HUFFPO: RAISE TAXES AND BRING BACK DRAFT TO FIGHT ISIS

Lib-left establishment calls for sacrifice in the name of the state
H. A. Goodman, a regular at The Huffington Post, Salon and a former State Department employee, believes the only way to fight the Islamic State is to confiscate more hard-earned dollars from the American people and bring back conscription. According to Goodman, we’re a nation of selfish sloths, television watchers who expect a volunteer army to fight our existential battles. ‘It’s time to get off the couch, America, and collectively sacrifice for national security, both through taxes to fund the next conflict and a draft, like previous generations in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam,’ he writes.
Goodman runs to Jon Meacham, a CFR insider, who argued back in 2012 for a return to conscripted slavery, otherwise known as the draft, in order to fight the empire’s wars. Body bags, missing limbs, PTSD and all the other horrors of large scale organized mass murder are a small price to pay to protect America against enemies of its own making.
He quotes R. Russell Rumbaugh, a military analyst at the CIA, who took the pages of the nation’s premier war propaganda broadsheet, The New York Times, to argue we couch-sitters are under taxed and a ‘permanent tax surcharge to pay for wars’ is required to ‘ensure that we… achieve our interests throughout the world.’ Rumbaugh, of course, believes the interests of the CFR and the American people are one and the same.

This post was published at Info Wars by KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM | SEPTEMBER 14, 2014.

Hundreds of reporters and staff losing jobs at world’s biggest propaganda network: CNN

It was the first 24-7 live all-news network: the Cable News Network, which was aptly named. But long gone are the “glory days” of the first Gulf War, when CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the “video game war” was on for hours and hours in millions of homes all around the globe. Now, scores of network employees — reporters, production personnel and even some on camera — face extinction, as the network has steadily lost viewership and revenue for years. Variety, which covers the entertainment and news industries, reported a recent scene, in which one of CNN’s online reporters described her last day on the job:Former CNN Capitol Hill reporter Lisa Dejardins posted a video of her final sign off from CNN on Thursday as she prepared to leave the building after being laid off.
Dejardins, a reporter for CNN.com who was not an on-air personality, compares the mass goodbye emails from laid off CNN employees to the personal ones, finding a wide discrepancy in the general tone and niceness between the two, and expresses her disappointment [in] CNN’s decision to get rid of a congressional reporter given the bipartisan struggle in the Capitol.

This post was published at Natural News on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Wait — Big Black Scary Rifles Aren’t The Problem?

In the mainstream media? Who woke up this morning?
OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned.
That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban.
But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.
It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.
In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F. B. I. data shows.
The problem is that this isn’t a 2012 statistic. It’s an “always has been that way” statistic. Big, black scary rifles and shotguns are used in almost no murders, statistically. And as I have repeatedly pointed out the DOJ’s own statistics tell a much more-somber tale but one we refuse to talk about: About 5,000 black men are murdered with guns annually, nearly all by other black men — roughly half of all murders — but the percentage of the population they represent is six percent, give or take one or two.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-09-13.

FBI Whistleblower: Pentagon, CIA, NATO & MI6 Were Masterminds Behind 9/11

Of late, we have put focus on the Rothschilds, elites, New World Order, call them what you will. They exist, and they have very direct, yet very behind the scenes control over everyone’s lives, at least those who choose not to take any defensive actions for their own selves and family. The totally unlawful mosaic of underhanded deceit and treachery is mind-boggling, and kept totally out of the mainstream media.
The main objective of the elites is to establish its New World Order, [via the Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations, and BIS [Bank of International Settlements], among others] that eliminates sovereign countries, [the European Union replacing the individual countries which have to accept being ruled by unelected bureaucrats that run the EU; the United States taken over by the moneychangers via the Federal Reserve central bank, now ruled by puppet presidents who rule by Executive Order, and now rule the U S by an increasingly militarized police state – Ferguson, Missouri is your present day look into your near future].
No existing Western government represents the people governed. All elite-ruled governments function in order to preserve the banking system, above all else. This is admittedly a condensed version of what is going on, but anyone who chooses to do their own research and verification will eventually come to the same conclusion.

This post was published at Edge Trader Plus on September 11, 2014.

Obama’s ISIS War is Not Only Illegal, it Makes George W. Bush Look Like a Constitutional Scholar

Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.
– Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007, in a recent Reuters article.
I have spent the past several days outlining my deep concerns about the ‘ISIS crisis’ and Obama’s willingness to employ extreme propaganda in order to once again embark on another poorly thought out military campaign here and here. What I have also come to realize is that his latest war plan is brazenly illegal and unconstitutional.
While critics have been questioning the legality of U. S. military campaigns consistently since the end of World War II, one trend has become increasingly clear. With each new President and each new war, we have witnessed those who hold the office act more and more like dictators, and less and less like constitutional executives.
One very important, and up until recently, overlooked point about Obama’s latest ‘war on ISIS’ is that this is not at all just more of the same. This crosses yet another very important line of shadiness, and if we as as American public allow him to do so, we will suffer grave long-term consequences to our economic future as well as our liberties. This is very serious stuff.
No one has outlined this point better than Bruce Ackerman, a professor of law and political science at Yale, in yesterday’s New York Times op-ed: Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution. He writes:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 12, 2014.

Casting Russia as Expansionist to Advance EU Solidarity

Fragmentation fashion across Europe means German hegemony, if we’re lucky … The German people so far remain a bastion of rationalism, holding together as others tear themselves apart. Europe is disintegrating. Two large and ancient kingdoms are near the point of rupture as Spain follows Britain into constitutional crisis, joined like Siamese twins. – Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Devolution and secession are dangerous conceptually and in action.
Free-Market Analysis: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard provides us with a trenchant analysis of what’s taking place in Europe, and then makes a wrong turn toward the end of the article. He does that a lot these days.
Nonetheless, it’s an interesting report, explaining that Europe is increasingly verging on entropy.
For a mainstream media guy, he can be pretty provocative.
Here’s more:
The post-Habsburg order further east is suddenly prey to a corrosive notion that settled borders are up for grabs. “Problems frozen for decades are warming up again,” said Giles Merritt, from Friends of Europe in Brussels.
The best we can hope for – should tribalism prevail – is German political hegemony in Europe. The German people so far remain a bastion of rationalism, holding together as others tear themselves apart. The French are too paralysed by economic depression and the collapse of the Hollande presidency to play any serious role.

This post was published at The Daily Bell on September 12, 2014.

Fruits Of Meddling In The Syrian Civil War: Washington’s Frankenstein Brigade

The revelation by a spokesman for the family of Steven Sotloff, the second journalist beheaded by the Islamic State (ISIS), that Sotloff was ‘sold [to ISIS] for between $25 – 50,000,’ by the US-supported ‘moderate’ Free Syrian Army underscores the irony and absurdity of this moment. As the Presidentgets ready to go to the American people and ask for their support in pursuing a military campaign in Iraq and Syria, how the principle of ‘blowback’ operates should be clear to everyone – even Rudy Giuliani.
The ‘moderates’ we have been funding, arming, and training for the past few years couldn’t have come up with a better plan to suck us into the Syrian quagmire. After crying ‘Wolf!’ for so long – what with chemical attacks supposedly inflicted by the infinitely evil Bashar al-Assad, and other tall tales of dubious provenance – the rebels had lost all credibility. What to do? Desperate to increase the decibel level of calls for US military action in the region, they resorted to targeting the US media in hopes that the outrage generated would push the Americans into war.
And the ruse certainly seems to be working. That’s their battlefield, after all: the Syrian Mod Squad has never been an effective fighting force on the ground in Syria, but when it comes to dominating the Western media landscape they’ve been wildly successful. According to their many friends in the Fourth Estate, those lovable cuddly ‘moderate’ Islamists wouldn’t hurt a flea – after all, they’ve been ‘vetted,’ haven’t they?
What a grisly joke.

This post was published at David Stockmans Contra Corner on September 10, 2014.

TRUTH: You’re more likely to be shot by a police officer than a terrorist

Santiago, Chile
Governments and mainstream media outlets have a great way of presenting sensational threats and evil villains.
They want us to be terrified of men in caves, roving bands of barbarians, and deadly viruses that turn our insides out.
Last night, for example, President Obama told the world that ISIL poses the most significant threat to global security.
(Ironically al-Qaida no longer seems to be a threat, and ISIL, which no one had heard of until a few months ago, is now public enemy #1. It just goes to show how shallow and reactionary the security theater is…)
But here’s the truth:
If you live in the Land of the Free, you’re far more likely to get ‘accidentally’ shot by a police officer than blown up by a terrorist.
You’re also far more likely to lose the preponderance of your life’s savings due to a currency crisis than you are to be infected with the Ebola virus.
Words are hollow. Look at reality.

This post was published at Sovereign Man on September 11, 2014.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ‘I’m Glad People Have This 9/11 Mentality Again’

In the wake of non-stop propaganda from politicians of both parties, as well as a mainstream media desperate for ratings, the American public is finally terrified enough to support another war in the Middle East. This is an unfortunate development I lamented in yesterday’s post: The American Public: A Tough Soldier or a Chicken Hawk Cowering in a Cubicle? Some Thoughts on ISIS Intervention.
With just 6% of likely U. S. voters thinking Congress is doing a good or excellent job according to a recent Rasmussen poll, it’s no surprise to see so many of these corrupt clowns falling over one another to appear tough on ISIS, using myriad hyperbolic and Orwellian statements.
Let’s start with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) who decided to see if she could take crazy to a whole other level:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 11, 2014.

11/9/2014: Some Recent Links on Ukrainian Conflict

Here is an interesting compendium of academic and analysts’ voices dissenting from the prevalent Nato/US rhetoric on the long-term prospects for Nato’s role in Ukraine. Note: some of the links come via RIA Novosti, a Russian news agency, which is hardly surprising, given the consistent spin in the opposite direction that we get from the traditional Western media. Another note: this collection of links is not a comprehensive reflection of the reality. It is not designed to be such. In reality, nothing is/can be comprehensive, especially when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine. My point is that much of what we are bombarded with in the social media and traditional media is one-sided. Here is a different side to the same stories. Ukraine and Nato: “The world could plunge into a new Cold War with Russia and China emerging as a new financial centers, unless the West changes the existing financial structures, a professor at University of California, Davis Wing Thye Woo said …at the discussion at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.’I think that if changes do not occur in the international [financial] institutions of today, I think that we are basically encouraging a China-Russian alliance to formulate an alternative center to the US,’ Woo said.”

This post was published at True Economics on September 11, 2014.

How I Remember September 11, 2001

I wrote the following a year ago today. I’m reposting because it is more important now than ever in light of the most recent war propaganda:
How I Remember September 11, 2001
I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday. I was one year into my Wall Street career. I got up that morning just like every other morning and headed toward Union Square station to get on the subway down to 3 World Financial Center, the headquarters of Lehman Brothers. I had just purchased breakfast in the cafeteria when I saw one of the human resources folks from my floor yelling to evacuate. I was confused but I got my ass downstairs fast. When I got down there I joined the hundreds of others staring in awe skyward at the gaping hole in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. People speculated that a helicopter had hit the building, but I said no way. It looked like a bomb went off to me.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Thursday Sep 11, 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.

Does Obama Plan To Announce Bombing Of Syria On Eve Of 9/11 Anniversary?

As the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 draws closer so does the possibility that the United States and NATO will finally be able to realize their dream of direct airstrikes against the secular government of Bashar Al-Assad’s Syria.
After years of propaganda alleging Assad’s ‘brutality against his own people’ and a recent volley of ‘ISIS is under the bed’-style hype, complete with beheadings, forced starvations, and other savagery, the American people remain utterly befuddled regarding the true nature of events taking place inside Syria, Iraq, and virtually every other country in the world, including their own. As a result, the buildup to a Western bombing campaign against Syria, while rejected by the general public only a year ago, will now likely move full steam ahead with the tacit support of the population.
Thus, as the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, U. S. President Barack Obama is planning to make a dramatic statement regarding his strategy to combat ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.
Although Obama has repeatedly stated that he will not commit U. S. troops to either Iraq or Syria, the possibility of ‘targeted airstrikes’ or aerial bombardment is by no means off the table. Of course, it is also important to point out that Obama has already broken his promise regarding boots on the ground in Iraq with the deployment of at least 1,100 American personnel in the Middle Eastern nation.
Still, as the Detroit Free Press reports, ‘The plan is expected to involve an expansion of air strikes in Iraq that began in August. Obama is also likely to discuss a coalition of allies that has been assembled in opposition to the Islamic State, and to brace Americans for the possibility that the battle could take years.’ In other words, Obama is once again channeling his inner George W. Bush in promoting war with no end against a sovereign state who is the victim of Anglo-American meddling and Western-backed terrorism.
The DFP also states that ‘In his speech, the president may also discuss the long-term potential for air strikes in Syria, though military action in that country is not considered imminent.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 10th, 2014.

ISIS HYPE: False Threats, Staged Executions, While Israel ‘Expands’

As the black-clad terror troupe ISIS rages on, its ‘greater’ role concerning the policy planning of those in Washington, Tel Aviv and Britain is rapidly being revealed. This is the world in hyper-drive-destruction, and the propaganda machine is in full swing while approaching the 13th anniversary of 9/11.
It can no longer be denied that the chaos caused by ISIS has not also benefited the transnational corporate interests intertwined within the US-NATO-Israeli-GCC alliance. Whether its through the recent beheading videos that appear to be staged, the social media frenzy surrounding the #ISIS hashtag revolution, or Israel’s largest land grab in 30 years, the timing of the ISIS phenomenon has to be looked at more closely.
The Sunni extremists of the Islamic State, in the eyes of the West, seem to have been assigned a rather large part in shaping the future landscape of the Middle East.
The sudden rise of ISIS militants was not by accident, just as it is was no accident that their apparent death march was timed with the pressurized resignation of former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki. No matter how you slice it, ISIS has enabled Western policy planners to pursue a more direct route to intervene and destabilize Iraq and possibly Syria.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.

VP Cheney Issued 9/11 Stand Down Order While Missile Approached Pentagon: Tip Of The Government Conspiracy

The Pentagon Was Not Hit By A Boeing 757 On 9/11. All Evidence Points To A Missile Fired By The US Military
As difficult as this still stunning report is to believe, it has been confirmed by the most reliable sources, one of those being former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta who was operating in that official capacity on September 11, 2001.
The Vice President of these United States of America officially issues stand down orders regarding an incoming airliner/missile heading toward the Pentagon and the Mainstream Media (MSM) goes completely AWOL on the matter … for 13 years? !
The entire US Congress is likewise OUT TO LUNCH for the past thirteen years, not having established a Special Prosecutor to thoroughly investigate this extremely demanding 9/11 crime against the American people.
Neither the Department of Defense nor any of the US Armed Services, including both Commaders-in-Chief Bush and Obama, have also refused to prosecute this weighty matter, much less open an investigation as required by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. There’s simply Nobody Home at the Pentagon … … … for 13 long years … when it was their patriotic employees who were killed by the cruise missile.
A cruise missile fired by WHO?
Launched from WHAT ship or missile silo?
Why was it aimed at that extremely sensitive location in the Pentagon?
Each of these critical questions must be answered with complete certainty if those service members who sacrificed their lives at the Pentagon are to be properly honored and valued.
Here is some critical information which may explain exactly why the Pentagon was bombed in that particular location.


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 9th, 2014.

Staged Foley, Sotloff Beheading Videos ‘Not Evidence’, US Determined to Wage War of Fear on Its Own People

To those who were paying attention, the ‘beheading’ videos of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff do not actually show anyone being beheaded, but that hasn’t stopped the entire US government machine from shifting into full-blown overseas war mode this week.
Much has been made of these two videos, yet, both are nothing more than crudely constructed propaganda videos, designed to start a new war at home, and abroad.
The beheading videos have been accompanied by hundreds of hours of ISIS footage and reports of ISIS violence in Iraq and Syria. Predictably, the public reaction is outrage and fear. With the help of US and European multinational-owned TV networks, the videos have triggered an artificial tidal wave of national hysteria, and for the first time in history, America has a declaration of war based on two YouTube videos created and uploaded by persons unknown.
Is is possible that both these video could be depicting brutal murders? Yes, of course it’s possible, but there are still many unanswered questions.
Perfect PR
For both ISIS and the Pentagon, the PR campaign has been nothing short of masterful.
This latest ISIS crisis has been flawless in terms of media execution and timing, as the anniversary of Sept. 11th approaches again and as other major global stories have expended themselves.


This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 9, 2014.

The US Strikes Back.. With Its Own Anti-ISIS Propaganda Video

It’s not just airstrikes. The US State Department has recently launched an internet-based propaganda strategy as part of its “Think Again Turn Away” psyops campaign targeting young Muslim recruits for ISIS. As WaPo reports, the US government-made video titled “Welcome To ISIL-Land” and others like it aim to counter militant propaganda using their own graphic images against them. “The point, obviously, of this is to target potential recruits, potential sympathizers, to show the brutality” of IS, said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, “to point out the fallacies, point out the inconsistencies.”However, critics note this could backfire…
As The Washington Post reports,
The stunning rise of the Islamic State militant group as both a battlefield force and an Internet juggernaut over the summer has given new urgency to a State Department effort to counter online militant propaganda with a U. S. messaging campaign. A U. S.-government-made video that recently made the rounds on social media – with graphic images of Islamic State executions and a beheaded body – is the best-known example of the attempt to expose the brutality of the Islamist group and undermine its online recruitment appeals.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/08/2014.

OBAMA’S LONG ISIS WAR: IT WILL TAKE YEARS AND KILL THOUSANDS

The New York Times, long the preferred conduit for war propaganda, has laid out Obama’s plan to defeat ISIS, aka the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The administration warns the effort will take years to complete and continue after Obama has left office. The first phase a sustained air campaign will, the Times claims, roll back ISIS gains in northern and western Iraq. Details on how this will work minus ground troops is not explained.
Next, the United States will shuffle around the government in Iraq to make it ‘more inclusive.’ This is total blue sky.
Following the U. S. invasion and the toppling and eventual execution of strongman and former CIA operative Saddam Hussein, Iraq predictably descended into sectarian violence. This was planned. ‘What is unfolding is a process of ‘constructive chaos,’ engineered by the West,’ writes Julie Lvesque. ‘The destabilization of Iraq and its fragmentation has been planned long ago and is part of the ‘Anglo-American-Israeli ‘military road map’ in the Middle East,’ an effort introduced during the Bush administration and coined the ‘New Middle East’ by then U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The final element of Obama’s supposed plan to deal with ISIS calls for a de facto invasion of Syria. The Pentagon estimates this part of the plan will take at least 36 months.


This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.