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  • Washington’s Secret Agendas | Paul Craig Roberts

    Sept. 28, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm...

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  • Dark Age America: The Senility of the Elites | John Michael Greer

    Sept. 24, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Regular readers of this blog will no doubt recall that, toward the beginning of last month, I commented on a hostile review of one of my books that had just appeared in the financial blogosphere. At the time, I noted that the mainstream media normally ignore the critics of business as usual, and suggested that my readers might want to watch for similar attac...

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  • Barbarism Versus Stupidism | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust Sept. 22, 2014 In my lifetime, the USA has not blundered into a more incoherent, feckless, and unfavorable foreign policy quandary than we see today. The U.S.-led campaign to tilt Ukraine to Euroland and NATO -- and away from the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union -- turned an “intelligence” fiasco into a strategic humiliation for the Obama White House. N...

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  • Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality | Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler

    Sept. 22, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which woul...

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  • Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust Sept. 18, 2014 A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yazidi sect in fact existed in northwest Iraq. Even in the Middle East itself, the Yazidis and their way of life have been an enigma, shrouded by mystery and mostly grasped through stereotypes and fictitious evidence. Yet in no time, the fate of the Yazidis became a rally c...

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  • Dark Age America: The End of the Old Order | John Michael Greer

    Sept. 17, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- Lately I’ve been rereading some of the tales of H.P. Lovecraft. He’s nearly unique among the writers of American horror stories, in that his sense of the terrible was founded squarely on the worldview of modern science. He was a steadfast atheist and materialist, but unlike so many believers in that creed, his attitude toward the cosmos revealed by science w...

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  • The Era of Bad Feeling | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust Sept. 15, 2014 There are times when events are in charge, not personalities. The unseen forces that hold the affairs of nations and economies in equilibrium dissolve, particles fly out of the many centers, and things heat up toward criticality. Glance in the rear-view mirror and say goodbye to the Era of Wishful Thinking. This was the time when the USA wa...

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  • Losing the Plot: Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust Sept. 10, 2014 Netanyahu’s war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly -- his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on Aug....

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  • Technological Superstitions | John Michael Greer

    Sept. 10, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- I'd meant to go straight on from last week’s post about völkerwanderung and the dissolution and birth of ethnic identities in dark age societies, and start talking about the mechanisms by which societies destroy themselves -- with an eye, of course, to the present example. Still, as I’ve noted here more than once, there are certain complexities involved in the...

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  • Washington’s War Against Russia | Paul Craig Roberts

    Sept. 14, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking. The Russian companies should be able to secur...

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  • 9/11 After 13 years | Paul Craig Roberts

    Sept. 10, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For 13 years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state. The corru...

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