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GORDON DUFF: STAGE BEING SET FOR “DIRTY BOMB” FALSE FLAG

"CHATTER" FLOWING IN FROM EVERYWHERE "SUITCASE" NUKE SAID TO BE IN PLACE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Rumors of an upcoming terror attack to be blamed...

GORDON DUFF: AFGHANISTAN AT A CROSSROADS

DISCUSSIONS TO "ERASE THE SLATE" AND START AGAIN AMERICANS AND AFGHAN LEADERS LOOK FOR SUCCESSFUL COALITION MODEL By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor President Karzai is scheduled...

GORDON DUFF: MORE AND MORE OF WHAT YOU AREN’T SUPPOSED...

OBAMA THOUGHT HE HAD BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT MILITARY WARNS PRESIDENT TO "STEP UP TO THE PLATE" By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor The powers, factions and conspiracies...

Musings on Teabags and Proto-Fascism

MORE A "BOWEL" MOVEMENT THAN A PATRIOTIC ONE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor What kind of group protests when their taxes are cut, their freedoms...

GORDON DUFF: FOX NEWS, VOICE OF ISRAEL’S WAR MACHINE

FEW AMERICANS ARE AWARE THAT FOX NEWS IS DIRECTLY TIED TO LIKUD EXTREMISTS IN ISRAEL ISRAEL'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE, WAGING WAR AGAINST ISRAELI'S "ALLIES" By Gordon Duff...

GORDON DUFF: “DOES THE HOLOCAUST PROVE THE CHRISTIAN GOD IS...

ISRAEL' POSTITION ISN'T WITHOUT MERIT ARE THEY ON THE SAME PATH? By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Today, in Germany, Bishop Williamson of the city of Regensburg,...

GORDON DUFF: BUSH ERA, BUSH SPONSORED ESPIONAGE “FICTION” REVEALED

  HIGHLY CLASSIFIED MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERRED TO CHINA "BY PRESIDENTIAL SIGNATURE"   SOLD THROUGH FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS...IRAQ REDUX By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor "I actually believe he was...

The Bomb-Bomb-Iran ‘Parlor Game’

Normally, if two countries with powerful nuclear arsenals were openly musing about attacking a third country over mere suspicions that it might want to join the nuclear club, we’d tend to sympathize with the non-nuclear underdog as the victim of bullying and possible aggression.

Foreign Policy Briefing 3/31/10

U.S. forces hope to control Kandahar and surrounding areas by late summer, the Washington Post reports. Officials have pressed local leaders to eject the Taliban or their areas will be the focus of expanding military operations. Among those specifically warned by U.S. military commanders is Ahmed Wali Karzai, the elected head of Kandahar's provincial council, the unquestioned power broker in the province and brother of President Hamid Karzai [and also President Karzai's representative in talks with Taliban leader Mullah Baradar weeks before Baradar's arrest, a fact curiously unmentioned by the Post or the very similar New York Times story - JFP.]

Hillary Clinton Speaks to AIPAC says “Israeli Building Hurts Peace”

New Israeli construction on land claimed by the Palestinians threatens peace efforts and undermines America’s ability to help end the Arab-Israeli conflict, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a leading Jewish organization Monday.

GORDON DUFF: AFGHANISTAN, LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES

A PROGRAM FOR REASSESSING AND MOVING FORWARD By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor This week an expose' in Newsweek showed us that our new Afghan police...

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: EXPECT FALSE FLAG ATTACK TERROR ATTACK TO...

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands By Paul Craig Roberts for Prison Planet.com According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to...

GORDON DUFF: MUSINGS, ON BEING A RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN JEW

TIME FOR THOSE WHO KNOW BETTER TO AIR SOME REALITY By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Jews in America are being played, some at least. ...

Israel’s Crackdown Confronts Liberals and Humanists

An unprecedented Israeli campaign to silence dissidents, intellectuals and human rights organizations is gaining momentum in the wake of Israel's December 2008 assault against Gaza that caused intense international outrage...

Foreign Policy Briefing 3/12/10

An open diplomatic row with Israel during the visit of Vice President Biden has shined a spotlight on the U.S. failure to rein in Israeli settlement ambitions and deepened Palestinian suspicions the US is too weak to broker a deal, AP reports. The Palestinians largely lost faith in the U.S. as a broker after Obama tried - and failed - to get the Netanyahu government to stop building on lands Palestinians claim for a future state, AP says.

GORDON DUFF: JEWS IN AMERICA TODAY

HOLOCAUST DENIAL, ISRAEL GONE MAD AND THE FAILURES OF ISLAM MAKING A PERFECT WORLD WITH IMPERFECT PEOPLE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor I didn't do it,...

GORDON DUFF: 9/11 AND CURRENT ATTEMPTS TO COVER UP AN...

If anything, the "9/11 truth "movement is the victim, a victim of smear campaigns and it is increasingly reported that their organizations, which number in the hundreds, have come under investigation by security agencies and their membership has been heavily infiltrated much as with the militia movements of the 80s and 90s.

U.S. Enriches Companies Defying Its Policy on Iran

The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington’s efforts to discourage investment there, records show.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/24/10

Rep. Kucinich wrote to Defense Secretary Gates, demanding that the U.S. comply with its obligation to protect Afghan civilians under international law, following a US attack on a civilian convoy reported to have killed 27 civilians. Kucinich demanded information on the decisions that led to the strike within two weeks, threatening to force a House vote demanding release of documents on the strike.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/23/10

Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende said he expected Dutch troops to come home from Afghanistan before the end of the year, after efforts to keep them there longer caused the government to collapse, the New York Times reports. The war in Afghanistan has been increasingly unpopular among voters in in many parts of Europe, creating strains between governments trying to please the US and their own people.

Ms. Clinton Says Iran Headed For Military Dictatorship

Well may Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warn students in Qatar that “Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship.” She is, after all, an authority on the subject, representing a country where the Pentagon has long been ascendant. Her comment was followed up by Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, who, at a February 16th news conference refused to deny the possibility of the U.S. taking military action against Iran, stating, “I wouldn’t rule out anything.”

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

A power plant for the home smaller than a breadbox; does it work? Ask Google or FedEx. Video from 60 Minutes. If students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo can create a vehicle that gets 2752 MPG using existing technologies, is it too much to expect something more than 30 MPG from the big guys? That one from Jerry James Stone at Treehugger. Raw story tells the story of Colin Powell kicking Cheney to the curb and supporting the President on National Security issues. Those stories and more in today's picks.

War Game: Israeli Strike on Iran Leads to Disaster

by Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Here's a war game involving Iran, Israel and the U.S. that shows how unintended consequences can...

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/18/10

The New York Times today published a monstrous Op-Ed complaining that the U.S. is being too careful to avoid civilian deaths in Afghanistan, notes Glenn Greenwald for Salon. The US military has "begun basing doctrine on the premise that dead civilians are harmful to the conduct of war," the op-ed complains. "The trouble is, no past war has ever supplied compelling proof of that claim." Greenwald notes that in addition to publishing the monstrous op-ed, the New York Times essentially hides the identity of the author from the reader, by not explaining who she is, who she works for, what economic interests she might represent, and what is the basis of her alleged expertise. [Ask the New York Times Public Editor to investigate: [email protected] - JFP.]

US Media Replays Iraq Fiasco on Iran

The treatment of Iran’s election last June, the depictions of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the [IranMap] alarm over Iran’s nuclear program all parallel the one-sided coverage that the U.S. news media directed toward Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s alleged WMD program before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Hillary Clinton Is Kidding about “military dictatorships”

Does anyone believe that Hillary Clinton has any more commitment to democracy than Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney? And why doesn't corporate news preface every...

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/16/10

At least nineteen civilians have been killed so far in the US/NATO offensive in Marjah, Democracy Now reports. DN interviewed Wall Street Journal reporter Anand Gopal, who says the assault in Marjah is perceived as a "show of force" by coalition forces that will change little. Gopal says it's very difficult for reporters to get to Marjah; almost all the reporters who are there are embedded reporters, so they're only seeing one side of the story; and we won't know for some time if there are many more cases of civilian deaths.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/12/10

Across southern Afghanistan, including the Marjah district where coalition forces are massing for a large offensive, the line between peaceful villager and enemy fighter is often blurred, the Wall Street Journal reports. The commander of the US unit responsible for Pashmul estimates that about 95% of the locals are Taliban or aid the militants.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Wonder why so many people are so seriously..overweight? Derrick Jackson at the Boston Globe writes that we might consider the 17 teaspoons of sugar in one 20 oz. soda. Cowboy iconoclast Jim Hightower casts light on Texas' Rick Perry's attempt to cover up state collusion with businesses cheating on tax abatement agreements and Dylan Ratigan patiently explains to Glen Beck "where snow comes from," those stories and more in today's picks.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/11/10

Pakistan has told the US it wants a central role in resolving the Afghan war and has offered to mediate with Taliban factions, the New York Times reports. So far, the US has been more eager to push Pakistan to fight Taliban than to negotiate with them, and has not endorsed Pakistan's new approach. One strand of thinking within the Obama administration calls for allowing the Pakistanis to keep the Haqqanis as part of Pakistan's sphere of influence in southern Afghanistan, but only if Pakistan forces the Haqqanis to break with Al Qaeda and to push militants out of its areas, a US official said.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web 2/9/10

The disturbing story of a US soldier waterboarding his baby girl, A Jim Hightower tribute to Howard Zinn, "Innovation" lives on in the GOP...cut taxes on the rich, and privatize everything, casualty reports from the AfPak drone war come under fire and Bob Herbert reports on the unfair distribution of income and pain in today's picks.

Foreign Poicy Briefing 2/8/10

Secretary of State Clinton's effort on CNN to conflate the "threat" from Iran with that from nuclear-armed North Korea was "just bizarre," writes Juan Cole on his Informed Comment blog. Iran allows UN inspections of its nuclear facilities; there is no dispositive evidence of a weapons program. President Ahmadinejad made headlines by directing Iran's (regularly inspected) nuclear research establishment to begin attempting to enrich uranium to 19.75% so that that country will eventually have the ability to supply its own fuel for its sole reactor that produces medical isotopes for treating, e.g., cancer.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

The gang that paid the Dems to turn their collective backs on the harebrained gambling and outright criminal behavior of Wall Street is threatening to stop the money flow from Glen Greenwald at Salon. More on the fat cat lenders getting rich off the backs of college students in a NYT oped. The results of the recent SCOTUS decision to hand over our electoral process to corporations are already unfolding in plutocratic pow wows in a story from Raw Story via AlterNet and more in today's picks.

GORDON DUFF: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, DUPLICITY IN AFGHANISTAN

WHAT OUR MILITARY LEADERS ONLY SAY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Open today's newspaper and get a map of the battle zones...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web 2/7/10

Equipped with the same "red meat speech" she uses in every appearance and crib notes on her palms the "lip gloss pit bull" addressed the "Tea Partiers" last night and Salon's Joan Walsh took notice and careful aim. Eliminating the middle men in student loan programs could save mega bucks for taxpayers and students reports Jon Walker at FireDogLake and ominously, Israeli warships are reported to be moving through the Red Sea en route to the Persian Gulf, those stories and more in today's picks.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/6/10

A group of ex-Taliban officials have prepared a "road map" to promote a political settlement between the Taliban and the Karzai government, Gareth Porter reports for Inter Press Service. The first step would be an agreement between Karzai and the Taliban about no killing of doctors and no damage to roads by the Taliban, in return for no night raids and detention by the United States.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/5/10

While U.S. officials prefer to focus on low-level fighters while hoping that an additional 30,000 troops can pummel the Taliban into a weaker negotiating position, President Karzai's government has stressed the need to reach out to the Islamist movement's leadership, the Washington Post reports. "It's questionable why the United States just wants to reintegrate the low level of the Taliban and not the leadership," said Karzai's policy chief. "That's something they are concerned about, but from the Afghan side, we are trying to include everyone in negotiations." In public statements, the Taliban has predicated any negotiation on the departure of foreign troops.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Haiti dominates the news and our picks today as the struggle continues to provide emergency services, and basic necessities to a population growing increasingly...