The Global War on Terror…

…or is it a global war of terror?

[ Ed. note – Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the war on terror in the context of a recently-published article by former CIA officer Philip Giraldi. Each year the US State Department publishes a report on terrorism that is basically a country-by-country review of terrorist incidents and also of efforts being made to combat terrorism. But of course the State Department has its own political biases on this subject, and, rather pointedly, seems oblivious to the fact that the US itself is now widely regarded as the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.

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New Tempest Erupts over ‘Russian Hacking’…plus a suggestion for Donald Trump

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By Richard Edmondson

The Obama administration has ordered a full intelligence review into alleged efforts by Russian hackers to influence the outcome of the presidential election, with the president, according to media reports, requesting that a report on the matter to be completed before he leaves office on January 20.

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Has Russia Embarrassed the US or did the US Embarrass Itself?

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By Richard Edmondson

The L.A. Times has published a piece complaining about alleged Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the presidential election and asserting, through unnamed officials, that such efforts are motivated by “personal animus” against Hillary Clinton. The Times also imputes on Russia’s part a desire to “raise doubts about the validity of U.S. democracy and leadership around the globe.”

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Veterans Forced to Repay Signing Bonuses…While Billions in Aid Continues Flowing to Israel

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Petition Launched to Stop Veterans from Having to Repay Bonuses

By  Richard Edmondson

Let’s say you recruit somebody to do a job for you. Because it’s a particularly dirty job, you’re having trouble finding people to fill the position…so… to sweeten the pot, you offer a $20,000 “signing bonus.” That’s in addition, of course, to the monthly salary you plan to pay them. The added incentive helps. People start signing their names on the dotted line to go to work for you.

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Enough Lies to Fill the Red Sea?

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The USS Mason–now fired upon three times in the past week, according to reports.

Shades of the Gulf of Tonkin? The USS Mason–purportedly fired upon 3 times in a week now

[ Ed. note – The USS Mason is a US Navy destroyer which has been deployed in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The ship has reportedly been fired upon three times in the past week–once on Sunday a week ago, again on Wednesday, and most recently, according to an article published today at RT, on Saturday. The presumed missiles launched at the ship are claimed to have been fired from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. The Houthis have denied it. The Houthis are often referred to as “the Iran-backed Houthis” in mainstream media reports, so naturally the implication is that the Iranians are behind it as well.

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Guest Post: ‘What If?’

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[ Ed. note – I listened to the BBC’s interview with Sergei Lavrov today. I don’t know the name of the gentleman who conducted the interview, but it was very much as if the man had “no ears to hear,” as Jesus would have put it. Lavrov patiently attempted to explain the situation in Syria– that foreign powers, including the US, have provided support to armed terrorist groups–but it was as if the interviewer had not heard a single word he said. The Russian foreign minister may as well have been talking to himself. To say that the BBC host was obtuse would perhaps be an understatement. It is outrageous that British taxpayers are forced to pay taxes to pay this man’s salary.

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