Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!
By David Swanson
You know, some people feel like idiots for having believed the Iraq
lies. Imagine how they're going to feel when they find out they believed
a nation had been invaded when it hadn't. Continue
Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine?
By Robert Parry
With U.S. officials and editorialists now trying to rally a
NATO military response to Russia’s alleged “invasion” of Ukraine –
raises the prospect of a nuclear confrontation that could end all life
on the planet.
U.S. Intelligence Veterans Warn Chancellor Merkel
About "Russian Invasion.”
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk need to be told flat-out that membership in
NATO is not in the cards – and that NATO has no intention of waging a
proxy war with Russia.
The Terror Rests On The Shoulders Of The Invader
4 Minute Video
If you were invaded...what would you do?
US Attacks Somalia Kills 6
By Jon Queally & AP
The Pentagon “did not say whether the operation was limited to drone
strikes or whether U.S. commandos had been present on the ground.”
'I’m back Obama"
Islamic State Murders Second US Journalist
Taunting Obama: Sotloff's masked executioner tells the camera that the
killing is in retaliation for US airstrikes in Iraq.
How America Made ISIS
Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours
By Tom Engelhardt
What official Washington has needed in tough times is a bona fide enemy
so darn evil, so brutal, so barbaric, so inhuman that, by contrast, we
might know just how exceptional, how truly necessary to this planet we
Can You Smell What The Caliph is Cooking?
By Pepe Escobar
If they were really serious at targeting The Caliph, they’d be following
ISIS is America’s New Terror Brand
Endless Propaganda Fuels “War on Terror”
By James F. Tracy
The American public would be well-served to remind itself that ISIS is
the new Al Qaeda—in other words, the new pretext that will in all
likelihood be used to take police state measures at home and military
aggression abroad to new, perhaps unprecedented, levels.
If Homeland Security was Built to Fend Off
Why's It So Busy Arming Cops to Fight Average Americans?
By Trevor Timm
Homeland Security is transferring tens or hundreds of millions of
dollars in high-tech spying technology to local police through a
sprawling backroom operation surveilling your neighborhood.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
41 killed in air strikes and clashes in Iraq:
In one incident, up to 32 people were killed and 14 wounded after
midnight when a helicopter gunship pounded the industry secondary school
building housing three displaced families in the militant-seized town of
Alam, some 10 km northeast of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, the
source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
Baghdad car bombing kills up to 13 Iraqis, wounds
45: They bring a new wave of killings
since August, when 1,420 Iraqis died and another 1,370 were wounded in
“acts of terrorism and violence” at the hands of bloodthirsty jihadists,
according to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq. Most of the dead have
Fact or fiction:
'American forces are on the ground here':
Kurds claim US commandos ARE fighting
ISIS with them in northern Iraq: A Peshmerga commander, backed up by
Kurdish intelligence sources, confirmed that 'Yes, German and American
forces are on the ground here. They are helping to support us in the
Iraq: Obama sending 350 more troops:
President Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to
protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top
officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership"
against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Tuesday.
Australian PM Abbott doesn't rule out boots on
ground in Iraq: Australian Prime
Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday declined to rule out sending combat
troops to support US air strikes in Iraq, amid a growing confrontation
with radical Islamists who have seized large swaths of that country and
Relatives Of Soldiers Killed By ISIS Reportedly
Storm Iraqi Parliament: Relatives of
Iraqi soldiers either kidnapped or killed by the Islamic State, formerly
known as ISIS, stormed into the parliament building in Baghdad on
Tuesday. The protests, which eventually turned violent, reportedly
forced the administration to evacuate its ministers from the building.
Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers are missing after heavy fighting.
Their families want answers.: As Iraq hunkers down in its war against
Islamist extremists, bodies stream back to the Shiite heartlands that
provide an increasingly critical supply of fighters. But the coffins
that don’t return are also causing fury.
Islamic State murders second US journalist:
Group releases video of death of Steven Sotloff, held in Syria since
August 2013, days after plea from mother.
'I'm back, Obama': ISIS executioner Jihadi John
taunts President as he beheads second US journalist:
The video is titled ‘A Second Message to America. In the video, Sotloff
describes himself as 'paying the price' for the Obama administration’s
decision to attack ISIS in Iraq
Tense relations between U.S. and anti-Assad
Syrian rebels: This should be the
hour of coordination and brainstorming between the U.S.., its allies in
Europe and the Middle East and the leadership of the appointed
western-backed fighters. But according to Gen. Abdul-Ilah al Bashir, the
FSA’s embittered chief of staff, they just aren’t talking
Senate Democrat Wants Bill Allowing Anti-ISIS
Strikes in Syria: A Democratic
senator said Tuesday that he’ll introduce legislation to give President
Barack Obama “clear authority” to order U.S. airstrikes against Islamist
militants in Syria.
Saudi Arabia 'foils al-Qaeda attack plot':
Government says 88 people, including Saudis and Yemenis, held on
suspicion of plotting attacks in kingdom and abroad.
Yemen president moves to end Houthi standoff:
Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi dismisses cabinet to make way for a new unity
government in bid to end standoff with Shia rebels.
Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun
Nigerian town: sources: Islamist Boko
Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday
after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of
residents, security sources said.
Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11:
An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces
in the Sinai Peninsula Tuesday, security and medical sources said.Two
were killed by a roadside bomb and the others were shot as they tried to
Mali landmine kills four UN peacekeepers:
Four UN peacekeepers have been killed and 15 injured by a landmine in
northern Mali. A spokesman for the UN's mission in Mali, Minusma, told
the BBC that six of the wounded were in an "extremely serious
Three killed, nine injured when Libyan war plane crashes in
eastern city: Three people were
killed and nine injured when a Libyan war plane crashed on Tuesday in a
residential part of the eastern city of Tobruk, residents and medics
said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide
Airliner Attacks on 9/11: Egypt set
for military intervention as Libya spirals toward failed state
Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture
Donetsk airport: "The Ukrainian army
is retreating. It's more of a flight by now. Reasonable ones give up
their weapons and go. Others stay in the ground for good."
Ukraine conflict: UN says million people have
fled: 814,000 people have crossed the
border into Russia this year, he says.
Russia Regrets Ukraine's Idea of Changing
'Non-Bloc Status,' Joining NATO - Lavrov:
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk introduced legislation to the
country’s parliament to drop its “non-aligned bloc” status, renewing its
path to becoming a member of NATO.
Donetsk Republic Sends Captured Ukrainian
Soldiers Home to Mothers and Wives:
This is an extremely interesting 9 minute video from the Donetsk
Republic. It shows extraordinary humane treatment and release of
captured Ukrainian soldiers.
Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine:
Moscow declared NATO a "threat" to its security Tuesday after the
Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in
eastern Europe because of Russia's alleged stoking of war in Ukraine.
NATO to create new 'spearhead' force to respond to crises:
NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to
create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several
thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two
days, officials said on Monday.
War pimp alert:
Russia has started a great war and deaths will be
measured in the thousands, Ukraine's defence minister warns
: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told students yesterday that Russia
backed a “peaceful settlement of this severe crisis”, having already
called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.
Ukraine bailout could need extra $19bn if
conflict continues, warns IMF:
Factories shutting down, industrial heartlands under attack and currency
in freefall, contributing to sharp increase in prices
Afghan attacks kill 7:
A suicide car bombing killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar
province, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial
Afghan militants Hezb-e-Islami 'may join Islamic
State': Fighters from a militant
Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, have told the BBC
they are considering joining forces with Islamic State (IS).
Imran, Qadri booked for treason, terrorism:
The government registered treason case on
Monday against PTI and PAT leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.
According to media reports the case was lodged at Pak Secretariat Police
Danish mosque openly backs Islamic State's
campaign of terror: A mosque in
Denmark has openly declared its support for the Islamic State militant
group. It comes just days after a Dane who fought with the terrorist
organization in Syria stated that Denmark was “high upon [IS's] list of
France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites:
French court upholds ban citing "religious radicalisation" but his
lawyer calls it a case of Islamophobia.
David Cameron shelves move to ban British jihadis
returning to UK: Political and legal
opposition forces PM to back down on key elements of plan to counteract
Islamic State terrorist threat
State Department Won't Confirm If Passports of
Americans Fighting With ISIS Have Been Revoked:
"It's not as black and white as that," Psaki said, adding that there are
legal parameters the State Department must work around on a case-by-case
basis. "We [State Department] can revoke passports for a number of
CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of
Control’: “It is the world’s first
Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It’s bad now and it’s
going to get worse in the very near future,” Frieden told CBS News.
World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola:
International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the
world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola as the United Nations
warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.
Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west
Africa to help curb epidemic: Head of
Médecins sans Frontières urges UN to dispatch disaster response teams as
cases and deaths continue to surge
Surprise! Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Job on
Wall Street: Cantor—whose experience
prior to becoming a professional politician largely consisted of working
in the family real estate development business—will earn a hefty salary
for his lack of expertise: According to Business Insider, he's set to
make $3.4 million from the investment firm. "
How Poor Are America's Poorest? U.S. $2 A Day
Poverty In A Global Context: In the
United States, the official poverty rate for 2012 stood at 15 percent
based on the national poverty line which is equivalent to around $16 per
person per day. Of the 46.5 million Americans living in poverty, 20.4
million live under half the poverty line.
Go Ahead and Enjoy Eating Fat: It's Better than
Carbs, Major New Study Says: "People
who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more
body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the
low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades," the New
York Times reported today.
September 02, 2014
The Blood-dimmed Tide is Loosed
Isis Isn’t the first Group to Use the Butcher’s Knife as an Instrument
By Robert Fisk
Not since the Nazis have we had culprits documenting their war crimes on
such a scale.
You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the
History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia
By Alastair Crooke
"Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives
and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated, he wrote. "
To Really Combat Terror, End Support for Saudi
By Owen Jones
According to Clinton’s leaked memo, Saudi donors constituted “the most
significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide”.
How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels
By Laura Poitras
On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi,
near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the
other called it an accident.
But Is It Good for the Jews?”
By Lawrence Davidson
Zionism failed the Jews by insisting on an Israel for one group alone.
That insistence has inevitably led to racism, discrimination and ethnic
First Interview with George Galloway MP Since
British MP George Galloway speaks to Nargess Moballeghi about the
Novorussia: Independent, Associated or (Con)federated?
By The Saker
The US Empire's AngloZionist project AND the Ukie Nazi experiment must
absolutely and definitely be defeated and conditions must be created
which will forever prevent it's reemergence.
Disinformation, Hysteria and Justification for a
NATO Buildup on Russia’s Borders
By Paul Craig Roberts
There are only two conclusions that can be reached about the Western
media: Either it is completely stupid or completely corrupt.
In Case You Missed It
The End Of Democracy As We Knew It
By Bernd Hamm
“Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is
visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue"
Goon Thugs and Gullible
By Paul Craig Roberts
Gratuitous police violence in America is totally out of control.
The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals
By Chris Hedges
What we need is direct action against the United Nations during the
meeting. This should include blockades and disruption of the meeting
itself. We need to highlight the fact that the United Nations has sold
out to corporate interests.
H a r l a n C o u n t y USA
Least we think that America was built by the starched shirts and
expensive suits featured on FOX News and CNN.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - :
Violence In Iraq Killed At Least 1,420 In August:
At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations
said on Monday, as sectarian violence raged in the center and north of
13 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad:
Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs
exploded in Bayaa area, southeastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on
condition of anonymity, adding that the huge blast also destroyed
several nearby buildings and civilian cars.
Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State:
Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior
Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.
ISIS Militants Behead Lebanese Soldier and Hold
18 More: Members of the Islamic State
in Iraq and Syria have beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19
captured when militants seized a Lebanese border town for a few days
this month. A video of the beheading was posted on social media sites on
Syrian Militants Present List of Demands for
Release of Fijian Peacekeepers - Reports:
The al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has announced the requirements for the
release of 45 peacekeepers from Fiji, the Associated Press reported,
citing a representative of the Fiji army.
3 executed by Al-Qaida gunmen in Yemen:
Gunmen of the Yemen-based al- Qaida branch on Monday executed three
local residents accused of collaborating with the United States in
southeastern province of Hadramout , a Yemeni military official told
Aerial and panoramic views show devastation in
Gaza: Video - See for yourself:
Nigeria: Boko Haram Loses 59 in Clash with
In an attempt to expand their caliphate to cover another major Borno
town, Bama, the outlawed Boko Haram sect met their Waterloo as 59
members of the terrorist sect were said to have been felled in an
exchange of firepower with the Nigerian Army on Monday.
Libya: 13 killed in Benghazi clashes, Tripoli
under militia control: At least 13
people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and
forces of renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern
Benghazi city, medics said on Monday.
Government says has lost grip on Libyan capital:
Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted on Monday from its safe
refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of
Tripoli to armed militias.
Libyan PM re-appointed amid chaos:
Libya's parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on
Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where
armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed
Local Taliban commanders among 41 killed in
Afghan operations: Taliban rebels
killedAt least 41 Taliban militants including their local commanders
were killed following joint military operations by Afghan national
security forces in the past 24 hours.
Pakistani killed in Nangarhar drone strike:
Afghan officials claimed a Pakistani national was killed in a strike by
a drone and another was arrested in the eastern Nangarhar province
Abdullah deadline puts Afghan election in peril:
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another
ultimatum over the disputed election result, threatening to withdraw
from all efforts to negotiate a solution to the deepening political
Anti-PM protesters storm Pakistan broadcaster:
Demonstrators enter building of Pakistan TV, briefly forcing it off air,
amid continuing demands for PM to step down.
Ukraine's troops retreat from vital airport:
Soldiers abandon defence of an airport in Luhansk after heavy clashes
with what Kiev says are Russian tanks.
Ukraine crisis: Government setbacks in Luhansk
and Donetsk: Ukrainian forces have
suffered a series of setbacks, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east
of the country. Officials said nearly 700 soldiers had been taken
prisoner since the rebel offensive began.
Lavrov: No Russian Intervention in Ukraine:
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia would not intervene
militarily in Ukraine, defying reports by the Ukrainian government, NATO
and Western nations that Russia has already sent troops, artillery and
tanks across Ukraine's southeast border to reinforce the separatists.
Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline,
world's biggest: Russian President
Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the
construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline -
which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30
Which country relies most heavily on Russian gas?:
Germany relies on imports to supply more than 70% of its domestic energy
demand, with Russia alone representing a quarter of the country's
imports of natural gas, oil, and coal.
David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures
to MPs: New powers are needed to
seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists
from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.
Man denies assaulting MP Galloway:
A 39-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting MP George
Galloway in a London street.
The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand
Aristide yet again: Analysis : No
evidence of corruption has ever been found to incriminate the former
Haitian leader, who was overthrown by a US led coup.
This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross
the Border. Read the Heartfelt Letter
She Sent Obama.
Hundreds demand justice for Ferguson teen:
Crowd back on streets in Missouri town, three weeks after police shot
and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
21 Things You Can't Do While Black in the USA:
: In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough
September 01, 2014
“Russia Invades Ukraine”, Strategic NATO Public
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Where Are The Russian Tanks?
The West, The Greatest Cause Of War In Human
History, Stands Stripped Of All Legitimacy
By Paul Craig Roberts
“Every time you come to Russia with a sword, from a sword you will
Ukraine Lost A Battle
West Escalates With More Russia Sanctions
By Moon Of Alabama
The military battle defeat was the reason why Russia was accused of an
invasion even when the OECD observers says (in German) that they have
"no objective information" to support such a claim.
Hard Truths on Ukraine MSM Suppress
By Stephen Lendman
Unless Washington's longstanding geopolitical ambitions end, "nuclear
war is the likely outcome,"
How Can You Tell Whether Russia has Invaded
By Dmitry Orlov
Armed with this list, you too should be able to determine whether or not
Russia has invaded Ukraine.
How the Islamic State Sustains Itself:
The Importance of the War Economy in Syria and Iraq
By Tom Keatinge
‘How much Saudi and Qatari money – now I’m not suggesting direct
government funding, but I am suggesting maybe a blind eye being turned –
is being channelled towards ISIS, and reaching it?’
The Mother of All Blowback
By Eric Margolis
Obama is being pressed to attack Syria, an idea so crazy it takes the
The Economics of Perpetual War
By Matt McCaffrey
Even classical military strategists like Sun Tzu believed war should
only be used only as a last resort, and argued that military campaigns
could bankrupt states and ultimately, destroy them.
Labor’s Demise Is America’s Demise
By Paul Craig Roberts
The American people have been subdued and turned into a flock of sheep.
Will they ever rise again?
The United States Is Not a Democracy:
From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson
September 01, 2014 "ICH" - Around the world another democracy has begun
to manifest itself, one organized by people.
Suicide bomber kills 37 in western Iraq -police
officers, medical official: Thirty
seven people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed an
explosives-packed Humvee military vehicle into a construction site, used
by the army and police, according to two police officers and a medical
Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of
Amerli - officials: The mayor of
Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated
fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting
continued to the north of Amerli in several villages.
Germany to arm Iraqi Kurds against Islamic State:
Germany is facing an “increased abstract threat” stemming from hundreds
of people who joined extremists in Syria and Iraq and may eventually
return to hit Germany, domestic intelligence warns, as Berlin approves
arming Kurdish forces deterring IS in Iraq.
German security official warns of terror threat:
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency expects that Islamic extremists
who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror
Former British army officials now training
Islamic State militants in Iraq, Syria: MI6, CIA:
A report has revealed that British intelligence agency MI6 and the
United States' Central Investigative Agency (CIA) have intercepted
conversations on mobile phones, e-mails that show that several former
British Army officials have joined the ranks of the Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria (ISIL/ISIS).
War pimp alert:
John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not
defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants:
Secretary of state will use Nato summit to seek ‘world coalition’ -
Saudi king: terror ‘in Europe in a month and US a month after’
War Criminal Ollie North Says Obama Doesn't Pay
Attention: Reagan's henchman Ollie
North cuddles up to Carlson on the couch to bash the president for not
showing his hand on his ISIL strategy.
Tunisia Recovers 41 Bodies of Syrian Refugees:
The bodies were found after a search was launched Friday after a few
decomposed bodies washed up on shore
Uruguay offers fresh start to 120 Syrian refugees:
In a show of solidarity and humanitarian concern, Uruguay is
coordinating the resettlement of 120 Syrian refugees currently living in
21 killed after Shiite rebels, pro-government
tribesmen clash in Yemen: At least 21
people were killed in weekend clashes between Shiite rebels and
pro-government tribesmen in the north of Yemen, tribal sources said
Suspected al-Qaeda militants kill 11 Yemeni
soldiers: At least 11 Yemeni soldiers
have been killed and 17 others injured by suspected al-Qaeda militants
in three separate attacks in the southern part of the country.
UN withdrawal and Syrian drone point to new order
in Golan: After four decades, UN
supervision on the Syrian border is about to end and Assad’s military is
being replaced by more hostile forces.
Gaza reconstruction will take 20 years, says
UN-backed authority: A UN backed
construction authority has said rebuilding Gaza’s battered and neglected
housing stock will take at least 20 years as thousands of houses were
razed or suffered damage in Israel’s Protective Edge operation.
Israel confiscates 1,000 acres of
W. Bank land:
The Israeli military-run Civil Administration has
announced a land appropriation of some 400 hectares in the West Bank to
an almost immediate condemnation from anti-settlement activists, who say
this is the biggest seizure in 30 years.
U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank
land appropriation: The United States
sees Israel’s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for
possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as
“counterproductive” to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to
reverse the decision, Reuters reported a State Department official as
Reasoning with a Zionist is an oxymoron:
Mike Malloy routs a Zionist caller who uses the jaded argument that
Israel, the aggressor and occupier, has a right to defend its ill-gotten
Minister: Unity government budget 'below zero':
"The government's budget is below zero, and it's starting to borrow from
banks to move forward, because only less than third of donor funds that
were scheduled to be received this year arrived," Al-Ayasa told Ma'an in
a television interview.
Newly declassified documents
reveal how U.S. agreed to Israel's nuclear program:
The Obama administration this week declassified papers, after 45 years
of top-secret status, documenting contacts between Jerusalem and
Washington over American agreement to the existence of an Israeli
Bolivia Suspends Visa Exemption Agreement with
Israel: Bolivia now categorizes
Israel as a "terrorist state" after its assault on Gaza.
Fact or fiction?
Fears of massacre after accusations Russians reneged on safe passage for
Ukrainian forces: Ukrainian volunteer
battalions claim "hundreds" of their men have been killed and dozens
taken prisoner after pro-Russian forces reneged on an agreement to allow
them to withdraw from a besieged town 20 miles east of Donetsk.
Ukrainian Coast Guard Attacked Near Russian
Border, Some Killed: A Ukraine
military spokesman has confirmed that some sailors were killed and more
injured when 2 Ukraine Coast Guard cutters came under attack by
artillery from onshore near the village of Bezimenne (close to the
Russian Border). This is believed to be the first such incident since
the conflict began.
Putin wants ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine:
Russia has previously only called for greater rights under a
decentralised federal system to be accorded to the eastern regions of
Ukraine, where predominantly Russian-speakers live.
Putin: Impossible to say when political crisis in
Ukraine will end: Russian President
Vladimir Putin has called on Kiev to start substantial talks on
deescalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine. He added that it’s an
illusion to expect that the rebels would calmly watch their homes being
Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town;
EU to threaten more sanctions: “Are we going to let the situation
worsen, until it leads to war?” French President Francois Hollande said
at a news conference. “Because that’s the risk today. There is no time
Menendez urges stronger action against Russia:
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez on Sunday urged
stronger action against Russia, calling its incursion into Ukraine a
“direct invasion” and saying the West should provide Ukraine with
War criminal :
John McCain: “For God’s sake,” arm Ukrainians against Russian-backed
separatists : Video - Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz., spoke with CBS News White House Correspondent Major
Garrett on “Face the Nation” about the unfolding saga with
Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
EU set to tighten Russia sanctions 'within a
week': Earlier, Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko said his country was "close to a point of no return -
full scale-war" with Russia.
Airport hit, heavy fighting kills 10 in Libya’s
Benghazi: Heavy clashes broke out
between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in
Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people
and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources
Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy
annex in Tripoli: - Members of a
Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in
Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United
States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on
Somalia famine: 'We only have
days to live': People are starving in
southern Somalia while relief efforts are blocked by government and
S Africa tackles Lesotho 'coup' crisis:
Deputy prime minister invited for talks after PM Thabane fled amid
reports that army had attempted to seize power.
Pakistan: 12 suspected militants killed in
Balochistan: Security forces claim to
have killed 12 suspected militants in Balochistan’s volatile Makran
3 killed as Pakistan anti-government protests
turn deadly: Clashes between police
and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s
parliament, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and
injuries to 494 more, witnesses and hospital officials have told Al
Afghanistan: Policemen and civilians among 5
killed in Logar explosion: At least
five people including three policemen and two civilians were killed
following an explosion in central Logar province of Afghanistan.
Karzai planning to leave presidential palace on
Tuesday, IECC says: The Independent
Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) officials have said that
President Hamid Karzai is planning to leave the presidential palace on
George Galloway: 'I crashed to the ground
thinking... this man is going to kick me to death':
George Galloway reveals his terror after attack in Notting Hill - and
how he led police to suspect
US judge rules Microsoft must handover personal
data stored abroad: The company says
they will not release any emails to US authorities, while it appeals the
ruling, made by Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the US District Court in
Manhattan. She said that Microsoft must hand over information,
regardless of where it was stored.
FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Soldiers in
Military Operation: At least three
rebels from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) were
killed by Colombian army officials over the weekend, during an operation
in the northern department of Bolivar.
The US government can brand you a terrorist based
on a Facebook post. We can't let them
make up the rules: Innocent people’s lives are being ruined. Why isn’t
anyone watching the watchlist?
Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number
of scholars don’t think so: Most
antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are
“mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start
of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef
gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that
grew into Christianity.
The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal:
People in the United States, a country in which painkillers are
routinely overprescribed, now consume more than 84 percent of the entire
worldwide supply of oxycodone and almost 100 percent of hydrocodone
August 31, 2014
Washington's "Pivot" hits a
Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine
By Mike Whitney
Barack Obama has pushed Ukraine to the brink of political, economic and
social collapse. Now he wants to blame Russia for the damage he’s done.
Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie
By Paul Craig Roberts
The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has
invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
Undoing Lies in Defense of Russia
By Peter Koenig
Are the Europeans blind or just don’t care – or their leaders (sic)
bought to the point where they hope to just disappear to America’s
paradise when Russian rockets hit their countries’ NATO bases.
Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, at a Security Council Session on
By Samantha Power
Mr. President, representatives on this Council, this is our 24th session
to try to rein in Russia’s aggressive acts in Ukraine.
UK Threat Level Raised to 'Severe' After Iraq and
The new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely"
Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the
By Justin Raimondo
Why would the Israelis, who were tracking the Israelis on our territory,
not only fail to let us know but perhaps act to shield them from law
Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11
By Washington Free Beacon
Paul argues U.S. gov't more destructive than Osama Bin Laden.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
39 members of IS killed in Iraq:
39 / elements of the IS were killed and / 67 / others
were wounded on Friday by the Army Aviation bombing in Amerli.
18 killed in clashes with militants:
Iraqi police officials say that clashes between Iraqi
soldiers and militants with the Islamic State group south of Baghdad
have killed four soldiers. The hour-long clashes took place in Latifiyah,
some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. At least 14 militants
were also killed in the clashes, and the rest were forced to retreat,
the official said
Kurds 'recapture oilfields from IS':
The attack on the three Ain Zalah installations began on Thursday
morning, they said, but the militants blew them all up as they
Isis 'A Message in Blood' video shows beheading of Kurdish man
in Iraq: Video warns other fighters
will die if Kurdish leaders continue to back US
Syria: UN says more than 3m have fled war:
More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the
desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee agency says.
At least 81 nationalities are fighting in Syria:
It's estimated that the three-year conflict in Syria has drawn foreign
fighters to its frontlines at a rate faster than any such war in modern
memory, including the struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the
Soviet Union in the 1980s.
300 Americans fighting alongside IS:
The US government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as
300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group
in Iraq and Syria, according to senior US officials.
Iran sanctions: US targets firms over nuclear
links: Washington said its actions
were still consistent with its commitment to provide sanctions relief in
exchange for steps to halt the programme.
After encircling government forces, Ukraine
rebels say will allow them to flee:
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply
with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to
allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
Ukraine 'slipping out of
control', Germany warns: The crisis
in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined
in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia,
Germany has warned.
Putin praises rebels, likens Ukraine army to Nazi
invaders: Lysenko said that the
Ukrainian army, after retreating from the southeastern coastal town of
Novoazovsk, was ready to defend the key port city of Mariupol, 28 miles
farther west on the Sea of Azov.
NATO accuses Russia of violating Ukraine's
sovereignty: In a blunt statement
Friday, NATO condemned Russian military action in Ukraine, saying its
troops have "illegally crossed the border" as part of a "dangerous
pattern over many months" to destabilize its neighbor.
Seven Nato allies plan rapid reaction force in
Ukraine: Seven Nato allies are to
create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers to boost
NATO defences in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, according
to the Financial Times.
NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebels tanks:
Russia has continued to supply pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine with
tanks, armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and artillery, NATO's
Secretary General has said
Hungary Sells 58 Russian made T-72 Tanks to Czech
Republic: “On Monday, August 25 in
the morning hours, Excalibur Defense Ltd. commenced transporting 58 T–72
tanks into the area of the Czech Republic. The tanks are withdrawn from
service and have been purchased from the Hungarian Defence Forces,” a
statement on the website said.
Hungary’s arms supplies to Kiev violate
Budapest’s legal obligations - RF Foreign Ministry:
The comments followed reports in the Hungarian online newspaper
Hidfo.Net which claimed the Hungarian Defense Ministry was using an
“authorized agency” to deliver armored vehicles, including T-72 tanks,
‘Anything US touches turns into Libya or Iraq’:
Top Putin quotes at youth forum:
Vladimir Putin has criticized Washington’s unilateral actions on the
international arena, saying that whatever it touches seems to be turning
into Libya or Iraq. Below are the top 10 quotes from the Russian
President’s speech at the Seliger youth forum.
Poland bars Russian minister's jet from airspace:
Poland has refused to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister
Sergei Shoigu fly through its airspace. The plane turned back to the
Slovakian capital, Bratislava. Mr Shoigu had been on an official visit
U.K. Wants EU to Block Russia From SWIFT Banking
Network: The U.K. will press European
Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking
transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in
Ukraine, a British government official said.
IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of
risks: : The IMF board's approval
confirms Ukraine is on track so far with most of the bailout's
conditions, and allows the disbursement of $1.7 billion the former
Soviet bloc country needs to shore up its depleted foreign currency
reserves and support the state budget.
Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies
on MH17, Syria, Ukraine...: Please
accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the
Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17
are twisted to defame you and your country.
UK terrorist threat level reaction:
PM David Cameron says Islamic State
extremists pose a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we
have known before"
Gunmen kill two officials in Yemen:
"An official of the General People Congress party and another official
of Lahj local government were gunned down by masked attackers riding a
motorbike when they were traveling toward the neighbouring southern
province of Aden," a local security official told Xinhua.
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rally as crisis
escalates in capital: Supporters of
the Shiite Houthi rebels rallied in the capital Sanaa and more than ten
provinces in Yemen, demanding the government to resume fuel subsidies
and resignation of the cabinet.
How Will Gaza's Children Carry Their Scars Into
Adulthood? : More than 326,000 Gaza
children, according to the latest UN figures, need immediate,
specialized psycho-social support after experiencing the deaths of
family members, injury or homelessness.
Liberals' darling Elizabeth
Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals:
Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send
more defense funding to Israel in the middle of its recent fierce
offensive on Gaza, saying she believes civilian casualties are the “last
thing Israel wants,” according to the Cape Cod Times.
In a word gone crazy:
Harper to be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize:
With recent developments across the globe posing new and difficult
challenges, only one leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has
maintained the moral clarity needed to face them, says B’nai Brith
George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack:
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw
after he was attacked on a London street. "It appears to be connected
with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the
Jews 'forced' to leave Guatemala village:
The Lev Tahor members were asked to leave San Juan La Laguna after
meetings with elders of the Mayan community. The elders accused the Jews
of shunning the villagers and imposing their religion and customs.
The Jewish fear of intermarriage:
Intermarriage - when Jews wed non-Jews - has
been called a threat to the future survival of the Jewish nation
Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence
agency: At least six people were
killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen
attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city
of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said.
Afghan forces fail to halt Taliban resurgence:
Taliban makes quick gains in
Afghanistan with little opposition from Afghan army as US withdrawal
6 killed by gunmen in Pak shrine:
At least six worshippers of a minority Islamic sect have been shot dead
and eight others injured by unknown gunmen at a shrine in Pakistan's
troubled Balochistan province, officials said today.
Pakistan army intervenes in political crisis:
Military to act as "guarantor" as politician Imran Khan and cleric
Tahir-ul-Qadri continue to call for PM's resignation.
2 Central African Muslims killed by Christian
militia: Members of the anti-balaka
militia captured and killed two Muslims with machetes outside the
hospital, a nurse from Bambari's general hospital said
Libya Islamists say shot down jet of rivals:
Libyan Islamists said yesterday they downed a plane belonging to forces
of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed
because of a technical fault.
Why is the United Arab Emirates secretly bombing
Libya? – video: We explain how the
raids reflect new rivalries in the region and are likely to trigger new
strains between the west and its increasingly assertive Arab allies
Libya's interim govt resigns under pressure:
Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani,
announced late Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected
parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.
Egypt's prisons still rife with torture:
Human rights groups say at least 25,000 people have been detained in the
past year, while dozens have died in custody.
Ten CIA rendition victims urge Obama to name them
in Senate torture report: Ten victims
of CIA rendition and torture have signed an open letter to President
Obama asking him to declassify the upcoming Senate report into the
program. Two of the signatories – Abdel-Hakim Belhadj and Sami al-Saadi
– were rendered with their entire families, including a pregnant woman
and four children between the ages of six and twelve.
UN Accuses US of Police Racism Following Killing
of Black Teen: The UN Committee on
the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) on Friday accused the
United States of police racism and excessive violence, in light of the
killing of black teen Michael Brown by Ferguson police.
Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson residents suing
police for $40 million over 'excessive force':
Police in Ferguson are being sued for $40 million (£24 million) by
people claiming they were beaten, wrongly arrested and shot with rubber
bullets in a show of “excessive force” in the wake of the shooting of
Lower opioid overdose death rates associated with
state medical marijuana laws: States
that implemented medical marijuana laws appear to have lower annual
opioid analgesic overdoses death rates (both from prescription pain
killers and illicit drugs such as heroin) than states without such laws
although the reason why is not clear.
Americans cut spending in July, save more:
The decline in spending was widespread. Consumers bought fewer cars than
they did in June and they spent less at department stores and other
Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy
Fake Job at NBC: Chelsea Clinton has
announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter.
The once (and future?) First Daughter has been a “special correspondent”
for NBC News since 2011, when she was dubbed, following her debut, “one
of the most boring people of her era.”