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Joe Clifford lives in Rhode Island and has written a regular column for an online newspaper and has contributed many articles to various RI newspapers. His articles deal almost exclusively with American Foreign policy but ventures into other areas on occasion.

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Saddam Husseing and Donald Rumsfeld, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 21, 2014
Is The US re-creating the Dark Age in history, and if so is it intentional? Article provides supportive evidence that the grand plan is to bring anarchy to the Middle east and offers the footprint of US intervention in that area of the world.
A Twitter Card, From Images
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 9, 2015
If This is Not "Newsworthy, What Is?" This article discusses the lack of any media coverage by the major "news" outlets of government bombings of hospitals, and contrasts the non coverage with the over coverage by mainstream media of the mass murders, as in San Bernardino.
Burning Money, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 19, 2016
The One Trillion Dollar War with Absolutely Nothing to Show for it. The longest war in our history continues without end and has cost over one trillion dollars and is is not even a presidential campaign issue. The Empire just continues endless war all around the world and it is not even an issue. A sad commentary on the state of the US.
From flickr.com/photos/79684288@N00/16603911673/: The Sanders Option, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
If Sanders is a True Progressive, He Has One Winnable Option Left If Bernie Sanders is a true progressive he only has one option left to play out.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Only Two Tools in the US Tool Bag: Bombs and Starvation This article describes the two common weapons the US has in its arsenal to enforce our will, and contrasts the method of the US as compared to China in dealing with other nations.
282px-Operation_Upshot- ..., From ImagesAttr
(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 11, 2015
On the Precipice of Nuclear War This article tells of the real possibility of nuclear war with Russia and the media's misinformation in an attempt to promote yet another war.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Vietnam War and Our Latest war on Yemen Have One Thing in Common-- Nonexistent Attacks. The questionable attack on a US Navy ship in the Gulf of Tonkin precipitated escalation of the useless Vietnam War. Now, years later we have almost an identical questionable attack on a US Navy ship off the coast of Yemen. It may have never occurred, but mainstream media has chose to ignore the non existent attack on the US.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 10, 2016
Mainstream Media's Propaganda War on Syria and Russia: What You Really Need to Know. Democracy cannot exist without an informed public. Mainstream Corporate Media no longer informs. It acts as a propaganda machine and a reliable parrot in repeating the official government line. This article contains facts denied you by MSM and facts you need to make informed decisions.
Propaganda, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2016
Corporate Media and Neocon Propaganda Will Get Millions Killed Corporate media and neocon allies are planing a war with Russia by using the same propaganda techniques employed to make war on Iraq and Libya. The difference is however, this war could cost you your life and millions of others.
DECO2200 - Week 6 Revisited, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2015
Yemen: We did it again. This article challenges mainstream media's explanation of the Civil War in Yemen, and puts much of the blame for the current situation squarely on on the shoulders of the US government.
Tweet from Twitter User SceneConexion, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 10, 2015
We Have a Dysfunctional Government, but Hope is on the Way. The US government is totally dysfunctional except for the very wealthy. However there is hope coming from Europe. When the bandwagon arrives, be sure to jump on. It is your only hope.
Nuclear war between US and Russia brought to you by idiot neocons., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2015
Ignorance is Bliss; Until You Are Incinerated in a Nuclear Exchange. As long as you rely on mainstream corporate news outlets you will not have any idea of what is happening in the world. This is intended ignorance by corporate media because as most know, thinking people are dangerous.
ISIS Beheading Of James Foley, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 15, 2014
Good beheading vs bad beheading. What's the difference?? The reader should question why certain beheadings are so controversial while others go ignored by mainstream media. Does it depend on who is guilty for the beheading?
Holding Nose While Voting, From ImagesAttr
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2014
Tired of Voting While Holding Your Nose? Article shows the corruption of elections but offers a simple solution.
Obama Putin Faceoff - Caricatures, From ImagesAttr
(32 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2015
Is Putin Right? Is Putin trying to preserve order in the Middle East while the US tries to lay waste to yet another country?
Syriza logo, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 22, 2015
Syriza Will Offer America Hope A Syriza like party may well blossom in the US as our system is dysfunctional. The US public now sees their government as controlled by the powerful, with the public having no representation at all. Citizens are ready to reject that dysfunctional system and they might just get the chance.
Current dictator of Egypt who has killed thousands, but he is our guy. This is why they hate us, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 7, 2015
The Asinine Argument: They Hate us for Our Freedom There are legitimate reasons to explain why people of the world hate the US government despite the stupid explanation of former President Bush who said they hate us for our freedom.
The Voice of Reason, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 28, 2015
Who Should Not Have Nuclear Weapons: The US or Iran? The article compares the US and Iran and illustrates the willingness of the US to use violence in its history.
Hands Up Don't Shoot, From ImagesAttr
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 29, 2014
Shooting Blacks with Immunity This article helps readers see the extent of the problems and it also offers reason why the system is failing.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/24564574914/: The lesser of two evils??, From Images
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton is Playing With Thermonuclear Fire, and You Will be Glowing Hillary Clinton is more dangerous to world security, and a victory will most likely lead to a war with Russia
Anarchy and destruction: Neocon and warmonger's view of the Middle East., From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2015
The Truth of US Foreign Policy is a Bitter Pill to Swallow The real goal of US foreign policy appears to be anarchy. The footprint and presence of the US in the Middle East is very telling.
From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 10, 2016
The Fake News Controversy is Larger than you Think "Fake News" is a smokescreen for future censorship and control of alternative media. Because corporate media has no credibility and has lost control of the public, they are attempting to eliminate alternative media under the guise of it being "fake news".
John McCain-AIPAC, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Whose Congress is it? We will soon find out. The impending battle between Congress and the US President over a treaty that would limit the spread of nuclear weapons will tell citizens a great deal about the loyalty of their Senators.
Do you believe?, From GoogleImages
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2016
Russian Hacking: The CIA Never Lies? The CIA has offered no proof whatsoever of Russian hacking or interfering in our election. Do you believe?
Three children wounded by a US bomb in Nangrahar province of Afghanistan.
Their parents were both killed., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 2, 2016
How are Shooting a 12-Year-Old on a Playground and Bombing Hospitals Related? Reverence for the military has carried over to society, and both the military and now police are allowed to kill innocents without being held accountable.
US Foreign Policy, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2015
Let's Give Up Insanity and Try a Sane Approach in Dealing with the World This article suggests a radical change in our approach to foreign policy. It might be time to try something different, even sane for a big change.
From flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/24564574914/: The lesser of two evils??, From Images
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The Warrior Queen or the Wacko? Who is the Lesser of Two Evils? You may not know it but you do have a logical alternative to the clown show Presidential race. For those who languish in their choice of Trump vs. Clinton, I suggest Trump might just be the lesser of two evils. Fortunately I have a rational sane candidate to support.
Banksters - Get Out of Jail, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 1, 2015
What Large Banks Don't Want You to Know This article contrasts how others, namely Iceland, dealt with their large banks who brought on the world recession of 2008. The treatment and attitude towards the large banks is contrasted with the supplicant view of the large banks in this country.
Endless Wars, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2015
Alice and the Mad Hatter Gang Making Foreign Policy, will get you Killed. A description of the absolute insanity of US foreign policy. The irrational decisions of policy makers is now endangering the entire world. It is time to reign in these fools before it is too late.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 14, 2017
Not Yet Inaugurated; Already a New War The struggle between the military industrial complex, the Intelligence Agencies, and corporate media vs. Trump, over the narrative about Russia is the real major story that no one is willing to discuss.
Fake Facebook News Sites to Avoid, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 17, 2016
Mainstream Media on Syria and Russia: "Fake News If you rely on mainstream media and the cable outlets as your primary source of information on Syria, Aleppo, and Russia, you are subjected to a great deal of propaganda.
Bibi Shows Cartoon of Mass Destruction to UN, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Bibi Circus Comes to Town This article describes the folly of the Netanyahu speech before the US Congress, and illustrates the desire of Netanyahu to sabotage the nuclear talks with Iran, possibly insuring the next step in a US war with Iran.
US Mass Shootings by weapon, From FlickrPhotos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 1, 2016
Why We Have So Many Mass Killings? Look in a Mirror. Why so many mass murders in this country? Take a close look at the US government, for government always sets the example for the people to follow.
Iraqi Children, From ImagesAttr
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
A Nation Without a Conscience This article discusses the useless killing of 650,000 Iraqi children that occurred because of the US imposed sanctions on the people of Iraq and questions how a nation can convince itself that the deaths of so many innocent children was "worth it". Nothing is worth the loss of 650,000 innocent children.
Protesting Drones at Obama's Inauguration, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2015
Are All Innocents Killed by Drones Equal? This article compares the reaction to the deaths of the two American hostages by a US drone strike to the many other lives lost by drones.
I am not a thug!, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2015
Quiz on Baltimore's "criminals and thugs" Who are the "thugs and criminals" in Baltimore. If you sever the spine of another human being death resulting might yo0u be considered the "thug and criminal"?
Coming Soon to your Neighborhood??, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2015
On the Brink of Nuclear War, and You Don't See it Coming. Warmongering neocons are risking a nuclear confrontation with Russia and most Americans do not see the emergency because a complicit corporate media merely acts as a mouthpiece of the US government and fails to report the importance of events.
Do you want one of these or a cure for cancer?, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Your Choice: Thirteen-Billion-Dollar Aircraft Carrier vs. Cure for Cancer This article discusses the misguided military spending policy of the US and how all else is sacrificed by such spending.
Federal Government Giving Bankers Get Out of Jail Free Card, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2016
Letting Banks Fail and Putting Bankers in Jail? Iceland Did, but You Were Not Told This article compares the way the US government handled the bank collapse, and contrasts it with the way the bank failure was handled in Iceland. They, unlike us, refused to bail out banks and prosecuted bankers for negligence.
Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 11, 2016
Did Senator Jack Reed Sell his Morality for $11,000? Senator Jack Reed's support of cluster bombs illustrates the threat to democracy; the influence of money in politics. Reed does what almost the entire Congress does. It is a corrupt system that can only be ended by taking all money out of campaigns.
An elephant in Kenya, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 5, 2015
An Elephant (the US) in a China Closet (the world) This article describes how US foreign policy has destroyed a good portion of the Middle East and is a preview of more destruction to come in the future.
Boston Marathon bombers, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Death, So Why Not Death for all Bombers? This article should provoke thought. If Tsarnaev is to be killed for his role in the Boston Marathon Bombing what about all the other bombers who kill millions in the name of a government? Should all bombers be treated equally?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dumb and Dumber: The US Public and Congress This article describes the erosion of the Constitutional requirement that Congress declare war. It explains how the Congress and the American public have surrendered their control over the Presidency and the dangerous situation that has resulted.
Wars are mass muder, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 13, 2015
Mass Murderers Follow the Example set by their Government Since the US openly defies international law and acts as a lawless nation every day, should we not expect our citizens to follow the example of our government?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 13, 2014
Hang the Little Guy, While the Fat Cats go Free The article describes with examples the double standard in US society, with those from government totally unaccountable for any crime, even that of murder, while examples are made of the rest of us.
Obama's Grip on Free Speech, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2015
Why Obama Stayed Home and Avoided the French Parade Obama could not attend the "free speech" parade in France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre because he is not a defender of free speech. His record and that of the US government, demonstrates a disdain for free speech. Obama would have been highly criticized for his hypocrisy had he gone.
White Phosphorous, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2015
Acts of Barbarity? This article questions and challenges the brutal act of burning human beings by all parties.
Force Feeding, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2014
Have You Assisted in my Forced Feeding and Illegal Imprisonment? This is a description of the fate of 86 detainees currently being held in Guantanamo of whom 86 have been cleared for release as they did nothing illegal or wrong. Most were mistakenly picked up and have been held for 12 years.
Image from Twitter User CoryBookerFans, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2015
AIPAC and the Treaty: an Illustration of the Demise of Democracy AIPAC's power to get individuals in Congress to vote down the nuclear treaty with Iran demonstrates the power of special interest, and the selling out of the American public.
Donald Rumsfeld greets Saddam Hussein in the good old days when Hussein was useful., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Should we trust Iran? Yes! Should Iran Trust the US?? History says No Way! Opponents of the nuclear treaty argue Iran can not be trusted, when in fact it is the US who cannot be trusted. History teaches us a lesson about the US and its dealings with Iran.
Russia bad, US good, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2015
Russia and Putin, the Nonexistent Threat The US and it's complicit media depict Russia as an aggressive invading nation, but the fact is Russia is not. The US certainly is.
The entrance of the Kunduz hospital before it was bombed., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Another Bombed Hospital, Another day in the Empire. US bombs another hospital and after 4 or 5 different stories settles on "mistake". It was not a mistake. It has happened too many times to be a mistake. It is what the American Empire does.
Lion, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 1, 2015
Do We Care More About a Dead Lion, or Dead Children? Is all life sacred? Why do all of us know the fate of Cecil but none of knows the fate of so many children who were brutally slain? Is it media diverting our attention from the important issues of the day?
American and Israeli Flags on Mast_0844, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 12, 2015
Two Democratic Partners (so they claim) in Oppression Both the US and Israel pride themselves in being "democratic" while the rest of the informed world ridicules the inconsistency of their words with their actions.
Syriza defeats the financial world in Greece., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Will Syriza come to American? Let's Hope! The triumph of the people over the financial world has taken place in Greece with the victory of Syriza, a formerly obscure third party. Is the stage set for such a takeover by a "people's party" in the US?
Why don't you know?, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Terrorism: Things You Should Know but Might Not We are getting round the clock coverage of the tragic Paris attacks, and our hearts go out to the families of victims, but there was very little media coverage of the US bombing of a hospital killing doctors, patients,and staff. Why not?

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