Yemen Exploding: Is the Stage Set for the Big
By Ron Paul
The stage for the “Big War” may well be set and we will be hearing a lot
more about Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula in the coming months.
The Geopolitics Behind the War in Yemen
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The proposals for a united Arab military serve US, Israeli, and Saudi
Perpetuating Chaos and Lawlessness in Middle East
By Ajamu Baraka
U.S. and Saudi geo-strategic interest in containing the influence of
Iran has trumped international law and any concerns about the lives of
the people of Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Bahrain.
Eight Urgent ‘Musts’ Needed for Palestinians to
By Ramzy Baroud
Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of
America's Disastrous Iran Policy
By Flynt Leverett Hillary Mann Leverett
A deal on nukes won't be enough. America needs to change its
geopolitical view of Iran.
NYT Publishes Call to Bomb Iran
By Robert Parry
The New York Times followed the Washington Post in publishing an op-ed
advocating the unprovoked bombing of Iran.
Why the West is to Blame for the Crisis in
Ukraine: The Full Story
By Chris Nineham
We can't begin to understand the Ukrainian catastrophe unless we reject
the dominant Western account of what is happening.
Proof that Russia and Iran Want War:
By Washingtons Blog
Look How Close They Put Their Countries To Our Military Bases!
"The Syrian Crisis Can Be Solved" President Assad
Full text President Assad’s full interview with Russian news
The West does not accept partners. If they don’t like a certain state,
they try to change it, or replace its president.
President Erdogan is a Muslim Brotherhood
Fanatic: President Bashar al-Assad
Video and Transcript
Saudi Arabia is--an (unintel) autocracy. Medieval system that's based on
the Wahhabi dark ideology.
Islamic State is the Cancer of Modern Capitalism
By Nafeez Ahmed
The brutal ‘Islamic State’ is a symptom of a deepening crisis of
civilisation premised on fossil fuel addiction, which is undermining
Western hegemony and unravelling state power across the Muslim world.
China’s Bank & Waning USA Hegemony
By Jack Rasmus
Two events occurred last week that mark a further phase in the waning of
US global economic hegemony.
The Social Costs Of Capitalism
Are Destroying Earth’s Ability To Support Life
By Paul Craig Roberts
Capitalism’s pursuit of profit is destroying life
38 killed as Yemen tribes clash with Houthi-Saleh
rebel forces: The fighting erupted
when tribesmen attacked positions held by Houthi rebels near the
oil-rich area of Usaylan in Shabwa province, the sources said.
Fighting grips Aden as Houthis continue to push
south: Fierce fighting has been
reported in Yemen's coastal city of Aden as Houthi rebels continued
their push south despite a fifth night of Saudi-led airstrikes against
the group's positions.
Saudi Arabia Sends over 5,000 Takfiri Terrorists
to Yemen: "Saudi Arabia has sent
around 5,000 Takfiri mercenaries to fight against the Yemeni army and
revolutionary committees,' Yemeni Army Commander Colonel Abdel Sattar
al-Boushali told FNA on Saturday night.
Houthis told to 'surrender' at Arab League
president has called on Houthi fighters to "surrender" at a meeting of
the Arab League in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, as
Saudi-led air raids continued to strike the group's positions for a
Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military
force - Egypt’s president: "The Arab
leaders have decided to agree on the principle of a joint Arab military
force," Sisi said Sunday as the summit wrapped up. The summit final
communique called for "coordination, efforts and steps to establish an
unified Arab force" to intervene in countries such as Yemen.
30 IS militants killed in Iraqi clashes,
airstrikes: At least 30 Islamic State
(IS) militants were killed Sunday in clashes and U.S.-led coalition
airstrikes in the Iraqi provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security
4 Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with IS in
Tikrit: Four Iraqi soldiers were
killed in street fighting with Islamic State militants in Tikrit
overnight as they advanced slowly into the city, a Sunni jihadist
bastion, in the wake of coalition air strikes, a security official said.
Top Kurdish ISIS leader killed in Mosul:
The top Kurdish ISIS leader, reportedly responsible for the death of
dozens of Kurdish civilians, was killed in coalition air strikes in
Mosul, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Sunday.
Thousands flee Syrian city Idlib after rebel
capture : Idlib was the second major
city to fall from government control and represents a rare coup for the
country's fragmented opposition. But it also raises the prospect of this
strategically vital territory falling into the hands of Jabhat al-Nusra,
al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.
Assad Says US Airstrikes Have Made ISIS Stronger;
Says ISIS, Saudi Arabia Of Same Ideological Bent:
Syrian President Bashar Assad said the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have
not been effective in the fight against the Islamic State group. In
fact, he said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes,"
the terrorist group has been gaining strength and expanding its reach.
Putin letter to Arab summit triggers Saudi attack:
Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy
Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for
the Middle East while fueling instability by supporting Syrian leader
Tentative deal reached in Iran nuclear talks as
Netanyahu warns of 'dangerous' accord:
Iran and six world powers have reached a tentative agreement on key
parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, Western
diplomats said Sunday while cautioning that the pact is by no means
Report: PA to pause ICC steps in exchange for tax
revenues: According to the report,
the ICC prosecutor has opened a preliminary examination on alleged
Israeli war crimes during its devastating summer 2014 assault on Gaza.
Israel's prime minister's office announced Friday that Israel would
release the funds it collects on the PA's behalf and withheld as
punishment for its move to join the ICC.
Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the
right of Palestinians to their own state:
In an address to the Arab League summit in Egypt on Saturday, Mr Putin
spoke against foreign intervention in countries’ internal disputes and
spoke of the role Russia can play in diplomatic channels.
Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in
Nigeria: - Boko Haram extremists
killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people
from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the
most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.
Three killed in suicide attack targeting Afghan
MP: A suicide attacker targeting a
prominent Afghan MP killed three people including a child and wounded
seven others in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, just days after
Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from
‘80,000 Pakistanis killed in US War on Terror’:
With the total number of casualties ranging between 81,325 and 81,860 in
Pakistan from 2004 until the end of 2013, the statistical breakdown is
as follows: civilians (48,504), journalists (45), civilians killed by
drones (416 – 95), Pakistani security forces (5,498) and militants
US National Guard sends 12 F-15 interceptor jets
to Europe to guard against Russia:
Florida Air Guard is to deploy 12 F-15C jets and about 200 airmen to
Europe as part of Washington’s military build-up, which it claims is
necessary to protect European NATO members from ‘Russian aggression.’
Donetsk Rebels to Start Own Pension Fund, Pay
Retirees Abandoned by Kiev: From
April this year, the Donetsk People’s Republic will begin the regular
payment of pensions in Russian roubles. This is a result of a decree
issued by the head of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Aleksandr
Zakharchenko, according to the Donetsk News Agency.
Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join
China-led bank: Australia and
Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will
join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say
could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.
Hollande’s Socialist Party suffers setback in
French local elections: French
President François Hollande’s Socialist Party suffered an electoral
setback Sunday, March 22, as the center-right alliance of former
President Nicolas Sarkozy came out on top in the first round of local
elections and the far-right National Front took about a quarter of the
vote, the Wall Street Journal reports.
UK government promotes "British values" by
blaming Muslims for everything:
Attacked for their faith, their dress, their schools, their university
societies and their politics, UK Muslims are scapegoated on a daily
Mexican Political Official Gunned Down in Western
Mexico Mexican city councilman
Feliciano Garcia Fierros gunned down in the city of Tlaquepaque on
Saturday. Mexican city councilman Feliciano Garcia Fierros gunned down
in the city of Tlaquepaque on Saturday.
New probe into Clinton's Muslim assistant Huma
Abedin started by Senate: Questions
linger about Ms. Abedin's alleged connection to the Muslim Brotherhood's
women's auxiliary while having access to classified information and
Bergdahl intended to walk to nearest base, report
wrongdoing: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left
his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the
nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could
not trust his own commanders to deal with his concerns, CNN has learned.
U.S. Pays Most for Healthcare of Any
Industrialized Nation … But Ranks Worst for Healthcare:
The U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of
performance. Among the 11 nations studied in this report—Australia,
Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden,
Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—the U.S. ranks
March 27, 2015
An Iraqi Holocaust
2.7 Million Iraqi Dead From Violence Or War-imposed Deprivation
By Dr Gideon Polya
How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described
as a mass murderer and a war criminal?
'Human Cost' of War on Terror Must be Considered:
By Shawn Conner
The report estimates that the war has, killed around 1.3 million people.
Assad: Anti-ISIS Coalition Doesn’t Want to Get
Rid of Islamic State Completely
Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to
blackmail different countries, he said.
Yemen: Now State Terrorists Can Join US Bombing
By Finian Cunningham
Washington is openly bombing a country with the help of a state that is
officially a terrorist enemy. Duplicity reigns supreme.
Invading Yemen: Criminality in Support of
By Ajamu Baraka
The intervention by the Saudi’s and the GCC continues the international
lawlessness that the U.S. precipitated with its War on Terror over the
last decade and a half. Continue
US-Saudi Blitz in Yemen: Naked Aggression,
By Tony Cartalucci
the conflict in Yemen is a proxy war. Not between Iran and Saudi Arabia
per say, but between Iran and the United States, with the United States
electing Saudi Arabia as its unfortunate stand-in.
The Money Trail
How the US Fostered Yemen's Separatist Movement
In the south, a separatist movement calling for a "State of South
Arabia" is emerging. Fostered by the US, it will leave the Houthis with
two hostile states at their borders and locked access to the sea, if it
Another Week, Another War
The Iron Logic of America's Middle East Madness
By Chris Floyd
Another week, another war. And yet another American alliance with the
forces of Islamic extremism.
John Bolton’s call for war on Iran
By Bill Van Auken
The New York Times Thursday published a prominent opinion piece entitled
“To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.”
Sanctions and the Fate of the Nuclear Talks
By Gareth Porter
Iran will never be free of the pressure from the United States exerted
through pressure on foreign businesses and banks until the sanctions
laws themselves are terminated.
By Paul Craig Roberts
The neoconservatives constitute a war lobby. When one war doesn’t work,
they want another.
Neocons: the Echo of German Fascism
By Todd E. Pierce
The Republican Party is on a roll, having won two major elections in a
row. The first was winning control of the U.S. Congress last fall. The
second is the victory by the Republicans’ de facto party leader Benjamin
Netanyahu in Israel’s recent election.
Netanyahu’s Spying Denials Contradicted by Secret
By Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman
Some key U.S. government documents — list Israel among the U.S.’s most
threatening cyber-adversaries and as a “hostile” foreign intelligence
Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity
By Noam Chomsky
A corporation is a tyranny. It’s the purest example of a tyranny you can
Private Emails Reveal ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret
Jeff Gerth, ProPublica, and Sam Biddle, Gawker
Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network.
Exclusive: TSA’s Secret Behavior Checklist to
By Jana Winter and Cora Currier
Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a
cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points
The Poor Get Prison
The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty
By Karen Dolan
Poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of
being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than
Saudi-led air strikes kill 39 civilians in Yemen:
According to residents, dozens of vehicles carrying anti-aircraft
missiles have been continuously circling the capital’s neighborhoods
since the Saudi-led raids began.
Tribes kill 21 Shiite rebels in south Yemen:
local official: At least 21 Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed Friday when
residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles, a
local official and witnesses told AFP.
Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air
strikes: Yemen's Houthi rebels made
broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second
day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's
efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Saudi Arabia calls up American expertise in
bombing of Yemen: Arab warplanes
dropped hundreds of bombs on rebel targets in Yemen Friday in an air
campaign that dwarfs the bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Egypt says it is ready to send troops:
Houthi rebels say country will be ‘graveyard of invaders’ if ground
offensive follows Saudi-led air strikes
Sudanese army says ground troops to join
Saudi-led coalition in Yemen: The
Sudanese army said on Thursday that its troops are heading to
unspecified areas in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Saudi-led
military action against Shiite Houthi militants allied with Iran, who
have taken control of Yemen since September 2014.
Pakistan mulling Saudi request to send ground
troops to Yemen: The Pakistani
foreign ministry confirmed that the Saudis have asked Pakistan
contribute ground forces to Yemen, Reuters reports, but Defense Minister
Khawaja Asif indicated that Pakistan is reluctant to get involved.
Fact or fiction?
Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on
Yemen: "This is for the first time
that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with
Arabs," Secretary General of Yemen's Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd
wrote on his facebook page. He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send
fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.
Saudi military invasion, turning Yemen into Iraq,
Syria: Economist: Last time Saudi
Arabia intervened against Ansarullah in Yemen, it suffered blowback. In
response to Saudi airstrikes against the Ansarullah in and around the
Northern region of Saada, Ansarullah fighters crossed over the Saudi
border, seizing dozens of towns and villages.
Muqtada Sadr Warns Saudi Arabia to Immediately
Halt Attacks on Yemen: Senior Iraqi
cleric Seyed Muqtada al-Sadr warned Riyadh to immediately call off its
invasion of Yemen or wait for serious consequences of its move.
Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in
Yemen: Hassan Nasrallah rejected
Riyadh's claim that it had assembled a coalition to conduct airstrikes
against Shiite Houthi rebels in order to save Yemen, an operation named
"Decisive Storm." He said that since Israel was created in 1948 "there
has been no decisive storm or even a decisive breeze" to help the
Russia regrets US double standards on Yemen:
The United States has followed double standards by providing support for
Yemen’s fleeing president and by denying the same to former Ukrainian
president, Viktor Yanukovich, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its
conflicts: The country boasts a
strategic location on the southwestern tip of Arabia. It is located
along the major sea route from Europe to Asia, near some of the busiest
Red Sea shipping and trading lanes
20 killed as Syrian army closes in on city near
Lebanese border: The Syrian army,
backed by Hezbollah fighters, closed in on the city of Zabadani near the
border with Lebanon on Friday, a Lebanese security source said, and
Syrian media said at least 20 insurgents had been killed in the battles
to seize high ground.
Syrian President Assad says open to dialogue with
US: Embattled leader says he is open
to dialogue with anyone but will not compromise on sovereignty of his
Assad 'welcomes' larger Russian naval presence in
Syria: "I can say with complete
confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the
eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports," including the
port of Tartus, Assad said.
Battle for Tikrit: Iraq special forces advance as
US coalition joins fight against Islamic State militants:
Iraqi special forces are advancing on central Tikrit as US-led coalition
planes join the largest offensive yet against Islamic State militants
holding out in Saddam Hussein's home city.
UN: 2014 deadliest year for Palestinians:
The number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip in 2014 was the highest since 1967, report says
Israel to release tax funds to Palestinians:
Every month, Israel transfers to the PA around $127 million (118 million
euros) in customs duties levied on goods destined for Palestinian
markets that transit through Israeli ports
South Sudan Army Claims 54 Rebels Killed in Fresh
Fighting: The South Sudan army said
Friday its forces killed more than 50 rebel fighters this week in fresh
fighting in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, and Ayod in Jonglei state.
Ambassador among 10 killed in Somalia hotel Al
Shabaab attack : At least 10 people
have died in an attack by Al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants on a
hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, Somali security officials said
Friday. "There are at least 10 people killed, including Somalia's
ambassador to Switzerland who was in the hotel," one of the security
sources told AFP.
Nigeria army captures last
stronghold of Boko Haram: Nigerian
army troops on Friday liberated Gwoza, a town that the Boko Haram
militant group had used as the headquarters of its self-styled "Islamic
caliphate" in northeastern Nigeria.
CIA-linked Haftar will probably sabotage any
Libyan peace deal: Haftar dismissed
the peace dialogue as talks with terrorists. He takes not just radical
groups such as the Islamic State to be his enemies but all his opponents
10 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Wardoj Clashes:
The fierce clashes broke Friday morning in Wardoj district when dozens
of armed Taliban insurgents attacked security check posts, the police
chief Gen. Baba Jan said.
Police officer among two killed in bomb explosion
in Paktika: Two soldiers from Afghan
Local Police including an officer embraced martyrdom in a landmine
explosion in Paktika province.
Five Policemen Killed as Militants Attack
Checkpost in Pakistan: Five policemen
have been killed in an attack by Taliban militants on a police checkpost
in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. The attack took place late
last night in the Mekhtar area of Loralai district.
Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack
planes buzz Poland: Four US A-10
Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as
the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow
says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative
Russia unveils plans for high speed railway and
superhighway to connect Europe and America:
Plans for a new high-speed transport corridor that could potentially
link London and New York by rail and superhighway have been unveiled.
Homelessness in London soars by 79% since 2010 –
report: The number of people sleeping
rough on the streets of London has risen by over one-third in the past
year – twice the national average – government figures reveal. The
crisis has prompted homelessness charities to call for sweeping reforms.
Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on,
warns EU: The European Commission has
warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if
they want to keep information private from US security services, finding
that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen’s data.
Amnesty International Whitewashes Venezuelan
Opposition : Amnesty International's
latest report on Venezuela calls for justice for the dozens of people
killed during the unrest that shook the country a year ago, while using
sleight of hand to deflect attention away from those responsible.
Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted
all emails: Hillary Rodham Clinton
wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it,
the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012
Benghazi attacks said Friday.
Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate
undetected among civilians in massive military exercise:
Soldiers armed with blank rounds will operate in and around towns in
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado for 8
weeks. The so-called Realistic Military Training has some residents
fearful the drill is a preparation for martial law
US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist
attack: Hasan Edmonds' sister,
Manchinique Bates, told the Chicago Sun-Times, "They aren't terrorists.
... Just because they choose to worship as Muslims does not make them
New Video Appears to Show Cops Planting Crack in
Innocent Man’s Car After Brutally Beating Him:
Dashcam video released on Tuesday proved several Inkster officers lied
about their extremely brutal encounter with 57-year-old Floyd Dent on
January 28. On Thursday, the lawyer representing Dent released perhaps
an even more sinister video from the evening.
Philly Begins Posting Anti-Muslim Ads with Hitler
on Public Transportation: The black
and white ads say "Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran" and features a picture
of a 1941 meeting between Adolf Hilter and Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a
Palestinian Arab nationalist who was known for radio shows supporting
Is the F-35 fighter jet a trillion-dollar fiasco?:
The F-35 is a product of the most expensive weapons program in U.S.
history. According to one Pentagon report, the price tag will reach $1.4
March 26, 2015
Civilians Killed As Saudi-led Forces Attack Yemen
By Al Jazeera and Agencies
100 Saudi war planes were involved in the operation, The United Arab
Emirates is participating with 30 jets, Bahrain with 15, Qatar with 10,
Morocco and Jordan both with six, while Sudan offered three planes,
Yemen Beware as it Threatens US-backed Order
By Finian Cunningham
The crisis in Yemen is the latest manifestation of the old order
desperately trying to cling on to a dwindling power base.
Saudi Attack on Yemen - The New Normal?
By Tony Cartalucci
This is naked military aggression by every count.
US-Created Violence and Chaos in Yemen
By Stephen Lendman
"Our elder sister, the Saudi kingdom, doesn't respect the Yemenis and
wants to impose here in Yemen the sequence of events and divisions that
happened in Libya."
How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?
By Ron Paul
This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and
economic sanctions is a fallacy.
Assad: West Follows Same Scenario in Syria,
Ukraine to Weaken Russia
there is a goal in both cases to weaken Russia and create puppet
states,” Assad told Russian reporters.
Vladimir Putin Not Responsible for Ukrainian
Civil War, Expert Says
Through a careful review of recent history, Russia and Soviet scholar
Paul Robinson debunks the claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is
directing the rebels fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region.
Lithuanians Under Police State Attack
and the world under Washington’s attack
By Paul Craig Roberts
Americans are the worst informed people on the planet.
The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory:
Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology
By James Petras
Jewish-centered racism is an integral and accepted part of Israel’s
Traitor Senators Used Israeli Spies Against Their
"Cenk Uygur and John Iadaola host of The Young Turks discuss a recent
report on Israeli spying activities used to aide traitor senators
against Iran/U.S. nuclear talks.
Congress Totally Cool With Israel Spying on U.S.
By Tim Mak
If anything, lawmakers said they were perturbed that the Israelis were
being accused of spying.
The State Is Spying on You Right Now. Where's the
By Andrew Napolitano
What's going on here is government's fixation on spying and lying.
Naomi Klein: Let's Kick Oil While the Price is
Let's not blow what could be our best chance to prevent catastrophic
Magna Carta Messed Up the World, Here’s How to
By Noam Chomsky
The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of
environmental destruction in its wake.
Your Money, Your Life
By Gerald Celente
There has been nothing like this in the History of
At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's
Idlib: Pro-rebel monitor: "The
government and its supporting forces have lost 17 checkpoints and regime
locations to the Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups in and around
Idlib" in the country's northwest, said the Syrian Observatory for Human
Syrian Islamist insurgents advance around Idlib
city: monitor: - An alliance of
Syrian Islamist rebels including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have overrun 17
defense posts around Idlib in an offensive to take the city from the
army and allied militia, a monitoring group said on Thursday.
US general: No decision to shield US-trained
rebels in Syria: The top U.S.
commander in the Middle East says he'd like his forces to protect the
Syrian rebels the U.S. is training to fight the Islamic State group.
But, Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Thursday, he's waiting for the
White House to respond to his recommendation.
Syria's US Supported Rebels,Won't Attend Peace
Talks: Syria's main Western-backed
opposition group says it will not attend the next round of peace talks
in Moscow on the Syrian conflict.
Iraq: 35, including 28 Daesh militants killed in
Saladin: The 28 Daesh militants were
killed in Iraqi air force and U.S.-led international coalition
airstrikes on Tikrit, an Iraqi army officer said. Separately, seven
people were killed in an improvised explosives device blast at a home in
Is-haki town south of Tikrit, the officer added.
Iraqi Shiite militias 'pulled back' from Tikrit:
US: Iraq's Shiite militias have
withdrawn from the forefront of an offensive to recapture Tikrit from
Islamic State jihadists, allowing Baghdad government troops to take the
lead, a top US general said Thursday.
US air strikes trigger final push on Iraq's
Tikrit: Iraqi forces buoyed by the
first US-led coalition air strikes on Tikrit made a final push Thursday
to flush diehard jihadists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown.
Top General Says 'There's No Exit Strategy' For
War Against ISIS: Eight months after
the initial bombing campaign began in Iraq, Allen told members of the
House Foreign Affairs Committee that there is no exit plan for what
increasingly seems to be an intractable conflict.
Saudi-led strikes kill 25 civilians in Sana’a:
Mohammad Al-Qubati, head of the Monitoring Department in the Ministry of
Health, confirmed that 25 had died and 40 were injured. He could not
verify in what parts of the city the victims came from.
Saudi-led military airstrikes renewed in Yemen:
Saudi forces and their allies renewed airstrikes against the Iran-backed
Houthis in Yemen, Sky News Arabiya reported Thursday afternoon, adding
that the airstrikes targeted Houthi sites and the Delmi airbase in the
Capital of Sanaa and Saada Governorate.
Ground operation planned in
Yemen: Egyptian officials: Egyptian
security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a
ground operation in Yemen against Shiite rebels and their allies after a
campaign of airstrikes to weaken them.
Obama Authorizes Support for Saudi Airstrikes in
Yemen: President Obama has authorized
U.S. logistical and intelligence support for Saudi Arabia as it launches
airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen.
US Warships in Red Sea Ready to Respond in Yemen
- : Two United States warships stationed in the Red Sea are ready to
respond to the situation in Yemen as the US Department of Defense
closely monitors the Houthi uprising in the country, US Central Command
said on Thursday.
Pakistan delegation heads to Saudi Arabia after
Yemen request: Pakistan's government
said Thursday it will dispatch a top civil-military delegation to Saudi
Arabia following Riyadh's request that it join a coalition to defend
Yemen's president, promising a "strong response" to any threat to the
Iran Warns: Saudi Arabia Will Get Finger Burnt in
Yemen: Al Arabiya News Channel
reported on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has deployed "100 fighter jets,
150,000 soldiers and other navy units" for the military campaign against
Hezbollah Calls on Saudi Arabia to Immediately
Halt Its Aggression on Yemen :
Hezbollah denounced the participation of some Arab and non-Arab states
in the aggression, noting that they provided the hostile campaign with a
Russian expert: Saudi Arabia may suffer defeat in
Yemen: A military intervention by
Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen will trigger a large-scale conflict
in the region and most probably end with Riyadh's defeat, said expert on
Oriental studies, Higher School of Economic pedagogue Leonid Isayev, who
returned from a trip to Yemen on Wednesday.
UN: Israel Has Killed Highest Number of
Palestines Since 1967 : Annual report
says Palestine civilians “continue to be subject to threats to their
life, physical safety and liberty.”
US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's
Nuclear Program: Obama revenge for
Netanyahu's Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel's top secret nuclear
program released in unprecedented move.
21 Taliban killed in Afghan province:
A total of 21 Taliban militants including their key commander Mullah
Nurullah have been killed and eight others injured in Ghazni province
with Ghazni city as its capital 125 km south of Kabul on Wednesday,
deputy to provincial police chief Assadullah Insafi said.
Five killed, 10 hurt in missiles attack on Khost:
Spokesman to the provincial governor Mobarez Zadran said that 15 rockets
were fired from other side of the Durand Line.. Five civilian including
three women and two children were killed and 10 others including women,
men and children were wounded.
Agent Orange Funding Opens Door To US Militarism
And Covert Action In Vietnam: The use
of Agent Orange constitutes a war crime with devastating effects on the
people in Vietnam not only during the war but even today.
Chinese company creates 3D-printed car for just
Putin says Western spies plot against Russia
before polls: "The attempts by
Western security services to use public, non-governmental organizations
and non-political groups for their own benefit, mostly to discredit the
authorities and destabilize the situation in Russia, have not stopped,"
Putin was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency
Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff
with West: Putin said "the situation
around our country will change for the better, but not because we will
make concessions, bend down or trifle with someone." "It will change for
the better only if we become stronger," he said
Pentagon Sending Troops Into Ukraine In April:
According to a Department of Defense press release, the Pentagon is
sending 290 US service members into Ukraine to train Ukrainian military
units in April. The training will reportedly occur in the Ukrainian city
of Yavoriv near the Ukraine-Poland border.
UK: 'involved in mass murder on British soil,
colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in 80 deaths between 1972 and
Ireland: Survivors outraged at plan to seal
institutional abuse reports for 75 years:
These ranged from rapes, beatings and the starvation of children, to
youngsters being hired out as cheap labour. The abuse was described as
"endemic" and was said to be "the most shameful episode in the history
of the Irish State".
Alone at controls, co-pilot
sought to ‘destroy’ the plane: The
co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit
and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the
French Alps, ignoring the pilot’s frantic pounding on the door and the
screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Prosecutor: Co-Pilot Crashed
Deliberately, But Not a Terrorist :
Is the prosecutor arguing that the Germanwings
co-pilot isn’t a terrorist because he is German?
US Wars in Last Decade Killed
Estimated 2 Million: Through its
campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the US may be responsible
for the deaths of millions.
Rand Paul Proposes Boosting Defense Spending:
In an olive branch to defense hawks hell-bent on curtailing his White
House ambitions, the libertarian Senator introduced a budget amendment
late Wednesday calling for a nearly $190 billion infusion to the defense
budget over the next two years—a roughly 16 percent increase.
Bowe Bergdahl Charged:
: Yesterday, the Army announced its intention to charge Sgt. Bowe
Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and has served
him with those two charges.
Unarmed black man beaten by Michigan cops in
arrest video: Video - While in a
chokehold, Dent was punched 16 times in the head by one officer. Another
one tried to handcuff him, and a third officer arrived and Tasered him
Police Implement New Policy to Treat Everyone as
Criminals: Drivers as well as their
passengers in Topeka Kansas will soon be subject to a new policy
requiring everyone to put their hands up during police stops.
FBI Ordered to Disclose its Surveillance Tactics
on Communities: . Judge Richard
Seeborg disallowed the FBI’s attempt to use a “law enforcement
exemption” in the Freedom of Information Act to shield from public
disclosure details of the agency’s surveillance programs.
Government Report Finds DEA Agents Had "Sex Parties" With
Prostitutes Hired By Drug Cartels:
Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied
it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known
the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds.
Americans Don’t Care That Much About the
Environment, Poll Shows: Americans
care less about environmental issues now than they have in the past—and
they’re no more worried about global warming than they were decades ago,
a new poll shows.
March 25, 2015
The US House of Representatives Openly Calls for
Regime Change in Moscow
By Alex Christoforou
The resolution gets to the root of what America's elite really
want...the dismantling, and subsequent resource plundering of the
Ukraine’s Oligarchs Turn on Each Other
By Robert Parry
Ukraine’s post-coup regime is facing what looks like a falling-out among
thieves as oligarch-warlord Igor Kolomoisky, brought his armed men to
Kiev to fight for control of the state-owned energy company.
Russian Duma May Reauthorize Putin to Send the
Russian Army Into Ukraine
Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
The Russian Parliament ought to once again give the President of the
Russian Federation to use armed force in Ukraine if the US decides to
send sizable arms supplies to that country.”
Israel: The Morning After
By Gideon Levy
The two-state solution is clinically dead. It’s time to think about the
alternative. Does anyone know of an alternative to the two-state idea
other than one state?
Yemen Joins The Axis Of Resistance
By Moon Of Alabama
Houthi, like many other Yemenis, despise the Saudis and their Wahhabism.
It is mostly therefore that they are accused of being allied with Iran.
Study: U.S. Wars Have Left Over 1 Million Dead in
Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan
The investigators found "the war has, directly or indirectly, killed
around one million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in
Pakistan ( i.e. a total of around 1.3 million).
How The US Government and US Military Became
By Paul Craig Roberts
When you read this book you will weep for your country ruled as it is by
completely immoral and inhumane monsters.
The Scene of the Crime
A Reporter’s Journey to My Lai and the Secrets of the Past.
By Seymour M. Hersh
“God will punish you for what you made me do”
By Dmitry Orlov
Everywhere you care to look, the ever-shrinking economy eventually
results in populist revolt, war and national bankruptcy, and these cause
money to stop working in a number of ways.
A Felon for a Facebook Post
The Abduction of Matthew Townsend
By William Norman Grigg
Matthew Townsend was made an offender for using a sidewalk without a
police officer’s permission, and then accused of a felony for publishing
a Facebook post about the incident. Continue
The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a
Police State Is a Dead One
By John W. Whitehead
This is the death rattle of the American dream, which was built on the
idea that no one is above the law, that our rights are inalienable and
cannot be taken away, and that our government and its appointed agents
exist to serve us.
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Over 1,500 militants attack Syria’s Idlib, 170
militants, 23 civilians killed:
The militant's attacks are countered by
Syrian government forces, which control Idlib. The military source told
Sputnik that around 170 militants have been killed. The number of
casualties among Idlib defenders was not available on Tuesday.
19 killed as Syrian Army, Hezbollah seize two hilltops near
border: Hezbollah and the Syrian army
clashed with jihadi militants and seized two key vantage points along
the Lebanese border Wednesday, ahead of a much-anticipated offensive in
Qalamoun, according to security sources.
Syrian rebels seize historic town in south:
monitor: Insurgents have seized a
historic town in southern Syria from the government, a group monitoring
the war said on Wednesday, part of a counter attack rebels say they are
waging to stop Damascus reclaiming the border zone near Israel and
17 killed in clashes with IS militants in Iraq:
At least 17 people were killed and 23 wounded on Wednesday in clashes
between security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi
provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said, APA reports
55 killed in clashes with IS militants in western
Iraq: Separate clashes on Tuesday
between Iraqi forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western
province of Anbar left a total of 55 people killed and 71 wounded,
security and medical sources said.
Turkish military clashes with Kurdish militants
in southeast: The Turkish military
exchanged fire with Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey Wednesday in a
rare violation of a two-year old cease-fire, part of a peace process
between the militants and Ankara.
Yemen president flees city by boat during intense fighting:
The Journal reported a convoy of Saudi Arabian officials helped Hadi in
his escape. Newsweek said the Houthis put a $93,000 (20m Yemeni riyals)
bounty on Hadi's capture.
Saudi Arabia moves heavy arms to border with
chaos-stricken Yemen: Houthi fighters
have overrun Al-Anad airbase and entered Aden, arresting the defense
minister. The objective of the Saudi Arabian troops remains uncertain
and even the US, Riyadh’s major ally, is not sure what the House of Saud
has on its mind regarding the long-lasting political turmoil of its
Yemen FM urges 'quick Arab intervention’ against
Houthi militants: Yassin warned
against the threats facing the security of Yemen after meeting Arab
League secretary-general Nabil El-Arabi in Egypt's Red Sea resort of
Sharm El-Sheikh. "We agreed on holding a meeting on Thursday about the
situation in Yemen on the sidelines of the Arab League summit," Yassin
White House Stands By Claim That Yemen is ‘Model’
of Success Despite ‘Complete Chaos’:
Obama says possibility of two-state solution
'very dim': US president says it's
hard to imagine solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict after Benjamin
Video: Israeli night raids on sleeping
Palestinian children: Israeli human
rights group B’Tselem today released two harrowing videos of heavily
armed Israeli soldiers raiding the bedrooms of Palestinian children in
the middle of the night.
Jordan agrees deal for Russia to build nuclear
plant: The $10bn power plant in
energy-poor Jordan is scheduled to be completed in 2023
75 killed in Boko Haram attack in northern Nigeria town:
Many old and young women were also seized by the Boko Haram militants,
who have been in control of the Nigeria-Cameroon border community for
some six months, said the survivor named Mairo Mohammad.
Daesh car bomb, clashes leave 17 dead in Libya:
The Daesh group's affiliate in Libya said it played a role in a string
of suicide car bombings that killed 12 people on Wednesday in the
eastern city of Benghazi.
Islamic State militants kill five pro-Tripoli
government fighters: Libyan news agency:
Two military sources told Reuters the attack near the city's power
station on its western outskirts appeared to be a suicide bombing but no
more details were immediately available.
ISIS affiliate claims Libya bombings that killed
12: The affiliate of Islamic State
(IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Libya has claimed responsibility for
Tuesday’s car bombings that killed 12 people in the eastern city of
Air strikes kill 30 militants allied with
Pakistani Taliban: sources: Pakistani
jet fighters killed 30 militants allied to the Pakistani Taliban in a
missile attack in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on
Wednesday, including the group's spokesman, intelligence officials said.
U.S. Kills 11 Suspected, Pakistani Taliban in
Afghanistan: A U.S. drone strike
killed 11 Pakistani Taliban militants in north-eastern Afghanistan,
including six or seven senior commanders, intelligence officials said on
Wednesday, hours after a strike killed at least nine militants in the
6 dead after blast near Finance Ministry rocks
Afghan capital: The explosion comes
after Taliban leadership announced earlier on Wednesday that the Obama
administration’s decision to slow US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
would hamper peace efforts in the country.
Moscow says new U.S. national security strategy
is anti-Russian: The Security Council
also repeated an assertion Washington might try to engineer political
change in Russia using the same tactics of mass protest the Kremlin says
it applied to topple a pro-Russian president in Kiev last year.
Ukraine's Oligarchs Joust, Putin Laughs:
As if its festering conflict with Russia and war-torn economy weren't
enough, Ukraine is facing a growing self-inflicted problem: a showdown
between the government in Kiev and an influential billionaire with his
own private army.
British government 'colluded over
80 murders': The UK, security forces
colluded with loyalist paramilitaries in 80 deaths between July 1972 and
June 1978 in Northern Ireland's "murder triangle" in counties Armagh and
Tyrone, Leslie Thomas QC said.