Category War on Terror

Game of Thrones Saudi Style

Investors have a lot to digest this week from geo political to a potential change in fiscal policy. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales, PPI and Building Permits.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Every single lobby group continues to be in lockdown, as the Senate and House versions of the tax bill […]

Trump Video: “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm”

Issuing extremely cryptic messages to the press corps after a dinner with some of the nation’s top military commanders, Donald Trump appears to go out of his way to ask in a throaty, alluring tone, “you guys know what this represents?” After a reporter asks what he means he replies in a sort of throaty, teasing tone, “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”

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Civil Libertarians Increasingly Complacent as Creeping Tyranny Continues Full-Speed Ahead Under Trump

Aside from Libertarian stalwarts like Ron Paul, and commentary from the likes of Michael Krieger and Zero Hedge, all of whom continue to ring alarm bells, civil libertarians and conservatives seem to have become much quieter under the Trump administration. I suspect a couple of major reasons for this: for one, complacency in their perception […]

Q1 2017 Market Commentary: Trump, the Fed, Globalists, and Gold

This past quarter in the markets was one of the more interesting three-month periods we’ve had in a while. Not because of what took place, but rather, the lack of what took place, considering the boiling global geopolitical climate. Almost all of Q1 unfolded against a backdrop of zero volatility and confounding complacency not seen […]

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Mainstream Press on Wikileaks’ Vault 7: “Nothing to See Here.” Meanwhile, Big Data Leveraged to Create Deep State AI God

The formation of a Deep State-controlled digital surveillance God would be the ultimate, most apocalyptic form of dictatorship. And with ubiquitous digital devices, data-gathering services, and the Internet of Things collecting seemingly mundane information 24/7, we’re opting in to deliver the raw material needed to create it.

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Pop Quiz: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel, or 2017 America?

War has raged worldwide since long before you were born. Recession has caused record levels of homelessness in city streets, and every day, more Americans come one small financial setback away from joining their ranks. Already, economists, bankers, politicians, and academics have begun pushing for a cashless society in order to monitor all spending and […]

Turkey’s Business Prospects

Initially suspected, only to be later confirmed by analysts from the US consulate, the Turkish people (generally speaking) can be fairly polarizing in their own views of Turkey, rarely playing devil’s advocate to many of the underlying weaknesses that lurk underneath its growing economy. In the context of global business, my attempt below is to try […]

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“Balanced” Coverage = Not Pissing Off The Establishment

In another phenomenal piece by Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi focusing on the doublespeak and intellectual gymnastics used to justify drone warfare, many valuable tidbits are revealed about the way the mainstream American news media function – that is, not as critics of establishment power, but as its agents in the management of public perception. Anyone […]

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CBS News Contradicts Itself In Latest Boston Bombing Coverage

In the CBS News article “FBI releases video of 2 Boston bombing suspects,” the video at the top tells the latest of what authorities think they know about the Boston bombing.  Which, according to host Bob Orr’s report, is that a white college-looking dude put down his backpack, then ran away after the first bomb […]

Update: Boston Marathon Explosions – Stocks Extend Declines In After-Hours

The markets are acting extremely skittish in after-hours trading, on the heels of a pair of bombs exploding near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing two and injuring at least 23 people. With approximately 30 minutes left in trading, two blasts within seconds of each other were heard slightly more […]

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The Drone Endgame: Legalizing Robo-Totalitarianism

The Air Force is testing new micro-drones from General Dynamics that are the size of bugs and can watch, listen to and kill their targets.  One method of deployment: Swarms of them released from the bowels a passing plane, like some Hive-Mother of The Surveillance Creature giving birth to a thin black cloud of tiny […]

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DARPA: The Killer Robot Future Is Now!

With PBS’ ominously-titled “Rise of the Drones” special on NOVA, it seems like a good time to talk about what kind of bizarro oppression tech the bright minds at DARPA have been funding lately.  DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is the research and development arm of the US military.  They’ve done some great […]

Obama Drone Strikes Murdering Children

http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/02/04/obama-terror-drones-cia-tactics-in-pakistan-include-targeting-rescuers-and-funerals/ Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals February 4th, 2012 | by Chris Woods and Christina Lamb | Published in Bureau Stories, Carousel, Covert Drone War, Drone strikes in Pakistan, Drones carousel The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by […]

Paul Craig Roberts – The Osama bin Laden Myth

Paul Craig Roberts (former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Reagan and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal) puts together one of the bravest, eye-opening pieces on the fable that is 9/11 and Osama bin Laden. Read carefully, along with the hyperlinks for your reference. The Osama bin Laden Myth […]

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Ten Reasons the 2012 Election Was A Joke

It’s easy to rig an election in a two-party crony capitalist system: All you do is offer two smiling candidates but only one actual vote. In this case, it’s a vote for at least 4 more years of Corporatocratic rule, becoming incrementally more totalitarian and psychopathic literally by the day. Would there have been differences, […]

Police State – Tracking Everything You Do

WSJ: New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates  By JULIA ANGWIN and JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES Police forces and private companies are scanning auto license plates and building huge databases of location information–whether or not the owners of the cars have done anything wrong. WSJ’s Julia Angwin reports. For more than two years, the police in San Leandro, Calif., photographed Mike […]

False Flag to Provoke an Iranian War

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy with their panel on how to bring Iran into compliance with the international community. It’s pretty long, but the segments where this guy Patrick Clawson speaks are just so telling. He is considered an Iranian expert, and was formerly with the World Bank and IMF. In my estimation, […]

Star Tribune Local: Urban warfare training draws eyes to sky over Twin Cities

Blogger’s note: A subheading with no further explanation starts off the article by saying “Special Operations troops in Minneapolis and St. Paul also are at work in less public places.” Update: I telephoned the journalist who wrote the article for clarification on the subheading. He explained that Special Ops troops were also conducting urban warfare […]

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Consumer Tech: The Giddy Bride of the Military-Industrial-Security Complex

We all know the power of tech for changing the world, and there’s no doubt that it can provide incredible tools for activists, organizers, and other enemies of authoritarian oppression. Videos of government crackdowns, police brutality and other injustices can go viral and spread like wildfire, Twitter users can give live updates of protests and […]

Thank God For Barack: The Plastic President and My Two-Party Illusion

During the entire 2008 election season, Obama gained my support by criticizing everything Bush was about: secret murders and arrests, baseless arrests of activists, unrepentant warrantless snooping, attacks on civil liberties and, of course, his corporatocratic Forever War known as the War On Terror. Though not sobbing with joy in the streets like many of […]