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US Further Escalates War on China by Other Means

16 days ago

In early April, China’s official People’s Daily broadsheet slammed the Trump regime’s unacceptable restrictions imposed on the country’s journalists in the US.
It called hostile US actions a “clumsy performance (that) further exposed the hypocrisy of the self-styled advocate of press freedom.”
The State Department imposed onerous visa restrictions on Chinese journalists, denying entry or expelling some for political reasons.
In 2018, 29 Chinese journalists were denied US visas without explanation. Nine others had their visas revoked.
Chinese journalists in the US are harassed, denied press passes to Congress and various Capitol Hill events, some interrogated like criminal suspects — their legitimate rights denied.
In December

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Trump Admin Aims To Suppress Iranian Truth-Telling

29 days ago

US hostility toward Iran is all about its sovereign independence — free from US control.
It’s also because of its large hydrocarbon resources the US seeks control over, along with wanting Israel’s main rival neutralized.
Hostile US policy toward Iran reached a unprecedented level under Trump and hardliners surrounding him.
His regime is waging all-out war by other means on the Islamic Republic, a failed policy for over 40 years, yet continues without letup.
In January, Trump’s Treasury Department blocked the .com domain of Iran’s Fars News.
Fars in English is still available. The website’s valuable truth-telling information warrants following, why the Trump regime wants it silenced.
It targeted the Islamic Republic News

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Iran Bashing, a US Media Specialty

April 28, 2020

Operating as imperial mouthpieces, US establishment media are hostile toward all sovereign independent nations on its target list for regime change.
They’re countries unwilling to sacrifice their sovereign rights to US interests.
Iran tops the list of Middle East nations Washington wants transformed into a vassal state — to gain control over its vast hydrocarbon resources and eliminate Israel’s main rival.
Ignoring endless US wars on humanity at home and abroad, and Iran’s regional peace, stability and mutual cooperation agenda, the NYT earlier turned truth on its head, falsely claiming “Tehran uses religious arguments, anti-imperialist nationalism, and neo-Stalinist repression to ensure compliance (sic).”
The above reads like a

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The Big Lie: Obama Did Not Kill Bin Laden

April 25, 2020

Claiming otherwise is one of his many Big Lies. On May 1, 2011, he willfully deceived the US public saying:
“The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.”
“Today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.”
In last Sunday’s London Review of Books, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh shredded Obama’s Big Lie like others before him.
Obama’s official narrative “might have been written by (Alice in Wonderland author) Lewis Carroll,” he said. It was a total fabrication. More on his account below.
Volumes of evidence separate fact from fiction. On July 11, 2002, The New York Times said “Osama bin Laden

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Trump’s ‘No-Peace/Peace Plan’ for Palestine. Netanyahu/Gantz Invited to White House To Discuss “Deal of the Century”

January 25, 2020

Leaked information shows Trump’s so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring Israel at the expense of fundamental Palestinian rights.
The so-called peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times, along with the US war OF terror worldwide, not on it.
Israeli/Palestinian no-peace/peace plans have been around since the 1970s — a near-half century of failure to reach accommodation proof positive of US/Israeli unwillingness to respect Palestinian rights.
If both countries wanted conflict resolution resolution with Palestinians, it would have happened long ago.
Former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir explained why not. He and his predecessors wanted forever talks accomplishing nothing – giving Israel time to

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Trump Regime Planning War on Iran

June 21, 2019

Fast-moving events suggest that an unthinkable US preemptive war on Iran is possible, a reckless act if launched — like all wars, based on Big Lies and deception. More on this below.
Years earlier, former NATO commander General Wesley Clark said the US underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A “policy coup” occurred.
With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners in Washington usurped power. Days after 9/11, Clark learned from Pentagon commanders that plans were made to “destroy the governments in seven countries.”
Besides Afghanistan, Yemen, and partnering with Israeli wars on Palestinians, they include Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
Weeks after the Soviet Union’s December 1991 dissolution, the

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Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors

May 21, 2019

Activist embassy protectors were invited into Venezuela’s Washington diplomatic facility by its legitimate ruling authorities in Caracas.
According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the premises of embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities are inviolable territory — no one permitted inside without head of mission permission.
The illegal seizure of Venezuela’s DC embassy and arrest of activist protectors were unprecedented acts of US diplomatic piracy.
The Bolivarian Republic’s Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron denounced what happened, calling the Trump regime’s action a flagrant international law violation, adding:
“We do not authorize any of the coup leaders to enter our embassy in Washington DC. We

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WaPo’s Editorial War on Russia

January 17, 2018

The neocon Washington Post is a CIA house organ, serving its pure evil agenda, its targeted assassinations, its orchestrated color revolution attempts to topple foreign governments.
William Blum once explained why they’ll never be a coup in Washington – because “there’s no American embassy there.”
In its latest assault on Russia, the Washington Post disgracefully claimed its government “fooled the US in Syria.”
Along with Iran, it’s been combating US-supported terrorists since September 2015 – at the same time, going all-out for conflict resolution, its best efforts sabotaged by Washington and its rogue allies.
WaPo never explains these and other vital issues, featuring disinformation instead.
Throughout seven years of Obama-launched

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Saudi Arrests

November 7, 2017

Crown prince Muhammed bin Salman awaits his ascension to head the kingdom, purging elements he wants out of the way in advance, consolidating power by eliminating potential rivals, why arrests of princes and ministers were made over the weekend on corruption charges.
The regime is notoriously ruthless and corrupt, terrorizing its own people, financing ISIS, al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot and other regional terrorist groups.
Here’s a partial list of Saudi princes, ministers and others arrested, reportedly around four dozen in total:
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, billionaire businessman;
Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, former head of Saudi Arabian National Guard, one of the kingdom’s most powerful figures;
Adel Fakeih, former Economy and

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Russia Smashing US Terrorists

October 2, 2017

Russia’s military intervention in Syria at the request of its government began two years ago today – September 30.
It dramatically changed the dynamic on the ground, turning sure defeat into eventual triumph.
Thousands of square miles of Syrian territory were liberated from the scourge of US-supported terrorists, defeating Washington’s imperial aims, wanting regime change, the country transformed into another vassal state.
Tass reviewed Russian operations over the past two years, saying “victory over terrorism is near.” Its efforts transformed armed opposition conflicting groups into “a common front in the struggle against terrorists.”
What began two years ago today “is entering its final phase,” Russian air power enabling Syrian and

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Hiroshima’s Gratuitous Mass Murder

August 8, 2017

War in the Pacific was won months before Franklin Roosevelt’s April 12, 1945 death.
He declined to accept the Japanese offer of surrender. So did Harry Truman when he became president.
War continued for months unnecessarily, countless more casualties inflicted, mainly Japanese civilians – notably from fire-bombing Toyko in March 1945, an estimated 100,000 perishing in the firestorm, many more injured, over a million left homeless.
Around the same time, five dozen other Japanese cities were fire-bombed. Most structures in the country were wooden and easily consumed.
The attacks amounting to war crimes achieved no strategic advantage. In early 1945, Japan offered to surrender. In February, Douglas McArthur sent Roosevelt a 40-page summary of its terms.

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The CIA Director Is a Venomous Snake

July 25, 2017

The agency operates unaccountably, its diabolical agenda incompatible with democratic values and rule of law principles.
It’s mostly a global Mafia hit squad. Its unchecked power threatens everyone. As long as it exists, no one anywhere is safe.
Imperialism is tyranny by another name. The CIA acts as its enforcer. America is the United States of Amnesia, learning nothing from its imperial history, repeating the same mistakes, ordinary people at home and abroad suffering most.
Pompeo is the latest in a long line of rogue CIA directors. At an Aspen, Colorado security summit last week, he substituted venom and fiction for truth-telling.
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Pompeo: “ The agency, along with our great partners from DOD and foreign partners are working

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Fake News Campaign

July 5, 2017

Syrian and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, are relentlessly smashing US-supported terrorists.
Washington, NATO, Israel and their rogue allies want things reversed to regain the upper hand, escalating aggressive war their strategy.
They want Syrian sovereignty destroyed, overwhelmingly popular Assad ousted, pro-Western puppet governance installed, Iran isolated, and the diabolical scheme repeated against Iran’s legitimate ruling authorities.
Imperialism works this way, humanity’s greatest scourge. Endless high crimes of war and against humanity attest to its barbarity.
America is indisputably the most vicious regime in world history, defiling democratic values and rule of law principles for centuries, raping and destroying one country after

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Dirty Open Secret

June 14, 2017

It’s one of the dirtiest of dirty open secrets.  
US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents prove it – obtained by Judicial Watch through an FOIA lawsuit. 
They show ISIS, al-Qaeda and like-minded terrorist groups are the “major forces” used as US foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. 
The myth of so-called “moderate rebels” was long ago discredited. Yet claiming they exist persists. 
The DIA documents show America, NATO, Saudi Arabia and other regional rogue states support an Islamic caliphate to challenge, topple and replace Bashar al-Assad with an imperial puppet. 
Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for redrawing the Middle East map by color revolutions and wars, replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppet regimes, balkanizing

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A Deep-State Orchestrated Storm

January 18, 2017

After the most unprecedented denigration of a presidential candidate in US history, the worst may be yet to come, beginning Friday with Trump’s inauguration as America’s 45th president.
Pro-Hillary dark forces call him illegitimate. Media scoundrels beat on him relentlessly. Whatever he does or says or doesn’t do or doesn’t say is criticized.
Nothing in memory resembles what’s gone on since mid-2015. The problem isn’t Trump. It’s America’s debauched system – fantasy democracy, not the real thing.
Leaders like Obama govern by the script handed them, doing the bidding of powerful dark forces running the country. Trump’s anti-establishment sounding rhetoric scares them, especially talk of getting along with Vladimir Putin – anathema in neocon infested

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Big Brother Already Watches Everyone in America

December 30, 2016

Post-9/11, an array of police state laws, executive orders, memoranda, various national security and homeland security presidential directives, along with other repressive measures eliminated constitutional protections.
Indefinite detention without charges or trial became the law of the land. Torture-obtained evidence may be used against detainees in trial proceedings, despite earlier Supreme Court decisions ruling it impermissible.
Amending longstanding Insurrection Act and Posse Comitatus protections allows federal troops to be deployed on US streets.
Big Brother watches everyone. Whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing risk long term imprisonment under harsh conditions.
Obama’s war on freedom risks eliminating it altogether, America under his tenure

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The Clinton Body Count Mounts

August 31, 2016

A previous article discussed mysterious deaths associated with the Clintons, dating from when Bill was Arkansas attorney general in the 1970s.
Were they suicides as reported or murders? Cover-ups and lack of proper media investigative work conceal full knowledge of what happened.
Yet one thing seems clear. Anyone able to expose Clinton crime family wrongdoing not already made public runs the risk of dying under mysterious circumstances, indicating possible foul play.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at risk, especially  after saying he’ll release thousands of “significant” documents on Hillary before November’s election.
Asked by Fox News if new revelations could be an election game-changer, he said: “(i)t depends on how it catches fire.”
So far, the

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Hillary in Charge

August 3, 2016

America is a warrior nation, Hillary its most despicable exponent, her rage for war humanity’s greatest threat, WW III too serious a risk to allow her to succeed Obama. She supported and encouraged all US premeditated belligerence since the 1990s Bal…

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