Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A
Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers
By Glenn Greenwald
It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and
military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when
someone brings a tiny faction of that violence back to that country.
A Swedish Defense Farce
What Submarine in Sweden?
By Jan Oberg
Virtually every aspect of the media hype is based on prejudices instead
of interest-based analysis and on partial and paid expertise that
follows the ‘party line’.
MH-17: The Untold Story
What really happened to the aircraft, was a rocket fired from the ground
or did a military jet fire on the doomed plane?
Worse Than Abu Ghraib.
US Ordered to Explain Withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan Torture Photos
By Spencer Ackerman
The photographs discussed in court on Tuesday are said to be even more
disturbing than the infamous prison photos from Abu Ghraib.
Dollar is The Weak Spot for US-Paul Craig Roberts
“I’ve always said the whole system is rigged. It’s a house of cards, and
the weak spot is the dollar" Dr. Roberts contends.
Chevron Greases Local Election With Gusher of
By Michael Winship
Chevron has money to burn – look at the millions and millions the
company has spent fighting the $9.5 billion in damages they were ordered
to pay by the Ecuadorian Supreme Court for pollution of part of the
Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near
By Andre Damon
There were 48.7 million people in poverty in the United States, three
million higher than the official census figures released last month.
America: Lost With No Moral Compass
By Philip A. Faruggio
What better way to introduce a police state than to get the public in
214 people killed in Syria: Activists say:
By province : Aleppo ( 3 rebels, 1 civilian ), Reef Dimashq (11 rebels,
8 civilians), Idlib ( 1 rebel, 4 civilians ), Hama ( 3 rebels, 5
civilians ), Der-Ezzor ( 1 civilian ), Dar’a ( 24 civilians, 6 rebels ),
Homs ( 2 rebels ), al-Quneitra ( 9 rebels, 6 civilians ).
Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours,
monitor says: The Syrian air force
carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36
hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in
government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere.
Syrian air force destroys jets captured by IS:
The Syrian airforce destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured
by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's
northwestern province of Aleppo, a senior Syrian military source told
WATCH: Islamic State touts seized weapons
airdropped by U.S., meant for Kurds:
Militants already possess millions of dollars-worth of U.S. weaponry
captured from fleeing Iraqi soldiers.
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on
Kobani was wrong: Turkish President
Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to
air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian
border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State
militants besieging it.
Crushing Kobani's Kurds is a Prerequisite to an
Invasion of Syria: Analysis - Mahdi
Darius Nazemroaya explains in the reasons behind the ISIL attack on the
Syrian town of Kobani (Ain al-Arab) in an interview conducted with Press
Damascus claims to aid Kobane’s Kurds:
Syria claimed on Wednesday that it was providing military support to
Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Kobane near the Turkish
border. Omran Al-Zohbi, Syrian information minister, said in comments
published by the official Syrian Arab News Agency that Syrian military
forces and aircraft had provided support to the Syrian Kurds.
Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid
Syrian town: Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers
approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of
Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants,
marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's
At least 58 "ISIL militants" killed in Iraq:
At least 30 militants were killed and 30 others were wounded in clashes
with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah’s Al Amiriyah district, Mahmood
Shakir, the regional parliament speaker told The Anadolu Agency.
Islamic State militants return to besiege Iraq's
Mount Sinjar: "The mountain is
besieged" again, and IS militants are "trying to climb the mountain on
foot to fight the Yazidi volunteers," said Dawud Jundi, a commander of
the forces defending the area, told AFP by telephone.
Spanish Parliament Approves Deployment of 300
Soldiers to Train Iraqi Army to Fight IS:
The Congress of Deputies of Spain (the lower house of parliament) on
Wednesday has voted in favor of sending troops to Iraq to train the
country’s army to fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants, with
314 lawmakers out of 329 supporting the move.
ISIS Claims It Hit U.S. Embassy In Attack On
Baghdad Green Zone: On Tuesday the
Islamist militant group took credit for a mortar attack against the
embassy in Baghdad. The group bragged about the attack on social media,
claiming that there were likely casualties.
Iraq’s Anbar province key battleground again:
Anbar’s largest airbase Ain al-Asad, the Haditha Dam – a critical piece
of infrastructure – and surrounding towns are encircled by ISIS from the
Syrian border to the west and from militant-controlled sections of
Ramadi to the east.
Dahr Jamail | Iraqi Doctors Call US Depleted
Uranium Use "Genocide" : Official
Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the
first Gulf War in 1991, the country's rate of cancer cases was 40 out of
100,000 people. By 1995, it had increased to 800 out of 100,000 people,
and, by 2005, it had doubled to at least 1,600 out of 100,000 people
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While
His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges:
Analysis - A
federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four
Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi
civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
Yemen: Clashes between al-Qaeda, Houthi fighters
kill scores: Deadly clashes erupted
between al-Qaeda-linked militants and Ansarullah fighters in the central
city of Rada'a on Tuesday, eyewitnesses reported. Ansarullah fighters
have been trying to drive out the militants in order to secure various
areas under their control in the region.
Blowback in Yemen: Houthi advance is a Saudi
Analysis - Nothing illustrates the
free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in
Saudi jails 13 for plan to attack U.S. forces:
A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari,
to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an al-Qaeda
attack against US forces.
Shots fired from Egypt wound 2 Israeli soldiers:
Tel Aviv Spokesman: Israeli military spokesman says Israeli patrol was
fired at from the Sinai Penin
Irish senators have agreed to recognise Palestine
as an independent state: “The more
countries that recognise the State of Palestine, the greater the
pressure on Israel to end its illegal occupation and agree to a
long-term peace agreement in the region.
Pastor warns Ebola is God's Punishment for Obama
dividing Jerusalem: The San
Antonio-based pastor, Zionist, and televangelist issued the grim warning
in a recent broadcast of the Hagee Hotline. Hagee cited Joel 3 to alert
America that God intends to judge any nation that attempts to divide
Violence kills at least 11 in Libya's Benghazi:
Violence, including a suicide attack at a security checkpoint, killed at
least 11 people Wednesday in the flashpoint Libyan city of Benghazi,
Libyan army troops advance into Benghazi:
Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in
two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which
has been under control of Islamist militias.
A Gaddafi returns to Libyan politics:
Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin and former aide of Gaddafi has emerged to
take part in proposed talks between Libya's warring parties.
Policeman killed, another injured in Upper Egypt
shooting Wednesday: Drive-by shooting
in the southern governorate of Minya kills one, inures another; minor
bombing in Nile Delta injures two others
Blast outside Cairo University wounds ten:
Four Egyptian policemen among the wounded in blast that comes after
security forces clamp down on student protests.
Pakistan won’t shy using nuclear weapons if
needed: Musharraf: Former president
Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said that India wanted to
create anarchy in Pakistan and the later would not hesitate to use
nuclear weapons for its defense if needed.
When only 4 per cent of those killed by US drone
strikes are named members of al-Qaeda, it's hard to trust American
foreign policy: John Kerry says all
those fired at by drones in Pakistan are “confirmed terrorist targets” –
but with 1,675 unnamed dead how do we know?
Civilian killed in Donetsk shelling:
One civilian was killed and five others were injured in shelling in east
Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Donetsk over the past day, local
authorities said on Wednesday.
Ukraine: Very Ominous Developments
: Following the use of a tactical ballistic missile against Donetsk by
the Ukies, Zakharchenko has declared that the ceasefire was basically
over. Strelkov has made an official appeal warning that according to
this information the Ukies were massing troops in preparation for an
Human Rights Watch Publishes Damning Video of
Cluster Bomb Use by Kiev: Presents
incontrovertible evidence of use by Kiev. Interviews with eye-witnesses,
victims, relatives of those killed.
Russia Hints Gas Delivery to Ukraine Depends on
EU: Russian officials and Gazprom say
gas will be sent again if the European Union agrees to give a 2 billion
Euro credit to Kiev
Sweden's submarine search shows West has
anti-Russian syndrome — Pushkov: The
search for a mysterious submarine by Sweden and the way this issue was
originally presented in the Swedish media shows that the West is
currently in the state of anti-Russian syndrome, said Alexey Pushkov,
head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sweden submarine hunt - in 60 seconds:
The Swedish military says it could use force against a foreign military
vessel if one is found. Russia denies involvement. BBC News attempts to
unravel the mystery - in 60 seconds.
Sweden ready to use force to surface foreign sub
as search continues: "Our aim now is
to force whatever it is up to the surface... with armed force, if
necessary," Sverker Göranson said
Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola
in Africa A new contingent of 83
doctors and nurses have left Cuba to help battle Ebola in Guinea and
Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to
fight the epidemic.
US to monitor for 21-day anyone coming from
Ebola-stricken countries: Starting
next Monday, health workers, journalists and all other travelers coming
to the US from three of the African nations currently fighting the worst
Ebola disease outbreak in history will have to adhere to strict
guidelines announced on Wednesday this week by the CDC.
Canadian soldier killed near Ottawa war memorial;
gunman reportedly shot dead inside parliament:
Reports of gunfire inside halls of parliament, gunman said killed; PM
Stephen Harper safe, has been evacuated, PM’s office says; Army bases
across country reportedly being closed to public.
Suspect identified in shooting at Canada's
Parliament: Suspect was on watch
list, had passport seized
Woman arrested in UK on terrorism charges:
London's counter terrorism command said on Wednesday that officers had
arrested the woman in Bedfordshire, north of the capital, on suspicion
of preparing terrorism acts. The police said she had been taken to a
police station in London for questioning.
Edward Snowden Should Be Charged With Murder,
Says Congressman Mike Rogers:
Republican Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House of Representatives
intelligence committee, told a meeting in the House of Commons in London
on Tuesday evening that Snowden was a "traitor" who was now living in
the "loving arms" of Russian spies.
Julian Assange: 'I hope there's much still to
come': The Wikileaks co-founder says
the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to
Mexican military tried to cover up murders of up
to 15 people, report says: Soldiers
murdered at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern
Mexico last summer, the government’s human rights commission said in a
sweeping indictment of attempts by the military and civilian prosecutors
to cover up the crimes.
October 21, 2014
How to Start a War and Lose An Empire
By Dmitry Orlov
Over half the world's territory and population is squarely on Russia's
side and cheering loudly.
The US is a Leading Terrorist State
By Noam Chomsky
In western political culture, it is taken to be entirely natural and
appropriate that the Leader of the Free World should be a terrorist
rogue state and should openly proclaim its eminence in such crimes. Continue
Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our
By Paul Craig Roberts
The US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting
ebola tests on humans.
Better A Hundred Palestinians Killed Than One
By Uri Avnery
Israelis are quite unable to comprehend the turn of world public
From Israel To ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' Foreign
By Murray Dobbin
The structure of protective stupidity is in place and without a radical
change in consciousness the current political consensus will prevail.
All will be forgotten.
The Fix Is In
Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
By Mike Whitney
Unbelievable. On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data
showed that the US and global economies were headed for a major
The Imperative of Revolt
By Chris Hedges
The corporations' slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial
collapse and revolt.
The United State of Apathy
By Ethan Indigo Smith
There have never before been so many people so apathetic to the
exploitation going on around them, and the evil perpetuated against
humanity has never been so extensive.
Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t
By Jordan Michael Smith
The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots.
21 Killed as multiple car bombings rock Baghdad:
Twelve people were killed in Baghdad's northern Talibiya district on
Tuesday when a car bomb blew up directly in front of a restaurant and
another in a parking area.
8 ISIS fighters including sniper killed by Iraqi
forces in Baghdad: “Iraqi forces with
aerial support from the international coalition managed to kill 8 ISIS
militants including a sniper and destroy an armored vehicle belonged to
ISIS in western Baghdad.”
Mortar shells land inside Baghdad’s Green Zone:
Security officials told the Associated Press no casualties were reported
inside the Green Zone, which houses the Iraqi government headquarters
and the U.S. and British embassies. The officials said one of the mortar
shells fell about 500 meters from the U.S. embassy building
Curfew imposed in Amiriyat al-Fallujah after
besieged by the IS : Security
authorities imposed a curfew in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, south of the city
of Fallujah, after it was besieged by the IS from three sides.
ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on Kobane:
Kurdish fighters in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane weathered a
fresh onslaught by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq.
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington had asked Ankara to
help "get the peshmerga or other groups" into Kobani so they could help
defend the town, adding he hoped the Kurds would "take this fight on"
US drops weapons to Kurds ... because of their
success against ISIS?: "Last night we
conducted an air drop of some 28 bundles of arms, weapons, ammunition,
and medical supplies to the Kurdish forces that are fighting inside
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: Report:
Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS,
the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS
people on their payrolls.
McCain insists on sending US ground troops to
Syria and Iraq: Sen. John McCain is
currently the most senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services
Committee. If his party wins a majority in the Senate, as it is expected
to do, McCain would become chairman of the committee, which oversees
defense policy and the military.
No boots on the ground: The lie exposed
: Video - General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the US, the highest ranking US forces
official, talks about a ground offense as an already-integral part of
the US' campaign against ISIS - and he names precisely when he predicts
the US will send in ground troops.
Press TV journalist accused by Turkey of spying
dies in border car crash: A
Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena
Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of
accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been
Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq,
Syria: - Egypt has no plans to
provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war
against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial
bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime
When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing
Over Saudi Arabia: People will gather
to watch you die. According to British author John R. Bradley, public
beheadings are the “only form of public entertainment” in Saudi Arabia,
aside from football matches.
Dozens killed in Yemen as clashes rage:
At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Shiite
rebels and al-Qaida militants backed by Sunni tribesmen battling for
territory in the strife-hit country, sources said Monday.
New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a
Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines:
75% of the Israeli Jewish public continue to oppose Israel’s withdrawal
from the Jordan Valley and the division of Jerusalem.
Palestine’s Abbas Pledges Legal Measure To
Prevent al-Aqsa Aattacks: During a
meeting of the revolutionary council of his Fatah party Abbas vowed to
take legal measures at the international level to prevent Jewish
settlers from attacking the third holy site in Islam.
Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear
plant: Fars news agency: "Thanks to
the vigilance of Intelligence Ministry forces who monitor the moves of
the foreign intelligence services, some agents who intended to carry out
surveillance and intelligence gathering for foreigners have been
arrested," Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi Alawi told Fars, without
Gareth Porter: How a US and International Atomic
Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks:
Analysis - In 2008,
the Bush administration and a key IAEA official agreed on a strategy of
misrepresenting Iran's position on the authenticity of intelligence
documents, which they used to establish an official narrative of Iran
"stonewalling" the IAEA investigation.
28 militants killed in fresh battle with Nigeria
troops?: The militants reportedly
attempted to enter Damboa, located about 85km southwest of Maiduguri,
Borno State's provincial capital, after the town was retaken by the
military. "We dealt with them, and more than 28 of the terrorists died,"
said the officer.
Libyan army instructed to 'liberate' Tripoli:
Libya's interim government on Tuesday ordered army troops to launch a
military operation aimed at "liberating" capital Tripoli from armed
militias. It called on young Libyans in Tripoli and its outskirts "to
join hands with the army to liberate yourselves, your families and your
Libya parliament allies with renegade general,
struggles to assert authority: Three
years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert
state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for
territory and influence and the regular armed forces left with little
28 suspected militants killed in N. Waziristan:
The Pakistani army's media division, announced that army jets pounded
two militant hideouts in the town of Dattakhel, which lies near the
Kabul blast leaves 4 army soldiers killed:
: Four Afghan soldiers were killed,
when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) went off in
Kabul city on Tuesday. Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Zahir
Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High’:
Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an
“all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid
for by the United States, according to government oversight
Growth of opium trade in Afghanistan direct
result of US invasion: Petras: The
Afghan government under the influence of US presence had no influence on
rural areas of the country and bribed tribal leaders by letting them
Hong Kong talks fail to break impasse:
No progress made as student leaders and government officials hold talks
aimed at ending street protests.
CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people
dominate Hong Kong vote': Chief
Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met
pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer
people dominating elections.
Kiev govt used cluster munitions in populated
zones in E. Ukraine – HRW: The forces
of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the
city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that
the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.
Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17:
German Intelligence: Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its
review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has
concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian
separatists near Donetsk.
Russia Deploys Troops, Robots Along Entire "2nd
Middle East" Arctic Belt: On the
heels of Sweden's military deployment (following the discovery of a
damaged Russian sub), it appears Russia is taking no chances with its
access to Arctic resources.As Reuters reports, the Russian defense
minister announced today that Russian military units will be deployed
along the entire Arctic border from Murmansk to Chukotka in 2014.
Russian Gas Deal Delayed as Ukraine Payments
Unresolved: While negotiators agreed
on debt repayment terms, the financial resources for advance payments
for future deliveries still need to be discussed, Russian Energy
Minister Alexander Novak said.
How the Russian leader used the Ukraine crisis to consolidate his
‘Total tripe’: Kremlin spokesman slams article on
‘Putin’s plan to divide Ukraine with Poland’:
‘Vladimir Putin’s spokesman labeled as “utter nonsense” an article
published in a US magazine which cited Poland’s ex-PM claiming that the
president was planning to start a coup in Ukraine and to annex some of
its land to Russia.
Poland to appeal European Court ruling on CIA
jails: Poland is to ask the European
Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Poland violated its
human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil, the
prosecutor general was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola
virus wouldn't be weaponized: The
United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus
- among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of
Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for
Top Ebola Experts: This Strain Is Much Worse Than
We’ve Ever Seen Before (Video): The
Head of Special Pathogens at Canada’s health agency, Gary Kobinger – has
found that the current strain of Ebola appears to be much worse than any
strain seen before … and that the current virus may be more likely to
spread through aerosols than strains which scientists have previously
USA: Ebola travel restrictions imposed:
The Obama administration will require all travelers from countries
affected by the Ebola epidemic to arrive at one of five major U.S.
airports in order to undergo a health screening, officials announced
Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings
of Political Prisoners: The colonel
was arrested on suspicion of being involved in Tejas Verde, a detention
center responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the
first years of Pinochet's rule.
Evo Morales’ Victory Demonstrates How Much
Bolivia Has Changed: Op-Ed: The
failure of opposition forces and critics to recognize or accept that a
political revolution that has taken place explains why they are so far
out of touch with the majority of Bolivian society.
Attack On Quebec Soldiers Linked To Terror
Ideology: Public Safety Minister:
Police say a car was driven deliberately into two soldiers, killing one
of them in what Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called an act of
violence against Canada that was "clearly linked" to terrorist ideology.
As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global
Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated":
A major study recently published in New Scientist found that "scientists
may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because
temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate," and
said that ACD is "worse than we thought" because it is happening "faster
than we realized."
Hottest September Ever Keeps Earth on Pace for
Record Year: Meteorologists say Earth
is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The hottest
September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly
record set this year, along with May, June and August. NASA, which
measures temperatures slightly differently, had already determined that
September was record-warm.
Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1M At Hollywood
Fundraiser: The presumptive
predominant 2016 Presidential candidate was the headliner at a Brentwood
fundraiser co-hosted by big Democratic 2014 Variety Power Of Women
Presented By Lifetime - Roaming InsideParty bundler Katzenberg.
“Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against
Children”: New global target needed
to tackle epidemic of violence against children
Christopher Lopez - Mentally ill inmate died
while in prison: Video - WARNING -
Mr. Lopez took his last breath and died, shackled
and face down in the intake cell with no help from the people watching
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New
Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners:
During a late-night vote last Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House
unanimously approved the so-called "Revictimization Relief Act," which
authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former
offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause
"mental anguish" to the victim.
Charlotte police investigators secretly track
police use a secretive surveillance system that collects information
from cellphones and wireless devices to locate crime suspects but also
gathers data from innocent people.
US Government Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Against
‘Suspicious Activity’ Program Which Keeps Files on Innocent People:
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who
say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves
the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File
with the FBI in the U.S. Police State:
The sickening transformation of these United States into an
authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make
Joseph Stalin blush
October 19, 2014
Stop the Killing
By Kathy Kelly
The war on the Islamic State will distract us from what the U.S. has
done and is doing to further create despair, in Iraq, and to enlist new
recruits for the Islamic State.
George W. Bush: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
By William Rivers Pitt
The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and
complete lack of shame.
US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn
By Tony Cartalucci
It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist
organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is
Kobane: The Nightmare Of Reality
George Galloway Interviews Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy.
US Bio-warfare Laboratories In Africa Are The
Origin Of The Ebola Epidemic
By Aggeliki Dimopoulou
USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the
Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.
Ebola Manufactured By US DoD?: Scientists Allege
By Dr. Cyril Broderick
The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the
detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.
Ebola: The Time of Duty
By Fidel Castro
We will gladly cooperate with the US staff in this endeavor, not in the
pursuit of peace between the two States which have been adversaries for
so many years, but, in any case, for world peace, which is a goal that
could and should be pursued.
"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo
By Al Jazeera
I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US
ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed
the US military base in Bolivia.
What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New
York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
By Glenn Greenwald
“Democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and
“obeying U.S. dictates.
The American Oligarchy
By Andre Damon
Not only do the politicians do the bidding of the wealthy, they are
themselves increasingly numbered among the rich and super-rich.
Syria: ‘70 militants die’ in battle for Kobani:
IS, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish
parts of the town on Saturday alone. Some shells fell inside nearby
Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane:
The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting
in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has
Analysis: US Airstrikes Against ISIS Have Hurt
Moderate Rebels: Opponents of the
U.S. strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian
regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions
outside of ISIS-held territory.
Suicide bomber kills 19, wounds 28 outside
Baghdad Shi'ite mosque: A suicide
bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a
Shi'ite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending
a funeral, a police officer and medical official said.
US Air Strikes Kill Tens of Iraqi Popular Forces;
Tens of Iraqi popular forces, fighting the terrorist groups, were killed
in the US air strikes against their positions around Mahmoudiya city,
South of Baghdad.
ISIS adapts to the air strikes and can control
the Baghdad airport, says John McCain
Deal agreed for Australian forces to deploy in
Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says:
Australia has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about
200 of its special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against
Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on
Iraq Opens Air Passage for Anti-IS Coalition,
Excluding UAE: Iraqi Prime Minister:
“The government has allowed overflight of coalition aircraft along the
southern border [of Iraq], away from the cities, into Syria. Overflight
permission has been denied to UAE military aircraft,” Abadi is cited as
saying by Iraq’s AIN news agency.
75 Killed in Five Days of Fighting in Libya's
Benghazi: Nine people were killed on
Sunday in new violence in Benghazi where pro-government forces have
launched an offensive against Islamist militias, raising the toll to 75
dead in five days, medics said.
United troops trying to take back Tripoli:
Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister said yesterday that
military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to
recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias.
Abdullah Al Thani also expressed his frustration over a lack of support
from the international community, calling for foreign weapons and
assistance in the fight against the Islamists.
A sick joke!:
U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya:
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US,
UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against
violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not
Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town:
At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked
and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just
days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.
Blast kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula:
They were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb on Sunday that
exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline
passed by, the sources said.
Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko
Haram militants: Witnesses say Boko
Haram was behind deadly attacks but government and militants blame gangs
as officials work on deal to free schoolgirls
55 Taliban killed in clashes, Afghan forces lose
five troops: Afghan forces have
killed 51 Taliban and lost five of their own troops in the latest
crackdown against insurgents, according to Afghan authorities.
US Kills 3 People In Pakistan:
At least three alledged Taliban militants were killed following a drone
strike by NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Kunar province.
DOJ pressuring reporter to reveal sources: Video
- New York Times reporter James Risen discusses the unintended
consequences from the open-ended war on terror in the post-9/11 era and
if the Department of Justice will decide to subpoena him in a CIA leaks
Prepare Your Children for “a Lifetime of
Surveillance” : The NSA has nothing
on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed in
to “personalize” and “adapt” learning for students in public school
districts across the United States.
Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by
Ukraine militia – report: Germany's
BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia
Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports.
The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been
Ukraine says winter gas price deal agreed with
Russia: EU-brokered talks with
Ukraine and Russia have produced a draft accord under which
cash-strapped Kiev would pay $3.1 billion in unpaid bills to Moscow by
the end of October, with a new contract to cover subsequent deliveries.
Military preps team for Ebola response in United
States: The U.S. military is forming
a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to
Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official
told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.
How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands:
People have to wonder: How contagious is this virus — really? Is there
something different and more pernicious about this particular strain of
Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic
Plague Lab in Kazakhstan: The
country's meager opposition has called the lab a risk to the citizens of
Almaty; the city sits in an active seismic zone, and the lab lies just
outside town, in the midst of a populated suburban neighborhood.
U.S. Accused Of Hiding Chemical Weapons Exposure
To Its Own Troops: The soldiers were
quoted by the Times saying they were told to keep their discovery
secret. As a result, they were denied proper medical treatment and the
Purple Heart which soldiers receive when wounded on the battlefield.
Georgia teen forced to ground at gunpoint for
seat-belt violation: Saying “I could
have been another Trayvon Martin case,” Montre’ Merritt explained to
reporters how the traffic stop in front of his home where officer
Officer Cory Gay held a gun to his head and ordered him onto the ground
still haunts him.
October 18, 2014
FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army
By Finian Cunningham
This is a stunning admission, hardly picked up in the Western media.
The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons
By Eric Margolis
Chemical warfare manufacturing equipment – came from Germany, France and
Holland. The feed stock for the germ weapons came from a US laboratory
in Maryland –approved by the US government.
Dark Clouds Loom
By Noam Chomsky
Chomsky on the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence
in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq.
History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests
By Gareth Porter
The IAEA has long touted the document, which came from an unidentified
member state, as key evidence justifying suspicion that Iran has covered
up past nuclear weapons work.
Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights
By Stephen Zunes
During and after Israel's war on the people of Gaza, bipartisan
congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes
investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
My Grandson Doesn't Kill Children
What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders
By Joy First
This story really illustrates the disconnect and denial going on in our
society, about how much we want to believe that we are the good guys,
that we wouldn’t hurt others.
GINSBURG: Texas Voter Law Is An Intentionally
Racist Poll Tax
By Erin Fuchs
The Texas legislature knew the law could potentially stop 600,000 people
Democracy in Action
By Christopher Brauchli
Since literacy tests are no longer allowed, Republicans have come up
with three new approaches to dilute the minority vote and, where
possible, prevent minorities from voting.
Postcard from the End of America: New Orleans
By Linh Dinh
"Cops are predators, man. They got a gun. They got everything.”
Over 60 Yemenis killed as Houthis clash with
tribesmen: Shiite Houthi rebels
sweeping across Yemen clashed with armed Sunni tribesmen for a second
straight day on Saturday in violence that left at least 36 people dead
in one province over two days and 26 killed in another, medics said.
At least 26 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad:
At least 26 people were killed and 96 others wounded in three car bomb
attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, a police
Australia won't be sending ground troops to fight
IS, says Bishop: Speaking at a news
conference with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad,
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said "we've not being asked to
and we've not offered" to send ground troops into the country.
U.S.kills 10 civilians in Syria: monitor:
Seven civilians were killed when an air strike hit a gas plant near the
town of al-Khasham is the eastern Deir al-Zor province on Friday, and
three civilians were killed in an air strike on Thursday night in the
north east province of al-Hassakah.
U.S. strikes more
Islamic State targets in Syrian city of Kobani:
U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Islamic State of Iraq
and Syria targets in the Syrian city of Kobani at least six times
Saturday, the latest in an effort to aid Kurdish forces seeking to take
over the area.
US Still Searching for Credible Allies in Syria:
The CIA has secretly trained and is paying more than 1,000 moderates to
help achieve the administration's stated objective of overthrowing
Syrian president Bashar Assad, U.S. officials have said.
It’s official: U.S. will build
new Syrian rebel force to battle Islamic State:
The United States is ditching the old Free Syrian Army and building its
own local ground force to use primarily in the fight against the
Al-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new
threat to American strategy: Al-Qaeda
branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition,
as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian
Germany will seize passports of ISIL supporters:
"We do not want to export terrorism from Germany. We do not want men and
women to be radicalized and to experience war in Syria and Iraq, and
then to come back here and to plan attacks," the minister warned.
"Israel's war crimes sometimes have to be
overlooked" EU science chief promised
to be "flexible" towards Israel’s war crimes
22 People Including Women, Children Killed In New
DR Congo Attack: Twenty-two people,
most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death
by Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of
Congo just days after a similar massacre.
Three Men Killed in Libya Car Blast:
Three men have been killed and one badly
injured after a car exploded at a checkpoint in the center of Benghazi,
Libya, a city official said on Saturday.
Death toll in Libya’s clashes hits 52:
At least 18 people were killed in violent battles in the eastern Libyan
city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter’s forces
and Islamic militias, making the death toll rise to 52, medical sources
said on Friday.
3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel
collapse: At least three Egyptian
troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip
collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military
At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army
offensive in Afghan border:
Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in
mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine
insurgents, military officials said.
Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks
victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report:
CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since
2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,”
only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report
Bombings Kill 4 Security Troops in Afghanistan:
A suicide car bomber killed three Afghan security force troops Saturday
as a roadside bomb killed a district police chief, authorities said.
Taliban key commander killed in N. Afghanistan:
Two Taliban militants, including key commander Qari Zubair, were killed
Thursday night in air strikes against insurgents' hideouts in Borka
district of the northern Baghlan province, police spokesman Ahmad Jawed
Basharat said Friday.
Hong Kong protesters clash with police
Four people killed in east Ukraine fighting:
Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in combat with pro-Russian
rebels in east Ukraine, Kiev’s military said on Saturday, as violence
rocked a truce after talks between Kiev and Moscow ended without a
breakthrough.: Correspondents also saw two civilians — a man and a woman
— killed after a shell hit a residential house in the western district
of rebel hub Donetsk.
Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with
Russia: Ukraine's and Russia's
leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies
this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday.
'You're moving closer to Russia and blame
Russians for being close to NATO' :
Video - Journalists grill Chuck Hagel's recent claims that Russia is on
the doorstep of NATO during the daily State Department briefing.
Time to reduce reliance on the dollar: Russia PM:
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNBC that the world must
move away from its dependence on the U.S. dollar, arguing that the
global economy would benefit from a more diversified currency system.
Britain Needs A Pay Rise: Workers Rally Across
The UK In Demand For Better Wages:
Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike
this week, took part in noisy protests today to call for an end to
austerity and to highlight the need for pay to increase.
Port Bars Cruise Ship In Passenger Ebola Scare:
A Mexican port has denied entry to a US cruise ship which has a
passenger under quarantine because of ebola fears, a day after Belize
refused to allow US officials to evacuate the woman.
Ebola outbreaks in Congo, western Africa, have
different sources in nature, virus study finds:
A second, smaller Ebola outbreak has been going on in Africa, and a new
study shows it has a different source in nature than the massive
epidemic raging now in the western part of the continent.
U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola
Training: Soldiers preparing for
deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related
training before leaving to combat the epidemic.