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What Was it All For? Veterans Have Finally Turned On America’s Endless Wars

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“So consider this a plea to Congress, to the corporate media establishment, and to all of youwhen even traditionally more conservative and martial military veterans raise the antiwar alarm – listen! And next time the American war drums beat, and they undoubtedly will, consider this article encouragement to do what Keith and I promised way back when.”

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(Antiwar) It is undoubtedly my favorite part of every wedding. That awkward, but strangely forthright moment when the preacher asks the crowd for any objections to the couple’s marriage. No one ever objects, of course, but it’s still a raw, if tense, moment. I just love it.

I suppose we had that ubiquitous ritual in mind back in 2007 when Keith – a close buddy and fellow officer – and I crafted our own plan of objection. The setting was Baghdad, Iraq, at the start of the “surge” and the climax of the bloody civil war the U.S. invasion had unleashed. Just twenty three years old and only eighteen months out of the academy, my clique of officers had already decided the war was a mess, shouldn’t have been fought, and couldn’t be won.

Me and Keith, though, were undoubtedly the most radical. We both just hated how our squadron’s colonel would hijack the memorial ceremonies held for dead troopers – including three of my own – and use the occasion of his inescapable speech to encourage we mourners to use the latest death as a reason to “rededicate ourselves to the mission and the people of Iraq.” The whole thing was as repulsive as it was repetitive. More

Obama’s Farewell Tears Are an Insult, His Record is Soaked in Blood

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And we stand here calling ourselves Christians, waiving the bible while this goes on. How many have to die before this god is satisfied?

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Obama’s Farewell Tears Are an Insult, His Record is Soaked in Blood By John Wight

Do not be fooled by the tears and gushing words of Obama and his supporters as he counts down to his departure from the White House. They are an insult when measured against the tears of the countless Libyans, Syrians, Afghans and others who have suffered as a result of a foreign policy that brought his administration into disrepute.

Barack Obama goes down in history as a president who more than any other in living memory entered the White House on a wave of hope and expectation, only to depart eight years and two terms later under a cloud of crushing disappointment and bitterness.
In speech after speech, America’s first black president outlined a vision of his country’s place in the world that would embrace multilateralism, place a premium on diplomacy, and embrace a foreign…

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The So-Called Hearing/Investigation into Extortion 17

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“After 2+1/2 long years, the families of 22 SEAL TEAM members, 8 Army Special Ops and National Guard soldiers and 1 loyal dog, finally got the congressional hearing they had been pleading for. 

 Their son’s Chinook helicopter was shot down in the Tangi Valley in Afghanistan under very suspicious circumstances in Aug 2011. It was the biggest one time loss ever in the history of SEAL Special Operations, and during the entire Middle East war on terror.

OF COURSE, this critical hearing wasn’t allowed to appear on the normal C-span channels on their sacred cow, the TELEVISION set. That tells you right there, they do NOT want the general public to know about this. It shows desperation to hide severe incompetence, wanton negligence, or more likely a crime.”

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They will never let just ANY question be asked. They must be able to control the answer. This “hearing” was wrapped tighter than a drum and scripted down to the last crocodile tear. In fact, at the last minute they changed the description of the hearing to “Honoring the Heroes of Extortion 17”, as if no one had done that since they had died. Surely you are not shocked that family members were not allowed to speak 1441183_401318466665654_1752838926_nor ask questions, as was originally promised!

THEY chose the questions to be asked based on THEIR judgment of what might be ‘too sensitive’ for the families THEY said ‘didn’t want a hearing’. So, ‘sensitive’ issues were not discussed.

I’d love to know how many didn’t want a hearing, or was it just that they had no money to go to DC for the hearing because of the purposeful destruction of our economy? Anyway, THEY claimed this lame excuse as a reason to avoid all kinds of uncomfortable facts. One of the ‘representatives’ even implied that perhaps the families had not handled their grief properly, and this is why they still had questions!!  And, it was carefully planned they would not get any answers on this day either.  More

“The Toronto Hearings on 9/11: Uncovering Ten Years of Deception”

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Marti Oakley

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Ten years have passed since the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, and there are still many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful day. In 2011, experts and scientists from around the world gathered in Toronto, Canada to present new and established evidence that questions the official story of 9/11. This evidence was presented to a distinguished panel of experts over a 4 day period. Through their analysis and scientific investigations, they hope to spark a new investigation into the attacks of September 11, 2001. (Information on the DVD follows below the videos)
Press For Truth and The International Center for 9/11 Studies Present:

The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 (Full DVD) – Day 1

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War Profiteering = Big Business

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVE

On a Board I frequent, someone brought up the subject of War Profiteers. Curious as to the situation now, I wondered how these folks are fairing in these difficult global economic times. Seems like they might be doing alright and maybe I should just keep “quiet”. Not questioning Profiteering Policy tends to get one promoted these days or at least the option to live a bit longer (See related Gunwalker Reporter death in Mexico).

Today the Washington Post tells us about the gracious monetary sharing of NATO to our little subjugated relative in the east – Afghanistan.

Apparently NATO has such an extended amount of resources, it was decided to send an “Iron Mountain” of supplies to Afghanistan. More

The “Liberated” Women of Afghanistan

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By Barbara H. Peterson

If the medieval situation of Afghan women, along with other women under fundamentalist Islam, which rules by Sharia law, is tolerated then what is to stop it spreading to our shores? We sit in our air-conditioned homes, thinking we are free, yet turn a blind eye to what is happening right under our noses. We believe the hype that the mainstream media, controlled by the White House, spews about Afghan women being liberated due to U.S. intervention, yet the reality is, THERE HAS BEEN NO LIBERATION! All the puppets in the White House care about is creating an excuse for their masters’ war machine, women’s rights be damned. Well, take a good hard look through the RAWA website at http://www.RAWA.org and see if you come away with the same perceptions you had before you went there. Here’s a bit about the organization:

RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan.

This is not a distant organization calling the plays from a comfortable home in a western country. These women live in Afghanistan. They know what they are talking about. It is high time we listened and heeded their warning cry. This must not happen here. Think it can’t? If our puppet government can turn a blind eye to women’s suffering in other countries, what is to stop them from doing the same thing there if/when the time is ripe? Just how do you think the NWO scenario might play out? Think you are immune? Only the mega-rich masters calling the shots are. Keep this in mind as you read the following:  More

Afghanistan – State Department Spin Exposed

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By Barbara H. Peterson

As usual, the U.S. government’s official position on the living conditions of women in Afghanistan is rosy. Things are improving, and we are proud of our country’s role in their liberation.

Kenyan-born Barack Hussein Obama has recently sent even more troops into Afghanistan, so things should be getting better, eh?

Here is the State Department’s official position on the plight of women in Afghanistan:

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