Gareth Porter: How Israel Games the Iran Threat

Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter

The long history of Israel gaming the ‘Iranian threat’

Years before his recent grandstanding in Congress, Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders conjured a threat where one previously didn’t exist

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and winner of the 2012 Gellhorn Prize for journalism. He is the author of the newly published Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare
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Mar 5

Review (Guest): Lords of Secrecy – The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare

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Scott Horton

5 out of 5 Stars.

Excessive control that is out of control . . .

By Still Singin’ on February 16, 2015

LORDS OF SECRECY is one of the finest books I’ve read on national security “creep.” Scott Horton manages to retain at least some distance from obvious bias, but some of the information he lays out would cause any legitimate American citizen clenched teeth and a few well-placed emphatic comments.

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Mar 5

Friends of Europe: Not Friendly, Not Thoughtful — Comment by Robert Steele

logo friends of europeFriends of Europe (€2,281,515 a year budget) is delighted to send you the report of its last Security Jam, launched today at a debate with General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and Ambassador Alain Le Roy, incoming Secretary General of the European External Action Service. European Union and NATO leaders must act urgently to set up a security organisation in the Middle East, create an EU consensus on immigration, asylum and human trafficking, and open up jobs for women in intelligence operations, according to the 2,300-strong Jam community. The experts also urged the creation of an international ‘Cyberpol’ agency.

10 Recommendations & Comment by Robert Steele Below the Fold

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Mar 5

Jean Lievens: Facilitation Improv – Empowering Humanity with a Radically New Operating System

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

How you are empowered to facilitate humanity into a radically new operating system

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Facilitation is a key to changing the political, economic, justice, legal, education, healthcare and entertainment systems. New political systems can be based on facilitation brings people together to hear each other, to empathize and to collaborate. Different demographics and groups at odds with each other through facilitation can learn to work together to find holistic solutions. Solutions and governance then emerge bottom up from the collective. New economic systems can be based on facilitating people to work together in commons and gift economies e.g. gift circles are about facilitating people to express their needs and gifts. New justice and legal systems can be based in facilitating people to come together, to acknowledge, understand, empathize and forgive.

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