The ISIS Described by the US Media as a “Sunni Muslim Militia” is “Made in America”. It has Nothing to Do with Sunni Islam By Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu

19 March 2015 — Global Research

isis_smallAs a lifetime student of classical mainline Islamic jurisprudential school of thought called “Sunni fiqh”,  I feel saddened to note how the Western mainstream media succumbed to the Islamophobic propaganda of affixing the epithet “Sunni” to the militia of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

I can confidently say that ISIS is not Sunni because all that ISIS has done is to contravene the ethical teachings of Sunni Islam.

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Video: Venezuelan Gov. Releases Audio of Coup Plotters

27 February 2015 — The Real News Network

On Thursday, Venezuela officials released recordings of what it said was proof that opposition figures and some military officers were plotting to overthrow the government – Analysis with Miguel Tinker Salas and Paul Jay

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The Anti-Empire Report #137 By William Blum: A Greek Tragedy

24 February 2015 — The Anti-Empire Report

The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not.

American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to accept the political system of the occupying Great Power. It was Churchill who acted first and Stalin who followed his example, in Bulgaria and then in Rumania, though with less bloodshed.”

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Is Boko Haram a CIA Covert Op to Divide and Conquer Africa? By Julie Lévesque

15 February 2015 — Global Research

Boko Haram texteThe objectives of the US military presence in Africa are well documented: counter Chinese influence and control strategic locations and natural resources including oil reserves. This was confirmed more than 8 years ago by the US State Department:

In 2007, US State Department advisor Dr. J. Peter Pham commented on AFRICOM s strategic objectives of protecting access to hydrocarbons and other strategic resources which Africa has in abundance, a task which includes ensuring against the vulnerability of those natural riches and ensuring that no other interested third parties, such as China, India, Japan, or Russia, obtain monopolies or preferential treatment. (Nile Bowie, CIA Covert Ops in Nigeria: Fertile Ground for US Sponsored Balkanization Global Research, 11 April 2012)

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Imperialism and the Politics of Torture By James Petras

16 December 2014 — James Petras

Author of The Politics of Empire

Introduction
The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch and Congress to the vast secret police networks which span the globe – including the United States.

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Totally Unexpected, Completely Shocking, Unbelievably Surprising….

14 December 2014 — The Wolf Report

…news:  Heavily redacted executive summary of US Senate Select Intelligence Committee  report on CIA interrogation methods reveals CIA tortured; CIA lied; CIA deceived; CIA didn’t actually obtain “intelligence.” Continue reading this...

Hong Kong’s Umbrellas are ‘Made in USA’ By William Engdahl

8 October 2014 — Boiling Frogs Post

The Washington Hong Kong “Democracy” Project

The Washington neo-cons and their allies in the US State Department and Obama Administration are clearly furious with China, as they are with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. As both Russia and China in recent years have become more assertive about defining their national interests, and as both Eurasian powers draw into a closer cooperation on all strategic levels, Washington has decided to unleash havoc against Beijing, as it has unleashed the Ukraine dis-order against Russia and Russian links to the EU. The flurry of recent deals binding Beijing and Moscow more closely—the $400 billion gas pipeline, the BRICS infrastructure bank, trade in rubles and renminbi by-passing the US dollar—has triggered Washington’s response. It’s called the Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Revolution’ in the popular media.   

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Video: Hong Kong Protests Carefully Choreographed, Not Spontaneous

7 October 2014 — The Real News Network

Tiananmen analogies are a barrier to understanding what’s really going on in Hong Kong, says Peter Lee, journalist for Asia Times Online (inc. transcript) Continue reading this...

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US Now Admits it is Funding “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong By Tony Cartalucci

1 October 2014 — Global Research

Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called “Arab Spring” began spreading chaos across the Middle East that it had fully funded, trained, and equipped both mob leaders and heavily armed terrorists years in advance, it is now admitted that the US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong.

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Someone’s Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab Army By Tony Cartalucci

16 September 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists. In retrospect, the transparently ludicrous nature of articles like the Guardian’s “Syria’s rebels unite to oust Assad and push for democracy” is self-evident. The article would lay out Syria’s claims side by side with the West’s narrative by stating: Continue reading this...

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Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group By James F. Tracy

15 September 2014 — Global Research

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image: Foley beheading video

Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine.

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The Islamic State: Who Is ISIS? An Open Source Investigation By James Corbett

7 September 2014 — Global Research

The hysteria over the supposed threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) is now undeniable. Every day new stories emerge focusing on the group’s brutality, its resources, its capabilities and its intention to strike out at the West. The US Defense Secretary, Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ranking Senators have all delivered somber assessments of the group’s evil aims in recent weeks, and have they been joined in that effort by a host of counterparts in foreign nations.

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The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy By Tom Carter

14 Julyb2014 — WSWS

Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. News of this decision—which concerns one of the most significant constitutional breaches in modern American history—was barely reported in the establishment media and prompted no significant response from any section of the political establishment.

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‘Leaked RAND Corp. document is classical warfare coming from the CIA’

7 July 2014 — RT

RT: The leaked RAND Corporation document apparently outlines an advisable course of action if the Ukraine peace plan fails. However, this plan has nothing similar with any peaceful solution. Does it make sense?

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