Friday, March 22, 2019

Kept Secret For 17 Years: Intel Memo Warned Bush’s Iraq Invasion To Create “Perfect Storm”

from ZeroHedge:

A newly declassified US intelligence memo has been unearthed this week and featured in a bombshell Wall Street Journal report. It proves that the year prior to the Bush administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq the White House was expressly warned in great detail of all that could and would go wrong in the regime change war’s aftermath, including the Sunni-Shia sectarian chaos and proxy war with Iran that would define Iraq and the whole region for years following. And crucially, it reveals that seven months before the US invasion of Iraq, American intelligence officials understood that Osama bin Laden was likely “alive and well and hiding in northwest Pakistan”   important given that a key Bush admin claim to sell the war was that Saddam Hussein and bin Laden were “in league” against the United States.

The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

Even though most of us are cognizant of the fact that mainstream media is nothing but a “bread and circus” excrement show, it is still difficult to comprehend how much  deception that the they think they can get away with.

Along these lines, Myself and another researcher are preparing to release a story which reveals the extent that a specific Mexican drug cartel is embedded inside of the California State Assembly and the dormant, but soon to be revived CALEXIT movement. For the most part, the journalistic sources, are not American, they are south-of-the-border-Mexican-journalists, and their stories are consistent with each other and the facts. In an all-too-familiar-scenario, American journalists are nowhere to be found in this story. Well, we have another similar situation involving the compromised nature of the MSM and the story is related to the coming war in  Venezuela. It seems that even the Russian journalists, known for their flights of fancy, are more honest than the corporate controlled American media. The fact is the world has never been closer to WW III, and we would only know this sad fact if we look at foreign media.

Pre-cursor To US Military Attack? US Diplomats Ordered Home From Venezuela

from Silver Doctors:

Are the neocons about to pull the trigger in Venezuela? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to return home. Here’s more…

by Ron Paul from Ron Paul Liberty Report

Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to return from Venezuela. Their presence in country is “constraining” US foreign policy, he says. Is this the pre-cursor to a US attack? What about the power outages in Venezuela? A US cyber-attack? Are the neocons about to pull the trigger?

The Revolution Has No Hollywood Ending

by Caitlin Johnstone, Medium:

After struggling against our own self-destructive tendencies throughout the entirety of recorded history, humanity is now at a point where that struggle is probably going to be resolved, one way or another, within the lifetime of most people reading this.

The movie about this struggle has been written with one of two possible endings. In the first, we are unable to overcome our self-destructive tendencies, and the last of our species dies by radiation poisoning or choking on the dust of an uninhabitable planet. In the second, we evolve beyond our self-destructive tendencies and move into a healthy relationship with our minds, our ecosystem, and each other.

Is War With Iran on the Horizon?

by Bob Dreyfuss, Consortium News:

Despite growing Trump administration tensions with Venezuela and even with North Korea, Iran is the likeliest spot for Washington’s next shooting war, says Bob Dreyfuss for TomDispatch.

The Trump Administration is Reckless Enough to Turn the Cold War With Iran Into a Hot One

Here’s the foreign policy question of questions in 2019: Are President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, all severely weakened at home and with few allies abroad, reckless enough to set off a war with Iran?

Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?: Syria Threatens To Attack The Golan Heights And Israel Prepares For War

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

The winds of war are blowing once again, and it isn’t going to take much to spark a major conflict in the Middle East.  This week is the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria, and after the nightmare that the people of Syria have been through, you would think that the Assad regime would be eager for peace.  But instead, Assad appears to be ready to go for broke.  If Syria can spark a Middle East war that results in the complete destruction of Israel, Assad would be remembered as a hero in the Islamic world forever.  Instead of a legacy of civil war and crushing poverty, Assad’s legacy would be one of wartime leader that brought total victory over Syria’s most hated enemy.  But of course such a conflict would be a huge risk, because if it went badly the city of Damascus would be completely flattened and the nation of Syria as we know it today would be entirely destroyed.  And considering how overwhelmingly powerful the Israeli military is, it would seem to be a very foolish risk to take.  Unfortunately, Assad does not appear to be thinking rationally.  On Thursday, Syria officially threatened “to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights”.  The following comes from the Jerusalem Post

Trump Breaks Another Promise: Troops Will Remain in Syria

by Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire:

It was a mere two months ago the president of the United States declared he would leave Syria and bring home the troops.

“Our boys, our young women, our men, they’re all coming back,” Trump said. “And they’re coming back now. We won. And that’s the way we want it. And that’s the way they want it.”

If You Like London’s Ongoing Coup Against Trump, You’re Gonna Love Thermonuclear World War III

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

Leading Congressional Democrats stooped to new lows on March 4, sending a letter to the White House demanding that they turn over all documents and information regarding President Donald Trump’s public and private communications with Russian President Putin, alleging that those contacts may prove that Trump is not acting “in the national interest.” They even say that Trump may have modified U.S. foreign policy, due to those communications—which, in their warped view, means that Trump is a Russian puppet.

March 5th Congressional Hearing Makes It Clear that All Dissenters Are Simply “Misinformed”: RAISE YOUR VOICE

by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

It is clear from the questions asked and the testimony given during today’s hearing that the federal government is actively engaged in creating vaccine mandates for the pediatric and adult population.

Today during The HELP Committee (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) hearing on “Vaccines Save Lives: What is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” we heard unanimous and unchecked testimony from U.S. Senators, state health department officials, doctors, businessmen and an 18-year old high school student that vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives, vaccines do not cause autism, and that all else is misinformation.  Yes, that’s right, everyone with a voice in the Senate hearing unapologetically believes that the vaccine safety issue, unlike any other issue known to man, has one side and one side only.

Blood Money: Meet the Top 20 Companies Profiting From Endless War

by Elias Marat, Activist Post:

Military spending is growing around the world and in 2017 it increased by 1.1 percent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

U.S. arms expenditures rose by $9.6 billion, driving the global rise and further consolidating the status of the United States as the world’s top spender on the military–by far.

The U.S. spending on war is rooted in post-World War II “new Pentagon capitalism” that eventually became known as the military-industrial complex.

An Unholy Alliance: Did the US-Backed UAE Fly ISIS Leaders into Yemen’s Killing Fields?

from MintPress News:

The de facto alliance between the U.S. with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, AQAP, and now allegedly ISIS in Yemen has led to one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history,

ADEN, YEMEN — Ali Abdullah al-Bujairi — a Yemeni politician who served as a senior member on the failed UN-brokered transitional government and as Yemen’s ambassador to Iraq under former president Ali Abdullah Saleh — is accusing the United Arab Emirates of facilitating a transfer of ISIS officials into Yemen.

“The UAE has recently transferred an ISIL commander namely Abu Bakr al-Zokhri (with Sudanese nationality) — nom de guerre, Khaibar al-Sumali — from Iraq to Aden in Yemen to recruit and strengthen the ISIL in Yemen,” al-Bujairi told Qatari media.

Will Russia Challenge the US Regime Change Plot in Venezuela?

by Stephen Lendman, Stephen Lendman:

Will Putin stop being Mr. nice guy in dealings with the US? Will he draw a red line not to be crossed by its hardliners in Venezuela?

Will he eschew worthless diplomacy for toughness in dealing with the Trump regime’s rage for replacing Bolivarian social democracy with fascist puppet rule it controls?

Will he at long last step up to the plate and do the right thing after fiddling while Rome burns for so long, substituting action for worthless rhetoric? Will he accept reality that diplomacy with the US achieves nothing?

Airstrikes, Tanks Heading To The Border And Planes Shot Down – India And Pakistan Are In A State Of War

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

War has erupted in Asia.  India is the second largest country in the world by population, and Pakistan is the fifth largest, and they both possess large nuclear arsenals.  If this conflict continues to escalate, things could get really, really bad very quickly.  On Wednesday, military aircraft were shot down by both sides, there was shelling across the border by both armies, and in recent hours videos have been posted of Pakistani tanks and Indian tanks both heading to the border.  Once one army crosses the “Line of Control”, it is going to be very difficult to get the two sides to sit down at the negotiating table.  War is one of the elements of “the perfect storm” that I have been warning you about, and I have a feeling that this is just the beginning of the conflict that we are going to see in 2019.

World War Erupting? India Just Bombed Pakistan, And Russia Is Accusing The U.S. Of Preparing To Invade Venezuela

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

One country with a large nuclear arsenal just bombed another country with a large nuclear arsenal, and the mainstream media in the United States barely reported on it.  And the mainstream media also almost entirely ignored the fact that Russia just publicly accused the United States of preparing to invade Venezuela.  Could it be possible that the relative peace and stability that the globe has been experiencing is about to be greatly shaken?  Even though I warned about a potential conflict between India and Pakistan just a few days ago, I was stunned when I found out that India had just bombed Pakistan for the first time in more than 40 years