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What Did We Accomplish in Iraq?

August 17, 2014

We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack.

This month, yet another US president – the fifth in a row – began bombing Iraq. He is also placing US troops on the ground despite promising not to do so.

The second Iraq war in 2003 cost the US some two trillion dollars. According to estimates, more than one million deaths have occurred as a result of that war. Millions of tons of US bombs have fallen in Iraq almost steadily since 1991.

What have we accomplished? Where are we now, 24 years later? We are back where we started, at war in Iraq!

The US overthrew Saddam Hussein in the second Iraq war and put into place a puppet, Nouri al-Maliki. But after eight years, last week the US engineered a coup against Maliki to put in place yet another puppet. The US accused Maliki of misrule and divisiveness, but what really irritated the US government was his 2011 refusal to grant immunity to the thousands of US troops that Obama wanted to keep in the country.

Early this year, a radical Islamist group, ISIS, began taking over territory in Iraq, starting with Fallujah. The organization had been operating in Syria, strengthened by US support for the overthrow of the Syrian government. ISIS obtained a broad array of sophisticated US weapons in Syria, very often capturing them from other US-approved opposition groups. Some claim that lax screening criteria allowed some ISIS fighters to even participate in secret CIA training camps in Jordan and Turkey.

This month, ISIS became the target of a new US bombing campaign in Iraq. The pretext for the latest US attack was the plight of a religious minority in the Kurdish region currently under ISIS attack. The US government and media warned that up to 100,000 from this group, including some 40,000 stranded on a mountain, could be slaughtered if the US did not intervene at once. Americans unfortunately once again fell for this propaganda and US bombs began to fall. Last week, however, it was determined that only about 2,000 were on the mountain and many of them had been living there for years! They didn’t want to be rescued!

This is not to say that the plight of many of these people is not tragic, but why is it that the US government did not say a word when three out of four Christians were forced out of Iraq during the ten-year US occupation? Why has the US said nothing about the Christians slaughtered by its allies in Syria? What about all the Palestinians killed in Gaza or the ethnic Russians killed in east Ukraine?

The humanitarian situation was cynically manipulated by the Obama administration — and echoed by the US media — to provide a reason for the President to attack Iraq again. This time it was about yet another regime change, breaking Kurdistan away from Iraq and protection of the rich oil reserves there, and acceptance of a new US military presence on the ground in the country.

President Obama has started another war in Iraq and Congress is completely silent. No declaration, no authorization, not even a debate. After 24 years we are back where we started. Isn’t it about time to re-think this failed interventionist policy? Isn’t it time to stop trusting the government and its war propaganda? Isn’t it time to leave Iraq alone?

Greek Cabbies in Dire Straits amid Country's New, Even Heavier, Taxes

Hawaii Political Info introduction:: Greek cabbies are spotlighted in this story on the devastation the worldwide economic crisis is having on them. Greece is particularly affected by the crisis, although the peoples of the US and the EU are also experiencing a major impact on their quality of life.

Unfortunately this report doesn't say where the money from the major new taxes and austerity measures is going. It is being sucked up to benefit the international banks and their consortiums which are run by Jews. Nor does the story mention who is designing the taxes and austerity measures imposed on the Greeks—again, the international banks and their consortiums, such as the IMF.

But Russia also is subject to Jewish interests, although perhaps not to the degree of the US and the EU—at least for the time being.

The troika frequently mentioned in this report, but never defined (why not?) is the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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Russia Today introduction: Greek taxi drivers are up in arms against heavy new taxes, as the country’s workers endure massive unemployment and painful austerity. With widespread discontent, they say that their government has failed them. RT's Marina Kosareva reports from Athens.

Published on YouTube by Russia Today Aug 17, 2014


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Tracing America’s Enslavement To Jewish Bankers [RealJewNews] Jun 14, 2011

Paul Craig Roberts' Best Interview

Dr. Roberts says that among all his interviews, this one with Andrew Mazzone is the best.

August 16, 2014


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Schatz Still Ahead of Hanabusa after Yesterday's Vote

Margin continues to be less than 1 percent.

KHON-TV

By Web Staff, Nestor Garcia, Manolo Morales and Gina Mangieri

August 15, 2014

Despite several setbacks in the primary election process, Sen. Brian Schatz has won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat.

After the first printout Friday night, Schatz received 115,397 votes or 48.5% versus challenger Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s 113,628 votes or 47.8%.

The second and final printout included eight absentee ballots that were dropped off in-person Friday. Four were for Schatz and four were for Hanabusa. The previous tally listed 12 ballots, but four were not valid, according to officials.

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Jews and Organized Crime

The leading role played by Jews in organized crime has long been suppressed in the U.S. and worldwide by the Jewish-dominated press and Hollywood. Prominent "mafia" kingpins Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel (first name Benjamin), among numerous others, were Jews.

David Duke explains the appalling situation, saying even Julian Assange, who has shown strong support for Jews in the past, said that The New York Times and other mainstream media sources have refused to publish information from WikiLeaks showing Israel and Jews in a bad light.

Statehood Day Worth Celebrating

By Keli'i Akina, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

August 15, 2014

As an American, I am proud that Hawaii is a state of the union. The 50th state represents our nation’s breadth and diversity. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, we span the globe, not for domination, but for beneficence. What we practice and live within our borders – being “one nation under God, indivisible…” - extends across the world “ …with liberty and justice for all.”

As a Hawaiian, I am proud to be part of the great people of the United States. No other nation could better fulfill the aspirations of Hawaiians as expressed in the 1840 Constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom: “God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the earth, in unity and blessedness. God has also bestowed certain rights alike on all men…” These are the values embedded within America’s most cherished document, the Declaration of Independence.

In 1959, Governor Neil Blaisdell presided over the greatest celebration Hawaii’s people had ever seen, following a resounding 95 percent plus affirmation of statehood by all the people of Hawaii. Moloka’i, with a preponderantly native Hawaiian population, led the way in the vote!

Today, we would do well to celebrate again the great union of the United States and Hawaii. Current detractors who seek to undo this union are truly a minority, although a vocal one. I have traveled throughout these islands, visited the Hawaiian Homestead lands, spoken with those who are too shy to go to public hearings, talked with aged kupuna and young workers. The silent, yet vast majority of ethnic Hawaiians, like myself, are proud to be Hawaiian and proud to be American. That’s worth celebrating, and it’s worth celebrating in the company of all Americans, from multiple ethnic backgrounds, who can all rightly call themselves Hawaiians.

Video: Changing Hawaii

In this installment of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Fred Hemmings, former surfing champion, state senator, and informal Hawaii Goodwill Ambassador. Drawing on Hemmings’ vast knowledge of Hawaii’s history and culture, Dr. Akina and Mr. Hemmings discuss a number of current issues, from historical revisionism to the question of why Native Hawaiian successes are so often overlooked. Mr. Hemmings’ insights on change in Hawaii politics (or the lack thereof) provide a unique perspective on the state’s political climate.

Greg Brannon, M.D., 'The Path to Liberty'

Dr. Brannon knows the U.S. Constitution well. Here he says that every issue has two questions: Who is sovereign? and What is the legitimate role of the government?


Follow-up videos:

Introduction to Path to Liberty, Ep 2 [YouTube] (5 min) Jul 17, 2014

Path to Liberty, Ep 3 [YouTube] (40 min) Jul 19, 2014

Path to Liberty, Ep 4 [YouTube] (40 min) Aug 11, 2014

Aerial Survey of Puna Damage

A look at the damage Tropical Storm Iselle wreaked on the Puna area of the Big Island.

Published on YouTube Aug 11, 2014

James Bamford Describes His Wired Interview with Edward Snowden

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