Afternoon News Bytes - 27-May-2019

Army Virtue-Tweet Backfires: 1000s Expose "Heartbreaking" Horrors of War

After posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?

As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking.

“My daughter was raped while in the army, said one responder. “They took her to the hospital where an all male staff tried to convince her to give the guy a break because it would ruin his life. She persisted. Wouldn’t back down. Did a tour in Iraq. Now suffers from PTSD.

The War Racket Continues... 84 Years Later! - Global Research

On this Memorial Day weekend all Americans should look back to the great essay written in 1935 by Marine General Smedley Butler. He named it ‘War is a Racket’ and it still resonates nowadays perhaps even more powerfully. His essay should be required reading for all high school American History students. General Butler acknowledged that he became a ‘Gangster’ for the US corporate interests internationally.

The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War

In the subsequent years, an arms industry dependent upon government funds grew bigger and increasingly powerful, gobbling up taxpayer dollars in the form of deals with the Department of Defense. In September 2018 alone, Boeing received 20 contracts worth $13.7 billion. In November 2018, Lockheed Martin scored a nearly $23 billion contract for F-35 jets. As with all big government programs, inefficiency, waste, and corruption have plagued this state-subsidized industry.

U.S. War Criminals, Conspiracy Theorists and the Mainstream Media vs. Julian Assange - Global Research

Julian Assange exposed U.S. war crimes, CIA spying capabilities, false flag cyber attacks and corruption within the Democratic Party and he’s the bad guy?

An “Emergency to Send Billions in Weapons to the Saudis - Global Research

So Trump has declared an “emergency to circumvent Congressional oversight of arms shipments to other countries. By law Congress by law is given 30 days advance before before such sales are completed, and it can obstruct them. But a loophole in the Arms Control Act allows the president to authorize sales in an emergency.

The World: What Is Really Happening - Global Research

You may recall that, one month after the Skripal incident, there was allegedly a “chemical weapons attack in the jihadist enclave of Douma, which led to air strikes against the Syrian government in support of the jihadist forces by US, British and French bombers and missiles. At the time, I argued that the Douma jihadist enclave was on the brink of falling (as indeed it proved) and there was no military advantage – and a massive international downside – for the Syrian Army in using chemical weapons. Such evidence for the attack that existed came from the jihadist allied and NATO funded White Helmets and related sources; and the veteran and extremely respected journalist Robert Fisk, first westerner to arrive on the scene, reported that no chemical attack had taken place.

Short film reveals the lunacy of water fluoridation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century. Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people’s dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary. The featured film, “Our Daily Dose, reviews some of this evidence.

Trump Regime Demand for Palestinian Surrender. Washington's "Peace Process" is a Colossal Hoax - Global Research

Trump’s so-called “deal of the century has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with resolving irreconcilable Israeli/Palestinian differences — everything to do with serving Israeli interests at their expense.

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