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Guantanamo detainee found dead in his cell

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An undisclosed Guantanamo Bay prisoner died over the weekend after guards at the US detention facility found him unconscious in his cell. The prisoner died in solitary confinement, in Camp 5, that holds those who have violated prison rules. The prisoner was placed in solitary confinement after splashing a guard …

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United Bases of America

United Bases of America

Despite the pending troop withdrawals in Iraq and those in Afghanistan between now and 2014, the United States remains a superpower on a scale not seen since the days of the Caesars. With this in mind, the National Post’s Richard Johnson takes a look at the scale of America’s forces. …

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As drone victims testified to Congress, Obama met the arms company which makes missiles for drones

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In an interesting spot, journalist Alice Ollstein today noted that, while Reprieve clients the Rehman family were testifying at Congress about the day a drone strike killed their grandmother in North-West Pakistan, President Obama was meeting the CEOs of arms companies including Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Both firms are involved in the manufacture of drones …

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Blackwater runs over Iraqi woman (video)

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN0udPRnd2M[/youtube] Newly-released videos show the US private contractor in Iraq, formerly known as Blackwater, running over a woman with a car, smashing into Iraqi cars to move them out of the way and firing a rifle into traffic in 2006. The videos were released by Harper’s Magazine. The videos …

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A map of all the countries the United States has invaded

Map countries invaded by USA

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of her independence. What constitutes invasion? As one map below shows, the US has a military presence in much of the world without being an occupying force (though some would …

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Who will profit from the wars in Iraq and Syria?

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If there’s one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it’s that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon’s contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As …

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Rothschild’s want Iran’s banks

Iran Central Bank

Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers? As tensions are building up for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to …

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US drones kill up to 80% civilians

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The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik. If given the drone technology, Pakistan would do a better job, he argued earlier. Malik revealed that according to Islamabad’s calculations, the number of drone attacks in recent years …

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Let’s admit it: the US is at war in Yemen, too

Yemeni army soldiers celebrate Tuesday after taking the city of Zinjibar from al-Qaida militants. After years of sending drones and commandos into Pakistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week finally admitted the obvious: The US is “fighting a war” there. But American robots and special forces aren’t just targeting militants …

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Veterans using ayahuasca to cure depression and PTSD

Ayahuasca military veteran PTSD psychological trauma

After surviving firefights and a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, U.S. Army veteran Asa Barrett tried antidepressant drugs and therapy to overcome depression and bouts of anger. Nothing worked. But then, like many other foreigners, he journeyed to Peru’s remote Amazonian jungle to drink ayahuasca, a centuries-old, sacred indigenous brew that some Western …

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Will Saudi Arabia crash the US economy following 9/11 bill?

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Editor’s note: Can the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. now sue the US government and military for the illegal wars that killed over 1.5 million innocent people and destroyed their countries? Or do double standards apply when the west is carrying out the crime? Saudi Arabia and its allies could retaliate against …

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No US sailor saw Bin Laden’s alleged burial

More than a year after Navy SEALs supposedly killed former CIA asset Osama bin Laden, a FOIA by the Associated Press has produced emails revealing that no American sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinton witnessed the terrorist’s burial at sea. The heavily redacted emails are said to be the first …

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Manhattan explosion being used to coverup US war crime in Syria

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By Filip Karinja Before today’s explosion in Manhattan, the news for the day was of the United States airforce conducting four separate airstrikes on the Syrian army in Syria killing 62 soldiers and injuring 100 more. The soldiers, representing the elected Syrian government, where in battle against ISIS when the US war planes came …

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Khorasans: about as real as the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian

Obama is now – after the fact – scrambling to justify bombing the sovereign nation of Syria without the permission of either the Syrian government or even the United States Congress by saying that we were going after the super-evil Khorasans, who were about to attack us. My God!  That …

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5 Nobel Prize winners: ‘End the war on drugs’

War on Drugs

Many have pointed out that the global war on drugs has been a waste of tax-payer time and money. It has also resulted in loathsome socio-political policies that have negative long-term ramifications. Now, five Nobel Prize winning economists as well as several world leaders are endorsing a just-published report by the London School of …

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Obama nominates drone program proponent to head Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson

President Barack Obama has chosen a former Pentagon attorney who defended the extrajudicial killing of American citizens to man the helm of the United States Department of Homeland Security and replace outgoing Secretary Janet Napolitano. Jeh Johnson, a general counsel for the Pentagon during the president’s first term in office, …

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Another whistleblower dead: journalist Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings was working on a story about the CIA prior to his death, according to LA Weekly. “That Hastings had the Central Intelligence Agency in his sights is no surprise to those who knew his work,” writes Dennis Romero, adding that “the shadowy world of intelligence and off-the-record American …

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