GOP Lawmakers Rip Obama for not Being Faithful Enough to Saudi Arabia


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By Lee Fang ​May 21, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – “The Intercept” –  A growing chorus of Republican politicians are demanding that President Barack Obama respect and follow the agenda of Saudi Arabia, a country known for its export of Sunni … Continue reading

False Claims of Anti-Semitism Climb on US Campuses: Allegations Based on Speech Critical of Israeli Policy


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By Nora Barrows-Friedman Global Research, May 20, 2015 Electronic Intifada 19 May 2015 Israel advocates are attempting to stifle Palestine solidarity activism on US campuses. (ZUMA Press/Newscom) Sixty false allegations of anti-Semitism have been recorded against students or faculty in the … Continue reading

Benghazi Scandal: Obama Administration Knew Weapons Were Being Sent to Al-Qaeda in Syria, New Documents Show


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Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq By Judicial Watch Global Research, May 19, 2015 Judicial Watch 18 May 2015 Judicial Watch announced on 18 May 2015 that it … Continue reading

Black Man Vs. White Man Carrying AR-15 Legally



What happens when a white guy walks down the street with a AR-15 versus what happens when a black guy walks down the street with same gun and same laws.

Posted May 18, 2015

McCain Appointed to Ukraine “Reform Advisory Team” Headed by Fugitive Georgian Leader Saakashvili


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By RT Global Research, May 15, 2015 RT Georgia’s fugitive ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili and hawkish US Senator John McCain have been approved as members of the newly-formed International Advisory Group that will help Ukraine’s president in “conducting reforms.” Saakashvili has … Continue reading

“War is Good for Business”: Military Industrial Complex Pressures US Presidential Candidates into Supporting a “Strong Foreign Policy”


Global Research, May 15, 2015

us-military-400x206A new group of leaders from the military industrial complex has formed seeking to pressure potential presidential candidates into supporting a ‘strong foreign policy’.

Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security (APPS) has been established by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. It wants to be the “premiere national security and foreign policy organization during the 2016 debate”, and to “help elect a president who supports American engagement and a strong foreign policy”.

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APPS is seeking to hold a candidate forum later this year.

The organization refuses to disclose its donors, but its list of supporters provides us with a who’s who of the military industrial complex.

Advisory Board Member John Coburn

  • Chairman and CEO of VT Systems, a company delivering communications technology for the U.S. Defense Department.

Advisory Board Member Stephen Hadley

  • Principal at consulting firm RiceHadleyGates and serves as a board member to defense contractor Raytheon, a position paying $228,007 annually.

New Hampshire Board Member Rich Ashooh

  • Director of Strategy at BAE Systems.

New Hampshire Board Member James Bell

  •  Chief executive of EPE Corporation, a manufacturing company that says it is a “premier supplier to the defense community.”

Advisory Board Member John Engler

  • President of the Business Roundtable, lobbying group for major corporations, including defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Technologies and Northrop Grumman.

New Hampshire Board Member Ken Solinksy

  •  Founder of Insight Technologies, a night vision and electro-optical systems firm acquired by L-3 Communications.

New Hampshire Chairman and Advisory Board Member Walt Havenstein

  • Former chief executive of BAE Systems and SAIC, two of the largest defense contractors in America. Havenstein left SAIC in 2012 and was paid partially in company stock options.

We can safely say it is unwise to have those with a vested interest in war seeking to advise and influence the foreign policy direction of a hegemonic power like the United States.

APPS appears to be one of many recent outgrowths of the previous Neoconservative ‘think thank’ and pressure group known as the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) which openly advocated for military adventurism worldwide and whose founders included committed war hawks John Bolton, Robert Kagan, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to name only a few.

In a short promotional video from APPS notice when Rogers says ‘the threat matrix facing America today has never been broader’, a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin is then flashed on screen (subliminal), but not mentioned in the narration. This follows a trend of certain figures and institutions looking to start a war with Russia; something that should definitely beavoided not subconsciously hinted at.

The group’s formation reveals the far-reaching extent to which the military industrial complex will collaborate in an attempt to direct policy. While APPS is looking for a President ‘who supports American engagement’, a massive 53% of Americans now see ‘American engagement’ in Iraq as a huge mistake. Pursuing such a policy in the 2016 race would amount to political suicide.

We also need further clarification on APPS’s second goal, of finding a President with ‘a strong foreign policy’. What exactly does this mean? We can assume that the military industrial complex is not content with merely supporting rebels groups in foreign civil wars, and would instead prefer more direct involvement.

A few months ago the British government sent a massive £280M into the arms of the military industrial complex view as a concession being sent to the sector to make up for the British government’s refusal to go to war in Syria.

This should serve as proof to those who refuse to acknowledge the dangers, and even existence of, an inflated and overly influential military industrial complex. A ‘strong foreign policy’ should not mean warfare as the primary means of conducting foreign policy. It is entirely possible to, instead, base a ‘strong foreign policy’ outlook on diplomacy and war-avoidance.

While it will always be in someone’s interest to go to war, it takes a far stronger leader to consider those other, diplomatic options. A real President would keep the military industrial complex under control, not be controlled by it.

Be very wary of any candidates publicly showing support for APPS in the future.

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Cleveland National Guard builds up for riots


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Cleveland residents are concerned with the police building up in the city.

The alarm is given in anticipation of a verdict for police officer Michael Brelo that is to take place on May 18 or 19.

Brelo was accused of voluntary manslaughter for shooting two unarmed black suspects. Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were both gunned down in a barrage of 137 shots fired by 13 Cleveland officers.

National Guard company was ordered to report to home station on May 17 with 72-hour bags.

Clevelend residents evidenced “police driving around with riot shields sticking out of their trunks” as well as a train transporting military vehicles.

“A girl on Facebook posted a photo of the riot gear her father received from the Cleveland Police Dept.,” a Cleveland resident tweeted. “It truly amazes me that Cleveland is armed for a riot that hasn’t even started yet.”

Area police departments were reported to purchase riot gear, bulletproof vests and other safety equipment.

Hank Davis, a former gang member who now works with at-risk youth, heard that out-of-town agitators have already arrived in Cleveland and are pressuring residents to riot after the verdict.

Also read: Why American police incite riots


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Military vehicles headed for East Coast