Nemtsov Murder: Putin
Warned About Exactly This Type of “False
By The Saker
Two years ago, Putin was warning Russians
about exactly the kind of false flag which
we just saw happening with the murder of
Nemtsov. See for yourself:
Fascism is Coming Alive Again
By Eric Margolis
Purging the media of free-thinking journalists is a basic step. This has
happened in the US and Canada.
10 Reasons to Pray for AIPAC’s Decline
By Medea Benjamin
When a small group like this has disproportionate power, it hurts
everyone—including Israelis and American Jews.
Varoufakis vs. the Troika
Showdown in Athens
By Mike Whitney
Varoufakis will either have to get with the program or face the
consequences. That’s the way it works in Mafia-land; you either pay the
piper or you find yourself in the East River in cement booties.
Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue
By John Pilger
If we remain silent, victory over us is assured, and a holocaust
The Neoconservative Threat To International
By Paul Craig Roberts
Why is this threat to all of humanity supported by the majority of the
US Congress, by the entirety of the presstitute media, and by academics
and think-tank inhabitants in the US?
NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev
By Finian Cunningham
The tiny UAE with its $13 billion military budget is a NATO arsenal par
GOP Platform: War Without End
By Patrick J. Buchanan
"Nearly three-quarters of Republicans now favor sending ground troops
into combat against the Islamic State," says a CBS News poll.
Washington’s Destruction of Trust Between Nuclear
Powers is the Crime of the Century
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s propaganda is driving the situation toward war.
American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper
By Pepe Escobar
"Juba" was the nickname given by the invading/occupying US forces to an
Iraqi pop phenomenon; a sniper who became legendary for his kills
in southern Baghdad.
Israel is Galloping to the Next War in Gaza
By Gideon Levy
The next war will break out in the summer. Israel will give it another
childish name and it will take place in Gaza. There’s already a plan to
evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border.
Shut Down AIPAC!
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliated
organizations have long been bending politicians’ ears and filling their
pockets, supporting the brutal occupation of Palestine and trying to
push the US into war with Iran.
If Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots
By Glenn Greenwald
The FBI’s terrorism strategy — keep fear alive — and it drives
everything they do.
The National-Security State’s ISIS Racket
By Jacob G. Hornberger
What a racket. It’s amazing that so many Americans continue to fall for
Postcard from the End of America: Center City,
By Linh Dinh
Totalitarianism makes the stupid even more imbecilic, the wise cynical
and the brave dead. The next chapter of our history has already been
written by our masters.
Is the U.S. Mainstream Media’s Climate Coverage
By David Ray Griffin
Besides being guilty of betraying the public trust, the U.S. mainstream
media’s climate coverage is guilty of facilitating the move toward the
ultimate crime, terracide.
Syria’s Kurds kill 175 IS militants:
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) killed 175 IS militants and
captured a contested Syrian town in the al-Hasaka province after
week-long battles with the Islamic State terrorists, a monitoring group
Car bomb kills 11 outside Damascus: activists:
Eleven people were killed on Friday in a car bomb blast in a rebel-held
area outside the Syrian capital, while seven people died in regime air
raids, an activist group monitoring the war said.
Human Rights Watch Accuses Syria Of "Barrel Bomb"
Damage Created By U.S. Attacks:" It
is interesting, and non-credible, that Human Rights Watch feels the need
to use a picture of "good" U.S. created destruction to demonstrate
destruction created by the "bad" Syrian army in its fight against U.S.
Nusra Front, FSA group at war again in Idlib
province; The Nusra Front has
declared all-out war against an American-backed Syrian rebel group in
the north of the country, accusing it of kidnapping and killing several
of its fighters.
Turkey, US to begin training Syria "rebels"
Sunday: The United States and Turkey
will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel
forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week,
an official said.
Iraq: 20 civilians killed by U.S.-led airstrikes:
Reuters reports at least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed
along with nine civilians when aircraft from an unspecified coalition
nation—more than 80 percent of airstrikes are carried out by US
warplanes—bombed al-Qaim, a town on the Euphrates River on the Syrian
border some 330 km (200 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
20 killed as ISIL seizes strategic bridge in
Iraq's Anbar: Reports say fighters
from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have seized a
strategic bridge between the cities of Baghdadi and Haditha in the
western Anbar province, killing more than 20 Iraqi soldiers.
Bombings, mortar fire kill 10 people in Baghdad
and near Iraqi capital, officials say:
A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital
killed 10 people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with
gunshot wounds, officials said. In the capital's southern district of
Dora, mortar shells killed two people inside their homes early in the
morning, and wounded four others.
ISIS Kidnapped 100 Tribesmen:
ISIS fighters have abducted 100 Sunni Muslim tribesmen near the city of
Tikrit, local tribal leaders said on Wednesday, apparently to neutralize
suspected opponents before a widely expected army offensive.
Mission to retake Mosul from Islamic State
doomed, general says: Retired Lt.
Gen. Michael Barbero said Mosul is booby-trapped with explosives and
controlled by thousands of suicidal fighters. Evicting them will take a
coordinated ground and air campaign with precise intelligence on enemy
ISIS killer Jihadi John ‘radicalized by UK govt,’
claims charity: “Like Michael
Adebolajo, suffocating domestic policies aimed at turning a person into
an informant but which prevent a person from fulfilling their basic life
needs would have left a lasting impression on Emwazi. He desperately
wanted to use the system to change his situation, but the system
ultimately rejected him.”
Iraqi Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in
Israel: An oil tanker from Iraqi
Kurdistan that was blocked for months from unloading in Texas by a
Baghdad legal challenge has sailed back to the Mediterranean and
delivered its cargo to Israel, according to trading sources and
Why Iran Believes ISIS is a U.S. Creation:
First to engage Muslims against each other, to waste their energy and in
this way Israel’s security would be guaranteed or at least enhanced,”
says Ganji. “Secondly, an ugly, violent and homicidal face of Islam is
presented to the world. And third, to create an inconvenience for Iran.”
Gunmen kill 4 soldiers in southern Yemen:
Gunmen ambushed a military truck during a night-time attack in a
southern province, officials said, killing all four soldiers in the
vehicle in a raid claimed by Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch.
Netanyahu pledges to do ‘everything’ to prevent
nuclear deal: PM says planned speech
before Congress next week ‘the final brake’ before an agreement
Former Mossad chief slams Netanyahu on Iran:
Ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress, Meir Dagan
says "the person who has caused the greatest strategic damage to Israel
on the Iranian issue is the prime minister."
AIPAC Mobilizing Members To Pressure Democrats To
Attend Netanyahu Speech: The American
Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is asking its members to urge
members of Congress to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s controversial speech in Washington next week.
Rebuilding Gaza could take a century if Israel
keeps blockade - Oxfam: The
rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than
a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of
construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam
said on Thursday.
At least 32 killed in Nigeria bomb attacks amid
Boko Haram violence; A suicide bomber
killed at least 17 people at a bus station in Biu, witnesses say, while
a second bomber was caught by a crowd and reportedly beaten to death. In
Jos, three bombs thrown from a car killed 15 people at a bus station and
Policeman killed in drive-by shooting in Egypt's
Fayoum: A policeman was killed and
two police conscripts injured during five separate attacks on police
targets in the governorate of Fayoum early on Friday, state news agency
Russian participation in Libya’s naval blockade
is welcome: Egypt FM: Cairo welcomes
a possible participation of Russian warships in a potential naval
blockade of Libya to prevent arm supplies for terrorists, Russian News
Agency TASS quoted Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry Friday.
All-Out War in Libya Predicted without Further
Peace Talks: Analysis - “The most
likely medium-term prospect is not one side’s triumph, but that rival
local warlords and radical groups will proliferate, what remains of
state institutions will collapse… and hardship for ordinary Libyans will
increase exponentially,” the ICG said in a report, ‘Libya: Getting
Report: General known as 'Libya's Sisi' set to
meet Israeli officials in Amman :
Former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar, who has set himself up as a
warrior against Islamist terrorism and who some see as their savior, has
plans to meet with Israeli officials on a visit in Amman, an Arab
2 Taliban insurgents killed
: At least two Taliban insurgents were killed in a failed rocket attack
on Afghan national security forces in eastern Paktika province. The
provincial governor spokesan Nabiullah Pir Khel said the incident took
place in Bermal district late on Thursday night.
US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death:
Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a
US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist
Fresh soldier deaths rattle Ukraine truce:
Ukraine said on Friday three soldiers
had been killed, the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn
east, as a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels appeared to gain some
traction with an apparent weapons pull-back.
Ukraine military has begun heavy weapons
withdrawal – military spokesman: The
movement of artillery pieces is already underway and should take about a
day, a Ukrainian military spokesperson said. The hardware will be pulled
back 25km from the disengagement line.
U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the
Russian border: U.S. military combat
vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into
Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid
the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.
Top U.S. intelligence official backs arming Ukraine forces
against Russia: The administration is
under growing pressure from some lawmakers to provide lethal weaponry to
Ukraine. President Obama has said he is considering doing so, and some
members of his Cabinet are said to favor sending arms.
West unwilling to facilitate peace in Ukraine:
Russian FM: “Behind these calls [for
sanctions] lies the unwillingness of these figures, these relevant
countries, the United States, the European Union, to seek the
implementation of what was agreed in Minsk on February 12,” Lavrov said
on Thursday in reference to a peace deal reached earlier in the
Anti-government protest in downtown Kiev
escalates: An anti-government
demonstration in downtown Kiev escalated in scuffles on Wednesday
afternoon, with 1,000 people already taking part in the event, TASS
Police beating people protesting currency
collapse in Kiev: Video -
Guardian Corrects Anti-Russian Story Based on
'Research' of Own Reporter: The
Guardian was forced to correct an article by Eliot Higgins, a
self-styled "citizen journalist", who claimed Russian military units
fired on the Ukrainian Army from inside the Russian border on the basis
of his jointly authored research with the Guardian's Diplomatic Editor.
West's offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality
check: Donors say the former Soviet
republic, crippled by war and corruption, is unable or unwilling even to
identify how many roads, power plants and schools its 45 million people
need, let alone meet new European standards for farms and factories.
In Midst of War, Ukraine Becomes Gateway for
Jihad: In Ukraine, you can buy a
passport and a new identity. For $15,000, a fighter receives a new name
and a legal document attesting to Ukrainian citizenship. Ukraine doesn’t
belong to the European Union, but it’s an easy pathway for immigration
to the West.
New US Sanctions Against Russia May Meet Painful
Response – Deputy FM: Another round
of US sanctions against Russia, if imposed, may provoke "painful
countermeasures" in return, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei
Ryabkov said Friday.
Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's
security concerns over Ukraine: -
Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate
security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an
unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the
Russia may accept Chinese control of oil and gas
fields: Russia has overcome a
"psychological barrier" and is ready to deepen its economic ties with
China, Deputy Prime MinisterArkady Dvorkovich said
German MPs back Greek bailout extension.:
Dozens of activists hurled petrol bombs and stones at police and set
cars alight after a march involving hundreds of protesters. Some carried
banners calling for Greece to leave the EU and for its debt to be
Greek debt crisis: Violence in Athens:
Police and protesters have clashed in Athens after the first
anti-government demonstration since Greece's leftist Syriza party took
power last month. Dozens of activists hurled petrol bombs and stones at
police and set cars alight after the march.
China outpaces America in sub numbers – US
admiral: “They may not be the same
quality, but their submarine forces are growing at a tremendous rate.
They now have more diesel and nuclear attack submarines than we have,”
the admiral told the lawmakers. “They are producing some fairly amazing
submarines and they are actually deploying them.”
FBI investigating ISIS suspects in all 50 states:
FBI Director James Comey revealed Wednesday that his agency is
investigating suspected supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and
Syria (ISIS) in every state across the U.S.
Confidential Informant Played Key Role in FBI
Foiling Its Own Terror Plot; Left
unmentioned in the FBI statement, however, is the integral role a paid
informant appears to have played in generating the charges against the
men, and helping turn a fantastical “plot” into something even remotely
tangible. It appears that none of the three men was in any condition to
travel or support the Islamic State, without help from the FBI
Did the FBI tamper with a witness in OKC bombing
evidence case?: A federal judge has
indicated he wants more investigation into allegations the FBI tampered
with a witness in a trial over evidence and the Oklahoma City bombing.
Feds raid Texas political meeting; fingerprint
and photograph all attendees, seize phones:
Federal and local police forces raided a political meeting, taking
unusual measures to document every attendee by taking fingerprints and
photographs, and seizing every cell phone and all recording equipment in
the meeting hall.
'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring
alarm from Chicago to Washington: The
US Department of Justice and embattled mayor Rahm Emanuel are under
mounting pressure to investigate allegations of what one politician
called “CIA or Gestapo tactics” at a secretive Chicago police facility
exposed by the Guardian.
Man shot dead by police in Washington State after
throwing rocks (VIDEO): Video shows
the victim, fleeing on foot from three Pasco police officers across a
busy intersection with arms akimbo. The man then turns and faces the
cops with his arms in front of him when a barrage of gunfire — as many
as 13 shots, according to some accounts — is fired from their guns,
fatally wounding him.
Morgan Stanley strikes $2.6bn deal to settle
mortgage bubble case: The investment
bank said late on Wednesday the $2.6bn will go to “resolve certain
claims” the Justice Department intended to bring against Morgan Stanley.
The settlement was disclosed in regulatory filing.
Scott Walker Says He Can Take On ISIS Because He
Took On Labor Unions: Wisconsin Gov.
Scott Walker (R) on Thursday said his experience undermining labor
unions in Wisconsin has prepared him to take on the threat of the
Islamic State in the Middle East.
Shameful American Democracy Ranks 45th In The
World In Electoral Integrity : A new
report places America’s “electoral integrity” on par with Colombia and
Bulgaria at 45th among the world’s democracies. Those nations are
arguably not shining examples of democratic Utopias, so America’s being
in their company is not a very encouraging statistic to anyone except
February 25, 2015
The Amherst Cauldron
By Albert Bates
In the Ukraine the nightmare is real,
ongoing and will not end well for anyone—not
even for the oligarchs who started it.
Ready for Nuclear War over Ukraine?
By Robert Parry
That the Nazis are now being depicted as defenders of Western ideals has
to be the ultimate man-bites-dog story.
US Backing for 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels: Long
Reported, Continually Forgotten
By Adam Johnson
That the US is arming and training Syrian rebels has been
well-documented for over two years, yet Western media have historically
suffered from a strange collective amnesia when reporting this fact.
ISIS Is Proof Of The Failed “War On Terror”
By Patrick Cockburn
Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan may now be frightened by the
Frankenstein’s monster they have helped to create, but there is little
they can do to restrain it.
Domestic Fear Is the Price of Empire
By Sheldon Richman
We don’t have to live this way. The empire is just not worth it.
The Grand Illusion
By John Chuckman
The truth is that the risk of an American being killed by terrorism is
close to zero, having been calculated at 1:20,000,000.
Obama’s Admission Not Enough: US Spin on Middle
East Violence Must Change
By Ramzy Baroud
America’s mainstream intellectuals and journalists refuse to accept the
most prevalent truth about the roots of the current crisis.
Netanyahu Goes Nuclear… Now Wait For The Fallout
By Jonathan Cook
The contents of a secret report by Israel’s Mossad spy agency on Iran’s
nuclear programme leaked to the media this week are shocking and
predictable in equal measure.
Mike Huckabee: There’s No Such Thing As The
By Luke Brinker
GOP presidential contender makes inflammatory claim -- again.
Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?
By Pepe Escobar
Geopolitically, Russia, India, and China have just sent a powerful
European Banks vs. Greek Labour
Michael Hudson says Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is
proposing austerity on the banking class, rather than the working class,
to balance the budget.
More Than 130 Islamic State Fighters Killed In
Syria Clashes, Airstrikes: Monitor:
The Kurdish YPG forces which drove Islamic State from Kobani last month
with the help of U.S.-led air strikes had seized 70 villages in the
offensive, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported overnight.
Syrian Kurds cut ISIS supply line near Iraq:
Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against the Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of
its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians
abducted by the hardline group that recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Copts.
Fears grow for Christians held by IS:
There are fears that more Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic
State in north-east Syria than at first thought, as fighting in the area
ISIS 'planning to murder 150 Christian hostages if the US does
not stop its air strikes' : Islamic
State militants are planning to murder 150 Christian hostages they
kidnapped after sweeping through villages in Syria if the U.S. does not
stop air strikes, it has been reported.
68 terrorists killed and wounded in Iraqi aerial
bombardment targeted their hideouts western Baghdad:
According Operations Command “ the Iraqi Air Force and the Army Aviation
carried out an operation on dens of the terrorists within Abu Ghraib
Sector that killed 50 terrorists and wounded (18), as well as the
destruction of (nine) hideouts of terrorists and four vehicles
US arms flow to Iraq ahead of planned Mosul
offensive: Some 10,000 US M-16 rifles
and other military supplies worth about $17.9 million arrived in Iraq
this week as US troops pushed ahead with training and supplying Iraqi
security forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)
fighters, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
10 killed as Yemen Houthis take over US-trained
special forces base: The clashes,
which lasted around six hours, started late on Tuesday when Houthis
shelled the camp with heavy weapons.
Autopsy Reveals Israeli Forces Shot Palestinian
Teen at “Close Range”: The killing
was "similar to an execution" because he was shot from a very close
range, Aloul said.
Saudis ‘would let Israeli jets use their air
space to attack Iran’: Kingdom merely
wants ‘some sign of progress’ on Palestinian issue, according to unnamed
senior European source in TV report
'Ex-Israeli agents' threatened cyber attack on S
Africa: Leaked secret report
describes cyber threat from 'former Mossad spies' demanding an end to
Boycott Israel campaign.
31 killed as suicide bombers hit Potiskum, Kano:
Thirty-one persons died yesterday in two separate suicide bomb attacks
in Potiskum, Yobe State, and Kano with several others injured.
8 alleged militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai:
At least eight militants were killed and 12 others injured in army raids
in Egypt's volatile North Sinai over the past 24 hours, the military
said on Wednesday.
In leaked recording, Egyptian minister calls for
machine-gunning protesters: “Do not
wait for 100 to swell into 1,000 or 2,000 or 3,000, then we are all
helpless before them,” he said. He also advised the CSF on how to murder
protesters without turning them into martyrs.
Libya: mounting evidence of war crimes in the
wake of Egypt's airstrikes: New
eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that
the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the necessary precautions in
carrying out an attack which killed seven civilians in a residential
neighbourhood in the Libyan city of Derna last week.
Afghanistan: Three ANA Soldiers Killed in Khost
Blast: At least three Afghan National
Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and another soldier wounded in a mine
blast Wednesday in eastern Khost province, local officials said.
UN report: Torture in Afghan prisons is
'widespread': It identified 14
methods of torture and ill-treatment practices, including beatings, a
threat of execution and sexual abuse. Some were given electric shocks to
extract confessions or obtain information.
Kiev says no troops killed in past day for first
time since truce: There were also no
reports of any civilian deaths from around the conflict zone as Kiev
said clashes with pro-Russian rebels had dropped off considerably for
the second day running.
Ukraine Rebels Show Withdrawal of Weapons;
Kiev Doubtful:m Journalists in rebel-held territory watched 10 trucks
carrying howitzers roll through Makiivka, near rebel-held Donetsk.
Rebels said the guns were on their way from Donetsk towards Amvrosiyvka,
a town far from the front and close to the Russian frontier.
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine
'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office':
One of Russia's leading independent newspapers says it has received a
bombshell document showing Putin's office put together a 'step-by-step'
guide to taking Crimea and other eastern Ukrainian provinces more than a
Putin: Gas supplies to Europe could suffer in 3-4
days if Kiev doesn't pay: Russia will
cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in “three or four
days,” President Vladimir Putin said, adding that this "will create a
problem" for gas transit to Europe.
No Time for Laughter: Gas Prices in Ukraine to
Increase Fourfold on April 1:
Starting April 1, gas prices in Ukraine will increase by four times,
according to the country’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry
Kiev's Gas Cut Off in East Ukraine 'Smacks of
Genocide': Russian President Vladimir Putin:
"It's not enough that there's already hunger there, and the OSCE has
reported a humanitarian catastrophe, but then to switch off their gas
supplies too! What do you call that? That already smacks of genocide,"
Putin said in televised comments.
Ukraine Enters Hyperinflation: Currency Trading
Halted: Exchange kiosks on the
streets in Kiev were selling limited amounts of dollars for 39 hryvnias,
around 20 percent worse than the rates advertised in the windows of
commercial banks where dollars were not available.
Ukraine Signals It Needs Cash Fast as Capital
Controls Tightened: Conditions are
deteriorating so quickly that the International Monetary Fund’s $17.5
billion bailout, pledged less than two weeks ago, may no longer be
Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank:
The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll
serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil,
India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the
Western-led World Bank and the IMF
Greece’s Syriza government proposes list of
social cuts to European Union: The
Syriza government confirms not only its complete submission to the hated
diktat of the EU, it announces social cuts going well beyond those
implemented by previous conservative and social-democratic governments.
Paris police arrest al-Jazeera journalists over drone:
Three al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for the alleged illegal
flying of a drone in Paris, prosecutors say.
Assange Launches ‘Final’ Appeal to Throw Out
Arrest Warrant: It is not currently
known when the Supreme Court will reach its decision, but Assange’s
lawyers have told the Swedish press that even if today’s appeal is not
successful, they would be prepared to start legal proceedings all over
again, by applying to the District Court of Stockholm, or appealing to
the European Court of Human Rights.
Venezuelan teenager killed in San Cristobal
protest: Local reports say the
student was hit in the head by a rubber bullet during a clash between
hooded protesters and the police. Home Affairs Minister Carmen Melendez
confirmed the arrest of a policeman, who has been named as 23-year-old
Javier Mora Ortiz.
Mexico: Extreme Police Violence in Guerrero State
Strikes Again: Shocking pictures of
injured protesters from the state of Guerrero occupying the Acapulco
Airport to demand owed pay were published Tuesday night after police
violently attacked the demonstration.
CSE monitors millions of Canadian emails to
government: Canada’s electronic spy
agency collects millions of emails from Canadians and stores them for
“days to months” while trying to filter out malware and other attacks on
government computer networks, CBC News has learned.
Sheldon Adelson signals he’ll bankroll effort to
stop Rand Paul: Hawkish GOP megadonor
determined to keep Kentucky senator from securing GOP nomination
Glenn Greenwald blasts Hillary Clinton:
“The ultimate guardian of bipartisan status quo corruption”:
Journalist says Clinton's glide path to Democratic nomination is
February 24, 2015
U.S. Arms Kiev By
Laundering Weapons Through Abu Dhabi
By Moon Of Alabama
If the Europeans do not succeed in pushing
back against Washington the Ukraine with
burn and Europe with it.
Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear
By Paul Craig Roberts
As Putin himself said some months ago, if the Russian military enters
Ukraine, the news will not be the fate of Donetsk or Mauriupol, but the
fall of Kiev and Lviv.
A (not so) Brief History of Crimea
By Peter Hitchens
I have assembled this account because I had not seen a proper
explanation of the history of the Crimean independence issue.
The Destabilization Doctrine: ISIS, Proxies and
By Brandon Martinez
Israel has essentially used the United States as a cat’s paw in the
Middle East, manipulating America’s Leviathan military to smash up her
How the US Can Really Combat Radicalism
By As'ad AbuKhalil
When the US government speaks about radicalism, it ignores the
radicalism that prevails in the US Congress or in the US churches. It
has only one radicalism and one form of violence in mind.
Israel Has Gone Berserk
The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine
Dr Finklestein discusses the recent conflicts in the occupied
territories and possible ways to resolve the conflict.
The Real American Exceptionalism
By Alfred W. McCoy
From Torture to Drone Assassination, How Washington Gave Itself a Global
The Greek Tragedy:
By William Blum
The fact that Syriza leaders, for some time, have made no secret of
their affinity for Russia is reason enough to seal their fate. They
should have known how the Cold War works.
No, Syriza Has Not Surrendered
By Tom Walker
Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues
that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises.
Chicago Police Detain Americans At Abuse-laden 'Black Site'
By Spencer Ackerman
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation
compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys
while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA
Bombs in Iraq, Including Twin Blasts in Busy
Street, Kill 40: The deadliest of the
day's attacks came shortly before sunset, when a bomb exploded in
Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala. Minutes later, a car bomb
went off near the site of the first blast as people started gathering to
help the victims of the initial explosion.
52 IS militants killed in clashes, airstrikes in
Iraq: A total of 52 Islamic State
(IS) militants were killed on Monday in separate clashes and U.S.-led
coalition air strikes in Iraq, security sources said.
Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for
; "The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense
Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and
have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the
committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the
Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of
New Zealand PM John Key announces troops bound
for Iraq: Up to 143 New Zealand
military personnel will be sent to Iraq to help train local forces as
part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, Prime
Minister John Key says.
'Get some guts and join the right side' - John
Key lashes out as he sends NZ troops to Iraq for Isis fight:
Prime Minister John Key has launched an angry counter-attack over Labour
leader Andrew Little's opposition to the deployment of troops to Iraq,
saying Mr Little needs to "get some guts" and questioning whether he
would make the right decisions for New Zealand.
Jordan: Border guards kill two infiltrators on
Syria borders: Border guards, on
Tuesday, killed two persons while they were trying to illegally cross
into the Kingdom from Syria, a Jordan Armed Forces official said.
Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 150
Christians: A Syrian Christian group
representing several NGO's inside and outside the country said it had
verified at least 150 people missing, including women and elderly, who
had been kidnapped by the militants.
ISIS preparing to declare Islamic emirate in
Lebanon: sources: ISIS is preparing
military plans to declare an Islamic emirate in Lebanon very soon to
serve as a geographical extension of the so-called “Islamic State”
announced by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq last year, security sources
Abbas and Israel ally against 2009 UN probe:
Analysis: Palestinian leader Mahmoud
Abbas colluded with Israel to prevent war crimes charges, according to
Occupied West Bank: 40% rise in illegal
settlement homes in 2014: NGO: "All
these figures prove that Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything to
increase faits accomplis on the ground and make a two-state solution
impossible," Peace Now's Hagit Ofran said.
US jury finds Palestinian groups liable for
terror attacks: Palestinian Authority
Deputy Minister of Information Dr. Mahmoud Khalifa called the verdict "a
tragic disservice" to Palestinians and to the international community in
working toward a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The
charges that were made against us are baseless," he said.
It was another difficult week for Israel.:
In Britain, 700 artists, including many household names, pledged a
cultural boycott of Israel, and a leader of the Board of Deputies, the
representative body of UK Jews, quit, saying he could no longer abide by
its ban on criticising Israel.
Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by
Mossad, leaked spy cables show : In
September 2012, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, told the
UN general assembly that an Iranian nuclear bomb was imminent. But
leaked intelligence documents obtained by al-Jazeera and the Guardian
reveal that Israeli intelligence thought differently at the time
Spy Cables expose 'desperate' US approach to Hamas:
Leaked documents also show Mossad lobbying South Africa against
Goldstone Report, claiming Abbas shared their stance.
Israeli cable reveals S Africa missile theft
cover-up: Leaked Mossad cable shows
Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their
Houthis say Yemen's Hadi has lost legitimacy,
after president flees south: "The
higher revolutionary committee is following the suspicious moves by Hadi,
who lost his legitimacy to act as president of the Republic of Yemen,
and whose reckless acts harmed the Yemeni people," the Houthis said in a
Chadian Soldiers Killed 207 Boko Haram Fighters
in Nigeria: Army: Soldiers from Chad
killed 207 Boko Haram militants in fighting on Tuesday near a Nigerian
town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad's army announced in a
Teenage girl bomber kills 15 at northeast Nigeria
bus station: A teenage girl blew
herself up at a crowded bus station in a northeastern Nigerian town on
Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 in the second such
attack there this week.
7 killed in Egyptian air strikes on Libyan city:
Seven civilians were killed when Egyptian jets attacked suspected
Islamist militant targets in the eastern Libyan city of Derna last week,
Amnesty International said on Monday, citing eyewitnesses.
15,000 Egyptians flee from Libya:
Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the
border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after the IS
group murdered 21 Coptic Christians.
Egypt minister 'recorded discussing protest
crackdown': Leaked audio appears to
show interior minister advising in 2014 on how to shoot protesters
without creating "martyrs".
Afghanistan: 24 insurgents killed in raids:
At least 24 armed Taliban were killed and 40 others wounded in different
crackdowns within past 24 hours, said Ministry of Interior.
Afghanistan kidnapping: Gunmen seize 30 Hazara
men, officials say: Gunmen in
southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic
community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest
in a series of attacks on Shiites in the predominantly Sunni country.
Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up
cellphone: Pakistan has ordered
cellphone users to verify their identities through fingerprints for a
national database being compiled to curb terrorism. If they don’t, their
service will be shut off, an unthinkable option for many after a dozen
years of explosive growth in cellphone usage here.
Putin says Russia-Ukraine war unlikely:
Asked in an interview with Russian state television if he thought the
current situation could lead to war, Putin said on Monday: "I think that
such an apocalyptic scenario is unlikely and I hope that it will never
Ukraine rebels show withdrawal of weapons; Kiev
doubtful: Pro-Russia separatists
brought reporters on Tuesday to witness the withdrawal of heavy weapons
from the front line in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but Ukraine
said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for
"Ukraine will go to war in late March"--Zakharchenko;
The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr
Zakharchenko announced that Ukraine is bringing up heavy equipment to
the conflict zone and, in his opinion, might resume combat operations in
late March or early April.
Poroshenko buys UAE weapons:
While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were
meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace settlement, it
was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a deal on arms
supplies from the UAE.
Ukraine reaches arms deal with UAE - official:
Ukraine, which has repeatedly pleaded for the west to supply advanced
weaponry to help it defend against Russian-backed separatists in
breakaway eastern regions, claims to have reached an arms sale agreement
with the United Arab Emirates.
US arming Kiev would ‘explode’ situation in E.
Ukraine – Russian Foreign Ministry:
If the US were to supply Ukraine with ammunition and weapons, it would
“explode the whole situation” in eastern Ukraine and Russia would be
forced to respond “appropriately,” Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister
Sergey Ryabkov said.
Britain to send military advisers to Ukraine,
announces Cameron: Prime minister
says service personnel to provide infantry training as well as advice on
logistics, medical care and tactical intelligence.
Vladimir Putin : NATO legions are already
fighting in Ukraine: Video - Vladimir
Putin : Meeting with students at the Mining University - January 26,
2015, - St Petersburg - (English subtitles)
Ukraine preparing for 'full-scale war,' says
former envoy to Canada: Ukraine's
deputy foreign minister says he is preparing for "full-scale war"
against Russia and wants Canada to help by supplying lethal weapons and
the training to use them
Abbott says 'there was talk' of sending
Australian troops into Ukraine: The
prime minister has confirmed there were talks about sending troops into
Ukraine to protect the bodies of victims of the MH17 disaster. The
Australian newspaper at the weekend reported Mr Abbott raised the idea
of sending 3500 troops to Iraq to fight Islamic State at a meeting in
Lithuania to reintroduce conscription over
security concerns: Lithuania is to
reintroduce conscription over concerns about "the current geopolitical
environment" in the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite said. Ms
Grybauskaite did not specifically refer to the situation in Ukraine, but
neighbouring states have expressed worries about Russian aggression.
NATO-Russia jet scrambling hysteria: Who is the
real threat?: Op-Ed: It is difficult
to avoid the impression of NATO persistently increasing its military
capabilities in its eastern member states. Allegations of a “Russian
threat” are a convenient pretext for these activities.
20% of Germans want revolution, majority say
democracy 'isn't real' - study:
Twenty percent of Germans believe that their current living conditions
won't be improved by reforms and only a revolution can reshape society.
That's according to a study released by the Free University of Berlin.
Eurozone backs Greece bailout extension:
Eurozone finance ministers announced Tuesday they have approved a list
of reforms submitted by Greece in exchange for a four-month extension to
its international bailout.
Unidentified drones seen flying over Paris
landmarks: At least five unidentified
drones have flown over the Eiffel Tower, the US Embassy and other Paris
landmarks overnight, authorities have said.
Smoking marijuana is 114 times safer than
drinking alcohol – study: In fact,
alcohol was found to be the deadliest drug on an individual level, at
least when it comes to the likelihood of a person dying due to consuming
a lethal dose. Heroin and cocaine were the next most deadly substances,
followed by tobacco, ecstasy, and meth. Trailing up the rear was
February 23, 2015
EU Reeling Between US
By Pepe Escobar
NATO’s strategic imperative remains clear;
force Moscow into a war in Ukraine
to exhaust it economically, prevent a
EU-Russia economic/trade partnership, and
eliminate Russia as a global competitor
to the US.
Three Fronts For Russia:
How Washington Will Fan The Flames Of Chaos In Central Asia
By Ivan Lizan for Odnako
If Ukraine is a fuse of war, then Central Asia is a munitions depot. If
it blows up, half the continent will be hit.
NATO Invents Russian Threats In The Baltic - But
Putin's Next Big Play Is Greece
By Oliver Tickell
Greece’s increasingly warm relationship with Russia is already causing
concern among other EU and NATO countries.
50 Shades of Greece
By Raúl Ilargi Meijer
When it comes to the ongoing Greek question, I see a lot of people
eagerly jump to conclusions, after the ‘debt deal’, that I don’t think
Varoufakis Keeps Greece in the Eurozone, by its
By Mike Whitney
It’s not easy to negotiate with a gun to your head. Nevertheless,
that’s the situation Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis found
himself in on Friday.
Greece — Syriza – Subservience to Neoliberalism
The Killing Plague that Knows No Mercy?
By Peter Koenig
Greece’s debt today stands at 175 % of her economic output. The best –
and only decent and socially as well as economically viable option – is
exiting the Eurozone by her own decision.
Bibi Netanyahu, Ingrate
By Justin Raimondo
His appeal to Israeli anti-Americanism is contemptible.
You Have a Head of State Who Happens to be a
Maniac - Norman Finkelstein on Israel
"We have a leader in Israel, who happens to be a maniac, going all
around the world saying he represents all of world Jewry, so then are
you going to fault people for taking him at his word?"
Paranoia Strikes U.S. Intelligence
By Philip Giraldi
The drive to "do something" pushes the NSC and FBI to take extreme
responses to Charlie Hebdo.
America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out
of 239 Years – Since 1776
The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth.
We Kill Our Revolutionaries
By Chris Hedges
The message sent by the state is clear: It does not fear criminals. It
Whatever Became of Economists and the American
By Paul Craig Roberts
The propaganda is so powerful that people partake of their own
The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per
Household, Per Year
By Paul Buchheit
A particularly outrageous example of a company turning public research
into a patent-protected private monopoly is the sordid tale (here) of
the drug company Gilead Sciences. Continue
Over 60 ISIS Terrorist Killed in Battle with
Peshmerga, Bodies Piled Onto Truck:
Photos taken today showed Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, amassing
the bodies of ISIS militants at their heavily-attacked headquarters in
the village of Sultan Abdullah.
19 people killed in Iraq bombings:
Multiple bombings, including a suicide truck bomb attack on Shiite
militiamen, killed 19 people today in Iraq as police found four bodies
with gunshots wounds in the capital.
New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers
in cages in Iraq: A man with a
microphone bearing the ISIS logo interviews some of the captives, who
say they are Peshmerga soldiers. Most of those interviewed say they are
from Kirkuk. The prisoners, under duress, call on their fellow Peshmerga
soldiers to give up their fight against ISIS.
Iraq's defence minister criticises US about
timing of battle against Isis: Iraq’s
defence minister criticised the US on Sunday for declaring a timeframe
for an offensive to recapture the Islamic State’s northern stronghold of
Mosul, saying military commanders should not show their hand to the
Four killed in twin suicide bombings south of
Damascus: Two simultaneous suicide
attacks killed four people and wounded 13 on Monday in southern Damascus
near a Shiite shrine, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.
US-led strikes in Syria kill 1,600 in five
months: activists: U.S.-led
airstrikes against the ISIS in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people,
mainly jihadis, since they began five months ago, an activist group said
Turkish troops enter Syria to rescue soldiers
guarding tomb: Syrian president
Bashar al-Assad condemns operation to relieve garrison at Suleyman
Shah’s tomb and relocate remains as ‘flagrant aggression’
Turkey informed ISIS of plan to evacuate tomb,
soldiers: official source: The
Turkish military announced on Sunday the tomb was successfully relocated
and the soldiers safely brought home. They said no clashes took place
during the operation but one soldier was injured in an accident.
Hadi to form new government, declare Aden as
capital of Yemen: sources: One day
after his reported escape from house arrest in Sana’a, Yemen’s Abd
Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is taking steps to form a new interim government to
run the country’s affairs from the southern city of Aden, which he will
soon declare as the new capital of Yemen, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat
Gazans flee floods caused by Israel's dams
opening: At least 80 Palestinian
homes have been flooded after water levels in the Gaza Valley (Wadi
Gaza) rose to almost three meters, forcing families to evacuate after
Israeli authorities opened several dams.
Israeli electric company begins West Bank power
cuts over debt: Israeli power cuts
would do more damage to a Palestinian economy already hit by Israel's
withholding of the monthly transfer of more than $100 million in tax
revenues that it collects on behalf of the PA.
Israeli intel cooperated with U.S. and Britain to
surveil Iran leaders, new Snowden leak reveals:
The document also discusses U.S.-British cyber successes against
Tehran’s nuclear program.
Lebanon receives 30 tanks, 12 howitzers from
Jordan: The Lebanese Army has
received a shipment of 30 tanks and 12 howitzers from Jordan, media
reported Monday, as Interior Minister Nouhad announced that the country
would soon receive the first batch of weapons financed through a $1
billion Saudi grant.
Young girl suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria;
- A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and seven others
in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan
conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist
group Boko Haram.
Obama: Libya a security threat to the US:
President Barack Obama sent a formal letter to Congress on Monday
extending a national emergency for Libya for a year because of the
conflict over power and access to the country's resources.
Embattled Libyan government loses grip as Haftar
expands power: Growing frustration
over the reality of life in eastern Libya, which contrasts with the
promises of politicians, is feeding support for a former army general,
Khalifa Haftar, who has set himself up as a warrior against militancy
and who some also see as their saviour.
Libya Accuses US of Trying to Put Muslim
Brotherhood in Power: Libyan
temporary prime minister accuses UN envoy, with US and UK backing, of
trying to integrate Brotherhood as civil war rages.
Libya parliament suspends participation in UN
talks: Libya's internationally
recognised parliament on Monday suspended its participation in
UN-brokered talks on the future of the war-wracked North African state,
Islamic State militants claim attacks on Iranian
ambassador's residence in Libya:
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind
Sunday's twin bomb attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in
the Libyan capital and a rocket strike on the eastern Labraq airport.
45 Militants, 4 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Fresh
Military Operations: The Ministry of
Defense said in a statement on Monday that four Army soldiers were
killed in separate Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) explosions while
on duty, Khaama Press reported.
For Marine who urinated on dead Taliban, a hero’s
burial at Arlington: More than two
years later — long after the rest of the country had moved on to other
scandals — Richards, 28, died at home and alone from an accidental
Ukraine: Kharkov blast death toll rises to 3:
A blast hits national unity march in Kharkov, Ukraine’s second largest
city. The death toll from the blast that hit Sunday a national unity
march in Kharkov, in northeastern Ukraine, has risen to three, local
Ukraine Struggles To Identify Dead Soldiers,
Thousands Of Troops Missing: Roughly
1,500 Ukrainian soliders have been reported missing in action and
military leaders are urging family members to help them identify the
bodies of those killed
McCain: ‘I’m ashamed of my country’:
“I believe that the German chancellor and the president of France
legitimized for the first time in 70 years the dismemberment of a
country in Europe. It's shameful,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the
Nation.” “Vladimir Putin has not paid any price. Even the ceasefire was
Poverty in Germany ‘at Record High’:
Poverty in Germany is at its highest since the reunification of the
country in 1990, with 12.5 million residents now classified as ‘poor’,
according to a study by a German welfare organisation.
Cash for access’ sting: Ex-foreign secretaries
Straw and Rifkind suspended, deny wrongdoing:
Two of Britain’s former foreign secretarie have denied breaking any
rules after they were secretly filmed offering their services to private
companies in return for cash. Both men have been suspended.
Bribes and Prejudice: Op-Ed:
Contrary to popular belief, the best place to start
looking for corrupt crony capitalism is not the developing world but
London, says Solomon Hughes
The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage:
Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare
insights into the interactions between spies.
Watch As Florida Police Tase Elderly Man With His
Hands Up: A shocking video uploaded
to YouTube on Sunday shows an elderly gentleman with his hands up,
posing no risk or threat to the officers, get tased in front of
February 21, 2015
Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine
By Robert Parry
Washington fumes only about “Russian aggression” — much as a half
century ago, the Tonkin Gulf talk was all about “North Vietnamese
West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes
By Finian Cunningham
Where are the Western warnings of sanctions against the Kiev killers?
There are none because the West is fully complicit in war crimes.
Evil Assad, Evil Gaddafi, Now Evil Putin:
How the West Sells War (and Makes a Killing)
By Ghada Chehade
it is important to look at the economic actors/interests that benefit
from conflict and regime change in the Ukraine.
US “Easing Into” War with Syria Using ISIS
By Tony Cartalucci
As early as June of last year, it was reported that ISIS would be used
as a means to incrementally draw in US forces in preparation for a
direct military intervention aimed at Damascus itself.
How To Defeat Perverted And Violent Islamic
By Alan Hart
Western leaders, starting with President Barack Obama, must open their
minds to the fact that consequences have causes.
Syriza Capitulates To The EU
By Robert Stevens
Broad sections of the Greek working class will see the agreement for
what it is: a cynical and cowardly act of political treachery.
Greece: The Way Forward
By James K. Galbraith
So far, the Greek achievement consists of stating raw truths in rooms
full of self-serving illusions.
How The CIA Gets Away With It: Our Democracy Is
Their Real Enemy
By Scott Horton
The inside, untold story of CIA's efforts to mislead Congress -- and the
people -- about torture will horrify you.
Syrian army and allies killed 48 in Aleppo
offensive: A pro-rebel monitoring
group said on Saturday Syrian government forces and allied militants
killed 48 fighters and family members during last week's offensive
against opposition-held areas in Aleppo province, but the army denied
6 killed in fresh mortar attack in Syria's Aleppo:
At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded on Saturday by a
fresh mortar attack against government-controlled districts of the
country's northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.
Blast kills 4 in Assad hometown: activists:
A powerful blast killed four people Saturday in Qardaha, the hometown of
the Assad family, an activist group said, adding that the origin of the
explosion was unknown.
Turkey moves military into Syria:
Turkey may be in the process of moving military vehicles into Syria in
an attempt to guard the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, a sovereign Turkish
exclave located in the Syrian state of Aleppo.
ISIS claims to seize weapons cache in Iraq:
An online video purported to show Islamic extremists seizing armored
vehicles and dozens of weapons from Iraq's military north of Baghdad.
Russia confirms delivering Iraq with
surface-to-air missile system: The
value of the contract between the Russian company and the Iraqi Ministry
of Defense reached $ 4 billion, under which Iraq gets 48 missile
Exclusive: Pentagon Doubts Its Own ISIS War Plan:
Less than 24 hours after U.S. military officials publicly detailed their
plans for a spring offensive on ISIS-held Mosul, Iraq’s second largest
city, many within the Pentagon privately questioned whether that
timetable was plausible. They said that they were dubious that their
partners in the Iraqi military—would be capable of conducting such a
US kills three in southern Yemen: Witnesses:
A US drone struck a vehicle in the city of al-Houta in the southern
province of Shabwah, killing the car's three passengers, allegedly
militants, eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency.
Yemen crisis: Former president Hadi flees capital:
Yemen's ex-president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has fled the capital, Sanaa,
weeks after he was put under house arrest by Houthi rebels who forced
him to resign. After arriving in the southern city of Aden, he denounced
all actions taken by the Houthis since they assumed power as "null and
Exclusive: UNIFIL suspects Israel deliberately
killed peacekeeper: The deadly
incident has left some UNIFIL officers convinced that Israel
deliberately targeted one of their positions to “punish” the
peacekeepers for not taking greater action against Hezbollah’s
activities in the southern border district.
Netanyahu’s New Campaign Ad: If Israel Listened
To The United States, It Wouldn’t Exist:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned his row with the
White House into part of his campaign, releasing a new video Saturday
night which argued that if Israel’s first prime minister had listened to
the United States, the State of Israel might not exist.