SHADOW PLAY: The ISIS ‘Ramadan Attacks’ Smell of a Western-Born PSYOP – Shawn Helton

The recent ‘Ramadan Attacks’ supposedly carried out by members of ISIS – reek of Western propaganda dispensed from shadowy think-tanks. Over the past month, we’ve seen ISIS and the puppeteers behind them engineering a string of apparent attacks, crucifixions and caged deaths that have metastasized into the minds of many, renewing concern over the cloaked terror brand – yet again.  Western media outlets have routinely …

The Pentagon’s “2015 Strategy” For Ruling the World by MIKE WHITNEY

Wednesday, the Pentagon released its 2015 National Military Strategy, a 24-page blueprint for ruling the world through military force. While the language in the report is subtler and less incendiary than similar documents in the past, the determination to unilaterally pursue US interests through extreme violence remains the cornerstone of the new strategy. Readers will not find even a hint …

The Rabin assassination and government corruption in Israel By Joseph Zernik

Over the past year the State of Israel has been rocked by never-ending corruption scandals, involving the highest levels of the justice and law enforcement systems. Key figures in the most recent scandals were also key figures in perverting the Rabin assassination investigation for the benefit of the powers that be. :::::::: Over the past year the State of Israel …

Did Affluence Spur the Rise of Modern Religions? By Bret Stetka

About 2,500 years ago something changed the way humans think. Within the span of two centuries, in three separate regions of Eurasia, spiritual movements emerged that would give rise to the world’s major moral religions, those preaching some combination of compassion, humility and asceticism. Scholars often attribute the rise of these moral religions—Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity included—to population …

How Western Press Spreads ISIS Propaganda: The Case For a Media Blackout – Adam Johnson

This past weekend, several media outlets ran a story about how ISIS is seeking a nuclear weapon: ISIS Claims It Could Buy Its First Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year [3] —International Business Times ISIS to Smuggle Its First Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan, Mulls Attack on US: Report [4] —Economic Times ISIS Boasts It ‘Could Buy First Nuclear Weapon in Less Than …

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Is Canada on the path to totalitarianism? – Antonia Zerbisias

Last Tuesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP),announced that they had made a series of arrests over the previous weekend at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. The operation was carried out “in order to disrupt the plans of 10 young Montreal residents suspected of wanting to leave the country to join jihadist groups”. Interestingly, the arrests coincided almost to the day …

What’s Wrong With Robert Kaplan’s Nostalgia for Empire – Juan Cole

Journalist Robert D. Kaplan thinks that what is wrong with the Middle East is a lack of imperialism, and he urges that it be brought back. It is how, he says, most of the world has been ruled by “default.” This argument is so ahistorical and wrong-headed that it takes the breath away. First of all, “imperialism” is an imprecise term. Kaplan …

Isis claims it could buy its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within a year – HEATHER SAUL

Isis has used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to suggest the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year. The hyperbolic article, which the group attributes to the British hostage John Cantlie, claims Isis has transcended its roots as “the most explosive Islamic ‘group’ in the modern world” to evolve into “the …

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Khamenei: US invented nuclear Myth; Iran will Never Invade another Country – Juan Cole

The clerical leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, gave a speech on Sunday in which he urged that Iran maintain its military readiness in order to fend off any hostile invasion or attack. But, he said, “Iran has never invaded a country and never will.” He also called US charges that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon a “myth” and “propaganda.” Whatever else …

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Saudis Pour Oil on the Mideast Fire – Anthony F. Shaker

While denouncing Iran and its supposed Yemeni “Shi’a” allies in a recent speech, the governor of Saudi Arabia’s eastern province, Saud ibn Nayyef bin Abdel Aziz, put his country’s Shi’a community — fellow citizens — squarely in his sights. “While our country is going through what it is going through and standing together as one bloc,” he ranted, “we find …