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TOM PHILPOTT – Hillary Clinton Is in Thrall to America’s Yogurt Overlord

As I reported last month, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton draws broad financial support from the food and agriculture industries, including the fast-growing organic-foods sector. The latest WikiLeaks dump of Democratic Party emails shows that one prominent Big Organic player gets his emails answered by Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of what are purported to …

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PATRICK L. SMITH – We can’t have more of the same: The very real dangers of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy

Just what we needed: another foreign policy speech from Candidate Clinton. This one arrived last Thursday in San Diego—well-chosen ground, given the Navy’s immense base on the city’s shore and the Marine Expeditionary Force garrisoned at Camp Pendleton. It has a long military tradition, San Diego, and the projection of American power is what drives the local economy. Perfect for …

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Richard Falk – On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

There is an irony that would be amusing if it was not depressing about news that Donald Trump has been courting the 92-year old foreign policy sorcerer Henry Kissinger. Of course, the irony is that earlier in the presidential campaign Hilary Clinton proudly claimed Kissinger as ‘a friend,’ and acknowledged that he “relied on his counsel” while she served as …

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Robert Parry – Neocons and Neolibs: How Dead Ideas Kill

For centuries hereditary monarchy was the dominant way to select national leaders, evolving into an intricate system that sustained itself through power and propaganda even as its ideological roots shriveled amid the Age of Reason. Yet, as monarchy became a dead idea, it still killed millions in its death throes. Today, the dangerous “dead ideas” are neoconservatism and its close ally …

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On The NYT’s Sorry Whitewash Of Clinton And Her War On Libya

The New York Times has a two part piece about the U.S. war on Libya and especially Hillary Clinton’s role as the then Secretary of State in it. Adhering to the NYT’s editorial line, the overall picture of Clinton is painted in sympathetic colors even when it describes the disaster she created. Overall it is a whitewash of history based on the lies …

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Robert Parry – Neocon Kagan Endorses Hillary Clinton

Prominent neocon Robert Kagan has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, saying she represents the best hope for saving the United States from populist billionaire Donald Trump, who has repudiated the neoconservative cause of U.S. military interventions in line with Israel’s interests. In a Washington Post op-ed published on Thursday, Kagan excoriated the Republican Party for creating the conditions for Trump’s rise …

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JOHN LAFORGE – If Only the Nuclear Arsenal Were Fool Proof

In his book Atomic Accidents (Pegasus, 2014), James Mahaffey reports that the US has lost, destroyed or damaged nuclear weapons 65 times between 1945 and 1989. Jan. 24 was the anniversary of a B-52 crash in N. Carolina where two 6,500-lb hydrogen bombs fell from the plane and nearly detonated when the bomber broke up in the air. Two recent accidents highlight …

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Stephen Lendman – Islamic State Groups (ISIS) Preparing Terrorist Attacks inside Russia? Covertly Supported by US-Turkey

Washington wants Russia marginalized, weakened, destabilized, contained and isolated, transformed into another US vassal state. On Friday, RT International quoted Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee spokesman Andrey Przhezdomsky, saying: “Russian special services have intelligence that certain IS groups are preparing terrorist attacks in Russia and European nations.” “In particular, a battalion formed mainly from recruits from North Caucasus headed by Akhmed Chetayev, nicknamed …

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Jonathan Marshall – Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict

The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine, one of the leading journals in its field, offers a two-page photo essay on “what to see, do, and buy” in Lviv, a picturesque city in the Western Ukraine. “Amid the turmoil that has rocked Ukraine over the past two years,” the article gushes, “Lviv has stood firmly as a stronghold of national …

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Paul Craig Roberts – The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way.  On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda.  In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President …