The UN Security Council Has Become A “Rubber Stamp” To Wage US-NATO’s Illegal Wars. Disastrous Results of UNSC “Military Authorizations” By Carla Stea

29 December 2015 — Global Research

The UN Security Council Has Become A “Rubber Stamp” To Wage US-NATO’s Illegal Wars. Disastrous Results of UNSC “Military Authorizations” By Carla Stea

The United Nations Security Council:  An Organization for Injustice

Since 1991, and United Nations Security Council Resolution 678, which authorized the US-UK attack on Iraq, which, in the words of Marti Ahtissari  “destroyed the infrastructure necessary to support human life in Iraq,” the United Nations has been dragged into destructive “adventures” that have literally created the crises it is now trying to resolve. 

In 2011, the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 authorized NATO’s attack on Libya.  The attacks and sanctions in Iraq and Libya have so devastated both countries that it is impossible to resurrect a viable government in either country, and both remain incubators of terrorism which is spreading throughout the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Continue reading

WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count

29 December 2015 — FAIR

WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count

Killer cop Lisa Mearkle (photo: Dan Gleiter/AP)

The lead image of the Washington Post‘s report on 965 people killed by police in 2015 isn’t of any of the victims, but of one of the killer cops: Lisa Meakle, a Pennsylvania officer acquitted of manslaughter for killing an unarmed David Kassick. (photo: Dan Gleiter/AP)

Concerned that official records undercount the number of people shot and killed by police in the United States every year,  the Washington Post (12/26/15) attempted to compile a list of every fatal police shooting in 2015. The paper found nearly a thousand such cases—more than twice as many as the FBI reports in a typical year.

The Post‘s project—which corroborates a similar tally conducted by the British Guardian (6/9/15)—is a journalistic accomplishment, as well as an achievement of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has worked to call attention to police violence in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Continue reading

War, Terrorism and the Global Economic Crisis in 2015: Ninety-nine Interrelated Concepts By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

28 December 2015 — Global Research

War, Terrorism and the Global Economic Crisis in 2015: Ninety-nine Interrelated Concepts By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

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Everything is interrelated: war, terrorism, the police state, the global economy, economic austerity, financial fraud, corrupt governments, poverty and social inequality, police violence, Al Qaeda, ISIS, media disinformation, racism, war propaganda  weapons of mass destruction, the derogation of international law, the criminalization of politics, the CIA, the FBI, climate change,  nuclear war, Fukushima, nuclear radiation, crimes against humanity, The China-Russia alliance, Syria  Ukraine, NATO, false flags, 9/11 Truth, ….  

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National Security Archive: U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time

22 December 2015 — National Security Archive

U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time

According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority “Air Power” Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe

Major Cities in Soviet Bloc, Including East Berlin, Were High Priorities in “Systematic Destruction” for Atomic Bombings

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 December 2015

26 December 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Syria: Has Anyone Stepped Back from the Brink?

26.12.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, recently visited Moscow to discuss the Syrian crisis with his colleague Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin. Journalists observed handshakes, smiles, even hearty laughter, between Kerry and his Russian counterparts. Syrian President Bashar al Assad does not have to resign immediately, Kerry declared, and the United States is not trying to isolate Russia. What good news, and what a surprise for the Russians…

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Black Agenda Report for December 23, 2015: Black-Palestinian Solidarity, the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, Sacrificial Rahm

23 December 2015 — Black Agenda Report 

Palestinians Resist Zionist Terror, Plus U.S., European, Arab Royal, Turkish and Nigerian Terror

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

The West has forced millions to become wandering, destitute refugees, as it destroys nations and peoples that get in the way of Empire. Palestinians have lived this reality for 67 years. Beirut sits at the lip of the volcano.

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When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are “Going After the Terrorists” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

22 December 2015 — Global Research

When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are “Going After the Terrorists” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

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US foreign  policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s  infamous  General Intelligence Presidency (GIP).  Lest we forget Osama bin Laden was recruited in 1979 by the CIA at the outset of the Soviet- Afghan war.  

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Too many, too few; Too few, too many By S. Artesian

21 December 2015 — The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Too many, too few; Too few, too many

1.  Once upon a time, the Goldilocks characters in this parable of the abattoirs called capitalism,  were kept busy telling us how there were too many of us. Too many people.  There were too many people for the Club of Rome; there were too many for spaceship Earth; there were too many for the ‘carrying capacity’ of this planet; there were just too damn many.  Of us…..although, let’s face it, Goldilocks was a white girl, so the real meaning was… ‘there’s too many of them.’  Too many of those with darker eyes and darker hair and darker skin.  Too many of them.

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National Security Archive: Obama’s Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book

18 December 2015 — National Security Archive

Obama’s Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book

Award-winning Back Channel to Cuba Published in Spanish

National Security Archive News Alert

Edited by Peter Kornbluh

For more information, contact: Peter Kornbluh 202/994-7000, peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington, DC, December 18, 2015 – On the first anniversary of the historic breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations, the National Security Archive announced that the book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, has been released in Spanish under the title, Diplomacia Encubierta con Cuba: Historia de las Negociaciones Secretas Entre Washington y La Habana. The book was published last week in Mexico by Fondo de Cultura y Economica.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 13-19 December 2015

19 December 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: The Roles of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Britain, and Israel (III)

19.12.2015 | 00:00 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

Turkish officials were involved in illegal transport of oil from Iraq long before the emergence of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS/IS/DAESH). Their illegal trade expanded to the Syrian Arab Republic with the intensification of the conflict in Syria. Turkey, however, is not the only player involved in the illegal oil trade in Syria and Iraq. The operations of the Anglo-Turkish company Genel Energy PLC, which works in Iraqi Kurdistan and Malta, illustrates the constellation of financial and energy sector interests involved…

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