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Lars Schall explores the time-honored tradition of following the money in an attempt to discover answers to yet unresolved questions regarding the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in New York City. Mr. Schall is an independent investigative journalist that has produced many hard-hitting pieces regarding Central Bankers' manipulation of gold prices, and the failure of the US Central Bank (The Federal Reserve) to return all of Germany's gold reserves in the past.

Former Bush Official Laments "We Are The Death Merchants Of The World"

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to former secretary of state, Colin Powell, has grown tired of "the corporate interests that we go abroad to slay monsters for." Today’s war machine "is more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought it would be," Wilkerson laments “we’ve privatized the ultimate public function: war.”

Don't Blame It All On Donald Trump

In this “election” season, many remain shocked that a leading candidate for the presidency is a demagogue with a visible authoritarian side and what looks like an autocratic bent. All such labels are pinned on Donald Trump, but the new American system that’s been emerging from its chrysalis in these years already has just those tendencies. So don’t blame it all on Donald Trump. He should be far less of a shock to this country than he continues to be. After all, a Trumpian world-in-formation has paved the way for him.

Paul Craig Roberts On The Real Likelihood Of Nuclear War

"When you destroy trust between nuclear powers you recreate the possibility of nuclear war, either by intent, or miscalculation. So this is a reckless and irresponsible act on the part of Washington... The information war that is going on now is to prepare the American population and NATO countries allies for military conflict with Russia. This is part of the preparation of that."

The Great Game & Partitioning Of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without withdrawing”. By re-establishing the Assad government in Syria, and permanently placing its forces at Syrian bases, the Russian’s have placed an impenetrable obstacle to the development of the Qatar gas pipeline.

Is There A US-Russia Grand Bargain In Syria?

It’s spy thriller stuff; no one is talking. But there are indications Russia would not announce a partial withdrawal from Syria right before the Geneva negotiations ramp up unless a grand bargain with Washington had been struck. Tradeoffs seem to be imminent. And that would imply a power shift has taken place above Obama - who is essentially a messenger, a paperboy.

Politics: 50 Years Of Failure

Several decades ago, Saul Bellow wrote this: "For the first time in history, the human species as a whole has gone into politics. Everyone is in the act, and there is no telling what may come of it." At this point, however, we can say what has come of it: failure. Politics has failed to deliver on nearly every promise it has made since the 1960s, and we think it’s time to hold it to account.