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The Existential Question Of Who To Trust

The Existential Question Of Who To Trust
Authored by Robert Parry via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The looming threat of World War III, a potential extermination event for the human species, is made more likely because the world’s public can’t count on supposedly objective experts to ascertain and evaluate facts. Instead, careerism is the order of the day among journalists, intelligence analysts and international monitors – meaning... Read More

Japanese Demand For Nuclear Shelters Soars Amid North Korea Tensions

Japanese Demand For Nuclear Shelters Soars Amid North Korea Tensions
While Hawaiian officials are pushing to re-open fallout shelters, the people of another island (considerably closer, and well within range) are actively preparing for a worst case scenario from North Korea. As Reuters reports, sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance... Read More

Ben Tanosborn Asks: Is Trump’s Redemption At Putin’s Expense?

Ben Tanosborn Asks: Is Trump’s Redemption At Putin’s Expense?
Authored by Ben Tanosborn, Donald Trump may have been told by his advisers that launching fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles, at a $15 million cost, against the small Shayrat air base in Syria was “necessary” and morally significant in retaliation for the recent chemical attack on Khan Sheikhun.  A way to show Bashar al-Assad America’s outrage at the dictator’s presumed deeds… even... Read More

Former CIA Officer: “The Intelligence Confirms The Russian Account On Syria”

Former CIA Officer: “The Intelligence Confirms The Russian Account On Syria”
Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, President Trump earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to attack Syria and kill about a dozen Syrians, but his rash act has all the earmarks of a “wag the dog” moment. Just two days after news broke of an alleged poison-gas attack in northern Syria, President Trump brushed aside advice from some U.S.... Read More

U.N. Official Visits North Dakota Says Issue Of Trash Left Behind Was Overblown And Implies Protesters’ Rights Violated

U.N. Official Visits North Dakota Says Issue Of Trash Left Behind Was Overblown And Implies Protesters’ Rights Violated
U.N. Official, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz On March 1st, a U.N. official at the request of Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault visited the Standing Rock Reservation. The U.N. official, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, was in North Dakota as part of her 10-day visit to the US. Meeting with different tribes, politicians and government officials around the US on behalf of “Native Americans” related issues. With... Read More

China Backs Russia To Veto Western-Backed UN Sanctions On Syria

China Backs Russia To Veto Western-Backed UN Sanctions On Syria
The Trump administration's early attempts to change, and restore, ties with Russia may be fading fast, but at least when it comes to relations between Russia and its western counterparts at the United Nations, absolutely nothing has changed. And, as has been the case for the past three years, the antagonism was on full front display when Russia, now without... Read More

Not The Onion: Saudi Crown Prince Receives CIA Medal For “Efforts Against Terrorism”

Not The Onion: Saudi Crown Prince Receives CIA Medal For “Efforts Against Terrorism”
We are sad to report that despite the change in administration, the "new" CIA is exactly the same as the "old" one. In a stunning mockery of fact, either real, "alternative" or gratuitously made up, on Friday the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, received a medal... Read More

ClimateGate 2 – NOAA Whistleblower Claims World Leaders Fooled By Fake Global Warming Data

ClimateGate 2 – NOAA Whistleblower Claims World Leaders Fooled By Fake Global Warming Data
Dr John Bates' disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the so-called 'Pausebuster' paper is the biggest scientific scandal since 'Climategate' in 2009 when, as Britain's Daily Mail reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a 'trick' to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming. Britain's Mail on Sunday... Read More

Gen. Flynn: “Today We Are Officialy Putting Iran On Notice”

Gen. Flynn: “Today We Are Officialy Putting Iran On Notice”
When Iran test fired a new ballistic missile on Sunday, an act it confirmed this morning, it was aware it was taking a calculated risk and, more importantly, was testing America's response and resolve to preserve Obama's nuclear deal. It got the answer this afternoon, when shortly before 2pm, President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said the United States... Read More

Frontrunning: December 27

Frontrunning: December 27
Monte dei Paschi Rescue Cost Jumps as Deposits Fall (WSJ) Russia finds first black box from Black Sea crash jet (Reuters) Prat-Gay Fired as Argentine Finance Minister After One Year (BBG) Fear of Trump Triggers Deep Spending Cuts by Nation's Second Largest Union (BBG) Xi’s Power Play Foreshadows Change in How China Is Ruled (WSJ) China to launch probe for... Read More