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The Daily Vertical: Lies, Damn Lies, And Kremlin Statementsi
February 03, 2016
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By Brian Whitmore

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

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by: Kerry from: USA
February 03, 2016 16:46
“We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a global level… and there is an ongoing war, it is led by the United States, it may be carried out by a number of proxy countries, which are obeying orders from Washington…

The global war on terrorism is a US undertaking, which is fake, it’s based on fake premises. It tells us that somehow America and the Western world are going after a fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic state is fully supported and financed by the Western military alliance and America’s allies in the Persian Gulf…

They say Muslims are terrorists, but it just so happens that terrorists are Made in America. They’re not the product of Muslim society, and that should be abundantly clear to everyone on this floor… The global war on terrorism is a fabrication, a big lie and a crime against humanity.”

The quote above comes from prominent author and Canadian economist Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, who is the University of Ottawa’s Emeritus Professor of Economics, spoken at the International Conference on the New World Order, which was organized and sponsored by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation. You can find a full video of that conference at the end of this article:

by: Kerry from: USA
February 03, 2016 16:52
9/11: Two Hit, Three Down - The Biggest Lie.

David Ray Griffin’s eight books fully expose the truth of 9/11. David Ray Griffin is a retired American professor of philosophy and a political writer.

Why did three World Trade Center buildings (#1,#2 and #7) collapse on 9/11, after two (!) of them were hit by “hijacked airplanes”?

The scientific answer:

Because all three buildings were destroyed by carefully planned, orchestrated and executed controlled demolition. Ignited by incendiaries (such as thermate) and high explosives (including nanothermite), the steel columns were selectively melted in a brilliantly-timed controlled demolition. Two 110-story buildings (towers 1&2), plus one 47-floor building (WTC 7), were induced to collapse at gravitationally accelerated rates in an operation planned and carried out by insiders.

The apparent hijacking of airliners and the crashing of them into the Twin Towers were intrinsic parts of the operation, which together provided a basis for claiming that the buildings were brought down by Muslim terrorists. The buildings’ steel columns, which would have provided irrefutable physical evidence of the use of explosives, were quickly removed from the scene of the crime.

The far-more-difficult science-education problem:

The persistent problem is how to wake up public awareness, especially in the global scientifically literate public, of the overwhelming evidence that the three buildings collapsed by controlled demolition. (Much has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, see Ch. 4 of The Mysterious Collapse).

We, on the basis of hard evidence, must conclude that the petroleum fires related to the aircraft crashes were irrelevant (except perhaps as a cover story). We citizens of Earth within and beyond the boundaries of the United States who demand detailed evidence for extraordinary claims agree with Griffin: the rapid destruction of New York skyscrapers on September 11, 2001 was planned and executed by people inside the US government.

Griffin’s eight books about 9/11 (listed below) are his call to his kind of truly patriotic action. They show in appropriate detail, accurately documented, that the official government conspiracy theory can not be correct journalistically, scientifically, and morally:

1. The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004)
2. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005)
3. Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006)
4. 9/11 and the American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out (2006, co-edited with Peter Dale Scott)
5. Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007)
6. 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (2008)
7. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé (2008).
8. The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 Is Unscientific and False (2009).
Read more here:

by: Kerry from: US
February 03, 2016 16:53
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” – Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook.
In Response

by: John Kanuck
February 05, 2016 04:48
Brian, I understand your devotion to freedom of speech and accommodating diverse opinions. But can you at least insist that the trolls stick to a relevant topic?

Surely there are other more appropriate forums for wacko 9/11 conspiracy theories and anti-American rants?

by: posts from: Ukraine
February 03, 2016 19:53
One of the Kremlins more interesting recent statements is first, its claim that it was negotiating a 5% crude oil reduction with OPEC. Oil went up. OPEC denied the lie. Oil went down and were poised to crash on news that increases in U.S. oil stocks were twice as large as expected and, overall, over half a billion barrels (excluding strategic reserves.) The .Kremlin reacted by modifying the lie, basically inviting OPEC to discuss lowering oil production. And up went oil again. This blatant manipulation reminds me of the "Great Grain Robbery" of the early 70's and is worth looking at. Clearly, Russia and Iran want oil prices to go up: destabilizing Saudi Arabia and/or a real threat of war with Turkey are just the ticket.
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by: Mike from: Michigan, USA
February 04, 2016 21:32
Some believe that Saudi Arabia is deliberately pumping oil to keep the price low in order to bankrupt current fracking operators. It won't work. Fracking is an expensive way to mine oil because it uses a huge quantity of water, often in areas where water is itself in short supply. That, however, is just a technical problem that becomes history when measures are applied to recycle that water. There is no long-term hope for economies based upon high prices for their oil exports. Some countries sitting upon easily and cheaply recovered oil have become quite wealthy and may not easily recognize that tomorrow they may have to do something useful. In the case of Russia, Mr. Putin needs to realize that war is not only not useful it is an expense not even he cannot afford.

by: Jack
February 07, 2016 21:28
The opponents of Asad are international terrorists support by CIA Mossad and MI6

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