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The Resurrection of Armageddon

By Paul Craig Roberts



“The U.S. intelligence community’s extraordinary campaign of leaks claiming improper ties between President Trump’s team and Russia seeks to ensure a lucrative New Cold War by blocking detente.” — Gareth Porter
 It only required 24 days for the Deep State to castrate President Donald Trump and terminate the promise that the high tensions with Russia created during the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes would be terminated by Trump’s presidency.

As Gareth Porter shows conclusively, the case against General Flynn, Trump’s 24-day National Security Adviser, and by implication against Trump himself, is a fake news creation.

Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, planted fake reports, none of which contained any evidence whatsoever, on the CIA-compliant media whores known as “presstitutes.” The CIA’s media whores knew that the reports were a CIA response to the threat to the $1,000 billion annual budget of the military/security complex that desperately needs “the Rus…

Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. "Defense" Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

By Alex Emmons
The U.S. government already spends $600 billion dollars a year on its military — more money than the next seven biggest spenders combined, including China and Russia.

On Monday, the White House said it would request $54 billion more in military spending for next year. That increase alone is roughly the size of the entire annual military budget of the United Kingdom, the fifth-largest spending country, and it’s more than 80 percent of Russia’s entire military budget in 2015.

If Congress were to follow Trump’s blueprint, the U.S. military budget could account for nearly 40 percent of global military spending next year. The U.S. would be outspending Russia by a margin of greater than 9 to 1.

At a meeting of U.S. governors on Monday, Trump described his forthcoming budget proposal as “a public safety and national security budget.”


The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest expenditure in 2015.

Graphic: SIRPI



U.S. military spending has been at permane…

RUSSIA, CHINA BLOCK ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL UN SANCTIONS ON SYRIA

Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov raises his hand to vote against a UN Security Council resolution to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over alleged chemical attacks at UN headquarters in New York City, US, February 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons.


“On Tuesday, the measure, drafted by Britain, France and the US, got the minimum nine “yes” votes.

However, Russia, China and Bolivia opposed the resolution while Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Egypt abstained,” PressTV reported.

If the proposal is accepted, it would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven Syrian military commanders over allegations of gas attacks.

Earlier today in the Kyrgyz capital, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow considers it unnecessary to impos…

PENTAGON PRESENTS PLAN OF ‘SWIFT VICTORY’ OVER ISIS

The White House has received a plan of “rapid defeat of the IS” by the Pentagon.


US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (Photo: AP / Evan Vucci)

In accordance with an instruction of US President Donald Trump, the US Department of Defense presented a new draft plan for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq to the White House, spokesman for the Pentagon Capt. Jeff Davis said on Monday.

Reportedly, shortly after taking office, the President ordered the Pentagon to develop a specific plan in 30 days in order to fight against terrorists in Syria and Iraq, focusing on speeding up the process of their total destruction.

According to Davis, the new draft plan, which provides “rapid defeat of the IS,” was presented by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the White House.


“We’re charged with leading the development of the plan, but it absolutely calls upon the capabilities of other departments,” the Pentagon spokesman said.

Experts believe that the draft plan may inc…

SAUDI ARABIA INCREASES SUPPLIES TO AL-QAEDA IN YEMEN – REPORT

According to local sources, Saudi Arabia attempts to reinforce al-Qaeda, operating in Abyan province in Yemen. Photo: pbs.org

Saudi Arabia tries to reinforce the al-Qaeda terrorist organization in the Yemeni province of Abyan, supplying it more arms and providing aid, the Iranian Fars news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source.


“Al-Qaeda terrorists have received a cargo with weapons, sent by Saudi mercenaries, stationed in Ma’rib, near the Akad heights in Lodar city of Abyan province,” the source told the news agency.

As Yemeni activists from the southern parts of the country told Fars, after recent defeats of al-Qaeda in various cities of Abyan province, the terrorist group has received weapons from the forces, loyal to General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, the deputy commander of the Armed Forces of fugitive president Mansour Hadi.

The al-Qaeda fights against the Houthi-Saleh alliance in Yemen. According to multiple reports and documents, the terrorist organization operates in the…