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Lockheed Martin’s new SR-72 hypersonic war drone

Lockheed Martin SR-72

Aircraft experts and military aficionados have cause to rejoice now that Lockheed Martin has debuted the SR-72 unmanned spy plane, the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird and potentially the first hypersonic craft to enter service. Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday in an Aviation Week article …

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CIA guilty of illegal human experimentation

CIA torture report

A recently declassified document obtained by the ACLU shows that, even though the director of the Central Intelligence Agency is not and has never been a medical doctor, during the agency’s torture campaign the director had power to “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research.” The …

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Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Dermer

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives …

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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

American war machine George Bush

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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US Intelligence Director James Clapper lies to congress again

US Intelligence Director James Clapper lies under oath

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the new Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at Friday’s Senate hearings if Julian Assange …

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21 CIA agents convicted in Italy

Over 5 years ago, I provided a time line of events involving a CIA kidnaping that occurred in Milan. That case has concluded. The last appeal has ended. 23 Americans were found guilty, 21 of whom were or are CIA agents. I congratulate those in the Italian justice system who pursued this case. They …

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Invasion of Syria is part of a bigger agenda – Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says enemies seek to dominate the entire Middle East region, stressing that the Syrian issue is part of a bigger scheme. “All [nations] must be vigilant and not be fooled by the … enemy,” Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with the visiting Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan …

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UN prepares to vote on Palestinian status

United Nations General Assembly

The UN General Assembly is due to vote on Palestine’s status upgrade to a non-member observer state. Many UN members have thrown their support behind the resolution, while the US branded it as counterproductive to the Israel-Palestine peace effort. The Palestine Authority expects broad support of the enhanced status amongst …

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Why is the truth offensive?

Bradley Manning

In America truth is offensive. If you tell the truth, you are offensive. I am offensive. Michael Hudson is offensive. Gerald Celente is offensive. Herman Daly is offensive. Nomi Prins is offensive. Pam Martens is offensive. Chris Hedges is offensive. Chris Floyd is offensive. John Pilger is offensive. Norm Chomsky …

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WikiLeaks offers $50,000 for Kunduz bombing footage or cockpit audio

Kunduz hospital Afghan

Transparency activist group WikiLeaks is offering a $50,000 reward for any footage of the United States bombing of a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz or cockpit audio from the plane. “The AC-130 records its attacks with high resolution gun cameras,” says the post on WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange …

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Obama authorizes secret US support for Syrian rebels

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order allowing the CIA and other American agencies to support rebels seeking to overthrow the Assad regime, a US government source told Reuters. Obama reportedly gave the order, known as an intelligence “finding”, earlier this year. The presidential finding also provides for …

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Iran sends 4,000 troops to aid Syria

Iran army

While the world awaits Russia’s formal response to last week’s US escalation in Syria (as Putin demonstratively arrived an hour late for talks on Syria with UK PM David Cameron) another country: Iran – fresh from an election in which moderate candidate Hassan Rohani became the new president – is …

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Governments around the world are collapsing

Government collapse White House

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Last month’s Brexit vote stunned people around the world. But what happened in the aftermath was even more startling. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after six years at the helm, followed by leader of the Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson, withdrawing from the race to become the next Prime Minister …

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US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistani school, 5 children dead

The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place.  Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu. The attack …

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US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both …

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UN implicitly recognizes Palestinian statehood

The UN General Assembly has voted to upgrade Palestinians’ diplomatic status to a “non-member observer state,” thus implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. This comes despite strong opposition from the US and Israel. The Palestinian bid has been upheld with 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions. Addressing the …

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NATO terrorists execute civilians while waiting for Syrian Army

For many months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has depicted the militants creating havoc across his nation as “armed gangs,” “foreign terrorists,” and simply just, “terrorists.” During a 2011 interview in Damascus with Barbra Walters, Walters feigned indignation when hearing these labels, insisting that these were people simply seeking “democracy” and “freedom.” It …

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