Now that the US is expanding the war into Syria it seems ISIS is drifting out of focus. Another group, Khorasan, has been identified as a more direct threat to the United States. Khorasan is reportedly led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, a former member of Osama Bin Laden’s inner-circle who was intimately involved in 9/11. Director of National Intelligence Clapper has labeled Khorasan as much or a greater threat than ISIS and other intelligence experts told The New York Times the group poses a greater and more immediate danger to the US.
|By: DSWright Monday September 22, 2014 6:30 pm|
|By: DSWright Friday September 19, 2014 1:52 pm|
Though Scotland just voted to stay in Britain it seems secession as an idea still has some appeal. According to Reuters, 1 in 4 Americans are open to idea of their states seceding from the union.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between August and September found that about 24% of those surveyed “strongly supported or tended to support” their state seceding form the union. The reason for the widespread antagonism towards the federal government was linked to disgust with gridlock and dysfunction in DC.
|By: DSWright Friday September 19, 2014 9:01 am|
According to secret emails reviewed by The Hill, some influential Democratic Party members are less than enthused about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming president. The Google group called “Gamechanger Salon,” hosts 1,500 Democratic Party aligned operatives in activism and media. A years worth of emails revealed “significant dissatisfaction” with Hillary Clinton.
|By: DSWright Friday September 19, 2014 6:50 am|
Following the House, the Senate voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s plan to arm and train the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. They vote was 78-22 with 9 Democrats, 12 Republicans, and independent Senator Bernie Sanders voting no. Congress has now authorized another military adventure in the Middle East, what could go wrong?
|By: DSWright Thursday September 18, 2014 12:40 pm|
With an increasing number of Americans distrustful of the mainstream media you would think the establishment would try to be on their best behavior. Not so. As was revealed late last week, numerous members of the establishment press attended an off-the-record session with President Obama to help him sell the Syrian war to the American people. Though first noted by the New York Times, it was the Huffington Post that actually named names and revealed that over a dozen writers attended the meeting and represented most of the major corporate media interests in DC.
While such underhanded behavior was a shock to few who understand the incestuous relationship between the mainstream media and those in power, the mask rarely comes off to such a degree.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 18, 2014 10:16 am|
Strike Debt, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, announced yesterday that it has abolished $4 million worth of student loan debt as part of its Rolling Jubilee program. The group was able to purchase the debt for around $100,000. The announcement came on September 17th, which is the anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street’s occupation in New York City.
The Rolling Jubilee program has abolished over $18 million worth of debt in total using the same strategies debt collectors use in acquiring large debts for pennies on the dollar, but instead of trying to collect from troubled borrowers they “abolish” the debt and send a letter to the debtor alerting them that they no longer have to pay.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 18, 2014 7:50 am|
President Obama’s self-described “fantasy” got some help from Congress yesterday as the House of Representatives passed a bill pushed by both Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to arm and train rebels in Syria. The vote was 273 to 156 and appropriated no funds yet proved controversial as both Democrats and Republicans opposed party leaders with 59 Republicans and 114 Democrats supporting and 71 Republicans and 85 Democrats opposing.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 11, 2014 9:05 am|
In a prime time speech President Barack Obama declared that he would destroy the Islamic militant group ISIS saying they were a “group of killers” that threatened “American citizens, personnel, and facilities” in the region and beyond. If not destroyed, Obama claimed, ISIS would attack America. Though he acknowledged that US intelligence had not detected any specific threats to date, Obama argued that because ISIS had foreign fighters within it that included US and EU citizens it could easily become an organization that targeted the US and EU with terrorist attacks.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 11, 2014 7:59 am|
There has been an interesting little game going on with US sanctions against Russia up until now. The US pretends to seriously sanction Russia and Russia pretends it is being seriously sanctioned. But now it appears the US may be actually targeting the companies that matter to Russia.
ExxonMobil has a $50 billion contract with the Russian government to help exploit energy in the arctic.
|By: DSWright Thursday September 11, 2014 5:59 am|
Some of the biggest banks in Scotland are threatening to leave if the people vote for independence from Britain. In a move designed to pressure the people of Scotland to stay within the UK, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have said they will relocate if Scotland votes for independence in an upcoming referendum. The banks have said thousands of jobs will be lost and that it will be more difficult for people in Scotland to get a mortgage.