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R3publicans: How The CIA Made Google

There is little new in this story. The 9/11 atrocity was the first of many terrorist attacks, each succeeded by the dramatic extension of draconian state powers at the expense of civil liberties, backed up with the projection of military force in regions identified as hotspots harbouring terrorists. Yet there is little indication that this tried and tested formula has done anything to reduce the danger. If anything, we appear to be locked into a deepening cycle of violence with no clear end in sight.

As our governments push to increase their powers, INSURGE INTELLIGENCE can now reveal the vast extent to which the US intelligence community is implicated in nurturing the web platforms we know today, for the precise purpose of utilizing the technology as a mechanism to fight global ‘information war’?—?a war to legitimize the power of the few over the rest of us. The lynchpin of this story is the corporation that in many ways defines the 21st century with its unobtrusive omnipresence: Google.

Google styles itself as a friendly, funky, user-friendly tech firm that rose to prominence through a combination of skill, luck, and genuine innovation. This is true. But it is a mere fragment of the story. In reality, Google is a smokescreen behind which lurks the US military-industrial complex.

The inside story of Google’s rise, revealed here for the first time, opens a can of worms that goes far beyond Google, unexpectedly shining a light on the existence of a parasitical network driving the evolution of the US national security apparatus, and profiting obscenely from its operation.

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R3publicans: Whose Bright Idea Was RussiaGate?

The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia

Paul Craig Roberts
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The answer to the question in the title of this article is that RussiaGate was created by CIA director John Brennan. The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia.

The CIA and the military/security complex need an enemy in order to justify their huge budgets and unaccountable power. Russia has been assigned that role.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/whose-bright-idea-was-russiagate/ri21149

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R3publicans: Five Worst Foreign Policy Presidents in American History

By AKHILESH PILLALAMARRIOctober 4, 2017

The president of the United States is granted wide leeway by the U.S. Constitution over foreign policy, more than any other policy realm. In addition to being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the president can make treaties, appoint diplomats (with the consent of the Senate), and, due to congressional legislation, impose sanctions on foreign entities.

Since World War II, the United States has issued no declarations of war; all military actions have been initiated by the president. As per the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the president can deploy troops for up to 60 days without congressional approval. Thus, whatever the foreign policy of the United States—positive or negative—the president owns it: his vision and decisions can initiate a foreign conflict with very little to inhibit him. We call it the “Monroe Doctrine” and not the “18th Congress Doctrine” for a reason—and not all of them have been successful. Who were the worst foreign policy presidents in our history? Here are the five who make the cut:

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/five-worst-foreign-policy-presidents-in-american-history/

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Dr. Shannon Grimes:  Politicians won’t find Solutions for Health Care

Everyone wants to be healthy. Everyone wants quality health care when it is needed. Everyone wants that care to be at a fair price. That last one is the challenge that has animated so much discussion and legislation in recent years.

Many will try to blame our health care system woes on the Affordable Care Act. It did not cause our problems. They preexisted the ACA and are part of the reasons it was passed. The ACA however isn’t really a solution either. It is just a continuation of the bad policies that spring from the false idea that the government can distort and meddle in health care markets to produce good outcomes. No matter how they are dressed up the market interventions tend to be about supporting corporate welfare and passing tax payer money on to crony industries.

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