NBC REPORTER: BOOTS ALREADY ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ

During his prime time speech last night, President Barack Obama vowed that no combat troops would fight on foreign soil in the pursuit of ISIS, an assertion contradicted by NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, who says that U. S. boots are already on the ground in Iraq.
‘I know there are already American boots on the ground where I am now,’ Engel told MSNBC, adding, ‘They are troops who are staying away from reporters, they are embedded with local fighters trying to guide in air strikes, gathering intelligence – the kind of thing you would have thought the Green Berets would have done many years ago, and which are now being done by Navy SEALS and Delta Force and other Special Operations Forces.’
Engel went on to state that Obama was engaged in a ‘secret war’ to dislodge ISIS while questioning the effectiveness of such a strategy.
The NBC reporter’s revelation that U. S. troops are already working alongside local fighters in Iraq to target ISIS contradicts Obama’s claim last night that his plan, ‘will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.’

This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 11, 2014.

9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state.
The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11.
A generation of Americans has been born into distain and distrust of Muslims.
A generation of Americans has been born into a police state in which privacy and constitutional protections no longer exist.
A generation of Americans has been born into continuous warfare while needs of citizens go unmet.
A generation of Americans has been born into a society in which truth is replaced with the endless repetition of falsehoods.
According to the official story, on September 11, 2001, the vaunted National Security State of the World’s Only Superpower was defeated by a few young Saudi Arabians armed only with box cutters. The American National Security State proved to be totally helpless and was dealt the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on any country claiming to be a power.
That day no aspect of the National Security State worked. Everything failed.
The US Air Force for the first time in its history could not get intercepter jet fighters into the air.
The National Security Council failed.
All sixteen US intelligence agencies failed as did those of America’s NATO and Israeli allies.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on September 10, 2014.

Scottish Independence or Scotland In Dependence? – Geneva Business Insider

The following video was published by corbettreport on Sep 10, 2014
This month on the Geneva Business Insider, James and David preview next week’s Scottish independence vote and the various political forces that are clashing as the Scottish people go to the polls. We discuss the push for NATO membership, EU membership and a central bank for “free” Scotland and how it undermines the entire push for independence. We also examine the latest on the ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and the specter of a cyber-hacking bank bailout.

Ukraine Admits Resurgent Separatists Extend Control All The Way To Sea Of Azov

The Ukraine “ceasefire” may be raging, but don’t tell that to the “rebel”, “separatists”, “pro-Russian terrorists” or whatever it is that the ethnic Russians in east Ukraine are called nowadays, because a few short hours ago even Kiev finally admitted that the insurgency, with or without Russian backing, has finally hit the beach of the Azov Sea, which implicitly means that the only thing that is prevent the formation of a land connection from Russia to Crimea is the city of Mariupol, which as Ukraine reported overnight, it is now massing heavy weapons for what may be the most critical fight of the entire Ukraine civil war to date.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/11/2014.

Poland Says Russian Gas Deliveries Tumble By 45%; Europe To Launch Sanctions On Friday, Russia Will Retaliate

Yesterday, when Gazprom was supposedly “troubleshooting its systems”, we reported that in what was the first salvo of Europe’s latest cold (quite literally, with winter just around the corner) war, Poland complained that up to 25% of its usual gas deliveries from Russia had been cut. Russia indirectly hinted that this was also a result of Ukraine using “reverse flow” to meet its demands, with Europe allowing Kiev to syphon off whatever gas it needs without paying Gazprome for it. It also led Poland to promptly admit it would halt reverse flow to the civil-war ridden country. Fast forward to today when Polish financial website Biznes reports that things are going from bad to worse in Russia’s energy retaliation war, after Poland claimed a 45% shortfall in Russian natgas imports as of Wednesday.
Not surprisingly, Gazprom has said that is not the case, which leaves two options: either someone is lying, or the Ukraine is quietly, and illegally syphoning off gas destined for Europe.

More:
Poland’s listed natural gas group PGNiG noted Wednesday natural gas deliveries from the east 45% below the ordered level, the firm said in a Thursday press statement. Wednesday marks the third straight day when Poland claims to have received less gas than ordered from Russia’s Gazprom. Poland claims that shortfall forced a shutdown of re-export to gas-strapped Ukraine and an increase in imports from other directions to compensate the loss. “Under the Yamal contract, PGNiG has the right to collect volumes lower or in line with the maximal daily amounts contracted for particular entry points,” PGNiG said. “Volumes ordered by PGNiG were below the maximal level – that is line with the contract. Nevertheless, they have not been realized by OOO Gazprom Export.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/11/2014.

George Soros Warns “This Is The Worst Possible Time” For Scottish Independence

Authored by George Soros, originally posted Op-Ed at The FT,
This is the worst possible time for Britain to consider leaving the EU – or for Scotland to break with Britain.
The EU is an unfinished project of European states that have sacrificed part of their sovereignty to form an ever-closer union based on shared values and ideals. Those shared values are under attack on multiple fronts. Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine is perhaps the most immediate example but it is by no means the only one. Resurgent nationalism and illiberal democracy are on the rise within Europe, at its borders and around the globe.
Since world war two the European powers, along with the US, have been the main supporters of the prevailing international order. Yet, in recent years, overwhelmed by the euro crisis, Europe has turned inward, diminishing its ability to play a forceful role in international affairs.
To make matters worse, the US has done the same, if for different reasons. Their preoccupation with domestic matters has created a vacuum that ambitious regional powers have sought to fill.
The resulting breakdown of international governance has given rise to a plethora of unresolved crises around the globe. The breakdown is most acute in the Middle East. The sudden emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, provides the most gruesome example of how far it can go and how much human suffering it can cause.
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, military conflict has spread to Europe. Two radically different forms of government are competing for ascendancy. The EU stands for principles of liberal democracy, international governance and the rule of law. In Russia, President Vladimir Putin maintains the outward appearance of democracy by exploiting a narrative of ethnic and religious nationalism to generate popular support for his corrupt, authoritarian regime.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/11/2014.

France says will not meet E.U. deficit rules until 2017

Crisis-wracked France on Wednesday said it would not be able to get its public deficit under the EU maximum of three percent until 2017, pushing the target back by two years.
Finance Minister Michel Sapin said France's deficit would be 4.4 percent of output in 2014, dropping only slightly to 4.3 percent in 2015. He added the target of getting below the three-percent ceiling would not happen until 2017, instead of 2015 as previously forecast.

This post was published at France24

THE DAY THAT CHANGED OUR WORLD – EXPOSING THE 9/11 LIES

It has now been thirteen years since the largest criminal conspiracy and attack in modern history was planned and carried out by the “Project for a New America” cabal headed up by Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Pearle, Paul Wolfowitz and a number of others on September 11, 2001.
On September 11, 2000, one year before 9/11, this faction, which has taken over the US government, according to retired General Wesley Clark (see video of that below), released their plan, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses“. This document outlined the need for a “new Pearl Harbor” in order to facilitate the expansion of the military industrial complex and the US empire.

This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on September 11th, 2014.

Scotland: When Does a Vote Win Before a Vote?

The mishandling of the Scottish referendum shows exactly why Westminster is so hated … The political establishment down here in the Westminster village has been stung into hyperactivity by the sudden surge of support for the Yes campaign in Scotland. Without very much discussion with their own parties Ed Milliband and David Cameron have reached a joint conclusion: that Scotland’s discontent can be overcome and a “No” vote secured by promising the Scots that they can have independence in all but name if only they vote to stay within the Union. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Scotland has no need to leave the union. They can devolve inside it.
Free-Market Analysis: This article is provided to us by Norman Tebbit, a well-known “conservative commentator” and former Thatcher cabinet minister.
His point is that the panicky offer by David Cameron to give more power directly to the Scottish assembly if the Scots vote against independence looks terrible – and is almost bound to be counterproductive.
This certainly makes sense to us … as does Tebbit’s larger point that the leadership of Britain these days is focused on expedience rather than principles.
In other words, Milliband and Cameron have reinforced the most irritating aspects of current British rule: It is essentially selfish and lawless. Powerful interest groups compete for influence and privileges and the strongest and most persuasive can come away with the prize. The system has little or nothing to do with what is “just” or “right.”

This post was published at The Daily Bell on September 11, 2014.

Once Again Obama Shows That He Is Clueless About What Is Going On In The Middle East

Why would Barack Obama want to give hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons to groups inside Syria that are selling weapons to ISIS and regularly fighting alongside them? Is he really that clueless about what is going on in the Middle East? The FSA and other groups of “moderate” fighters inside Syria do not consider ISIS to be an enemy. Rather, they consider ISIS to be an important ally in the struggle to overthrow the Syrian government. In fact, many “moderate” units have actually joined ISIS in recent months. If Obama gives more weapons to the “moderate” fighters in Syria, it is inevitable that a lot of them will end up in the hands of ISIS. In a previous article, I already discussed how ISIS is talking over vast stretches of Syria and Iraq using mostly American weapons. If the Obama administration goes ahead with this plan to arm “moderates” in Syria, it is just going to make ISIS even stronger.
Without a doubt, ISIS is an organization that is absolutely seething with evil. They have been running around beheading journalists, crucifying their enemies in public and even cutting children in half. ISIS has promised to drown America “in blood“, and the only way to appease them would be for every single one of us to convert to their version of Islam.
But Obama’s strategy to “defeat ISIS” makes absolutely no sense at all.
First of all, if you want to defeat someone you don’t give weapons to their friends.
According to Fox News, the White House actually believes that the FSA and other “moderate” groups inside Syria will act as “ground troops” in our fight against ISIS…
According to one White House aide, the president is escalating the call for more aid to the rebels so they could act as the ground troops to support potential U. S. airstrikes against ISIS.

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on Michael Snyder/ September 10th, 2014.

U.S. Free Syrian Army & U.S. Created Islamic State Working Together To Remove Assad – Episode 464

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 10, 2014
French economy is imploding and is now being blamed for collapsing the rest of the Euro zone. Mortgage applications continue to fall. The FED is now asset stripping local government to protect banks from bank runs. Russia and China are in talks to create their own SWIFT payment system. China is deploying troops to protect its investments in South Sudan. Forces are being prepared to go into Libya. President Obama has been warned by Syria and Russia not to bomb Syria. The Islamic State has its eye on Saudi Arabia. The U. S. Free Syrian Army is now working with the U. S. created Islamic State to fight against Assad. The goal is the same, remove Assad and attack Iran. Be prepared for a false flag event which will lead to WWIII.

Putin – War – & Return of Mercenaries – the Masquerade

Many people have written asking about Putin. The pundits are claiming the Russian Army is weak and could not wage war. Russia is actually looking at expanding its military policy re-targeting Europe and the USA as enemies, and rewriting protocols for justification of a defensive first strike with nuclear weapons. The greatest mistake that the West has made so far is to judge Russia through their own eyes based upon themselves with extreme arrogance and prejudice. Just because you would not want war does not mean your opponent has the same view. Additionally, the arrogance of the politicians can force war by their unyielding posture and inability to realize that they have left their opponent with no other option.
The arrogance that Russia is weak and could not afford war is a huge mistake because it is the West who cannot afford war in the middle of an economic implosion where we have a Sovereign Debt Crisis brewing on an unprecedented scale. War also gas been an escape valve for fiscal mismanagement and in this respect, war become desirable as a decoy to hide the inability of politicians to cope with managing the state.
The Russian military forces are composed of 150,000 officers and 766,000 soldiers on active duty. There are about 2,485,000 reservists. The Russian Ground Forces have 15,500 tanks, 27,607 armored fighting vehicles (AFV), 5,990 self-propelled guns (SPG), 4,625 towed artillery guns and 3,781 multiple rocket launcher artillery systems (MLRS), according to reports of the Military portal Global Fire Power. For the Air Force, Russia has about 3,082 airplanes, jets and helicopters. Russia has only about 114 combat helicopters compared to the USA’s 914 attack helicopters …

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on September 10, 2014.

Obama: I Do Not Need Congressional Approval To Go To War With ISIS

President Obama is again asserting his right to act unilaterally and without congressional approval in going to war. In what has become a mantra for this Administration, Obama reportedly told members of Congress that he does not need congressional approval to unleash a comprehensive military campaign against the Islamic State. The President informed a few members at a dinner – a striking image of how low congressional authority has become in our tripartite system of government. We have been discussing the growing concerns over President Barack Obama’s series of unilateral actions in ordering agencies not to enforce law, effectively rewriting laws, and moving hundreds of millions of dollars from appropriated purposes to areas of his choosing. One of the greatest concerns has been his unchecked authority asserted in the national security area. I previously represented members of Congress in challenging Obama’s intervention in the Libyan civil war without a declaration from Congress. In the case, President Obama insisted that he alone determines what is a war and therefore when he needs a declaration.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 10, 2014.

Trust In US Government On Domestic, International Issues At Record Lows

Just a few hours ahead of President Obama’s strategy oration, we thought worth noting that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low 43%. According to Gallup, confidence in the government to handle international problems slid 17 percentage points last year, when the Obama administration was planning military action against Syria. Unsurprisingly, Democrats remain the most confident in the government as Republicans’ faith has collapsed. But it’s not just international, only 40% of Americans have any confidence that government can handle domestic problems…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

Obama’s False Flag Speech Tonight

Tonight, on the eve of another anniversary for 9-11, the current President of the United States will be giving a speech about the threat of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or IS for short) where a new American strategy for dealing with this terrorist army will be outlined after he stated several days ago that he didn’t have one. Several months ago in fact, the President called ISIS the ‘JV team’ in one of his numerous infamous quotes and since that time they have carved out what amounts to a small nation in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq.
The issue of ISIS however, is not the key point to the speech tonight. If ISIS were truly a serious threat to US interests, aka, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, then our ‘allies’ in the region would request that the United States position more troops into Kuwait and Jordan to protect those kingdoms and to cut off any advance towards the House of Saud. Meanwhile, many questions about this speech and American policy towards ISIS will not be answered by this administration nor our ‘allies’ in the region:
1. If the United States is aware that ISIS is now in possession of approximately 30 M1 Abrams tanks, why have we not destroyed them with an air strike by now? Theoretically one would hope that the U. S. would install a ‘kill switch’ such as those used by American rental car companies just in case a vehicle is stolen, or at least some type of GPS tracking at a minimum once the weapons were left for the Iraqi military.
2. Why are Western governments in Europe and including the United States announcing any types of sanctions for those countries aiding and abetting the ISIS cause? There is ample evidence within the mainstream media that Qatar is acting as the finance and banking arm for the Islamic State yet not one word has been uttered about cutting off trade or even a small threat of sanctions from any nation except for Saudi Arabia (see: Saudi threatens to block Qatar’s land, sea borders from this posting about Saudi-Qatari relations: Is Saudi Arabia Preparing to Invade Qatar?).
3. There is demonstrable evidence that Turkey, a NATO member nation, has also been arming and training ISIS forces yet the silence from Brussels, London, and Washington has been deafening. Will President Obama announce an initiative to cut off the supply of arms and soldiers migrating from Turkish territory into Iraq and Syria tonight? I seriously doubt it.

This post was published at John Galt Fla on September 10, 2014.

While Obama Snoozes, Russia Is Preparing For Nuclear War With The United States

Did you know that two Russian bombers practiced launching cruise missiles at the United States from a spot in the North Atlantic just the other day? And did you know that Russia is spending massive amounts of money to build and test new nuclear weapons systems? Meanwhile, the Obama administration is doing absolutely nothing to upgrade the U. S. nuclear arsenal. Our nuclear officers are actually still using floppy disks and other computer technologyfrom the 1960s. The size of the U. S. nuclear arsenal has been reduced by about 95 percent from the peak of the Cold War, and Barack Obama has spoken of even more dramatic reductions. Obama is snoozing even as a Russian general speaks of the need to ‘spell out the conditions under which Russia would launch a preemptive nuclear strike’ against the United States. Obama appears to be entirely convinced that a nuclear war between the U. S. and Russia is not even a remote possibility. He better be right, because we are definitely not prepared for one.
Even with everything that has happened between the United States and Russia lately, most Americans still believe that ‘the Cold War is over’ and that Russia presents absolutely no threat to us.
But Russia is behaving as if the Cold War is still very much on. You probably didn’t hear a peep about it from the mainstream media, but just the other day a couple of Russian bombers simulated launching cruise missiles at us from the North Atlantic. The following is an excerpt from an excellent article by Bill Gertz…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 10th, 2014.

President Obama Unveils The “It’s Different This Time” ISIS Strategy – Live Feed

It’s been a week and Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Obama is ready to unveil the ISIS strategy. It appears the plan is to provide arms and training to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels (remember the same ones that ‘were’ moderate and became extreme thanks to being well-armed) at a cost of at least $5bn, save hearts and minds in Iraq (with some more humanitarian shipments), andimpose sanctions (yes, Treasury said efforts against ISIS will include finances). No boots-on-the-ground (just advisors) and we are sure some Syrian bombing (whether or not they agree) and do not forget – this is a long-standing commitment…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.

Recognizing 9/11 as an evil US CRIME: an analogy

9/11 began a fraud by the US upon the world through unlawful Wars of Aggression. The crime of 9/11 as to who did what, when, where, and related facts for analysis of why is a separate, challenging, and revealing topic I defer to others (such as here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, for your consideration).
I’ll stick to the easy explanation and documentation to prove US/UK/UN unlawful Wars of Aggressionafter 9/11.
In this effort, analogies can help put facts into perspective; the following population analogies are mathematically accurate representing the US (United City), Afghanistan (Afghan City), Iraq (Tigris City), and Iran (Tehrangeles) as having a population of 100,000. Documentation of the facts are after the analogy.
Once upon a time… you live in United City with a population of 100,000. On September 11, 2001, a reported ‘suicide’ car driver downtown kills one person and injures two. Media and your mayor, Dick Tator, blame a ‘terrorist’ who resides in Afghan City, and demand extradition. The mayor of Afghan City expresses condolences, and agrees to arrest anyone of the crime of 9/11, or any other crime, upon presentment of evidence. The FBI claim jurisdiction, and order cooperation for factual discovery of all involved to have lawful arrests and prosecutions for this crime. Dick Tator refuses to provide any evidence, then violates the FBI order with the following actions against Afghan City, nearby Tigris City, and Tehrangeles:

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on Sept 10, 2014.

More Lies: NFL Had Rice Tape In April

In a world of no consequences and where lying is justified “when it’s serious enough,” it is hardly surprising that mere hours after stating unequivocally that none of the law enforcement entities the league approached “was permitted to provide any video or other investigatory material to us,” AP reports that, in fact, a law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago. More lies – but then we are sure, just as we have heard many times before, Roger Goodell was ‘unaware’ of the situation…


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/10/2014.