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According to the mainstream Western media, a ‘civil war’ is raging in Syria. Campaigning groups like the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1) make extravagant claims about huge numbers of casualties (they claim that around 20,000 people have already died) at the hands of the Syrian state security forces. Independent journalists, it is alleged, are not allowed to report directly from Syria, and the regime does not permit free press activities.

From such accounts, visitors might expect to find a country shocked and paralyzed by war, full of destruction. But when I arrived in Damascus on 12 July with a journalist visa to report for ZUERST! I saw none of these things. I took the land route from Beirut to Damascus, although a lot of people had told me the route wasn’t safe, because Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels had declared that they controlled around 85% of Syria. But when I crossed the Lebanese-Syrian border, I witnessed the normal border traffic – no masses of refugees, no panic, no fights. The route to Damascus had several Syrian Army checkpoints, but was calm and safe.

I returned to Damascus via the city of al Tel, which the FSA had occupied briefly until the Syrian army re-took the city. One could still see the traces of the rebel forces and their supporters – notably graffiti on walls celebrating not freedom or democracy, but rather extremist Muslim preachers. There were also threats daubed on shops – “Go on strike or burn!” – painted by rebels seeking to force the shop owners to go on strike to place pressure on the government. Western policymakers have a woefully wrong notion of Syria’s “Arab Spring”. There is little or no liberal, progressive opposition; even the FSA is an assembly of different militia groups, including jihadis, mercenaries and criminals.

You see folks, the CIA are just larping.

socialistexan:

Really? REALLY?!


You’re surprised?

Israel will make anything about Iran if it serves their war mongering agenda.

In the above video, Officer Jack McLamb discusses the growing number of soldiers who are “committing suicide.”   Football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, discovered the true reason the United States is engaged in these foreign wars.  He planned on making this information common knowledge upon returning to the states.  Only a few days after making this announcement, Pat Tillman was assassinated with three bullets to the forehead.

An excerpt from a letter by Pat Tillman’s father to the Army investigator: “You are a General, there is no way a man like you, with your intelligence, education, military, experience, responsibilities (primarily for difficult situations), and rank… believes the conclusions reached in the March 31, 2005 Briefing Book. But your signature is on it.  I assume, therefore, that you are part of this shameless bulls__t.  I embarrassed myself by treating you with respect.  I thought your rank deserved it and anticipated something different from the new and improved investigation. I won’t act so hypocritically if we meet again.” “In sum: F__k you… and yours.” Read the letters here: Pat Tillman Sr Letters

The whole Pat Tillman thing was quite strange and although this article discusses that story in detail, I’m more about talking the poppie fields.

And the fact that the war on terror is really just a war for drugs perpetuated by the governments of the west and europe for economic and civil control of the Middle East.

It’s becoming increasingly apparent as you research the issue that there is no real war on terror.  It was just used as a means to steal your freedom ( the last of what you had left) and fear you into allowing the Imperial Army Of the Military Industrial Complex continue it’s conquest of Earth, her people and her resources.

And we wonder why other nations are taking the #1 spots away from the United States eh?

abokononist:thepeoplesrecord:

Texas spends $25 million rebuilding mansion as Gov. Perry seeks education, healthcare cuts
July 13, 2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting set to return to his official residence in downtown Austin after a $25 million rebuilding, even as he asks state agencies to say how they can cut spending 10 percent in the next budget.

Perry, the former Republican presidential candidate who in 2011 signed a two-year plan that shortchanged schools by $5 billion, will decamp this month from a rental home to resume life in the high-security governor’s mansion. A June 2008 arson fire destroyed much of the two-story brick home built in 1856.

Perry, 62, has made limits on spending a central theme of his years at the helm of the second most populous U.S. state, and stressed fiscal restraint as a national candidate. While Texas revenue is 14 percent above last year, the governor has asked agencies not to seek bigger budgets and to show how 10 percent cuts would affect operations. This week, Perry refused to expand Medicaid to serve more low-income residents.

“I find it interesting that a state that can’t provide children’s health care or taking care of the poor can always find an unexpected $25 million laying around for a favored project,” said Bill Aleshire, a lawyer and former Travis County commissioner in Austin. Lawmakers approved the funding in 2009.

“Of course the mansion needed to be repaired — I just don’t get the same sense of frugality” that’s applied to state spending for other purposes, said Aleshire, a Democrat.

For their $21.5 million, plus $3.5 million in public donations, taxpayers got inch-thick longleaf pine floors, an added wing and a geothermal heating and cooling system that required digging 40 350-foot (107 meter) wells. The cost of restoring the 25-room house would be enough to pay for almost 11 million student lunches at Austin’s high schools.

Perry spokeswoman Steffany Duke didn’t respond to questions about the beefed-up security at the home. Those measures led to closing Colorado Street to cars in front of the mansion, raising the height of a brick perimeter wall and adding a guardhouse to screen visitors.

A statement on the governor’s website says that “the integrity of the preservation process, strong collaboration and transparency and a high-quality, cost-efficient restoration are the top priorities” for the group that led the rebuilding. The reopening of its public spaces will add to an area that includes the state Capitol, which attracts 1.5 million visitors a year.

The project introduced fire sprinklers, access for the handicapped to public spaces and, with the 1,500-square-foot addition, expanded the living quarters in the house that has served 40 governors. Perry and his wife, Anita, moved out of the building in October 2007, to make way for renovations that also relocated the mansion’s historic contents, including furniture, artwork and light fixtures — sparing them from the blaze that engulfed the structure less than a year later.

In the intervening years, the Perrys stayed in a 6,400-square-foot, five-bedroom home that rents for $8,500 a month in a gated city neighborhood.

During negotiations to set the two-year budget through August 2013, Perry pressed lawmakers for deeper spending cuts and limits on using reserve funds to bridge a deficit projected to be at least $15 billion. The final spending plan called for $5 billion less for schools than had been mandated, based on previous funding and student population.

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It’s actually quite unsurprising that Globalist Scum Bags do shit that only Globalist Scum Bags would do.

Rick Perry thinks he’s the reincarnation of one of the 12 apostles.  Look that shit up, he’s fuckin’ crazy.

So, they don’t see the difference between cutting education and re-modeling a Mansion.  Actually the Mansion is more important.  Where else would he entertain his Globalist Scum Bag friends?

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The CIA should stop LARPING in foreign countries as members of Arab groups like the non-existantAl-Qaeda.

It’s pretty lame, and we all know you guys are just wearing costumes, I bet your accents are all shitty too.

whatsyrdamagex:

witchsistah:

stfuconservatives:

bbc03indisguise:

nefariousnewt:

kfadich:

conskirs:

Huh.  Makes sense.  Likely not written by a liberal.

Oh that is just hysterical.Some of us did all of that and then some. And yet, there was poverty. Ever been so poor that you don’t eat? Or that you sleep in your car? I have. Been that poor and working. So shut the fuck right up. Because I am sick of the shame you idiots would place on those with less than you.

is a good idea.
is problematic. First, you have to be able to get a job, and not just any job, but a decent job, and then you have to hold on to it and hope the job is not a) outsourced or b) cut to reduce costs.
is also problematic. It assumes that marriage won’t come with high costs, is stable, and that having a baby after the age of 21 is somehow cheaper.
Think tanks: inaptly named.

Funny because when I was a kid, my mother had a master’s degree and had waited until she was 29 and married to my father before they had me. And we were still broke as fuck and on WIC.
WIthout having seen the original report, I am going to chalk this one up to a shitty tumblr understanding of statistics, rather than a problem with the Brookings Institute’s actual analysis.

K yeah, have some charts:


So you can be a high school grad, working full time, and still not be able to afford an apartment for you and your spouse and baby.


And if you were born poor in America, there is only a 29% chance of you EVER escaping your socioeconomic class.
So how do you avoid poverty in America? The Mitt Romney way: be born rich!

There y’all go with facts an’ shit.

If it were that easy, there would be very little poverty. 

The problem is just simple. That’s a bunch of bullshit. You cannot quantify all the factors that make you poor into 3 things. Show me 800 of these peer reviewed studies and maybe I’ll believe you.

whatsyrdamagex:

witchsistah:

stfuconservatives:

bbc03indisguise:

nefariousnewt:

kfadich:

conskirs:

Huh.  Makes sense.  Likely not written by a liberal.

Oh that is just hysterical.

Some of us did all of that and then some. And yet, there was poverty.

Ever been so poor that you don’t eat? Or that you sleep in your car?

I have. Been that poor and working. So shut the fuck right up. Because I am sick of the shame you idiots would place on those with less than you.

    1. is a good idea.
    2. is problematic. First, you have to be able to get a job, and not just any job, but a decent job, and then you have to hold on to it and hope the job is not a) outsourced or b) cut to reduce costs.
    3. is also problematic. It assumes that marriage won’t come with high costs, is stable, and that having a baby after the age of 21 is somehow cheaper.

Think tanks: inaptly named.

Funny because when I was a kid, my mother had a master’s degree and had waited until she was 29 and married to my father before they had me. And we were still broke as fuck and on WIC.

WIthout having seen the original report, I am going to chalk this one up to a shitty tumblr understanding of statistics, rather than a problem with the Brookings Institute’s actual analysis.

K yeah, have some charts:

So you can be a high school grad, working full time, and still not be able to afford an apartment for you and your spouse and baby.

And if you were born poor in America, there is only a 29% chance of you EVER escaping your socioeconomic class.

So how do you avoid poverty in America? The Mitt Romney way: be born rich!

There y’all go with facts an’ shit.

If it were that easy, there would be very little poverty.

The problem is just simple. That’s a bunch of bullshit.

You cannot quantify all the factors that make you poor into 3 things.

Show me 800 of these peer reviewed studies and maybe I’ll believe you.

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This is from 2009.  The current movements by Israel and the United States pretty much mirror this report:

The document, “Which Path to Persia?” published by the corporate-funded Brookings Institute, and signed by Kenneth Pollack, Daniel Byman, Martin Indyk, Suzanne Maloney, Michael O’Hanlon, and Bruce Riedel, who often make their way onto corporate-media networks as “experts,” clearly states that Iran is neither reckless nor likely to deploy nuclear weapons in any way but as a deterrence to Western-led military intervention. The fear is not of waking up one day to a nuclear holocaust with Israel “wiped off the map,” but rather waking up one day and realizing the US and Israel no longer hold uncontested hegemony across the Middle East.



On page 24 of the Brookings Institute report, it is stated, “most of Iran’s foreign policy decisionmaking since the fall of the Shah could probably be characterized as “aggressive but not reckless,”” before adding the baseless caveat, “but Washington cannot categorically rule out the possibility that there are truly insane or ideologically possessed Iranian leaders who would attempt far worse if they were ever in a position to do so.”

 There you have it folks.

Well let’s look at military conflicts that Iran [u]started[/u] in the last 100 years.

Other than internal rebellions, Iran has not been in an actual armed conflict with another nation since the Iraq-Iran War, in which Iran was invaded.

Sure, it’s perhaps had some though talking points.  We know that the real people in charge of Iran ( the religious dictatorship) isn’t a peace loving, wanting person.  However that does not give us the authority to invade their land and cause hundreds of thousands of civilians deaths in the process.  Simply to remove a dictator the US helped put in place.

If we are speaking strictly from a military aggression standpoint, I would argue that the United States has been far more “aggressive” in it’s Middle Eastern Foreign Military Policy than Iran ever has been.

Employing primary source materials and what now is seen by most in the world as history, Iran has finacially supported Hezbollah and Hamas. As many countries including the US always strives for plausible denial and we all know every country in the world uses propoganda and BS, including Iran and the US, the fact remains, there is as much proof of Irans finacial ties to terrorist organizations as there is proof against it.


By it’s own definitions the CIA, the FBI, the NSA are all terrorist organizations which not only used tactics on it’s enemies, but also it’s own citizens in the form of fear propaganda and unlawful acts.  It’s historically supported the the United States has had a hand in placing most if not all of the dictators they’ve currently been on a crusade of removing.  All the way back to the 1950’s.

When I look at the odds of the United States having good reason to start a war and telling the truth about it’s “enemies”, I can’t help but stack those odds against it’s historical precedence of meddling in other nation’s affairs for it’s own benefit.

"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a clear and unified message coming out of their meeting in Washington, D.C. Monday: They are looking for a political solution in Syria and won’t consider putting international troops there unless the Syrian regime agrees.

Clinton and Davotoglu spent the afternoon preparing for the upcoming inaugural meeting of the “Friends of Syria” group this weekend in Tunisia.  Following the meeting, they both urged the international community to support the Arab League’s recommendations for Syria following their Sunday meeting in Cairo, which included a request for a U.N.-Arab peacekeeping force in Syria. But Clinton said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who the State Department accuses of murdering civilians, would have to agree first.”

So you mean to tell me that the US wants to “help” the people of Syria, yet want permission from Assad to put boots on the ground.  Clearly they know something we don’t.

Perhaps it’s that the CIA and Muslim Brotherhood have been creating havoc in the country by fighting security forces in order to destabilize the region?

Probably.

gypsymothsradiotalk:

Dr. Mossadegh in military court after 1953 coup d’état in Iran.

This picture breaks my heart. Literally dampened my mood.

You fuckers fucked my country up and now you wanna nuke the shit out of it. Seriously, fuck you. All the middle fingers. When will you leave us alone?

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I have to agree.  Iran should be left the fuck alone to overthrow it’s own dictator.  We should mind our own fucking business in that part of the world.

Fuck imperialism.

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baseballlibertarian:

And this is mass murder courtesy of the United States government. 

New York Times:

Mohammad Daim Kakar, the director general of Afghanistan’s disaster assistance agency, confirmed that camp officials, parents and religious leaders in two of the camps in Kabul had reported the deaths of 21 children from the cold, as well as two elderly adults. The New York Times, quoting similar sources, found 22 cases of children under 5 who had died there as of last week, with a 23rd case reported on Sunday.

That’s a small glimpse of the living conditions in the country we’ve been tearing apart. But what’s more, if you read the story, is that the Afghan official basically called these bereaved villagers liars, accusing them of vying for more aid. And that’s the kind of government we’re propping up.

 Un believable.