Foreign Policy

R3publicans:  Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

Despite lacking professional credentials, a commitment to public service, or the minimum amount of vetting that would go into a security clearance background check, these private-sector spies collect intelligence that is passed along and ultimately may be included in the President’s Daily Briefing.

by George Eliason

In 2016, Tim Shorrock wrote an article describing the five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders with the products they sell. They create the information, analyze the information, and decide who the President of the United States will see as an enemy and who as a friend.

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R3publicans:  If There’s a War in Korea, Blame Trump

MIKE WHITNEY • FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Brainwashed Americans believe that Kim Jong-un is responsible for the confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real problem is not Kim’s nuclear weapons but Washington’s 65 year-long military occupation that continues to reinforce a political solution that was arbitrarily imposed on a sovereign nation in order to split the country in two, install a puppet regime in the south, establish a permanent military presence to defend US commercial interests, and maintain control of a strategically-located territory that is a critical part of Washington’s plan to encircle Russia and China to remain the dominant global power throughout the century. Simply put, Washington is 100 percent responsible for the current confrontation just as it has been responsible for every flare-up for the last 7 decades.

read more at http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/if-theres-a-war-in-korea-blame-trump/

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R3publicans:  The Russiagate Stakes Are Extreme

Paul Craig Roberts

The Republicans’ delay in releasing the summary of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russiagate investigation is giving weight to the presstitutes’ claim that the report is not being released, because it is a hack attempt at a Trump coverup that is not believable. Only Republicans are stupid enough to put themselves in such a situation.

read more at https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/25/russiagate-stakes-extreme/

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R3publicans:  The FBI Hand Behind Russia-Gate

Ray McGovern • January 11, 2018

Special Report: In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes.

Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. (Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.)

read more at http://www.unz.com/article/the-fbi-hand-behind-russia-gate/

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R3publicans:  $1.5 Trillion in 16 Years – The Shocking Cost and Waste of America’s Endless Wars

“more than 73% of the world’s dictators are currently being sponsored through the military assistance provided by US taxpayers.”

Martin Berger

At the beginning of 2017, the chief of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) General Raymond Thomas while speaking in front of one of the Senate committees announced that:

We operate and fight in every corner of the world. Rather than a mere ‘break-glass-in-case-of-war’ force, we are now proactively engaged across the ‘battle space’ of the Geographic Combatant Commands… providing key integrating and enabling capabilities to support their campaigns and operations.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/15-trillion-16-years-shocking-cost-and-waste-americas-endless-wars/ri22340

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R3publicans:  Rex Tillerson Rewrites Syria, Ultimately Blames Iran, Essentially Declares War

by Ian Berman

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson presented remarks on The Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria to the Hoover Institute at Stanford on January 17.

To start, Tillerson proved his mettle in lying for the U.S. Empire by blaming Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the rise of ISIS. First Tillerson implied Assad had the nerve to fight a war and win and then he says that’s why ISIS moved in:

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R3publicans:  False Alarm Or Inbound Missile – President Trump Fights The Deep State

by IWB · January 20, 2018

by Ruby Henley

I am sure you have asked yourself just how likely it is that Hawaii had a false alarm missile alert, and several days later Japan had the same type of alert. Think carefully, and don’t let them think for one minute you believe this is a coincidence. Authorities in Hawaii said someone working in the facility hit the button while showing it to a news crew. Later the staff member was reassigned. Please…how ignorant do they think we are?

read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/false-alarm-or-inbound-missile-president-trump-fights-the-deep-state-playing-with-fire/

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