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The Gary Null Show – 04.03.17

Today is April 3rd and Gary Null has a jam packed show for you today to kick off the month of April. Gary leads off with the latest in health and healing covering the topics of vitamin d, new diets and something you have never heard before. In the second half of the show Gary goes into some indepth and insightful commentaries from himself and the wise Chrise Hedges. Gary also goes to an audio clip on Here Is Why America Invaded Iraq And Wants To Invade Iran – Retired Gen. Wesley Clark reveals a very interesting conversation he had with a fellow officer at the Pentagon ten days after 9/11. and to wrap up the program Gary opens up his phone lines for a talk back segment.

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Jonathan Marshall – Death of the Syrian ‘Moderate’ Fantasy

The neoconservative and liberal interventionist case for arming Syria’s rebels lost its last vestige of credibility this week with the routing of Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in northwestern Syria. Washington think-tank warriors and editorial writers have long looked to the FSA as America’s natural allies in the Syrian conflict — so-called “moderates” unblemished by the Assad …

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Gareth Porter – Pushing for a Lucrative New Cold War

Airstrikes by the United States and its allies against two Syrian army positions Sept. 17 killed at least 62 Syrian troops and wounded dozens more. The attack was quickly treated as a non-story by the U.S. news media; U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) claimed the strikes were carried out in the mistaken belief that Islamic State forces were being targeted, and the …

Eric Sommer – Trump Cabinet Selections: Radical Militarization, A Country to be Governed by Generals and Billionaires

In recent years these precepts have been seriously undermined as one president after another has dispatched military forces to participate in armed conflicts or to create them without declaring war.  But this trend has greatly accelerated with Trumps selection of a large number of former Generals for positions at the heights of the U.S. state. He has, for example, selected …

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Paul R. Pillar – Why Gen. Mattis Is No Gen. Marshall

Useful perspective on issues surrounding the nomination of the retired Marine Corps general James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense, including the issue of civilian control of the military, can come from reflecting on the career of the one other general ever to be U.S. Defense Secretary. Whether the appointment of Mattis turns out to be good or bad will …

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Dahr Jamail – James Mattis Is a War Criminal: I Experienced His Attack on Fallujah Firsthand

Retired marine General James Mattis, who retired from being the head of CENTCOM in 2013, has become known recently for his stance against what he calls “political Islam.” “Is political Islam in the best interest of the United States?” Mattis said at the far right-wing Heritage Foundation in 2015. “I suggest the answer is no, but we need to have …

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Climate change ‘significant and direct’ threat to U.S. military: reports

The effects of climate change endanger U.S. military operations and could increase the danger of international conflict, according to three new documents endorsed by retired top U.S. military officers and former national security officials. “There are few easy answers, but one thing is clear: the current trajectory of climatic change presents a strategically-significant risk to U.S. national security, and inaction …

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Tyler Durden – Shocking Report Finds U.S. Military Consistently “Distorted, Suppressed, Or Substantially Altered” ISIS-Related Intel

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Task Force released their initial findings on the intelligence analysis of the U.S. Military’s Central Command (CENTCOM).  The report found that, among other things, CENTCOM leaders “distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered analytic products” to paint U.S. efforts to combat ISIS in a more positive light.  Moreover, 50% of analysts within CENTCOM said that the “procedures, …

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Pentagon Insiders: ISIS War Plan is ‘Not Working’

It’s not just Obama’s critics in Congress who think he can’t defeat the Islamic State. Defense officials also say his plan will fail. The Obama administration’s strategy against the self-proclaimed Islamic State is facing increasing skepticism, not only on Capitol Hill, but also in the halls of the Pentagon. From Iraq to Washington, there are quiet murmurs within from those in uniform that …

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Vijay Prashad – ISIS Oil

On December 2, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly Antonov made a strong statement about Turkish complicity with ISIS. The charge sheet is long and detailed. It mentions many aspects, but the most incendiary is the accusation about “ISIS oil.” ISIS controls Iraqi oil fields near Mosul. They have been making millions of dollars each day by selling oil from …