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Eric Margolis: US Manipulating Afghanistan Election to Extend US Military Presence
Much American public attention is focused on the US military escalation in Iraq and, to some extent, the rivalry for leadership in that nation where Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has worn out his US government welcome. Among other offenses, Maliki failed to ensure Iraq agreed in 2011 to a status of forces agreement that would have enabled the continued presence of thousands of US troops by protecting them from liability for violations of Iraqi laws.

19 August 2014read on...

Who’s Zoomin’ Who in Novorossiya?
I share Paul Craig Roberts’ disgust for the behavior of Western media in their coverage of the war in Ukraine. Not only does Western reporting show these “newspeople” to be nothing more than a pack of idiots and whores, as Roberts suggests, but the heavy handed propaganda effort makes it damned near impossible for most of us to gain an informed idea of what is actually happening in Ukraine. What is happening? I will try to sort out the true situation and establish a framework for discussing the many facets of the “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” that is the war in eastern Ukraine.

19 August 2014read on...

To Stop War, Set Money Free!
In his new book, Set Money Free, RPI contributing writer Chris Rossini has managed to explore the dark nexus between the United States’ dishonest monetary system and that system’s usefulness in financing the US military empire.

19 August 2014read on...

Dennis Kucinich: US Fueled Christian Persecution in Iraq; More Intervention Is Not the Answer
Former US House of Representatives member and Democratic Party presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, speaking Wednesday with Bill Hemmer on Fox News, explained that “Christians, in effect, are receiving the blowback from the US war against Iraq,” and that further US intervention in that country is not the answer.

13 August 2014read on...

Selective Humanitarianism and the Week in War -- McAdams and Taylor Discuss
Is Russia sending a Trojan horse convoy into Ukraine? Is Putin hiding S-300s in with medicine and blankets to the displaced in eastern Ukraine? That is how it is reported in the western media. How close is the government in Kiev to economic suicide by cutting off gas to western and central Europe? Also on the menu: back to Iraq, libertarians for war, how some humanitarian disasters are more equal than others. Daniel McAdams is again with Jay Taylor to digest the week in war...

12 August 2014read on...

Did 'Non-Interventionists' Drink the 'Bomb Iraq' Kool-Aid? -- Daniel McAdams on Tom Woods Show
Why are so many of those who call themselves "non-interventionist" suddenly jumping on the "bomb Iraq" bandwagon with the latest dose of US government propaganda about the critical need to "save the Kurds"? Do people really believe the US government is telling the truth this time and, more importantly, that bombs will solve the problem?

11 August 2014read on...

Cold Winter: Will Ukraine Cut Off Russian Oil to Europe?
Will the Ukrainian government vote to freeze the trans-shipment of oil from Russia to the European Union? What will it mean to Poland, the Baltics, and much of central Europe to suddenly be cut off from their main supply natural gas with cold weather just a couple of months away? RPI Director Daniel McAdams discusses what happens when sanctions bite both ways...

11 August 2014read on...

US Sends Humanitarian Bombs to Iraq as it Warns Russia Against Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
The US administration began bombing Iraq today, with hopes that the disaster created by the 2003 Iraq War II could be rectified by starting Iraq War III. The pretext was to rescue a religious minority trapped by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters. It was called a “humanitarian” intervention.

8 August 2014read on...

NY Times Truncated Ron Paul History Puts Libertarians in Republican Box
As libertarians participate in a trans-ideological and trans-partisan effort that may overturn the warfare-police-surveillance state, the old media leaders seem to be taking on a mission to tame libertarianism’s adherents by defining them as mainly a subgroup in the Republican Party.

8 August 2014read on...

Big PR's Info Wars
Thanks to the Guardian, we can all get our daily dose of full-spectrum fascism in one easy swallow.  The high-minded, omniscient people from among others and for example, Burson Marsteller, who brought you Russian Economic Reform nonstop starring Anatoli Chubais in the 1990s, Kuwaiti soldiers running through incubator preemies with their bayonets in Gulf War I (co-starring with the Kuwaiti Ambassador’s daughter appearing one-time-only in the role of Nurse Trainee at one very special congressional screening), and many, many other FedGov misadventures, have come to a collective decision for the betterment of all mankind.

8 August 2014read on...

Peace and Prosperity

Syria's Drone Future


Over at the American Conservative, Phil Giraldi alerts us to the US administration's plans for the "day after" in Syria, if US assistance to the Syrian insurgents finds them victorious over the Syrian government. According to Giraldi's analysis, a strategy of sorts is falling into place whereby whatever US-selected puppet ends up at least in title ruling Syria if the government is defeated will see CIA drones as a kind of leadership protection operation. This is more or less in place in Afghanistan and Iraq, Giraldi writes, and is to be expanded. US drones will silently patrol from the Mediterranean to Pakistan, seeking out those who have been identified by the US to be a threat. It is a recipe for an unsustainable and dystopian future, and, as the author points out, the plan is based on shortcoming and fallacy. Here is Giraldi:

Drones for “Regime Protection”
By Philip Giraldi
Media reports of CIA preparations to use drones to target al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria, should the post-Assad situation warrant such an intervention, are only party correct. The plan to use drones under certain circumstances is in reality part of the much larger CIA program in Iraq that parallels the program being set up in Afghanistan. CIA initiatives in both countries are related to what is being mandated by the National Security Council as a policy of “regime survival” to help keep in place governments that are at least nominally friendly to Washington and that will be dependent on American technology and intelligence resources for the foreseeable future to maintain their own security. The CIA will bear the brunt of the two operations, as it can do so without a highly visible military footprint. In Iraq it includes, among other elements, the continued training of something akin to an elite counter-terrorism Praetorian Guard to protect senior officials while also advancing efforts against a growing Salafist presence in the country, linked to resurgent Sunni terrorism that is attempting to weaken the government of Nouri al-Maliki. The Obama administration is hoping to develop a level of cooperation with the Iraqi government that will enable the identification of extremist elements, some of which are taking the opportunity to transit into Syria. They are a threat to what are perceived to be the long-term interests of America and Iraq’s Shia government. Those who are identified as al-Qaeda-linked militants could become drone targets in Syria, if the situation in that country deteriorates.


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