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Expat Files – 08.28.16

#1- Latins are perpetually happy. Does that magic rub off on us too? How long does it take? Can even perpetually sour Expats “south of the border” expect an instant personality makeover? Today we discuss those conundrums

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GARY LEUPP – Could a Russian-Led Coalition Defeat Hillary’s War Plans?

Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC was inveighing against the “ransom” the U.S. supposedly paid to Tehran in return for the release of U.S. prisoners (“hostages”) in Iran. Two other talking heads also used that term “ransom” matter-of-factly to describe what happened while acknowledging that the money had been owed to Iran by the U.S. since the days of the …

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Tim Radford – Scientists link conflict and climate change

LONDON, 17 August, 2015 − Ethnic conflict linked to tragic episodes of civil war, waves of refugees and even the collapse of nation states could be made more likely by climate-related disasters. A team of European scientists say they can demonstrate, “in a scientifically sound way”, a link between civil violence based on ethnic divisions, and episodes of drought, intense heat or other …

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Leid Stories—Republicans Zero In On Hillary, Bill and the Clinton Foundation; Haiti Was/Is Foundation’s Prized ‘Possession’—08.16.16

Following yesterday’s discussion, Charles Ortel returns with more on the Clinton Foundation:

House and Senate Republicans, convinced that the Obama administration is blocking their efforts to probe and expose serious ethical and criminal violations allegedly committed by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state, have intensified their campaign. The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and several of its affiliated organizations once again are at the center of the legislators’ focus as they look into how the Clintons funneled through them hundreds of millions of dollars in “charitable donations” that appear to be linked to political favors for the donors.

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A Just Cause – Miscarriage of Justice in America – 08.14.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks: The American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it’s not perfect. Lamont, Cliff and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against “the system” and what happens when justice miscarries against our American citizens.

Jon Queally – Baby Teeth of Iraqi Children Tell Troubling Tale of War’s Toxic Impacts

In an effort to learn more about the impacts of long-term exposure to heavy metals and other toxins associated with warzone bombardments and military installations, a new study released Fridayexamined a sample of donated teeth and discovered that the children of Iraq are suffering from alarming levels of such substances, specfically lead. The study—entitled Prenatal Metal Exposure in the Middle East: …

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Adam H. Johnson – Obama Expands the ISIS Bombing Campaign to a 4th Country, the Media Barely Notice

The Obama administration announced on Monday the beginning of US air strikes in Libya against ISIS targets, marking the fourth country the United States is currently bombing with the goal of “degrading and destroying” the terror group. A campaign that began two years ago this Sunday has now, 50,000 bombs and 25,000 dead ISIS fighters later, expanded to a whole new continent. You’d hardly notice, …

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Paul R. Pillar – The Fallacy of ‘Regime Change’ Strategies

Many variables are involved in the messy predicaments in the Middle East, but one way of framing the history and issues of U.S. policy toward the region is in terms of the approaches that have been taken toward so-called rogue regimes. That term, one should hasten to add, obscures more than it enlightens. But it has been in general use …

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Gary Kohls – Polluting Air and Water: The US Air Force Blue Angel F-18 Uses a Highly Toxic Propellant Fuel

The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other oceans and ocean floors with uncounted millions of gallons of toxic crude oil via their risky, and very leaky deep water oil wells. It wasn’t just the crime against the planet that British Petroleum and Dick Cheney’s Halliburton perpetrated in the …

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Meria Heller Show – 05.01.16

Born In the 1940’s We Remember with Meria Heller and Jim Fetzer.

Remember when we trusted government? Rigged elections, Bernie & Trump, Hillary and Libya, 9/11/01 the excuse to destabilize 7 countries, Chelsea on 2nd Amendment and her mother, Iran, AIPAC, Obamacare-premiums rising, Dental care? Where are the required handicapped parked spots at Sandy Hook? Where were the EMT’s/ambulances? Adam Lanza’s shrink arrested, Boston-9/11, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino-gun control, The 28 pages/Saudi Arabia/Obama, Las Vegas then and now, San Diego then and now, Trumps foreign policy speech, Tritium and other nuclear chemicals at Ground Zero, Cruz/Fiorina? Adulterer and Evangelical? Cyber attacks and much more.