‘Empire of Chaos’ in the House
Is The House of Saud Starting To Have Second Thoughts
By Pepe Escobar
The real ‘Masters of the Universe’ who run the ‘Empire of Chaos’ want
the House of Saud to do most of their dirty work against Russia; and in
a later stage they will take care of the “towel heads”
Secret Audio Recordings Exposes
How Hilary Clinton Distorted Facts To Push For Attack On Libya
By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and Kelly Riddell
“[Gadhafi] said he was willing to step down and permit a transition
Netanyahu Speech Scandal Blows Up
By Philip Weiss
Even AIPAC is trying to steer clear of the wreckage.
How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War
By Scott McConnell
Obama can win his showdown with Netanyahu, win it decisively, and in so
doing forever transform the relationship between the United States and
There Is No such Category In American Law As
By Andrew Napolitano
The courts have been loath to interfere with any president's execution
of foreign policy, no matter its apparent lawlessness.
I Do Not Trust The Policy Of The United States
By Fidel Castro Ruz
The grave dangers which today threaten humanity must yield to norms
which are compatible with human dignity. No country can be denied such a
Is Democracy Dead In The West?
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Greeks, despite their glorious history, could not stop their
conquest by the EU and a handful of German and Dutch banks.
Greek Elections and the Euro Leper Colony
By Greg Palast
For the last five years, Greeks have been told that, if you cure your
disease—that is, if you dump the euro—the sky will fall. I guess Greeks
haven’t noticed, the sky has fallen already.
War By Other Means
Video By John Pilger
An investigation into the crippling levels of debt paid by Third World
Code Pink Tries to Arrest Kissinger for ‘War
“Get out of here you low life scum.” - Senator John McCain.
Iraq: 40 ISIS members killed in al-Jazerra battle
: The Official of the Mohammadi crowd in al-Baghdadi sub-district
western Ramadi announced on Thursday, killing 40 element of ISIS
terrorist organization in liberating Juba battle western Ramadi, in
support of al-Baghdadi emergency forces and the international coalition
Violence in Baghdad suburbs kills 21: sources:
At least 21 people, mostly civilians, were killed on Thursday in the
outskirts of Baghdad by explosions at five separate locations and a
shooting, security and medical sources said.
434 terrorists killed in three provinces:
Baghdad Operations Command announced on Wednesday, that hundreds of
terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” were killed in
the toll of operations launched by the security forces during last week
in Baghdad, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces
Iraq probes alleged massacre by Shia militia in
Diyala: Iraq's Prime Minister Haider
al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen
massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
Syria government airstrikes kill at least 8 in
ISIS-held city: Syrian activists say
government airstrikes have killed at least eight people in a northern
town held by the Islamic State. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights said the airstrikes targeted the city of Al-Bab Thursday.
House Democrat Introduces ISIS War Authorization
Bill: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
introduced legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against
Islamic State militants -- a step aimed at forcing Congress to take
responsibility for a war it's been funding for nearly six months with
almost no debate on its duration, costs or potential toll.
Islamic State operative confesses to receiving
funding through US - report: “During
investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding –
routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit
young people to fight in Syria,”
ISIS Says, Will Kill Jordanian Pilot And Japanese
Journalist Today Unless Swapped For Prisoner:
An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by
Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also held by
the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was
released by sunset on Thursday.
Jordan demands proof pilot alive as IS deadline
passes: Jordan demanded proof
Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State
group was alive, as a deadline set by the jihadists to free a female
ISIS threatens to behead Obama and 'transform
America into Muslim province': The
masked ISIS fighter threatened attacks on the US, France, Belgium and
the Kurds, claiming that the group's followers will kill the American
and Kurdish presidents as well as detonating car bombs and explosives in
European countries that are part of the international coalition fighting
Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail
to find a common plan to defeat it: Analysis:
The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is
no sign of an implosion.
Al-Qaeda Militants Kill 2 Yemeni Soldiers in
Marib: Two Yemeni soldiers were
killed and two wounded when they were ambushed by suspected al-Qaeda
militants in the central province of Marib, a regional official said on
Yemeni president under house arrest - govt:
The Yemeni government on Thursday accused Houthi rebels of keeping
President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah under
Yemen PM Bahah confirms resignation:
Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah on Thursday confirmed his
resignation, broadcaster Al Arabiya reported. He stepped down after
Shiite Ansar Allah militias, linked to the Houthi movement, seized the
Israel Kills A Spanish UN Peacekeeper In Lebanon:
Spain on Wednesday said Israeli fire had killed a Spanish UN peacekeeper
serving in South Lebanon and called on the United Nations to fully
investigate the violence
Hezbollah conveys to Israel it does not want
escalation: United Nations delivers
message to Israeli leaders; officials on both sides of border announce
return to routine
Professor Fired for Criticizing Israel Files
Lawsuit Against University of Illinois:
Steven Salaita, an academic whose contract for tenured professorship was
abruptly terminated by the University of Illinois board of trustees last
September for tweets critical of Israel, has filed a lawsuit against the
university’s administrators and unnamed donors.
Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill:
Only four Democrats - Senators Sherrod Brown, Jack Reed, Jeff Merkley
and Elizabeth Warren - voted against the bill sponsored by Republican
Senator Mark Kirk and Democrat Robert Menendez.
Egypt state TV says 20 killed, 36 wounded in
Sinai attacks: - Egyptian state TV
says simultaneous attacks on police and military targets in the Sinai
Peninsula on Thursday killed 20 people, including civilians, and wounded
18 killed in Taliban attack:
At least 11 Afghan policemen were killed and several others wounded in
an attack on a checkpoint in the Andar District of Ghazni province,
according to local officials. Seven Taliban fighters were also killed in
the attack, which occurred on Wednesday night, Deputy Provincial
Governor Mohammed Ali Ahmadi said.
Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban
victims kills 16: A suicide bomber
struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban
attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said.
5 Killed by Roadside Bomb in Eastern Afghanistan:
Afghanistan car bombFive people, including a policeman and a child, were
killed by roadside bombing in two Afghanistan’s eastern provinces, TASS
news agency said.
Taliban not a terrorist group, White House deputy
press secretary says: White House
deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued during Wednesday’s briefing
that the United States can negotiate prisoner swaps with Taliban
members, because the Taliban is not considered a terrorist group.
Did Obama Order Total Information Shutdown on
Afghanistan?: In a stunning and
blatantly obvious move to try to hide its failed efforts in Afghanistan,
the military suddenly decided back in October that they would classify
any and all information on the capabilities of Afghan National Security
US kills 4 people near Pak-Afghan border:
At least four suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike on
Thursday in the Nazyan district near the Pak-Afghan border. The identity
of the militants is yet to be ascertained,
Boko Haram : Chad 'captures Nigerian town from
militants': Chad's army has driven
Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a
senior official from Niger has told the BBC. The reported capture of the
town, which lies near the borders of Chad and Niger, follows two days of
Over 38,000 Somali children facing starvation: UN:
Over 38,000 Somali children are at "high risk" from dying from
starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the
war-torn nation, UN experts said Thursday.
Ukraine Chief of Staff Admits No Russian Troops
in Donetsk: Ukraine’s military Chief
of Staff Viktor Muzhenko admitted Russian troops have not been taking
part in combat operations in the country’s east during news briefing in
Kiev, Ukraine Channel 5 television reports.
Ukrainian parliament declares Russia aggressor
state: The Ukrainian parliament, the
Verkhovna Rada, has passed a resolution declaring Russia to be an
aggressor state and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s
Republics to be terrorist organizations.
Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War,
which might grow into armed conflict:
“What’s next? Unfortunately, I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not
bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid they might take the risk,” he said.
IMF to Ukraine: End War or Face Aid Cut-Off:
IMF head gets tough. Cannot go on supporting a country that is blowing
billions on a war without end
RAF Jets Scrambled to Intercept Russian Bombers
Off Dorset Coast: There was very
nearly an international diplomatic situation above the British southern
coastline yesterday, as two Russian Bear long-range bombers were spotted
flying near to British airspace over Dorset.
Greece threatens EU veto over Russian sanctions:
The new Greek government is expected to veto further sanctions against
Russia today, amid fears the radical left-wing party could be moving
closer to the Kremlin.
Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions:
minister: Greece's new finance
minister Yanis Varoufakis rejected suggestions that complaints from
Athens over a European Union statement on Ukraine meant it was preparing
to veto sanctions against Russia.
Tsipras Names Cabinet Heading for Clash Over
Bailout and Russia: Greek Prime
Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet that threatens to maximize
friction with other European Union governments on issues ranging from
the country’s bailout agreement to sanctions on Russia.
MP George Galloway: UK is Well Organized
Hypocrisy & Foreigners Run Our Elections
: Video - Abby Martin interviews UK Respect Party Member of Parliament,
George Galloway, about Tony Blair's comments on Islamism, BBC
censorship, and why he disagrees with the Scottish Independence
Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police
bullet: A hostage who died during a
siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by
fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities
stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on
U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of Guantanamo
Detainee Should Not Stand: The United
States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held
for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid.
Castro demands Guantanamo Bay in return for
US-Cuba diplomatic deal: Cuba has
demanded the US hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before
relations with Washington are normalised.
In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US
trade embargo and Cuba's removal from a terror list.
Raul Castro warns U.S. against meddling in Cuba's
affairs: "Everything appears to
indicate that the aim is to foment an artificial political opposition
via economic, political and communicational means," Castro told a summit
in Costa Rica.
Jesse Ventura: Chris Kyle Is No Hero, He's a Liar:
Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit
last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL
protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers
should be considered heroes.
Obama to request big defense budget hike:
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent
boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi
soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in
the Middle East.
House of Cards: A DC Real Estate Column
: House of Cards, an ongoing real estate
column, examines the lifestyle and houses of DC’s most notorious elite.
Today we profile, former Democratic Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle
who recently sold a seven-bedroom house for $3.25 million.
Denver Police Shooting: Witness Claims Colorado
Officers Walked Up to Teen's Car Window and Shot Her:
Another teenager riding in the car that 17-year-old teenager Jessica
Hernandez was driving when she was gunned down by Denver police this
week is dramatically disputing officer's versions of the shooting,
sparking protest across the city.
Mother of girl killed by Denver police wants
independent autopsy: Monday shooting
of Jessica Hernandez was the fourth time in seven months that a Denver
officer fired at a vehicle after perceiving it as a threat
Texas Cop Kill Mentally Ill Teenage Girl In
Police Station : Watch: The three
officers involved in the death of Coignard are now on paid leave. A
preliminary autopsy has classified the teenager's death as a homicide.
WATCH: Seattle cop pepper-sprays teacher directly
in face for walking too close: A high
school teacher and activist sued the city of Seattle after a police
officer sprayed chemical irritant directly into his face as he left a
peaceful rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Mayor Says Homeless People Are Criminals, Closes
Public Park To Drive Them Away: The
California mayor joins a long list of mayors who are attempting to crack
down on homelessness by cracking down on the homeless themselves.
January 28, 2015
Foreign Troops in Ukraine? You Bet!
By Daniel McAdams
US military on the ground in Ukraine is a significant escalation, far
beyond the previous deployment of additional US and NATO troops in
neighboring Poland and the Baltics.
War Is Going Badly for Kiev. Which Makes It All
the More Dangerous
By The Saker
The worse the Junta's military defeats, the higher the risk of a major
The Reality And Horror Of War
Ukrainian POW's Face NAF Commander Givi and the Fury of Donetsk
Ukraine's Armed Forces try to storm Donetsk Int. Airport and get
annihilated by Novorossiya Armed Forces headed by Givi, Motorola, and
others. Full, uncensored version [not for the faint of heart].
"MUST WATCH: Nov 2013 (pre-Maidan!):
Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine".
Video and Transcript
The project is currently overseen and under the responsibility…of the US
ambassador to Ukraine.
IS Operative Confesses To Getting Funds Via US
By Naveed Miraj
Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State
(IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been
receiving funds through the United States.
Obama Cuts Off Syrian Rebels’ Cash
By Jamie Dettmer
Even the favored secular militias groomed to fight ISIS have seen their
funding cut in half.
The Time Machine in Australia
By Gary Flomenhoft
Just tell us which of your illegal, immoral wars to join, and we’ll be
Lebanon, Syria: The Resistance Strikes Back
By Moon Of Alabama
Today's attack on the Israeli convoy is the (deserved) response for the
various Israeli peace violations.
American Sniper and US Doom
By Finian Cunningham
Every day, some 20 US military veterans commit suicide, most of them
wracked by mental breakdown.
The Troops Are Destroying Our Country
By Jacob G. Hornberger
The truth is that the troops, through what they’re doing over there, are
indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety
and security, and our economic well-being.
The Future of Freedom:
Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney
By Tragedy and Hope
"No other country in the world could have done to us, what we have done
Democracy For Sale
Koch Brothers Plan to Spend $900M on Campaign
By Nicholas Confessore
The goal, announced Monday at the Kochs' annual winter donor retreat in
Palm Springs, Calif., would effectively allow the Kochs' political
organization to operate at the same financial scale as the Democratic
and Republican parties.
36 killed in clashes with IS in Iraq:
A total of 36 people were killed in attacks and clashes with the Islamic
State (IS) militants in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala Wednesday,
security sources said.
Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite
militias executed 72 Sunnis:
Survivors tell the same story: they were taken from their homes by men
in uniform; heads down and linked together, then led in small groups to
a field, made to kneel, and selected to be shot one by one.
ISIS & Japan agree on hostage swap, Japanese
journalist to be freed 'within hours':
Japan and ISIS have agreed on an exchange of journalist Kenji Goto, held
hostage by the Islamist militants, for Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi
woman who killed 60 people in a 2005 Jordan bombing, a senior Japanese
IS hostages: Jordan in pilot exchange offer after
Goto video: Jordan says it is willing
to hand over an Iraqi woman on death row in exchange for a Jordanian
pilot being held by Islamic State (IS) militants.
Too soon to say 'mission accomplished' in Kobani,
U.S. official says: "About 90 percent
of the town has been retaken and ISIL, whether on order or the fact that
they are just breaking ranks, are withdrawing from the town," the
official told reporters, adding that the number of Islamic State
fighters killed in the fighting in Kobani "is in the four figures."
Syria Kurds return to 'destroyed' Kobane:
Kobane officials say at least half of the town is in ruins as many Kurds
return after ISIL was pushed out on Monday.
Syria approves U.N. $2.9 billion humanitarian aid
plan for 2015: Syria said on
Wednesday it has approved a United Nations plan to deliver humanitarian
aid to millions of people in the war-torn country this year, but warned
the only way to the end the crisis was to help Damascus fight terrorism.
Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes
Awry: Plagued By Red Tape and Skimpy
Supplies, U.S. Shifts Program’s Focus
Map: How the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and
Syria has surged since October: The
number of foreign fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria, mostly to fight
alongside the Islamic State, has grown to 20,000 — up more than 5,000
from previous estimates made in October, according to the International
Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR).
2 IDF soldiers, UN peacekeeper killed: Israel,
Hezbollah exchange fire: Israel
responded to the attack on the IDF vehicle by firing 25 artillery shells
into Lebanon, according to Lebanese security officials cited by Naharnet.
Two soldiers killed, 7 hurt in attack on Lebanon
border: Hezbollah claims revenge
strike on Israeli patrol; IDF bombards targets in Lebanon in response,
reportedly killing a UN peacekeeper
Officials react to Hezbollah attack on Israeli
convoy with mix of praise, denunciation:
A Foreign Ministry statement said Lebanon remained commited to U.N.
Resolution 1701, arguing that Hezbollah’s attack did not amount to a
violation of the 2006 deal since it targeted an Israeli military convoy
inside the Shebaa Farms, which is occupied Lebanese territory.
Gaza war ‘unlawful’: Israeli rights group blames
IDF for deliberately targeting residential areas:
An Israeli human rights group has accused the IDF of war crimes during
last year’s Gaza invasion by launching airstrikes that intentionally
targeted residential areas, killing women and children, while claiming
that Hamas was hiding behind civilians.
B’Tselem accuses IDF of violating laws of war in
Gaza: Israeli rights group says
military illegally targeted homes of Hamas leaders who hid behind
civilians, and distorted facts
Shimon Peres, apologize for Israel's enablement
of the Rwandan and Serbian genocides:
It is still not too late to admit theses crimes, that will be remembered
forever, were committed in the name of the citizens of Israel.
When the going gets tough, the Jews start packing:
I'm thinking of quitting Britain over 'very, very depressing' recent
rise in anti-Semitic attacks, says Jewish actress Maureen Lipman
US kills 12 year old student in Yemen:
A Yemeni rights group said on Tuesday a sixth grade student aged about
12 was killed in a U.S. drone strike east of the capital Sanaa, an
assertion that could raise fresh concern over Washington's campaign
against suspected militants.
U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two –
Again: News Analysis - "This double
game was well known to the Americans. They went along with it. It is
what allowed AQAP to take Jar and other regions of Yemen and hold them
with some ease." -- Vijay Prashad
Senate Dems oppose Iran sanctions vote before
March 24: Democrats on the Senate
Banking Committee made clear Tuesday they oppose passing a new Iran
sanctions bill, at least until a March 24 deadline for a framework
agreement in the ongoing negotiations.
Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on
trial: Bahrain's top opposition
leader went on trial on Wednesday on charges of promoting the violent
overthrow of the political system, a case that has riled his followers
and inflamed unrest in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab state.
Foreign intervention ‘100 times more likely’ in
oil-rich states – study: Cutting-edge
research from British universities has confirmed a belief long held by
conspiracy theorists, realists and hawkish neoconservatives alike: oil
drives foreign intervention and war.
23 killed in Ukraine fighting;
Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces were locked in fierce
fighting in eastern regions, killing at least 23 people, authorities
3 Ukrainian soldiers killed in east:
Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said
the situation remains tense and pro-Russian rebels are attacking the
army on all fronts.
Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back
near Donetsk: Pro-federation forces
said on Tuesday they had pushed Ukrainian government troops out of two
districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk, and their
aim was to expand their control to the entire region.
English Speaking Mercenary in Mariupol ID’d as
Brit Leon Swampy From London, England:
Report: An English speaking mercenary seen in a video following the
assault on Mariupol early Saturday has been identified through social
media as British-born Leon Swampy.
U.S. to Give $2 Billion to Ukraine as Fears Grow
of Full-On War: The United States has
agreed to give the Ukrainian government $2 billion in loan guarantees as
fighting increases between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels.
Money For War"--IMF to Ukraine: The
International Monetary Fund will assist Ukraine only after the situation
inside the country is stabilized. The IMF Executive Director Christine
Lagarde made this announcement in a Monday interview with Le Monde.
US warns of more sanctions on Russia:
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said sanctions against Russia could
be extended because of the escalation of violence in east Ukraine.
New Greek govt furious over EU 'unequivocal'
anti-Russia statement: The new Greek
government has spoken out against the EU partners over the statement
that lays the blame for Saturday’s fatal attack on the Ukrainian city of
Mariupol on Russia. Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria voiced similar
Greece will not default - PM Tsipras:
The Athens Stock Exchange fell by 8% in response to Mr Tsipras's
remarks, and as it emerged that his government was putting on hold major
privatisation projects, including the port of Piraeus and the main power
company, the Public Power Corporation of Greece.
12 killed as Mali's MNLA Tuareg rebels hit by
suicide bombers: Suicide bombers and
armed attackers have killed about a dozen people in an assault on rebel
positions in northern Mali, security sources have said. This is the
first suicide bombing blamed on the pro-government Gatia militia
fighting Tuareg rebels.
Libya: Former US marine died in gun battle with
Tripoli hotel attackers: The gunmen
sprayed the lobby with gunfire before moving upstairs, killing victims
reported to include a French citizen and two Filipinos.Berry died in a
gun battle on one of the upper floors.
Amnesty calls for U.N. sanctions, war crimes
probe in Libya: The battle over
Benghazi is part of a wider conflict involving two major factions and
their competing governments struggling for control of the North African
state and its oil resources four years after civil war ousted Muammar
Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed
in South Sudan: More than 2,000 boys
are expected to be released in the next few weeks - the largest handover
in the short history of the world's youngest nation - and reunited with
AU, China agree big infrastructure deal:
African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the proposal at "the
most substantive project the AU has ever signed with a partner",
although the ambitious project that includes highways and high speed
railways is at present just a commitment to develop the infrastructure,
and contains few details.
Five suspected Taliban militants killed in
Pakistan: Five suspected Taliban
militants were killed in a clash with security forces in the southern
port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said. The clash occurred in a
suburban neighborhood of the eastern district after police raided a
European commission plans to request 42 items of
personal information about air passengers:
A new European commission counter-terror plan will require the blanket
collection and storage for up to five years of personal data records of
all passengers flying in and out of Europe, the Guardian can reveal.
Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over
File Downloads: Canada’s leading
surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users’ file
downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to
Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool:
The new analysis provides clear proof that Regin is in fact the
cyber-attack platform belonging to the Five Eyes alliance, which
includes the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Spies Among Us:
How Community Outreach Programs to Muslims Blur Lines between Outreach
VIDEO: Faith Leaders Unite Against Bigotry In The
Name Of Religion After Dallas Muslims Were Targeted By Hate Groups:
Leaders and members of many beliefs talked about how what was shouted
and scrawled on to posters was wrong and how much it hurt Muslims who
are family, neighbors and friends.
Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in
history: Apple reported a net profit
of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn
made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012, according to Standard
US May Be behind Drug Accusations against
Venezuelan Politician: Cabello's
former chief of security Leamsy Salazar left Venezuela in December, and
this week surfaced in the United States to accuse Cabello of supposedly
having “links” to illegal activities.
Mexican President Tells Nation to 'Move On' from
43 Students: Mexican President
Enrique Peña Nieto asked the nation not to get “caught up” in the
enforced disappearances of the 43 Ayotzinapa students from the southern
Mexican state of Guerrero – Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam,
insisted the investigation into the matter is closed.
Georgia: Mentally handicapped Warren Hill
executed : The 54-year-old, who has
the mental age of a child, had three last-minute stays of executions
before he was finally killed by the state of Georgia.
January 27, 2015
Killing Ragheads for Jesus
By Chris Hedges
The movie “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S.
society—including the belief that Christians are called upon to
exterminate “lesser breeds.”
WATCH: Chomsky Blasts 'American Sniper' and the
Media that Glorifies It
By Janet Allon
The famed professor draws a disturbing parallel between "Sniper" and our
"global assassination program."
Why Do Critics Love American Sniper?
By Jonathan Cook
The only reason audiences could be raving about American Sniper, is that
it closely aligns with the mood of self-pity that currently dominates in
The Persians Are Coming!
By Patrick J. Buchanan
The issue is whether Iran represents a threat to our security worth
risking a war. For that is where many, including Bibi, want us to go.
It Is Time For Iran To Tell The West ‘Goodbye’
By Paul Craig Roberts
It is pointless for Iran to negotiate with the West in hopes of gaining
acceptance. Iran is on the same list as Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and
Syria's President Speaks
A Conversation With Bashar al-Assad
By Jonathan Tepperman
Israel is supporting the rebels in Syria. It’s very clear. Because
whenever we make advances in some place, they make an attack in order to
undermine the army. It’s very clear.
Russia In The Cross Hairs
By Paul Craig Roberts
In my opinion, Russia is in grave danger.
French President’s Holocaust Day Speech Presages
Crackdown On Palestine Supporters
By Ali Abunimah
French President François Hollande used an International Holocaust
Memorial Day speech to confirm that his government plans to tighten its
control over what people are allowed to say online.
White House Threatened By Drones
By Chris Floyd
a small, private drone crashed on the lawn near the president’s home.
This episode, though minor, has alerted the White House to a wider
problem, the official said.
Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any
Circumstances Call the New York Times
By Dan Froomkin
Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey
Sterling on espionage charges — for talking to a newspaper reporter — is
the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has
traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a “new era of
Barrett Brown’s Sentence Is Unjust, But It May
Become The Norm For Journalists
By Trevor Timm
Jailed, in part, because he shared a link to a stolen document that he
did not steal, and despite the fact that this is not a crime.
Iraq's Shiite militias killed 70 civilians after
IS rollback: Sunni leaders: Report:
Sunni politicians and tribal chiefs from Iraq’s eastern Diyala province
accused Shiite militias on Monday of killing more than 70 unarmed
civilians who had fled clashes with Islamic State militants.
At least 14 killed in violence across Iraq:
At least 14 people have been killed and several others injured in bomb
attacks and acts of violence in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and in
Mosul, sources said Monday.
Canada’s troops keep getting into firefights in
Iraq, and reaction is mixed: Canadian
Special Operations troops have engaged Islamic State militants in Iraq
in firefights at least three times in recent days while training Kurdish
troops, a turn of events that has raised questions about how the
military advising mission in Iraq may be evolving.
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise
men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign:
This was a meeting that could have changed the course of history and,
with better planning for the aftermath, saved countless lives – if only
the Prime Minister and his advisers had listened and acted on the bloody
warnings on that day in November 2002.
Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after
four-month battle: Kurdish forces
took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out
Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said,
although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over.
ISIS threatens to kill 2nd Japanese hostage,
Jordan pilot in 24 hours: The Islamic
State has released a video with a threat to kill a second Japanese
hostage and a Jordanian pilot in the next 24 hours if the Japanese
authorities fail to persuade Jordan to release failed suicide bomber
Sajida al-Rishawi from prison.
Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in
Syria: President Bashar al-Assad has
said U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria
should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should
be involved on the ground.
Assad rejects Syria opposition 'puppets' as
Moscow talks begin: Syria's President
Bashar al-Assad has dismissed the country's Western-backed opposition as
"puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.
US kills 3 people in Yemen:
Yemeni tribal and security officials in the central
province of Marib said a missile hit a vehicle carrying three men near
the boundary with neighboring Shabwa province, an Al-Qaeda stronghold.
Attack kills 2 Al Qaeda militants, Yemeni soldier
: Al Qaeda militants attacked a military checkpoint in southern Yemen on
Monday, killing a soldier and wounding two others, a local official told
Reuters. Two of the gunmen were also killed.
Houthis free top aide to Yemen president:
Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was relased on Tuesday, and handed over to local
tribes in the southern province of Shabwa.
US closes embassy in Yemen amid political turmoil:
The decision to close the US outpost in Yemen to the public was made
"out of abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who
may be visiting the embassy," US officials said in a statement published
Three more beheaded under new Saudi king:
According to an AFP tally, their executions bring to 16 the number of
Saudis and foreigners put to death this year under the kingdom's strict
version of Islamic sharia law.
Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials:
The Tuesday report quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein
Amirabdollahian as saying, "We told the Americans that the leaders of
the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act."
Israel 'systematically mistreats' Palestinian
children in custody: "Arrested
children are commonly taken into custody by heavily armed soldiers,
blindfolded with their wrists tied behind their backs before being
transported to an interrogation centre," the CRIN report said.
UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed
to pay up: "$5.4 billion was pledged
at the Cairo (aid) conference last October and virtually none of it has
reached Gaza. This is distressing and unacceptable.
Pakistan says 53 alleged ‘terrorists’ killed in
airstrikes near Afghanistan: “In
precise aerial strikes, 53 terrorists including some foreigners were
killed,” the Pakistani military said in a statement on Tuesday.
Afghanistan: At least 30 Taliban killed in Kundoz
operation: Afghan forcesSecurity
officials in northern Kundoz province say Taliban have suffered heavy
casualties in the ongoing operation in Imam Sahib District.
Boko Haram Attacks Leave at Least 30 Dead in
Nigeria’s Northeast: “They attacked
our people in Madagali, Michika and surrounding villages” yesterday,
Adamu Kamale, a member of the Adamawa state legislature representing the
area, said by phone Tuesday from Yola, the state capital. “They
destroyed houses and shops and killed a lot of people.”
13 killed in South Sudan convoy ambush:
At least 13 people, including four journalists, were killed in South
Sudan’s western region, when gunmen attacked their convoy in the
country’s west, a military spokesman said.
Hostage Crisis Hits Libya, 8 Dead in Luxury Hotel:
Heavily armed men stormed a luxury hotel overlooking the Meditarranean.
They fired indiscriminately at staff and patrons, while detonating a car
UN Troops in Mali Kill at Least 3 Protesters:
United Nations peacekeepers in the northern Malian town of Gao killed at
least three people on Tuesday when they used live rounds to disperse
protesters there, witnesses said, but a U.N. spokesman said only warning
shots were fired.
Putin: Ukraine army is NATO legion aimed at
According to Putin, the Ukrainian army “is not an army,
but a foreign legion, in this case a foreign NATO legion, which, of
course, doesn’t pursue the national interests of Ukraine.”
EU leaders likely to decide on new Russia
sanctions: European Union leaders
asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider possible new
sanctions on Russia in response to a rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine,
but a final decision to impose them is likely to be left to a summit
FBI arrests alleged Russian spy in New York:
- Federal agents on Monday arrested an alleged
Russian spy in New York accused of trying to recruit sources and collect
economic intelligence while working as a Manhattan banker, officials
Russian 'spy' was the son of top KGB officer
: The father of one of the three
alleged Russian spies in America was a high ranking FSB intelligence
service officer, it emerged today.
Russia, Iran to Create Joint Bank for
Transactions in National Currencies:
Relations between Moscow and Tehran are actively developing, according
to Iranian ambassador, so the two countries are planning to trade in
Tear gas at Kosovo rally demanding minister
resign over war victims comment:
Police have deployed tear gas to disperse some 2,000 protesters, who
rallied in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina. The demonstration called for the
dismissal of a Serb minister accused of insulting Albanian war victims.
Greece debt repayment in full is 'unrealistic',
says Syriza: "I haven't met an
economist in their heart of hearts that will tell you that Greece will
pay back all of that debt. It can't be done," Mr Tsakalotos said.
Jury Convicts Sterling on All Nine Counts:
There’s much more that raises questions about the
legitimacy (though not necessarily the outcome) of the trial, such as
the things CIA managed to keep secret, including that the CIA had
declared state secrets over some of the evidence submitted at trial to
deprive Sterling of the ability to sue for discrimination.
WikiLeaks Slams Google Capitulation to US
Government: WikiLeaks strongly
criticized Google at a press conference in Geneva Monday for taking two
and a half years to divulge that it had handed over staff emails from
the open information journalistic group to the U.S. government.
Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on
Smartphones: British and Canadian spy
agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, including
location, app preferences, and unique device identifiers, by
piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics
companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward
DEA Using License-Plate Readers To Build Database
Of Millions Of Drivers: Under the
authority of the Justice Department, the DEA has been building a
national database to track in real time the movement of millions of
vehicles around the country, current and newly released government
“I don't trust the policy of the United States.”:
Fidel Castro Expresses Cautious Support of Cuba/US Talks:
Fidel Castro conceded, “I don't trust the policy of the United States
nor have I had an exchange with them.” “But, this does not mean ... a
rejection of a peaceful solution to conflicts or the dangers of war,” he
Bolivian President Denounces Neoliberal Attacks
Against Venezuela: The economic war
and political destabilization plan against Venezuela is rooted in the
last 15 years of opposition attempts to unconstitutionally take over
state power. Morales applauded the Venezuelan people for “defeating
political conspiracies with maturity.”
Argentina to dissolve intelligence body after
prosecutor death: The move comes
after the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman - hours before
he had been due to testify against senior government officials.
Mexico missing: Thousands march to demand full
investigation: Thousands of people
have taken part in demonstrations in Mexico City to demand a full
investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.
January 25, 2015
“Panic in Kiev: Ukrainian Forces Surrender
By Dmitry Orlov
Local authorities in Ukrainian-controlled districts near the front
report that Ukrainian soldiers are deserting with their weapons and
taking to looting the countryside in increasing numbers.
"Out Of My Face Please" - Are US Soldiers In
By Tyler Durden
This video clip raises many questions about American involvement in the
Russia Accuses Poles of 'Mockery of History' Over
By VANESSA GERA
Russia has accused Poland of engaging in a "mockery of history" after
the Polish foreign minister credited Ukrainian soldiers, rather than the
Soviet Red Army, with liberating Auschwitz 70 years ago.
Hillary Clinton Mocks Putin
Gladly Accepts $500K in Jewels from Head-Chopping Saudi Dictator
By Riley Waggaman
Does Putin need to behead someone to curry her favor? Maybe...
US A Dangerous Ally: Former Australia PM
By Staff Reporter
The United States will eventually use Australia as a base to attack
Tsipras Declares End to 'Vicious Cycle of
Austerity' After Syriza Wins Greek Election
By Matthew Weaver
With more than three-quarters of the results in Syriza is projected to
win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament.
Greece Shows What Can Happen When The Young
Revolt Against Corrupt Elites
By Paul Mason
“These guys have avoided paying tax through the Metaxas dictatorship,
the Nazi occupation, a civil war and a military junta.”
Syrian troops kill 117 rebels in
southern region: state media:
The Syrian troops killed as many as 117 extremist rebels in separate
operations in southern Syria, the state news agency SANA reported
Saturday. The army forces killed 47 terrorists of the al-Qaida-linked
Nusra Front in the town of Mashara in the southern province of al-Qunaitera,
according to SANA.
Feinstein: It Is Time For U.S. Special Forces On
The Ground In Syria: I think we need
to protect our allies: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan. And be more
pronounced about it.
Bush Blair Legacy Continues As -
65 killed in clashes, bomb attacks in Iraq:
A total of 56 people were killed in the clashes between security forces
and the Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq and 9 others killed in
bomb attacks targeting restaurants in the capital Baghdad on Sunday,
security sources said.
1,000 US paratroopers from
Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week:
More than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was
thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a
new mission to help "train" Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
Iran vows retaliatory response to
fresh sanctions by U.S.: Iran's
Majlis (parliament) has devised retaliatory plans in case that the
United States imposes fresh sanctions on the country over its nuclear
program, the Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Saturday.
Report: Germany Halts Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia:
Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of
"instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday.
Israeli president declines invitation to meet
Obama: Talks between two presidents'
offices had intensified in recent days, but Rivlin eventually had to
decline, citing scheduling conflict.
Israeli journalist covering prosecutor's death
flees Argentina: Reporter who broke
death of federal prosecutor flies home to
Israel saying he fears for his safety from
Anti-Israel cartoon breached standards,
Australian press organization finds:
An Australian press organization has judged that a cartoon published in
The Sydney Morning Herald violated press Standards of Practice by the
way it linked symbols of the Jewish faith to criticism of Israel.
White House says drone strikes in Yemen continue
despite Houthi "coup": Continuing
“partnered” strikes with the Yemenis provides a signal that the US still
considers itself to have reliable allies on the ground to spot for drone
strikes and aid in other attacks on an al-Qaida affiliate observers fear
will capitalize on the unfolding unrest in the country.
Yemeni president decides to withdraw resignation:
A presidential advisor, requesting anonymity, told Xinhua that Hadi made
his decision to withdraw the resignation based on the international
efforts led by United Nations envoy Jamal Bin Omar, as well as
representatives of the political parties in the country.
Rain of Molotovs: Bahraini protesters batter
police armored vehicles with petrol bombs:
Molotov cocktail armed protesters clashed with police in Sitra, just
east of Bahrain's main island on Friday, as demonstrators demanded the
release of imprisoned Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.
We are very close to nuclear agreement:
Rouhani: Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says the country is "very
close" to clinching a deal with global powers on its nuclear program.
At least 100 Boko Haram militants killed in
attack on Nigerian city : At least
100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Sunday as the
militants attempted to penetrate the north eastern city of Maiduguri, a
local vigilante and a military official said.
Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection
violence: In a rare high-level visit
to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on
Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from
fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage
attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.
15 killed in Egypt in clashes with police
: 15 more people have been killed in clashes between protesters and
police, making Sunday the deadliest day since former army chief Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi was elected president in June.
6 killed as gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign
minister: As sporadic factional
fighting continued in several parts of the country, six people were
killed when rockets hit residential houses in the city of Benghazi on
Sunday, medics said.
Rockets kill 30 in Mariupol as rebels launch
offensive: Ukraine blamed pro-Russia
rebels, but the separatists said Ukrainian forces were behind the
Military-clad English-speakers caught on camera
in Mariupol shelling aftermath: Armed
people in uniform speaking fluent English with no accent have been
spotted in Mariupol in the aftermath of the rocket hit, fuelling
allegations that foreign private military contractors are serving among
US Trainers To Deploy To Ukraine:
American soldiers will deploy to Ukraine this spring to begin training
four companies of the Ukrainian National Guard, the head of US Army
Europe Lt. Gen Ben Hodges said during his first visit to Kiev on
Poroshenko to IMF: Did I Say $17 Billion? We
Actually Need $50 Billion: Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko has told the IMF that his government cannot
raise bilateral financing from the EU or the NATO allies, and now
requires $50 billion, triple the $17 billion agreed with the IMF last
US Army looking to store tanks, equipment in
Eastern Europe: U.S. Army Europe will
soon dispatch a survey team to eastern Europe to scout locations for
tanks and other military hardware as part of a broader effort to bolster
the U.S. military presence in a region, the Army’s top commander in
Europe said Friday.
Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500
missile system by 2017: The Russian
military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military
UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the
cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.
Greek PM concedes election defeat:
Antonis Samaras hopes nation's EU membership will not be endangered as
Syriza party heads towards big election victory.
Slaves No More: EU’s bailout program for Greece
‘dead’ – Syriza economist: The
bailout program, which the outgoing Greek government signed with the EU,
is dead and will be renegotiated, Yiannis Milios, chief economy policy
maker at the leftist anti-austerity party Syriza said after it won the
country’s parliamentary election.
35 alleged militants killed in army airstrikes in
NW Pakistan: At least 35 militants
were killed in Pakistan army's airstrikes in the northwestern restive
tribal region of North Waziristan, the military said on Sunday.
Dozens of police commandos killed in Philippines:
More than 30 Philippine police commandos have been killed in a clash
with fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while
hunting a top criminal suspect in the country's south, a local official
Pakistan Restores Power After Blast Blacks Out
80% of Country: Power is completely
restored in Pakistan after a terrorist attack triggered a power failure
and caused a blackout across about 80 percent of the nation.
Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability
Breakthrough: “We think we came to an
understanding of the liability” issue, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma
said. The deal “now opens the door for U.S. and other companies to come
forward and help India develop its nuclear, non-carbon-based energy
Maduro Says Mexican Ex-President Has Ties with
Drug Cartels: Venezuelan President
Nicolas Maduro accused Felipe Calderon of plotting with opposition to
kill him and to topple his government.
Harvard professors warn 'privacy is dead'
: Predict mosquito-sized robots that
steal samples of your DNA
Matt Taibbi: 'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb
to Criticize: Op-Ed: We end up
talking about Chris Kyle and his dilemmas, and not about the Rumsfelds
and Cheneys and other officials up the chain who put Kyle and his
high-powered rifle on rooftops in Iraq and asked him to shoot women and
Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies
multiply: Many former CIA officials
tiptoe into Hollywood by writing books, getting them optioned and
consulting on whatever project results.
US General’s A-10 treason comment sparks concerns over protected
speech: “If anyone accuses me of
saying this, I will deny it … anyone who is passing information to
Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” Post told an
audience of officers at Nellis Air Force Base according to the military
blog John Q. Public.
Watch - Clip shows Oklahoma cop chasing, gunning
down suspect (GRAPHIC VIDEO) -
Grand Jury Clears Two Cops Who Beat African
American Woman Over An Unpaid Traffic Ticket:
Video - It was all caught on video by overhead cameras which recorded
the officers grabbing Diggles by the hair, and slamming her face on the
counter, then pinning her down on the floor.
More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown
L.A.'s skid row: Evicted four months
ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his
18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along
the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed.