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US Sanctions Against Saudis Would Anger Military-Industrial Complex: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Oct 22, 2018
    The brutal murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, has put US President Donald Trump in a difficult dilemma, a US academic and analyst says. If Washington imposes sanctions against Riyadh over Khashoggi’s killing, it would create outrage in the US military–industrial complex,“ said James Fetzer, a retired professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Khashoggi’s murder “appears to have been designed to put President Trump in a dilemma where he either accepts the brutality of the murder and imposes sanctions on the Saudis, which would upset the military–industrial complex because it would entail canceling $110 billion worth of arms orders or he seeks to preserve his relationship with the Saudis …. and inflames the world,” Fetzer said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.

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October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Announces Decision to Quit Nuclear Agreement with Russia

  • RT America Published on Oct 22, 2018
    National Security Advisor John Bolton heads to Moscow in what was expected to be a high tension meeting as he met with top Russian officials. RT America’s Sara Montes De Oca reports. For Analysis, RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes is joined by Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University.

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October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Needs to Get Out of Asia-Pacific Region: Ex-Pentagon Official

  • PressTV Published on Oct 22, 2018
    The United States needs to get out of the Asia-Pacific region and China is right to extend its influence in its own region, according to a former Pentagon official. Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst at the US Defense Department, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on a report which says the United States Navy is assessing the launch of a sensitive new operation sending warships through the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with China. Officials told Reuters on Saturday that US military forces were mulling the idea of sending warships through the Taiwan Strait to guarantee free passage through the key waterway.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-War-Machine-Connection-Afghanistan/dp/074255595X

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals a convincing array of evidence to expose the extensive trail of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America’s long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan-to name only those countries dealt with in this book. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story. Click on image to goto Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Their-Bankers-Persian-Gulf/dp/1453757732#_

Great book by Dean Henderson documenting the Illuminati Banking Cartel, Big Oil, Global Drugs Trade, Terrorism, Illuminist intelligence agencies …. etc.

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October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘No to Economy Based on Killing People’: Hundreds Take Part in Pacifist March on Pentagon

  • RT Published on Oct 21, 2018
    Hundreds of people held a march on the Pentagon to protest against US military actions overseas. The march was organised by a coalition of activists from Answer Coalition, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and others.

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

War, I mean ‘defense’ budget is the biggest component.

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October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Troops Manipulated by Government Propaganda: Analyst

  • Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT.
  • PressTV Published on Oct 19, 2018
    The majority of US military troops are manipulated by American government and media propaganda and are “not independent thinkers,” an US writer and academic says. US soldiers are “saturated with government and media propaganda,” said James Petras, a retired professor who has published on political issues with particular focus on Latin America, the Middle East and imperialism.

MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

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October 20, 2018 Posted by | Social Trends, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Unwilling to Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia Over Missing Journalist

  • RT Published on Oct 12, 2018
    Donald Trump has reacted to calls for Washington to punish Saudi Arabia, over the suspected murder of a dissident journalist, by suggesting he’s unwilling to take any actions that could harm the US economy. In particular, the president made it clear that he intends to protect the defence industry and continue selling arms to Riyadh.

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October 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Biological Weapons? US Military Wants Insects to Spread Genetically Modified Viruses to ‘Save Crops’

  • If you believe that the Pentagram’s objective is to save/protect crops by spreading viruses, trust me on this: “YOU ARE AN IDIOT!”
  • RT Published on Oct 9, 2018
    Scientists are voicing their concern over research into modifying insects to spread viruses – a Pentagon project designed to protect crops. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9fsf
http://www.infowars.com/from-7-billion-people-to-500-million-people-%E2%80%93-the-sick-population-control-agenda-of-the-global-elite/

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https://larouchepac.com/20150621/free-pope-satan-schellnhuber-satanic-figure

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http://www.infowars.com/ngo-envisages-global-one-child-policy-pandemics-to-solve-overpopulation/

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https://larouchepac.com/20150624/britain-empire-evil-pushes-genocide-and-world-war

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http://www.infowars.com/the-move-to-depopulate-the-planet/

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http://newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=2439

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http://www.badassoftheweek.com/pianka.html

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http://deanhenderson.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/the-illuminati-depopulation-agenda/

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October 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pentagon Report: China a Threat to US Military Industrial Complex

  • RT America Published on Oct 8, 2018
    The United States continues to turn up the heat on China, and the ongoing trade war is now moving to new battlefronts that could have major effects on both countries. RT America’s Rachel Blevins reports.

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October 9, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

‘We Will Pay Nothing for Our Security’: Saudi Arabia Disregards Trump’s Warnings

  • RT Published on Oct 6, 2018
    The crown prince of Saudi Arabia says his country doesn’t owe the US a cent in unpaid weapons bills. His remark was a response to Donald Trump, who issued a warning to the Gulf kingdom.

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October 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Navy Proposes A “Global Show Of Military Force” As A Warning To China

060305-N-0490C-005 Atlantic Ocean (March 05, 2006) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Ramage (DDG 61) and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) sail in formation in the Atlantic Ocean. IKE and embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven, along with ships from the Eisenhower Strike Group, are underway conducting training for a future deployment. US Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Angel Contreras

  • US Navy Proposes A “Global Show Of Military Force” As A Warning To China
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The trade war between the US and China is turning into a hot war with every passing day. As we reported on Monday, Chinese ships came to actively confronting the USS Decatur while the US ship was carrying out yet another in a series of “freedom of navigation” operations – or “freeops” – in the South China Sea. The Navy destroyer had to maneuver to avoid colliding with the Chinese destroyer Luyang that came within 45 yards of its bow while the Decatur was sailing through the Spratley Islands on Sunday in what was the closest direct confrontation between US and Chinese ships since Trump’s inauguration (after which the Navy began conducting these freeops with increasing frequency).

    On Tuesday, China accused the US of violating its “indisputable sovereignty” over the Spratley islands, saying in a statement “We strongly urge the U.S. side to immediately correct its mistake and stop such provocative actions to avoid undermining China-U.S. relations and regional peace and stability.” 

    Now it’s the US turn to respond, and according to CNN, the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China and demonstrate the US is prepared to deter and counter their military actions. The draft proposal from the Navy is initially recommending the US Pacific fleet conduct a series of operations during a single week in November.

    The navy’s goal – whether with or without the White House’s prodding – is to carry out a highly focused and concentrated set of exercises involving US warships, combat aircraft and troops to demonstrate that the US can counter potential adversaries quickly on several fronts.

    Even without knowing the details, one can easily see how this can go horribly wrong. It only gets worse from there.

    The plan suggests sailing ships and flying aircraft near China’s territorial waters in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait in freedom of navigation operations, to demonstrate the right of free passage in international waters. Naturally, the proposal means US ships and aircraft would operate close to Chinese forces.

    One wonders if the US Navy considered how it would react if Chinese battleships were sailing in circles in “international waters” in the Gulf of Mexico, or off the California coast for example.

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October 5, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump To Saudi King: Pay Up For US Military Protection!

  • RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on Oct 3, 2018
    Annoyed that the Saudis refuse to increase oil production, President Trump yesterday threatened Saudi Arabia that US military protection could be withdrawn and that the Saudi regime wouldn’t last without it. Is the US military a mercenary force? And what’s really behind spiking oil prices?

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October 5, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

EU Weapons Sent to Saudis Despite Criticism Over Yemeni Conflict

  • RT Published on Oct 2, 2018
    Germany has reportedly approved new arms exports to Saudi Arabia worth almost 300-million dollars. The move comes despite strong criticism of the Saudis for their participation in the Yemeni conflict, which has resulted in thousands of civilian casualties.

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October 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

West Gave Chemical Weapons to Saddam

  • PressTV Published on Sep 26, 2018
    Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei accuses the West of hypocrisy regarding the use of chemical weapons. Ayatollah Khamenei said today, western governments make a furor about the employment of chemical arms while during Iraq’s imposed war on Iran they gave the former Iraqi regime such banned weapons. Iran’s leader added that ex-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used the same arms not only against Iranian troops but against cities and civilians. Ayatollah Khamenei singled out France and Germany as the suppliers of chemical weapons for Saddam. He said the German and French people should know what their governments did to Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking during a meeting with a group of commanders of Iranian armed forces.

Donald Rumsfeld -Reagan’s Envoy- provided Iraq with chemical & biological weapons in the 1980s. Seen here shaking hands with Saddam Hussein.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-153210/Rumsfeld-helped-Iraq-chemical-weapons.html

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/dec/31/iraq.politics

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-syria-war-uk-chemical-weapons-attack-iran-iraq-thatcher-russia-a8300881.html

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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran

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September 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The United States of America: The Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

  • Emphasis mine:
  • The United States of America: The Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars
    by Peter Koenig, https://www.globalresearch.ca/
    … the United States is currently engaged in seven bloody wars around the globe (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya) and has not been winning one, including WWII. The question is: Why is that?

    To these wars, you may want to add the totally destructive and human rights adverse war that literally slaughters unarmed civilians, including thousands of children, in an open-air prison, Gaza, the US proxy war on Palestine, carried out by Israel; plus, warmongering on Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. Let alone the new style wars – the trade wars with China, Europe, and to some extent, Mexico and Canada, as well as the war of sanctions, starting with Russia and reaching around the world – the fiefdom of economic wars also illegal by any book of international economics.

    Other wars and conflicts, that were never intended to be won, include the dismantlement of Yugoslavia by the Clinton / NATO wars of the 1990s, the so-called Balkanization of Yugoslavia, ‘Balkanization’, a term now used for other empire-led partitions in the world, à la “divide to conquer”. Many of the former Yugoslav Republics are still not at peace internally and among each other. President Tito, a Maoist socialist leader was able to keep the country peacefully together and make out of Yugoslavia one of the most prosperous countries in Europe in the seventies and 1980s. How could this be allowed, socioeconomic wellbeing in a socialist country? – Never. It had to be destroyed. At the same time NATO forces advanced their bases closer to Moscow. But no war was won. Conflicts are still ongoing, “justifying” the presence of NATO, for European and US “national security”.

    Then, let’s not forget the various Central American conflicts, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, the 8-year Iraq – Iran war – and many more, have created havoc and disorder, and foremost killed millions of people and weakened the countries affected. They put the population into misery and constant fear – and they keep requiring weapons to maintain internal hostilities, warfare and terror to this day.

    All of these wars are totally unlawful and prohibited by any international standards of law. But the special and exceptional nation doesn’t observe them. President Trump’s bully National security Advisor, John Bolton, recently threatened the ICC and its judges with ‘sanctions’ in case the dare prosecution of Israeli and American war criminals. And the world doesn’t seem to care, and, instead, accepts the bully’s rule, afraid of the constant saber-rattling and threats being thrown out at the resisters of this world. Even the United Nations, including the 15-member Security Council, is afraid to stand up to the bully – 191 countries against 2 (US and Israel) is a no go?

    None of these wars, hot wars or cold wars, has ever been won. Nor were they intended to be won. And there are no signs that future US-led wars will ever be won; irrespective of the trillions of dollars spent on them, and irrespective of the trillions to come in the future to maintain these wars and to start new ones. If we, the 191 UN member nations allow these wars to continue, that is. – Again, why is that?

    The answer is simple. It is not in the interest of the United States to win any wars.

    The reasons are several. A won war theoretically brings peace, meaning no more weapons, no more fighting, no more destruction, no more terror and fear, no more insane profits for the war industry
    – but foremost, a country at peace is more difficult to manipulate and starve into submission than a country maintained at a level of constant conflict – conflict that not even a regime change will end, as we are seeing in so many cases around the world. Case in point, one of the latest ones being the Ukraine, after the US-NATO-EU instigated February 2014 Maidan coup, prepared with a long hand, in Victoria Nuland’s word, then Assistant Secretary of State, we spent more than 5 years and 5 billion dollars to bring about a regime change and democracy to the Ukraine.


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http://www.infowars.com/america-has-been-at-war-93-of-the-time-222-out-of-239-years-since-1776/

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

The US ‘defence’ (WAR) budget.

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September 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pompeo Caught Lying about Yemen for the Military Industrial Complex(MIC). Genocide of Yemenis

  • RT America Published on Sep 21, 2018
    RT correspondent Dan Cohen joins In Question to bring us the latest on a story which exposes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as lying when he told Congress that Saudi and Emirati forces are taking measures to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen. Pompeo reportedly lied in order to protect arms industry sales. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act requires Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates implement steps in order to prevent civilian loss of life in Yemen.

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September 24, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment