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Trends This Week – Nukes, bombs, and drones: Where will they land next? – 08.09.17

While the mainstream media and government officials are still closely monitoring, hating and fearing Russia, a new week has brought out new headlines and worsening tensions with North Korea. With ongoing war in Afghanistan and tensions still high in Iran, the U.S. is running out of countries to place on its hit-list. Global forecaster Gerald Celente talks war and much more …

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The Conspiracy Guy – 08.09.17

Conspiracy Guy Show #37: Hysteria over the North Korean nuclear threat appears to be political theater, since US high-tech could take out anything it fired toward North America. Trump neatly avoided an impeachment trap by signing the sanctions bill, while laying the foundation for Constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court. The sanctions are going to move Europe and Iran into …

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The Torch – 06.18.17

Alexey Yaroshevsky of RT International and RT America. Alexey has traveled to more than 70 countries for RT – reporting on political, criminal, economic, social and cultural stories. He speaks about Russia and President DOnald J. Trump. Tom Devine has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making real differences on behalf of the public – …

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Harvey Wasserman – Crumbling Reactors and Other Nightmares of a Trump-Perry Energy Policy

Mr. Burns, Matt Groening Productions, Inc. Published by HarperPerennial. The Simpsons & 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. One is Trump’s support for nuclear power and fossil fuel energy, at a time when other powerful countries are going renewable. Trump’s economic commitments to nuclear …

ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 14, 2001:  (SEPTEMBER 11 RETROSPECTIVE) A military helicopter flies in front of the Pentagon September 14, 2001 in Arlington, Virginia at the impact site where a hijacked airliner crashed into the building.  (Photo by Stephen J. Boitano/Getty Images)

Tom Engelhardt – Bombs Away! Their Precision Weaponry and Ours

On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its precision weapons: 19 suicidal hijackers. One of those planes, thanks to the resistance of its passengers, crashed in a Pennsylvania field.  The other three hit their targets — the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and …

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PETER APPS – Commentary: Here’s how a U.S.-China war could play out

For all the focus on terrorism, one of the most striking features of the last decade is that the risk of war between the world’s major countries has returned. For the first time since the fall of the Berlin wall, military thinkers in the United States, Europe and Asia are putting serious thought into what such a conflict might look …

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Gilbert Doctorow – Russia Rises From the Mat

In Moscow, the preparations for the May 9th Victory Day parade began in the middle of the final week of April. Heavy equipment including mobile ICBM carriers and the latest battle tanks, together with troop formations passing through Red Square, carry on the long tradition established in Soviet times of demonstrating the nation’s military might on this day for televised dissemination across …

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Oliver Stone – As Wars Around the World Rage, Both Republicans and Democrats Speak of Muscle, Power, and Violence By Oliver Stone, Oliver

s the wars of the world rage on into 2016, the powder keg now appears to be ‘Syraq’ and not Ukraine. One day, perhaps too late, we as a country will recognize that some of our ‘friends’ are our ‘enemies,’ and some of our ‘enemies’ are really our allies. But as long as we pursue the politics of Saudi Arabia …

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Pepe Escobar – You Want War? Russia is Ready for War

Nobody needs to read Zbigniew “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski’s 1997 opus to know US foreign policy revolves around one single overarching theme: prevent – by all means necessary – the emergence of a power, or powers, capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral swagger, not only in Eurasia but across the world. The Pentagon carries the same message embedded in newspeak: the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine. …

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Everything You Need to Know about Laissez-Faire Economics

I’ll bet money that Alan Kirman is the only economist with animated ants running around his email signature. Highly regarded by mainstream economists, he is also a critic of equilibrium theory and proponent of new economic thinking that takes complex systems theory into account. It was my privilege to work with Alan and Germany’s Ernst Strungmann Forum to organize a …