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” … the United States, for generations, has sustained two parallel but opposed states of mind about military atrocities and human rights: one of U.S. benevolence, generally held by the public, and the other of ends-justify-the-means brutality sponsored by counterinsurgency specialists. Normally the specialists carry out their actions in remote locations with little notice in the national press. That allows the public to sustain its faith in a just America, while hard-nosed security and economic interests are still protected in secret. “: Robert Parry, investigative reporter and author

“Our men . . . have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of 10 up… Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to “make them talk,” and have taken prisoners people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later. .. stood them on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop into the water below and float down, as examples to those who found their bullet-loaded corpses.”: Philadelphia Ledger newspaper in 1901, from its Manila [Philippines] correspondent during the US war with Spain for the control of the Philippines

“The only place you and I disagree . . . is with regard to the bombing. You’re so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I (in contrast) don’t give a damn. I don’t care.”. . . “I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. . . Does that bother you? I just want you to think big.” : Richard Nixon to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the Watergate tapes

“This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world-view and a certain way of life … A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors… Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.”:
George Orwell, 1984
David vs Goliath
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May 16/17, 2017

Op-Ed

Justice Department to Appoint Special Counsel to Take Over Russia Probe
By Pete Williams and Ken Dilanian
Former FBI director Robert Mueller will be appointed as special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47078.htm
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Gulf States ‘Offer Deal To Israel’
By MEE
Gulf states have offered normalised relations in exchange for renewed push for peace with Palestinians, report says. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47077.htm
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10 Reasons Trump Should Not Strengthen U.S.-Saudi Ties
By Medea Benjamin
Saudi regime is fueling the very extremism, intolerance and violence that the US government purports to eradicate. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47070.htm
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How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, and Military Regimes
By David Vine
At least 45 less-than-democratic nations and territories host scores of U.S. military bases. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47071.htm
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CIA Documents Expose Failed U.S. Torture
By Ken Klippenstein, Joseph Hickman
The documents expose in clear detail the savage reality of what torture means. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47068.htm
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Putin Offers Washington Red Pill. Washington Takes The Blue One
By Finian Cunningham
The US political establishment – and their media surrogates – have never accepted the will of the American people in electing Donald Trump. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47073.htm
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Professor Cohen Says Assault on Trump is ‘National Security Threat’, ‘Beyond Belief’
By Steven Cohen
Let’s be clear what he’s being accused of is treason. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47076.htm
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The Exponential Growth of Insecurity
By Paul Craig Roberts
The enemies of truth have a powerful weapon in the digital revolution and can use it to herd humanity into a tyrannical distopia. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47075.htm
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Russian Money Laundering Case Abruptly Settled, Raising Eyebrows
By Heavy Mettle
This is the case that the Manhattan US Attorney was working on when he was abruptly fired by Donald Trump http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47069.htm
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Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman
By Glenn Greenwald
Her Heroism Has Expanded Beyond Her Initial Whistleblowing. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47072.htm
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‘Truth Or Delusion?’
By Robert J. Burrowes
The typical human being lives in a delusional state and this state is held in place by enormous, but unconscious, terror. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47074.htm
Hard News

Iraq; 20 Islamic State militants killed in western Mosul;
“Fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi forces and IS militants in regions of Bab al-Toub, al-Mekkawi and Bab al-Jadid, which left 20 militants killed and others injured,” Lt. Gen. Odai Samir told BasNews on Wednesday.
http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/islamic-state-militants-killed-western-mosul/
Iraq: Seven militants, killed in military operation, western Anbar;
“Seven militants, including an Egyptian and Saudi nationals, were killed, while a mobile telecommunications facility, which was used for internet connection between Raqqa and Anbar towns of Qaim, Rawa and Annah, was destroyed.”
http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/seven-militants-including-arabs-killed-military-operation-western-anbar/
Islamic State execute 4 in Anbar ;
Islamic State members have executed for civilians in western Anbar over accusations of collaboration with security forces, a security source was quoted saying.
http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/islamic-state-execute-4-anbar-allegedly-spied-security-forces/
20 Daesh Terrorists Killed in Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor;
Syrian warplanes targeted the positions of Daesh terrorists in Deir ez-Zor, leaving at least 20 militants dead in the eastern province.
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/05/17/1411150/over-20-daesh-terrorists-killed-in-syria-s-deir-ez-zor
Saudi Arabia kills 23 Yemeni civilians including 6 children;
A military source with loyalist forces confirmed the strike, saying 20 civilians had died in what appeared to have been the result of a “mistake”.
http://tinyurl.com/mkxjs7v
Yemen cholera death toll mounts to 209: UNICEF;
The agency’s Yemen spokesman, Mohammed Al-Asaadi, told AFP that 3,000 new suspected cholera cases were being reported in a day.
http://tinyurl.com/md2byht
Trump to unveil plans for an ‘Arab NATO’ in Saudi Arabia:
When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out his vision for a new regional security architecture White House officials call an “Arab NATO,” to guide the fight against terrorism and push back against Iran.
http://tinyurl.com/lqksftk
UN: As many as 100 killed in CAR fighting;
Militia fighting spreads in rural areas of Central African Republic, with UN official calling it ‘highly worrying’.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/100-killed-car-fighting-170517025938882.html
Afghanistan: Six dead in ISIL attack on Jalalabad TV station;
Four employees of state broadcaster and four attackers among the dead in siege in eastern city of Jalalabad.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/afghanistan-gunmen-attack-jalalabad-tv-station-170517064544067.html
Beijing and Moscow to pour roughly $15 bln into developing Far East:
China and Russia are planning to set up a joint regional development and cooperation investment fund with a total amount of 100 bln renminbi (around $14.5 bln) to bolster the development of Russia’s Far East and Northeast China.
http://tass.com/economy/945934
China Installs Anti-Frogman Guns in South China Sea:
China has reportedly further militarized a disputed reef in the South China Sea, just days after agreeing to minimize tensions with Vietnam.
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705171053714090-military-china-installs-guns-scs/
French auto parts workers at GM&S threaten to blow up plant to block closure:
The workers aim to pressure GM&S’ main clients, automakers Renault and PSA, who they assert are blocking talks on a resale of the plant to other buyers
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/16/gmss-m16.html
Thousands strike in Greece over proposed austerity cuts;
Almost 18,000 people take to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki against new round of cuts in pension and tax break.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/thousands-strike-greece-proposed-austerity-cuts-170517134715093.html
UK: £64bn NHS privatisation plan revealed;
A secret plan to privatise an entire tier of the NHS in England was revealed prematurely yesterday when the Department of Health asked multinational firms to manage services worth up to £64bn.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2006/jun/30/health.politics?
Oscar Lopez Vows to Continue Fight for Puerto Rico Independence;
In his first hours of freedom after 36 years behind bars in U.S. prison, Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera vowed Wednesday to continue to fight for the freedom and independence of Puerto Rico
http://tinyurl.com/k6oy5u9
U.S. patriot, Chelsea Manning released from prison:
“Im already enjoying my first hot, greasy pizza”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/exclusive-chelsea-manning-tells-abc-news-past-affect/story?id=47452624
Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago;
We tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.
https://www.propublica.org/article/any-half-decent-hacker-could-break-into-mar-a-lago
Hacker group that leaked NSA spy tools likely includes a U.S. insider, experts say;
Perhaps a disgruntled insider in the U.S. intelligence community.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article150827507.html
‘Erdogan’s bodyguards’ in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC:
Nine people hurt and two arrests made during the altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital
http://tinyurl.com/l7vwc5j
Watch; Erdogan’s body guards fight with protesters in Washington DC : Video –
Nine people were injured, including one seriously, in a brutal fight between supporters and opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence

Trump Considering Joe Lieberman For FBI Director:
Will we never be rid of this guy, this blight on the political landscape?
http://crooksandliars.com/2017/05/trump-considering-joe-lieberman-fbi
Takes one to know one:
Obama says, Donald Trump? “He’s nothing but a bullsh-ter,” :
Obama told two friends, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama-after years of hectoring.
What Does Barack Obama Really Think of Donald Trump? ‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh–ter’
Senate leaders just sent 2 explosive letters asking Comey to testify and demanding his memos:
The senators have requested that Comey – appear before the committee “in both open and closed sessions,” according to a statement.
http://www.businessinsider.com/senate-intel-committee-comey-testify-memos-2017-5
Trump: No politician has been treated worse by media than me;
“You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted,” he said. “But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/333834-trump-no-politician-has-been-treated-worse-by-media-than-me
Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets:
Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-putin-idUSKCN18D1EA?il=0
First Republican raises impeachment for Trump;
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said reports that President Trump pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation would merit impeachment if true.
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/333803-first-republican-raises-impeachment-for-trump
Worried about fallout, Dems poised to poll-test impeachment;
Democratic strategists are racing to figure out whether it’s politically wise to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. So far, only a handful of Democratic lawmakers have outright called for impeachment.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article150938202.html
For the First Time, a Majority of Americans Polled Want Trump Impeached:
A survey from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday finds 48 percent of those questioned support impeaching the president, while just 41 percent would oppose the move.
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/first-time-majority-americans-polled-want-trump-impeached
Dow drops 250 points, S&P and Nasdaq fall 1% as Trump worries send shivers down Wall Street:
“If special prosecutors are hired, one can kiss the tax plan, health care plan, and fiscal stimulus plan goodbye for 2017,”
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/17/us-markets.html
Watch: Bernie Sanders, Kasich weigh in on Trump’s competency :
“This is not a typical president,” Sanders insisted. “I don’t think this is just a learning curve. I think he’s a smart guy, but something else is going on [especially given his] affection for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”

“Let us be peace and joy”

Tom Feeley

Cost Of War

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,886

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,486
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

1,761,675,890,571
http://www.costofwar.com/

  1,761,675,890,571                  

http://www.costofwar.com/

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