The Evil That Was the Phoenix Program By Ron Jacobs

4 July 2014 — Dissident Voice

Phoenix was far worse than the things attributed to it. — Ed Murphy, former member of the Phoenix program

There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1986 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US pacification program in Vietnam the book is titled after. It is an indictment of a cynical and bloody plan to kill Vietnamese. In his book The Family Jewels, author John Prado wrote, “When a (CIA) Publications Review Board lawyer checked to see whether Phoenix was off-limits …, he was advised to caution interviewees not to talk to Valentine.”

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 4 July 2014

4 July 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Abduct Palestinian, Inflict Serious Injuries
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported that a number of fanatic Israeli settlers kidnapped, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man from Osarin village, south of Nablus, and beat him nearly to death in addition to stabbing him. …
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Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an Israeli “False Flag” Operation? By Karin Brothers

4 July 2014 — Global Research

Evidence that came to light after Israel removed its gag order on information regarding the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Jewish Israeli students suggests that it could have been an Israeli government operation that was intentionally used to punish Hamas and break up the new Palestinian unity government.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 June – 5 July 2014

5 July 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Personifies New World Disorder

05.07.2014 | 00:00 | Arkady DZIUBA

The recent events in the Middle East, the success of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Iraqi battlefields and the promulgation of caliphate on the territories under the organization’s control in Syria and Iraq – how does it all dovetail with the US global interests? Many opponents of Obama, including Republicans, say it’s a failure of US Middle East policy. True, it would be right to say it’s a flop having in mind the mission of maintaining the world order and world supremacy. But remembering Brzezinski and his world disorder, domination and leadership concept the things look quite different… Continue reading

Itching for a Genocide By Robert Parry

4 July 2014 — Consortium News

Western Ukraine’s “anti-terrorist operation” against rebels in Eastern Ukraine has the makings of what could degenerate from scattered atrocities to ethnic cleansing to genocide. It already is a nasty war to suppress an ethnic minority through the use of military force, complete with references to the targeted population as insects and animals.

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