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Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed when U.S.-led coalition warplanes mistakenly struck troops near the city of Fallujah, Iraq's defense minister said.
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 Article link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-23/yellen-defends-seven-years-of-zero-interest-in-letter-to-nader

(EDITORIAL NOTE:  With real inflation at between 2% to 4% for the past 5 years, real interests have actually been significantly NEGATIVE... hence the enormous subsidy to home prices (read banks & real estate developers) and Macro-economic distortions) 

 "...Yellen’s letter responded to a plea from a “group of humble savers” that included consumer advocate Ralph Nader frustrated by low returns gained from traditional bank deposits and money-market accounts.

“We want to know why the Federal Reserve, funded and heavily run by the banks, is keeping interest rates so low that we receive virtually no income for our hard-earned savings while the Fed lets the big banks borrow money for virtually no interest,” it read. “It doesn’t seem fair to put the burden of your Federal Reserve’s monetary policies on the backs of those Americans who are the least positioned to demand fair play.”..." 
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, responding to a letter calling for higher interest rates on behalf of savers, said Americans would have been worse off had the central bank not kept rates near zero since 2008, and repeated that she expects to tighten policy “gradually” after liftoff.
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Cracked has an interesting and sometimes very insightful piece on ISIS' Dabiq Public Relations magazine. Worthwhile read with links to otherstories, including related ISIS-USA/Israel/Iran/Syria connections.
ISIS has a magazine. That is not a joke. An actual glossy, full-color magazine called Dabiq, complete with feature articles and photo spreads.
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... Iraq ... From Green Zone to Syriana. ... to lost countries everywhere.  Nation states in flames.  Everywhere.   Illusions dispelled.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34690947

Somehow the Iraq invasion/breakup's very real, horrifying & tragic "mistakes" are still top of mind/covered in the UK.   1984's Orwellian dystopia has clearly shifted to the US.  At the heart of America's Rockefeller/Goldman/Exxon -- Clinton/Bush new political & economic Wall Street hegemony is a media backed form of thought control where very few people think about the past.  Americans, more than ever, exist in the present w/ that tendency reinfoerced by cell phones and social media.  We are constantly barraged by instances of language and "screened media" coverage.  The faux election now going on is just an extension of the prior 15 years' moral and economic turpitude/self-dealing by the U.S. military and Wall Street. George Orwell's Doublethink is the new norm: the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely. Democracy?  Clinton/Bush/Trump?   Obama reorders US soldiers back into Syria/Iraq (50 Special Forces Combat soldiers?)....— "War Is Peace; Freedom Is Slavery; Ignorance Is Strength" ... Empire/Pax Amerikana is not Empire but -- doublespeak -- is really American Democracy/Plutocracy.   Oy vey, who knew?
Tony Blair's office denies allegations ministers were ordered to destroy a secret document which said the Iraq war was illegal.
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Happy Halloween!  Fyi, a short video regarding the origins of Halloween (in case you were wondering) -->:  http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
Find out more about the history of History of Halloween, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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"... The Jewish donors gathered Thursday had two demands of the Republican presidential candidates who had come to speak to them: unambiguous support for Israel and respect.

Donald Trump seemed to fail at both.

The party’s 2016 front-runner openly questioned Israel’s commitment to the Mideast peace process in his remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, echoing comments he made the night before in an interview with the Associated Press. He drew boos after refusing to endorse Jerusalem as the nation’s undivided capital. And he suggested to the influential group simply wanted to install a puppet in the White House.

“You’re not going to support me even though you know I’m the best thing that could happen to Israel,” Trump said. “I know why you’re not going to support me — because I don’t want your money. You want to control your own politician....”
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Mainstream Media filled with more and more propaganda. Post-9/11 style lying daily now. 11/13/15 ... Just like post 9/11. Setting up foundation for next wave of greater war in the MidEast. Perpetual war. Syriana. Litani river. Greater Israel. Blowback. Inevitable.
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America's Iraq Holocaust / Genocide:

The U.S.-led “war on terror” which began Sept. 11, 2001, has left at least 1.3 million people dead – mostly civilians – in 12 years in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, a 101-page report revealed.

The report, called “Body Count,” written by 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winners Physicians for Social Responsibility and by Physicians for Global Survival and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, criticizes the mainstream media and the United States and its allies for grossly and intentionally underestimating death tolls in the three countries.


“There is probably no other war that has seen such a fierce and drawn-out controversy surrounding the number of its victims. One main reason for this is the lack of legitimacy for the U.S.-led attack on Iraq – even in the U.S. itself,” the report states. “The original pretexts for going to war quickly turned out to be spurious, and from then on only the ‘liberation of the country from a violent dictatorship’ and the ‘democratization’ and ‘stabilization’ of Iraq remained as justification for the war and occupation.” 

The authors of the report accuse the mainstream media of manipulating information in order to “laboriously” paint a false image of a crisis in Iraq to justify a U.S.-led intervention in the country. They also say that the amount of people killed during the United States invasion is comparable to genocide.

“The numbers relayed by the media (previously 43,000 and now 110,000) should in themselves be terrifying enough, as they correspond to the annihilation of an entire city’s population. But apparently they are still perceived as tolerable and, moreover, even easy to explain given the picture of excessive religiously motivated violence. The figure of 655,000 deaths in the first three war years alone, however, clearly points to a crime against humanity approaching genocide,” the report states.
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Photos-->:  http://www.paultaggart.com/stories/war---iraq/

1 million iraqis dead. 4 million plus refugees.  No WMDs.  Iraq had nothing to do w/ 9/11.

Most Americans -- distracted constantly by dumbed down civil discourse and media -- have moved on and forgotten about the war.  Obama being the enabler in chief.  

Reality check: 

   See: (1) http://icasualties.org/ (dig deep) ; (2)     
                 https://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/

World War III -- what are our so-called representative governments really trying to do to stop these attacks and the fueled hatred/genocide & chaos that ultimately has led to them?
 
Amerika/NWO proxies simply cannot kill everyone in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Mali, Somalia, Nigeria, etc... A constantly distracted and misinformed American public must engage in real regime change at home. 

Americans have lost truth in their mainstream media.  They -- IF so inclined -- are left to go the Internet and alternative news sites (RT, Al-Jazeera, Der Spiegel, etc.) and move beyond Wall Street and military-industrial-complex/congressional/Mainstream Media lies.  

If this is what happens to France -- a relative two-bit player in the so called "Coalition of the Willing" and its form successors -- then what looms for London and DC?

How will real change be effected?  How to change our policies in order to stop this insanity of a war on the 3rd world that began w/ 9/11/01. ... Who is ultimately responsible for what happenes in Paris and what future attacks -- London, Rome, DC/NY,LA/SF/Chicago, are being planned?   

What new aggressions are being planned right now, and how can people around the world counter them?

Hollande and NATO -- backed by US & UK intelligence -- officially assign Islamic State responsibility. 

However, causation lies in the not to distant past.  

America/Wall Street and their European/NATO allies  -- together w/ proxy regimes in Israel and Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE -- are at root responsible for the context in which the Paris and Beirut attacks last week took place. 

American military interventions in North Africa and the Middle East (and Afghanistan) have destroyed entire countries, generations of civil society, directly led to the killing of over a million people and the refugee status of as much as 5 million.  and societies, killed millions of people and uprooted tens of millions from their homes.  

Paris will be followed by (1) Syrian intervention by France & the UK/US, (2) blowback, (3) repeat 1 and 2.... and repeat... and repeat...

Islamophobia inevitably goes through the roof.... The Mainstream media is spouting forth similar Orwellian nonsense and outright propaganda as flowed post 9-11.  Why can't Americans look at the past and see how it is that we got here?  The core problem is systemic, cultural and ethical.  Roots here in America/UK and socially engineered imperial hubris.
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