March into War, who is in charge of OZ


Tallinn (AFP) – The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine.

“We will temporarily stage one armoured brigade combat team’s vehicles and associated equipment in countries in central and eastern Europe,” US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said at a joint press conference with three Baltic defence ministers on the eve of NATO ministerial talks.

“This pre-positioned European activity set includes tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, artillery,” he said, adding that Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland had “agreed to host company- to battalion-sized elements of this equipment” which would be “moved around the region for training and exercises.”

“While we do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia, we will defend our allies,” Carter added.

The Pentagon said the deployment of 250 heavy weaponry would include 90 Abrams tanks, 140 Bradley armoured vehicles, and 20 self-propelled howitzers.

“The American move sends a signal to Russia, US allies and other global powers that the US is a leading global military power able to counter Russian threats in the region — that it’s not a power in decline,” Marcin Terlikowski, a security analyst with the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), told AFP.


German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) and her US counterpart Ashton Carter review an hono …

The US announcement comes as NATO vowed Monday to step up its military presence in eastern Europe against the backdrop of the conflict in Ukraine.

Ukrainian rebels on Tuesday accused government forces of killing three civilians in attacks launched hours before the start of crunch talks in Paris on ways to halt the 15-month separatist war.

Kiev’s Western-backed military command meanwhile reported the death of one soldier and accused the pro-Russian rebels of heavy mortar and artillery fire.

The ongoing bloodshed underscores a repeated failure by diplomats to find a way out of a crisis that has killed 6,500 people in a little over a year.

Entering the Paris talks, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the recent deaths “shows that the ceasefire isn’t just fragile but that the daily violations are becoming more frequent.”


US Secretary of Defense Asthon Carter talks with soldiers of the German-Dutch Corps during his visit …

“Without a ceasefire, all the other factors won’t come together,” warned the minister ahead of talks with his French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts.

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Leaks contradict Israel’s claim Iran was close to bomb

Netanyahu Lies proved by Mossad whistleblowers

London (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his secret services, according to reports Monday citing leaked documents.

The inconsistency was revealed in a cache of communications between South African intelligence services and their global partners — including Israel’s Mossad and America’s CIA — that were leaked to Qatar-based news network Al-Jazeera and Britain’s The Guardian daily.

In 2012 Netanyahu told world leaders at the United Nations that Iran could create a nuclear weapon within a year, brandishing a diagram in the form of a lit bomb to indicate the advanced state of Tehran’s development effort.

He warned the world that unless Iran was stopped, as of mid-2013 it would only need “a few months, or even a few weeks” of additional uranium enrichment activity to develop a bomb.

But weeks after the speech, Mossad shared a report with South African intelligence which concluded Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons,” according to the Guardian.

The discrepancy, the paper said, “highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.”

The revelations come at a politically sensitive moment as the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany face a March 31 deadline to reach a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions.

Iran denies seeking an atomic bomb, insisting that its nuclear programme is purely for peaceful energy purposes.

An Israeli government official told the Guardian that there was no contradiction between Netanyahu’s statements and the report, claiming both state Iran was enriching uranium to produce weapons.

The leaked documents dating from 2006 to late 2014 consist mainly of communications between South Africa’s intelligence agency and other agencies around the world, such as Britain’s MI6, Russian intelligence and the CIA.

Jim Frederick author of “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” dies at 42? click here

Jim Frederick, a former foreign correspondent and editor whose 2010 book about an atrocity committed by American soldiers in Iraq was praised for its thorough reporting and acuity in parsing the psychological erosion of men in war, died on July 31 in Oakland, Calif. He was 42.

The cause was cardiac arrhythmia and arrest, said his wife, Charlotte Greensit.

Mr. Frederick spent most of his career at Time Inc. as a reporter and editor for Money and Time magazines. At Time, he was the Tokyo bureau chief, a senior editor based in London, managing editor of and managing editor of Time International before leaving the company in 2013.

His book “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” explores a grievous crime committed by four American soldiers: the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in their small house in the village of Yusufiya, south and west of Baghdad, in March 2006.

Without blinking and without excusing, Mr. Frederick documented the intense and withering experience of a group of men who were poorly commanded, overwhelmed with stress and witness to myriad bloody calamities, including the deaths of comrades. One of the book’s most noted strengths was in demonstrating the state of mind of men who have seemingly been stripped of all sense of their humanity. Rest of story here….


Ronald Reagan-Address on Federal Tax Reduction Legislation (July 27, 1981)

The most prosperous times America has enjoyed was when the Corporate and marginal Tax Rates were at it’s highest. 
There is absolutely NO data proving low tax rates brings on prosperity. Moreover there is also no data supporting giving the wealthy, (the so called job creators) massive tax cuts that trickles down to the masses and “And rising tides floats all boats”
The opposite is true actually based on DATA and actual results. 
When you have Ben Stein on Fox and Friends of all places state this very truth (then he begs not to be killed for saying it) you know it’s telling……..


More Things Change the more they Stay the Same

Mid-May marks two key anniversaries in the conflict between the United States and Mexico that set in motion the Civil War—and led to California, Texas, and eight other states joining the Union.

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On May 13, 1846, the United States Congress declared war on Mexico after a request from President James K. Polk. Then, on May 26, 1848, both sides ratified the peace treaty that ended the conflict.

In between those dates was enough drama to last for generations and the appearance of some familiar names that would dominate the Civil War, from President Abraham Lincoln to General Robert E. Lee.

To save space and make a long story short, the conflict centered on the independent Republic of Texas, which opted to join the United States after establishing its independence from Mexico a decade earlier.

The new U.S. president, James K. Polk, also wanted Texas as part of the United States, and his predecessor, John Tyler, had a late change of heart and started the admission process before he left office. Polk and others saw the acquisition of Texas, California, Oregon, and other territories as part of the nation’s Manifest Destiny to spread democracy over the continent.

The U.S. also tried to buy Texas and what was called “Mexican California” from Mexico, which was seen as an insult in Mexico, before war broke out.

Mexico considered the annexation of Texas as an act of war, and after border skirmishes, President Polk asked for the war declaration, since in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, only Congress can declare a war.

In the fighting that followed, the mostly volunteer United States military secured control of Mexico after a series of battles, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848.

It was the first large-scale success of a United States military force on foreign soil.

Mexico received a little more than $18 million in compensation from the United States as part of the treaty.

The pact set a border between Texas and Mexico, and ceded California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, most of Arizona and Colorado, and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming to the United States.

In today’s terms, those 10 states account for 136 electoral votes, more than half of the votes needed to secure a win a presidential election.

It also cut the territorial size of Mexico in half.

On the surface, the war’s outcome seemed like a bonanza for the United States. But the acquisition of so much territory with the issue of slavery unresolved lit the fuse that set off the Civil War in 1861.

The underlying issue of how adding new states and territories would alter the balance between free and slave states was critical.

The Missouri Compromise of 1850 attempted to appease Southern concerns about the shifting balances, but the die was cast as the nation headed toward the Civil War in 1861.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo also set in motion a whole range of issues for Mexican-Americans and Native Americans.

During the conflict, one of the vocal objectors in the Whig party was Representative Abraham Lincoln from Illinois. Key players on the political side included Jefferson Davis and Stephen Douglas.

On the battlefield, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and Stonewall Jackson were among the dozens of commanders who would later emerge in the Civil War.

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Citrus County Best Students Honored at Elks Club Sunday Evening

The Elks Club in Homosassa honored Citrus County Best Students on Sunday evening with a dinner and an award ceremony. Students of the months for the past several months and the current month were honored, as well as the students of the year. The audio of the evening  and the pictures will be below. Winners were from Crystal River High School, Lecanto High School and Rock Crusher Elementary School.  

Citrus County Elks Awards Students for Outstanding Achievements

Bin Laden Raid files HIDDEN FOREVER


The top U.S. special operations commander, Adm. William McRaven, ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon’s inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. An acknowledgement by Adm. William McRaven of his actions was quietly removed from the final version of an inspector general’s report published weeks ago. A spokesman for the admiral declined to comment. imageThe CIA, noting that the bin Laden mission was overseen by then-CIA Director Leon Panetta before he became defense secretary, said that the SEALs were effectively assigned to work temporarily for the CIA, which has presidential authority to conduct covert operations. “Documents related to the raid were handled in a manner consistent with the fact that the operation was conducted under the direction of the CIA director,” agency spokesman Preston Golson said in an emailed statement. “Records of a CIA operation such as the (bin Laden) raid, which were created during the conduct of the operation by persons acting under the authority of the CIA Director, are CIA records.” Golson said it is “absolutely false” that records were moved to the CIA to avoid the legal requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. The records transfer was part of an effort by McRaven to protect the names of the personnel involved in the raid, according to the inspector general’s draft report. But secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell The Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and would represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny.

Here’s the picture then, the most wanted man in history for a period of over ten years, is finally found, could be taken alive, but isn’t, then the body is buried at sea, which according to the propaganda machine is the custom for desert countries in that area, I mean how many lies and absurdities is the public going to continue to follow? Probably until the major outlets start pounding home the real facts, if they don’t then the continued decline and ultimate demise of the great American experiment known as the United States will be upon us before we know it.image


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Sanjay Gupta Changed His Mind About Marijuana

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, says he was wrong to ignore marijuana’s medical potential when he wrote an opinion piece in 2009 called “Why I would Vote No on Pot.”

Gupta filmed a documentary that aired on CNN on Sunday, August 11, and earlier this week wrote an editorial on in which he admitted that the research for the movie changed his mind about the drug and its medicinal effects.

After traveling the world, meeting with medical experts and medical marijuana patients, Gupta concludes “we have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that.”

Here are Gupta’s reasons for his change of stance:

  1. Marijuana laws are not based on science. Gupta wrote: “Not because of sound science, but because of its absence, marijuana was classified as a schedule 1 substance” at the urging of Assistant Secretary of Health, Roger Egeberg in 1970.
  2. Gupta notes that marijuana doesn’t have a “high potential for abuse” and it doesn’t lead people to use other drugs. “We now know that while estimates vary, marijuana leads to dependence in around 9 to 10% of its adult users.” Cocaine, classified as a (less addictive) schedule 2 substance, hooks 20% of those who use it. Around 25% of heroin users and 30% of tobacco users become addicted.
  3. In some medical cases, marijuana is “the only thing that works.” Gupta met with one woman in Colorado who used marijuana to cut the number of seizures she had from 300-per-week to two or three per month.
  4. It’s safer than a lot of prescription drugs: Someone dies from a prescription drug overdose every 19 minutes in the United States, but Gupta could not find a single person who died from a marijuana overdose.
  5. Other doctors believe in it: Seventy-six percent of physicians surveyed would prescribe marijuana to ease the pain of women suffering from breast cancer.
  6. While quitting marijuana can produce some withdrawal symptoms, like insomnia, anxiety and nausea, it is still nowhere near as bad at drugs like heroin or cocaine, or even booze. “I have seen the withdrawal from alcohol, and it can be life threatening,” Gupta said. Not so with marijuana.
  7. Medicinal plants (including marijuana specifically) aren’t a new idea: The medical and scientific communities have been studying medical marijuana since the 19th Century, and marijuana was actually used to treat neuropathic pain until 1943.
  8. Only 6% of research on marijuana published in the last year analyzed benefits. The other 93% are designed primarily to investigate harm. “That imbalance paints a highly distorted picture,” Gupta said.
  9. The system is biased against research into medical marijuana’s benefits. First, you have to get the marijuana for your study from one government-approved farm, and you have to get approval from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is tasked with studying and preventing drug abuse, not the medical benefits of drugs.

In general, Gupta says he listened a bit too closely to medical marijuana opponents and skeptics, and he “didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.”


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United States POST OFFICE buys AMMO Increases Concerns Over Federal Stockpiling click here!

By Will Hagle
The United States Postal Service joins the Department of Education and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the latest federal agency to announce a major purchase of ammunition. Many federal agencies have been forming independent law enforcement divisions to govern their specific branches, and the recent stockpiling trend has led to the purchase of billions of rounds of ammunition by various federal agencies. Despite concerns of secretive dealings, the USPS’s announcement that it will be buying ammunition was made transparent in a post on the Federal Business Opportunities website in early January.

The notice begins: “The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition.” It goes on to explain how organizations can participate in the solicitation. According to InfoWars, the department has since claimed that the purchase is a “standard purchase” of ammunition necessary for use by the Postal Police. Critics and conspiracy theorists, however, claim that various branches of the federal government are becoming increasingly militarized and are buying up ammunition in order to stop regular citizens from being able to purchase it. According to NewsMax, the Social Security Administration requested 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point” bullets about a year ago. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Homeland Security have recently requested similarly large amounts of ammunition.  READ REST OF STORY HERE…..

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The CIA’s Declassified Torture Handbook: How to Create a “World of Fear, Terror, Anxiety, Dread.”

by Lauren Harper

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President Kennedy and President Joao Goulart on a state visit to Washington April 2, 1962, a year before the US supported a coup to overthrow him and began spreading the KUBARK manual across Latin America, after Kennedy’s murder.


Senator Feinstein’s quest to declassify her committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program has increased attention on the agency’s illegal –and decades-old– interrogation techniques. Now, newly-declassified portions of the CIA’s infamous 1963 KUBARK manual, a comprehensive guide for teaching interrogators how to effectively create “a world of fear, terror, anxiety, [and] dread,” helps to further contextualize the agency’s long-standing interrogation practices.


The fear of Communist expansion into the Western Hemisphere after Fidel Castro’s 1959 victory in the Cuban Revolution was the geo-political background for the 1963 KUBARK manual. Castro’s victory not only encouraged the 1964 U.S.-supported overthrow of democratically elected Brazilian President Joao Goulart; it also encouraged the CIA to spread KUBARK across the continent to help prop up pro-U.S. governments. After the Brazilian coup, right-wing military leaders across Latin America began seizing control from democratically elected governments with US encouragement, School of the Americas degrees, and a copy of the KUBARK manual. Continue reading here…..




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