Revealed: The secret army of 200 weapons-obsessed anti-vaxx ex-soldiers called ‘Veterans 4 Freedom’ plotting attacks on vaccine centres

By Ian Gallagher
The Mail on Sunday via Truthseeker
August 30, 2021

According to Britain’s most popular Sunday newspaper, these peaceable looking beer swillers are highly dangerous characters who are planning armed revolution, with coordinated attacks soon to be launched on vaccination centres.  

Above: Veterans for Freedom have some beers in a pub garden in Devon. Or as the Mail caption claims: “the inaugural meeting of the Devon ‘cell’ of a newly formed 200-strong private army whose disturbing plans to cause mayhem across Britain can today be exposed” Read More

U-S-A! U-S-A! We’re Number One!

By Paul Edwards
Information Clearing House
August 23, 2021


“The Empire [Pax Americana]  is now regarded by the world as an unhinged, imbecile giant without brains, ethics, honor, or even any sense of self-preservation.  Nations, universally, stare at us with the kind of bated-breath foreboding that would be felt watching an untethered lunatic venture across Zambesi Gorge on a tightrope.” —  Paul Edwards (below) Read More

America in Humilistan: Apocalypse Yesterday, Apocalypse Tomorrow

As mothers throw their babies over barbed wire fences to their erstwhile invaders, the big question is: ‘How fast can we run?’

By Lasha Darkmoon
August 23, 2021
(Includes 12-minute video)


“America is a mistake, a giant mistake!” wailed Sigmund Freud long ago. Perhaps Papa Sigmund was on to something. Recent events have borne him out. Because please take note: the current situation in Afghanistan is Saigon 1975 on steroids.  America’s ignominious retreat from Vietnam 45 years ago looks like a nun’s picnic in comparison. It is humiliation writ large. Read More

UN Report:Taliban conducting ‘targeted door-to-door visits’

PressTV – Aug 20, 2021 — via Truthseeker
(Short video added by Darkmoon site)

Taliban fighters stand guard near an Ashura procession
along a road in Herat, Afghanistan, on August 19, 2021.

A secret UN document says Taliban militants now ruling Afghanistan are “intensifying” efforts to hunt down elements that collaborated with US and NATO forces despite pledges of general amnesty by the group. Read More

Translations Compared: Same Poem (‘Stalker’) Translated into French and Italian by Gian Franco Spotti

‘Stalker’ by XANADU

Tradotto in Italiano

Mai ho parlato con quest’uomo.
Odierei condividere il suo letto.
Se gli sguardi potessero uccidere—e talvolta lo fanno—
Costui mi avrebbe già uccisa.

Il suo sguardo spaventoso, il suo odioso cipiglio,
Mi segue ovunque.
Lui rappresenta tutto ciò che è immondo
E mi porta alla disperazione.

Vorrei sapere cosa ho fatto
Per meritarmi quest’orribile odio.
Il problema è che sto fuggendo—
Lui mi ha chiesto un appuntamento.

—     §     —

‘Stalker’ translated into French 


Cet homme jamais je l’avais rencontré.
Son lit je hairais le partager.
Si les regards pouvaient tuer–et quelque fois ça peut arriver–
Célui-ci il m’aurait déjà tuée.

Son regard épouventable, son renfregnement haissable,
Me suit partout.
Tout ce qui est immonde lui il le représente
Et m’amène au désespoir.

J’aimerais savoir qu’est-ce que j’ai fait
Et  cette haine horrible avoir mérité.
Le problème, c’est qu’enfuir je m’en vais–
Un rendez-vous lui il m’a demandé.

Six Things You Need to Know About Afghanistan and the Taliban

Trouble lies ahead. Big trouble. The storm has only just begun.

By Marc Vandepitte
Global Research
August 18, 2021

Presented by Lasha Dakmoon
with pictures, captions and  commentary

1. Monstrous covenant with jihadis

The story starts in 1979. Afghanistan had a left-wing government, which of course was not to the liking of the US. 

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s adviser, devised the plan to arm and train jihadists–then still called mujahideen–in Afghanistan. The aim was to provoke a Soviet invasion, in order to saddle Moscow with a Vietnam-like scenario.

Carter followed Brzezinski’s  advice and provided the mujahideen the necessary help. The plan worked. The government in Kabul ran into difficulties and asked the Kremlin for help. The Afghan quagmire forced the Soviet Union to remain in the Central Asian country for ten years. Read More

U.S. Adventure in Afghanistan Grinds to Ignominious End, Taliban Takes Over

The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable.

By Chris Hedges
Scheerpost via ICH
August 12, 2021

Includes 4-minute video, 
with latest new of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan 

The debacle in Afghanistan, which will unravel into chaos with lightning speed over the next few weeks and ensure the return of the Taliban to power, is one more signpost of the end of the American empire.

The two decades of combat, the one trillion dollars spent, the 100,000 troops deployed to subdue Afghanistan, the high-tech gadgets, artificial intelligence, cyberwarfare, Reaper drones armed with Hellfire missiles and GBU-30 bombs and the Global Hawk drones with high-resolution cameras, Special Operations Command composed of elite rangers, SEALs and air commandos, black sites, torture, electronic surveillance, satellites, attack aircraft, mercenary armies, infusions of millions of dollars to buy off and bribe the local elites and train an Afghan army of 350,000 that has never exhibited the will to fight, failed to defeat a guerrilla army of 60,000 that funded itself through opium production and extortion in one of the poorest countries on earth.

Like any empire in terminal decay, no one will be held accountable for the debacle or for the other debacles in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen or anywhere else. Not the generals. Not the politicians. Not the CIA and intelligence agencies. Not the diplomats. Not the obsequious courtiers in the press who serve as cheerleaders for war. Not the compliant academics and area specialists. Not the defense industry. Empires at the end are collective suicide machines.

The military becomes in late empire unmanageable, unaccountable, and endlessly self-perpetuating, no matter how many fiascos, blunders and defeats it visits upon the carcass of the nation, or how much money it plunders, impoverishing the citizenry and leaving governing institutions and the physical infrastructure decayed.

The human tragedy — at least 801,000 people have been killed by direct war violence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan and 37 million have been displaced in and from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Philippines, Libya, and Syria according to The Watson Institute at Brown University — is reduced to a neglected footnote.

‘The Enemy Within’

Nearly all the roughly 70 empires during the last 4,000 years, including the Greek, Roman, Chinese, Ottoman, Hapsburg, imperial German, imperial Japanese, British, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Soviet empires, collapsed in the same orgy of military folly. The Roman Republic, at its height, only lasted two centuries. The U.S. empire is set to disintegrate in roughly the same time. This is why, at the start of World War I in Germany, Karl Liebknecht called the German military, which imprisoned and later assassinated him, “the enemy from within.”

Mark Twain, who was a fierce opponent of the efforts to plant the seeds of empire in Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, wrote an imagined history of America in the 20th century where its “lust for conquest” had destroyed “the Great Republic…[because] trampling upon the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people’s liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake.”

Twain knew that foreign occupations, designed to enrich the ruling elites, use occupied populations as laboratory rats to perfect techniques of control that soon migrate back to the homeland. It was the brutal colonial policing practices in the Philippines, which included a vast spy network along with routine beatings, torture and executions, which became the model for centralized domestic policing and intelligence gathering in the United States. Israeli’s arms, surveillance and drone industries test their products on the Palestinians.

It is one of the dark ironies that it was the American empire, led by Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, which spawned the mess in Afghanistan. Brzezinski oversaw a multibillion-dollar CIA covert operation to arm, train and equip the Taliban to fight the Soviets. This clandestine effort sidelined the secular, democratic opposition and assured the ascendancy of the Taliban in Afghanistan, along with the spread of its radical Islam into Soviet Central Asia, once Soviet forces withdrew.

The American empire would, years later, find itself desperately trying to destroy its own creation. In April 2017, in a classic example of this kind of absurd blowback, the United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” — the most powerful conventional bomb in the American arsenal — on an Islamic State cave complex in Afghanistan that the CIA had invested millions in building and fortifying.

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were not an existential threat to the United States. They were not politically significant. They did not disrupt the balance of global power. They were not an act of war. They were acts of nihilistic terror.

The only way to fight terrorists is to isolate them within their own societies. I was in the Middle East for The New York Times after the attacks. Most of the Muslim world was appalled and revolted at the crimes against humanity that had been carried out in the name of Islam. If the U.S. had the courage to be vulnerable, to grasp that this was an intelligence war, not a conventional war, it would be far safer and secure today. These wars in the shadows, as the Israelis illustrated when they tracked down the assassins of their athletes in the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, take months, even years of work.

Greatest US Strategic Blunder

But the attacks gave the ruling elites, lusting for control of the Middle East, especially Iraq, which had nothing to do with the attacks, the excuse to carry out the greatest strategic blunder in American history — the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

The architects of the war, including then Sen. Joe Biden, knew little about the countries being invaded, did not grasp the limits of industrial and technocratic war or the inevitable blowback that would see the United States reviled throughout the Muslim world. They believed they could implant client regimes by force throughout the region, use the oil revenues in Iraq, since the war in Afghanistan would be over in a matter of weeks, to cover the cost of reconstruction and magically restore American global hegemony. It did the opposite.

Invading Iraq and Afghanistan, dropping iron fragmentation bombs on villages and towns, kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning tens of thousands of people, using drones to sow terror from the skies, resurrected the discredited radical jihadists and was a potent recruiting tool in the fight against U.S. and NATO forces. The U.S. was the best thing that ever happened to the Taliban and al Qaeda.

There was little objection within the power structures to these invasions. The congressional vote was 518-to-one in favor of empowering President George W. Bush to launch a war, Rep. Barbara Lee being the lone dissenter. Those of us who spoke out against the idiocy of the looming bloodlust were slandered, denied media platforms, and cast into the wilderness, where most of us remain.

Those who sold us the war kept their megaphones, a reward for their service to empire and the military-industrial complex. It did not matter how cynical or foolish they were.

Historians call the self-defeating military adventurism of late empires “micro-militarism.” During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) the Athenians invaded Sicily, suffering the loss of 200 ships and thousands of soldiers and triggering revolts throughout the empire. Britain attacked Egypt in 1956 in a dispute over the nationalization of the Suez Canal and was humiliated when it had to withdraw its forces, bolstering the status of Arab nationalists such as Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser.

“While rising empires are often judicious, even rational in their application of armed force for conquest and control of overseas dominions, fading empires are inclined to ill-considered displays of power, dreaming of bold military masterstrokes that would somehow recoup lost prestige and power,” the historian Alfred McCoy writes “In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power.” “Often irrational even from an imperial point of view, these micromilitary operations can yield hemorrhaging expenditures or humiliating defeats that only accelerate the process already under way.”

The death blow to the American empire will, as McCoy writes, be the loss of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This loss will plunge the United States into a crippling, and prolonged depression. It will force a massive contraction of the global military footprint.

The ugly, squalid face of empire, with the loss of the dollar as the reserve currency, will become familiar at home. The bleak economic landscape, with its decay and hopelessness, will accelerate an array of violent and self-destructive pathologies including mass shootings, hate crimes, opioid and heroin overdoses, morbid obesity, suicides, gambling and alcoholism.

The state will increasingly dispense with the fiction of the rule of law to rely exclusively on militarized police, essentially internal armies of occupation, and the prisons and jails, which already hold 25 percent of the world’s prisoners although the United States represents less than 5 percent of global population.

Our demise will probably come more swiftly than we imagine. When revenues shrink or collapse, McCoy points out, empires become “brittle.” An economy heavily dependent on massive government subsidies to produce primarily weapons and munitions, as well as fund military adventurism, will go into a tailspin with a heavily depreciated dollar, falling to perhaps a third of its former value. Prices will dramatically rise because of the steep increase in the cost of imports. Wages in real terms will decline.

The devaluation of Treasury bonds will make paying for our massive deficits onerous, perhaps impossible. The unemployment level will climb to depression era levels. Social assistance programs, because of a contracting budget, will be sharply curtailed or eliminated. This dystopian world will fuel the rage and hyper nationalism that put Donald Trump in the White House. It will spawn an authoritarian state to keep order and, I expect, a Christianized fascism.

The tools of control on the outer reaches of empire, already part of our existence, will become ubiquitous. The wholesale surveillance, the abolition of basic civil liberties, militarized police authorized to use indiscriminate lethal force, the use of drones and satellites to keep us monitored and fearful, along with the censorship of the press and social media, familiar to Iraqis or Afghans, will define America. The U.S. is not the first empire to suffer this fate. It is a familiar ending.

Imperialism and militarism are poisons that eradicate the separation of powers, designed to prevent tyranny, and extinguish democracy. If those who orchestrated these crimes are not held accountable, and this means organizing sustained mass resistance, people will pay the price, and may pay it soon, for their hubris and greed.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for 15 years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East bureau chief and Balkan bureau chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor and NPR. He is the host of the Emmy Award-nominated RT America show “On Contact.”


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Apocalyptic Climate Change Report Issues Dire Warning: Irreversible Damage to Planet Unless We Take Drastic Action ASAP

“It’s way past time for policymakers to translate this stark warning into action.”

By Jake Johnson
Information Clearing House
August 9, 2021

4-minute video included

Climate activists didn’t need yet another report to tell them that continued inaction in the face of accelerating global warming would be catastrophic—the evidence is plain for all to see. Read More

Innocent Man Locked in Mental Facility, Forcibly Drugged for YEARS Because No One Cared to ID Him

America is now becoming a Kafkaesque country where the cops are throwing innocent people in jail without even bothering to check who they are. 

By Matt Agorist
The Free Thought Project
August 6, 2021

Every time Joshua Spriestersbach (pictured) tried telling the doctors, nurses, and staff at a state hospital in Hawaii that they had the wrong man, no one listened and his protests were answered with drugs. After nearly three years, the blithering idiots running the hospital finally figured out their blunder and instead of fixing their mistake, they covered it up by quietly kicking Spriestersbach out on the street with only 50 cents to his name. Read More

We Are the New Slaves

Originally published as ‘The Road to Totalitarianism”

As a result of Covid-19, hitherto democratic countries are now becoming increasingly  authoritarian,  morphing  into totalitarian dictatorships. Orwell must be turning in his grave.

By C.J. Hopkins
Waking Times & Consent Factory
August 5, 2021

With additional input from Lasha Darkmoon
in the form of an endnote, “We Are the New Slaves”


“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. 
The obedient must be slaves.”
— Henry David Thoreau
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