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Friends of Israel

For AIPAC, it is crucial to appeal across the political spectrum. But Israel has become an increasingly divisive issue with the public.	Illustration by Matt Dorfman

The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence? On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room at the Capitol for a closed meeting with a dozen Democratic senators. The agenda of the meeting,…more »

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A Global Legal Intifada

“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone.

On Monday, Iran is hosting a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement urging global action to end what top Iranian officials have called the “genocide” in Gaza. Certainly meaningful action is desperately needed. And if Iran and other governments are serious about taking action and the charge of genocide, they have an avenue open to…more »

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Obama Warned On Syrian Intel

Secretary of State John Kerry departs for a Sept. 6 trip to Europe where he plans to meet with officials to discuss the Syrian crisis and other issues. (State Department photo)

Exclusive: Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt over the Aug. 21 chemical attack near Damascus, a dozen former U.S. military and intelligence officials are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT:…more »

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Chemical Hypocrisy – Lies And Disinformation On The Road To War

U.S. Dropped Depleted Uranium on Libya

With the latest allegations that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people in Syria, the world once again stands on the brink of outright military intervention in the country. As the calls for intervention by the usual suspects increases in intensity, military strikes on Damascus are looking more and more inevitable. And with these…more »

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The Broader Stakes Of Syrian Crisis

Photo by Debra Ellis

Though some intelligence analysts still doubt that the Syrian government launched a chemical attack, the political momentum for a U.S. retaliatory strike may be unstoppable. But the broader framework of the crisis involves the Israeli-Iranian dispute and the future of regional peace, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Amid the increased likelihood that President Barack Obama…more »

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U.S. And Israel Military Relationship Confirmed: $38 Million To Launch “Drill”

Photo by Ariel Harmoni / GPO

Introduction It does not seem likely that an investment of $38 million dollars was made solely for a “drill” as “Austere Challenge 12″ is current being booked. We can anticipate how future tax dollars are likely to be spent by the newly re-elected president given this recent investment. Please contact your representatives to voice your…more »

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Once Columbus


I love Columbus Day. Each year I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery. In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On Columbus Day, I reflect…more »

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Günter Grass: ‘What Must Be Said’

We Will Not Be Silent

Written by Günter Grass What must be said Why have I kept silent, held back so long, on something openly practiced in war games, at the end of which those of us who survive will at best be footnotes? It’s the alleged right to a first strike that could destroy an Iranian people subjugated by…more »

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Tanks or Tuition

US Bases in the Middle East

“You can’t successfully prepare for and prevent war.” ~ Einstein Military Tanks South of Santa Cruz Approximately 300 military tanks are seen moving on rails south of Santa Cruz, California. In the generally peaceful communities of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties it is easy to go about one’s business almost forgetting that the local economy…more »

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Blacked Out Story: US Troops Going To Israel

Photo by U.S.Navy 3rd Class Betsy Knapper

Written by Mark Wachtler, Owner/Senior Editor of Whiteout Press Blacked-Out Deployment Story January 2, 2012. Jerusalem. In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel. It took forever to find…more »

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