Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Inside the invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump

The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term "public relations" as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions. In 1929, he persuaded feminists to promote cigarettes for women...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December 26, 2007: the African Development Bank ponied up $50 million toward the nearly $400...

UK Parliament report details how NATO’s 2011 war in Libya was based on lies

British investigation: Gaddafi was not going to massacre civilians; Western bombing made Islamist extremism worse. A new report by the British Parliament shows that the 2011 NATO war in Libya was based on an array of lies. “Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options,” an investigation...

U.S. Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No End Point at...

The U.S. launched a major new military campaign against ISIS on Monday when U.S. planes bombed targets in Libya, responding to requests from the U.N.-backed Libyan government. Strikes took place in the coastal town of Sirte, which ISIS took in June of last year. The strikes represent a significant escalation...

The story behind the general who will likely shape Libya’s future

Gen. Khalifa Hifter's star appears to be rising once again in Libya, and it is only a matter of time before we see him become a figurehead in a country that is lacking any but is eager to have one. His enemies in Misrata and Tripoli have always questioned his...

Covering Up Hillary Clinton’s Libyan Fiasco

Years after the end of the Vietnam War, as memories of its horrors and folly dimmed, conservative “revisionists” emerged to peddle the myth that U.S. commitment there was both justified and “winnable.” By obfuscating the historical record, they sought to undo the painful lessons learned by a generation of...

Will the Panama Papers Be a Catalyst for Change?

It’s not about Vladimir Putin’s cronies or crooked billionaires. If real reform is going to come, it’ll have to be based on popular anger at the merely well-off using tax havens to move money. If it were not for the sheer enormity of the data dump, the “Panama Papers” scandal...

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Helped Topple Gadhafi While France & UK Fought Over Libya’s Oil

Clinton bragged about the U.S. role in Moammar Gadhafi’s death, and her emails leaked by Wikileaks show the race to claim Libya’s resources in the aftermath. WASHINGTON — A message from Hillary Clinton’s private email server reveals that France and the United Kingdom both sought to control Libya’s oil in...

The Big Lie About the Libyan War

The Obama administration said it was just trying to protect civilians. Its actions reveal it was looking for regime change. In this fifth anniversary week of the U.S.-led Libya intervention, it’s instructive to revisit Hillary Clinton’s curiously abridged description of that war in her 2014 memoir, Hard Choices. Clinton takes...

Hillary Emails, Gold Dinars and Arab Spring

Buried amid tens of thousands of pages of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret emails, now being made public by the US Government, is a devastating email exchange between Clinton and her confidential adviser, Sid Blumenthal. It’s about Qaddafi and the US-coordinated intervention in 2011 to topple...

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world. Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss...

Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libya Intervention

Newly disclosed emails show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention. The New Year’s Eve release of over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who...

Post Gaddafi Libya Splits Up into Five Regional Factions

Since the fall of Mu’ammar Gaddafi in late 2011, various militias with very different political agendas have attempted to seize power in Libya. Elections were held in the country in both 2012 and 2014; however, election turnout dropped from 60% to 18% largely due to the Islamist parties and Gaddafi...

Military to Military

Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of...

Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State’s Rise: We Were Too Dumb

Without the Iraq war, Islamic State wouldn't exist today, former US special forces chief Mike Flynn openly admits. In an interview, he explains IS' rise to become a professional force and how the Americans allowed its future leader to slip out of their hands. Michael Flynn, 56, served in the...

Unmasking ISIS

INTRODUCTION Where did ISIS come from? How was it able to gain land, arms and money so quickly? This book will answer those questions ... and unmask ISIS. Part 1 shows that the U.S. – through bad policies and stupid choices – is largely responsible for the rise of ISIS. Part 2 reveals...

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria...

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place. The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a...

Dollar Hegemony and the Iran Nuclear Issue: The Story behind the Story

“International treaties are being held hostage by the west. There has been a lot of interference inside Iran by Washington. The nuclear issue is just an excuse to undermine the Islamic Republic and has very little to do with anything else.” - Interview with RT by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, 6 April 2015. This...

Avaaz: Pro-Democracy Group Or Facade For American Imperialism In The Middle East?

Avaaz's support for NATO intervention in Libya shows how the “democratic” movement really supports a war-like, imperialist agenda. Avaaz's petitions have by now become a worldwide phenomenon. The organization calls itself “a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere” and claims “a simple democratic mission.” Recent history...

The Case Against Qatar

The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching...

Saudi Arabia is Playing with Fanatic Fire

How the Saudis (and the U.S.) have Perilously Exploited Radical Islam in their Pursuit of Power. As the new war on ISIS widens, and the media war drums pick up the tempo, some nice breaks in the rhythm have been the few peeps made about the role of the U.S....

Hillary Clinton: Failure to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS

The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil...

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels. In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to...

Al-Qaeda Jihadists Are The Best Fighters Among The Syria Rebels

Members of al-Qaeda and other foreign jihadist organizations are entering Syria and establishing themselves as some of the best fighters in the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad's regime, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad of the Guardian reports from Syria. Abdul-Ahad spoke with Abu Khuder, an al-Qaeda fighter who fought with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) before becoming a...

In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war

When the war in Libya began, the U.S. government convinced a large number of war supporters that we were there to achieve the very limited goal of creating a no-fly zone in Benghazi to protect civilians from air attacks, while President Obama specifically vowed that “broadening our military mission...

Conflict in Libya: U.S. oil companies sit on sidelines as Gaddafi maintains hold

It struck some visitors to the Houston office of ConocoPhillips chief executive Jim Mulva as peculiar that he displayed a photograph of himself and Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. They were an odd couple: a veteran of corporate politics at a U.S. oil company and the colonel who had survived four...

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