Gaza death toll 'rises above
600': The death toll in Gaza rose
above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the
rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the
assault. The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli
fire on Tuesday to 31.
Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four
Dead, 40 Hurt: Israeli forces fired a
tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people
and injuring 40 others, health officials said. The facility in Al-Aqsa
was the third hospital the Israeli Defense Forces has struck in Gaza
Hamas confirms 10 fighters killed in operation:
It said that early Monday 12 al-Qassam fighters infiltrated an Israeli
military site in eastern Beit Hanoun. The 12 split into two groups; the
first fired an RPG shell at an Israeli military jeep completely burning
it, while the other clashed with soldiers in another jeep.
Celebrations as Hamas announces capture of
Israeli soldier: - Palestinians
across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip celebrated late
Sunday following an announcement by Hamas' military wing that it had
captured an Israeli soldier.
San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel's bloody
war on Gaza: Some of the protesters
expressed anger at the Obama administration's inability or unwillingness
to do more to prevent Israel from killing so many innocent people.
'British Bulls**t Corporation': Protest in
Belfast accuses BBC of 'biased' Gaza coverage:
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House
in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as "biased"
reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian
casualties reported: Ukrainian troops
equipped with tanks and armored vehicles are making an attempt to break
into Donetsk, a city of approximately 950,000 people, an official of the
rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Sergey Kavtaradze,
Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close
approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow:The
Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height
towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain
why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian
Defense Ministry said.
Dozens of Civilians Killed in Fresh Attacks on
Video - Warning - Graphic Images -
This video shows the horror and reality of the Israeli attack on the
people of Gaza. It should only be viewed by a mature audiance.
Israel kills relentlessly, but no 'Al-Shejaia
A doctor writes from Gaza - 'there are lakes of blood'
By John Hilley
Pictures show the horror and reality of the Israeli attack on the people
of Gaza. Should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Israelis Gather on Hillsides to Watch and Cheer
as Military Drops Bombs on Gaza
By Harriet Sherwood in Sderot
People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background
of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive.
Netanyahu: Erdogan's 'Anti-Semitic' Jibe
Desecrates Memory of Holocaust
By Barak Ravid
Prime Minister's remarks follow Erdogan's claims that Israel massacring
Palestinians in Gaza and committing war crimes worse than Hitler's.
Watch Worm Squirm
Kerry Slams Gaza Incursion: 'It's a Hell of a
U.S. secretary of state speaks candidly to his advisers, without
noticing open microphone.
64 Public Figures, 7 Nobel Laureates, Call for
Arms Embargo on Israel
Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of 'war crimes and
possible crimes against humanity.'
Bill Maher and Conservative Agree on Israel and
Why Maher is a Piece Of *hit
Does Bill Maher pretend to be an idiot, or is he really one? This is the
question that came to my mind when I watched his latest puke-worthy
fawning piece about Israel.
What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s propaganda assault against Russia is a double tragedy,
because it has diverted attention from Israel’s latest atrocity against
the Palestinians locked up in the Gaza Ghetto.
What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
By Robert Parry
With the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down –
the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.
What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian
Airlines Flight MH17
By Ron Paul
While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the
event, there are a few things they will not report.
Germany Pivoting East
The wars are to defend the USDollar, in the last stages of its reign of
By Jim Willie
The Germans have had enough, fed up with destructive US activities of
all kinds. For the last few months, they have been laying out their
indictment, their justification, their reasons to abandon the corrupt
People Are Mobilizing to Finally Put an End to
the Disastrous U.S. Empire
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
The faltering US economy can no longer afford the expensive US military.
The people of the United States no longer support war and the people of
the world are rebelling against US rule.
Israel kills 100 Palestinians in
Gaza assault on Sunday alone: -
Israeli forces killed at least 100 Palestinians on Sunday including 66
in a single neighborhood of Gaza City, bringing the 13-day death toll to
13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza Sunday:
- An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that 13 soldiers have been
killed in intense fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday alone, bringing
the total to at least 18 since the beginning of a ground invasion late
'Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee
Israeli bombardment: The fiercest
fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel
dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into
urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.
UN chief condemns 'atrocious'
Gaza killings: Ban Ki-moon condemns
killing of civilians by Israel as UN Security Council prepares to meet
2 American Members Of Israeli occupation Forces
Killed in Fighting in Gaza Strip: The
young men's love of Israel ultimately led them to join the Israel
Defense Forces, and they ended up fighting for the Jewish state in the
Gaza Strip this week
Obama facilitates Israeli war
crimes. Put him on trial.: The number
one recipient of US aid is not a poor country: it is Israel, a rich,
developed society, which receives billions of dollars in military aid
every year. This makes the US directly complicit in Israel's deliberate
and indiscriminate assaults against Palestinian civilians
Hamas claims it's captured an Israeli soldier:
The solider was taken during an early morning operation, according to
Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing, al-Qassam Brigades. He
provided the supposed soldier's name and ID.
Hamas commends withdrawal of Ecuadorian
ambassador from Tel-Aviv: "We condemn
the Israeli military incursion into Palestinian territory, we require
cessation of operations and indiscriminate attacks against civilians,"
US to help Abbas and PA rule over Gaza after
conflict ends: According to the Times
of Israel the American Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro indicated on
Saturday night that the US may have plans to see the Palestinian
Authority and Mahmoud Abbas rule Gaza once this current conflict comes
to an end.
On 'human shielding' in Gaza : Op-Ed:
Since hi-tech states can and do kill hundreds or thousands of civilians,
they have to provide moral justification for their action in order to
preserve their standing in the international arena; they have to
demonstrate that they are protecting the principles of liberal
Tens of thousands rally in London against
Israel’s slaughter: In huge
demonstration, protesters denounce Israel as terrorist state, castigate
PM Cameron for backing right to self-defense
Anti-Israel protesters rally across France,
defying ban imposed after synagogue clash:
Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in
Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over
131 Killed In Iraq As Deadline Passes for
Christians To Leave Mosul: Fourteen
people were killed and 21 more were wounded during shelling in Falluja.
Iraqi bishop urges world to act after Mosul's
Christians forced to flee: A senior
Iraqi bishop urged the world to act on Sunday after Islamic hardliners
drove Mosul's Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively
ending a presence there dating back to Christianity's earliest years.
Syria: 65 members from Assad's forces killed in
Homs: At least 65 members from Syrian
President Bashar Al-Assad's regime forces were killed in eastern Homs,
which has been witnessing fierce battles for two days, Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said in a press statement Sunday.
60 Syria Soldiers Killed in Battle With
Jihadists: Newspaper: At least 60
soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central
Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-gov newspaper reported
Jihad fatigue: Hundreds of Syrian rebels give up
fight: Many exhausted, disillusioned
fighters lay down guns, rejoin civilian life
Iran completes process of eliminating enriched
uranium: Iran has turned all of its
enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into
more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.
At least 47 killed in fighting at Libya airport:
health ministry: At least 47 people
have been killed in fighting between rival militias for control of
Libya's main airport, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Filipinos ordered to quit Libya:
The Philippines yesterday ordered its estimated 13,000 nationals in
Libya to flee that country due to the worsening unrest there.
Suspected Islamists killed 40 Nigerian civilians
: - Suspected Islamists raided the
remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead
more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of
killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.
Gunmen in Kenya kill four in Mombasa:
Gunmen on a motorcycle have killed at least four people and injured
several others in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.
33 "Militants" Killed, 28 Injured In Afghan Army
Operations: At least 28 militants
were also injured during the operations and 10 others were arrested
along with some weapons, ammunition and explosives, MoD said.
Afghan election vote audit suspended following
disagreements: According to reports,
the audit of presidential votes have been halted due to
misunderstandings between the electoral teams of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
With disregard for civilians:
Pakistan Bombs North Waziristan Killing 28 People:
It was not possible to independently verify the casualties as the
offensive is ongoing and media are banned from the area.
MH17 plane crash: Kerry points finger at Russia:
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of
Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in
Ukraine. Mr Kerry called on Russia to take responsibility for the
actions of the rebels, saying their handling of the dead had been
Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17
luggage: In a news broadcast,
presenter Colin Brazier was shown rooting through personal belongings in
an opened suitcase at the site, picking up a set of keys before saying:
"We shouldn't really be doing this."
Jay Carney cashes in:
The former Obama administration spin doctor signed on this month with
the Washington Speakers Bureau, a gig that came with a signing bonus and
is likely to yield payments as high as $100,000 per speech to share his
personal presidential anecdotes and analysis of the next two election
New Yorkers rally over alleged police brutality:
Protests follow the death of Eric Garner who died after officer placed
him in what appeared to be chokehold.
July 19, 2014
Gaza: Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up
Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’
By Robert Fisk
A senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian
charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million
besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to
patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.
Escalate The International Resistance
Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!
By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate
as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are
conducting a murderous occupation.
Harper's One-sided Approach to Gaza is a Betrayal
of Canadian Values
By Linda McQuaig
Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is
known as the ‘civilized world’.
A Future in Hell:
The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy
By Chris Floyd
When the Soviet Union fell, there was an opening -- a genuine opening --
to make a better world. But America's bipartisan elites refused to take
It Was Putin's Missile!
By Pepe Escobar
Why? Because the CIA said so.
Memories, Recollections, Guesses and Speculations About MH17
By The Saker
Like 9/11, there is no way, no amount of evidence, which would affect
the unanimous chorus of Imperial doubleplusgoodthinkers in their
conclusion that obviously it could only have been "the Russians".
Transcripts of Alleged Conversations Between
Russian Intelligence and Pro-Russian Rebels Released
Transcripts appear to capture the moments when the rebels realized they
had shot down a civilian passenger jet, rather than a military transport
MH17: World See Tragedy, US Sees “Game Changer”
By Tony Cartalucci
NATO needed a “game changer,” because it was playing a game it
was clearly losing.
Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down
By Ray McGovern
The history of U.S. government’s deceptions might be reason to pause and
let a careful investigation uncover the facts.
Stephen Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk
of War Between Russia and the West
This is horrible for Putin and for the Russian position.
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look
Wistfully Back at Stalin
By Ted Rall
America isn't broke, but most Americans are. The reason is simple:
The End. Of Everything
By Scott Thomas Outlar
Who will fight like a cornered wolf when they come to take you away?
Death toll in Gaza reaches 337 on
second day of ground invasion: As
Israel's assault on Gaza enters its twelfth day, the death toll has
reached 337, including 77 children, 24 women and 18 senior citizens.
More than 2,385 people have been injured in the onslaught.
More than 100 Gazans killed in Israeli assault in
less than 48 hours: 110 Palestinians
have been killed in less than 48 hours since Israel launched a ground
invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead
in the 12-day assault to 339.
4 members of Gaza family killed in Beit Hanoun
shelling: Medics told Ma'an that
Mahmoud Zuwaid, his wife Daliah Zuwaid, and their children Nagham, 3,
and Ruyah, 2, were killed in the attack.
Hamas armed wing: 5 Israeli soldiers killed in
new cross-border attack: Hamas' armed
wing said Saturday that a group of its operatives infiltrated Israeli
territory for the second time in a day and killed five Israeli soldiers.
Israel confirms 2 soldiers killed in cross-border
attack: The Israeli army announced
Saturday the deaths of two Israeli soldiers by resistance fighters who
had escaped occupied Gaza, hours after they had been reported wounded.
Israeli killed, 3 injured as rocket falls near
Dimona: - A 33-year-old Palestinian
Bedouin citizen of Israel was killed and three others injured after a
rocket from Gaza hit a village near the southern town of Dimona on
1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children:
Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a
hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for
burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit
their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old
Mohammed under debris in their beds.
Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join
Gaza war: The recruitment of dozens
of British citizens to join the ranks of the Israeli military behind the
onslaught in Gaza has sparked anger. The Israeli military has confirmed
the presence of over 100 British “lone soldiers” serving 18-month tours
of duty in its ranks.
'In our thousands, in our
millions, we are all Palestinians':
Global anger grows as 15,000 protestors mass outside Israel's London
Take action: Protests around the
world to assault on Palestine:
Ed Miliband: horrifying deaths of hundreds of
Palestinians 'can not be justified': Video
- "I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds
of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.
Hillary Clinton makes rounds on TV shows
defending Israel's attack on Gaza:
Video - Presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the
airwaves in the United States to voice criticism of Hamas and express
support for the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip.
How the West Chose War in Gaza:
Israel and much of the international community placed a prohibitive set
of obstacles in the way of the Palestinian “national consensus”
government that was formed in early June.
Egypt blocks aid convoy from reaching crossing
with Gaza: Egyptian soldiers in north
Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah
border crossing and entering the Gaza Strip Saturday, an AFP
ISIS surge: Over 270 killed in
Syria, former US base stormed in Iraq's Tikrit:
The Islamic State militant group is on the rise in Iraq and Syria after
crushing Baghdad’s plans to retake Tikrit. Hundreds of troops have been
captured and 270 people were murdered in a Syrian gas field following
the jihadists’ biggest attack yet.
Rebels kill 100 Syrian Govt soldiers in Hama:
The Free Syrian Army has killed 100 regime soldiers and captured 15 in
Syria's Hama province, according to opposition activists
Jihadists stone Syria woman to death for
'adultery': NGO: Jihadists in the
northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and
stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
35 Iraqis killed, dozens injured in series of
blasts around Baghdad: - Thirty five
people were killed and 86 injured in a series of car explosions
targeting the Iraqi capital, police said Saturday.
Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit
in major defeat: The worst military
reversal Iraqi troops have suffered since the Islamist forces captured
nearly half the country last month.
Report: Iran, six powers agree to extended
nuclear talks by four months: Iran,
the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China had set a
July 20 deadline to complete a long-term agreement that would resolve
the decade-old dispute over Tehran's alleged nuclear ambitions.
Boko Haram kills 100 in Nigeria:
Survivors said that insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and
lobbed home-made bombs into homes, and then gunned down people as they
tried to escape the fires in the attack on Damboa town launched before
dawn on Friday.
At least 21 Egypt soldiers slain in attack at
checkpoint near Libya: The attack was
the second to target the same military checkpoint in less than two
months, after a similar assault June 1 left five soldiers dead.
Two Egyptians killed in rocket attack in Libya:
Two Egyptian workers were killed in Libya on Saturday when rockets hit
the area of Abou-Atny in Benghazi where a special forces camp is
Shebab militants claim attack on Kenya bus that
killed seven: Somalia's
Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack
on a bus and police vehicle in Kenya's restive southeastern coast that
killed at least seven people.
Nineteen 'suffocate' aboard boat from Africa:crowded
boat travelling from North Africa to Italy. Nineteen migrants have died,
reportedly by suffocating, aboard a boat from Africa.
Ukraine: 20 civilians killed as Ukrainian forces
shell city of Lugansk : Video -
“Today intense bombardment of Lugansk has continued. Shells are falling
in almost all districts of the city,” the administration said in a
statement. “According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians
have been killed since this morning.”
Militia fights off Ukrainian army offensive on
Luhansk: The Ukrainian army tried to
approach the city from two sides, the press service of the
self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic said.
Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet
crash: Russia on Saturday launched a
blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama
said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed
rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. "The
statements of representatives of the US administration are evidence of a
deep political aberration of Washington's perception of what is going on
in Ukraine," he told Russian news agencies.
Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants
Ukraine to answer: Some Western
states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash
having no evidence to back their claims, Russia’s Deputy Defense
Minister told RT. He invited Ukraine to answer 10 questions to prove
their commitment to an impartial probe.
'It is suspicious the plane has deviated from the
route it usually takes' : Video -
Questions have arisen over unusual circumstances of the tragedy
Mechanism of Provocation:
The machinations with the "Boeing" route are absolutely identical to a
well-known provocation with a South-Korean "Boeing", which the americans
led into the USSR airspace in 1983, after which it was shot down.
Ukraine rebels accused of blocking jet probe:
Observers from the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
arrived at the crash site for a second time on Saturday, a day after
they were asked to leave after being given limited access to the
farmland where the jet went down.
Russia bars entry to 12 Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib-linked
Americans: “We have mentioned before
that it is futile to communicate with us in the language of sanctions.
Such measures will not be allowed to pass without consequence,” said a
statement on the foreign ministry website.
‘Doomsday sputnik’: Russia said to launch new
missile-attack warning satellite:
After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first
satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the
early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also double as an
emergency communication satellite.
Afghan clash leaves 14 Taliban, 1 soldier killed;
- Gun battle between Taliban militants and Afghan forces claimed 15
lives including 14 insurgents and one Afghan soldier in Khost province
on Friday, a local official said Saturday.
US Murders 11 People In NW
Pakistan: A U.S. drone fired several
missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal
region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven alleged
I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile:
Video - America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a
hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell
Human Rights Watch is Roundly Criticized By…
Human Rights Activists: Human Rights
Watch, a group that claims to “defend the rights of people worldwide”
has come under fire from two Nobel Peace Laureates and a hundred other
scholars and human rights activists.
Local Police Stockpile Weapons Of War: Video
report: - - A massive military
build-up is underway right here in Tennessee. Local law enforcement
agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons -- from the Department
of Defense -- used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US terrorist database growing at rapid rate:
— The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it
accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5
million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by
the government in a civil lawsuit.
Water Rights March in Detroit:
On Friday, July 18, thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit
to call attention to a major public health crisis as the city shuts off
the water for residents who are behind on their bills.
California City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not
Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do:
Laura and Mark received notice from Glendora, Calif. that they’d get a
$500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn… on the same day the
state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the same
fine for violating that attached, $500.
US states with higher minimum wages gain more
jobs: The 13 U.S. states that raised
their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a
faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive
fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring
Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in
U.S. cities: The report cites these
legislative bans as punishing homeless individuals for “being in public
even when they have no other alternatives”.
July 18, 2014
Israel Ends “Humanitarian Ceasefire” With New
Massacre of Gaza Children
By Ali Abunimah
Three children from a single family were killed when an Israeli air
strike hit their home in the Sabra section of Gaza City.
US Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution
Supporting Israeli Attack on Gaza
By Chris Carlson
No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of
Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have
been killed by Israel in the past ten days.
'The Jimmy Savile of Nation States'
Israel's Historical Abuse Still Being Hushed
By John Hilley
America, Israel's principal 'parent', has spoiled, protected and
indulged this occupying, apartheid state now for over six decades.
Who is Winning?
By Uri Avnery
When a tiny fighting force in a tiny territory achieves a standoff with
one of the mightiest armies in the world, it can be considered a
Gaza: This Shameful Injustice Will Only End If
The Cost Of It Rises
By Seumas Milne
The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is
absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist.
Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On
“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around
who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes.”
"Evacuate to Where?" - Report from Gaza
Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky report on
the mood of the people in Gaza and Israel as Israeli ground troops join
The Dementedness Destroying Israel
By William A. Cook
Demented minds thrive on demeaning the economically less fortunate,
those of a different complexion, those who speak a different language,
and those not of the tribe and its beliefs.
“The Israeli Dream”
The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?
By Felicity Arbuthnot
Ethnic Cleansing Planned in the Middle East? History, Legality Ignored.
Covert War Against Iran's Nuclear Scientists: A
By Scott Peterson
The wife of the first scientist to be assassinated speaks about her
husband's growing fear of a net closing around him – and of meeting his
Israeli-trained assassin before his execution.
Sanctions and Airliners
By Paul Craig Roberts
As there is no act too dastardly for Washington to undertake, Putin and
Russia could become victims of a devious machination.
Ukraine Releases YouTube Clip "Proving" Rebels
Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH-17
By Tyler Durden
Something here smells very fishy...
Obama Caused the Malaysian Airliner to Be Downed
By Eric Zuesse
Obama has put in place the ethnic-cleansing campaign, which directly
caused, as one of its tragic responses, the erroneous shoot-down of the
Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner.
Should We Celebrate US War Crimes?
By Andy Piascik
We should counsel young people to emphatically reject the military – no
matter how bleak the alternatives may be.
A Competing Currency?
Jim Rogers: Only a Russian/Chinese/Brazil Joint-currency Can Battle
BRICS members are capable of challenging the United States' financial
Israel kills 274 Palestinians
amid fierce fighting: Unrwa, the UN
agency for Palestinian refugees, said the number of displaced Gazans had
almost doubled in the past 24 hours with more than 40,000 seeking
sanctuary with the UN.
38 Palestinians killed as Israel presses Gaza
ground assault: 38 Palestinians have
been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel
launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.
Israel okays draft of 18,000 more reservists:
A spokeswoman told AFP the decision raised the overall number of
soldiers called in since the start of Operation Protective Edge to
65,000, without saying how many of them had actually been mobilised.
Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after
clashes with Hamas: Hamas' military
wing the al-Qassam Brigades has claimed responsibility for hitting
multiple Israeli military vehicles in the area, confirming direct hits
with mortar shells and 107 rockets.
Obama: 'No nation should accept terrorists
tunneling into its territory': "While
I was having the conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, sirens went
off in Tel Aviv," said Obama. "No nation should accept rockets being
fired into its borders or terrorists tunnelling into its territory."
Institutionalised Disregard for Palestinian Life:
Over the past 14 years, Israel has killed Palestinian children at a rate
of more than two a week. There seems to be no Israeli child in harm’s
way that Barack Obama will not compare to his own daughters, but their
Palestinian counterparts are brushed aside with mantras about Israel’s
right to self-defence.
Merkel says, Israel has right to defense:
"Both sides must accept painful compromises but we stand by the side of
Israel when it comes to self-defense," she said at a news conference in
Israel Evacuates Diplomatic Families in Turkey
Following Attacks: Palestine
suppoprters pelted the Israeli diplomatic missions in Ankara and
Istanbul with stones, following Israel's decision to launch a ground
invasion into Gaza
Why Jews oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine
and attack on Gaza: Tapping into a
profound collective memory of discrimination and dispossession, Jews
should feel no solidarity with Israel's occupation. Our solidarity is
firmly with the Palestinian people.
Reports: 115 killed in seizure of
Syria gas field: Islamic extremists
killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a
gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said
Over 5,000 Iraqi’s civilians killed this year –
UN: Insurgents seized swathes of
northern Iraq, including the area’s largest city Mosul and of the 2,400
people killed in June, 1,531 were civilians.
11 killed in Iraq attacks:
Two bomb attacks, one of which ripped through a sprawling Baghdad
market, killed at least 11 people in Iraq today, officials said.
Militants Storm Iraqi Airbase: Military Sources:
"Last night, gunmen infiltrated the base. There were snipers and suicide
bombers among them, they managed to reach the runway," the officer, who
witnessed the attack, told AFP on condition of anonymity.
New militant group replacing Isis in Mosul, says
city governor: Atheel Nujaifi says
main strike force has withdrawn, with rebels linked to Saddam Hussein
regime taking over
Iraq Christians told to convert or face death:
Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death
if they do not embrace Islam or pay tax.
U.S. officials defend $60B
"wartime" request: The Pentagon is
requesting the money for its fiscal 2015 "wartime" budget, the overseas
contingency operations fund (OCO), but only $11 billion of the total
would go toward U.S. operations in Afghanistan
Nine killed in shootout and blast in Pakistan:
Two policeman and a fighter killed in gun battle in Lahore, as six
people die in a bomb attack on a bus in northwest.
Eight soldiers killed in northwest Pakistan:
Eight paramilitary troops were killed when heavily armed militants
attacked a security checkpoint in northwestern Khyber Agency -- one of
the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan -- on Friday,
Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out in Tripoli
airport despite truce: The clashes
came as the government sought United Nations help to prevent the country
from becoming a “failed state.”
Ukraine : At least 20 are killed
in heavy shelling across country:
Just hours after flight MH17 was shot down, the eastern city of Lugansk
was hit by shelling leaving hundreds of residents wounded. Pictures show
bodies lining the streets covered in blankets in the wake of the attack
which was reportedly carried out by Ukrainian forces.
Shocking - FIRST FOOTAGE Malaysia flight MH17
Boeing 777 crash site, ukraine reporter
Obama blames Russia for downed passenger jet:
Mr. Obama said that the evidence points to the separatists, who are
allegedly armed and trained by Russia, firing the missile that brought
down the Boeing 777 and killed all 298 passengers and crew aboard.
Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when
Malaysian plane downed - Moscow: The
battery was deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile
at the airliner, the ministry said in a statement. It said radiation
from the battery’s radar was detected by the Russian military.
Ukraine Army with SAMs near Donetsk on July 5th :
Video - Here is a video from a few
days ago showing Ukraine Army in the region in possession of SAM BUK.
Did MH17 pilot divert INTO the danger zone?
Aviation expert claims captain made last-minute change of course over
Ukraine because he 'felt uncomfortable'
Lavrov: Russia won’t take control of Malaysian
plane’s black boxes: The seizure of
flight records would violate international law as it’s up to relevant
international agencies to investigate of the incident, he explained.
Russia Today reporter resigns in protest at MH17
coverage: Sara Firth criticises
Kremlin-backed news channel’s ‘disrespect for facts’ in reports about
Malaysia Airlines plane disaster
This Isn't the First Time: 5 Other Commercial
Airliners That Were Shot Down:
Passenger jets have been shot down in the past. Below is a list of five
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to obtain non-NATO
ally status, increase in transfer of military assets:
The U.S. Congress passed in two readings a Russian aggression prevention
bill that provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and
Moldova for purposes of the transfer or possible transfer of defense
articles or defense services.
Top American spy in Germany has left country:
Germany demanded that the "representative of the U.S. intelligence
services" depart shortly after authorities uncovered two cases of
alleged American spying.
Snowden: NSA Employees Are Passing Around Nude
Photos: Analysts working for the
National Security Agency routinely pass around private, intimate photos
found in the stream of communications data intercepted, according to
UK banks ‘have much to fear’: competition
watchdog set to probe Lloyds, RBS, HSBC and Barclays:
Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a
finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain's banking sector
is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary
citizens and small business' needs.
BRICS Create Development Bank to Rival IMF, World
Bank: Emerging super nations BRICS
(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have finally made good a
plan flaunted in 2012 to establish a BRICS development bank that could
rival and possibly topple the IMF and World Bank.
Jim Rogers: Only a Russian/Chinese/Brazil
joint-currency can battle dollar dominance
Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican
presidents of links to drug cartels:
Anabel Hernandez talks to GlobalPost about why she thinks Mexico’s
government is more dangerous than its gangsters.
Staten Island man by NYPD : SEE THE VIDEO:
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday
after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam
his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
CHP seizes medical records of woman seen punched:
California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records
of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers
on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
July 18, 2014
Witness to a Shelling
First-hand Account of Deadly Strike on Gaza Port
By Peter Beaumont in Gaza
There is a deafening explosion, then a second. Four children are dead.
NBC News Pulls Reporter from Gaza After
Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children
By Glenn Greenwald
Yesterday, Mohyeldin witnessed and then reported on the brutal killing
by Israeli planes of four young boys as they played soccer on a beach in
“They Have To Die”:
Israeli Politician Calls For Killing of Palestinian Mothers
By Jonathan Turley
"They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the
snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.
Why the Israelis Are Repetitively Violent
By Lawrence Davidson
unbeknownst to many Jews, their wellbeing is being used falsely to
justify the policies of a habitually violent state and its racist
Flight MH17 Down Over Ukraine
By Tony Cartalucci
Flying over warzone Ukraine, the probable & convenient happens.
When the US Welched on Its NATO Promise
By Ray McGovern
The Ukraine crisis owes its roots to a deal America made and broke with
the recently deceased Soviet foreign minister.
The Human Price of Neocon Havoc
By Robert Parry
Neocons are the “masters of chaos” as they destabilize disfavored
governments around the world. But real people pay the price as we’ve
seen with Israel’s slaughter of four boys on a Gaza beach and an
apparent shoot-down of a Malaysian airliner over war-torn Ukraine.
Cheney Interview Blackout as Protester Waves
Handcuffs at ‘War Criminal’
One protester tried to ‘arrest’ the politician, but was taken away, as
live video of the event went black.
Edward Snowden: 'If I End Up In Chains In
Guantánamo I Can Live With That'
The 31-year-old former intelligence analyst discusses whether he is a
Russian spy, his likely fate if he returns to the US and the relevance
of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four in the age of Google.
Insider Trading and Financial Terrorism on Comex
By Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler
This is an act of financial terrorism supported by federal regulatory
authorities. Another motive is to help support the relative trading
level of the U.S. dollar.
The Rise Of The Non-working Rich
By Robert Reich
More than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor
people have it easy because they can get government benefits without
Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But
They Understand Hate’
By Amy Goodman
"The only threat that these children pose to us is the threat of testing
our own conscience.”
This Is What Happens When You Call the Cops
This is what happens when you call the cops
You get your rights violated or you all get shot.
The Curse of 'American Exceptionalism'
By John Atcheson
We’re exceptional, alright, but not in the way we think. Here’s 8 ways
we’re exceptional – exceptionally bad.
Imagine: John Lennon
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
280 people killed as Malaysian
jet 'shot down' in Ukraine:
The Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala
Lumpur, was brought down by a buk ground-to-air missle, an interior
ministry adviser said. "280 passengers and 15 crew members have been
Putin Says Ukraine 'Bears
Responsibility' for Malaysia Flight Jet Crash:
Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday blamed the Ukrainian
government for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying the
state bears some responsibility for fighting that may have led to the
jet’s apparent downing by a surface-to-air missile.
22 bodies counted at Ukraine plane crash site:
As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Hrabovo,
an Associated Press journalist counted at least 22 bodies at the
wreckage site 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Russian border.
As it happened: Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine:
Video - A scene from hell.
Watch: MH17 wreckage of Malaysia Airlines crash:
Reports that Putin flew similar route as MH17,:“I
can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the
same point and the same echelon. - The presidential jet was there at
16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft - 15:44 Moscow time,” a
source told the news agency on condition of anonymity.
Ukraine alleges: Air Force jet shot down by
air-to-air missile from Russian plane; rebels hit 2nd jet:
A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a
Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a
village inside Russia, a spokesman for Ukraine's Security Council said
Kiev deployed powerful surface-to-air missile
systems to E. Ukraine ahead of the Malaysian plane crash – reports:
The Ukrainian military reportedly deployed a battery of Buk
surface-to-air missile systems, capable of bringing down high-flying
jets, to the Donetsk region the day before the Malaysian passenger plane
crashed in the area.
More Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages
in east, peace move flops: Ukraine's
military said 11 more troops were killed in the space of 24 hours,
mostly in clashes near the frontier.
Ukraine rebels reclaim village on Russian border:
Rebels said they retook a village near the Russian border from
government forces Wednesday as both sides pressed to claim territory in
eastern Ukraine. Sergei Kavtaradze, a spokesman for separatists in
Donetsk, said one rebel militiaman was killed and 15 others injured in
fighting in the village of Marinivka.
Russia’s Putin Says U.S. Sanctions Are Leading to
‘Dead End’: “As a rule, a sanctions
regime has a boomerang effect, and without doubt, in this case, leads
Russian-American relations to a dead end,” Putin told reporters in
Brasilia after taking part in a summit of emerging market powers. “They
will hurt the national, long-term strategic interests of the American
state and the American people.”
Russia: US sanctions revenge for Ukrainian
failure, Moscow may retaliate: “The
outrageous and groundless desire to blame Russia for the civil war in a
neighboring country, which was caused by a deep internal crisis and
already resulted in the loss of many lives, proves that the US and its
clients in Kiev have failed to pacify the wide public dissent,” the
Putin denies Russia to reopen Soviet-era spy post
in Cuba: Speaking from Brasilia, the
latest stop on a Latin American tour and site of a summit of BRICS
emerging market leaders, Putin denied the report and said Russia had no
plans to resume the Lourdes signals intelligence facility.
Gaza Invasion: Inside Israel's Ground Operation:
Video - Chertoff Group CEO Chad Sweet
and Strategas Research Partners' Jason Trennert discuss the crash of
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza
with Trish Regan on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
CBS: U.S. Foreign Policy Spiraling Out Of Control
: Video: "We Are In A Very Dangerous
10 killed, including 7 children,
in Israeli attacks on Gaza:
Ten Palestinians including three children from the same family
were killed and many others were injured in renewed Israeli airstrikes
on the Gaza Strip on Thursday. The deaths brought the total
number of Palestinians killed in 10 days of hostilities to over 240 and
at least 1,770 injured.
US State Department blames Hamas for Israel’s
murder of Gaza children:
The US State Department absolved Israel of responsibility for
the murder of four Palestinian children in Gaza on Wednesday, placing
the blame squarely on Hamas.
Israeli strike kills three
children playing on Gaza roof:
Brothers Jihad and Wissam were playing on the roof of their Gaza
apartment with their cousin Fulla, when an Israeli strike came from the
blue skies above and killed them.
Israel orders ground offensive in
Gaza: "We are moving
from Iron Dome to an iron fist," Bennett said, referring to an
anti-missile system that has intercepted many of the rockets in 10 days
Israeli tanks shelling Gaza rehab hospital:
tanks are shelling Gaza's Al-Wafa hospital, whose 14 patients include
some who are paralysed or in a coma, and several people have been hurt,
the facility's director said Thursday.
Israeli defense expert says
Israel vastly inflating Hamas rockets:
Prize-winning Israeli defense expert says numbers inflated by as much as
90%, Israel says Hamas makes sophisticated long-range rockets in Gaza.
Wave of protests worldwide demand end to Gaza
slaughter: Video - Rallies in support
of the Palestinian victims of Israel’s military onslaught were held
across the world’s major cities this week. Thousands marched in France,
Germany, Argentina, the US, the UK and other countries.
‘Israel attacks are collective punishment!’ Nick
Clegg slams Gaza op: ?Deputy Prime
Minister Nick Clegg has lashed out at the Gaza military operation,
urging Israel to cease its offensive
Senate panel approves another $350 million in
Iron Dome funding: The defense
subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved
the $620 million missile defense package for Israel, which includes $350
million for Iron Dome, a short-range missile interceptor that is being
credited with keeping Israelis safe during the current Israel-Gaza
US kills 20 people in N. Pakistan:
According to state television Pakistan Television (PTV), the unmanned
aircraft targeted a house and a vehicle in Dattakhel area and fired four
missiles in the latest attack killing twenty people.
US sentences Britons for supporting Taliban:
Connecticut judge sentences two men for providing material to support
the Taliban through print and online publications
Ninety killed by Islamist attack
on Syrian gas field -monitor:
Militant group Islamic State seized a Syrian gas field and killed at
least 90 people on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes between the
al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring
Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil
war: Sweeping successes by Islamic
State in conquering territory are worrying Kurdish defensive forces
Pentagon Asks for $500M to Train "Rebels" To Kill Syrians:
Top Pentagon officials argued Wednesday for $500 million to train
"moderate" Syrian rebels along with $53.4 billion in Afghan war funding
at a Congressional hearing.
11 killed in two Iraq bomb attacks:
At least 11 people have been killed in two bomb attacks in and outside
the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as Takfiri ISIL militants continue targeting
civilian areas in the country
Australian kills three in Iraq bombing - reports:
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) claims a man named Abu
Bakr al-Australi set off an explosive vest at a Shiite mosque in the
city, with more than 90 people injured.
14 Tunisian soldiers killed in
attack near Algerian border: At least
14 Tunisian soldiers have been killed in a militant attack near the
Algerian border with at least 20 others wounded, the defence ministry
says. They say gunmen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles,
raided two checkpoints near Mount Chaambi
2 people killed in Somalia attacks:
At least two people have been killed in Somalia in separate attacks,
including a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, officials and
witnesses said on Thursday.
Libya asks UN Security Council
for help protecting oil, airports:
Libya asked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for help protecting
its oil installations, oil export ports and civil airports, warning that
without more international assistance the North African oil producer
could become a failed state.
14 peopler killed across Pakistan:
Nine of them are militants killed in northeast #Pakistan and others are
civil people in northwest of the country
Afghanistan: 4 Militants Killed After Attack On
Kabul Airport: Militants armed with
rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul Airport in the Afghan capital
on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used
by both civilians and the military.
Why Julian Assanage Won't Ever Get A Fair Trial
In The USA: Video -
Edward Snowden should not face trial, says UN
human rights commissioner: The United
Nations's top human rights official has suggested that the United States
should abandon its efforts to prosecute Edward Snowden, saying his
revelations of massive state surveillance had been in the public
‘Snowden should be praised, not prosecuted’ – UN
rights watchdog: “Those who disclose
human rights violations should be protected: we need them,” Commissioner
Navi Pillay told reporters on Wednesday. “I see some of it here in the
case of Snowden, because his revelations go to the core of what we are
saying about the need for transparency, the need for consultation," she
Guantánamo judge’s secret order
on secret motion is so secret defense lawyers can’t see it:
Only the prosecutors know what the war court judge has ordered, but they
won’t discuss it because it’s a secret.
The UK Ministry of Defence Says
Life in 2045 Will Be Unequal and Violent:
The major changes we can expect to see: an increase in population of
three billion, scarcity of resources, increased vulnerability of
overpopulated cities, and so forth. “Inequality will endure, and the
world will remain fraught with conflict and complexity,”.