The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War
By Glenn Greenwald
From The New Hitler (back) to U.S. Partner in less than a year: an
impressive feat for both Assad and U.S. propaganda.
Obama Declares War on Syria
By Stephen Lendman
The Islamic State is the pretext. Syria is the
target. At issue is regime change.
The Pentagon’s Strategy for World Domination:
Full Spectrum Dominance, from Asia to Africa
By Bruce K. Gagnon
The NATO military noose is tightening around Russia.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters:
Why Moral Perversity of U.S. Position in Gaza is Stunning
By Roger Waters
I think it's safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under
siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.
Selective Outrage over Ukraine POWs
By Robert Parry
The New York Times has taken deep umbrage over an unseemly parade staged
by ethnic Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine featuring captured Ukrainian
Sanctions & the Dollar: A Fall From Grace?
By Conn M. Hallinan
With China set to replace the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, it is
only a matter of time before the renminbi—or some agreed upon
international method of exchange—replaces the dollar.
Colonization by Bankruptcy
The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina
By Ellen Brown
Similar bold moves by Ecuador and Iceland have left those countries in
substantially better shape than Greece, which went along with the
agendas of the international financiers.
The Final Nail in the Coffin
The Death of Freedom in Our Schools
By John W. Whitehead
American school children are indeed powerless. And they will remain
helpless, powerless and in bondage to the police state unless “we the
people” set them free.
15 killed in Baghdad bomb blast:
A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy area in eastern Baghdad,
killing as many as 15 people, officials said, the latest in a series of
attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the government struggles to
dislodge militants from areas in the country’s west and north.
ISIL recaptures Mosul Dam yet again,
takes 200 Kurdish Peshmerga prisoners: ISIL recaptures Mosul Dam yet
again, takes 200 Kurdish Peshmerga prisoners
NATO ready to intervene militarily to help Iraq:
The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, announced on
Tuesday the alliance’s readiness to intervene militarily to help Iraq if
it is requested by the Iraqi government; the request for assistance of
the Iraqi government will be taken into consideration, according to
reports of the Daily Telegraph.
US: 7 European States to Arm Kurds in Iraq:
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says seven European governments have
agreed to join the United States in supplying weaponry to Kurdish forces
battling Islamic State extremists in northern Iraq.
Iran Arming Iraqi Kurds Against Islamic State:
Iran has provided weapons and ammunition to the semi-autonomous Kurdish
region in Iraq, said the region’s President on Tuesday in a joint a
press-conference with the Iranian foreign minister.
US destroys millions of dollars in US-made arms
in Iraq: Since the Obama
administration began strikes there on August 8, US fighter jets and
drones have destroyed an estimated $3 million-$4 million worth of Iraqi
military vehicles that were provided by the United States and later
seized by Islamists who now control a third of Iraq.
American, killed while fighting alongside Islamic
State militants in Syria: A
33-year-old American man who grew up in Minnesota and then moved to
California was killed over the weekend in Syria while battling alongside
the militant grew formerly known as ISIS, NBC News reported on Tuesday.
Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with
Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.:
American militants could commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired
in Iraq, Syria
Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female
American hostage: Islamic State
militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old
humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The jihadist group is
demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of a Muslim woman
from a US prison.
US Drones Are Flying Over ISIS Areas In Syria —
Without Assad's Approval: The
missions will be carried out without coordination with or approval from
the government of Syria. Officials noted that regime "air-defense
systems in eastern Syria won't pose a threat because sensors are either
sparsely located or inoperable," WSJ reports.
US military to initiate operations in Syria:
The Obama administration has ordered the start of US military operations
inside Syria, in addition to ongoing air strikes and renewed troop
deployments in Iraq.
US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria:
The flights focus on sites of the Islamic State militant group as
possible targets and could pave the way for airstrikes in Syria.
US says no permission needed to fly spy planes
over Syria: The United States is poised to send spy
planes into Syria to track the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
jihadists, but said it would seek no permission to do so.
Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinians in Rafah:
- An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the al-Jneinah
neighborhood in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, shortly before
a ceasefire agreement was due to go into effect.
Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce:
"The embargo will be lifted and the five border posts will see
considerable changes, with the Rafah border crossing opening," he said
in reference to the crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
Senior Hamas official: Israel agreed to open Gaza
crossings: Asked about the fishing
zone, he said that Gaza fishermen would be allowed to reach as far as 6
nautical miles and the zone would be increased gradually until it is 12
nautical miles by the end of 2014.
U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian fishing boat:
The incident occurred earlier in the day when a team from the Coast
Guard patrol vessel Monomoy was dispatched in a smaller boat "to query
the Iranian dhow" in international waters, the Navy said in a statement.
Philip Giraldi: Billionaires Make War on Iran:
Op-Ed: And the United States Government is Helping
Dozens of Afghan And Pakistani Taliban Killed In
Faryab: According to the commanders,
during the operation, 54 armed Taliban including 11 commanders and
so-called governor of Taliban were killed and 90
Pakistani Taliban Suffers Major Split:
Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban
Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives,
resulting in lack of coordination and the outfit's defeat.
3 killed as UN helicopter shot down in South
Sudan: A rebel
commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a
U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a
state governor. The U.N. confirmed that three people died and one
survived — all Russian citizens — when one of its helicopters crashed.
Boko Haram seizes town after soldiers 'flee':
Group take over border town Ashigashya after hundreds of Nigerian
soldiers fled to Cameroon, a police source said.
U.S., Europe weigh sanctions,
armed force for Libya: The Obama
administration and its European allies are weighing their options for
greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and
an armed international force to help stabilize the North African
country, diplomats said Tuesday.
An unpleasant surprise for the US in Libya:
Washington is displeased with the air strikes it says the United Arab
Emirates and Egypt conducted on Islamist militias in Libya - especially
since it appears both countries tried to keep their US allies in the
Egypt denies role in air attacks in Libya:
The US government on Tuesday said it believed the UAE and Egypt carried
out raids in Libya, a day after the New York Times quoted unnamed
officials as saying the same.
Ukraine cites Russia support for peace plan:
Putin said separately he had an "overall positive assessment" of
Tuesday's meetings, which included face-to-face talks with Poroshenko.
Captured Russian troops 'in Ukraine by accident':
Ten Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by
accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.
Russian Intelligence Warns Moscow
of US-Led ISIL Threat: Russia's
External Intelligence Service (SVR) warned Kremlin that the US is using
the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group to
create a new front against Russia in the Central Asia.
France's president replaces economy minister with
"former" Rothschild Banker: President
Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a
former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to
reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with
Global warming is already here and could be
irreversible, UN panel says: Global
warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s
increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a
draft of a new international science report says.
Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American
Legion : President Barack Obama faced
a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on
his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's
Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked by
Cop for not Rolling Down Window: Video
- A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a
man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with
several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his
Now Burger King is Renouncing Its US Citizenship
: Burger King is the latest company
announcing plans to renounce its US citizenship in order to dodge taxes.
It plans to buy Tim Hortons and then pretend Tim Hortons bought them so
they can claim to be Canadian. (Tim Hortons renounced its own US
citizenship in 2009 and moved their headquarters from Ohio to Canada.)
August 26, 2014
Egypt and UAE Have Conducted Secret Air Strikes
on Libya – Report
The UAE was the source of pilots, warplanes and aerial refueling planes
while Egyptian bases were used to strike Tripoli in both attacks.
ISIS: Made in Washington, Riyadh – and Tel Aviv
By Justin Raimondo
If we step back from the hysteria generated by the beheading of
US journalist James Foley, what’s clear is that this new bogeyman is the
creation of the United States and its allies in the region.
How the Brutalized Become Brutal
By Chris Hedges
These killings will stop only when we accept that the killers who should
terrify us most are ourselves.
The Difference Between Children
Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects.
By Gideon Levy
An iron wall of denial and inhumanness protects the Israelis from the
shameful work of their hands in Gaza.
What Is The Dahiya Doctrine?
Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
A recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths
of Israeli policy towards Gaza.
On Course for Holocaust II…..?
By Alan Hart
This is the most controversial article the gentile me has ever written
or is ever likely to write, but I believe that what I am going to say
needs to be said and should be widely debated.
America Frightens Us
Political Europe Suppressed Under Washington's Thumb Is Waking Up
By Roman Baudzus
the U.S. police state is not just on the rise, but is already in place!
Lost in the Fear Factory
By Matt Carr
What is striking about this new world of fear is the way that it has now
become an instrument of governance that is used to discipline the
population and mobilize popular support.
The Surveillance Engine
How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
By Ryan Gallagher
The search tool was designed to be the largest system for internally
sharing secret surveillance records in the United States, capable of
handling two to five billion new records every day.
Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even
By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police
state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if,
Cornel West: “He Posed As A Progressive And
Turned Out To Be Counterfeit."
By Thomas Frank
"We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
America’s Continuing Border Crisis
The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children
By Aviva Chomsky
U.S. policies directly led to today’s crises in Guatemala, El Salvador,
More than 500 killed as Islamic State seizes
Syrian air base - monitor: Islamic
State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday,
capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost
more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. At least 346 Islamic State
fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had
died since Tuesday.
Islamic State might have taken advanced MANPADS
from Syrian airfield: The seizure of
Tabqa air base, while not the first installation of its type to fall to
militants, highlights the Islamic State’s gains in the region and the
group’s continued pilfering of advanced military equipment, particularly
the surface-to-air missile systems known as MANPADS, short for Man
Portable Air Defense Systems.
Obama Backs Surveillance Over Syria:
President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria,
two U.S. officials said late Monday, a move that could pave the way for
U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets.
US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis
leaders in Syria: White House will
'take action' against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt
flow of jihadists across its border
Syrian foreign minister warns against airstrikes:
Syria’s foreign minister warned the US yesterday not to conduct air
strikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’
consent. Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem said any such attack
would be considered an act of aggression.
West poised to join forces with President Assad
in face of Islamic State?: The US has
already covertly assisted the Assad government by passing on
intelligence about the exact location of jihadi leaders through the BND,
the German intelligence service, a source has told The Independent.
Syrian government offers to help West fight
'Islamic State': The Syrian
government has said it's prepared to cooperate with the West in the
fight against the "Islamic State." But Germany has said that it has no
intention to work with Damascus.
Myth #1: ISIS is crazy and irrational:
Analysis: If you want to understand the
Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know
about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent
medieval ideology, sure. But not insane.
American Journalist Peter Theo Curtis Released by
Captors in Syria: Curtis was handed
over to United Nations peacekeepers in Al Rafid village in the Golan
Heights Sunday evening, local time, according to the U.N. Curtis
received a medical check-up before he was handed over to U.S. officials.
Foley murder video 'may have been staged':
Analysts believe the British jihadi in the video may not have been James
Foley's killer, although it is accepted that the journalist was murdered
Has British expert worked out where James Foley was killed?
Analysis of video leads to claims it was filmed south of Syrian city of
ISIS an 'Incredible' Fighting Force, US Special
Ops Sources Say: "These guys aren't
just bugging out, they're tactically withdrawing. Very professional,
well trained, motivated and equipped. They operate like a state with a
military," said one official who tracks ISIS closely.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
At least 43 people killed in wave of attacks in
Iraq: The deadliest of Monday's
bombings was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew up himself among
Shiite worshippers who were leaving a mosque after noon prayers in the
capital's eastern New Baghdad area, killing at least 15 people and
wounding 32 others.
ISIL beheads 3 Iraqi police near Mosul:
According to a local source in Nineveh
province, the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
beheaded three Iraqi police officers in the south of Mosul on Monday.
Details emerge of IS killing of 670 Shiite
prisoners in Mosul: Islamic State
fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed
other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
British special forces land in Iraq to fight ISIS:
Troops from the Royal British Army's elite SAS unit and Special
Reconnaissance Regiment have landed in Iraq and are pursuing Islamic
State fighters, particularly the U.K. citizen known as "Jihadi John" who
beheaded the American journalist James Foley on camera last week.
12 Palestinians killed as Israel continues attack
on Gaza: Palestinian foreign minister
says will go to ICC if newest Egypt proposal fails as 12 Palestinians
killed in Gaza.
Gaza high-rise destroyed by Israeli strikes:
Seventy families lived in the building, which also housed offices and a
Iran ‘will arm Palestinians’
after downing Israeli drone: Tehran
will “accelerate” arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel’s
deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military
commander said Monday.
Mubarak resisted US pressure to give up the
Sinai: The Secret Files: Towards the
end of his tenure, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resisted
pressures from Washington to cede Egyptian territory in the Sinai
Peninsula to help create a Palestinian state, former senior members of
Mubarak’s ruling party told Asharq Al-Awsat.
35 Taliban militants killed, 32 others injured in
Afghan operations: At least 35
Taliban militants were killed during joint military operations conducted
by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram 'part of
Islamic caliphate': leader: Boko
Haram's leader said a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier
this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video
obtained by AFP on Sunday.
UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya, says US:
The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids
against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in
Egypt, US officials have said.
Libyan capital under Islamist control after
Tripoli airport seized: Libya has
lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after
Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli,
proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet
Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as
chaos spreads: The Libyan parliament
that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose
an Islamist-backed deputy as its prime minister, leaving the chaotic
country with two rival leaders and assemblies each backed by armed
Bodies of 170 African migrants found from Libya
shipwreck: Libyan rescuers have
recovered the bodies of around 170 people after a boat carrying illegal
migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank at sea last week, a coast guard
official said today.
Russia's Foreign Ministry: Creation of democratic
state in Libya is in dead end: The
chaos in Libya is a direct result of irresponsible interference by the
U.S. and its NATO allies, the Russian diplomatic service added.
Kiev accuses Russia of military incursion before
leaders meet: Ukraine has accused
Russia of sending military vehicles over the border ahead of today’s
planned meeting between the countries’ leaders, as fighting spread in
eastern Ukraine and Moscow announced plans to send a second
controversial aid convoy to the region.
Inside the Besieged Ukrainian City of Luhansk:
Report: Outside Luhansk city morgue the cloying smell of death forces a
reflex gag. Swarms of black flies buzz angrily in the heat.
Ukraine President Dissolves
Parliament, Calls for Early Elections in October:
Despite a multi-billion euro lifeline provided by the International
Monetary Fund, reforms failed to take shape. Poroshenko also met
persistent pushback from the parliament, which had been populated with
supporters of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
Russia will do whatever necessary to protect its
legitimate interests – Lavrov: Russia
doesn’t want to escalate tit-for-tat sanctions with the West, but is
ready to do whatever is necessary to protect its legitimate interests,
including those of national security in all its dimensions, Russia’s FM
told The Daily Telegraph.
Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan’s autocratic president tips on how
to defend a massacre: Tony Blair gave
Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his image
after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime.
France thrown into political turmoil after
government dissolved: PM Manuel Valls
told to form new government after minister's call to end austerity
policies imposed by Germany triggers crisis
The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its
Own Secret Google: The National
Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S.
government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share
more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone
locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents
obtained by The Intercept.
This is why you can't trust the NSA. Ever.:
New documents show the agency missing a massive number of violations.
And that's before it set up a new program with virtually no oversight.
'We lost our jobs for reporting being raped':
Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of
sexual violence in the U.S. military.
Mourners urge black Americans to take action:
"Show up at the voting booths. Let your voices be heard, and let
everyone know that we have had enough of all of this," said Eric Davis,
one of Brown's cousins.
Michael Brown funeral: Reverend Al Sharpton
demands action on policing – video:
Joined by Brown's friends and family, Sharpton said it was hard to
understand how the US could afford to give military equipment to its
police force while education and healthcare lagged behind.
US survey highlights mistrust of police:
The USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll found that 65 percent of
respondents said police did "only a fair" or a poor job in holding
police officers accountable when misconduct occurs, compared with 30
percent who say they do an excellent or good job.
How Serious Is The California Drought?:
A picture paints a thousand words... but these 3 before-and-after images
in California (over a period of just 3 years) suggest only 3 words -
"What a Disaster"
August 24, 2014
Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’
By Ray McGovern
the Kremlin has put down a marker: there are limits to the amount of
suffering that Russia will let Kiev inflict on the anti-coup federalists
and ethnic Russian civilians right across the border.
Sanctions Deepen the Recession
Obama Destabilizes Europe’s Economy
By James Petras
The mega-buggers in Washington and the bootlickers in Europe have chosen
sanctions over trade and destruction over prosperity. Continue
War Criminal Dick Cheney
‘Absolutely Certain There Will Be Another Mass Casualty Attack Against
While Cheney said the beheading of an American reporter is a terrible
development, he cautioned, “Magnify that a million times over because
that’s what’s in store for the rest of the world if we don’t deal
effectively with this crisis.”
James Foley Beheading Video Has Play-Acting
Portions – Video Experts Say
By Athena Yenko
The "War On Terror" Is A Fraud - It Is Not Meant To Be Won, It Is Meant
To Be Continuous:
By Eric Margolis
Was Foley’s head really cut off? Hard to tell. We have been fed so much
fake government war propaganda in recent decades.
Behind The IDF Killing Of A 10-year-old Boy
By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac
Khalil Anati was 10 years and eight months old, when he was killed. An
Israeli soldier had opened the door of his armored jeep, picked up his
rifle, aimed it at the upper body of the boy, who was running with his
back to the soldier, and cut him down with one bullet.
Son of Death
By Uri Avnery
THE CAIRO talks were near success, or so it seemed. But Binyamin
Netanyahu was in trouble.
Gaza, Essentialism and Jewish History
By Gilad Atzmon
Righteous progressive Jews suffocate the discourse with tons of
anecdotal details in order to conceal the Jewish ideology at the core of
the crimes committed by the Jewish State.
National Lawyers Guild, Urge International
Criminal Court to Investigate War Crimes by Israeli, U.S. Leaders
By Marjorie Cohn
The letter lists the following war crimes, and cites supporting factual
allegations for each crime.
Racist Societies: Israel and the U.S
By Robert Fantina
U.S. citizens are too complacent to question their own government, and
Israeli citizens enjoy watching the slaughter of the people who reside
in Israel’s colony.
“I’m Into Diversity – I Kill Everybody”.
St Louis officer Dan Page suspended over video calling black people
By Heather Saul
If you don't want to get killed, don't show up in front of me.
At least 42 killed as bombings Hit Iraq's Kirkuk,
Baghdad: Bombings in Baghdad and the
northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as
the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day
before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political
30 killed in Iraqi city bombings:
The bombings happened today as the Iraqi government investigated a
deadly attack on a Sunni mosque yesterday that heightened sectarian
tensions amid a fragile political transition..
Suicide bomber attacks Baghdad intelligence
headquarters, 8 killed: - A suicide
bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters in Baghdad on
Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources
Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack:
Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government
after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside
Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.
Iraq conflict: UN warns of
possible Amerli 'massacre': The town,
under siege by Islamic State for two months, has no electricity or
drinking water, and is running out of food and medical supplies.
Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq': Report:
Hundreds of Iranian troops crossed border to join battle against Islamic
State group, sources tell Al Jazeera.
US considers broad military action against ISIS in Iraq and
Syria – report: As the US has
acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than
Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal
justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni
extremists in Iraq and Syria.
US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting
Isis Commanders: Western intelligence
agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad
fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing
details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes.
Monitoring group says Islamic State fighters
capture Tabqa air base in Raqqa province after days of fighting.:
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes were still taking
place on the outskirts of the airport on Sunday, but the facility was
under the group's control and strewn with bodies of "dozens" of
U.S. failed raid to rescue journalist Foley
revealed in eyewitness accounts: U.S.
Delta Force commandos dropped from night sky: Syria activist: "The raid
happened just after midnight," Raqaoui said. "The helicopters first
started destroying anti-aircraft weapons. "According to villagers, they
burned the camp and killed all the ISIS fighters,” he said, using one of
the acronyms that refer to the Islamic State.
‘Apocalyptic’ Isis beyond anything we've seen,
say US defence chiefs: Senior
Pentagon officials describe militants as ‘apocalyptic’ group that will
need to be defeated but maintain limited strikes are sufficient
FBI: No credible threats to US
from Islamic State The FBI and
Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible
terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant
Netanyahu says Gaza offensive will continue as 13
killed: Israeli PM says assault will
not end until all aims achieved as Israeli strikes continue to pound
Israel strikes kill 10 in Gaza:
Israel pounds Gaza with scores of
airstrikes, killing 10 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and
bringing down a 12-story apartment building.
Watch: Moment Israeli airstrike destroys 13-storey residential
tower in Gaza City: Video
Hollywood stars sign petition in support of
Israeli murder in Gaza: The CCFP
letters bears their signatures, as well as those of Sarah Silverman,
Minnie Driver, Ziggy Marley, Seth Rogen, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Arnold, Benji Madden, director
Ivan Reitman, writer Aaron Sorkin, producer Michael Rotenberg, composer
Michael Nyman, producer Haim Saban, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter
Braun and many others.
Holocaust survivors condemn Israel for 'Gaza
massacre,' call for boycott: In
response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327
Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad
accusing Israel of 'ongoing massacre of the Palestinian people.'
I Accuse Israel: Op-Ed:
I step forward to defend Jews. The difference being that, in my case, in
order to defend Jews I must attack the Jewish state of Israel.
Hamas signs Palestinian
application for ICC membership: Hamas
has signed a proposal for the Palestinians to apply to join the
International Criminal Court at which legal action could be taken
against Israel, a senior official of the movement said Saturday.
Chile Files Lawsuit against Israeli Prime Minister:
On Friday, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez (Communist Party) filed a
lawsuit against the Israeli Prime Minister for “crimes against
humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.
Palestinian MPs accuse Israel of unprecedented
crackdown: Of the 84 MPs elected to
the Palestinian parliament from the West Bank and East Jerusalem in
2006, 36 are in Israeli jails, two-thirds of them under what is known as
"administrative detention", where the evidence against them is not
Venezuela Offers Education to 1000 Palestinian
Youths: President Nicolas Maduro says
the high death toll of Palestinian children prompted him to offer one
thousand youths the opportunity to study in Venezuela
Iran says it shot down Israeli drone:
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard says it has brought down an Israeli
stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of
Airstrikes in Libya’s capital kill 15:
Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya’s capital
killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. It was not clear who
carried out the airstrikes. Misrata militia leaders have blamed past
attacks on forces allied to renegade Gen. Khalifa Hifter,
Nigerian police missing after Boko Haram raid:
At least 35 officers training in Borno state - a rebel bastion - went
missing after armed group attacked town of Gwoza.
37 Taliban Insurgents Killed in ANSF Operations:
At least 37 Taliban militants including their leaders were killed in the
past 24 hours during a nationwide operation led by the Afghan National
Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a
statement on Saturday.
US Kills 6 People In Pakistan:
Provincial police chief for Kunar
province, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel, confirmed that six alleged
militants were killed following a drone strike by coalition forces
China rejects U.S. criticism over jet encounter:
The United States' frequent short-range reconnaissance missions
threatened the safety of both militaries, it said. It urged the US to
reduce short-range reconnaissance against China and to respect
international law and conventions.
Number of Ukrainian government forces killed
fighting separatists rises to 722 - Ukraine defense council:
This marked a jump from August 11 when the figure was at 568 - meaning
that more than 150 troops, interior forces and border guards have been
killed in less than two weeks.
Anti-govt forces ‘circle 1000s of Kiev troops,
capture 2 tank battalions’ in E.Ukraine:
After sustained defensive combat against Ukrainian troops in the
self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk during August, rebels are
now reporting of entrapping two large groups of Kiev troops and seizing
military hardware in a counteroffensive.
Ukraine rebels parade captives:
Ukraine marked its independence day on Sunday with a military march past
in Kiev intended to send a message of defiance to Russia, but pro-Moscow
rebels countered by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the
streets in their stronghold.
Moscow confirms delivery of aid to E. Ukraine,
trucks return to Russia: All trucks
have returned empty, Ukrainian and Russian border guards confirmed,
Russian Deputy Emergency Minister Eduard Chizhikov said.
German Vice Chancellor Calls for Ukraine's
Federalization: German Vice
Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday said that federalization of
Ukraine was the only viable solution to the crisis that has engulfed
this East European country.
Uruguayans Poised to Cultivate Their Own Legal
Cannibas: Uruguay is the first
country to have completely legalize recreational marijuana consumption.
The country legalized marijuana to end drug trafficking and to avoid its
excessive consumption. Citizens who want to grow marijuana plants must
be Uruguayan adults or permanent residents of the country, and must be
registered as cultivators.
Julian Assange's Life Was in 'Mortal Danger':
Rafael Correa: Ecuadorian President
Rafael Correa said on Saturday that he decided to grant political asylum
to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on 2012 because his life was in
Cop Who Gunned Down Michael Brown Has Raised
$218,000: A website created to
support Officer Darren Wilson has raised almost $218,000 over the last
few days, according to the Detroit Free Press. “We stand behind Officer
Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives. All
proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and his family for any
financial needs they may have
Taxpayers Forced to Pay $5M in Damages After LAPD Executed
Unarmed Man on Live TV: Video - Brian
Beaird was a 51 year old disabled veteran who was discharged from the
National Guard after a botched surgery on a brain tumor in the late 80s.
He also suffered from schizophrenia, which may explain his actions that
The dying American dream, perfectly illustrated
with Legos: This three-minute video
posted by Richard Reeves, an economist with the Brookings Institute,
captures — the startling difficulty that the country’s poorest
households have at ever working their way up the income ladder
August 22, 2014
Russia Deliberately Violates Ukrainian
By The Saker
In reality, this is clearly the logically, politically and morally right
thing to do.
Understanding Ukraine in 15 Minutes
By Mike Whitney
For the past 20 years Americans have been grooming Ukraine Nazism aimed
Are The US And Syria Now On The Same Side?
Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, adviser to Syrian Presidency tells Channel 4 News
that western reactions to Isis "are coming too little too late." "The
whole world should be against Isis," she says.
Air Strikes? Talk of God?
Barack Obama is Following The jihadists’ Script After James Foley
By Robert Fisk
The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W
Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11.
Are We Not Savages Too?
The Beheading of James Foley
By Gary Leech
The lack of graphic video footage of the killing of innocent people by
our bombs and missiles does not make these deaths any less brutal or
The Historical Perspective of the 2014 Gaza
By Ilan Pappé
A world that would stop employing double standards in its dealings with
Israel is a world that could be far more effective in its response to
war crimes elsewhere in the world.
Ferguson: No Justice in the American Police State
By Paul Craig Roberts
Today Americans have no more protection against state violence than
Germans had under National Socialism.
Ferguson Reflections: Race, Class, and the Crisis
By Paul Street
It is a mistake is to see the militarization of U.S. local policing as
an almost unconscious and creeping development devoid of intentionality
on the part of the U.S. power elite.
A least 68 killed in terror
attack on Sunni mosque near Baghdad:
Militants targeted a Sunni mosque in a province next to the Iraqi
capital during weekly prayers on Friday, killing at least 68 people and
wounding over 50 as members of the Islamic State group continue to push
through the area, officials said.
Iraq forces battle militants near Baghdad:
Iraqi government troops and Kurdish forces launched an operation on
Friday aimed at retaking the Jalawla area of Diyala province, northeast
of the capital, from militants who seized it on August 11, officers
Biden: US would help Iraq pursue federal system:
Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq pursue a
federal system that would decentralize power away from Baghdad.
70 IS jihadists killed in Syria clashes:
At least 70 Islamic State jihadist fighters have been killed in 48 hours
of clashes with Syrian army troops in the northern province of Raqa, a
monitoring group said on Friday.
Reports: Syrian troops in besieged northern air
base kill dozens of jihadis:
Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent
media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern
air base that the Islamic State group is trying to seize, activists and
state media said.
US and UK should back Assad to defeat ISIS -
senior UK MP: It’s unthinkable that a
military operation in Iraq, spearheaded by America and its allies, can
exist without some sort of “Syrian dimension,” Rifkind said. “For Syria
to become an ISIS safe haven – that is ludicrous,” he continued.
US Spreads Propaganda of Fear -
Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've
seen': Pentagon: - The
sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants
represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once
posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
US Spreads Propaganda of Fear -
Senator Inhofe warns of potential terrorist
attacks on U.S. soil: “We're in the
most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation,” Senator Inhofe
told Fox 25's Phil Cross.
US Begins Selling "Syria Intervention" Using ISIS
Pretext: " The Islamic State in Iraq
and Syria cannot be defeated unless the United States or its partners
take on the Sunni militants in Syria", the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff said Thursday.
US 'Ready To Take Action Against IS In Syria':
The US has said it will not be restricted by the Iraq-Syria border as it
considers further action against Islamic State militants.
James Foley’s murder will see calls for military action – just
what Isis wants: Analysis: The ‘war
on terror’ has made jihadism stronger than ever. The west must be
careful not to fuel the fear upon which Isis thrives
Hamas executes 'collaborators', Israeli boy
killed: - Hamas executed 18 alleged
collaborators in Gaza City on Friday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu vowed harsh retribution for the killing of a four-year-old boy
by Palestinian mortar fire.
Ground Attack on Horizon with Orders to 10,000
IDF Reservists: The Israeli Cabinet
has approved the mobilization of 10,000 IDF reservists, following two
days of a continuous barrage of rocket fire by Hamas, which broke the
umpteenth cease-fire on Tuesday with a salvo of medium-range rockets on
Be’er Sheva, followed by missiles on Tel Aviv.
US accuses Israel of targeting relatives of
kidnapped and murdered Palestinian 16-year-old:
The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a
Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July
along with two cousins, who are US citizens.
How the New York Times Twists Gaza:
Though it has faded somewhat from the headlines, Israel's war on Gaza is
still going on, with a round of airstrikes that killed dozens this week.
And how was this reported in the New York Times? As Hamas breaking a
NDP MP quits party, citing Mulcair’s stance on
Israel: A New Democrat MP has quit
the caucus over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on
the current conflict in Gaza and demeaning party demands to toe the
Houthis launch Friday protests as violence hits
north Yemen: As bloody clashes
continue in Yemen's north, Houthi leader makes combative speech but
protest remains calm
12 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Zabul Operation:
The operation was launched in Shar-e Safa district of the province to
rid the area of insurgents, in which 12 Taliban insurgents were killed,
said Zabul Police Chief, Ghulaam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai.
5 policemen, soldier killed in Afghanistan:
Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing
five policemen, officials said yesterday.
12 Millitants Killed by Pak Forces in Balochistan:
Pakistan security forces today killed at least 12 suspected militants
and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a search operation
in the troubled Balochistan province.
Woman killed as Morsi supporters clash with
security in east Cairo: A 44 year-old
woman, Zeinab Mahmoud, died on Friday amid clashes between supporters of
ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces in east
Cairo`s Ain Shams district, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Libyan armed group posts video of stadium
execution: An armed group carried out
a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in
Libya, in what Amnesty said Friday highlighted the country’s descent
Fresh fighting erupts near Tripoli's airport road:
The heavy gun battle involved members of the two warring militia groups
from the cities of Misrata and Zintan, who have been fighting for
control of the airport.
Ukraine: Rebels shoot down army chopper, 2 crew
killed, : Kiev said today that
pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian air force helicopter near the
eastern city of Lugansk this week, killing the two-member crew.
Ukraine : Lithuania envoy killed in Luhansk:
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted with "deep
sorrow" that "Mr Mykola Zelenec kidnapped & brutally killed by
US Army veteran, West Point grad killed fighting
for Ukraine: Mark Gregory Paslawsky,
a 55-year-old investment banker who was born in New York but had lived
in Kiev for several years, was fighting with the volunteer Donbas
Battalion in the town of IIovaysk on Tuesday when he suffered mortal
Russian humanitarian convoy enters Ukraine en
route to Lugansk: Several dozen
trucks in the Russian humanitarian convoy have crossed the Ukrainian
border and started moving in the direction of Lugansk, after Moscow
ordered the convoy to proceed, without waiting for further permission
Trucks with Russian aid reach Lugansk, E. Ukraine:
The Russian aid convoy on Friday finally reached Lugansk in eastern
Ukraine, which has been devastated by repeated shelling. White Kamaz
trucks delivered essentials such as food, water, medications, sleeping
bags, and electric generators.
Deliberate delays in humanitarian aid delivery to
south-east Ukraine intolerable — FM:
“We have a strong feeling that the current Ukrainian authorities are
intentionally dragging the delivery of the humanitarian aid to create
the situation, when there would be no one left to receive the
assistance,” the statement said.
Ukraine: Urgent need for aid in Lugansk: ICRC:
Staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited
Lugansk yesterday to find water and electricity supplies cut off because
of damage to essential infrastructure. People hardly leave their homes
for fear of being caught in the middle of ongoing fighting, with
intermittent shelling into residential areas placing civilians at risk.
Putin to Merkel: Further delays of aid delivery
to Ukraine would have been unacceptable:
Merkel and Putin voiced “serious concern” over the escalation of Kiev’s
military operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which is leading
to new casualties among civilians, the press service said.
U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or
face more sanctions: The United
States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held
eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a
flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbour and
threatening more sanctions.
Where is the evidence?
Russia Moves Artillery Units Into
Ukraine, NATO Says: The Russian
military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside
Ukrainian territory in recent days and was using them to fire at
Ukrainian forces, NATO officials said on Friday.
Bank of America’s $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement
Less Painful Than It Looks: Bank of
America has agreed to a $16.65 billion deal with federal and state
authorities. The actual financial burden for Bank of America, however,
may not exceed $12 billion — certainly a large amount, but one
significantly less than the number the government trumpets.
August 21, 2014
We Know The Cruelty of Isis – But All Too Little
About Who They Are
By Robert Fisk
There are two truths that the West is going to have to face about
al-Baghdadi’s savage and dotty “Caliphate”:
Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed
By Patrick Cockburn
The Underrated Saudi Connection.
Israel Kills Wife and Baby Son of Hamas Leader
By Patrick Martin
In an action that can only be described as a terrorist murder, Israeli
warplanes killed the wife and baby son of Hamas military commander
Mohammed Deif, in a targeted air strike Tuesday night.
The ICC Should Live Up To Its Mandate
By César Chelala
under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has
avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza.
Everything You Know About Hamas is Wrong
By Tim Holmes
"Hamas is led by pragmatic political leaders who have settled for a
two-state solution along the 1967 lines, and who have made every effort
to end the conflict by diplomatic means.”
Eastern Ukraine People’s Republics Between
Militias and Oligarchs
By Boris Kagarlitsky
Over several weeks the entire leadership of the Donetsk and Lugansk
republics has effectively been replaced.
Fascism in America
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
By Philip Giraldi
What distinguishes this sort of thinking from European style fascism?
Not much, though it does have a particularly American flavor of
American Terror Lives On
By Margaret Kimberley
Can America ever overcome its terrible history of conquest, genocide and
enslavement? Those horrors are deeply embedded in the American psyche
and legal system, and allow for repeated aggressions at home and abroad.
A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas,
and a Jail Cell
By Ryan Devereaux
We were frightened. The police, who made no verbal commands that we had
heard, had clearly demonstrated their willingness to shoot us.
Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the
People’ Are the Enemy
By John W. Whitehead
Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts
delivered at the end of a loaded gun.
52 killed as Kiev government troops take over
much of Luhansk: After days of street
battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made significant gains
Wednesday into rebel-held territory, capturing a large part of the city
of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city,
in fighting that left at least 52 dead.
Russian Humanitarian Convoy May Proceed to
Luhansk on Friday: Ukrainian border
guards have begun inspecting the Russian humanitarian convoy with tons
of food, medicine and other basic necessities for the people of Donbas.
Germany: Russia sanctions, Ukraine probably
contributed to second-quarter contraction:
The German economy's surprise second-quarter contraction was probably
due to Russian sanctions and confidence being eroded by the Ukraine
crisis as well as the comparison with a bumper first quarter, the
finance ministry said on Friday.