OBAMA SET TO IGNORE CONGRESS, ANNOUNCE SYRIA STRIKES TONIGHT

President Barack Obama is set to ignore Congress once again by launching military strikes inside Syria without consulting lawmakers, a move that threatens to enflame the entire region given that the Assad government has repeatedly insisted it will consider any military activity inside Syrian territory as an act of war.
‘President Obama is prepared to use U. S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days,’reports the Washington Post.
Obama is set to deliver a prime time speech tonight during which he will make the case for U. S. air strikes inside Syria in the name of targeting ISIS militants.
In citing ISIS, which was armed and funded by the United States’ biggest allies in the region, as a justification for a military campaign inside Syria, Obama is set to accomplish what the administration failed to achieve last year after the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta was blamed on the Assad government, despite a subsequent MIT report which concluded the incident was more likely the work of US-backed rebels.
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This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 10, 2014.

U.S. Refuses to Declassify Information About Foreign Involvement in 9/11 Attacks

The Obama administration refuses to declassify the information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, despite the calls and efforts of the Congress members, congressman Stephen Lynch told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
"We've had dialog. And the families have had dialog. But it hasn't been productive up until now," Lynch said.
H. Res. 428 is a resolution introduced to make public 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001. The pages, initially classified by President George W. Bush, have remained classified under President Barack Obama. The resolution states that declassification of the pages is necessary to provide the American public with the full truth surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001, particularly relating to the involvement of foreign governments.

This post was published at RAI Novosti

Obama to Secretly Arm Kiev?

Even as a shaky ceasefire holds in east Ukraine between pro-independence and US-backed government forces from Kiev, details begin to emerge of secret agreements made on the margins of last week’s NATO summit in Wales that will escalate the conflict. While NATO as a whole could not agree unanimously (as required) to provide lethal aid to Kiev government forces, individual member governments reportedly signed bilateral agreements to provide such assistance. Which member states agreed to such aid was not made public…until yesterday. A spokesman for US-backed Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko revealed:
At the NATO summit agreements were reached on the provision of military advisers and supplies of modern armaments from the United States, France, Italy, Poland and Norway.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 9, 2014.

Backlash Against Michelle Obama’s Public Schools’ Menu

Prior to Eleanor Roosevelt, no first lady was a public figure. The term ‘first lady’ was not capitalized. First ladies stayed in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt became the first full-time First Lady nag, both for her husband and for the nation. Her husband ignored her, but liberal Democrats kept her on a pedestal long after her husband unexpectedly left office.
Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower did their best to restore the older tradition. Nobody ever heard from them. But then came Jacqueline Kennedy, the best-dressed woman ever to grace the White House. She even gave us a tour of the White House on national television. From that time on, First Ladies have been expected to do something both useful and noncontroversial. Each First Lady is supposed to select some national do-good project, and devote her public life to it. I suppose the best example of this was Lady Bird Johnson’s cheerleading for planting flowers along federal highways. That seemed innocuous enough, as long as you were not in the road sign business.
Now we get Michelle Obama. She picked the most controversial topic in First Lady history: nutrition. She is serving as a cheerleader for new federal regulations being forced down the throats of America’s schoolchildren. She wants them to stop eating things that will make them fat, rot their teeth, and generally be worth paying for.
The idea that federal regulations can make fat people thin has to be the most utopian idea in the history of national do-goodism. Nothing else comes close. The one thing that we know about fat people is this: 95 percent of them do not get thin and stay thin. In other words, this project is utopianism on a scale – pun intended – never before seen in the White House. Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty was an exercise in political realism compared to Michelle Obama’s attempt to slim down America’s schoolchildren.
The project has backfired. School districts around the nation have found that snacks that comply with new federal regulations cannot be sold to students. Students want to use their snack money and cafeteria money to indulge their tastes, and healthy foods do not indulge their tastes. So, school districts are suffering losses of income as a result of the new regulations…

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on September 9, 2014.

Obama Tells Congress To Respect His Authority – Caption Contest

The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he has the authority he needs to take the action against the Islamic State militants that he will outline Wednesday night, according to AP. Following the meeting, the White House said Obama still welcomes action by Congress that would “aid the overall effort” and demonstrate to the world that the United States is united in defeating the threat from the Islamic State. So that’s that then… does he also have ‘authority’ to fund the $5bn (or more) he needs for this crusade?

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

Obama’s Bluster and Bluff in the Baltics: Its Pointless And Dangerous.

‘I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. … Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if … you ever ask again, ‘who’ll come to help,’ you’ll know the answer – the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America.’
That was Barack Obama in Tallinn, Estonia, last week, reissuing a U. S. war guarantee to the tiniest of the Baltic republics – which his Cold War predecessors would have regarded as certifiable madness.
From 1945 to 1989, no president would have dreamed of issuing a blank check for war in Eastern Europe. Our red line was in the heart of Germany. It said to Moscow: Cross the Elbe, and we fight.
That red line was made credible by hundreds of thousands of U. S. troops permanently stationed in West Germany.
Yet Truman did not use force to break the Berlin Blockade. Ike did not use force to save the Hungarian rebels. JFK fulminated, and observed, when the Wall went up. When Leonid Brezhnev sent Warsaw Pact armies into Czechoslovakia, LBJ did nothing.
Why did these presidents not act? None believed there was any vital U. S. interest in Eastern Europe worth a war with Russia.
And, truth be told, there was no vital interest there then, and there is no vital interest there now. If we would not risk war with a nuclear-armed Russia over Hungary or Czechoslovakia half a century ago, why would we risk it now over Estonia?

This post was published at David Stockmans Contra Corner on September 9, 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.

Understanding ISIS In Under 4 Minutes

As President Obama prepares to unleash his ISIS ‘defeat’ strategery tomorrow, we thought it appropriate to gather together what we know so far about the terrorist organization. While their annual report (as we noted here), is chock full of ugly details of a well-organized and well-funded entity, the following brief clip from WSJ explains how The Islamic State is operating like a government, with a bureaucratic hierarchy; and how it is structured.

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

OBAMA’S ISIS WAR: PROFIT FOR MILITARY CONTRACTORS

Earlier this week Stars and Stripes, the Pentagon-run newspaper and website, posted an article calling for contractors to fight ISIS and provide other services in Iraq. The U. S. Army Contracting Command posted a notice last month seeking contractors willing to work on an initial 12-month contract, who should be ‘cognizant of the goals of reducing tensions between Arabs and Kurds, and Sunni and Shias.’
According to the Pentagon periodical, merc and contractor duties will ‘fall within the existing mission’ and will ‘focus on administration, force development, procurement and acquisition, contracting, training management, public affairs, logistics, personnel management, professional development, communications, planning and operations, infrastructure management, intelligence and executive development, the notice stated.’
As of February, according to the Wall Street Journal, there were more than 5,000 specialists working in the country.

This post was published at Info Wars on SEPTEMBER 9, 2014.

US Obesity Rates Exceed 20% in Every State; Care to Supersize That?

Obesity rates in the US are soaring along with healthcare costs: A New Study Shows US Adult Obesity Rates Exceed 20% in Every State with at least 30% of adults are obese in more than 20 states.
Rates of adult obesity increased in six US states and fell in none last year, and in more states than ever – 20 – at least 30% of adults are obese, according to an analysis released on Thursday.
The conclusions were reported by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and were based on federal government data. They suggest the problem may be worsening despite widespread publicity about the nation’s obesity epidemic, from First Lady Michelle Obama and many others, plus countless programs to address it.
From 2011 to 2012, by comparison, the rate of obesity increased in only one state.
The 2013 adult obesity rate exceeds 20% in every state, while 42 have rates above 25%. For the first time two states, Mississippi and West Virginia, rose above 35%. The year before, 13 states were above 30% and 41 had rates of at least 25%.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Tuesday, September 09, 2014.

Obama Planning For A Western-Backed Coalition No-Fly Zone Over Syria – Episode 462

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 8, 2014
Japan economy contracts to 7.1 percent. France doesn’t want the President for a 2nd term. Argentina makes deal with China by passing the default. Housing recovery is does not exist, 64% said this is not a good time to buy a house. Spain purchasing riot gear for civil disobedience. US getting ready to send military aid to West Africa. Ukraine receiving military assets from US and NATO. US and Ukraine holding drills in the Black Sea during the cease fire. US working with other nations to create a no fly zone over Syria.

It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

We can hear the narrative now… how can Congress turn down President Obama’s demands for $5 billion to pay for a ‘counter-terrorism’ fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria… if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that ‘would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this.” We await Wednesday night’s unveiling of the long-awaited strategy…

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

Russia Has Now Joined the Ukrainian Civil War, and Is Lying to Deny It

The reports that Russia has ‘invaded’ ‘Ukraine’ were repeated for many months and were just lies from the Obama Administration and their agents at NATO, and from the Ukrainian Government that Obama had installed in February. But, now, finally, Russia actually has sent regular Russian conscript soldiers and military equipment into the formerly Ukrainian areas of the former Ukraine’s southeast, where, for months, the Obama-installed Ukrainian Government has been bombing and otherwise mass-murdering the residents, and destroying and outright stealing their property.
Russia is simply lying about their military operation against the continued reign, in that resistant region, of the Obama-installed Ukrainian Government, a government that’s widely hated there…

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 8, 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.

House Republican Introduces Bill That Would Give President ‘Dictatorial Powers’ To Wage War

This article was written by Nick Bernabe and originally published at D. C. Clothesline
Following the clear failure of the ‘War on Terror’, launched by George W. Bush following 9/11, the US will re-up it’s efforts, which have only seemed to cause an increase in terror operations around the world.
Members of Congress, including many within the President’s own party, are looking for more blood to be spilled in the Middle East. The two main fronts in the ‘War on Terror’ have failed horribly. Iraq is now a failed state, where instability following the US backed installation then deposition of Saddam Hussein has served as a breeding ground for radical Islamists, angry at the West’s decades-long corporate imperialist designs on the region. Add to that horrible equation a government propped up by US and other foreign interests that alienated a large portion of the Iraqi people. A third of the country has now fallen to radical elements, despite GW and Obama declaring only a few years ago that Iraq was won.
Afghanistan, destined for a very similar fate, is already falling back into the hands of the Taliban – our Soviet era allies Reagan called ‘freedom fighters,’ turned sworn enemies, turned quietdiplomatic partners. Yeah I know, it’s confusing. Read this article we posted earlier today for an in depth look at the origins of the Taliban and how America helped create them.

This post was published at Alt-Market on 08 September 2014.

QUIT BASHING OBAMA

Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:
First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U. S., including those with criminal convictions.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on September 7, 2014.

Under Pressure From Democrats, Obama Delays Immigration Action Until After Midterm Elections

In June, President Obama promised executive action on immigration.
He lied.
With polls showing a mere 26% Approval Rating for Obama’s Immigration Reform Policies, the president bowed to political pressure from his own party and delayed his immigration cram-downs until after the mid-term elections.
Please consider Obama to Delay Executive Action on Immigration.
President Barack Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, White House officials said Saturday, a bow to political pressure from Democrats in tough Senate races who had complained the action could hurt their campaigns.
The delay breaks Obama’s promise, broadcast from the Rose Garden in June, that he would act on his own by summer’s end to fix as many problems of the immigration system as the law allows.

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on Sunday, September 07, 2014.

Obama Folds To Democrat Demands, Delays “Unilateral” Immigration Action

After infamously flip-flopping not only on interventionist US foreign policy, where he first promised no US troops would operate in Iraq only to see nearly 1000 marines “augmenting diplomatic security in Iraq“, but his core Iraq mandate, having fought tooth and nail against the Bush legacy of Iraq engagement only to see himself mired deep in a land war in the middle east, resulting in this humiliating headline fiasco, now it is Obama’s turn to boldly cross yet another red line, this time on immigration politics.
Recall from Obama’s infamous June 30 sermon:
‘I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress…. Deputies will identify actions my administration can take on our own, within my existing legal authorities, to do what Congress refuses to do and fix as much of our immigration system as we can. I expect their recommendations before the end of summerand I intend to adopt those recommendations without further delay.” The reason Obama was “forced” to warn of even more executive action bypassing Congress: “the republicans’ fault.”
So fast forward two months and it turns out there will be a delay, and a substantial one at that, because earlier today Obama said he will wait until after the November midterm elections to announce any action on immigration reform, drawing criticism from Republicans who accused the president of playing political games. Even NBC observes the now constant flipflop, commenting that “the announcement Saturday reverses a statement Obama made in June when he ordered his team to suggest executive actions he could take to stem deportations by the end of the summer.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/06/2014.

Obama’s Oil Boom – Global Warming Be Damned

Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think that oil consumption in the United States would be on a downward path. By now, we should certainly be witnessing real progress toward a post-petroleum economy. As it happens, the opposite is occurring. U. S. oil consumption is on an upward trajectory, climbing by 400,000 barrels per day in 2013 alone – and, if current trends persist, it should rise again both this year and next.
In other words, oil is back. Big time. Signs of its resurgence abound. Despite what you may think, Americans, on average, are driving more miles every day, not fewer, filling ever more fuel tanks with ever more gasoline, and evidently feeling ever less bad about it. The stigma of buying new gas-guzzling SUVs, for instance, seems to have vanished; according to CNN Money, nearly one out of three vehicles sold today is an SUV. As a result of all this, America’s demand for oil grew more than China’s in 2013, the first time that’s happened since 1999.
Accompanying all this is a little noticed but crucial shift in White House rhetoric. While President Obama once spoke of the necessity of eliminating our reliance on petroleum as a major source of energy, he now brags about rising U. S. oil output and touts his efforts to further boost production.
Just five years ago, few would have foreseen such a dramatic oil rebound. Many energy experts were then predicting an imminent ‘peak’ in global oil production, followed by an irreversible decline in output. With supplies constantly shrinking, it was said, oil prices would skyrocket and consumers would turn to hybrid vehicles, electric cars, biofuels, and various transportation alternatives. New government policies would be devised to facilitate this shift, providing tax breaks and other incentives for making the switch to renewables.
At that time, a growing concern over climate change and the prospect of further warming due to increased emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels seemed to dim the long-term prospects for petroleum…

This post was published at Wolf Street on September 5, 2014.

US Boots in Iraq and Baltics, Authorization to Attack Syria…and US Troops in Ukraine!

It has been a busy week for US military planners. As the NATO summit in Wales kicks off today, with an expected agreement to create a “spearhead” force of up to 5,000 troops to rapidly deploy to any “hotspot” in eastern Europe, we learn that the US will also send several hundred troops to participate in NATO military exercises in Ukraine later this month. The exercises, provocatively named “Rapid Trident,” are said to be “a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine…”As the civil war rages on in Kiev, with US-backed troops from Kiev fighting to suppress an independence movement in the east, the presence of US troops on Ukrainian soil sends a perhaps dangerously clear message of US willingness to become further involved in Ukraine’s internal affairs. Russia has been accused of military involvement on behalf of those seeking independence from Kiev, but Moscow denies any official Russian role. President Obama said Wednesday he wants “American boots on the ground, continuously rotating through Estonia and Latvia and Lithuania,” in response to Russian “aggression” in the region.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on September 4, 2014.