How to Start a War and Lose An Empire
By Dmitry Orlov
Over half the world's territory and population is squarely on Russia's
side and cheering loudly.
The US is a Leading Terrorist State
By Noam Chomsky
In western political culture, it is taken to be entirely natural and
appropriate that the Leader of the Free World should be a terrorist
rogue state and should openly proclaim its eminence in such crimes. Continue
Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our
By Paul Craig Roberts
The US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting
ebola tests on humans.
Better A Hundred Palestinians Killed Than One
By Uri Avnery
Israelis are quite unable to comprehend the turn of world public
From Israel To ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' Foreign
By Murray Dobbin
The structure of protective stupidity is in place and without a radical
change in consciousness the current political consensus will prevail.
All will be forgotten.
The Fix Is In
Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
By Mike Whitney
Unbelievable. On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data
showed that the US and global economies were headed for a major
The Imperative of Revolt
By Chris Hedges
The corporations' slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial
collapse and revolt.
The United State of Apathy
By Ethan Indigo Smith
There have never before been so many people so apathetic to the
exploitation going on around them, and the evil perpetuated against
humanity has never been so extensive.
Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t
By Jordan Michael Smith
The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots.
21 Killed as multiple car bombings rock Baghdad:
Twelve people were killed in Baghdad's northern Talibiya district on
Tuesday when a car bomb blew up directly in front of a restaurant and
another in a parking area.
8 ISIS fighters including sniper killed by Iraqi
forces in Baghdad: “Iraqi forces with
aerial support from the international coalition managed to kill 8 ISIS
militants including a sniper and destroy an armored vehicle belonged to
ISIS in western Baghdad.”
Mortar shells land inside Baghdad’s Green Zone:
Security officials told the Associated Press no casualties were reported
inside the Green Zone, which houses the Iraqi government headquarters
and the U.S. and British embassies. The officials said one of the mortar
shells fell about 500 meters from the U.S. embassy building
Curfew imposed in Amiriyat al-Fallujah after
besieged by the IS : Security
authorities imposed a curfew in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, south of the city
of Fallujah, after it was besieged by the IS from three sides.
ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on Kobane:
Kurdish fighters in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane weathered a
fresh onslaught by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq.
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington had asked Ankara to
help "get the peshmerga or other groups" into Kobani so they could help
defend the town, adding he hoped the Kurds would "take this fight on"
US drops weapons to Kurds ... because of their
success against ISIS?: "Last night we
conducted an air drop of some 28 bundles of arms, weapons, ammunition,
and medical supplies to the Kurdish forces that are fighting inside
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: Report:
Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS,
the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS
people on their payrolls.
McCain insists on sending US ground troops to
Syria and Iraq: Sen. John McCain is
currently the most senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services
Committee. If his party wins a majority in the Senate, as it is expected
to do, McCain would become chairman of the committee, which oversees
defense policy and the military.
No boots on the ground: The lie exposed
: Video - General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the US, the highest ranking US forces
official, talks about a ground offense as an already-integral part of
the US' campaign against ISIS - and he names precisely when he predicts
the US will send in ground troops.
Press TV journalist accused by Turkey of spying
dies in border car crash: A
Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena
Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of
accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been
Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq,
Syria: - Egypt has no plans to
provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war
against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial
bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime
When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing
Over Saudi Arabia: People will gather
to watch you die. According to British author John R. Bradley, public
beheadings are the “only form of public entertainment” in Saudi Arabia,
aside from football matches.
Dozens killed in Yemen as clashes rage:
At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Shiite
rebels and al-Qaida militants backed by Sunni tribesmen battling for
territory in the strife-hit country, sources said Monday.
New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a
Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines:
75% of the Israeli Jewish public continue to oppose Israel’s withdrawal
from the Jordan Valley and the division of Jerusalem.
Palestine’s Abbas Pledges Legal Measure To
Prevent al-Aqsa Aattacks: During a
meeting of the revolutionary council of his Fatah party Abbas vowed to
take legal measures at the international level to prevent Jewish
settlers from attacking the third holy site in Islam.
Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear
plant: Fars news agency: "Thanks to
the vigilance of Intelligence Ministry forces who monitor the moves of
the foreign intelligence services, some agents who intended to carry out
surveillance and intelligence gathering for foreigners have been
arrested," Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi Alawi told Fars, without
Gareth Porter: How a US and International Atomic
Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks:
Analysis - In 2008,
the Bush administration and a key IAEA official agreed on a strategy of
misrepresenting Iran's position on the authenticity of intelligence
documents, which they used to establish an official narrative of Iran
"stonewalling" the IAEA investigation.
28 militants killed in fresh battle with Nigeria
troops?: The militants reportedly
attempted to enter Damboa, located about 85km southwest of Maiduguri,
Borno State's provincial capital, after the town was retaken by the
military. "We dealt with them, and more than 28 of the terrorists died,"
said the officer.
Libyan army instructed to 'liberate' Tripoli:
Libya's interim government on Tuesday ordered army troops to launch a
military operation aimed at "liberating" capital Tripoli from armed
militias. It called on young Libyans in Tripoli and its outskirts "to
join hands with the army to liberate yourselves, your families and your
Libya parliament allies with renegade general,
struggles to assert authority: Three
years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert
state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for
territory and influence and the regular armed forces left with little
28 suspected militants killed in N. Waziristan:
The Pakistani army's media division, announced that army jets pounded
two militant hideouts in the town of Dattakhel, which lies near the
Kabul blast leaves 4 army soldiers killed:
: Four Afghan soldiers were killed,
when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) went off in
Kabul city on Tuesday. Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Zahir
Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High’:
Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an
“all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid
for by the United States, according to government oversight
Growth of opium trade in Afghanistan direct
result of US invasion: Petras: The
Afghan government under the influence of US presence had no influence on
rural areas of the country and bribed tribal leaders by letting them
Hong Kong talks fail to break impasse:
No progress made as student leaders and government officials hold talks
aimed at ending street protests.
CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people
dominate Hong Kong vote': Chief
Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met
pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer
people dominating elections.
Kiev govt used cluster munitions in populated
zones in E. Ukraine – HRW: The forces
of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the
city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that
the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.
Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17:
German Intelligence: Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its
review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has
concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian
separatists near Donetsk.
Russia Deploys Troops, Robots Along Entire "2nd
Middle East" Arctic Belt: On the
heels of Sweden's military deployment (following the discovery of a
damaged Russian sub), it appears Russia is taking no chances with its
access to Arctic resources.As Reuters reports, the Russian defense
minister announced today that Russian military units will be deployed
along the entire Arctic border from Murmansk to Chukotka in 2014.
Russian Gas Deal Delayed as Ukraine Payments
Unresolved: While negotiators agreed
on debt repayment terms, the financial resources for advance payments
for future deliveries still need to be discussed, Russian Energy
Minister Alexander Novak said.
How the Russian leader used the Ukraine crisis to consolidate his
‘Total tripe’: Kremlin spokesman slams article on
‘Putin’s plan to divide Ukraine with Poland’:
‘Vladimir Putin’s spokesman labeled as “utter nonsense” an article
published in a US magazine which cited Poland’s ex-PM claiming that the
president was planning to start a coup in Ukraine and to annex some of
its land to Russia.
Poland to appeal European Court ruling on CIA
jails: Poland is to ask the European
Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Poland violated its
human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil, the
prosecutor general was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola
virus wouldn't be weaponized: The
United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus
- among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of
Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for
Top Ebola Experts: This Strain Is Much Worse Than
We’ve Ever Seen Before (Video): The
Head of Special Pathogens at Canada’s health agency, Gary Kobinger – has
found that the current strain of Ebola appears to be much worse than any
strain seen before … and that the current virus may be more likely to
spread through aerosols than strains which scientists have previously
USA: Ebola travel restrictions imposed:
The Obama administration will require all travelers from countries
affected by the Ebola epidemic to arrive at one of five major U.S.
airports in order to undergo a health screening, officials announced
Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings
of Political Prisoners: The colonel
was arrested on suspicion of being involved in Tejas Verde, a detention
center responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the
first years of Pinochet's rule.
Evo Morales’ Victory Demonstrates How Much
Bolivia Has Changed: Op-Ed: The
failure of opposition forces and critics to recognize or accept that a
political revolution that has taken place explains why they are so far
out of touch with the majority of Bolivian society.
Attack On Quebec Soldiers Linked To Terror
Ideology: Public Safety Minister:
Police say a car was driven deliberately into two soldiers, killing one
of them in what Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called an act of
violence against Canada that was "clearly linked" to terrorist ideology.
As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global
Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated":
A major study recently published in New Scientist found that "scientists
may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because
temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate," and
said that ACD is "worse than we thought" because it is happening "faster
than we realized."
Hottest September Ever Keeps Earth on Pace for
Record Year: Meteorologists say Earth
is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The hottest
September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly
record set this year, along with May, June and August. NASA, which
measures temperatures slightly differently, had already determined that
September was record-warm.
Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1M At Hollywood
Fundraiser: The presumptive
predominant 2016 Presidential candidate was the headliner at a Brentwood
fundraiser co-hosted by big Democratic 2014 Variety Power Of Women
Presented By Lifetime - Roaming InsideParty bundler Katzenberg.
“Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against
Children”: New global target needed
to tackle epidemic of violence against children
Christopher Lopez - Mentally ill inmate died
while in prison: Video - WARNING -
Mr. Lopez took his last breath and died, shackled
and face down in the intake cell with no help from the people watching
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New
Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners:
During a late-night vote last Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House
unanimously approved the so-called "Revictimization Relief Act," which
authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former
offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause
"mental anguish" to the victim.
Charlotte police investigators secretly track
police use a secretive surveillance system that collects information
from cellphones and wireless devices to locate crime suspects but also
gathers data from innocent people.
US Government Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Against
‘Suspicious Activity’ Program Which Keeps Files on Innocent People:
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who
say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves
the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File
with the FBI in the U.S. Police State:
The sickening transformation of these United States into an
authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make
Joseph Stalin blush
October 19, 2014
Stop the Killing
By Kathy Kelly
The war on the Islamic State will distract us from what the U.S. has
done and is doing to further create despair, in Iraq, and to enlist new
recruits for the Islamic State.
George W. Bush: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
By William Rivers Pitt
The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and
complete lack of shame.
US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn
By Tony Cartalucci
It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist
organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is
Kobane: The Nightmare Of Reality
George Galloway Interviews Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy.
US Bio-warfare Laboratories In Africa Are The
Origin Of The Ebola Epidemic
By Aggeliki Dimopoulou
USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the
Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.
Ebola Manufactured By US DoD?: Scientists Allege
By Dr. Cyril Broderick
The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the
detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.
Ebola: The Time of Duty
By Fidel Castro
We will gladly cooperate with the US staff in this endeavor, not in the
pursuit of peace between the two States which have been adversaries for
so many years, but, in any case, for world peace, which is a goal that
could and should be pursued.
"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo
By Al Jazeera
I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US
ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed
the US military base in Bolivia.
What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New
York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
By Glenn Greenwald
“Democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and
“obeying U.S. dictates.
The American Oligarchy
By Andre Damon
Not only do the politicians do the bidding of the wealthy, they are
themselves increasingly numbered among the rich and super-rich.
Syria: ‘70 militants die’ in battle for Kobani:
IS, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish
parts of the town on Saturday alone. Some shells fell inside nearby
Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane:
The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting
in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has
Analysis: US Airstrikes Against ISIS Have Hurt
Moderate Rebels: Opponents of the
U.S. strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian
regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions
outside of ISIS-held territory.
Suicide bomber kills 19, wounds 28 outside
Baghdad Shi'ite mosque: A suicide
bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a
Shi'ite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending
a funeral, a police officer and medical official said.
US Air Strikes Kill Tens of Iraqi Popular Forces;
Tens of Iraqi popular forces, fighting the terrorist groups, were killed
in the US air strikes against their positions around Mahmoudiya city,
South of Baghdad.
ISIS adapts to the air strikes and can control
the Baghdad airport, says John McCain
Deal agreed for Australian forces to deploy in
Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says:
Australia has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about
200 of its special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against
Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on
Iraq Opens Air Passage for Anti-IS Coalition,
Excluding UAE: Iraqi Prime Minister:
“The government has allowed overflight of coalition aircraft along the
southern border [of Iraq], away from the cities, into Syria. Overflight
permission has been denied to UAE military aircraft,” Abadi is cited as
saying by Iraq’s AIN news agency.
75 Killed in Five Days of Fighting in Libya's
Benghazi: Nine people were killed on
Sunday in new violence in Benghazi where pro-government forces have
launched an offensive against Islamist militias, raising the toll to 75
dead in five days, medics said.
United troops trying to take back Tripoli:
Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister said yesterday that
military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to
recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias.
Abdullah Al Thani also expressed his frustration over a lack of support
from the international community, calling for foreign weapons and
assistance in the fight against the Islamists.
A sick joke!:
U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya:
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US,
UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against
violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not
Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town:
At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked
and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just
days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.
Blast kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula:
They were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb on Sunday that
exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline
passed by, the sources said.
Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko
Haram militants: Witnesses say Boko
Haram was behind deadly attacks but government and militants blame gangs
as officials work on deal to free schoolgirls
55 Taliban killed in clashes, Afghan forces lose
five troops: Afghan forces have
killed 51 Taliban and lost five of their own troops in the latest
crackdown against insurgents, according to Afghan authorities.
US Kills 3 People In Pakistan:
At least three alledged Taliban militants were killed following a drone
strike by NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Kunar province.
DOJ pressuring reporter to reveal sources: Video
- New York Times reporter James Risen discusses the unintended
consequences from the open-ended war on terror in the post-9/11 era and
if the Department of Justice will decide to subpoena him in a CIA leaks
Prepare Your Children for “a Lifetime of
Surveillance” : The NSA has nothing
on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed in
to “personalize” and “adapt” learning for students in public school
districts across the United States.
Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by
Ukraine militia – report: Germany's
BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia
Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports.
The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been
Ukraine says winter gas price deal agreed with
Russia: EU-brokered talks with
Ukraine and Russia have produced a draft accord under which
cash-strapped Kiev would pay $3.1 billion in unpaid bills to Moscow by
the end of October, with a new contract to cover subsequent deliveries.
Military preps team for Ebola response in United
States: The U.S. military is forming
a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to
Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official
told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.
How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands:
People have to wonder: How contagious is this virus — really? Is there
something different and more pernicious about this particular strain of
Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic
Plague Lab in Kazakhstan: The
country's meager opposition has called the lab a risk to the citizens of
Almaty; the city sits in an active seismic zone, and the lab lies just
outside town, in the midst of a populated suburban neighborhood.
U.S. Accused Of Hiding Chemical Weapons Exposure
To Its Own Troops: The soldiers were
quoted by the Times saying they were told to keep their discovery
secret. As a result, they were denied proper medical treatment and the
Purple Heart which soldiers receive when wounded on the battlefield.
Georgia teen forced to ground at gunpoint for
seat-belt violation: Saying “I could
have been another Trayvon Martin case,” Montre’ Merritt explained to
reporters how the traffic stop in front of his home where officer
Officer Cory Gay held a gun to his head and ordered him onto the ground
still haunts him.
October 18, 2014
FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army
By Finian Cunningham
This is a stunning admission, hardly picked up in the Western media.
The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons
By Eric Margolis
Chemical warfare manufacturing equipment – came from Germany, France and
Holland. The feed stock for the germ weapons came from a US laboratory
in Maryland –approved by the US government.
Dark Clouds Loom
By Noam Chomsky
Chomsky on the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence
in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq.
History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests
By Gareth Porter
The IAEA has long touted the document, which came from an unidentified
member state, as key evidence justifying suspicion that Iran has covered
up past nuclear weapons work.
Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights
By Stephen Zunes
During and after Israel's war on the people of Gaza, bipartisan
congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes
investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.
My Grandson Doesn't Kill Children
What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders
By Joy First
This story really illustrates the disconnect and denial going on in our
society, about how much we want to believe that we are the good guys,
that we wouldn’t hurt others.
GINSBURG: Texas Voter Law Is An Intentionally
Racist Poll Tax
By Erin Fuchs
The Texas legislature knew the law could potentially stop 600,000 people
Democracy in Action
By Christopher Brauchli
Since literacy tests are no longer allowed, Republicans have come up
with three new approaches to dilute the minority vote and, where
possible, prevent minorities from voting.
Postcard from the End of America: New Orleans
By Linh Dinh
"Cops are predators, man. They got a gun. They got everything.”
Over 60 Yemenis killed as Houthis clash with
tribesmen: Shiite Houthi rebels
sweeping across Yemen clashed with armed Sunni tribesmen for a second
straight day on Saturday in violence that left at least 36 people dead
in one province over two days and 26 killed in another, medics said.
At least 26 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad:
At least 26 people were killed and 96 others wounded in three car bomb
attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, a police
Australia won't be sending ground troops to fight
IS, says Bishop: Speaking at a news
conference with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad,
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said "we've not being asked to
and we've not offered" to send ground troops into the country.
U.S.kills 10 civilians in Syria: monitor:
Seven civilians were killed when an air strike hit a gas plant near the
town of al-Khasham is the eastern Deir al-Zor province on Friday, and
three civilians were killed in an air strike on Thursday night in the
north east province of al-Hassakah.
U.S. strikes more
Islamic State targets in Syrian city of Kobani:
U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Islamic State of Iraq
and Syria targets in the Syrian city of Kobani at least six times
Saturday, the latest in an effort to aid Kurdish forces seeking to take
over the area.
US Still Searching for Credible Allies in Syria:
The CIA has secretly trained and is paying more than 1,000 moderates to
help achieve the administration's stated objective of overthrowing
Syrian president Bashar Assad, U.S. officials have said.
It’s official: U.S. will build
new Syrian rebel force to battle Islamic State:
The United States is ditching the old Free Syrian Army and building its
own local ground force to use primarily in the fight against the
Al-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new
threat to American strategy: Al-Qaeda
branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition,
as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian
Germany will seize passports of ISIL supporters:
"We do not want to export terrorism from Germany. We do not want men and
women to be radicalized and to experience war in Syria and Iraq, and
then to come back here and to plan attacks," the minister warned.
"Israel's war crimes sometimes have to be
overlooked" EU science chief promised
to be "flexible" towards Israel’s war crimes
22 People Including Women, Children Killed In New
DR Congo Attack: Twenty-two people,
most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death
by Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of
Congo just days after a similar massacre.
Three Men Killed in Libya Car Blast:
Three men have been killed and one badly
injured after a car exploded at a checkpoint in the center of Benghazi,
Libya, a city official said on Saturday.
Death toll in Libya’s clashes hits 52:
At least 18 people were killed in violent battles in the eastern Libyan
city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter’s forces
and Islamic militias, making the death toll rise to 52, medical sources
said on Friday.
3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel
collapse: At least three Egyptian
troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip
collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military
At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army
offensive in Afghan border:
Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in
mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine
insurgents, military officials said.
Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks
victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report:
CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since
2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,”
only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report
Bombings Kill 4 Security Troops in Afghanistan:
A suicide car bomber killed three Afghan security force troops Saturday
as a roadside bomb killed a district police chief, authorities said.
Taliban key commander killed in N. Afghanistan:
Two Taliban militants, including key commander Qari Zubair, were killed
Thursday night in air strikes against insurgents' hideouts in Borka
district of the northern Baghlan province, police spokesman Ahmad Jawed
Basharat said Friday.
Hong Kong protesters clash with police
Four people killed in east Ukraine fighting:
Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in combat with pro-Russian
rebels in east Ukraine, Kiev’s military said on Saturday, as violence
rocked a truce after talks between Kiev and Moscow ended without a
breakthrough.: Correspondents also saw two civilians — a man and a woman
— killed after a shell hit a residential house in the western district
of rebel hub Donetsk.
Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with
Russia: Ukraine's and Russia's
leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies
this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday.
'You're moving closer to Russia and blame
Russians for being close to NATO' :
Video - Journalists grill Chuck Hagel's recent claims that Russia is on
the doorstep of NATO during the daily State Department briefing.
Time to reduce reliance on the dollar: Russia PM:
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNBC that the world must
move away from its dependence on the U.S. dollar, arguing that the
global economy would benefit from a more diversified currency system.
Britain Needs A Pay Rise: Workers Rally Across
The UK In Demand For Better Wages:
Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike
this week, took part in noisy protests today to call for an end to
austerity and to highlight the need for pay to increase.
Port Bars Cruise Ship In Passenger Ebola Scare:
A Mexican port has denied entry to a US cruise ship which has a
passenger under quarantine because of ebola fears, a day after Belize
refused to allow US officials to evacuate the woman.
Ebola outbreaks in Congo, western Africa, have
different sources in nature, virus study finds:
A second, smaller Ebola outbreak has been going on in Africa, and a new
study shows it has a different source in nature than the massive
epidemic raging now in the western part of the continent.
U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola
Training: Soldiers preparing for
deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related
training before leaving to combat the epidemic.
How to avoid being infected with Ebola:
Could I catch Ebola from door handles a patient had touched?
ISIS in Texas?! ABC Fails an Easy Factcheck:
A politician making a ludicrous claim that has no basis in fact about a
major story of the day should be an easy factcheck. But ABC's This Week
(10/13/14) reminded us that corporate news outlets are often not very
good at this.
Judge delays order to release Guantanamo
force-feeding videos Ruling on a
request filed by the Obama administration, US District Court Judge
Gladys Kessler agreed Thursday to grant a one-month delay on the release
of videotapes showing the barbaric force-feeding of prisoners at the
Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
19-year-old dies naked on cell floor of gangrene;
: Three times last year Madison County jailers watched small-time
criminals die before their eyes, according to a series of three lawsuits
filed in federal court. Each argues that Madison County withholds the
most basic medical care in order to save money, banking on the insurance
of the medical contractor to cover any resulting lawsuits.
WATCH: Iowa Police Force Pregnant Woman In Labor
To Ground At GunPoint : Video -
Rachel Kohnen and her husband, Ben Kohnen, were rushing to the hospital
in time to have their fourth child on Tuesday morning. Cops used tire
spikes to stop the car and ordered the couple to the ground after they
refused to pull over.
Juvenile Detainees Locked in Controversial Device
: "It is torture. This should not
happen to kids," said an official investigator. Juvenile detention
facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing
restraint device that some are calling “torture.”
Secret Service attempted use of fake warrant to
enter home of Obama critic: Nashville Police Chief:
Video - Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations
regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his
officers to fake a search warrant.
Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer
detection: “You don’t need to wait
until you have any symptoms, you don’t need to know which disease you
are looking for, you only need 1 milliliter of blood and a relatively
simple array of tools,”
October 17, 2014
A Caliph in a Wilderness of Mirrors
By Pepe Escobar
The Caliph's goons are no less than taking over the whole, notorious
Baghdad belt, the previous "triangle of death" in those hardcore days of
American occupation circa 2004.
The Islamist State
Will Human Decency Survive?
By William Blum
It’s safe to say that the majority of armored vehicles, weapons,
ammunition, and explosives taking lives every minute in the Middle East
are stamped “Made in USA”.
How To Create A No-Fly Zone Over Syria:
By Moon Of Alabama
Just claim that the current boogeyman is using planes and one is free to
shoot ALL planes, especially Syrian government ones, out of the sky.
Safest Place For Tony Blair Is Behind Bars For
His War Crimes
By Robin Beste
Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth, may have been the target of a
terror attack, according to reports of a "secret trial" being held at
the Old Bailey.
Putin: World Economy Would Collapse If Oil Prices
Stay At $80 Per Barrel
President Putin answers questions from the international press.
The Neocons — Masters of Chaos
By Robert Parry
America’s neoconservatives, by stirring up trouble in the Middle East
and Eastern Europe, are creating risks for the world’s economy that are
surfacing now in the turbulent stock markets, threatening another global
Obama Fights Ebola With A Czar and Soldiers
By Paul Craig Roberts
Little wonder ebola conspiracy theories are spreading faster than ebola.
And as far as any of us know, the conspiracies could be true.
Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture from Beyond
By Cora Currier
Emails show close collaboration between staffers at the American
Psychological Association (APA) and government officials, collaboration
that offered a fig leaf of health-professional legitimacy to the CIA and
military’s brutal interrogations of terror suspects.
The Absurd Illusions of a Shining City on a Hill
By Mark Weiser
Everyday Americans, through propaganda, are persuaded to sacrifice their
lives and tax money for use in the arsenal of weapons to beguile and
wrestle the resources away from people in foreign lands.
Richest One Percent Controls Nearly Half Of
By Andre Damon
If the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the
richest one percent for all intents and purposes would control all the
wealth on the planet within 23 years.
“Beyond the City of Ferguson”
By Paul Street
We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale.
Approximately 195 people killed in Syria.
Report: 39 civilians, 28 rebels, 15
Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 20 NDF, 29 Regular forces, 17 unknown
rebels, 38 ISIS, 5 YPG, 4 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces.
Building a new Syrian army would cost billions,
report says: Pollack’s new analysis
paper, “Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army,” released this month,
gives insight into what U.S. President Barack Obama’s long-term game
plan could be in regards to Syria and the Islamic State.
Fact or fiction:
Islamic State training pilots to fly in three
jets: Syria monitor: Iraqi pilots who
have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to
fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on
Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken
to the air.
ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria's embattled
Kobani - Report: Islamic State
fighters have been driven out of Kobani, the Kurdish town that straddles
the Syrian-Turkish border, after weeks of heavy fighting, according to
Kurdish sources. A Kurdish commander said that ISIS retreated overnight
– withdrawing by 2 km east and 9 km west.
US meets with Syrian Kurds linked to terror group:
The State Department said Thursday that it has met directly with a
Kurdish political party in Syria that is linked to a guerrilla group
considered by the U.S. and Turkey as a terrorist organization.
Car bombs kill 24 across Baghdad as violence
rages: Friday: A string of car bombs
killed at least 24 people across Baghdad on Friday night, medical and
police officials said, amid a surge of violence in the capital.
U.S. says ISIS made ‘substantial gains’ in Iraq:
The group “has made substantial gains in Iraq,” and it will take time to
build up local forces that could defeat them in Syria and Iraq, John
Allen, a retired four-star U.S. general, told reporters, according to
Islamic State fighters in new video vow to punish
U.S. for ‘every drop of blood’:
Against a desert backdrop in Dabiq, Syria, three men claiming to be
European nationals fighting for the Islamic State vowed to one day fly
their flag over the White House and avenge “every drop of blood spilt”
by the U.S.-led coalition.
Saudi Arabia Beheaded 59 People So Far This Year
— But Hardly Anyone is Talking About It:
Last month saw Saudi Arabia behead at least 8 people — twice the number
of Western hostages who have so far featured in IS's barbaric execution
videos. In August those executed by Riyadh were sentenced to death for
crimes such as apostasy, adultery and "sorcery."
20 killed in Yemen rebel clashes:
Clashes between tribesmen and Shiite rebels advancing into the mainly
Sunni southwestern province of Ibb killed 20 people Friday, local
government officials said.
Soldier killed in Lebanese bus attack:
A Lebanese soldier was killed Friday as a military bus came under fire
in the country’s north, in the fourth such deadly attack in less than a
month, the army said
Israeli occupation forces shoot, kill 13-year-old
Palestinian near Ramallah: - A
Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces in the village of
Beit Laqiya northwest of Ramallah on Thursday evening. Medical sources
said Bahaa Samir Badir, 13, was shot in the chest after Israeli forces
raided the village.
Leader Urges Palestinian Resistance Groups to
Enhance Defense Capabilities: The
Supreme Leader also urged the Palestinians in the West Bank to intensify
their fight against the Israeli regime, and said, “Fighting the Zionist
regime (Israel) is a war of destiny."
Can Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh get a fair
trial?: Rasmea’s case looks likely to
become another notorious one in which Israeli intelligence cooperation
with US authorities sees prominent Palestinian/Americans removed from
public life by long prison sentences or deportation.
Cameroon says killed 107 Boko Haram militants in
clashes: The Cameroonian army has
killed 107 members of Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group in Cameroon's
Far North Region on the Nigerian border, Defense Minister Edgard Alain
Mebe Ngo'o said Friday. The Cameroonian army engaged in two simultaneous
clashes with Boko Haram militants in the towns of Amchide and Limani
near the border with Nigeria.
Another 18 people killed in clashes in Libya's
Benghazi: Hospital: At least 18
people were killed Friday as Islamists and pro-government forces clashed
in Libya's second city of Benghazi, hospital sources said. Benghazi
Medical Centre said the dead were mostly soldiers and civilians fighting
alongside the army in the central district of Al-Majouri.
Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100:
Prime Minister Omar al-Hassi - appointed by Islamist-allied militias who
took control of the capital, said fighting between rival militias in the
western town of Kikla left some 80 dead and forced thousands to flee
At Least 6 Killed in Northern Mali:
Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least
six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking
tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later this month.
Egypt: 3 policemen killed in blast:
Egypt’s state-run news agency says three police conscripts have been
killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the Sinai Peninsula.
Carter Center shuts Egypt office over rights
concerns: A human rights group
founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in
Egypt because of the restrictions on democratic rights.
Nigeria's missing schoolgirls 'to be released' by
Boko Haram: An agreement between
Nigerian officials and Boko Haram has been reached to secure a ceasefire
and the return of 219 schoolgirls missing for more than six months
At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army
offensive in Afghan border: On
Thursday, fighter jets pounded suspected hideouts in the valley, killing
at least 21 insurgents.
Two Iranian Guards, One Pakistani Officer Killed
In Shootout: Pakistani official told
AFP news agency that a paramilitary officer was killed and four soldiers
wounded when their vehicle came under fire by Iranian border guards.
Only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan named as al
Qaeda members: These findings
“demonstrate the continuing complete lack of transparency surrounding US
drone operations,” said Mustafa Qadri, Pakistan researcher for Amnesty
Chinese Envoy Criticizes US Plans to Deploy
Missile Defense System in South Korea:"
The deployment of a US advanced missile defense system in South Korea
currently under consideration in Washington may trigger a strong
negative reaction from North Korea, China's deputy chief envoy to the
talks urged Friday.
Fresh clashes in Hong Kong as pro-democracy
activists regroup: Hong Kong riot
police used pepper spray and baton charged crowds of pro-democracy
protesters on Friday evening as tension escalated after a pre-dawn
clearance of a major protest zone in the Chinese-controlled financial
New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working
on Snowden Documents: Agents from New
Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent
independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The
Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden.
No breakthrough in Milan talks on Ukraine:
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met on Friday morning in Milan on
the sidelines of the summit of Asian and European leaders in Italy. They
were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President
Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and European
Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Poroshenko: Ukraine, Russia fail to reach
agreement on gas dispute: Kiev and
Moscow have so far failed to reach an agreement to turn back on gas
supplies before the winter months, Petro Poroshenko said after meeting
Putin promises not to create gas crisis in Europe:
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia would not
create a gas crisis in Europe, but would react to any attempts to steal
gas from pipes that run through Ukraine.
Four London Men Charged Over Terror Offences:
The charges, provided by the Metropolitan Police, allege that the four
men conducted "hostile reconnaissance" of Shepherd's Bush police station
and White City Territorial Army Barracks and took an oath of allegiance
to extremist group Islamic State.
‘Scandalous’: 1.6m UK pensioners living in
poverty – report: The research, How
We Can End Pensioner Poverty, published on Friday, reveals that poverty
among pensioners is rife in Britain, with 1.6 million living below the
poverty line and a startling 900,000 living in “severe poverty.”
Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help, MSF
says: International pledges of
deployments and aid for Africa's Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any
impact on the epidemic, a major medical charity says. Christopher Stokes
of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the disease was still out of
Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck:
Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than
4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the
continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out
the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an
otherwise bleak situation.
Caribbean countries announce Ebola travel bans:
Jamaica said it would not accept travellers from Liberia, Guinea and
Sierra Leone for the time being. Guyana, the island of St Lucia, Haiti
and Colombia also introduced a ban.
Russian govt orders extra airport facilities to
prevent Ebola: Airports in Russia
will be equipped with extra facilities to prevent the Ebola virus from
spreading, the government's press service reported on Friday. Over a
thousand African students are already under special medical control.
Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes
travel ban: Obama's administration is
facing sharp criticism from lawmakers over its efforts to contain the
disease at home. Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the
U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday.
Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading
Fear to Get Votes: “I believe that
the Islamic State is an imminent threat to our nation.” Thus proclaimed
Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner in a televised debate
Wednesday night. Gardner apparently felt no need to provide evidence for
The Ebola Effect Arrives:
Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears
U.S. Senate inquiry into harsh CIA tactics
sidesteps Bush role: A
soon-to-be-released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the
responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for
any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program,
avoiding a full public accounting of one of the most controversial
chapters of the war on terror.
Former ambassador calls Roberts 'congenital liar'
complicit in torture scandal: While
Sen. Pat Roberts is hosting national Republican figures to help out in
his re-election campaign, another national figure is weighing in on the
race, accusing the Kansas senator of being a “congenital liar” who was
complicit in allowing U.S. intelligence agencies to engage in torture.
Extent of inequality in US 'greatly concerns me':
Fed Chair Yellen: Income inequality in the United States is near its
highest levels of the past 100 years, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on
Google Now Giving More Political Contributions
Than Goldman Sachs: Silicon Valley
has become a major force in legally bribing US politicians.
3-D Printed Car From Start To Finish In Less Than
Two Days: Rogers has already produced
the world’s first 3-D printed car, the Strati, a small two-seater that
was unveiled to the world last month at the International Manufacturing
Technology Show in Chicago.