Who Benefits From A War Between The United States And Syria?

Someone wants to get the United States into a war with Syria very, very badly. Cui bono is an old Latin phrase that is still commonly used, and it roughly means “to whose benefit?” The key to figuring out who is really behind the push for war is to look at who will benefit from that war. If a full-blown war erupts between the United States and Syria, it will not be good for the United States, it will not be good for Israel, it will not be good for Syria, it will not be good for Iran and it … Continue reading Who Benefits From A War Between The United States And Syria?

Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds

Congressional leaders decry lack of clear military objective Syrians inspect the rubble of damaged buildings due to heavy shelling by Syrian government forces / AP Syrians inspect the rubble of damaged buildings due to heavy shelling by Syrian government forces / AP BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz August 30, 2013 6:02 pm The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, said on Friday he has not made … Continue reading Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds

Nuremberg to spend €70 million on re-building Nazi rally grounds

Nuremberg plans to spend up to 70 million euro restoring the sprawling complex used by Adolf Hitler for his mass rallies, as debate continues in Germany over what to do with Nazi-era architecture. “This is a job of national importance, we cannot take it on alone,” said Ulrich Maly, the Social Democrat mayor of the Bavarian city, who added he would ask for federal funds to complete the project. A survey of the Nazi rally complex, which originally occupied 11 square kilometers (6 square miles), is set to be completed in the coming months, with a final estimate to be … Continue reading Nuremberg to spend €70 million on re-building Nazi rally grounds

Report: British spy group tracks European Web, phone communications

MUNICH — British officials have access to a majority of Internet and telephone communications flowing throughout Europe, and in some cases reaching to the United States and other parts of the world, according to new documents from American whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a new report in the German press. The British Government Communications Headquarters, equivalent to the National Security Agency where Mr. Snowden once worked as a contractor, can listen to phone calls, read emails and text messages, and see which websites Internet users from all around the world are visiting, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and public broadcaster … Continue reading Report: British spy group tracks European Web, phone communications

What Must Be Done To Save Fukushima & The Pacific

Since the admission by TEPCO that the plant has been leaking for the last 2+ years and that it continues to leak, there has been much international concern. Daiichi has massive amounts of groundwater passing through the plant grounds every day. The ground water is seeping into the reactor buildings and is becoming contamination with radioactive contamination. This is something no other nuclear site has had to deal with related to contamination or a meltdown. Fukushima differs greatly from both Hanford and Chernobyl, the two sites most frequently compared to the problem in Japan. Water Bypass TEPCO’s plan for a … Continue reading What Must Be Done To Save Fukushima & The Pacific

The US is building a bioweapons lab in Kazakhstan

According to International Reporting Project, “A state-of-the-art medical research laboratory is under construction in a suburb of Almaty, Kazakhstan’s business capital, using U.S. funds aimed at helping reorient former biological weapons-related research under the Soviet Union to peaceful public health uses, according to officials involved with the project.” The facility is slated to open in 2015 on the spot of a former Soviet-era anthrax laboratory. The following Salon article cautions that these dangerous diseases could fall in the ’wrong hands’, suggesting that the US and other western nations are ” keen to keep sensitive materials and knowledge in the right … Continue reading The US is building a bioweapons lab in Kazakhstan

Cheat Sheet on Syria

The U.S. is about to attack Syria. Here’s what you need to know: Bombing Syria will only strengthen the hardliners … and harm America’s national security. The top U.S. military commander says that attacking Syria would be risky and expensive. (Security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – agree that waging a war which is not absolutely essential to defend ourselves from imminent threats weakens national security and increases terrorism. Indeed, just spreading our resources too thin leaves us vulnerable to terrorists.) A Syrian war could be one the least popular wars in American history In fact, most of … Continue reading Cheat Sheet on Syria

The Banality of Empire

You have to ask: does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have a death wish, launching a chemical attack within miles of a U.N. chemical inspection team? He must. Like those cloistered mullahs in Qom, whom Zionist sage Benjamin Netanyahu claims would fire a nuclear warhead at Tel Aviv the moment one fell into their hands, a mere fait accompli. Even though Iran would be instantly vaporized by American WMDs. Even though all those coiling spires would turn to dust. Because, as Bibi makes clear, you have to set aside the survival instinct when you’re dealing with madmen. Framing the Enemy Assad, … Continue reading The Banality of Empire

Don’t Attack Syria: The United States Is In No Position To Claim Moral Authority

The Green Shadow Cabinet is alarmed by reports that the United States is planning an imminent military attack on Syria, and implores the Obama administration to refrain from an action that at best would be illegal, unconstitutional and immoral, and at worst, would result in catastrophic consequences. The Obama administration is claiming that it has a moral responsibility to launch a “punitive” strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, and seems anxious to go forward with targeted cruise missile attacks which would likely come from U.S. naval vessels already positioned in the area. This, despite the call … Continue reading Don’t Attack Syria: The United States Is In No Position To Claim Moral Authority

Why Coca-Cola’s New Ad Campaign May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Coke has rolled out an ad campaign, disguised as public service announcements. Here’s what you should know. It was laughable when Coca-Cola launched a campaign to fight obesity. And even more laughable when the king of soda’s anti-obesity campaign shifted all the blame for those extra pounds to lack of exercise and chairs (yes, chairs). But now, the company that donated $1.7 million to defeat last year’s GMO labeling initiative in California has gone from laughable to dangerous. In the wake of declining sales of its Diet Coke brand, Coke has rolled out an ad campaign carefully and deceptively crafted … Continue reading Why Coca-Cola’s New Ad Campaign May Be Dangerous to Your Health