Owl: Assassination in Russia — False Flag? NeoCon Money & Russian FSB Renegades? WWIII?

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

Good News and Bad News: WWW3 Will be a Short War

Alexey Navalny, a major opposition leader to Putin, was murdered in Russia, and likely he was a victim of a false flag planned and executed by Western neocons. As Wayne Madsen commented, “Neocons issue their demands for “regime change” in Russia, minutes after Boris Nemtsov is shot gangland-style near Kremlin. This is an obvious set-up like the Politkovskaya, Klebnikov, and Litvinenko murders to embarrass Putin’s government and comes days after release of a Stratfor report predicting the downfall of Putin and the splitting up of Russia into smaller states.

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Mar 1

Chuck Spinney: Balanced Assessment of Ukraine

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

Jonathan Steele reviews Richard Sakwa’s important new book, “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands.”

Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands by Richard Sakwa review – an unrivalled account

At last, a balanced assessment of the Ukrainian conflict – the problems go far beyond Vladimir Putin

Jonathan Steele, Guardian, 19 February 2015 05.29 EST

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Feb 26

Mongoose: A Domestic Black Site in Chicago?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Brian Jacob Church spent the better part of a day shackled inside Chicago’s Homan Square, denied access to an attorney, before police finally sent him to be booked and charged. Lawyers say the facility is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

• The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

• Homan Square ‘black site': surveillance, military-style vehicles and a metal cage

Video from The Guardian below the fold.

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Feb 25

Mike Flynn: Iraq Offensive Will Fail — Robert Steele: Yes But…

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Why the Iraq Offensive Will Fail

Unless the president faces up to the real threat, the plans to retake Mosul don’t have a chance.

Politico, 20 February 2015

We, as a nation, must accept and face the reality that we and other contributing nations of the world are at war, and not just in Iraq. We are in a global war with a radical and violent form of the Islamic religion, and it is irresponsible and dangerous to deny it. This enemy is far broader than the 40,000 or so fighters in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. There also exists a large segment of this radical version of Islam in over 90 nations abroad as well as here at home. Just ask those countries from which foreign fighters are flowing into the Levant to support this “jihad.”

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Feb 22