Isis an Hour Away from Baghdad
With no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
By Patrick Cockburn
The Iraqi army, plagued by corruption, absenteeism and supply failures,
has little chance against Islamist fanatics using suicide bombings and
fluid tactics. And US air strikes are making little difference.
291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’
Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre
By Franklin Lamb
When the Syrian army would try to enter Adra the Jihadists would throw
women and children from the 20,000 people it captured off the top floors
in front of the army.
Look around, ISIS's Acolytes Are Just Apprentices
WARNING: This story contains graphic content
By Neil Macdonald
Compared to the acts committed by Kabila's military and the rebels
fighting it, and the interventions by neighbouring Rwanda, the 20,000 or
so fighters of ISIS are tenderfoot apprentices in the atrocity business.
The Imperial Game Continues
Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was
By Nicolas J.S. Davies
The contrived nature of the narrative presented by U.S. officials was
evident from the outset if one cared to look behind the propaganda
Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS
and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria
U.S. Allies Support the Terrorists We’re Supposedly “Fighting”
A German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that
Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria:
By George Monbiot
Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its
people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course?
Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone
By Coleen Rowley
How is it that even members of peace groups have now come to support US
Hillary Clinton Admits Role in Honduran Coup
By Mark Weisbrot
Clinton’s embrace of far-right narrative on Latin America is part of
More Than 230 Killed in Syria Since U.S.-Led
At least 233 people have died in Syria since the
start of airstrikes launched by the U.S.-led international coalition
against positions of the Islamic State (IS), the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights (SOHR). : This figure includes at least 60 members of al-
Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
White House says OK to kill Syrian civilians
: Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, The
White House has acknowledged for the first time that standards President
Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone
strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.
US Strikes In Syria Blow Up Grain Silos and Kill
Civilians: The war monitoring
organization claims that the military strikes hit grain silos, killing
civilian workers who help distribute food to the Syrian population
struggling to survive under difficult conditions.
America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian
Airstrikes: The White House says it
wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the
U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs.
Despite US-led airstrikes, Islamic State closing
in on Kurdish area of Syria: Islamic
State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery
shells, advancing within three miles (five kilometers) of the Kurdish
frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights and Nawaf Khalil, a Kurdish official.
Kurds advance, U.K. joins fray in Syria:
Iraqi Kurdish troops drove ISIS fighters from a strategic border
crossing with Syria Tuesday and won the support of members of a major
Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began
bombing the Islamists.
Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS
and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria: A
German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that
Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria:
An Aid Worker Tweeted the Location of an ISIS
Camp. Now They're Hunting for Him.:
After a Swiss humanitarian broadcasts the location of an Islamic State
bunker, the group's followers say they're "coming for Mr. Aid Worker."
British hostage in new ISIS video panning Obama
strategy: Cantlie slams Obama’s
tactics of using airstrikes and coalition plans to use Iraqi troops,
Kurdish Peshmerga and Syrian rebels to fight the IS. The journalist
delivered a response to Obama's recent speech on the 13th anniversary of
the 9/11 attacks, which he described as “prideful chest banging.”
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
Wave of attacks in Shi'ite parts
of Baghdad kill 35: It was one of the
most violent days the capital has witnessed since U.S.-led forces began
bombing Islamic State insurgents in Iraq last month.
Iraq air strikes 'halt IS advance':
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes,
appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a town
west of Baghdad.
Iraqi Pilots Mistakenly Drop Food, Ammo to
Militants: The Iraqi Air Force
mistakenly dropped food, water and ammunition to militants from the
Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS), thinking they were their own
soldiers, US television NBC reported Tuesday.
We Cannot Bomb Islamic State into Obscurity: US
Military: The US military cannot bomb
the Islamic State group into "obscurity," it cautioned on Tuesday,
appealing for patience in its escalating attempts to defeat the
jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
By hyping ISIL threat, US is falling into group’s
trap: Expanded military campaigns in
Iraq and Syria will strengthen ISIL’s position domestically and abroad
New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait:
The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based
out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises
in the region, according to Corps officials.
ICC already has authority to investigate Israel
for war crimes, legal group says: The
National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with several other prominent legal
groups, is urging the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
(ICC) to “initiate her own investigation” into “crimes committed and
ongoing during and immediately before Israel’s Operation Protective Edge
7,000 people call for removal of BBC journalist
from reporting on Palestine: The
demand followed an article published on the BBC website, in which the
Head of Statistics, Anthony Reuben, misused Palestinian casualty figures
in an attempt to back up Israel’s claims that it had not targeted
civilians during its July/August assault on Gaza.
Israeli squatters take over 25 homes in
E.Jerusalem: residents Israeli
settlers forcefully took over 25 apartments in Arab east Jerusalem
Tuesday, residents and Palestinian leaders said, with the new occupants
claiming they had legitimately bought the properties.
15 killed in Afghanistan:
Suicide bombing in Kabul killed four members of the security forces and
three civilian passers-by, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said
on Monday.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujadid said the bomber was
targeting Afghan and foreign forces
Blast kills 6 Afghan troops:
The Afghan Defence ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said the
soldiers were martyred in the past 24 hours following improvised
explosive device (IED) attack.
NATO airstrike in Khost, Afghanistan, leaves 4
civilians dead: four people believed
to be civilians were killed in a drone strike in Ali Sher district of
Khost province, the governor's spokesman said. Mubarez Mohammad added
the four people were traveling in a car when they came under attack.
The occupation continues:
Afghanistan Signs Pact to Keep U.S. Troops:
The accord with the U.S. provides ground rules for a continued presence,
including immunity from local prosecution for American troops.
Afghans in north threaten rebellion if
power-sharing deal fails: Afghans in
a strategically important province north of the capital have threatened
to rebel if the country’s new president does not respect an agreement to
share power with their chosen leader, Abdullah Abdullah.
Afghanistan : CIA-Backed Warlord Behind Massacre
of 2,000 POWs Sworn-In as VP: Dostum
is one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords, once described by Ghani
himself as a "known killer."
rise to the vice presidency comes despite his involvement in a 2001
massacre that killed up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners of war.
In case you missed it:
Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death:
Video - The film has been broadcast on national television in countries
all over the world and has been screened by the European parliament.
Human rights lawyers are calling for investigation into whether U.S.
forces are guilty of war crimes. But no U.S. media outlet has broadcast
Massive protests light up Hong Kong skyline
(PHOTOS): Hong Kong is witnessing one
of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of
people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as
#OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.
Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, flood
streets: Tens of thousands of
pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on
Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of
what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese
Violence erupts near toppled Lenin statue in
Kharkov, Ukraine (VIDEOS): Tensions
remain high around the toppled Lenin monument in Kharkov, Ukraine, where
overnight skirmishes saw a group of radical youths attack demonstrators
protesting the demolition of the statue.
"Russia Could Ditch Dollar In 2-3 Years";
"Two to three years is enough, not only to launch [settlements in
rubles], but also to complete these mechanisms," says Andrey Kostin,
head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, noting that the possibility of
the US and EU widening sanctions to exclude Russia from the SWIFT global
money transfer system would become “a point of no return” making any
further dialog impossible.
How Sweden cares for its elderly population:
The country takes a very different approach, with care packages based
around what is requested by individuals.
Argentina deposits debt payment in "defiance" of
US ruling: Argentina has deposited
$161m (£99m) in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion
Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings. The country
had previously kept its funds with US-controlled Bank of New York
Vulture(fund)s Reloaded: Madeleine Albright Comes
on the Scene: Albright is a
representative archetype of North American imperialism in her disrespect
for international rule of law, and in the genocidal racism that informed
her political career, from her domestic to her foreign policies.
Human Activity Killing the Planet's
Life-Supporting Systems: World
Wildlife Fund state of the planet report reveals alarming and avoidable
First Ebola case diagnosed in the US:
The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been
confirmed in Dallas, Texas. The man is thought to have contracted the
virus in Liberia before travelling to the US nearly two weeks ago.
Armed man ‘slipped past agents, rode in elevator
with Obama’: An armed man who has
been convicted of assault and battery three times was somehow able to
slip past the Secret Service and ride in an elevator with President
Barack Obama earlier this month, several media reports have said.
White High School Dropouts Have More Wealth Than
Black And Hispanic College Graduates:
White families are much wealthier than black and hispanic families at
every education level. More than that, all white families, even those at
the lowest education level, have a higher median wealth than all black
and hispanic families, even those at the highest education level.
September 29, 2014
Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat To Justify
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain
As always with these government/media propaganda campaigns, the truth
emerges only when it’s impotent.
Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is
By Ivan Eland
The United States needs to find some self-defense rationale to attack
Syria. Yet no one is alleging that IS is about ready to attack the
Why Don’t We Negotiate With Isis
By Robert Fisk
Why don’t we do it and save some lives?
Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force
By Chris Hedges
War, like much of modern bureaucracy, has become an impersonal and
unquestioned mechanism to perpetuate American power.
Terror Trap: ISIS Insanity
By William A. Cohn
Perpetual war can never bring peace or security, only insanity.
The Threat of War and the Russian Response
How to Lead a Coalition and Avoid a
By Sergey Glazyev
The U.S. is essentially provoking an international conflict to salvage
its geopolitical, financial, and economic authority.
Interview with Deputy Defense Minister of Russia
- Dmitry Rogozin
This interview is important because it shows what Russia is really doing
while keeping up the pretense of "partnership" with the AngloZionist
US Global Power in the 21st Century
Military or Economic Imperialism?
By By James Petras
Despite costly and failed imperial wars in the Middle East, despite a
decade of military retreat in Latin America, economic imperialism is
advancing via the electoral route.
Stunning Op-Ed in NYT
How Israel Silences Dissent
I suspect this article will spawn pushback, because it's not what the
Israeli government or its proxies and representatives want the American
public to see.
Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support
Palestinian Human Rights
By Alison Weir
Many Americans who are finally learning such facts are beginning to
suspect that Israel is not morally equivalent to Hamas. It is inferior.
88 Senators Urge Kerry to Shield Israel from Any
Accountability at the UN
With 88 signers, that just leaves 12 who did not attach their name to
Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern
Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah says Palestinians need to be
able to rebuild independently of the neoliberal government in Ramallah.
Is Dissolving the Palestinian Authority an
Essential Next Step?
By Alan Hart
The Obama administration or those who write its scripts must think that
all of us who support the Palestinian claim for justice are stupid.
( Bad ) Karma Amerikana
By Philip Farruggio
My fellow suckers, saps and lollipops, keep focusing on those sneaky
Mexicans who are here to bleed us dry. Keep focusing on the gays who are
subverting our morality or the minorities who are getting over on us all
with those entitlements.
143 people killed in fight against IS in Iraq:
A total of 143 people were killed on Sunday in the ongoing clashes
between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including the
Islamic State (IS), an al- Qaida offshoot, in Iraq, security sources
US/Syria: Investigate Possible Unlawful US
Strikes: HRW: – Apparent US missile
strikes on Idlib in Syria that killed at least seven civilians should be
investigated for possible violations of the laws of war.
Isis 'just one mile from Baghdad'
: Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile
away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering
their ranks in Syria.
Lines blur for US troops in fight against ISIS:
Obama plans to send more than 1,600 troops to Iraq as “advisers” to the
military, and all of them could find themselves in harm's way.
Poll: 70% of US troops say no boots on ground in
Iraq: Seven out of 10, active-duty
respondents to this year's Military Times Poll oppose the idea of
sending substantial U.S. ground forces back into Iraq to battle the
Islamic State militants and their allies
Australian cabinet to sign off on military action
in Iraq within days, Julie Bishop says:
Foreign minister also says Australia would be prepared to consider a
separate request for military engagement in Syria
US-led jets bomb grain silos in
Syria, 'civilians killed': US-led
coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of
northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians
while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization
monitoring war in Syria.
Manufacturing Consent For US
Barack Obama says Syria is 'ground zero for
jihadists around the world':
President Barack Obama has said that US intelligence agencies
underestimated Islamic State (Isis) activity inside Syria, which has
become “ground zero” for jihadist terrorists worldwide, while
overestimating the ability of the Iraqi army to fight such militant
A Turkish land operation in Iraq and Syria?;
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is having a Cabinet meeting
today, Sept. 30, to discuss the latest situation on the borders with
Iraq and Syria: The chief of the Turkish General Staff, is expected to
give a detailed briefing to ministers. Turkish tanks and artillery have
started to take upgraded positions, especially along the Syrian border
Syrian Minister: Iran, Russia Could Join US-led
Coalition; In an exclusive interview
with Rudaw, he added that his government welcomed the air raids by US
and allied jets. “We support any international effort to destroy
terrorist groups such as the IS and (al-Qaeda’s) al-Nusrah Front,” he
Fact or fiction?
Russia threatens to retaliate against U.S.
military: Warns airspace over Syria
under protection of Moscow. Russia has delivered a behind-the-scenes
threat to retaliate if airstrikes carried out by the U.S. or its allies
target the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Middle Eastern
security officials told WND.
How John McCain Wound Up Canoodling With Terrorists:
Analysis - Did Senator John McCain, a leading advocate of arming Syria’s
Islamist revolutionaries, meet with members or allies of the Islamic
State in al-Sham [the Levant] (ISIS) during his trip to Syria on May 27
of last year?
Militants kill 20 in two separate Yemen attacks
: A suicide bomber linked to al Qaeda drove a car
laden with explosives into a hospital used as a base by Yemen's Shi'ite
Muslim Houthi movement on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, and five
more died in an ambush in the south of the country.
Moscow Recommends Russian Citizens to Leave Yemen
Due to Security Reasons: Russian
Foreign Ministry on Monday recommended the country’s citizens to
immediately leave Yemen and avoid travelling there amid security
US condemns Abbas's UN speech as 'provocative':
Netanyahu aides also denounce allegations by PA leader, term statements
as 'speech of incitement filled with lies', after Abbas called recent
bout of fighting in Gaza 'a series of absolute war crimes'.
Pro-Palestine protesters again thwart Israeli
cargo ship in Oakland: New picketing
effort at Port of Oakland prevents Israeli-owned cargo ship from
unloading after similar incident last month
40 Boko Haram insurgents, 11 soldiers killed in
fierce encounters: Shedding light on
the latest confrontations, a military source said splinter cells of the
sect resorted to carrying out snap attacks on communities in the state.
Clashes in southern Libya killed at least two
people on Sunday: "Violent clashes
are under way in Sabha between the Awlad Suleiman tribe and the Gaddadfa"
tribe of dictator Moamer Kadhafi who was toppled and killed in 2011,
Sheikh Mohammed Issa al-Mubasher said.
70 Egyptian lorry drivers held hostage in Libya:
The militants are demanding the release of Mohammed Salama, held in
Egypt for smuggling arms and ammunition across the Libyan border
Libya's parliament holds crisis talks with rival
assembly: - Libya's elected
parliament held U.N.-brokered talks with foes tied to a rival assembly
on Monday calling for a ceasefire by armed factions and more dialogue to
end a confrontation driving the OPEC member state close to civil war.
23 militants, 7 civilians killed:
At least 23 militants and seven civilians have been killed in northwest
Pakistan in attacks on rebel hideouts, a checkpoint clash and a
motorcycle bombing, officials said on Sunday.
US kills four people in South Waziristan:
At least four suspected militants, including two foreigners,
were killed in a US predator strike in South Waziristan Agency, while in
neighbouring North Waziristan, where Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been
ongoing since mid-June, over two dozen suspected terrorists were killed
in fresh air strikes on Sunday.
15 killed and dozens injured as Taliban carry out two suicide
bomb attacks: Within minutes of Ghani
taking the presidential oath, two bomb attacks left 15 people dead - the
first at Kabul airport killing seven, before a second attack in Paktia
province killed eight.
The occupation continues:
U.S. to keep
10,000 troops in Afghanistan: A top
aide to President Obama said Monday that the United States and
Afghanistan will sign an agreement Tuesday allowing some 10,000 U.S.
troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat operations end at the close
of this year.
Hong Kong democracy protesters defy calls to
disperse: Video report: Pro-democracy
protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday,
defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision
to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.
Stunning Drone Clip Reveals Massive Size Of Hong
Kong Protest: "far from a small
protest by a limited number of outspoken citizens, the video shows just
how large the movement to preserve Hong Kong's democratic elections has
China censors images of Hong Kong protests in TV
broadcasts to mainland: While
television sets in Hong Kong blaze with images of the pro-democracy
protests that have paralysed the central business district since Sunday,
citizens in mainland China have been getting a very different story:
that a few thousand people gathered in a local park to celebrate the
Hong Kong: The Umbrella Revolution:
: Through tear gas and the sweltering sun, umbrellas have been an
indispensable tool for Occupy Central protesters in the streets --
becoming a new symbol of protest for a more democratic Hong Kong.
13 Killed in Ukraine Fighting:
National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said
rebels had killed nine soldiers over the last 24 hours, including
paratroopers travelling in an armoured vehicle. Three civilians were
killed in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, and another local person
died in Makiyivka, a city just northwest of Donetsk, when a shell hit a
Russia's Lavrov says time has come to upgrade
nuclear, conventional arms: "I don’t
think we are on the verge of a new arms race. At least, Russia
definitely won't be part of it. In our case, it's just that the time has
come for us to modernize our nuclear and conventional arsenals," Lavrov
said, according to a transcript of an interview with Russia Today
television published on its website.
East Mississippi prison called 'barbaric':
East Mississippi Correctional Facility, which houses many suffering from
mental illness, is a "barbaric" private prison where inmates are beaten,
exploited and mistreated by gangs and others, according to litigation
US Government employees and politicians get special status from
TSA: Government employees and
politicians get preferential treatment from the Transportation Security
Administration simply for being government employees and politicians.
Pittsburgh cops Tased man while he was praying
for his dead son in ER: lawsuit:
“Watch the video,” his attorney, Joel Sassone, was quoted as saying.
“Not only was the child not being treated, the child was dead.”
September 28, 2014
A Basket of Snakes
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Had it not been for Assad, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia, the network of
death Obama, rightly excoriated from that U.N. podium, might by now be
establishing its caliphate, not in Raqqa but Damascus.
International Committee of the Red Cross:
U.S. Airstrikes Making a Bad Humanitarian Situation Worse
By Matt Carr
it’s only going to get more brutal from here on in.
This Useless War
As Bad As A Crime, A Blunder
By Eric Margolis
Iran’s president put it perfectly when he called America’s new
Syria-Iraq a “blunder,” adding “certain intelligence agencies have put
blades in the hands of madmen, who now spare no one.”
The AngloZionist Empire is at War with Russia
By The Saker
Russia is now officially in the crosshairs of the AngloZionist Empire
which includes not only 3 nuclear countries (US, UK, FR) but also the
most powerful military force (US+NATO) and the world's biggest economies
Washington’s Secret Agendas
By Paul Craig Roberts
Secret agendas have prevailed for so long that the American people
themselves are now corrupted. As the saying goes, “a fish rots from the
Q&A with Journalist John Pilger
‘What the US Did to Cambodia Was an Epic Crime’
By Daniel Pye
John Pilger spoke about covering the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge, Henry
Kissinger’s recent comments downplaying the US bombing of Cambodia and
new plans to send Australian refugees to the Kingdom.
Watchlists and the Fourth Amendment
Ray McGovern Triumphs Over State Department
By Peter Van Buren
Ray McGovern is not the kind of guy to be stopped and frisked based
State Department retaliation for exercising his First Amendment rights
in Post-Constitution America. He sued, and won.
Cradle to Grave
Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors
By Sarita Gupta
At the end of the day, it’s becoming increasingly impossible to age
securely in America without incredible wealth.
Taliban attack Afghanistan’s Dur Baba, 50 killed:
Taliban insurgents Sunday attacked Dur Baba district of eastern
Nangarhar province of Afghanistan clashing with Afghan National Security
Forces (ANSF), local officials said
32 Pakistani And Afghan’ Militants Killed By
Afghan Army Commando Forces:
According to another report, in a similar operation launched by commando
forces in relevant areas of Aab Band district of the province, five
insurgents including three Pakistani nationals lost their lives.
14 killed before Afghan inauguration:
A policeman working with the Taliban killed five of his colleagues in an
outpost in the western province of Farah, police said.
Investigate Possible Unlawful US Strikes: Human
Rights Watch : Apparent US missile
strikes on Idlib in Syria that killed at least seven civilians should be
investigated for possible violations of the laws of war.
Syrian Foreign Minister: US to Conduct Airstrikes
Against IS for 3 Years: "They [the
United States and its allies] said they will strike for three years.
They informed us but this doesn't mean they have our acceptance,''
CIA-vetted Syrian rebels battling Islamic State
say airstrikes haven’t helped: Rebel
commanders are deeply upset that the coalition bombing runs targeted the
Islamic State and positions of the Nusra Front, an al Qaida affiliate
that is considered a rebel ally, but not the government of President
Bashar Assad, which they accuse of collaborating with the Islamic State.
Is Credible Vetting of the Syrian Opposition for
Human Rights Abuses Possible? :
Analysis - Federal statute prohibits the Pentagon and State Department
from providing assistance, including training, to units of foreign
security forces if there is credible information that the unit has
committed a gross violation of human rights.
New recruits join Islamic State in Syria's
Aleppo: monitor: More than 200
fighters have joined Islamic State in Syria's northern Aleppo province
since U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States would strike
the militant group in Syria, a monitoring group said on Friday.
US-led air strikes on militant group's makeshift
oil refineries 'not a real target', monitoring group says:
"These so-called refineries are not a real target and they do not weaken
the Islamic State as they do not have any financial value for them,"
Rami Abdelrahman of the Observatory told Reuters. "They are composed of
trucks with equipment to separate diesel and petrol used by civilians."
Is ISIS Using Alibaba To Buy Mobile Refineries
From Turkey?: It all started with a
Pentagon tweet showing a before and after picture of a "modular oil
refinery" used by ISIS
Turkey changes posture after hostage release,
calls for Syria no fly zone: “A
no-fly zone must be declared and this no fly-zone must be secured,”
Erdogan said, adding that he had discussed the issue with President
Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Erdogan says Turkish troops could be used in
Syria: - Turkish troops could be used
to help set up a secure zone in Syria, if there was an international
agreement to establish such a haven for refugees fleeing Islamic State
fighters, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published on
Manipulating Public Opinion:
Boehner: US May Have 'No Choice' But To Send
Troops To Defeat ISIL: "If the goal
is to destroy ISIS, as the president says it is, I don't believe the
strategy that he outlined will accomplish that," the Speaker said on
ABC's "This Week." "At the end of the day, I think it's gonna take more
than air strikes to drive them outta there. At some point somebody's
boots have to be on the ground."
Poll: 72% Believe U.S. Will Use American Combat
Troops Against ISIS: More than seven
in 10 Americans say the United States will end up using its own combat
troops against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, despite President
Barack Obama’s assertion that U.S. combat troops won’t be on the ground
British jets deployed on 1st Iraq anti-ISIS
mission: Armed British RAF jets have
been deployed on their first mission in Iraq since UK lawmakers voted to
authorize military strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) targets
in the country.
Al-Qaeda vows retaliation against West for IS
strikes: The al-Nusra Front,
al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise, has threatened reprisals against nations
participating in air strikes against the Islamic State group, denouncing
them as "a war against Islam."
Iraq: 25 militants killed in Dhuluiya in an air
strike : A source in Samarra
Operations Command confirmed in a press statement that "Samarra
Operations Command, in coordination with the air force, was able to
destroy two houses harboring more / 25 / terrorists in the Dhuluiya
Dozens killed in Iraqi air force's friendly fire:
An Iraqi warplane pounded a military position by mistake near the town
of Ouja, just 10 km south of the provincial capital city of Tikrit,
leaving eight Shiite militiamen killed and 13 others wounded, a
provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Iraq: 21 refugees, mostly women and children,
killed : 21 people were killed due to
bombing a mosque in the district of Baiji, north of Tikrit, harboring
Islamic State executes six police, north of
Tikrit : A source told the reporter
of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that terrorist organization
(IS) executed / 6 / police recruits, including two officers, in the
district of Shirqat north of Tikrit.
Iran says it will strike if Islamic State nears
border: Military commander warns of
attacks ‘deep into Iraqi territory’ unless militants keep their
distance, as coalition strikes Syria
Yemen car bomb targets Houthi base, dozens of
casualties - sources: A car bomb
exploded at a hospital used as a base by Yemen's Shi'ite Muslim Houthi
movement on Sunday, killing or wounding dozens of people, tribal and
local sources said.
US kills 2 people in Yemen:
Sources also claimed that three young children, said to be brothers,
have been injured as a result of the strike. The brothers were
reportedly wounded while in the vicinity of their homes, close to the
location of the strike.
Al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen say fire
rocket towards U.S. embassy: An al
Qaeda splinter group said it launched a rocket towards the U.S. embassy
in Sanaa on Saturday, wounding several guards, to retaliate for a
purported U.S. drone strike in a northern province of Yemen the day
Egypt says killed 26 Sinai militants over last
week: The crackdown targeted
suspected militant hideouts in the northeastern provinces of North
Sinai, Ismailia and Port Said as well as the Nile Delta province of
Daqahliya, military spokesman Mohamed Samir said in a Facebook
Fresh violence rocks Libya as al-Thinni's
government sworn in: At least one
person was killed and two others were injured in clashes between
Islamist militiamen and gunmen in Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, a
medical source said.
Hong Kong: Tear gas and clashes at democracy
protest;' Hong Kong police have used
tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the
government complex, after a week of escalating tensions.
3 killed as Kurdish militants claim deadly ambush
in Turkey's southeast: Three Turkish
police were killed after an ambush in Turkey's overwhelmingly Kurdish
southeast, in an attack claimed Saturday by armed Kurdish militants
despite a one-and-a-half-year ceasefire.
Lavrov: Washington rejects UN principle that all
states are equal: According to the
minister the “policy of ultimatums, the philosophy of superiority and
domination” run counter to the needs of the 21st century, including the
formation of a “polycentric and democratic world order”.
Canada Warns its Citizens Not to Take Cash to USA:
The Canadian government has had to warn its citizens not to carry cash
to the USA because the USA does not presume innocence but guilt when it
comes to money. Over $2.5 billion has been confiscated from Canadians
traveling to the USA funding the police who grab it.
Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a
Culture Clash: A confidential report
and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of
Wall Street’s top regulator—and its history of deference to banks.
September 27, 2014
They Are At it Again
Syria, the Latest Crusade
By Andre Vltchek
The Kafkaesque destruction of the region by Western lunatics continues.
Obama's Deals With The Saudis And Al-Nusra
By Moon Of Alabama
Exposing the backdoor dealings that the US conducted with Saudi Arabia.
By Shamus Cooke
Obama himself finally admitted in his U.N. speech that targeting the
Syrian government was at least half of his intention by funding the
Will American Ground Troops Be Sent to Fight
By Sheldon Richman
Obama tips his hand about who will bear the burden when he rhapsodizes
about American exceptionalism.
Cameron Plays Tony Blair
UK Prepares For Another War In Iraq
By Patrick Cockburn
What Cameron is in practice proposing is a recipe for a continuing war
and it is this that will make it impossible to defeat the jihadi
militants, for Isis is the child of war.
Hey Look: We’re At War Against Evil Again
By Matt Carr
Western governments have attempted to transform war into a pervasive but
acceptable media spectacle, humming pleasantly in the background of our
lives like a fishtank in an office.
George Galloway's Statement in UK Parliament on
George Galloway gave a speeche in today's parliamentary debate
considering the whether the UK should take action against the Islamic
State in Iraq, as MPs tried to shout down the Respect MP.
ISIS and Islam: The Ugly Truth
By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
ISIS has created not only due to militarization by US army nor
recruitment by CIA but primarily because of misinterpreted scripture and
Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War
Is the Only Alternative?
By Paul Craig Roberts
It is possible that Russia, China, and the rest of the world will be
saved by American economic collapse. The US economy is a house of cards.
Housing, Fair Wages, Water, Food, Schools — Ya’
Gotta Bomb them First!
By Paul Kirk
Looking at the hardware and software of the killers, Murder Inc., really
sets out what we are up against.
The Zombie Culture
By Butler Shaffer
Our culture has become dominated by reptilian-brained humanoids who
Abbas: Vows to Pursue Israeli Leaders For War
Video and Transcript.
"We will not forget and we will not forgive, and we will not allow war
criminals to escape punishment,"
Is There a Plan to Force Palestinians Into Sinai?
By Jonathan Cook
Abbas denies mounting claims that Egypt has offered territory for a
Palestinian state. Should we believe him?
Over 100 people killed as Taleban storm Afghan
district?: Hundreds of Taleban
fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far
from the capital, killing dozens of people in five days of fighting and
the insurgents could capture the area, officials said on Friday
Taliban behead 15 civilians including women,
children in Ghazni: Provincial
governor spokesman, Shafiq Nang said the victims were family members of
the Afghan National Police (ANP) and Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces.
In the meantime, provincial security chief, Asadullah Insafi said
Taliban militants have torched over 60 houses following the attack in
Taliban seize strategic Afghan
district in Ghazni province: Fighting
is continuing as security forces try to regain the district but
officials fear surrounding districts are now vulnerable to attack.
Syrian troops kill 24 Al Qaeda militants;
The Syrian troops had thwarted a wide-scale offensive by the Nusra Front
militants in the towns of Jubbeh and Esal al-Wared in the al-Qalamoun
region in the northern countryside of the capital Damascus, Xinhua
IS battles for Syrian border town:
Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane,
where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign
Obama-armed Syrian rebels say: Airstrikes on
Islamic State ‘attack on the revolution’:
A Syrian rebel group that received U.S. missiles and training issued a
statement Tuesday denouncing the Obama administration’s airstrikes on
the Islamic State group.
Turkey's Erdogan Calls for No-Fly Zone in Syria:
Turkey is eager to re-focus the world's attention on removing Syrian
President Bashar Assad's regime from power as well as fighting the
Islamic State militants who are battling Kurdish forces just over the
border in Syria, triggering a refugee influx into Turkey.
Ground force needed, chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff says: A ground force is
needed, he said, but it doesn’t have to be an American ground force. The
chairman emphasized that Iraqi, Kurdish and Syrian forces are best to
take on ISIL on the ground.
US military chief: 15,000 ground troops need to
destroy ISIS: As the massive US-led
air campaign plows ahead, the nation’s top military chief says it will
take 15,000 ground troops to wipe out ISIS in Syria.
British MPs support UK air strikes against IS in Iraq:
The UK Parliament has backed British participation in air strikes
against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. After a seven-hour debate, MPs
voted for military action by 524 votes to 43.
How your MP voted on Iraq strikes:
The motion was opposed by six Conservatives, one Liberal Democrat, and
23 Labour MPs, with Rushanara Ali abstaining by voting for and against.
She resigned from the opposition front bench in order to abstain.
12 civilians killed and wounded due to random
bombardment on Fallujah. : 12
civilians killed and wounded today due to random bombardment targeted
residential neighborhoods in Fallujah city.
Iraq: US Kills "Four" Civilians in Central Mosul:
A source in the forensic medicine told the National Iraqi News Agency /
Nina / that the forensic medicine center received four bodies belonging
to civilians martyred by an American aerial bombardment targeted the IS
sites in Alcor area in central Mosul
U.S.-led strikes in Iraq, Syria compound
humanitarian plight: ICRC: The
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday that
U.S.-led air strikes on Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Syria had
worsened a dire humanitarian crisis on the ground.
Iraqi army retreats from Tikrit after assault stalls:
Iraqi soldiers plead for relief:
The Iraqi unit, bunkered in a village in Anbar province, had held the
militants at bay for four days. But running perilously low on
ammunition, food and water, the soldiers finally took matters into their
Israel criticised over blocking UNHRC mission:
Israel denies the UN Rapporteur on human rights access to West Bank amid
reports that abuses have 'sharply increased'.
Text of Fatah-Hamas agreement:
Rival parties have reached agreement to allow the Palestinian Authority
to operate in the Gaza Strip.
Burson-Marsteller Rejects Israel as a Client;
Accepts Muslim Brotherhood: PR Giant
Signs Tunisia Branch of Muslim Brotherhood But Thumbs Nose at Israel's
Yemeni Houthis celebrate 'Friday of victory':
Thousands of supporters of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken to the
streets to celebrate their first Friday since taking control of much of
the capital, Sanaa.
Egypt Slams Turkey's Erdogan as 'Terrorism
Supporter' After Critical UN Speech:
Egypt has accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of supporting
terrorists and seeking to provoke mayhem in the Middle East after he
questioned the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in
a speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
‘Killed’ Boko Haram leader continues to threaten
Nigeria: Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader
Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least
three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he
apparently returns in the group’s numerous jihadist videos.
Ebola deaths in West Africa 'pass 3,000' - WHO:
The latest figures indicate that more than 6,500 people are believed to
have been infected in the region. Liberia is the worst affected country,
having recorded around 1,830 deaths linked to the latest outbreak.
Cuba sends 300 more doctors to fight Ebola:
The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, Regla Angulo,
head of the Cuban medical relief agency, said in a statement on Friday.
The announcement means that up to 461 Cuban medical personnel would have
been sent to help address the epidemic spreading across West Africa.
Second detachment of American troops 'arrived in Liberia:
The Pentagon has so far spent $30million as part of the United States'
effort to train and support health workers.
President Obama said that troops would not provide direct care to
Hungary suspends gas supplies to Ukraine:
Hungary's gas pipeline operator, FGSZ, says it has suspended delivery of
gas to neighbouring Ukraine "indefinitely". Ukraine has been receiving
gas from Hungary, Poland and Slovakia since Russia cut off supplies to
Ukraine in June in a dispute over unpaid bills.
EU hopeful of gas deal between Ukraine and
Russia: Guenther Oettinger outlined a
plan which would see Russia supply Ukraine over the winter and into the
spring. Ukraine would pay Russia $2bn (£1.2bn) of its gas debt by the
end of October and another $1.1bn by the year's end.
Rally at Paris mosque against Herve Gourdel
killers: Hundreds of people have
taken part in a protest led by France's leading Muslim cleric against
the beheading of a French hostage by jihadists in Algeria.
How the CIA Watched Over the
Destruction of Gary Webb:
Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose
Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine
trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in
California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés
in American journalism.
They Are Coming For You: ASIO, Surveillance and
Australia’s New Security Laws: Such
laws are not merely dangerous but poisonous for states. That
particularly effective hemlock has already been taken by Australian
UN Human Rights Council backs Argentina on US
debt row: The United Nations Human
Rights Council has passed a resolution in Geneva condemning a group of
American hedge funds that took Argentina to court.
Illegal, but fit to serve: Pentagon to recruit
undocumented immigrants: The Pentagon
is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as
minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese.
The program offering the opportunity is capped at 1,500 recruits per
Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace:
A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with
a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by
a company official, police said Friday.
Feds Says Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding
The Patent on Cannabis as Medicine :
Video - Right now there is an awakening to the benefits of cannabis for
medicinal purposes, specifically something called CBD oil. But is the
new CBD craze being manipulated by media and politicians?
September 26, 2014
Air Strikes Will Not Beat Isis
By Patrick Cockburn
On the ground it’s hard to tell friend from foe.
What Arab Partners Will Get in Return for Strikes
By Lars Berger
Washington’s Arab allies will hope that the Arab states' participation
in strikes against IS will make Western audiences more willing to
tolerate or even support “wars on terror” at home in the Middle East.
The Khorasans: As Fake As the Kardashians
New Boogeyman Has Already Been Debunked.
How Imminent Is an 'Imminent' Attack Threat?
By NANCY BENAC
People may have come away with the impression that the terror group was
on the brink of pulling off something awful. Perhaps not.
How Former Treasury Officials and the UAE Are
Manipulating American Journalists
By Glenn Greenwald
How that process worked is fascinating, and its efficacy demonstrates
how American public perceptions and media reports are manipulated with
little difficulty. Continue
America's New War In Syria Is A Total Disaster
By Ryan Cooper
If we want to help people, how about we start by feeding some refugees?.
“Bomb Them Wogs!”
Americans Want War With ISIS — As Long as We Are Not Inconvenienced
By Gary North
Americans overwhelmingly are in favor of a re-escalation of the war in
Gazans Slaughtered. EU Has No Comments
Must Watch 5 Minute Video
Let’s have a look at what happened at the United Nations when Resolution
S-21/1 was discussed, along with the massacre Israel had inflicted on
The Hard Truth
Say It: Predatory Capitalism
By Paul Edwards
The evidence is in. The research is done. The results are documented.
Predatory Capitalism is a vicious, relentless enemy of peoples.