2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

From 2015: “While initial mainstream media reporting focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.”

Levant Report

https://levantreport.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/dia-2012-syria-islamic-state1.jpgOn Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit.

While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.


The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN”…

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Seven Myths about the USSR

“Twenty-two years later, citizens of the former Soviet Union see the USSR’s demise as more beneficial than harmful. Wrong again. According to a just-released Gallup poll, for every citizen of 11 former Soviet republics, including Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, who thinks the breakup of the Soviet Union benefited their country, two think it did harm. And the results are more strongly skewed toward the view that the breakup was harmful among those aged 45 years and over, namely, the people who knew the Soviet system best. [9]

According to another poll cited by Pipes, three-quarters of Russians regret the Soviet Union’s demise—hardly what you would think of people who were reportedly delivered from a supposedly repressive state and allegedly arthritic, ponderous economy.”

what's left

By Stephen Gowans

The Soviet Union was dissolved 22 years ago, on December 26, 1991. It’s widely believed outside the former republics of the USSR that Soviet citizens fervently wished for this; that Stalin was hated as a vile despot; that the USSR’s socialist economy never worked; and that the citizens of the former Soviet Union prefer the life they have today under capitalist democracy to, what, in the fevered parlance of Western journalists, politicians and historians, was the repressive, dictatorial rule of a one-party state which presided over a sclerotic, creaky and unworkable socialist economy.

None of these beliefs is true.

Myth #1. The Soviet Union had no popular support. On March 17, 1991, nine months before the Soviet Union’s demise, Soviet citizens went to the polls to vote on a referendum which asked whether they were in favor of preserving the USSR. Over three-quarters voted yes. Far from…

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‘Bloody massacres’: Syria appeals to UN after French & US airstrikes ‘kill over 140 civilians’

“The mass death toll in Toukhan Al-Kubra came just a day after US war planes killed around 20 people, mainly women and children, while many more were injured in and around the city of Manbij, the Foreign Ministry states.”

Friends of Syria

13700104_1026075227509475_2960292179335212423_n-777x437Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent letters to the UN secretary general and to the president of the UN Security Council, which at present is Japan.

Damascus wants the organization to look into atrocities committed by France, which is a member of the US-led international coalition, after it targeted the village of Toukhan Al-Kubra, located near the Turkish-Syrian border and the city of Manbij.

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“The French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores…

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Untold History of the US – Bush and Clinton Squandered Peace

Part 9 of Oliver Stones Untold History of the United States covers the Bush senior and Clinton presidency. Essential viewing if you want to understand the state of global affairs today, in 2016.

The Most Revolutionary Act

Part 9 of Oliver Stones Untold History of the United States covers the Bush senior and Clinton presidency

Bush Senior Presidency

Stone begins by exploring the role of Bush’s father Prescott Bush and other Wall street figures in supporting the rise of Hitler and the Nazi war machine. The list of Wall Street corporations that supplied money, weapons, chemicals, tanks, aircraft and other material support to the Third Reich is a long one: Ford, IBM, GM, Hearst, Standard Oil, Dupont, Kodak, United Fruit, Westinghouse, Douglas Aircraft, ITT, GE, Singer, International Harvester, Union Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan and the Bank of International Settlements.

Many of these companies demanded (and received) reparations when the Allies bombed their German factories.

Stone devotes much of this episode to the fall of totalitarian rule in Eastern Europe (1989-91), which he describes as the largest peaceful revolution in history. He also discusses the military…

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Bitingly sarcastic, and accurate.

Once. Again.

According to this CommonDreams article, Bernie has kept his promise.  You remember, the one he made at the beginning of his so-called “revolution”, that he would endorse la Clinton if she became the Democratic nominee for the presidency.  Considering that it was probably decided before the whole spectacle began, he could hardly have said anything else.  He played his role perfectly, Judas Goating his millenials and other assorted revolutionary wannabes away from anything resembling a slight alternative to the slaughterhouse of dreams.

Triangular Bill perfected this duplicitous strategy, Obama enlarged upon it, and good old obedient Bernie gathered up the strays.  But did he?

There must be millions out there, enraged and humiliated, who just may find the courage to turn elsewhere.  Or simply give up.  It’s hard to say.  Civic and political activism, exercised only once every four years by the people who bother to vote, doesn’t presage…

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Day Zero: US-Funded Textbooks Taught Afghan Kids The ABCs of Jihad

“So effective was the propaganda, these textbooks would continue to serve the Taliban well when they rose to power.”

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by CoNN, AnonHQ

Would you be surprised to hear that the US government was at least partly responsible forthe birthof Islamic extremism as we know it today… by brainwashing Afghan children into becoming Jihadists?

While the US has influenced the Middle Eastsince the first World War, it ramped up its interventionduring the Cold War by aiding Osama Bin Laden. Heled theMujaheddin who would later become Al Qaeda(the root of modern-day extremist Islamic jihadist terrorism). Anything, it seems, was ethical as long as the Soviets were driven back.

This aid was widely believed by the informedpublicto have been limited to weapons and training of already-indoctrinated fully-grown extremist fighters. If only that was all the US did there though.

The Washington Post wrote an articleawhile back,revealing how the US had alsosupplied textbooks filled with violent images and militant Jihadist teachings- featuring drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines…

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Recent French Revolt 11 Weeks Strong and Counting*

But initial challenges in online communication also led to one Nuit Debout’s greatest innovations. According to Sitka, French activists use twitter and email far less than the Spanish activists of 15M. From the start of Nuit Debout, the French instead started using Telegram, an open-sourced version of WhatsApp, which comes with more security than Facebook messages or email. Telegram, which creates groups organized by location or focus theme, was quickly rolled out so that the majority of Nuit Debout groups, or commissions, use it for communication. The groups are all 200 people or less; therefore, unlike email threads, you can see who is the audience, and non-active users are cleared off the lists.

This innovation alone has opened up the movement, by reducing the ability of gatekeepers to hold special positions, or for communication to rely on friendship bonds. It has also made time-inefficient mass email lists almost irrelevant. For the media team, this means their message can be shaped with wider participation – both input through digital and input on the squares. From the start of Nuit Debout, said Sitka, digital tools and online developers were at the forefront creating the digital infrastructure to network the movement.

The revolution may not be televised – but on the square in Paris, it is being networked.

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Recent French Revolt 11 Weeks Strong and Counting*

By Steve Rushton

“Across France we are building a non-hierarchical network, and this is new,” explains Jan Sitka, who is part of the media team of Nuit Debout, the French movement of the squares that is now nearly three months in the making.

Since its first evening in Paris’s Place de la République on March 31, Nuit Debout continues to stay “up all night,” as the name implies. It may have fallen from international mainstream media attention, but the movement is both reshaping France and showing the evolution of post-2008 global democracy movements.

Cities and towns across France continue holding assemblies and working in participative commissions on social justice issues. The movement has spread to Belgium and Germany and has caused the re-occupation of Spanish Plazas. It has spread across France on a similar scale that 15 million did across Spain in…

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