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General Petraeus Speaks on America’s Military Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

General Petraeus Speaks on America’s Military Policy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

David H. Petraeus

General David Petraeus, a retired four-star general, was the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force-Iraq. He served in this capacity from February 2007 to September 2008. He was also the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from September 2011 to November 2012.

General Petraeus is a scholar as well. He earned his PhD from Princeton University in International Relations and has held a number of academic appointments in leading universities. In mid-April 2017 General Petraeus sat with Josette Sheeran, a former Director of the World Economic Forum. The meeting was at the President’s Forum at the Asia Society in New York and it focused on General Petraeus’ views on America’s military affairs. Was the United States right to launch an attack on Syria after it was revealed that chemical weapons were used in that country? General Petraeus replied that the strike was the right action to take. He said that it was a very important moment for President Trump and his team and the event was a dress rehearsal for the national security team. But General Petraeus says that one strike does not a strategy make.

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News Americas Now – News Headlines – April 13, 2017

NEWS HEADLINES – NEWS AMERICAS NOW – APRIL 13, 2017

CUI BONO – “who benefits” from the gassing of Syrian civilians? – By Uri Avnery

CUI BONO – “who benefits” from the gassing of Syrian civilians?

– By Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery

CUI BONO – “who benefits” – is the first question an experienced detective asks when investigating a crime.

Since I was a detective myself for a short time in my youth, I know the meaning. Often, the first and obvious suspicion is false. You ask yourself “cui bono”, and another suspect, who you did not think about, appears.

For two weeks now, this question has been troubling my mind. It does not leave me.

In Syria, a terrible war crime has been committed. The civilian population in a rebel-held town called Idlib was hit with poison gas. Dozens of civilians, including children, died a miserable death.

Who could do such a thing? The answer was obvious: that terrible dictator, Bashar al-Assad. Who else?

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The End-of-World Scenario. The Real Danger of Nuclear War – commentary

What Would a US-European-Russian War Look Like? The End-of-World Scenario. The Real Danger of Nuclear War

Since the April 6 missile strike, the Trump administration has issued new threats against Syria and new ultimatums to Russia to end its support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad. On Wednesday, President Trump defended the unprovoked strike and called Assad a “butcher.”

The G7 powers over the weekend lined up behind the US strike and its pretext—the totally unproven claim that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. They endorsed Washington’s renewed drive to topple Assad, Moscow’s only Arab ally in the Middle East.     Continue reading

Donald Trump has Reversed his National Security Policies 180 Degrees

What the U.S. Aristocracy are Demanding: “Donald Trump has Reversed his National Security Policies 180 Degrees”

Donald Trump has reversed his national-security policies 180 degrees, and is now focusing it around conquering Russia, instead of around reducing the threat from jihadists. The reason for this drastic change is in order for him to be able to win the support of the U.S. aristocracy, who had overwhelmingly favored Hillary Clinton during the Presidential contest, and who (and whose ‘news’media) have been trying to portray Trump as “Putin’s fool” or even as “Putin’s Manchurian candidate” and thus as an illegitimate President or even traitor who is beholden to ‘America’s enemy’ (which to them is Russia) for Trump’s having won the U.S. Presidency — which they had tried to block from happening.      

Read more: http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-the-u-s-aristocracy-are-demanding-donald-trump-has-reversed-his-national-security-policies-180-degrees/5585317

Mother of All Bombs – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Keep on writing Rosaliene

Three Worlds One Vision

Mother of All Bombs

I am Mother.
Created by Father.
A complex scientific birthing process, they say.
I weighed over twenty-one thousand pounds at birth.
Father spared no expense;
he happily paid the $314 million.

I carried you for nine months
in the womb, my child.
I almost lost you, you know.
They closed the clinic
where I used to get healthcare.

I am Mother.
Created by Father.
My over-pressure waves obliterate
everything & everyone within a one-mile radius.
Look at me with awe & trepidation.
I am Death.

Where is Father?
I am cold & hungry, Mother.
He abandoned us, my child—
to pursue his dreams
of dominating the world.

I am Mother.
Created by Father.
He dropped me from the sky
to plummet to the earth.
My body detonated into gazillion atoms.
My soul became a black hole.

I am beautiful.
I am strong.
I am invincible.
Created in Father’s image.
I…

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US Presidential Acts and the Media – By Yvonne Sam

US PRESEIDENTIAL ACTS and the MEDIA

By Yvonne Sam

The mainstream media has continued to do what it does best– distort reporting of the facts to produce gains that are beneficial to them, at the expense of the general public whom they claim to serve.  It is of little wonder that President Elect Donald Trump called them “the enemy of the people”.

Case in point shows the complete inaccuracy surrounding Trump’s executive order on immigration.  Thanks once again to the mainstream media and the Democrats. It was not a ban and the President was certainly not turning away all Muslims, but instead attempting to vet those attempting those attempting to enter America from the seven countries that President Obama had blacklisted as terrorist nations. Let the facts be shown and known, but the executive order of Donald Trump pales in stark comparison to what other presidents have done to control immigration and refugees seeking asylum.   Continue reading

The Lies We Tell Ourselves – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Bombed-out Street in Aleppo - Syria

On Thursday night, April 3rd, our president unilaterally and without congressional approval launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase, the alleged site of a chemical attack that targeted innocent civilians. The dust had not yet settled. No United Nations investigation of the heinous crime was conducted to determine the type of chemical weapons used and the perpetrators. But we – the defenders of democracy, peace, freedom, and humanitarianism – know, beyond all doubt, that Syria’s brutal dictator was responsible.

After killing innocent children and beautiful babies, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had to be sent a strong message. Military power is strength. Money is no problem.

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How Slavery Built American Universities – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

How Slavery Built American Universities

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

You are black and a freshman at Harvard University. You consider yourself privileged to be there. Harvard is after all a place of prestige and excellence and you worked hard to win a place. You are impressed that some of your law professors are also black. Then the unthinkable happened and your dreams are shattered. There is a crowd outside Wasserstein Hall and to your disgust you see that the portraits of black professors are defaced.

You are brought to tears. How could this happen in America? Why is there so much hate and racism and bigotry on campus, and of all places at Harvard? One upset student spoke to the Washington Times and said, ‘ I wasn’t surprised. This is part and parcel of what is happening here at Harvard and also at other institutions across the country.’   Continue reading

Washington’s False Flag: Chemical Weapons Attack pretext for expanded war – commentary

Washington’s False Flag: United Nations Confirmed that US Supported Syrian “Rebels” Were Using Chemical Weapons

Both Trump and Obama have blood on their hands. The Chemical Weapons Attack is being used as a “False Flag”, a pretext and a justification to wage an illegal war of aggression. 

The United Nations in a 2013 report confirms that Syrian opposition “rebels” (supported by Washington)“may have used chemical weapons against [Syrian] government forces.”

The UN report refutes Washington’s allegations that the government of Bashar al Assad was using chemical weapons against his own people.

What the UN mission findings confirm is that the US sponsored opposition “rebels” largely composed of Al Qaeda affiliated groups, financed and supported by the Western military alliance were responsible for these 2013 chemical weapons attacks.       Continue reading

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