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Former CIA Man: ‘US Doesn’t Understand What It’s Doing in Syria’

Published on YouTube December 14, 2015

Ex-CIA agent and counter-terrorism expert Philip Giraldi discusses the Syrian situation on Sophie&Co with host Sophie Shevardnadze.

U.S. Agitating for War with Russia that Will Be Disastrous for Itself

OpEd News

by Pepe Escobar

December 16, 2015

Nobody needs to read Zbigniew "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski's 1997 opus to know US foreign policy revolves around one single overarching theme: prevent -- by all means necessary -- the emergence of a power, or powers, capable of constraining Washington's unilateral swagger, not only in Eurasia but across the world.

The Pentagon carries the same message embedded in newspeak: the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

Syria is leading all these assumptions to collapse like a house of cards. So no wonder in a Beltway under no visible chain of command -- the Obama administration barely qualifies as lame duck -- angst is the norm.

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What the UN Climate Accord in Paris Really Means

The New American

December 13, 2015

by Alex Newman

PARIS — After two weeks of negotiations at the United Nations COP21 global-warming summit, governments and dictatorships from around the world agreed to a massive deal to shackle the planet in the name of saving it. Among other goals, the pseudo-treaty aims to restructure the global economy, completely phase out cheap and abundant energy sources over the coming decades, redistribute the wealth of Western taxpayers to Third World regimes, and empower the UN to oversee a planetary “climate” regime. Imaging themselves to be Masters of the Universe despite the failure of every single UN “climate” model, the parties to the agreement even purported to decide that global temperatures would not rise above two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

Under the guise of saving humanity from the “gas of life,” as scientists refer to the beneficial gas carbon dioxide, the new international agreement purports to require comprehensive monitoring and tracking of CO2 emissions across the Western world. Over the coming years and decades, the UN agreement also purports to mandate radical reductions in those emissions, essentially shackling humanity — and especially the world's poor — in order to allegedly “save” it. To reduce man's CO2 “footprint,” governments also vowed to funnel huge amounts of wealth into expensive and unreliable so-called “green” energy (think Solyndra).

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John Kerry Meets the People on a Moscow Street

Posted to YouTube on December 15, 2015

Russia Today introduction:

Prior to the Kremlin meeting, John Kerry was spotted wandering along the tourist hot-spot Arbat Street in central Moscow. The US Secretary of State did some souvenir shopping and was warmly welcomed by locals and fellow visitors who recognized him in the street.

Hillary Pillories Trump on Muslim Ban

Brother Nathanael grew up in the U.S. as a Jew and converted to Christianity when he was a young man. He is now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and lives in Colorado.

Secretary of State Kerry to Meet Putin for Syria Talks

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Russia Today introduction: US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Russia at the request of the White House, with ending the Syrian conflict and countering terrorism dominating the agenda. The top US diplomat is also to hold a meeting with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

Hitler Speech on the Day Germany Declared War against the U.S.

Germany declared war on the U.S. on December 11, 1941. Here Hitler, at the Reichstag that day, tells his people just what he thinks of the U.S. and Roosevelt, who he says have been determined to provoke Germany into war.

Hitler's speech was 88 minutes long, but although it's one of the most significant speeches in history, Hawaii Political Info has not been able to find video of the entire talk on the Internet. Links to German and English transcripts appear below.


English transcript [Institute for Historical Review]

German Transcript [Metapedia]

Audio, in German, of entire December 11 Reichstag speech. No English translation provided.

The German Declaration of War with the U.S. (English) Dec 11, 1941

Trump Reveals His Kosher Side

Trump tells a Jewish audience of his loyalty to their people and Israel.

Tulsi Gabbard: 10 Reasons to End Our Illegal War in Syria

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

November 23, 2015

By Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI District 2 [non-urban Oahu & neighbor islands] Democrat)

As a veteran, I know that you cannot defeat your enemy while simultaneously strengthening them.

The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria. The first is the war against ISIS and other Islamic extremists, which Congress authorized after the terrorist attack on 9/11. The second war is the illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad.

That’s why I introduced a bipartisan bill that would bring an immediate end to the illegal, counter-productive war the U.S. is waging to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad.

Here are 10 reasons why we must end this war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad:

1. Because if we succeed in overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad, it will open the door for ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists to take over all of Syria. There will be genocide and suffering on a scale beyond our imagination. These Islamic extremists will take over all the weaponry, infrastructure, and military hardware of the Syrian army and be more dangerous than ever before.

2. Because overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad is the goal of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremist groups. We should not be allying ourselves with these Islamic extremists by helping them achieve their goal because it is against the security interests of the United States and all of civilization.

3. Because the money and weapons the CIA is providing to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad are going directly or indirectly into the hands of the Islamic extremist groups, including al-Qaeda affiliates, al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and others who are the actual enemies of the United States. These groups make up close to 90 percent of the so-called opposition forces, and are the most dominant fighters on the ground.

4. Because our efforts to overthrow Assad have increased and will continue to increase the strength of ISIS and other Islamic extremists, thus making them a bigger regional and global threat.

5. Because this war has exacerbated the chaos and carnage in Syria and, along with the terror inflicted by ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups fighting to take over Syria, continues to increase the number of Syrians forced to flee their country.

6. Because we should learn from our past mistakes in Iraq and Libya that U.S. wars to overthrow secular dictators (Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi) cause even more chaos and human suffering and open the door for Islamic extremists to take over in those countries.

7. Because the U.S. has no credible government or government leader ready to bring order, security, and freedom to the people of Syria.

8. Because even the ‘best case’ scenario—that the U.S. successfully overthrows the Syrian government of Assad—would obligate the United States to spend trillions of dollars and the lives of American service members in the futile effort to create a new Syria. This is what we have been trying to do in Iraq for twelve years, and we still have not succeeded. The situation in Syria will be much more difficult than in Iraq.

9. Because our war against the Syrian government of Assad is interfering with our being one-pointedly focused on the war to defeat ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the other Islamic extremists who are our actual enemy.

10. Because our war to overthrow the Assad government puts us in direct conflict with Russia and increases the likelihood of war between the United States and Russia and the possibility of another world war.

Our primary mission should be the war against ISIS, al Qaeda, and radical Islamic extremists that have operations both inside and outside of Syria and Iraq. Those groups have carried out attacks on American allies, and are currently threatening attacks on our homeland. This represents a clear and present danger to our citizens, and I support eliminating these radical Islamic terrorists through any means necessary. Working to remove Assad at this stage is counter-productive to what I believe our primary mission should be. For more info on the bill I introduced, click here.

Tulsi Gabbard Interview with Wolf Blitzer on Syria

Wolf Blitzer, a Jew, interviews Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a Hare Krishna, about the Syrian war. Blitzer uses the common mainstream tactic of trying to put words in an interviewee's mouth, which could later be used as, "Rep. . . . said . . . ," in which the politician looks stupid and clueless. Tulsi's on to Blitzer's game and avoids being pushed into the trap.

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