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US approves $11.25 billion warship sale to Saudi Arabia

Lockheed Martin has been approved to sell four multimission warships to Saudi Arabia for $11.25 billion.

Andrea Shalal via Business Insider:

The US government has approved the sale of four Lockheed Martin Corp. multimission warships and associated equipment to Saudi Arabia, a deal valued at $11.25 billion, according to a US government official.

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, notified US lawmakers late Monday about the possible sale, said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Lawmakers have 30 days to block the sale, though such action is rare since potential deals are carefully vetted before any formal notification takes place.

The approval allows Saudi Arabia and the US government to negotiate a formal contract for the ships, but that process is not expected to be completed before the end of the year, according to a second source who is familiar with the matter.

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What I’ve learned as a Freemason and why I left the order

Freemasons' Hall 1927: London art deco
I joined Freemasonry out of a deep-seated yearning for truth and mystery. That yearning is something some people are just born with and others aren’t. Personally, I had a hunch that the allegories of Freemasonry were based on ancient astrolatry, not to be confused with astrology[1]. In other words, the allegories of Freemasonry are a play on the ancient mysteries about light (the sun) overcoming darkness.[2] I couldn’t just read and wonder about it, though. I wanted to confirm it for myself by becoming a Freemason. After years of studying it and becoming a 32° Mason, I’m comfortable asserting that to be true and feel that I’ve confirmed my hunch.

What I’ve learned.

There are allegories embedded within the religions of the world and Freemasonry describes them. [3] These allegories describe scientific truths and philosophic concepts and don’t fall within the realm of occult pseudoscience or superstition. The craft of Freemasonry is, therefore, a historical and scientific inference rather than a cult or religion.… Read the rest

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The Military Industrial Complex

An art installation  and talk by Bonnie Camplin at the South London Gallery examined the notorious Military Industrial Complex and brings in a plethora of conspiracy theories along the way:

This live work by Bonnie Camplin took the form of a study room exploring what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed. Drawing from an interdisciplinary array of materials and theories, from physics to philosophy, psychology, witchcraft, quantum theory and warfare, The Military Industrial Complex examined the anxieties caused by the categorisation of lived experiences as valid or deviant, questioning how the actual locus of madness is located and identified.


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Malaysia Airlines MH370: The Rothschild Inheritance Conspiracy

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014. Sometime in July an alleged piece of the plane washed up on Reunion Island. What happened to the plane is still a mystery.


But it gets weirder…and it involves the Military Industrial Complex and the Rothschild family.

Starship Earth: The Big Picture, an Illuminati conspiracy blog brings us the mysterious details:

A US technology company which had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing.

Freescale Semiconductor has been developing microprocessors, sensors and other technology for the past 50 years. The technology it creates is commonly referred to as embedded processors, which according to the firm are “stand-alone semiconductors that perform dedicated computing functions in electronic systems”.

Freescale’s shareholders include the Carlyle Group of private equity investors whose past advisers have included ex-US president George Bush Sr and former British Prime Minister John Major.

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Blood Money: These Companies and People Make Billions of Dollars From War


Via Lily Dane at Activist Post:

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.George Orwell

The late United States Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler is perhaps most famous for his post-retirement speech titled “War is a Racket.” In the early 1930s, Butler presented the speech on a nationwide tour. It was so popular that he wrote a longer version as a small book that was published in 1935.

Butler points to a variety of examples, mostly from World War I, where industrialists whose operations were subsidized by public funding were able to generate substantial profits essentially from mass human suffering.

The work is divided into five chapters:

  1. War is a racket
  2. Who makes the profits?
  3. Who pays the bills?
  4. How to smash this racket!
  5. To hell with war!

It contains this summary:

War is a racket.

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What Should the New “Daily Show” Look Like? A Modest Proposal

In 1998, the still relatively young cable network Comedy Central wanted to show its viewers that it wasn’t afraid to dip its toes into the troubled waters of politics. Two years earlier, it had created a program called The Daily Show, tackling the dirty deeds of the political world with a humorous angle. The program had been relatively successful, but two years in, the program’s original host, Craig Kilborn, decided to bow out.

For his second to last show, Kilborn brought on the comedian chosen to take his place: Jon Stewart. Their on-air chat kicked off with a few gags that would become staples of Stewart’s tenure: jokes about his shortness and his being Jewish. As a welcome present, Kilborn gave Stewart a phone book to sit on.

When Kilborn asked Stewart what he would change about the show, Stewart quickly replied, “Changes? This is The Daily Show, man!… Read the rest

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Ashton Carter: No Word of Peace

Aaron Dames writes for Divided Core:

Alice Slater, New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, breaks down Obama’s pick for the next Secretary of Defense (head of the U.S military), Ashton Carter. She scratches the surface of this man’s past genuflections toward the weapons and defense industry. The Senate approved his nomination 93 – 5, which demonstrates the obsequious, acquiescent, complacent, and no-questions-asked nature of the military-industrial-Congressional-complex. Previously serving as the Pentagon’s chief arms buyer, Carter has advocated preemptively bombing North Korea, arming the Ukrainian government, and opposes shutting down Guantanamo Bay. He has made tens of thousands of dollars from advocating war, pushes nuclear weapons production, and has consulted for defense corporations time and time again. Due to previous conflicts of interest, Cater required an ethics waiver to join the pro-war Obama administration.

There is no word of peace from this man. Please, for the love God, do not vote for any majority party in the 2016 U.S National Elections.… Read the rest

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Ghost in the Machine: US and UK Are Capitalism’s Warlords

Benn Berrigan (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Benn Berrigan (CC BY-NC 2.0)

via News Junkie Post:

For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations around the world. After half a century of loans, structural adjustments, industrialization, austerity measures, embargoes, sanctions, wars, and neoliberal trade agreements, wealth has increased and stratified for the powers that have historically orchestrated it. By contrast, the gap between rich and poor has widened, and many nations of the Global South find themselves in disadvantageous positions with regard to international economics and global politics.

This pernicious system is propped up by the United States government first of all, and its close partner, the United Kingdom. In a world that is becoming increasingly tired of Anglo-American authority, the Yankee and British economies rely on arms exports to maintain their supremacy. Currently, as number one and number three of the world’s arms exporters, the US share of the market is about 78 percent, and that of the UK is about 3.5 percent.

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