Recruiting to Kill
It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza
By Ramzy Baroud
The list of participating countries is growing as is the number of those
suspected war criminals fighting and killing in the name of Israel.
The Experts’ Verdict
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime
By Jonathan Cook
Some 95% of the 64 Israelis who have been killed during the
current fighting are soldiers; some 75% of the nearly 1,500 Palestinians
who have been killed are civilian.
Israel Uses Palestinians As Human Shields But US
Lawmakers Condemn Hamas
By Rania Khalek
Israel was condemned by the United Nations as recently as last year for
its “continuous use of Palestinian children as human shields and
Gaza: West's Weasel Words
By John Hilley
The US has 'condemned' Israel's bombing of the UN school. Predictably,
their short, strangled words have been matched by precisely no political
action against Israel.
American Media's New Pro-Israel Bias
By Chris McGreal
Why does TV news look like a Netanyahu ad?
Gaza, Ukraine and the Fraud of “Human Rights”
By Bill Van Auken
Today’s human rights imperialism makes the old “white man’s burden” of
colonialism’s heyday seem like a noble cause by comparison.
US, EU Push Russia Toward War
By Finian Cunningham
The latest sanctions attacking Russia are like a gun being pointed at
The Causes of World War III
By Margaret Kimberley
“Malaysian airlines flight MH17 may be the Lusitania of the modern era.”
The West’s Reckless Rush Towards War With Russia
By Paul Craig Roberts
The threat to life on earth has never been as great as it is at this
China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?
By Nick Turse
Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a
CIA Admits It Broke Into Senate Computers
Senators Call For Spy Chief’s Ouster
By Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Watkins
“The CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress by hacking into Senate
Intelligence Committee computers. This grave misconduct not only is
illegal, but it violates the U.S. Constitution’s requirement of
separation of powers.
Argentina Must Not Follow NY Court’s Dictated
Path to Bankruptcy
By Peter Koenig
Criminally behaving Vulture funds can buy a judge in New York to rule
the unrulable for them.
40 killed in Gaza as truce
crumbles: Some two hours after the
truce went into effect, Israeli tanks and artillery opened fire in the
southern Rafah area, and a local hospital said 40 people were killed.
Gaza fighting resumes despite ceasefire deal:
Twenty-five people killed in tank shelling, medics say, hours after
72-hour truce between Hamas and Israel began.
Gaza death toll surpasses that of
Cast Lead as count hits 1,437:
In the most recent lethal Israeli attack, an airstrike hit the al-Bayoumi
family home in al-Nusairat refugee camp, killing at least 11
Palestinians and injuring at least 45.
Three-day ceasefire begins in Gaza Strip:
The truce started at 8am local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday, just hours
after 14 more Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli tank and air
fire in the coastal enclave.
Public relations exercise:
White House: Little doubt Israeli fire in Gaza
school strike: "The shelling of a UN
facility that is housing innocent civilians who are fleeing violence is
totally unacceptable and totally indefensible," Earnest said.
IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13
Gaza Children: An Instagram post by
an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in
UN says illegal Gaza blockade must be lifted:
UN officials condemn Israeli attacks and warn of humanitarian crisis
amid 440,000 displaced and lack of basic services
Norman G. Finkelstein: HRW Whitewashes Israel,
The Law Supports Hamas: Analysis:
Some Reflections on Israel’s Latest Massacre
Dissent is quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza
war: A near-consensus in Israel
supports the government’s conduct of the attack on the people of Gaza,
views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders’ moralizing as
Donations to Israeli occupation force troops
overflowing : The wave of donations
to Israeli soldiers has led the army to clarify procedures: Soldiers are
not allowed to request or accept donations to themselves or a military
Robert Fisk: The world is starting to turn
against Israel: Analysis: There was a
time when our politicians and media had one principal fear when covering
Middle East wars: that no one should ever call them anti-Semitic.
Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state:
Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in
protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.
Syria Kurdish-jihadist battle kills 49: NGO:
A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State jihadists has
killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS
Anti-government militants kill at least 13
government soldiers in Aleppo:
Anti-government militants detonated explosives emplaced in two tunnels
running near an old police station underneath the city of Aleppo in
Syria's Aleppo governorate
28 Iraqis killed, 49 injured in car bombs, petrol
station fire: A car bomb went off in
a fuel station in Al-Sadr City, killing 20 people and injuring 23, said
a source from the Baghdad Operational Command.
Hezbollah man killed on 'jihad duty' in Iraq:
A Hezbollah commander has been killed on "jihad duty" in Iraq, the
group's TV channel has said, indicating the Lebanese group that is
already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second front
in the region.
Iraqi Shi'ite militias use hit lists to pick off
foes - police: Iraqi Shi'ite militias
have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped,
executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising
the stakes in a sectarian war tearing the country apart.
22 Killed in Central Africa Fighting:
Peacekeepers: At least 22 people were
killed in clashes between rival anti-balaka and Seleka militias in the
Central African Republic this week, African peacekeepers said on Friday.
Libya descends into 'hurricane':
Three years ago, Zintani and Misratan rebel brigades descended
simultaneously on Tripoli from east and west to storm the palaces of
Muammar Gaddafi. Now, fighters from the two towns are waging open war in
Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading:
Foreign secretary dispatched to oversee evacuation of 13,000 nationals
after man was beheaded and nurse gang-raped
Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff
flee: Libya has warned of a "total
collapse" of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country
threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on
whom its hospitals depend.
Kenyan leader orders seizure of coastal zone:
President orders repossession of 2,000 square kilometres of land in Lamu
County which he says was acquired "dubiously".
Ukraine Says 20 Serviceman Killed in Rebel Attack:
Military officials said a paratrooper unit had come under mortar and
tank fire near the town of Shakhtarsk, in the region where a Malaysian
airliner was brought down on July 17
Ukraine MH17: Air crash investigators get to
work: They arrived in a convoy with
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitors and
began setting up a base in a farm.
Argentina blames US mediator for debt default:
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said
his country was considering opening proceedings at international
tribunals in The Hague after it was declared to be in technical default.
US Killed 350 civilians in Pakistan:
: The United Kingdom-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been
able to record the names of more than 700 people reportedly killed by
the CIA-operated drones in Pakistan and nearly half of them are stated
to be civilians.
40pc of weapons sent to Afghanistan are
unaccounted for: Over the past
decade, the Pentagon has provided what the report describes as more than
747,000 weapons and auxiliary equipment to the Afghan National Security
Forces at a cost of $626 million.
Data stored overseas should be accessible to US
government, judge rules: ?A federal
judge in New York City sided with the United States government on
Thursday and said that Microsoft must comply with a search warrant
compelling the corporation to surrender customer data it stores
State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA
tactics: The State Department has
endorsed, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror
suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.
Dow Plunges 317 Points, Wipes Out 2014 Gains:
U.S. stocks sustained heavy losses on Thursday as traders ditched a wide
swath of assets, leading the blue-chip average to hit the flat-line for
‘Americans Are So Broke…’:
Did you know that 77 million Americans have unpaid debts that are "in
collections" and that Congress is actually thinking about letting post
offices offer payday loans?
Severe drought in California spreading at
unprecedented rate: The recent study
published by the US Drought Monitor noted that 58 percent of California
is experiencing “exceptional drought,” which is the most serious
category on the agency’s five-level scale.
July 31, 2014
US Complicit In Gaza Slaughter
Supplies Israel With Bombs Amid Gaza Blitz
By Al Jazeera and Agencies
Pentagon says Israel allowed to tap local US arms stockpile in past week
to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds.
Video Documents the Killing of Journalist Ramy
Ryan by Israeli/US Missiles
Warning: Graphic Video
A graphic video showing the killing of journalist Ramy Ryan in Gaza and
an attack on an ambulance and rescue workers, by Israeli air strikes.
Israel Lobby Galvanises Support for Gaza War
By Mitchell Plitnick
Israel’s enemies are our enemies. As long as I’m Speaker, this will be
our cause.” John Boehner.
The Blood of Palestine is on the Hands of the
The blood of the thousands of Palestinians who have been killed
by the so-called Israel Defence Forces, stains the hands of each and
every politician who has taken any kind of bribe to bolster his or her
"A Slaughter of Innocents"
Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza
Video and Transcript
"The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a
scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a
profound, profound crisis"
Who's Profiting from Israel's Offensive in Gaza?:
Israel continues to reject Hamas's offer of a ten-year ceasefire because
it would undermine Israeli arms sales, which reached $7 billion in 2012.
An Israeli Terrorist Is The Same As A Syrian One
By Robert Fisk
Is the British Government taking as close an interest in those who have
been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks.
So, What Did The Muslims Do For The Jews?
By David J Wasserstein
Had Islam not come along, Jewry in the west would have declined to
disappearance and Jewry in the east would have become just another
Vladimir Putin on US Sanctions and Ukraine
Video – English Subs
Vladimir Putin on US Sanctions and Ukraine, right after his return from
the South America Trip.
Are You Ready For Nuclear War?
By David North and Alex Lantier
Anyone who believes that a nuclear war is impossible because modern
governments, unlike those that were in power in 1914, would not risk
catastrophe, is deluding himself.
Postcard from the End of America: Tri-Cities
By Linh Dinh
Since most Americans won’t bend over and sweat bullets under a hellish
sun for such chump change, 78% of our crop workers are foreign-born,
with over half of them illegal immigrants.
Peter Schiff and Doug Casey on the REAL State of
By Doug Casey
Actually the US government is like a predator stalking us on the African
Gaza: 130 were killed and 400
injured on Wednesday: The total death
toll had surpassed 1,360 and 7,677 injured. The bodies of 20
Palestinians were recovered from the rubble of destroyed buildings in
the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening.
UN Chief: Israeli attack on Gaza school
'unjustifiable': UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed 16
people as "unjustifiable" Wednesday, calling for those responsible to be
held to account.
UNRWA spokesman breaks down on air: Video
- “The rights of Palestinians, even their children, are wholesale
denied, and it’s appalling,” Gunness pauses, clears his throat, says “my
pleasure,” and proceeds to sob uncontrollably as the camera darts away.
U.S. resupplies Israel with munitions for attack
on the people of Gaza : Separately,
U.S. lawmakers were working in Congress to provide millions of dollars
in additional funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile shield.
Video of Assassination of Journalist Ramy Ryan by
Israeli forces : Video -
Lord Haw Haw -
Video: Mark Regev, deciphered:
The video was created by Alex Nunns, who subtitled a BBC interview with
Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev.
Israeli military calls up 16,000 more reserve
soldiers: Hagel reiterates support
for Israel's right to defend itself; U.S. agrees to Israeli request for
Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state:
Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption
agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and
declared it a terrorist state.
Attack kills 63 in Syria, activists say:
At least 63 people, including eleven children and six women, were killed
in air and ground operations across Syria on Wednesday by government
forces, opposition activists say.
Syria Kurds battle jihadists killing nearly 50:
A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State jihadists has
killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS
positions, a monitoring group said Thursday.
4 killed, 5 injured in Aleppo:
A mortar shelling targeting residential neighborhoods in the Syrian city
of Aleppo killed 4 and injured 5 ethnic Armenians on Wednesday, July 30.
Video shows US suicide bomber burning his
passport as he warns Americans: 'You
think you're safe where you are, in America or Britain or Indonesia or
Jordan or China or Russie or Somalia or Africa?
Shi'ite militia hangs up 15 executed Sunnis in
Iraqi square: Iraqi Shi'ite militia
forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them from electricity
poles in a public square in the town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, on
Wednesday, police said.
75 bodies found in Benghazi:
In Libya's second city, Benghazi, at least 75 bodies, mostly soldiers,
were found after two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and
allied militiamen overran an army base.
Islamists declare ‘Islamic emirate’ in east
Libya: Libya’s Islamist militant
group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of
Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an “Islamic emirate,” the
group’s representative said.
Libya Is Fast Following Somalia's Road to Ruin : Analysis:
With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much
attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over
Somali woman killed for not wearing veil,
relatives say :
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing
to wear a veil, her relatives say.
Iraq and Libya were better off under leaders
toppled by an arrogant and naive West":The
largely untold story of the persecuted Iraqi Christian minority is
especially shaming for those avowedly Christian leaders, George W. Bush
and Tony Blair, who were responsible for the invasion of Iraq.
Afghan police kill 25 "militants" :
Units of Afghan police backed by the army have killed more than two
dozen Taliban militants, during series of operations across the country
over the past 24 hours, a statement of Ministry of Interior released
Three civilians killed, another seven injured in
Luhansk over past 24 hours: Three
civilians have been killed and another seven have been injured in
Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, over the past 24 hours as a result of
Ukraine army closes in on Donetsk:
Government forces said in a statement on Wednesday that they had seized
control of Avdiyivka, a town of about 40,000 about a dozen kilometres
north of Donetsk, as Ukraine tightened its grip around the key rebel
Some Ukrainian rebels vent frustration with
Putin: Squeezed by the Ukrainian army
into their last two strongholds, the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the
rebels complain they are outnumbered and outgunned.
Foreign experts reach MH17 jet crash site:
International experts have reached the site of the flight MH17 crash in
eastern Ukraine after the government halted military operations for a
Dem chairman breaks with Obama, endorses lethal
aid for Ukraine: The chairman of the
powerful Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday said the U.S.
should provide “certain types” of lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military.
Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end
Ukraine crisis: Germany and Russia
have been working on a secret plan to broker a peaceful solution to end
international tensions over the Ukraine.
Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating
MH17 evidence: Kiev authorities may
be seeking to “destroy evidence” which implicates their role in the
crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said
Foreign Secretary Warns Russian Sanctions "Will
Hit UK Economy": London will likely
be hit hardest among the EU powers because of its intimate financial
relationship with Moscow and we are already seeing UK home prices fall
as oligarch flows slow.
Russia-Ukraine tensions pose credit default
risks: IMF: Hit by US and European
Union economic sanctions against Moscow, Russian businesses in
particular could see financing and revenue dry up, pushing them to fall
behind in servicing debts.
Argentina Declared in Default by S&P as Talks
Fail: Standard & Poor’s declared
Argentina in default after the government missed a deadline for paying
interest on $13 billion of restructured bonds.
Studies suggest there will be a worldwide water
shortage by 2040: Research suggest
there won't be enough water to hydrate the Earth's population while
sustaining current energy and power solutions by the time 2040 rolls
around, according to Denmark's Aarhaus University.
Stanford biologist warns of early stages of
Earth's 6th mass extinction event: An
international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of
animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the
planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.
The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and Anal
Cavity Searches in New Mexico : Video
- The program tells the story of Timothy Young, a man who was pulled
over in Lordsburg, New Mexico, for a traffic violation in October 2012.
July 30, 2014
Barbaric War Crimes
Israel’s Campaign to Send Gaza Back to the Stone Age
By Jesse Rosenfeld
As a doctor rushed from taking shrapnel out of a man’s back over to a
4-year-old boy screaming in pain, the lights flickered. And that was
before the power plant was hit.
Is Killing Civilians Part Of Israel’s Plan?
By Jonathan Cook
Keep them preoccupied with the essentials of life rather than demanding,
or fighting, for their rights.
Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza
By Glenn Greenwald
In American media discourse, when Palestinians overwhelmingly kill
soldiers (95% of the Israeli death toll), that is “terrorism”; when
Israelis use massive, brutal force against a trapped civilian
population, with clear intentions to kill civilians (see point 3), that
is noble “self-defense.”
U.S. Lawmakers Pressing Obama
Take No Action To Halt Israel's Attack On Gaza
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and
scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama
administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt
its military operations.
Israel Right or Wrong
But What's In It For Americans?
By Philip Giraldi
It is a familiar scenario. Israeli is killing hundreds of civilians,
mostly women and children, and the Zionist propaganda machine is working
On The Wrong Side Of History
Ex-Israeli Soldier Speaks Out…
An Israeli Soldier's Story - Eran Efrati - What he says will change
everything you think you know about Israel!
Deconstructing the Zionist View of Gaza’s Horror
By Lawrence Davidson
Hamas and the other Palestinian fighting groups, even at their most
bloody, are pale reflections of the armies that have slaughtered
millions of Vietnamese, Iraqis, and Afghanis.
The Moral Failure Of The West
By Paul Craig Roberts
One would think that the Great Moral West would be discussing sanctions
on Israel and on Washington’s stooge government in Kiev.
Crime (Israel) and Punishment (Russia)
By Pepe Escobar
Israel gets away with unlawful premeditated mass murder of civilians,
while Russia gets framed for a (smaller-scale) airborne mass murder of
On Dominoes, WMDs And Putin’s “Aggression”
Imperial Washington Is Intoxicated By Another Big Lie
By David Stockman
Imperial Washington is truly running amuck in its insensible
confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
The Cultivation of Hate
The Lies Grow More Audacious
By Paul Craig Roberts
Why doesn’t China, Brazil, Germany and every other country issue arrest
warrants for NSA’s top officials, for Obama, and for the members of the
congressional oversight committee?
Who is blocking MH17 probe? Why?
By Finian Cunningham
Putin is not bowing down to its dictate, not kowtowing to its bullying
Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence
By U.S. Intelligence Veterans
U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to release what evidence
he has about the tragedy and silence the hyperbole.
U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of
By Prof. John McMurtry and Kourosh Ziabari
The U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns
profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its
unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Death toll soars to over 1,200 amid talk of truce:
Over 120 Palestinians were killed by Israeli strikes on Tuesday. A top
PLO official, said that Palestinian factions in Gaza had agreed to a
day-long humanitarian truce.
Official: Israeli Shells kill 20 at Gaza U.N.
school: A Palestinian health official
says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza
where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
I strongly condemn today's Israeli shelling of
UNRWA school in Jabalia Gaza. : Commissioner-General UNRWA
: No words to adequately express my anger and
13 members of extended family killed in Gaza
strikes: Thirteen family members of
the al-Agha family were killed early in the day in Israeli airstrikes
targeting three houses in Khan Younis belonging to the al-Agha family.
Qassam fighters 'infiltrate Israel, kill Israeli
soldier': Video - A video aired on
the Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa TV station late Tuesday purports to show
fighters from its military wing infiltrating Israel and killing a
Israel has completely destroyed 5,000 Gaza homes,
damaged 26,000: Ministry spokesman in
Gaza Ashraf al-Qidra said that a total of 4,987 homes have been
completely destroyed by Israeli shelling and airstrikes in the last 22
U.S. lawmakers falling over themselves to throw
full support behind Israel : "At
times like this, people try to isolate Israel," House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday. "We are here to stand with Israel, not
just as a broker or observer but as a strong partner and a trusted ally.
Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’:
“Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama.
“Go focus on Syria.”
Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right
to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis:
The president of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who
voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel. He
Turkey's Erdogan returning Jewish American peace
award: Jewish American group asks for
the prize back, labels Turkey's prime minister as 'arguably the most
virulent anti-Israel leader in the world.'
Norman Finkelstein arrested in New York:
The well-known American anti-Zionist intellectual and activist, Norman
Finkelstein was arrested today in NY, during pro-Palestine rally.
Man from Newfoundland wants Prime Minister
Charged for Advocating Genocide against The Palestinians!
Makes one proud to be a Canadian!!
The Islamic State Killing Fields: Terror group releases
horrifying video: The film shows
hundreds of men with their hands bound, waiting to be shot or lying dead
Shock and terror: Islamic State boasts mass
executions in Iraq (GRAPHIC): As part
of their psychological war to create a medieval-style caliphate, the
Islamic State has released a new shocking video showing scenes of mass
U.S. Approves More Hellfire Missiles for Iraq:
The U.S. government has approved
plans to send an additional 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq to help the
embattled Baghdad government
Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13:
Rebels detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested
northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government
troops, opposition activists said.
At least 30 killed as Libyan militants overrun
Benghazi special forces base:
Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern
city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and
warplanes that killed at least 30 people.
French, British nationals evacuated from Libya:
- The French government says it has evacuated French and British
nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and
militias, BBC News reported.
Libya ex-deputy PM kidnapped in Tripoli:
An armed group abducted a former Libyan deputy
prime minister and newly-elected MP, Mustapha Abu Shagur, in the capital
Tripoli on Tuesday, his nephew said.
Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile
Sinai: The troops killed three
militants in an exchange of fire while four others died when a group
tried to attack a house of in the border town of Rafah
Deaths reported in Egypt bomb blast:
Three people have been killed in a car-bomb blast in Giza, on the
outskirts of Cairo, according to Egyptian state media.
Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria
mosques: Suicide bombers have
attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria's Yobe state killing at least
six people and injuring several others, witnesses told AFP blaming the
Boko Haram Islamists.
20 dead, dozens missing in shipwreck off Libya
: "A navy patrol on Monday rescued 22 clandestine migrants who were
clinging to debris from their boat," spokesman Colonel Ayoub Kassem told
AFP yesterday, adding that more than 20 bodies were plucked from the
House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap:
A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President
Barack Obama for the swap of five "Taliban leaders" for Army Sgt. Bowe
Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.
19 killed in E. Ukraine region:
Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine
say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and
Ukraine army employs short-range ballistic missiles against
rebels in E Ukraine: The USA has data
indicating the Ukrainian security forces have employed short-range
ballistic missiles against the rebels over the past 48 hours.
Russia Grants Refugee Status to 233,000
Ukrainians – Russian Ombudsman: 66
regions of the Russian Federation are receiving refugees from Ukraine.
The number of officially registered refugees now stands at 233,114
people, including 34,503 children
EU and US impose new round of sanctions on Russia
over Ukraine: Establish an export ban
for dual use goods for military end users and curtail Russian access to
sensitive technologies particularly in the field of the oil sector.”
Australia Rules out New Sanctions Against Russia:
Abbott said he was not considering following the United States and
European Union by increasing sanctions aimed at pressuring Putin into
ending his country's support for the separatists.
'Compelling' signs Kosovo leaders trafficked
organs, prosecutor says: A special
European Union prosecutor said Tuesday that up to ten captives were
killed to have their organs harvested for illegal trafficking and black
market sale during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
Last surviving Hiroshima bomber dies in US:
Van Kirk navigated the flight that dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima on
August 6, 1945. The bomb instantly killed about 78,000 people. By the
end of 1945, the number of dead had reached about 140,000
NSA Surveillance Chilling Effects: HRW and ACLU
Gather More Evidence: The HRW and
ACLU report documents the increasing treatment of journalists and
lawyers as legitimate surveillance targets and surveys how they are
The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate:
Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.
US Tech Companies Reel as NSA's Spying Tarnishes
Reputations: U.S. technology
companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors
if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed
Australia bans reporting of multi-nation
corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam:
The supression order forbids any discloures, by publication or
otherwise, of any information relating to the court case by anyone,
including the Australian media
Private militias patrolling US-Mexico border
raise concerns: There are more than
10 independently operated private militia groups patrolling the border
between Texas and Mexico, ignoring calls from Customs and Border Patrol
to back off and inviting criticism from local lawmakers.