The New York Times is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth – EdwardCurtin 1/22/23

Source: EdwardCurtin.com

“Ingsoc. The sacred principles of ingsoc. Newspeak, double-speak, the mutability of the past.” – George Orwell, 1984

As today dawned, I was looking out the window into the cold grayness with small patches of snow littering the frozen ground.  As light snow began to fall, I felt a deep mourning in my soul as a memory came to me of another snowy day in 1972 when I awoke to news of Richard Nixon’s savage Christmas bombing of North Vietnam with more than a hundred B-52 bombers, in wave after wave, dropping death and destruction on Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam.  I thought of the war the United States is now waging against Russia via Ukraine and how, as during the U.S. war against Vietnam, few Americans seem to care until it becomes too late.  It depressed me.

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The Relentless Punishment of Critics of Israel – PhilipGiraldi 1/24/23

Source: Unz.com

There were a couple of interesting articles that have appeared in the past several weeks that illustrate inter alia how the Israel Lobby operates when anyone dares to challenge America’s wag-the-dog relationship with the Jewish state. To be sure, the labels “antisemite” and “holocaust denier” are flung about with wild abandon as a first step, but there is a level of viciousness that goes well beyond that as the Zionists seek to ruin the reputations and employment prospects of those whom they target.

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Israel’s New Government Will Put American Lives At Risk – BrianMcGlinchey 1/9/23

Source: Unz.com

Extremists’ ascent makes US-Israel relationship more dangerous to civilians and military

Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power in Israel has ushered in a government more dominated by religious and ultra-nationalist extremists than any ruling coalition in the country’s 74-year history.

While that fact has been well-reported, most Americans are oblivious to a grim implication: The new Israeli government’s extreme policies toward Palestinians and regional rivals will imperil American lives at home and abroad.

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More Than 150 International Organizations Call on Biden to Close Guantánamo on 21st Anniversary – TheIntercept 1/11/23

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Guantánamo Bay “is the iconic example of the abandonment of the rule of law,” the letter argues.

On the 21st anniversary of the first orange-jumpsuit clad “unlawful enemy combatants” arriving blindfolded and shackled to the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, more than 150 international human rights organizations are urging President Joe Biden to finally shutter the prison. The letter, coordinated by the Center for Victims of Torture, or CVT, and the Center for Constitutional Rights, calls for a closure to the current prison, an end to the indefinite military detention of the men living there, and a pledge to never again use the naval base for “unlawful mass detention.”

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Israel’s Ben-Gvir Bans Palestinian Flag-Flying in Public – LeMonde 1/9/23

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The announcement made by Israel’s national security minister on Sunday is the latest crackdown on Palestinians by the country’s new hard-line government.

Israel’s national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has ordered police to ban Palestinian flags from public places. His order follows a series of other punitive steps against the Palestinians since taking office late last month.

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Guantánamo’s First 7,627 Days – KarenJ.Greenberg 12/8/22

Source: TomDispatch.com

Will America’s Forever Prison Finally Close on Biden’s Watch?

As of December 8, 2022, Guantánamo Bay detention facility — a prison offshore of American justice and built for those detained in this country’s never-ending Global War on Terror — has been open for nearly 21 years (or, to be precise, 7,627 days). Thirteen years ago, I published a book, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days. It told the story of the military officers and staff who received the prison’s initial detainees at that U.S. naval base on the island of Cuba early in 2002. Like the hundreds of prisoners that followed, they would largely be held without charges or trial for years on end.

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The ‘Persian Spring’: Libya and Syria Script now Playing out in Iran – Gavin O’Reilly 11/13/22

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Thursday’s admission by former US National Security Advisor and notorious Iran-hawk John Bolton, that weapons are being provided to those carrying out the latest regime change attempt taking place against Tehran, should come as little surprise.

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Marvel Heads Revealed to be Closely Connected to Israeli Intelligence – MintPressNews 9/23/22

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Earlier this month, activists and comic book fans alike were in uproar over Marvel Studios’ announcement that Israeli actress Shira Haas will play Zionist superhero Sabra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: New World Order. Many Palestine advocates accused Marvel’s decision to add Sabra to the MCU as exalting Israeli abuse and war crimes.

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Forever Prisoners – AndrewP.Napolitano 6/30/22

Source: LewRockwell.com

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
— Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 30, 1787

When Thomas Jefferson wrote to his friend, neighbor and colleague, James Madison, his view that the basis of government must be to preserve liberty rather than order, the War of Revolution against Great Britain had been won, the Articles of Confederation were in place and Madison was beginning to prepare for his pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution.

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The Meaning of War in the 21st Century – Thierry Meyssan 5/18/22

Source: LewRockwell.com

Interrupting his series of articles on the war in Ukraine, Thierry Meyssan delivers some thoughts on the evolution of the human dimension of war. The end of industrial capitalism and the globalization of exchanges do not only transform our societies and our ways of thinking, but the meaning of all our activities, including wars.

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For Victory Day: It’s Time to Think About Finally Winning WWII – Matthew Ehret 5/9/22

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77 years ago Germany surrendered to allied forces finally ending the ravages of the Second World War.

Today, as the world celebrates the 77th anniversary of this victory, why not think very seriously about finally winning that war once and for all?

If you’re confused by this statement, then you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before reading on. Within the next 12 minutes, you will likely discover a disturbing fact which may frighten you a little bit: The allies never actually won World War II…

Now please don’t get me wrong. I am eternally thankful for the immortal souls who gave their lives to put down the fascist machine during those bleak years… but the fact is that a certain something wasn’t resolved on the 9th of May, 1945 which has a lot to do with the slow re-emergence of a new form of fascism during the second half of the 20th century and the renewed danger of a global dictatorship which the world faces again today.

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No, it’s NOT “Fake News.” It’s Nazi Propaganda – MarkCrispinMiller 5/2/22

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Someone who’s over there demolishes three whopping lies about “Ukraine,” with visual evidence beyond dispute.

This exemplary takedown of the “Ukraine” propaganda comes from Russell Bentley of Texas, now living in the Donbas (and some of whose interviews I’ve posted here):

There’s a wise old maxim that says, “The first step on the road to wisdom is to call things by their right names.” So, let’s do that.

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CIA Files Confirm Guantanamo Bay Torture Program’s MKULTRA Roots – MintPressNews 4/21/22

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Kit Klarenberg investigates the troubling links between the CIA’s clandestine Guantanamo Bay torture program and MKULTRA-era mind control experiments.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA — In March the CIA declassified a 2008 CIA Inspector General report on the agency’s treatment of 9/11 suspect Ammar al-Baluchi at overseas ‘black sites’ and Guantanamo Bay. The report was released as a result of legal submissions and its shocking contents offer an unprecedentedly candid snapshot of the brutal physical and psychological torment to which he and hundreds of others were subjected by the agency over many years, under its global torture program.

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