NEWS DIGEST: "The Downing of MH17 - Is Israel Involved?"
· American empire coming to a close’
People around the world are “fed up” with the United States’ increasingly “militaristic and imperialistic” policies, a “reckless and irresponsible” strategy that will bring about the “demise” of the American empire, a former US Senate candidate says.
“It’s abundantly clear that the world is fed up with all this American empire expansionism,” Mark Dankof, a political commentator and broadcaster in San Antonio, Texas told Press TV on Monday.
Dankof strongly criticized the Obama administration’s policies in Ukraine and Gaza in particular, which he said is mainly the result of “American militarism on behalf of the Zionism and international banks and Western energy consortiums.”
US sanctions against Russia will cause the US dollar to “nosedive” in value, setting the stage for the “ultimate demise of the American empire,” he stated.
“It’s clear that American policies around the world are increasingly militaristic, increasingly imperialistic and absolutely irresponsible,” the former Senate candidate noted. “We are literally witnessing a transition of power in world history where the American empire is coming to a close.”
In an article published on Sunday, former US Congressman and presidential nominee Ron Paul wrote, “The US government’s decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself.”
“While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in the short term, in the long run these sanctions are just another step toward the dollar’s eventual demise as the world’s reserve currency,” he argued.
Would not be the first time that Israel uses a plane to kill people and then lay the blame for it on someone else.
Christopher Bollyn - "The Downing of MH17 - Is Israel Involved?"
The Israeli Photo of MH17 - Who is Yaron Mofaz?
Furthermore, Yaron Mofaz, a relative of Shaul Mofaz, former chief of staff of the Israeli military, oddly took a photograph of the ill-fated Malaysian plane at the airport in Amsterdam shortly before it was shot down, which he then provided to Reuters.
Yaron Mofaz also happens to be a director of a Mofaz family company that works closely with a company in Florida that owns a former Malaysia Airlines airliner, virtually identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and MH17.
This Malaysian airliner, it just so happens, was sent to Israel in late 2013 where it was parked in a hangar in Tel Aviv. For these and other reasons it is logical that we consider the possibility that the shooting down of MH17 was an Israeli false-flag operation with a twist.
Therefore, the real question is not whether Israel was involved, but to what degree was Israel involved in the atrocity? –
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The British government is seeking to cover up its role in the illegal “extraordinary rendition”—kidnappings and torture—programme run by the United States.
Ahead of the delayed release of a US Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) torture system, in place under the previous George W. Bush administration, the Observer revealed that the UK government has approached its US counterparts to censor information regarding Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture through the use of the Indian Ocean air base of Diego Garcia.
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