Monday February 20, 2017
Earlier today, President Trump selected Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his National Security Advisor, replacing the short-lived Gen. Michael Flynn. Those breathing a sigh of relief that the rumored favorite John Bolton didn't get the nod may want to hold that thought -- and their breath. McMaster is not the man to guide President Trump toward better relations with Russia and less US interference in the internal affairs of others.
In fact, he believes the opposite.
In a speech delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies just last May, Gen. McMaster blamed the lack of sufficient US military presence overseas for what he calls a more aggressive Russian geostrategic posturing.
Saturday February 18, 2017
Might Dennis Kucinich, who represented an Ohio district as a Democrat in the US House of Representatives for eight terms, be elected the next governor of Ohio? Henry J. Gomez reported Friday at Cleveland.com that “the names of more than a dozen Ohio Democrats swirl in the speculation about the 2018 race for governor.” It will be an open contest, with term limits preventing current Ohio Governor John Kasich from seeking reelection. And, writes Gomez, the potential of Kucinich entering the Democratic primary contest is “the subject of increasing chatter among party insiders.”
Friday February 17, 2017
Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the US government has now admitted that it has fired thousands of the deadly rounds into Syrian territory. As Foreign Policy Magazine reports:
US Central Command (CENTCOM) spokesman Maj. Josh Jacques told Airwars and Foreign Policy that 5,265 armor-piercing 30 mm rounds containing depleted uranium (DU) were shot from Air Force A-10 fixed-wing aircraft on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, 2015, destroying about 350 vehicles in the country’s eastern desert.
Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman John Moore said in 2015 that:
US and coalition aircraft have not been and will not be using depleted uranium munitions in Iraq or Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.
Now we know that is not true.
Friday February 17, 2017
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.
Thursday February 16, 2017
The organization known as AVAAZ is best recognized for its involvement in regime-change actions overseas. The organization was founded in 2007 by ResPublica and MoveOn.org, two groups funded in the millions of dollars by billionaire troublemaker George Soros. Since then it has never seen a (US government-favored) overthrow overseas that it didn't actively participate in.
When the "Green Revolution" broke out in Iran in 2009, AVAAZ was right there, acting as one would expect from covert foreign intelligence operatives rather than NGOs:
During the 2009 Green Movement uprising in Iran, for example, Avaaz set up a network of proxy servers to allow protesters to post videos from the streets.
AVAAZ has been a key player in establishing false narratives that push the US government toward intervention in places like Libya and Syria. The organization does this by spending millions on the ground in these countries targeted for US "regime change" smuggling in video equipment to create propaganda videos of questionable authenticity, which are then widely distributed by a mainstream media that never looks at motives.
Thursday February 16, 2017
President Donald Trump has to “fear the intelligence community,” declared Andrew Napolitano in a new interview with host Neil Cavuto at Fox News, after “American scoundrels” in the “unelected deep state bureaucracy” leaked information about Michael Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador to the United States to get Flynn fired and “humiliate” Trump.
Wednesday February 15, 2017
In a Monday The Duran article titled “5 real news sites you should read,” Adam Garrie praised, and included in the title-referenced list, the website of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Tuesday February 14, 2017
Former US House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) presented an urgent warning to the American people in a Wednesday Fox Business interview regarding the resignation of Michael Flynn from the position of national security advisor after information was leaked about a phone conversation Flynn had with the Russian ambassador to the United States. “At the core” of the intercepting of the then-incoming national security advisor’s phone conversation and the sharing with media of related information by US intelligence officials, Kucinich says, “is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the US and Russia.”
Monday February 13, 2017
Whether people use drugs is “none of the government’s business in the first place,” declares economics and politics writer David Stockman. Instead, says Stockman, “the philosophically correct position is that what people do in their private lives, what they use for sedatives or intoxicants or recreation,” is “their business — it’s not the government’s.” Stockman makes these comments in a fascinating new video interview with host Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
Saturday February 11, 2017
Earlier this week the commander of the US military forces in Afghanistan told Congress that the US needs to send a few thousand more troops into America’s longest war, which has already cost the lives of nearly 2,400 US soldiers, with over 20,049 wounded.