Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump – Bill Gertz

March 20, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a DIA operations officer until 2006, was arrested June 5 and pleaded guilty on Friday in Utah to attempting to sell national defense secrets to China. He faces 15 years in prison under a plea deal. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.

Court documents in the case reveal Hansen was motivated by both money and an affinity for China. In seeking to recruit a DIA coworker as a fellow Chinese spy, he voiced fears that Trump would start a war and said that was a reason to cooperate secretly with several Chinese intelligence agencies or branches in providing information and trying to penetrate U.S. defense and intelligence agencies to obtain secrets.

Source: Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump

The Rutherford Institute :: Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America | John W. Whitehead |

March 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

War spending is bankrupting America.

Our nation is being preyed upon by a military industrial complex that is propped up by war profiteers, corrupt politicians and foreign governments.

America has so much to offer—creativity, ingenuity, vast natural resources, a rich heritage, a beautifully diverse populace, a freedom foundation unrivaled anywhere in the world, and opportunities galore—and yet our birthright is being sold out from under us so that power-hungry politicians, greedy military contractors, and bloodthirsty war hawks can make a hefty profit at our expense.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that your hard-earned tax dollars are being used for national security and urgent military needs.

It’s all a ruse.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America | By John W. Whitehead |

U.S. “Gets Its Ass Handed To It” In World War III Simulation: RAND | Zero Hedge

March 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it” RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.

RAND’s wargames show how US Armed Forces – colored blue on wargame maps – experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can’t thwart Russia or China – which predictably is red – from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.

“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he warned.

In the next military conflict, which some believe may come as soon as the mid-2020s, all five battlefield domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace, will be heavily contested, suggesting the U.S. could have a difficult time in achieving superiority as it has in prior conflicts.

Source: U.S. “Gets Its Ass Handed To It” In World War III Simulation: RAND | Zero Hedge

Allegiance to a horror show – John Kaminski

March 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

These people waving their flags and glorying in America’s military depravities make me sick. They cheer the ruthless murder of innocent people based on the business projections of the oil companies and the paranoiac manipulations of The Chosen People.

Throw in America’s longest war (Afghanistan) to continue distributing heroin to the world in order to fund all these hired terrorists necessitating American bombing and slaughter to please and profit the Jewish billionaires who desire this kind of messed up world.

Americans make a big deal out of pretending to salute their brave veterans but ignore the fact that 7300 veterans committed suicide in 2014. That’s exactly 20 every single day. It would be poetic justice to see the cowards who devise these wars (but never fight them) be the ones who kill themselves. The world would be better off.

Source: Allegiance to a horror show

Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea – Antiwar.com Original – Thomas Knapp

March 6, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The US Department of Defense wants to retire an old aircraft carrier early while building two new ones (and adding other goodies to their shopping list).

Surprise, surprise – politicians from states with the shipyards and naval bases that employ their constituents want to keep the old carrier AND build the new ones.

America and Americans would be better off if Congress retired the USS Harry S. Truman, nixed the DoD request for two new Ford-class carriers, and worked up plans for an orderly retirement of several more carriers too. The US Navy’s surface warfare ship complement is too large, too expensive, and too “fighting previous wars”-oriented to serve any rational “defense” purpose.

Source: Aircraft Carriers: Give Truman and Ford a Burial at Sea – Antiwar.com Original

AUMF Repeal Bill Named for Walter Jones Introduced – Michael Tennant

February 17, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A California congressman has introduced legislation named after the late Representative Walter Jones (R-N.C.; shown) that would repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) passed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — a cause that was close to Jones’ heart.

On February 6, just four days before Jones’ death, Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced the Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act, a bill that would repeal the AUMF one year after the bill became law. Although Jones was already in hospice care at the time, Garamendi listed him as a cosponsor of the bill, a fitting gesture in light of the fact that, according to Roll Call, “the legislation grew out of Garamendi’s work with Jones on the House Armed Services Committee.”

Source: AUMF Repeal Bill Named for Walter Jones Introduced

U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup – Bill Gertz

February 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. military is adding forces and bases in Asia to counter a “massive” buildup of Chinese military forces and aggressive efforts by Beijing to expand Chinese communism, the commander of the Indo-Pacific Command told Congress on Tuesday.

Adm. Philip Davidson, the new Pacom commander, testified that China’s military buildup includes significant numbers of advanced missiles, aircraft, ships, submarines and nuclear forces and he called China “the greatest long-term threat to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

Source: U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup

Land Destroyer: The US Syria Withdrawal and the Myth of the Islamic State’s “Return” – Tony Cartalucci

February 7, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

At face value – the notion that the US occupation of Syria is key to preventing the return of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) to Syrian territory is unconvincing.

Regions west of the Euphrates River where ISIS had previously thrived have since been permanently taken back by the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian and Iranian allies – quite obviously without any support from the United States – and in fact – despite Washington’s best efforts to hamper Damascus’ security operations.

Damascus and its Russian and Iranian allies have demonstrated that ISIS can be permanently defeated. With ISIS supply lines running out of NATO-territory in Turkey and from across the Jordanian and Iraqi border cut off – Syrian forces have managed to sustainably suppress the terrorist organization’s efforts to reestablish itself west of the Euphrates.

Source: Land Destroyer: The US Syria Withdrawal and the Myth of the Islamic State’s “Return”

Dirty Evil Secrets | Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services – Preston James

February 7, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fine Art of Human Compromise actually runs the world:

Human Compromise (human Intelligence, “Humint”) is the fine art of entrapping a targeted individual in highly anti-social and often seriously criminal behavior or by bribing them with money or other secret enticements.

If the targeted individual’s “secret sins” ever become known and believed by the public, the result is almost always an immediate “fall from grace” followed by political/social/familial and often economic ruin.

Source: Dirty Evil Secrets | Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services

How to Start a World War – American Free Press – Phil Giraldi

February 4, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The White House decision to withdraw American troops from Syria as soon as possible may or may not be on track depending on whom one believes. But one thing that is for sure is that the recent suicide bomber attack in Manbij, Syria, which killed four Americans and has been attributed to ISIS, has inspired the opponents of the drawdown to renew their claim that the terrorist group is still an active threat to the United States. President Donald Trump is now being subjected to heavy bipartisan and media pressure to reverse his decision.

It is perhaps a coincidence that the attack should take place not long after the White House announcement of the withdrawal, thereby giving ammunition to those who wish to stay in Syria, admittedly illegally, for the foreseeable future. Or is it perhaps something else? Why, one must ask, did ISIS do something against its own interests by attacking Americans and thereby increasing the odds that U.S. armed forces would remain in Syria? Wouldn’t it have been preferable to just let the American military leave, thereby eliminating one enemy from the playing field?

Source: How to Start a World War – American Free Press

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

January 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet.

Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton.

Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliation.

Source: Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

Land Destroyer: The US Institute of Peace… Promotes Endless Syrian War – Tony Cartalucci

January 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

An “independent national institute founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible,” would be the last place you would expect to find calls for continued war.

Yet the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is just the place to go for exactly that.

In a recent article appearing on the USIP website titled, “What Does the U.S. Troop Withdrawal Mean for Syria?,” USIP’s senior adviser for Syria would claim the recently announced US troop withdrawal from Syria would “undermine U.S. interests in Syria and the broader region.”

Source: Land Destroyer: The US Institute of Peace… Promotes Endless Syrian War

Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia – Bill Gertz

January 9, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.

A special task force on survivable logistics evaluated the military’s current airlift, sealift, and prepositioned equipment and supplies and found major problems with supporting forces during a “high-end” conflict.

Source: Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia

Senate Vote to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Yemen Was Important – American Free Press

January 3, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

This is serious news, though you wouldn’t know it based on the near-complete lack of coverage in the corporate media. For the first time, Congress has taken action under the War Powers Act, something Americans have been demanding of their representatives at least since the beginning of the Iraq War. As Dr. Paul notes, this is important, and we should let our senators know we are watching and that we appreciate the action taken by those who voted yes. 

Source: Senate Vote to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Yemen Was Important – American Free Press

Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies – John LaForge

December 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

NATO’s and the US military’s desecration of corpses, attacks on wedding parties, mosques, hospitals and market places — along with the bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners, and their notoriously unaccountable drone warfare — are a few of the alliance’s more infamous outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.

Twenty years’ worth of “unintended” or “collateral” damage hasn’t created friends in the war zones:

Source: Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies

The Self-Genocide of the West – PaulCraigRoberts.org

December 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Stephen Cohen and I are branded “Russian dupes” and “Putin agents,” because we object to the highly orchestrated and false portrayal of Russia as a threat to the West, a portrayal that is leading to war. The purpose of this orchestration is to prevent President Trump or any future president from reducing the dangerous tensions between nuclear powers that have accumulated since the Clinton regime. The military/security complex has resurrected its Cold War enemy so necessary for its outsized budget and power and intends to keep Russia as The Enemy. The Democrats have an interest in the villification of Russia as “Russiagate” explains Hillary’s loss of the 2016 Presidential election and gives Democrats hope of removing President Trump from office. The media lacks independence, knowledge, and integrity and is the tool used by the military/security complex to control explanations, a prostitution of the media that has made the term “presstitutes” an accurate description. As strategic and Russian studies are largely funded by the military/security complex, the universities are also complicit in the march toward nuclear war. Republicans are as dependent as Democrats on funding from the military/security complex and the Israel Lobby.

All of this self-serving is driving America and its vassals to war with Russia, which might also mean with China. The war would be nuclear and be the end of the West, an act of self-genocide. The US national security establishment is so crazed that Trump’s efforts to get off the war track and onto a peace track are characterized as treason and a threat to US national security. See for example: Link

Source: The Self-Genocide of the West – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Mattis Was Just Another Interventionist and Globalist – Steve Byas

December 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

President Trump’s unexpected decision this week to pull U.S. troops out of Syria led almost immediately to the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis on Thursday. While criticism from Democrats was a given, just for the sake of criticizing anything Trump does, the outrage of Republican internationalists over Mattis’ resignation revealed just how entrenched certain ideas are in the U.S. government — that America should be the world’s policeman being first among them.

Despite his tough image, complete with the moniker “Mad Dog,” it should be understood that Jim Mattis is no conservative, much less a constitutionalist. Mattis is the typical high-ranking military officer who made his way to the top by being politically correct. He was no Douglas MacArthur or George Patton, that’s for sure.

Source: Mattis Was Just Another Interventionist and Globalist

Send the Mad Dog to the Corporate Kennel – Consortiumnews – Ray McGovern

December 22, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

Outgoing Defense Secretary Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis was famous for quipping, “It’s fun to shoot some people.” It remains a supreme irony that Mattis was widely considered the only “adult in the room” in the Trump administration. Compared to whom? John Bolton, the rabid neocon serving as national security adviser? That would be the epitome of “condemning with faint praise.”

With his ramrod-straight image, not to mention his warrior/scholar reputation extolled in the media, Mattis was able to disguise the reality that he was, as Col. Andrew Bacevich put it on Democracy Now! this morning, “totally unimaginative.” Meaning that Mattis was simply incapable of acknowledging the self-destructive, mindless nature of U.S. “endless war” in the Middle East, which candidate-Trump had correctly called “stupid.” In his resignation letter, Mattis also peddled the usual cant about the indispensable nation’s aggression being good for the world.

Source: Send the Mad Dog to the Corporate Kennel – Consortiumnews

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

December 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea’s commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for “exchanges of fire.”

Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that, within days, he will launch a military thrust against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria, regarding them as allies of the PKK terrorist organization inside Turkey.

Vladimir Putin just flew two Tu-160 nuclear capable bombers to Venezuela. Ukraine claims Russia is amassing tanks on its border.

Source: Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once? | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

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