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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
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1,629,103,668,523

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"We were taught under the old ethic that man's business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Thousands of years ago the question was asked; ''Am I my brother's keeper?'' That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society.
 
Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death": Eugene V. Debs: 1908 speech
 

"[I]n such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners." Albert Camus:
 
 
"Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.": Marcus Tullius Cicero - (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator.

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China State Paper Warns of War Unless US Backs Down

By GMA News

A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea.
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China's Plan to Lead the Globe

By Eric Margolis

Will Washington back off and allow China to be the master of Asia? It seems highly doubtful.
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Japanese Nationalism: Decoy for American Imperialism?

By Andre Vltchek


Japan is ready to change its post-war pacifist constitution; it is rapidly arming itself to the teeth, building battleships and purchasing fighter jets.
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A Color Revolution for Macedonia

By Paul Craig Roberts


War is in the making. War with Russia means war also with China. This is not a war that Washington and its vassals or human life can win.
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The Head of the GRU Accuses US and Allies of Creating the Transnational “Islamist” Terrorist Network

By The Saker

A speech by Colonel-General Igor Sergun, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
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Israeli Gears

By Jeffrey St. Clair

Meet the Real Israeli Defense Force: the US Congress.
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Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse

By Chris Hedges

As global capitalism disintegrates, the heresy our corporate masters fear is gaining currency.
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Hillary Clinton and the Manipulation of Populism

By Paul Street

“The Choice is Clear: There is None”
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Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

By Bill Quigley


We must learn the facts and face the truth that the U.S. is the biggest war maker in the world.
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How to Honor Memorial Day

By Ray McGovern


Avoid euphemisms like “the fallen” and expose the lies about what a great idea it was to start those wars.
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28 IS militants killed in airstrikes, clashes in western Iraq: A total of 28 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Monday in the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and clashes with the Iraqi security forces in the province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria: Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

ISIL fighters set Iraq's Beiji oil refinery ablaze: Black plumes of smoke billow over Iraq's largest oil refinery as Iraqi forces advance on the sprawling complex.

US has 'no will' to fight ISIS: Iran military official: The chief of the elite Quds unit in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Major General Qassem Soleimani told the newspaper Javan the US didn’t do a “damn thing” to stop ­the advance by Islamic State on Ramadi.

Syria Says Islamic State Killed Hundreds, Including Children, In Palmyra: - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday.

Turkey says deal with US on air support for Syria rebels: The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's Western-allied opposition, Turkey's foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.

Hezbollah Says It Will Increase Presence in Syria : The leader of the Lebanese Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement said on Sunday that his movement's fighters were to increase presence in Syria to aid the country’s government in fighting off the Islamic State group and other radical rebels operating in their territory.

Sayyed Nasrallah: Resistance at Its Utmost Readiness on All Fronts: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stresses that the resistance is at its utmost readiness on all fronts, noting that although Hezbollah is fighting in Syria, its eyes are still on Israel.

Black flag's shadow looms large: Islamic State: After capturing Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group has laid the foundations for 'becoming what it claims to be'

Fact or fiction: Syria government to accept de facto partition of country: “It is quite understandable that the Syrian army withdraws to protect large cities where much of the population is located,” said Waddah Abded Rabbo, director of Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper.

Dozens killed as Yemen clashes rage in south as peace talks postponed: There have been fierce clashes in southern Yemen, reportedly leaving dozens of people dead and wounded. In the city of Dhalea, militiamen allied to the exiled government have retaken positions from Houthi rebels. But in Taiz, to the west, the rebels are reported to have pushed back their opponents in heavy street fighting.

Houthis suffer first serious setback in south Yemen fighting: residents: Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi'ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war.

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen killed 135 children since March: UN: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says the Saudi action against Yemen has claimed the lives of more than 130 children over the past two months.

Saudis Eye Human Rights Chair: News Analysis - Despite an abysmal human rights record, Saudi Arabia reportedly hopes to chair the UN’s Human Rights Council, a test of how far money can go in buying the world’s silence and acquiescence

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter.

Nigeria Army Says It Killed 30 Islamist Militants in Borno Clash: Troops destroyed two armored vehicles and captured a grenade launcher and other weapons during the battle in Mafa, about 53 kilometers (33 miles) east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, he said.

Boko Haram hacks to death 10 in NE Nigeria: local official: "The attackers went into the village around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) while residents were still asleep and used machetes to attack their victims," he added.

Eight killed as soldier opens fire in Tunisia barracks: The shooter, who had been moved to “a non-sensitive institution”, was banned from carrying weapons following his “unstable condition”, but he managed to take a weapon from a fellow soldier and opened fire on his colleagues during a flag-raising ceremony.

5 African migrants drown in Egypt boat raid: Five African migrants drowned on Monday after jumping into the Mediterranean as Egyptian coastguards raided a boat heading towards Italy, security officials said.

Demonstrator shot dead as protest erupts outside Burundi capital: A demonstrator was shot dead in southern Burundi on Monday, a local official and witness said, in one of the first confirmed reports of civil unrest erupting outside the capital Bujumbura.

Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte: Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said. "We gave it a chance to evaluate the situation, then our fighting jets attacked the ship because it was unloading fighters and weapons," he added.

19 police, 7 soldiers killed in Afghan siege: Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 police officers and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.

Bombs kill 11 in Afghanistan as Taliban, IS supporters clash: A suicide truck bomb attack and a separate roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan killed 11 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, as the Taliban clashed with supporters of the Islamic State group in the west, officials said

Top general predicts longer international presence in Afghanistan: - The top coalition commander has been meeting with NATO leaders to hammer out details of a plan that could keep thousands of international "advisers" in the country for years to come. Campbell said as many as 1,000 troops supported by contractors and other civilians could remain in Afghanistan past 2016

Massive India heatwave 'kills 500': At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas. Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 140 people have died since Saturday

In Myanmar, Muslims Arrested for Joining Terror Group That Doesn’t Exist: The government of Myanmar, cracking down on the country’s minority Muslims, has arrested at least a dozen people on charges of belonging to a terrorist group that defense lawyers and security experts say does not exist.

Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute: The Philippines is seeking a "stronger commitment" from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions: Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO.

Putin signs “undesirable NGOs” Bill into Law : Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill, enabling the designation of foreign and foreign-funded NGOs as undesirables after the bill passed both the Lower and Upper House of Parliament.

Interior minister warns Greece will default on June IMF repayment: Greece cannot make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due on 5 June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says. "The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6bn, this money will not be given and is not there to be given," Nikos Voutsis told Greek TV.

The truth about Riga: Yanis Varoufakis: To fellow Europeans I add this: Perhaps it is time we became a little more sceptical about the journalism we rely upon as citizens. And perhaps we should query European institutions in which decisions of monumental importance are made, on behalf of Europe’s citizenry, but in which minutes are neither taken nor published.

VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald Explains How to Keep Your Data Away From the NSA: Glenn Greenwald explains how tech giants such as Facebook and Google were “eager” to cooperate with the National Security Agency and offers important advice that individuals can follow to make it harder for the NSA to collect private data.

Did the Mexican Army Just Massacre 42 People?: After a shootout in western Mexico, 42 alleged criminals are dead. The army said they died in a shootout, but it looks like they were executed.

One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions: "It was a very uneven fight. A battle where 42 die on one side and only one on the other is not a battle," said Raul Benitez Manaut, a security expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He said the gang apparently offered no resistance.

Police detonate pressure cooker outside US Capitol: Police said the vehicle had "odour of gasoline" and found other "items of concern", but they would not say what those items were. The owner of the car, Israel Shimeles of Virginia, was later arrested.

May 23, 2015

Obama’s Fail on Saudi-Qatari Aid to al-Qaeda Affiliate

By Gareth Porter

The Saudi and Qatari governments are aiding the al-Nusra Front and its fellow al-Qaeda front Ahrar al Sham quite deliberately.
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Why Islamic State Is Winning

By Daniel Lazare

Saudi Arabia is a growing political liability. Its policies have become so toxic that even old allies are abandoning it.
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Three Years of Confronting Western Propaganda

By Andre Vltchek

How the Empire tries to destroy Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Eritrea, China, South Africa, and Iran – through outrageous propaganda and through manufacturing of the “opposition movements”.
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Prosecuting Crimes against Humanity

By Lawrence Davidson

Israel is attempting to do away with the laws protecting us all from crimes against humanity.
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BRICS trample US in South America

By Pepe Escobar

BRICS members China – and in a smaller measure, Russia - have been no less than restructuring commerce and infrastructure all across Latin America.
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61 IS militants killed in air strikes, clashes in Iraq: At least 61 members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes and clashes with Iraqi security forces in northern and central Iraq on Saturday, while security forces freed a small town

Iraq militias start fightback against IS in Ramadi: About 3,000 militia members in Iraq have begun moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say. The pro-government forces say they have retaken Husayba, east of Ramadi.

Syrian dissidents to form new coalition at Cairo meet: A number of Syrian opposition factions will gather in Cairo next month to form a new coalition as an alternative to an exiled West-backed alliance, officials said Saturday.

Arab Airstrikes Hit Military Bases In Yemen: Saudi-led airstrikes hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and the Yemeni government in exile expressed reservations about United Nations-led talks aimed at ending the eight-week war.

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by ISIS seethes: Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shiite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

US blocks nuclear disarmament document over Israel, Moscow fumes: Moscow has slammed the US for rendering the four-week meeting futile.

Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

18 killed as al-Shabab fighters attack two Somali towns: Dozens of fighters from the armed group al-Shabab have attacked two towns in southern Somalia, sparking clashes with government troops that left at least 18 dead, according to a Somali military official.

Afghanistan: Two soldiers kidnapped in Herat: Two soldiers have been kidnapped in Guzara District of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.

Pakistan: Three soldiers killed in NWA IED blast: Security officials said that troops were on a routine patrol when a roadside IED hit their vehicle resulting in the demise of three personnel and injuries to three others.

ISIS claims they are close to buy nuclear weapon from Pakistan: It claims ISIS has billions of dollars in the bank and describes a ‘hypothetical operation’ which involves it buying a nuclear bomb ‘through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials’ in Pakistan.

Rebel commander reported killed in east Ukraine car bombing: - Russian news agencies have reported the killing of a prominent separatist commander in eastern Ukraine when his vehicle was ripped apart by a bomb and then strafed by gunfire.

Russia: If Ukraine defaults, expect a hard line from us: Russia would adopt a tough position if Ukraine decided not to pay off debts owed to Moscow by its previous government, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast by Russian TV on Saturday.

Ireland backs gay marriage in 'landslide' victory: Ireland's government ministers said voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow civil same-sex marriage, making it the first nation in the world to legalize gay unions through a popular vote.

Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard: Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.

Peru Declares State of Emergency after Mine Protest Bloodshed At least four civilians have been killed in clashes at protests against the Tia Maria copper mining project. The chief of the Ministerial Cabinet, Pedro Cateriano, told reporters that the right to mobilization, transport, and meetings were suspended for 60 days after attacks by police left another citizen dead, bringing the number up to four

FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers: FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers

Cleveland policeman cleared over car shooting deaths: A US policeman who climbed on to a car bonnet and fired repeatedly through the windscreen at unarmed black occupants has been cleared of all charges.

Cleveland Protests Not Guilty Verdict In Police Shooting Case: Demonstrators are gathering in Cleveland Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white police officer who was charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects. Officials have urged calm in the aftermath of the controversial decision

WATCH: Virginia cop uses pepper-spray, Taser on unresisting black man having stroke: A Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed him using his Taser, and then pepper-spray, on an unresponsive black man sitting in his car.

Kansas Republicans Have Come Up with a Disgraceful New Way to Screw the Poor : Starting in July, a new law in Kansas will restrict the amount of cash a welfare recipient can take out of ATM's to just $25 a day—a move that critics say introduces a whole new host of financial burdens—including high ATM fees and travel costs—when they access cash.

Suicide rates on the rise for black children 5 to 11 years old: While the rate of suicide for white children is declining, the number among young blacks aged 5 to 11 is on the rise. Though no clear reason behind this trend is evident, some feel that a declining socio-economic status may be the root cause. Dr. Lauren Patton explains

Sexual Violence an 'Epidemic' on US Campuses, Study Confirms: A staggering 37 percent of women have been raped, or subjected to an attempted rape, by the time they start their second year of college.

Clintons’ foundation has raised nearly $2 billion: Since its creation in 2001, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised close to $2 billion from a vast global network that includes corporate titans, political donors, foreign governments and other wealthy interests, according to a Washington Post review of public records and newly released contribution data.

May 22, 2015

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency Document:
West Will Facilitate Rise of Islamic State “in Order to Isolate the Syrian Regime”


By Brad Hoff

The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State, - the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset. Continue

Wahhabis Go Nuclear — Literally

By Pepe Escobar

The House of Saud, for its part, may — and the operative concept is “may” — already have a bomb, for a long time now, to offset Israel.
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They Say "Peace" But It Is Really War

By Andre Vltchek


It seems like, these days, whoever murders, bombs, mutilates and robs is obsessed with, peace.
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The MH-17 Propaganda War

By Greg Maybury


As with all incidents useful to Western governments, the MH-17 tragedy had served its purpose.
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My Big Fat Israeli Arsenal

By Uri Misgav

These deals reflect mainly the American commitment to the American arms industries. One suspects that Israel is indeed “the American aircraft carrier in the Middle East.
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US Media and Pro-Israel Antics in Congress

By James Zogby

The United States is on the verge of institutionally supporting Israel’s illegal settlement profiteering, and the mainstream media are saying nothing.
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Is Being a Critic of Israeli State Policies the Same as Being an Anti-Semite?

By David Palumbo-Liu

If every time one voices a criticism of Israel one is acting as an anti-Semite, - then ardent supporters of Israeli state policies have won a huge victory.
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A Plot to Level a Village Isn’t News–When Targets Are Muslim and Plotter Is Christian

By Jim Naureckas

No crime fascinates US media like terrorism–provided it’s the right sort of terrorism, that is.
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Why Does Greece Not Simply Default?

By Jerome Roos

History has shown that countries that refuse to pay their debts fall harder but recover faster than those that do not. So why does Greece’s left-led government not simply get it over with?
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Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

By Glen Ford

President Obama’s “ban” on certain military hardware and gear is both fraudulent and a diversion from the real issue: the oppressive mission of the police in Black America.
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Nearly 300 pro-government soldiers are rounded up and executed in the streets of Palmyra: The jihadis have been stalking homes and shops looking for survivors, using loudspeakers to warn residents not to shelter any troops. Many locals have come forward to give information about any soldiers who had melted into the civilian population.

Syrian Rebels Seize Hospital Holding 150 Soldiers: Monitor: Islamist rebels today overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for nearly a month, a monitor said.

Islamic State 'seizes key Syria-Iraq border crossing': Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syria monitoring group says.

Islamic State fighters press advance east of Iraqi town: Islamic state fighters pressed an advance east of Ramadi on Friday after breaching Iraqi defenses outside the city the insurgents overran last weekend in a major defeat for the Baghdad government.

Islamic State expands its 'state': Although many leaders dismissed IS as vainglorious when it declared its cross-border caliphate in eastern Syria and western Iraq last summer, in its cohesion and purpose it is now seen by some – particularly Iraq’s minority Sunnis – as more of a state than the Iraqi government it is fighting.

23 ISIS elements killed in aerial bombing western Anbar, says Interior Ministry: Hawks intelligence cell of the Interior Ministry said in a press statement, “Iraqi Air Force Aviation carried out a powerful blow after monitoring a meeting of ISIS leaders in Qaim, western Anbar province, killing 24 militants and injuring 19 others in a preliminary count. ”

Report: ISIL takes Iraq town, kills Syria forces: Islamic State militants seized another town in western Iraq's Anbar province. Meanwhile, in neighboring Syria, activists said Friday that the militants have killed dozens of pro-government forces since taking full control of the ancient town of Palmyra earlier this week and seizing more than half the nation.

Exclusive: Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas: Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

Turkish police swoop on Erdogan foes, dozens detained: Turkish police launched an operation on Friday to detain dozens of people including businessmen seen as supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, President Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-foe, a provincial governor's office said.

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack: A video posted online showed a hall filled with smoke and dust, with bloodied people moaning with pain as they lay on the floor littered with concrete and glass. More than 90 people were wounded, the Saudi health minister told state television.

Two Saudis killed in rocket attacks launched from Yemen: Cross border rocket attacks launched from inside Yemen have killed two people and wounded five others in southern Saudi Arabia over the last 24 hours, Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen "rebels" in three cities: Huge explosions rocked the outskirts of the capital Sanaa after Friday's air strikes. There were also raids on second city Aden in the south and Marib province east of the capital, residents said.

Yemen: Daesh claims Sanaa mosque attack, 13 injured: of the caliphate in Sanaa have detonated an explosive device in a Houthi mosque in the people’s district…which led to the death and injury of many of them,” read a Daesh statement on Twitter.

How UK taxpayers help pay for Saudi Arabia's incineration of children in Yemen: The Saudi Arabia-led coalition is using US-supplied cluster munitions in its airstrikes on Houthi forces in Yemen, Human Rights Watch reported. Targets include those close to villages, posing a threat from undetonated submunitions to civilians.

Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government: Among the tens of thousands of bombs included in the weapons package are 3,000 Hellfire missiles, 12,000 general purpose bombs and 750 bunker buster bombs that can penetrate up to twenty feet, or six meters, of reinforced concrete.

 

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse: World Bank: Youth unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update.

Pro-Israel bias: BBC admits editorial breach in interview with Israeli defense chief: Complaints focused on BBC journalist Sarah Montague’s alleged failure to challenge controversial claims made by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs: The nine civilians were first arrested by an armed group allied with the army in the village of Tin Hama, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Menaka, said a statement from the Coordination of Azawad Movements.

Civilians killed as armed groups clash in northern Mali: Up to nine civilians, including an aid worker for a European charity, were killed after rebels attacked a village in northern Mali, armed loyalist and anti-government groups said on Friday.

Militants attack police official house in Afghanistan, 3 attackers killed: - Some three attackers were killed and two persons wounded after militants attacked a police official's house in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province overnight Thursday, said the provincial government on Friday.

China calls US actions in South China Sea irresponsible and dangerous: China said on Friday that it was “strongly dissatisfied” after a US military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

George Soros Warns "No Exaggeration" That China-US On "Threshold Of World War 3": George Soros - warned that unless the U.S. makes 'major concessions' and allows China's currency to join the IMF's basket of currencies, "there is a real danger China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of world war becomes real."

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife: Concern about the treatment of prisoners comes as Ukrainian authorities face scrutiny this week for publicly parading two men they say were Russian soldiers captured while fighting alongside separatists.

‘No promises’ on EU membership for Eastern states at Riga summit: The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.

UK: Intelligence officers given immunity from hacking laws, tribunal told: Legislative changes exempting law enforcement officers from ban on breaking into people’s digital devices were never debated by parliament, tribunal hears.

26 "Rebels" Killed in Colombian Raid on Guerrilla Camp: At least 26 leftist rebels have been killed in a military raid in western Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Friday, an attack that's likely to further strain efforts to end the country's half-century conflict.

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid: Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.

Stephen Harper probably wishes the month of May had never happened: May has been a splendid month for foes of the Harper government. It's been one humiliation after another, with only two exceptions all of its own making. Stephen Harper's rancid chickens are coming home to roost.

All six Baltimore police officers in Freddie Gray case indicted by grand jury : Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announces indictments on multiple charges, including one of second-degree murder, in the death of Freddie Gray

Olympia cop shoots 2 unarmed men suspected of stealing beer: Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were later shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city.

May 21, 2015

Russia Wins

By Margaret Kimberley

Putin and Xi prove that it is possible to stand up to the United States.
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Putin's 15 years in Power

By RSTV

Must-See Putin Documentary.
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The Suffering Is Too Great to Endure
Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity


By Peter Koenig

This is the doctrine of neoliberalism – destruction, hardship and misery for entire peoples so that a few may live in abject luxury.
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In Case You Missed It
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


By Bette Stockbauer

Some people have compared it to Hitler's publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over.
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Memorial Day Is A Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts


We need a memorial day to commemorate the victims of neoliberal globalization.
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How Was Bin Laden Killed?

By Philip Giraldi

Seymour Hersh's sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.
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The CIA and the Myths of the Bin Laden Raid

By Peter Maass

Much that the Pentagon said about the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch during the invasion of Iraq turned out to be fictitious.
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The U.S. and U.K. Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

By Glenn Greenwald

A government that is able to hide its own atrocities on “national security” grounds will be one whose public endlessly focuses on the crimes of others while remaining blissfully unaware of one’s own nation.
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Secrets, Politics and Torture

Video Documentary - Frontline - PBS

The secret history of the fight over the CIA's controversial interrogation methods, widely criticized as torture.
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GOP Lawmakers Rip Obama for not Being Faithful Enough to Saudi Arabia

By Lee Fang

A growing chorus of Republican politicians are demanding that President Barack Obama respect and follow the agenda of Saudi Arabia.
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‘Nagasaki and Hiroshima’ Model for Dealing with Iran: Israeli defense minister

By Philip Weiss


This is a story about the media blackout of important information about Israel.
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Washington, Jerusalem Discussing Massive Compensation for Iranian Nuclear Deal

By Amos Harel

The United States is likely to provide Israel with, among other things, more F-35 combat aircraft and another battery of a missile interception system.
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Reassessing U.S. aid to Israel

By Allan C. Brownfeld

All Americans, regardless of their religion, are implicated in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. America is, after all, helping to finance it.
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U.S. and Israel Have Worst Inequality in the Developed World

By Times Of Israel

When it comes to inequality, Israel is second only to the United States among developed nations, an OECD report says.
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No Respect for the Poor, Working or Not

By Paul Street

The U.S. working class struggle for a Living Wage is also a political and moral struggle for basic decency, for self-respect, and for dignity.
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World’s Largest Banks Admit to Massive Global Financial Crimes, But Escape Jail (Again)

By Matt Taibbi

They were monkeying around with the prices of every currency on Earth, all of those people were affected by this activity.
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Syria: 40 Syria rebels killed in Aleppo air raid: activists: "At least 40 rebels from Islamist factions, including three leaders, were killed when Syria's army dropped a "barrel bomb" and fired a rocket on their base in Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo city," the Britain-based Syrian, pro-rebel Observatory for Human Rights said.

IS executes 17 people in Syria's Palmyra: Fighters from the Islamic State group executed at least 17 people, including civilians, after the jihadists seized Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on Thursday, a monitor said.

One killed in mortar attack near Russian embassy in Damascus: Mortar rounds fell near the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Thursday, killing one person, in the second such attack this week, a monitor said.

ISIL captures strategic Syrian city of Palmyra: Fall of ancient city, also known as Tadmur, opens way for armed group to advance towards key government-held areas.

Syria antiquities chief urges world to save Palmyra: "I call on the international community to stop standing with arms crossed. The world must mobilise to prevent the (looting and) smuggling and destruction of this precious Syrian heritage," he added.

Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas: court documents: Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.

Congress must not abdicate its duty to authorize or declare war : News Analysis - Key members in the House and Senate have resigned themselves to the fact that there’s virtually no chance of Congress agreeing on any sort of bill to constrain or legalize the Obama administration’s bombing campaign in the Middle East.

Fresh Saudi air raids leave 14 people dead in Yemen: The Saudi warplanes' bombing of the Hamoud al-Fatimi district in the southeastern Yemeni province of Dhamar on Thursday claimed the lives of eight members of a family, including five women, two children and a man, according to reports released by Yemeni media.

Saudi bombs Yemen aid office, kills 5 refugees: local official: Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten, a local official said.

Iran backs Yemen talks but no foreign interference: FM: Iran voiced support Thursday for efforts to relaunch political talks on the Yemen crisis but said it opposed foreign interference in the conflict in which it backs the Houthi rebels.

Djibouti Denies Entry to Iranian Ship Carrying Humanitarian Aid for Yemen: Djibouti authorities have refused an Iranian ship, the Iran Shahed, carrying humanitarian aid for conflict-torn Yemen, entry into the country’s territorial waters for a cargo inspection, a source on the vessel told Sputnik Wednesday.

US sends Iraq missiles for Ramadi battle: The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) forces.

Which cities are most at risk of a terror attack?: Baghdad, according to a new report that has ranked world cities according to their attack risk. Over the last six years, Iraq's capital suffered a stunning 380 terrorist attacks which claimed 1,141 lives, making it the deadliest city in the world, by terror attacks, according to global risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft.

US to resupply Israel’s bombs & missiles arsenal, sell attack choppers to S. Arabia: The $1.9 billion deal with Israel implies supply of some 3,000 Hellfire precision missiles, 250 AIM-120C advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles, 4,100 GBU-39 small diameter bombs and 50 BLU-113 bunker buster bombs. The order also includes 14,500 tail kits for Joint Direct Attack Munitions for 220kg and 900kg bombs and a variety of Paveway laser-guided bomb kits.

Israeli Exceptionalism: Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours': Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts that it belongs to the Jewish people.

Harper To Be Feted By Montreal's Jewish Community Council In Mount Royal: The council is a religious organization, primarily concerned with certifying whether products are kosher and on Thursday evening it will give the prime minister its King David Award.

Libya : 19 soldiers killed in 24 hours in eastern city of Benghazi: The offensive is primarily targeting the militant stronghold district of al-Laithi. Government fighter jets bombed multiple positions overnight and early Thursday morning.

Gaddafi's home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya: - Standing guard at his frontline post, Libyan soldier Mohammed Abu Shager can see where Islamic State militants are holed up with their heavy weaponry less than a kilometer away.

Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton told by confidant: Hillary Clinton received several warnings from a friend that Britain was acting deceitfully in Libya.

4 Killed in South Sudan as UN Compound Bombed: The UN mission in South Sudan said four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed when two mortar bombs exploded inside its compound in the town of Melut in Upper Nile state.

Two killed in running street battles in Burundi's capital: Street battles and gunfire erupted again in the capital on Thursday as protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected his calls for calm in Burundi, an ethnic tinderbox with a history of civil war and genocide.

Air strikes kill 15 "militants" in northwest Pakistan: officials: Air strikes killed at least 15 suspected militants in Pakistan's northwestern Shawal Valley on Thursday, intelligence officials said, a week after security forces moved in on Taliban strongholds there.

US spy aircraft defies Chinese warnings, swoops over disputed islands: The US military has carried out its threat to fly over disputed islands in the South China Sea, defying multiple warnings by China’s navy for the surveillance aircraft to leave the area.

Soldier killed as fighting erupts in Ukraine's east: The report of Thursday's fatality came as the OSCE security watchdog gave warning of a "worrisome" spread of violence in the region.

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev: Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

US and Ukraine sign $1bn loan guarantee: The US has signed a $1 billion loan guarantee deal with Ukraine, and is prepared to consider giving additional loan guarantees of up to $1 billion at the end of 2015 if Ukraine continues implementing economic reforms and cooperating with the Congress.

Will American and European taxpayers save Ukraine from default?: Ukraine likely cannot pay back what it owes to its creditors. But several power players may very well come to its aid.

Russia says Ukraine debt repayment law amounts to default: Russia demanded Wednesday the timely repayment of all debts owed to it by Ukraine and accused Kiev of effectively preparing the way for default with a new law.

Ukraine rips up key cooperation deals with Russia: Kiev lawmakers on Thursday annulled five crucial security agreements with Moscow that had allowed Russia to transport troops to a separatist region of Moldova and purchase weapons that are only produced in Ukraine.

Revealed: BP's close ties with the UK government: Documents show the extent of BP’s influence on government policy and how their intimate relationship is at odds with UK commitments to reduce carbon emissions.

Violent Strikes Again in the Embattle Mexican State of Guerrero : Once again the southern Mexican state of Guerrero is in the limelight, as five people were killed and eight wounded during a shootout in the mountainous community of Tlacotepec, according to government officials.
 

Mexico Armed Conflict Deaths Topped Only by Syria and Iraq : Researchers blamed high levels of violence on the drugs trade and the Mexican state “relying heavily on its armed forces” to deal with the criminal gangs. Mexico had the third highest number of fatalities due to armed conflict last year, surpassed only by Syria and Iraq, a new study reveals.

The World's Wisest President? The Best Jose Mujica Quotes : Affectionately known in Latin America as “Pepe,” Mujica’s background as a revolutionary guerrilla fighting a dictatorship, who was later imprisoned, before forming the Broad Front movement in Uruguay and rising up through the political ranks to take the presidency, have given him a lot of life experience to draw from.

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones: The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

Court rules to keep classified ‘torture’ docs secret: A district court judge on Wednesday blocked an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force the CIA to turn over classified records about brutal interrogation programs the agency used to run.

Paul wages Patriot Act filibuster with call for an 'open rebellion': "I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged," Paul said. "The bulk collection of all Americans' phone records all of the time is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment."

Why Is It So Easy for States to Execute the Mentally Ill?: Charles was executed last week, on May 12, at the age of 32. His death by lethal injection went largely undiscussed, despite the compelling evidence of his mental illness

May 20, 2015

Why the US is Finally Talking to Russia

By Pepe Escobar

Ukraine for all practical purposes is now a massively indebted failed state turned into an IMF colony.
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You Be the Judge

By Robert Parry

An Australian news show bristled at being caught broadcasting misleading images designed to prove Russian President Putin was responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Dying For Nothing!
How About Those U.S. Troops Killed in Ramadi


By Jacob G. Hornberger

What will it take for the America people to reject, once and for all, a foreign policy of foreign intervention and regime change.
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Is ISIS a Theater Troup?

By Eric Margolis

"ISIS, indeed, is a creation of western powers, it's so very useful for keeping the US in war and keeping US forces In the Middle East"
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White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ in Syria, but Media Too Giddy Over Special Ops Porn to Notice

By Adam Johnson


Just as with the bin Laden raid narrative—that later turned out to be mostly false—this tale involved some unbelievably compelling details.
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The Concept of WMD, and its Use against Syria, in the Propaganda Systems of Western States

By Stephen Gowans

It is the propaganda apparatus of Western states—itself a weapon of mass deception–that advances the antitheses of these points.
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Why Israel Should Not Exist

By Garry Leech

The Jewish state of Israel should be viewed as both illegitimate and yet another catastrophic consequence of Western imperialism.
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Israel's Descent into Barbarism
 
 By Norman Finkelstein
 
 "Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes"
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Why Elites Love Drones

By Robert J. Burrowes

Drone strikes work precisely because they provoke violent responses which help elites to ‘justify’ their perpetual war.
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There’s Still Time to Prosecute the Torturers

By John Kiriakou

I served two years in prison for exposing the CIA's torture program. Why are the men responsible for it walking free?
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Propaganda Terms in the Media and What They Mean

By Noam Chomsky

The "peace process" has two meanings.
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A Migrant's Journey Begins

By Nicolas Haque

West African family heartbroken after sending child on treacherous journey to seek a better life in Europe.
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27 terrorists killed in al-Karma east of Falluja, says Baghdad Operations: Baghdad – on Wednesday, Baghdad Operations Command announced the death of 27 ISIS terrorists, including two foreigners, as well as the destruction of six dens belonging to ISIS, in addition to dismantling 17 booby-trapped house and explosive devices in the district of al-Karma east of Falluja.

Iraqis abandoned US-supplied tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces in Ramadi : A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren, estimated that a half dozen tanks were abandoned, a similar number of artillery pieces, a larger number of armored personnel carriers and about 100 wheeled vehicles like Humvees.

SIS leader 'Abubakr Al-Baghdadi Warns Baghdad and Karbala are Next Targets: - A propaganda audio message released by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) which claims to be from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has thanked militants for the Ramadi victory and warned that the jihadist group will target Baghdad and Karbala next.

Top Democrat sounds ‘alarm bells’ over Obama rhetoric on Islamic State: A senior House of Representatives Democrat said Tuesday that the White House’s description of supposed progress in the war against the Islamic State should ring “alarm bells,” and called the fall of the city of Ramadi to the extremists “a very serious and significant setback.”

U.S.-led air raid kills 15 al Qaeda fighters in Syria -monitor: An air raid by U.S.-led forces killed at least 15 members of al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front in the northwest of the country on Wednesday, a group monitoring the Syrian civil war said.

6 killed in IS attack in southern Syria: At least six people were killed Tuesday in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a town in Syria's southern province of Swaida, state TV reported. Syrian army forces backed by allied fighters foiled the IS attack on the town of al-Haqf in the eastern countryside

Islamic State insurgents storm ancient Syrian city, civilians flee: - Islamic State stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing parts of it from government forces in fierce fighting as civilians were evacuated and Syria's antiquities chief called on the world to save its ancient ruins.

Saudi soldier killed in border clashes with Houthis: A Saudi soldier has been killed in Jizan Region in the kingdom’s southwest during border clashes with Yemen’s Houthi fighters. The border guard was named Hassan Someili, who died during confrontation with the Ansarullah fighters in the region’s Alharth governorate on Wednesday.

U.N. announces Yemen talks, Iran to allow ship inspection: - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced talks between warring Yemeni parties in Geneva on May 28 to end over seven weeks of war, as Iran agreed for international inspections of an aid ship sailing to Yemen.

Israel knew all along that settlements, home demolitions were illegal: New evidence shows government's adviser on international law said in 1968 that demolishing terror suspects' homes violates Geneva Convention.

Israel Dumps 'Apartheid' Bus Segregation: The segregation plan would have effectively banned Palestinians who work in Israel from using the same buses as Israeli settlers to commute to the West Bank.

21 "ISIL fighters" killed by Algerian troops: Algerian troops have ambushed and killed at least 21 fighters allied to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant as they held a meeting east of the capital in one of country’s largest military operations in recent years, the defence ministry and security sources have said.

17 Killed in Libya Tribal Clashes: "The clashes between the Tuareg and Tabu tribes has killed 17 people and injured 16 others from Monday to Tuesday," an official from the Ubari Municipal Council told Xinhua.

French say their special forces kill 2 top Islamic extremist chiefs in northern Mali battle: A defense ministry statement on Wednesday said that Amada Ag Hama and Ibrahim Ag Inawalen died in fighting this week. The two were described as the main chiefs of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Ansar Dine, groups responsible for numerous attacks on international forces.

Burundi unrest: 1 killed; president delays legislative polls: Burundi police on Wednesday battled hundreds of protesters, killing an army soldier and wounding at least one other in continuing unrest over the president's bid for a third term in office.

Militias, Islamic State extremists clash in central Libya: Mohammed Shamia, a spokesman for a militia known as Brigade 166 that answers to Libya's government based in the capital, Tripoli, says fighting broke out in Sirte early on Wednesday.

Afghan official: At least 12 police killed by insurgents: Elsewhere in Afghanistan, at least 10 insurgents were killed by government forces in the northwestern province of Badghis near the border with Turkmenistan, an official said.

Faith in Afghan government wanes as Taliban expands influence in the east: The Taliban now dominate the surrounding countryside and all but control several districts, according to residents, elders and a politician.

US releases trove of documents seized in Bin Laden 2011 raid: The United States has made public a trove of documents that intelligence officials say were taken by Navy SEALs during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound that show the late terrorist’s interest in France, economics and conspiracy theories.

At Least 13 Militants Killed In Pakistan Air Strikes: Pakistan's military says at least 13 militants have been killed when its jets targeted five militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan.

Malaysia, Indonesia to let 'boat people' come ashore temporarily: - Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer shelter to 7,000 "boat people" adrift at sea in rickety boats but made clear their assistance was temporary and they would take no more.

Four Soldiers Killed as Fighting Erupts in Eastern Ukraine — Regional Governor: : "According to preliminary data, four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and two others have been wounded, one of them seriously," Moskal said. The fatalities could not immediately be confirmed by the military in Kiev.

Moscow says it will retaliate if Ukraine hosts US anti-missile defenses: Russia will take retaliatory measures to protect itself if Ukraine decides to station US anti-missile defense systems in its territory, Kremlin spokesman told the media.

Greece Issues Ultimatum: No Repayment If Deal Not Reached : A spokesman for the Syriza-led government in Greece announced Tuesday that Athens would miss its next scheduled repayment of US$339 million to the International Monetary Fund if a bailout deal is not reached by then.

76 politicians caught up in UK child abuse probeAFP: London (AFP) - British police said Wednesday they have received historical child sex abuse claims against 261 public figures, including 76 politicians, as they respond to a surge in complaints sparked by the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Banks fined over $5 billion for rigging global currency markets: A group of global banks will pay more than $5 billion U.S. in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the world’s currency market, the first time in more than two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing.

Protest for $15 an Hour Planned Ahead of McDonald's Meeting: The start of the two-day demonstration in Oak Brook, Illinois, comes ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.

Baltimore Police in Question as New Freddie Gray Video Surfaces: The video shows Gray motionless and hanging out of the back of a police van on his stomach as police shackle his ankles.

How Did a 26-Year-Old Iraq War Veteran Die Serving a 2-Day Jail Sentence?: Twenty-six-year-old James Brown served two tours in Iraq. He didn't make it two days in a Texas jail.

War criminal: Hillary Clinton says her Iraq war vote was a 'mistake': During her 2008 campaign, Clinton defended her vote as a way to give President George W. Bush authority to deal with Iraq, which she said he then abused.

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
 

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world: By David Armstrong

The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
 

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
 

The president's real goal in Iraq: By JAY BOOKMAN

29 September 2002. - The official story on Iraq has never made sense.
 

The Project for the New American Century: By William Rivers Pitt

02/25/03 - The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
 

Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy: By WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT

A highly classified British memo, leaked in the midst of Britain's just-concluded election campaign, indicates that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by summer 2002 and was determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policy.
 

UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse": By Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
 

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises: in Kashmir, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.
 

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map? - Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .

 

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