATO allies offered…

Abortionists and Planned Parenthood Shooter Are Just Two Sides Of The Same Coin

I’ve said this before, but if you only ever read and share one thing I write, make it this one. I got into blogging specifically for situations like this. I got into it to say difficult truths when seemingly nobody else is willing to say them.

As I’m sure you heard, a mentally insane man shot several people — mostly cops, a few civilians — in and around a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday. One can presume that a number of precious unborn children were also murdered in separate incidents at the clinic that day, but they will never be named, mourned, or memorialized.

Now, even though the shooter is a rambling reclusive lunatic with no coherent motivations, left wingers have used this incident to smear the pro-life movement and position themselves, and the abortion industry, as victims. Frustratingly, many on the right have made a show of condemning the attacks, but they haven’t forcefully pushed back against these hypocrites who condone the murder of children and then act SHOCKED and OUTRAGED when some violence spills back in their direction.

I’m not having it. Obviously we condemn the murder of the innocent, but we are not the ones who have to come out and prove it. We have proved it, over and over again. The abortion industry heinously murders a million babies a year, and yet we are so committed to peace that the child killers can go about their business safely and securely. We battle them with ideas, and prayer, and love. They are the violent ones, not us, and everyone knows it.

Beyond that, there are four very important points that need to be made, and I ask you to read this to understand them. One of the biggest overarching points is that, as I say in the title, the Planned Parenthood shooter is a murderer of the innocent, and so is Planned Parenthood. In that way, they are really just two sides of the same coin. Pro-lifers oppose both because we oppose murder itself. Pro-aborts celebrate one and then think they have the standing to condemn the other, but they don’t.

We are the peaceful ones. We the ones who love people and strive to defend the sanctity of human life. We are the good guys here, and none of that has changed:

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How Gaddafi’s Ouster Unleashed Terror

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton still sees the 2011 Libyan “regime change” as a feather in her cap as Secretary of State, but the violent ouster of Muammar Gaddafi turned Libya into a badlands for Islamic terrorists who have spread their killing sprees far and wide, just as Gaddafi warned, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall The…

Ben Carson and the ‘War on Christmas’

An absurd but popular complaint on America’s Christian Right is that Christmas is under attack – despite the nation’s extraordinary month-long birthday party for Jesus. But, ironically, one Christian Right favorite, Ben Carson, may oppose this celebration of Christmas, as Nat Parry notes. By Nat Parry Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential contender, may…

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Avoiding the Trap of Retaliation

The Paris terror attacks brought demands for retaliation against the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility, but by lashing out against the group in Syria and Iraq the West may be falling into a trap that will only strengthen the terrorists, writes John V. Whitbeck. By John V. Whitbeck For French President François Hollande, the attacks…

Is Assad Part of a Solution?

A favorite talking point of Official Washington is that Syrian President Assad is “a magnet for terrorism” who thus must be removed, but that’s a line not stuck on other leaders who are attacked by terrorists. A more sober assessment would see Assad as a necessary part of a solution, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson Here…

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Collision Course in Syria

Exclusive: President Obama’s continued insistence on “regime change” in Syria and his support for Sunni jihadists not called ISIS have escalated tensions with Moscow, especially after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane along the Syrian border. This division may help only the extremists, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare With Turkey downing a Russian Su-24…

Friday, November 27, 2015

Corporate Climate Change Propaganda


Pathetic Climate Change Propaganda

Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever are two corporations among many engaged in climate change propaganda; it isn’t enough to sell ice cream now that the ice cream is…oh my gosh… melting. Unless a corporation has a leftist customer base they have little or no financial incentive to engage in these types of campaigns, which can only serve to piss off the “climate denier”.  Backing a “cause” is always a risky behavior for a money making operation. It makes you wonder when so many businesses feel the need to play Russion Roulette backing a highly controversal issue?

The Unilever propaganda video relies upon  “The science is settled” mantra for its main argument. It’s as obvious as the thermostat on the wall or so the analogy goes. Of course, everyone knows that the climate is always changing and the science is never settled because there is no such thing as universal agreement on an idea as controversial as CO2, as a pollutant. Unilever has an entire subdomain set up for diseminating climate change propaganda, called bright Future.

When Global Warming Propaganda Is So Lame It Hurts | The Daily Sheeple

 And the saddest part is, you can tell they actually think they are being clever here…
Sorry if this climate change propaganda makes your forehead ache like you inhaled too many Slurpees.
At least you were warned.

Failed Climate Change Prophesies

You won’t hear these epic failed attempts to predict climate catastrophe in the news. (H/T to Newsobserveronline)

* In 1989, the United Nations predicted that “entire nations would be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels by the year 2000” as a result of “climate change.”

San Jose Mercury News (CA) — June 30, 1989 — 3F General News


A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the UN Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect.

* In 2007, the chief of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, said, “If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”

On Jan. 19, 2009, James Hansen, ‘climate expert’ who was formerly head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, firmly declared that President Obama “has only four years to save the Earth.”

In 2014, satellite images showed that the Arctic ice cap was thicker than ever, and covered 1.7 million square kilometers more than two years previously, in spite of infamous alarmist Al Gore’s 2007 prediction it would be ice-free by that year.

While there is some evidence for environmental damage as a result of industrialization, it is clear that the hysteria over “climate change” has taken on a distinctly political tinge—and an anti-Western one at that.

Quotes From Noted Scientists

“Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” – UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist.

“Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning.” – Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles.

“Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical.” – Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of NASA who has authored more than 190 studies and has been called “among the most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years.

“Climate change is pure political propaganda that has nothing to do with science,” and that in reality, the world’s “deserts are greening from rising CO2.”–One of the original founders of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore.

“I urge you when looking at a graph, check the scales! The uncertainty here is tenths of a degree,” he noted. “When someone points to this and says this is the warmest temperature on record, what are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period. And they are arguing over hundredths of a degree when it is uncertain in tenths of a degree,” —Dr. Richard Lindzen, former Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.

“Policies to reduce CO2  are “based on nonsense” and on “computer models that do not work. We are being led down a false path. Our breath is not that different from a power plant”.–Will Happer, Professor of Physics at Princeton University and former director of the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.



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In the Dark on the ‘Dark Side’

The “War on Terror” – now more than 14 years long – has trapped the U.S. and other nations in the “dark side” of human behavior, a dilemma that is both moral and practical because the continued use of brutal methods has only made the crisis worse, as Nicolas J S Davies explains. By Nicolas…

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Real Thanksgiving Day

From the Archive: On Thanksgiving Day, the United States celebrates the tradition of Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621 to celebrate each other as friendly neighbors. But the reality was not so pleasant, as historian William Loren Katz recalled. By William Loren Katz (Originally published on Nov. 12, 2009)…

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in October focused on the deepening crisis in Syria, continued corruption in Ukraine, the frustrating presidential campaign, and the enduring mystery over the MH-17 shoot-down. “Should US Ally with Al Qaeda in Syria” by Robert Parry, Oct. 1, 2015 “Obama Tolerates the Warmongers” by Daniel Lazare, Oct. 2, 2015 “US…

Dear Christians, Now Is The Time For Intolerance

Christians say we are a “Christian nation,” but I see no evidence to support that claim. If we are, why is our entertainment and our pop culture often so gleefully sacrilegious and anti-Christian?

There are obviously many, many, many examples of this, but a few recent ones include the prime time ABC show last week that depicted a woman getting an abortion while “Silent Night,” a song about the birth of Christ, played in the background.

It wasn’t out of the ordinary for ABC. After all, this is the same network that produced a sitcom called “Good Christian Bitches” a while back, and it’s the same network whose sister channel, ABC Family, features a drama about biracial lesbian foster parents.

Meanwhile, Fox will soon debut a comedy called “Lucifer,” in which the protagonist is a charming, well-intentioned, attractive Satan who comes to Earth to fight crime and flirt with women. Also, AMC will be premiering “Preacher,” about a Christian minister possessed by the lovechild of a demon and an angel. The show follows his adventures as he searches for God, who has cowardly abandoned His creation.

Now, obviously, no media company would ever in a million years consider turning blasphemy against Islam into comedy like they do with Christianity. And none would ever attack progressive dogmas like they attack Christian teachings. Only our beliefs are mocked as entertainment. Only Our Lord is spit upon just for fun.
And why? Simple: because we tolerate it. We accept it. We PARTICIPATE IN IT by continuing to support the companies that produce this garbage. We lack the courage of our convictions. We are weak.

Jesus flipped tables when the temple was desecrated. Well, Christ IS the temple, so should we not do the same when He is defiled? Nobody respects us in this society because they know they can slap God Himself in the face and we will stand by and just continue handing them our money.

I say enough of this. Nobody else in the world tolerates sacrilege like we do. And not long ago, Christians wouldn’t have tolerated it either. I think it’s time to be intolerant again:

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkey Provokes Russia with Shoot-down

Exclusive: Turkey appears to have deliberately shot down a Russian warplane as a provocation designed to escalate tensions between NATO and Russia, a ploy that seems to have sucked in President Obama as he tries to look tough against Russia to appease his neocon critics, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Barack Obama – always sensitive to…

Delinking Terrorism and Islam

Exclusive: President Obama has faced sharp criticism from the Right for refusing to link Islam to acts of terrorism. He argues that to do so plays into the hands of violent criminals who wrap their brutality in the cloak of a great religion. But who has the better side of this argument, asks Jonathan Marshall.…

The Bitter Fruit of ‘Bibi-ism’

A constant irritant exacerbating the anger in the Middle East is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Israeli Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu privately believing that no solution is really possible though he may pretend otherwise in public, what some call “Bibi-ism,” writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but I hadn’t heard…

Going Nativist on Syrian Refugees

The political opportunism over Syrian refugees – from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and other GOP presidential candidates – is one of the uglier features of the growing hysteria over terrorism. It also reflects a recurring strain of nativism that has infected the U.S. public at times of stress, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar recalls.…

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts

Exclusive: Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry As the Islamic State…

A ‘See-No-Evil’ Drone War

The mainstream U.S. news media has failed miserably in holding the U.S. government to account for the killing of civilians in its drone strikes during the 14-year-old “war on terror,” rarely supplying such unpleasant facts even when they become available, writes John Hanrahan. By John Hanrahan By now you know the drill: The CIA or…

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ducking the Issue of ‘Perpetual War’

During last week’s Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders had an opening to reshape the campaign by offering a thoughtful critique of “perpetual war” and its consequences, but – like the other major candidates of both parties – ducked this crucial issue, writes Sam Husseini. By Sam Husseini In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks,…

Rethinking ‘Assad Must Go’ Slogan

Official Washington’s “Assad must go!” slogan is threatening to destroy hopes for a political settlement of the horrific Syrian conflict and for an end to the chaos cascading from it – finally prompting some U.S. officials to rethink the “group think,” as Gareth Porter reported for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter In the wake of…

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Brutal Paris Terror Attack

As horrific as the Paris terror attack was, it was not a sophisticated operation engineered by some diabolical mastermind. It was a low-tech, brutal assault that has distracted from a more important debate – how to give young, disaffected Muslim men more reason to live – writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R.…

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Saudi Connection to Terror

Exclusive: While Official Washington devotes much sound and fury to demands for a wider war in Syria and the need to turn away Syrian refugees, Democrats and Republicans dodge the tougher question: how to confront Saudi Arabia about its covert funding for Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorists, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare How does ISIS pay…

The ‘War on Terror’ Has Been Lost

After 14 years, trillions of dollars spent and hundreds of thousands of people dead – with violence expanding, not abating – perhaps it’s finally time to admit that the Bush-Obama “War on Terror” has been lost and that a new strategy addressing root causes is required, as Nat Parry describes. By Nat Parry Last week’s…

Hard Lessons from Paris Attack

In Official Washington, the talk is all about expanded wars and how tough to be on Syrian refugees. But elsewhere there is some serious reflection on how the West went wrong in its approach toward the Middle East, as reflected in Dennis J Bernstein’s interview with Indian historian Vijay Prashad. By Dennis J Bernstein After…

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tangled Threads of US False Narratives

Exclusive: Official Washington’s many false narratives about Russia and Syria have gotten so tangled that they have become a danger to the struggle against Sunni terrorism and conceivably a threat to the future of the planet, a risk that Robert Parry explores. By Robert Parry One way to view Official Washington is to envision a giant…

You’re Not A Bad Christian Just Because You Want To Be Cautious About Syrian Refugees

I want to finally tell you in detail what I think about the Syrian refugee crisis, and what I think America should do in response to it. I haven’t said much on the subject until now because I’ve been researching the facts and reading other analyses on both sides of the debate. I’ve read a lot of really stupid arguments, and a lot of really compelling ones. Through that process, I still have not become an expert, I still could be wrong, and I still have a very limited knowledge about the history of American refugee policy and other related issues. Unlike everyone else on the internet, apparently, I actually am not a scholar on this subject. I’m just a guy with a few opinions.

My opinions do not fit neatly into the “yea” or “nay” paradigm. If you assume you know my position based on the title of this piece, you’re probably assuming incorrectly. To very briefly summarize, I understand the hesitations about taking in the refugees, I believe it would be reckless to admit thousands without thorough background checks ahead of time, I do think we should be discriminatory in who we accept and who we don’t, I do think 10,000 is probably too many at this precise moment in time, and I am extremely concerned about importing radical Islamic ideology into our communities.

On the other side of it, I don’t think these refugees are terrorists, I don’t think there’s any evidence to support the more panicked reactions to them, I sincerely doubt that we have to worry about orphans and widows being ISIS double agents, and I do believe we have a moral obligation to help.

There’s more to it. You really just have to read this one to understand what I’m saying. Because I’m staking out, perhaps, more of a third option on this issue, I’m likely to disappoint virtually all of my readers on both sides. But I think sometimes I need to disappoint my readers. If I never did, that’s probably a sign that I’m not being honest about my opinions. If you do agree with everything I’m saying here, please give it a share so that another side of this debate can be represented:

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How Russians See the West and Russia

The U.S. mainstream media’s recent depictions of Russia amount to little more than crass propaganda, including the inside-out insistence that it is the Russian people who are the ones brainwashed by their government’s propaganda. Author Natylie Baldwin found a different reality in a tour of Russian cities. By Natylie Baldwin After a year and a half…

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Reform Judaism’s Israeli Critique

Israel’s nearly seven decades of repressing Palestinians has soured many ethical Jews on the idea that the Jewish state should get unqualified support for its behavior, including now Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the leader of U.S. Reform Judaism, as Lawrence Davidson describes. By Lawrence Davidson Something significant recently happened in the ongoing political-ethical drama that grips Israel…

Baiting Obama to ‘Shock and Awe’

Official Washington’s armchair warriors are pounding their drums again, demanding a larger U.S. invasion of Syria and decrying President Obama as “feckless” for showing some restraint. But these hawks offer little thinking about the consequences of another long-term occupation, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar President Barack Obama has repeatedly made adjustments…

Neocons Make Rubio Their Favorite

With Sen. Marco Rubio surging in the polls – closing the gap on Donald Trump and easily besting Hillary Clinton in some general-election match-ups – the neocons have found their favorite candidate, a fresh face who would put them firmly back in the driver’s seat of U.S. foreign policy, as JP Sottile explains. By JP…

CIA Whistleblower Kiriakou Honored

CIA officer John Kiriakou, the first U.S. official to confirm that waterboarding was used to torture “war on terror” detainees, then faced a retaliatory prosecution and 30 months in prison. Recognizing his sacrifice, the literary group PEN gave Kiriakou its First Amendment Award, observed ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern  Editor’s Note: On Nov. 16, PEN Center USA, the West…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lost on the ‘Dark Side’ in Syria

The full story of how the U.S. ended up allied with some Sunni extremists in Syria – while at war with others – is a convoluted tale dating back to President George W. Bush’s neocons venturing off into Vice President Cheney’s “dark side” to work with violent jihadists, writes British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke When, in…

Falling into the ISIS Trap

Special Report: The Islamic State has entered into “phase two” of its plan. After establishing a rudimentary “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq (phase one), it is now seeking to provoke the West into a self-defeating overreaction, a trap that “tough” politicians are falling into, as historian William R. Polk describes. By William R. Polk The…

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Need for a Syrian Deal

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks – and other mass killings in Beirut and aboard a Russian airliner – there are new demands for military action. But the one step that might help matters is a more pragmatic approach to resolving the political crisis in Syria, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul…

Grasping the Motives for Terror

The Paris terror attacks – particularly the methodical shooting of unarmed civilians – have shocked the world and generated new tough talk from policymakers. But the West cannot ignore how some of its violent policy prescriptions over the past 35 years have contributed to the crisis, writes James Paul. By James Paul As we mourn…

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Obama’s Gitmo Failure

As President Obama approaches his final year in office, he has yet to fulfill one of his earliest promises, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. It remains a grievance used by terror groups as a recruiting tool, but the prison has other legal and political problems, writes Marjorie Cohn at TeleSUR. By Marjorie Cohn President Barack Obama has…

Cosmopolitan-A Tool for Propagandists?

A Story Of Insight and Redemption

Sue Ellen Browder, age 70 writes in Subvertedher behind the scenes tell-all novel about her work as a writer for Cosmopolitan, “What I would like for women to recognize is propagandist for the sexual revolutionhow propaganda works so they don’t get deceived by it. Propaganda is half truth, selected truth, and truth out of context,”  As a young naive woman from Missouri she went off to NYC in search of her first writing job and landed at Cosmopolitan. She reveals that many of the stories in the magazine were in fact as real as the Wizard of Oz.

She regretfully acknowledges that she too “massaged” stories to soft sell unrestricted sex as liberating for women. She asserts that the imposition of the sexual revolution onto a legitimate woman’s movement, came as a result of a simple majority vote (57/100) and that the addition of abortion rights to the platform of the woman’s movement subverted it. She is writing now to set the record straight and no doubt to appease her conscience.

Half Truths

While Browder is correct that propaganda is half truth, selected truth, and truth out of context, don’t miss the larger questions of who the modern propagandists are and the purpose behind the sexual revolution. A strong family is the bedrock of a strong society. Destroy the family, destroy the culture and country.  Today note how the big six media groups work together in unity to promote transgenderism despite its low prevalence in society. Why? The destruction of gender, male and female, puts the nail in the coffin of the family unit.

Anyone who listens to the mainstream media realizes that they are constantly”selling” transgenderism, softening attitudes and mutting any and every legitimate concern about the wholesale acceptance of this lifestyle. Average people have all kinds of objections  as witnessed by multiple and ongoing conflicts over bathrooms, showers, goverment documents and education. Ultimately nothing less than the wholesale embrace of this issue will be tolerated.

Pick up Browders book, learn how they sold the sexual revolution back in the seventies and recognize that american propagandists are still co-opting magazines and media as effectively today for very similar purposes. Cosmopolitan Reporter Exposes the Propaganda Behind the Sexual … Sue Ellen Browder – an award-winning journalist and author – tells Breitbart News that Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be defending Planned Parenthood and abortion if she really understood that issue was part of the sexual revolution


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

How Saudi/Gulf Money Fuels Terror

Exclusive: With the death toll in the Paris terror attacks still rising, French President Hollande is condemning an “act of war” by the Islamic State, but the underlying reality is that France’s rich friends in the Persian Gulf are key accomplices in the mayhem, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare In the wake of the…

Can Obama Level with the People?

Exclusive: Another terrorist outrage – this one in Paris – is spreading fear and fury across Europe. Which makes this a key moment for President Obama to finally level with the American people about how U.S. “allies” — such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar — have been aiding and abetting extremists, reports Robert Parry. By Robert…

The Enduring Crime of ‘Agent Orange’

A half century ago, the U.S. government began a campaign of spraying Agent Orange herbicides on the forests of Southeast Asia, thinking that by defoliating vast areas, the military could more effectively bomb the “enemy” but instead created an ecological and health catastrophe, as Gary G. Kohls recalls. By Gary G. Kohls Fifty years ago…

Friday, November 13, 2015

Carpetbagging ‘Crony Capitalism’ in Ukraine

Exclusive: Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko and other key officials were given overnight Ukrainian citizenship — with the law requiring them to renounce their old allegiances — but the American-born Jaresko has balked at that mandate, raising questions about her true motives, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Last December, before being named Ukraine’s Finance…

Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Impossible?

Israel’s long-running persecution of the Palestinians continues to stir up hatreds and violence across the Middle East, but Prime Minister Netanyahu remains intent on shifting the collective blame to the people under Israeli occupation, a dilemma that Michael Winship examines. By Michael Winship The Israeli journalist and TV producer Avi Issacharoff looked around our Tel…

Gulf States Slip Out of War on ISIS

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states went through the motions of joining the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State and other Sunni terrorists, who received substantial help from the same Gulf states, but those U.S. “allies” have now slipped out of the conflict almost entirely, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar With little notice and no fanfare,…

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Netanyahu Ups the US Ante

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to play the tune to which U.S. politicians, including presidents and presidential candidates, dance. Now, his price for a future swirl around the dance floor is being raised to $4.5 billion a year, as retired Army Col. Ann Wright explains. By Ann Wright President Barack Obama, having met with Israeli Prime Minister…

Dear Walmart, Someone Insulted Me In One of Your Stores. Your CEO Must Now Resign.

I’ve learned a few things from liberalism, especially the sort of liberalism you find on college campuses. The situation at the University of Missouri only solidifies these two lessons: 1) We all have a right to never encounter offensive opinions or words of any kind, especially if we are members of any racial or sexual minority group. 2) If anyone ever insults us or shares uncomfortable opinions with us, someone should be immediately fired. And the person who gets fired doesn’t have to be the person who said it, necessarily (although they should be fired too, of course).

At the University of Missouri, administrators and professors are losing their livelihoods over a few reports of insulting words being said to a few people. I find this incredibly inspiring. And for that reason, I am now officially demanding the resignation of the CEO of Walmart. You see, another customer recently said mean words to me at a Walmart, which infringed on my rights as a human being, and must result in the resignation of the CEO and many other top ranking Walmart employees. I’ve learned that whoever is in charge of a particular institution should be the first to go whenever someone stands on the premises of that institution and says mean things.

I have other demands. I really need you guys to read this, and I need you to share it, and I need you to join in my campaign for accountability and social justice. You will not believe the victimization I endured. This story will shock you, hurt you, and I’m warning you now: it just might trigger you. But please read it and spread the word. It is the most important thing I’ve ever written. I mean it.

This is my story of heroism in the face of Walmart-endorsed persecution. I’ve had enough. I’m standing up. I call on my fellow social justice warriors to stand beside me. The time is now.‪#‎DougMcMillonMustGo‬:

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Fresh Twists in the Lockerbie Case

Exclusive: The near-three-decade-old Pan Am 103 case — a plane bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland — shows how a dubious “group think” of Official Washington not only withstands scrutiny but can become the foundation for further allegations and become “history,” as John Ashton describes. By John Ashton On Oct. 15, Scotland’s prosecuting authority, the Crown Office,…

New Pressures for Mideast Peace

With hardliners controlling the Israeli government and the Mideast ablaze, prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace seem as dim as they have in decades, but the worsening conflict and its regional impact also create new pressures for some kind of resolution, writes Alon Ben-Meir. By Alon Ben-Meir The upheaval sweeping the Middle East suggests that it…

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Separating War from the Vets

From the Archive: On Veterans Day, Americans make a point of thanking men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. But this appreciation has the effect of shielding today’s perpetual warfare from the critical examination it deserves, as former Marine Matthew Hoh noted in 2012. By Matthew Hoh (Originally published on Nov.…

Rubio’s Big-time Military Build-up

Sen. Rubio and most other Republican presidential contenders are competing with ambitious plans to launch a new U.S. military buildup, arguing that the modest cuts under President Obama have gutted America’s global strength, a dubious proposition that budget watchdog Chuck Spinney explores. By Chuck Spinney Attached herewith is presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s “peace thru strength” plan for “restoring”…

The Progressives’ Green Party Dilemma

Many progressives struggle with the “lesser-evil” dilemma. They may sympathize with Green Party positions but fear that voting for Green candidates will give right-wing Republicans control of the U.S. government, as in getting George W. Bush close enough to steal Election 2000 from Al Gore, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson The presumptive presidential candidate…

The Question Marks over Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan’s electoral victory opens new risks and some hopes for the region’s future, depending on whether an empowered Erdogan ratchets up his autocratic approach or chooses to ease up on his military adventurism and repression of the Kurds, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains. By Graham E. Fuller Predictions among Turkey-watchers about the…

Obama’s Double-Standard on Leaks

Though President Obama touts America as a nation of laws and evenhanded justice, there is a blatant double-standard regarding how people are punished for national security breaches – whistleblowers are harshly punished but the well-connected get a pass, writes John Hanrahan. By John Hanrahan There he goes again. In recently proclaiming Hillary Clinton free of any…

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Why Do The Ranks of the Pissed Off And Offended Seem To Be Swelling Uncontrollably?

Indoctrination Lies Ruining The Moral Fiber Of The Country

The intercultural affairs council at Yale University circulated an email encouraging students to avoid culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. In response, Associate Master of Silliman College Erika Christakis and her husband created a firestorm by suggesting that there should be room for a young person to be “a little bit obnoxious, a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive.”

Christakis’ husband who willing waded out into the crowd of protestors was met with the following.

Here is PropagandaGuard’s response:

To the pissed off and offended undergraduate at Yale University, we are officially tired of you and your kind. You probably failed to notice but many people would be offended by your behavior; shouting down and cussing out a professor, obnoxious yelling instead of debate, in short having a public temper tantrum based solely on the demand to bindoctrination liese insulated from ideology you find disagreeable or even more absurd-Halloween costumes.

The main casualty of uber-sensitivity is the loss of all sense of humor and any sense of perspective.

Mascots, costumes, statures, and flags are similarly indicted by the hordes of marginalized, victimized citizenry being stoked and inflamed by the joyless indoctrination lies of structural racism; the false ideology that turns the mind into a honing device for offenses. Once the quest is begun,  offenses can be found everywhere and the task unending.

Having a hard time at a college? This is not a new phenomenon. All types of people get picked on by roommates, ignored, called names, made to feel like outsiders etc.

The annals of history show generation after generation praying for strength to surmount tragedy, challenges, injustice and real hardship. But the young today have been duped into a Pollyannaish and naïve quest to rid the word of slights and verbal offenses that no previous generation would have seriously undertaken …because they were grown ups and the task trivial.

A serious and immediate infusion of perspective is needed.

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 10.46.47 AMNobody can explain “perspective” quite like Roy H. Williams.

Decide today to stop being generation “Whiner”.

“Whiners piss me off.

I’m not trying to be shocking or crude, I’m just trying to make a point.

The reason whiners piss me off, I think, is because they seem to believe that injustice and hardship have somehow singled them out for a special beating.

Listen, whiner, everyone is ambushed by catastrophe occasionally.
 Quit acting like you’re someone special.

The other people who piss me off are the ones who pretend like they’ve got their life so together that they live each day with their chins held fearlessly high and their hair blowing carefree in the wind.

Those people are posers who want to be admired.

Everyone gets tackled from behind occasionally.
 Bad things happen to good people.
 Bad things happen to bad people.
 Bad things happen to everyone.

So yes, you’re going to get clobbered.
 You’re going to occasionally find yourself on your hands and knees asking, “What just happened and how can I stop it?”

Getting clobbered doesn’t make you exceptional.

Getting back up, dusting yourself off, finding something to smile about and continuing on your journey, those are the things that make you special.

In the 24th chapter of the ancient book of Proverbs, we read, 
“A good man will fall seven times and get back up again.”

It does not say, “A good man never falls.”

So get back up.
 Dust yourself off.
 Find something to smile about. 
And continue on your journey.”

Roy H. Williams

Come on Generation Whiner, Wake up! Like people rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic, you fail to realize that the fight of the century is taking place, not race against race, or tiny marginalized group against society but all little guys against the global elite. Stop being so thin-skinned. Grow up and get in the game.

And to the adults fostering this kind of pathetic disenabling of our most prized possession, face the facts that gooey sentimentalism does much more harm than good.

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How Ukraine’s Finance Chief Got Rich

Exclusive: Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko collected at least $1.77 million in bonuses from a U.S.-taxpayer-funded investment project that she ran even as it was losing money, a sign that her image as a paragon of public-interest “reform” may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Before…

Monday, November 9, 2015

How Technology Kills Democracy

In shutting down whistleblowing and investigative journalism on national security issues, the U.S. government can use its technology to determine who is speaking to whom and then use that metadata as evidence of leaks, a chilling new reality is that endangers democracy, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Of all the excuses ladled out for the…

A New ‘War on Christmas’ Absurdity

A fairly new – and thoroughly obnoxious – Christmas tradition is for right-wing American Christian fundamentalists to detect some imagined slight and pronounce it part of the “War on Christmas,” with this year’s battle lines drawn around the Starbucks’ winter-themed cups, as Nat Parry observes. By Nat Parry Just as the commercial extravaganza of the…

How Israel Out-Foxed US Presidents

From the Archive: As Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with President Obama, the mainstream media is asking who’s to blame for their chilly relationship. But the problem is not just personal. It goes to Israel’s longstanding efforts to out-fox U.S. presidents, as Morgan Strong described in 2010. By Morgan Strong (Originally published May 31, 2010) At…

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bush-41 Finally Speaks on Iraq War

Exclusive: A dozen years too late, President George H.W. Bush has given voice to his doubts about the wisdom of rushing into the Iraq War, putting much of the blame on President George W. Bush’s “iron-ass” advisers, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Media reports on Jon…

On Bended Knee to Netanyahu

Despite Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s in-your-face attempts to sabotage President Obama’s foreign policy, Official Washington’s liberal establishment is on bended knee in an obsequious show of obeisance, apparently in line with Hillary Clinton’s political wishes, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar On the eve of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Squandering Peace Hopes in Syria

The Obama administration is so wedded to its false narrative on Syria – insisting that the only answer is for Russia to force President Assad to cede power to a largely fictional U.S.-backed “moderate” opposition – that new peace talks in Vienna are headed nowhere, writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter…

Friday, November 6, 2015

Obama’s Risky ‘Mission Creep’ in Syria

Exclusive: President Obama’s plan to dispatch up to 50 Special Forces troops into northern Syria may be a bid to appease Official Washington’s war hawks but it presents a serious risk of “mission creep” – if those soldiers and their trainees come under fire in the complicated proxy war, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare…

Obama’s Criminal Drone War

President Obama has relied on the lethal drone program as a “low cost” way to eliminate “terrorists,” but the project has institutionalized an imprecise strategy of human slaughter that violates international law and creates more enemies, writes Marjorie Cohn at Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn A new whistleblower has joined the ranks of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, John…

Thursday, November 5, 2015

With The ‘Transgender’ Movement, Liberalism Has Finally Descended Into Total Madness

We should all be paying attention to what happened in Illinois this week. Obama’s Department of Education told an Illinois school district that it may not prevent a gender-confused boy from using the girl’s locker room. The federal government has now officially ruled that boys who call themselves “transgender” have a CIVIL RIGHT to watch girls undress. It’s lunacy, my friends. Total lunacy.

And please don’t think this is a frivolous issue or something you don’t have to worry about. If you have a daughter in public school, you should certainly be concerned that boys now have a “civil right” to follow your daughter into the locker room or the bathroom. Remember, “transgenderism” is a mental illness and a sexual perversion. It is absolutely horrific to think that boys who struggle with those particular demons would be allowed carte blanche access to your daughter’s bathroom and showers. If any man should be allowed in the girls room — and none should — “transgenders” are last on the list.

But even if you don’t have a daughter in school, this is still an incredible and terrifying moment in our history. With the invention of “transgenderism,” the left has declared, as I explain in my piece today, a total, full fledged war on reality itself. Now that the federal government has so involved itself in this battle, the impact could be immense and far reaching.

“Transgenderism” and the declaration of a “civil right” to the bathroom of your choice signals the left’s descent into total madness. Liberalism is now an ideology completely divorced from any semblance of reality. It has, to use a popular phrase, jumped the shark. The only question is whether our culture will jump with it. So far, it seems that answer is yes. But we have to keep fighting to defend the basic notion of objective truth, because if we can’t draw the line here, I think the battle might be irreversibly and finally lost. Please read and share:

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America’s Middle-Class Squeeze-Out

The crushing of America’s Great Middle Class continues apace with new statistics on the soaring death rate among middle-age whites. But the pattern is also visible in Greenwich Village where middle-class life is being squeezed out by the luxury of the One Percent, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship The Chinese restaurant across the street…

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

America’s Chalabi Legacy of Lies

Exclusive: The passing of Iraqi fabricator Ahmed Chalabi, one of the “heroes in error” who duped the American people into the Iraq invasion, is a good time to remember how the corrupted intelligence/media process worked back then – and how it continues to operate today, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Government officials who pushed the…

Why NYT Dissed the ‘Drone Papers’

When the “Downing Street Memo” surfaced in the UK in 2006 revealing that the intelligence to justify the Iraq War had been “fixed” around the policy, the mainstream U.S. media largely ignored it. The same has now happened with the leak of documents about President Obama’s drone war, writes John Hanrahan. By John Hanrahan For…

The Death of a Charming Charlatan

Exclusive: The death of Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi exile who collaborated with U.S. neocons to bamboozle the American people into invading Iraq, merits a moment of reflection on how the ongoing chaos in the Middle East (and now Europe) got going, writes retired USAF Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski. By Karen Kwiatkowski Ahmed Chalabi, age 71,…

Obama’s Abuse of ‘Espionage’ Act

President Obama who took office vowing “transparency” has run one of the most opaque administrations in U.S. history, hiding information that the public needs to know and destroying the lives of government officials who dare to share some secrets with the citizenry, ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou says. By John Kiriakou Chelsea Manning’s attorneys are gearing…

Parents: teach your kids how to be good people. Don’t expect the schools to do it for you.

Over the last several days, I’ve shared some videos of the chaos going on in our schools. Kids punching their teachers, attacking security officers, throwing desks, and other forms of anarchy. I provide a few additional examples in this post. You have to see it to believe it, unless you work in a public school, in which case you’ve already seen it many times.

Despite all of the hand wringing we hear over cops in the schools, the fact is that many schools NEED cops because many of these kids are violent, unruly, undisciplined, and vicious. Parents don’t want schools to be like prisons, but they do want the schools to be like foster homes, because they don’t feel like doing the hard parenting work themselves.

But schools can’t be parents. They’re giant state-run industrial education factories. They have neither the resources nor the ability to teach kids how to be good people. The best they can hope to do is deal with the bad kids in a manner than minimizes the disruption they cause.

Last week I wrote that parents need to teach their kids to respect authority. I wasn’t satisfied with that piece because it was incomplete. The problem goes much deeper than that. What we’re experiencing in our culture is, in many cases, a total abdication of parental responsibility. The NUMBER ONE MOST IMPORTANT duty of a parent is to teach a child how to be honorable and virtuous human beings. Parents must teach goodness. They must teach integrity. They must give their child a moral formation. Nobody else can do it. The schools certainly can’t. We have to. If we don’t, if we inflict our selfish, immature, morally underdeveloped children on society and on the school system, we cannot complain about what happens next.

This is the real crisis in our culture. Many parents strive every day to provide spiritual guidance to their kids, but many others simply do not. Part of the problem — especially in the black community — is that one half of the parenting team isn’t present in the home to provide that guidance. But even in houses with both parents, often there is no real attempt to teach and demonstrate goodness and virtue. They expect the schools do it, and then become incensed when the schools simply haul their vicious, violent children away in cuffs.

But that’s inevitable. Your kid is in a classroom with 30 other people. They can’t stop everything to try and teach him how to be a decent human being. That’s something that really only you can do. If you don’t, you’ve failed in your most important duty, and the consequences fall on your shoulders.

Read and share. I have teachers in the past with some of my criticisms of public education, but I think this might be one they very much agree with:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Dark Truth in the Movie ‘Truth’

Exclusive: Almost four decades after starring in “All the President’s Men,” Robert Redford returns portraying another famous journalist in “Truth.” But the world has been turned upside down. Mainstream media is no longer the hero exposing a corrupt president, but the villain protecting one, as James DiEugenio explains. By James DiEugenio In spring 2004, CBS news producer Mary Mapes was…

Government-Haters for President

Republican presidential front-runners include three candidates with no government experience (Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina) and one senator who wants out of his job (Marco Rubio), an odd cast seeking one of the most challenging and dangerous (for us) positions on earth, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar When…

Monday, November 2, 2015

Reviving the ‘Liberal Media’ Myth

Exclusive: The Republicans and the Right have dragged out an old favorite whipping boy – the “liberal media” – to distract the voters from the failure of some GOP presidential candidates to answer a few tough questions, a tried-and-untrue exercise in political diversion, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In the wake of last week’s CNBC-sponsored…

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Syria at a Crossroads

The Obama administration is finally making sounds about a reasonable peace deal for Syria – accepting the principle that the Syrians should choose their own leaders – but words are cheap and a Saudi official makes clear that “regime change” remains the obsession, as Nicolas J S Davies explains. By Nicolas J S Davies The…

The Debate System Went Flying Off The Rails At What Moment In History?

Propaganda Stunt

It seems to me that the recent republican debate should have set off warning bells in hallowed academic halls and in the heads of elite social scientists all across the United States. Having been doing qualitative research for decades, they surely know a biased question from a neutral one. Why the silence? Anyone who has done any research at all can easily recognize the debate questions as a sham.

Nothing remotely like the truth is being sought after, just public manipulation. The debates, in the hands of the corrupt, have now become merely a staged propaganda stunt. Absurdly loaded questions combined with a biased debate format constitute a hijack of the deliberative process meant to highlight and separate the candidates on issues of substance.

Seriously, we now have debate “sideshows” that are on the par with middle school lunch-room discussions, not serious deliberation among potential future leaders of a 21st century superpower. Anyone else disgusted with this?

How did this happen in America?

History Rescued From the Memory Hole Yet Again 

H/T to Joel Skousen who pinpoints the exact moment the debate system crashed and burned giving way to the propagandist’s desire to control outcomes and fix elections.

The third Republican debate held on CNBC Wednesday night was another agonizing spectacle as liberal media journalists again used every trick in the book to attack and embarrass outsider candidates and promote insider favorites. Despite widespread criticism of debate moderators for failure to follow the traditional format of asking for straight, forward opinions on really important issues, the mainstream media can’t resist the opportunity to twist the agenda with “gotcha” type questions in order to manipulate public opinion. Despite widespread criticism of past moderators at Fox and CNN, CNBC moderators demonstrated even more animus and bias—so much so that they were roundly excoriated by the candidates and booed loudly by the audience. This week, I’ll describe the history of how the Powers That Be, who control both political parties, commandeered the debate process.

Those of you who were politically active during the 1970s and 80s remember when the League of Women Voters used to moderate the debates. The League is a very left-wing organization now (supporting universal health care, abortion rights, climate change controls and gun control) but in those days they made a serious effort to avoid any appearance of bias and only posed questions on substantive issues of the day. In 1984, they suddenly declined to sponsor any more debates after the Republican and Democratic National Committees joined together in a conspiracy to demand changes in the debate criteria, threatening to boycott the debates if they didn’t go along.

The major demand was to exclude any third party or independent candidates from participating. There was also a “memorandum of understanding” forwarded to the league that would have decided which specific candidates could participate in the debates, and the names of the panelists (thereby controlling the questions).

fraudThe League responded stating; “the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter.” A totally controlled private debate commission was then formed by the Democratic and Republican parties—the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The CPD is a 501C3 “charitable” organization (what a laugh) run by the National Committees of the two major parties, and it alone decides what controlled media organizations are going to host each debate.

When you look at who is running the CPD, you can see they are all liberals, including the Republicans: Frank Fahrenkopf, the former head of the Republican National Committee runs the show along with former White House press secretary Michael D. McCurry. The Board of directors includes Howard Graham Buffett (son of Warren Buffett), former liberal Sen. John C. Danforth, former CIA director Leon Panetta, Richard D. Parsons (CEO of Citigroup), disgraced former Senator Alan K. Simpson, and former liberal Republican Senator Olympia Snowe.

All are part of the Washington establishment and united in their desires to make sure a true conservative does not get the Republican nomination. While I am not privy to how deeply involved this committee is in the formulation of the questions, they do decide which networks get to host the debates and probably have a final say in who the debate moderators are going to be.

WEEKLY EMAIL PRINTED EDITION October 30, 2015 Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (

Ways That Perception and Content Can be Distorted

  • Biased and loaded Questions
  • Editorializing by Moderators
  • Biased amount of time given to candidates
  • Unique questions to each candidate
  • Too many candidates for fair appraisal of ideas
  • Media rehash can bias opinion of who won


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Rubio Follows the Big Money

Exclusive: Sen. Marco Rubio is the new favorite of the Republican establishment, a shift away from Jeb Bush signaled by hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer’s embrace. But Rubio earned that affection by advancing Singer’s high-stakes financial fight with Argentina, Jonathan Marshall reports. By Jonathan Marshall On the morning of Halloween, the New York Times broke the scary…

Sanders and the Denmark Model

Denmark prides itself on the happiness of its people who benefit from generous government social programs ensuring access to quality health care and education. But the country also has become an issue in Campaign 2016, whether it can be model for the U.S., writes Josh Hoxie. By Josh Hoxie If you ask Bernie Sanders about…

Obama’s Half-Hearted Cuba Detente

President Obama’s “normalization” of relations with Cuba have been more tell than show, with much of the half-century U.S. embargo left in place and some “relaxations” designed to coerce Cuba into “privatizing” its economy, as Art Heitzer and Marjorie Cohn describe. By Art Heitzer and Marjorie Cohn Millions of Americans believe that President Obama has…