Author: gilmbaker

Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea

Source: Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea Posted on February 7, 2017 by Eric Zuesse. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because the world is sliding toward World War III based upon these lies, and will therefore inevitably continue that slide until these lies are publicly repudiated by the U.S. government, which is their sole source. The liar on this is clearly the U.S. and not Russia: the U.S. is the entire source for the alleged cause for war between the U.S. and Russia. The preparations for war between the U.S. and Russia continue naturally apace until the United States publicly acknowledges that Russia had not ‘seized’ Crimea — acknowledges that the cause for all of these war-preparations by the U.S. and its NATO and other allies against …

Mark Ames on Post-Soviet Russia, Made in the U.S.A. | MEDIA ROOTS – Reporting From Outside Party Lines

Media Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens, artists and activists to unite. Source: Mark Ames on Post-Soviet Russia, Made in the U.S.A. | MEDIA ROOTS – Reporting From Outside Party Lines Mark Ames on Post-Soviet Russia, Made in the U.S.A. January 27, 2017 Anti-Russian hysteria has hit a new peak, with the political establishment and corporate media jointly accusing Russia of interfering in the recent US election. While some politicians have gone so far as to treat the alleged hack as an act of war, this fear-mongering doesn’t engage with the actual history of US-Russia relations. Beyond just influencing elections in Russia, the US––along with Western capitalist institutions––set the stage for the entire system they now condemn. To learn more about US interference in Russia’s political and economic affairs, I spoke with American journalist Mark Ames, who reported for nearly a decade in Boris Yeltsin’s Moscow. Ames co-founded The Exile in 1998, an english-language newspaper critical of the Russian …

German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

Source: German Intel Clears Russia on Interference German Intel Clears Russia on Interference Posted on February 16, 2017 by WashingtonsBlog By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials. McGovern is co-founder of Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Originally published at Consortium News. After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted, Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new investigation. Last year, Berlin’s two main intelligence agencies, the BND and BfV (counterparts of the CIA and FBI) launched a joint investigation to substantiate allegations that Russia was meddling in German political affairs and attempting to shape the outcome of Germany’s elections next September. Like the vast majority of Americans malnourished on “mainstream media,” …

Nine young children killed: The full details of botched US raid in Yemen – The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Working with a journalist who visited the targeted village of al Yakla five days after the raid and talked to nine of the survivors, we have collected the names and ages of all 25 civilians killed as reported by those who live there. Nine children under the age of 13 were among the victims. Source: Nine young children killed: The full details of botched US raid in Yemen – The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Drone strikes in Yemen Nine young children killed: The full details of botched US raid in Yemen February 8, 2017 by Namir Shabibi, Nasser al Sane Published in: All Stories, Covert Drone War, Drone strikes in Yemen Relatives of people killed in the raid gather in one of the decimated houses. Photo by Nasser al Sane Planned for months, it was decided over dinner. The raid on a village in rural Yemen reportedly aimed to capture or kill one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists and deliver a stinging blow to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a militant network the US …

Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it’s never a scandal

From Mondoweiss, Philip Weiss on February 15, 2017: Russia surely interfered in U.S. politics and may have affected last year’s election; and that scandal could bring Trump down. But Israel interferes in our politics all the time, with a negative effect; and it’s never a scandal. Source: Israel interferes in our politics all the time, and it’s never a scandal I completely believe that Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians before the election and the campaign may well have intrigued with Vladimir Putin with respect to Wikileaks and that helped defeat Hillary Clinton. I believe that because that’s how the world works; because a lot of very smart people in the liberal establishment believe it; and because the New York Times and Washington Post are documenting some of it, with the fervor of Watergate. Maybe it will bring the liar in chief down some day and end this short national nightmare. I certainly hope so. But there are two large exceptions to the Russian conspiracy. The first is that it is good policy for the …

Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention

Ieshia Evans, a nurse from Brooklyn, was arrested on Saturday outside the Baton Rouge Police Department during a protest against the killing of Alton Sterling. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters From The Intercept Source: Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention Robert Mackey July 11 2016, 12:08 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO of heavily armed police officers wearing body armor and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world’s media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States. The image that drew the most comment, taken by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters, showed a young woman in a dress standing serenely on a road outside the Baton Rouge police headquarters as two Louisiana State Police officers dressed for battle rushed to arrest her……  Evans, who was released on Sunday, wrote on Facebook that she had no desire to speak to the media until she could get home to her young son. “I appreciate the …