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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 : 3,476

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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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.














































































































































































































































































































Stop the Killing

By Kathy Kelly

The war on the Islamic State will distract us from what the U.S. has done and is doing to further create despair, in Iraq, and to enlist new recruits for the Islamic State.

George W. Bush: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By William Rivers Pitt

The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and complete lack of shame.

US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn

By Tony Cartalucci

It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is documented fact.

Kobane: The Nightmare Of Reality


George Galloway Interviews Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy.

US Bio-warfare Laboratories In Africa Are The Origin Of The Ebola Epidemic

By Aggeliki Dimopoulou

USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.

Ebola Manufactured By US DoD?: Scientists Allege

By Dr. Cyril Broderick

The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.

Ebola: The Time of Duty

By Fidel Castro

We will gladly cooperate with the US staff in this endeavor, not in the pursuit of peace between the two States which have been adversaries for so many years, but, in any case, for world peace, which is a goal that could and should be pursued.

"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morales

By Al Jazeera

I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia.

What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition

By Glenn Greenwald

“Democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and “obeying U.S. dictates.

The American Oligarchy

By Andre Damon

Not only do the politicians do the bidding of the wealthy, they are themselves increasingly numbered among the rich and super-rich.

Syria: ‘70 militants die’ in battle for Kobani: IS, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the town on Saturday alone. Some shells fell inside nearby Turkey

Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane: The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has said.

Analysis: US Airstrikes Against ISIS Have Hurt Moderate Rebels: Opponents of the U.S. strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions outside of ISIS-held territory.

Suicide bomber kills 19, wounds 28 outside Baghdad Shi'ite mosque: A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending a funeral, a police officer and medical official said.

US Air Strikes Kill Tens of Iraqi Popular Forces; Tens of Iraqi popular forces, fighting the terrorist groups, were killed in the US air strikes against their positions around Mahmoudiya city, South of Baghdad.

ISIS adapts to the air strikes and can control the Baghdad airport, says John McCain

Deal agreed for Australian forces to deploy in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says: Australia has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about 200 of its special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday.

Iraq Opens Air Passage for Anti-IS Coalition, Excluding UAE: Iraqi Prime Minister: “The government has allowed overflight of coalition aircraft along the southern border [of Iraq], away from the cities, into Syria. Overflight permission has been denied to UAE military aircraft,” Abadi is cited as saying by Iraq’s AIN news agency.

75 Killed in Five Days of Fighting in Libya's Benghazi: Nine people were killed on Sunday in new violence in Benghazi where pro-government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militias, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics said.

United troops trying to take back Tripoli: Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister said yesterday that military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias. Abdullah Al Thani also expressed his frustration over a lack of support from the international community, calling for foreign weapons and assistance in the fight against the Islamists.

A sick joke!: U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya: In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented.

Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town: At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.

Blast kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula: They were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb on Sunday that exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline passed by, the sources said.

Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram militants: Witnesses say Boko Haram was behind deadly attacks but government and militants blame gangs as officials work on deal to free schoolgirls

55 Taliban killed in clashes, Afghan forces lose five troops: Afghan forces have killed 51 Taliban and lost five of their own troops in the latest crackdown against insurgents, according to Afghan authorities.

US Kills 3 People In Pakistan: At least three alledged Taliban militants were killed following a drone strike by NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Kunar province.

DOJ pressuring reporter to reveal sources: Video - New York Times reporter James Risen discusses the unintended consequences from the open-ended war on terror in the post-9/11 era and if the Department of Justice will decide to subpoena him in a CIA leaks case.

Prepare Your Children for “a Lifetime of Surveillance” : The NSA has nothing on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed in to “personalize” and “adapt” learning for students in public school districts across the United States.

Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report: Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public

Ukraine says winter gas price deal agreed with Russia: EU-brokered talks with Ukraine and Russia have produced a draft accord under which cash-strapped Kiev would pay $3.1 billion in unpaid bills to Moscow by the end of October, with a new contract to cover subsequent deliveries.

Military preps team for Ebola response in United States: The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.

How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands: People have to wonder: How contagious is this virus — really? Is there something different and more pernicious about this particular strain of Ebola?

Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan: The country's meager opposition has called the lab a risk to the citizens of Almaty; the city sits in an active seismic zone, and the lab lies just outside town, in the midst of a populated suburban neighborhood.

U.S. Accused Of Hiding Chemical Weapons Exposure To Its Own Troops: The soldiers were quoted by the Times saying they were told to keep their discovery secret. As a result, they were denied proper medical treatment and the Purple Heart which soldiers receive when wounded on the battlefield.

Georgia teen forced to ground at gunpoint for seat-belt violation: Saying “I could have been another Trayvon Martin case,” Montre’ Merritt explained to reporters how the traffic stop in front of his home where officer Officer Cory Gay held a gun to his head and ordered him onto the ground still haunts him.

October 18, 2014

Washington Admits
FSA Equals Fictitious Syrian Army

By Finian Cunningham

This is a stunning admission, hardly picked up in the Western media.

The Real Secret of Iraq's Germ Weapons

By Eric Margolis

Chemical warfare manufacturing equipment – came from Germany, France and Holland. The feed stock for the germ weapons came from a US laboratory in Maryland –approved by the US government.

Dark Clouds Loom

By Noam Chomsky

Chomsky on the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq.

History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery

By Gareth Porter

The IAEA has long touted the document, which came from an unidentified member state, as key evidence justifying suspicion that Iran has covered up past nuclear weapons work.

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights

By Stephen Zunes

During and after Israel's war on the people of Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.

My Grandson Doesn't Kill Children
What Happens When You Talk With Americans About Drone Murders

By Joy First

This story really illustrates the disconnect and denial going on in our society, about how much we want to believe that we are the good guys, that we wouldn’t hurt others.

GINSBURG: Texas Voter Law Is An Intentionally Racist Poll Tax

By Erin Fuchs

The Texas legislature knew the law could potentially stop 600,000 people from voting.

Democracy in Action

By Christopher Brauchli

Since literacy tests are no longer allowed, Republicans have come up with three new approaches to dilute the minority vote and, where possible, prevent minorities from voting.

Postcard from the End of America: New Orleans

By Linh Dinh

"Cops are predators, man. They got a gun. They got everything.”

Over 60 Yemenis killed as Houthis clash with tribesmen: Shiite Houthi rebels sweeping across Yemen clashed with armed Sunni tribesmen for a second straight day on Saturday in violence that left at least 36 people dead in one province over two days and 26 killed in another, medics said.

At least 26 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad: At least 26 people were killed and 96 others wounded in three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, a police source said.

Australia won't be sending ground troops to fight IS, says Bishop: Speaking at a news conference with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said "we've not being asked to and we've not offered" to send ground troops into the country.

U.S.kills 10 civilians in Syria: monitor: Seven civilians were killed when an air strike hit a gas plant near the town of al-Khasham is the eastern Deir al-Zor province on Friday, and three civilians were killed in an air strike on Thursday night in the north east province of al-Hassakah.

U.S. strikes more Islamic State targets in Syrian city of Kobani: U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in the Syrian city of Kobani at least six times Saturday, the latest in an effort to aid Kurdish forces seeking to take over the area.

US Still Searching for Credible Allies in Syria: The CIA has secretly trained and is paying more than 1,000 moderates to help achieve the administration's stated objective of overthrowing Syrian president Bashar Assad, U.S. officials have said.

It’s official: U.S. will build new Syrian rebel force to battle Islamic State: The United States is ditching the old Free Syrian Army and building its own local ground force to use primarily in the fight against the Islamist extremists.

Al-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new threat to American strategy: Al-Qaeda branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition, as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian fighter jets

Germany will seize passports of ISIL supporters: "We do not want to export terrorism from Germany. We do not want men and women to be radicalized and to experience war in Syria and Iraq, and then to come back here and to plan attacks," the minister warned.

"Israel's war crimes sometimes have to be overlooked" EU science chief promised to be "flexible" towards Israel’s war crimes

22 People Including Women, Children Killed In New DR Congo Attack: Twenty-two people, most of them women and children, have been hacked and clubbed to death by Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo just days after a similar massacre.

Three Men Killed in Libya Car Blast: Three men have been killed and one badly injured after a car exploded at a checkpoint in the center of Benghazi, Libya, a city official said on Saturday.

Death toll in Libya’s clashes hits 52: At least 18 people were killed in violent battles in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter’s forces and Islamic militias, making the death toll rise to 52, medical sources said on Friday.

3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel collapse: At least three Egyptian troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military official said.

At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive in Afghan border: Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine insurgents, military officials said.

Only 84 of 2,379 US drone attacks victims in Pakistan confirmed Al-Qaeda militants - report: CIA drones strikes in Pakistan have killed nearly 2,400 people since 2004. But despite US claims it just hits “confirmed terrorist targets,” only 84 of the victims have been named Al-Qaeda members, a report revealed.

Bombings Kill 4 Security Troops in Afghanistan: A suicide car bomber killed three Afghan security force troops Saturday as a roadside bomb killed a district police chief, authorities said.

Taliban key commander killed in N. Afghanistan: Two Taliban militants, including key commander Qari Zubair, were killed Thursday night in air strikes against insurgents' hideouts in Borka district of the northern Baghlan province, police spokesman Ahmad Jawed Basharat said Friday.

Hong Kong protesters clash with police (VIDEO) -

Four people killed in east Ukraine fighting: Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in combat with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, Kiev’s military said on Saturday, as violence rocked a truce after talks between Kiev and Moscow ended without a breakthrough.: Correspondents also saw two civilians — a man and a woman — killed after a shell hit a residential house in the western district of rebel hub Donetsk.

Ukraine says it agrees on interim gas price with Russia: Ukraine's and Russia's leaders have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for gas supplies this winter but Kiev may need international help to pay, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday.

'You're moving closer to Russia and blame Russians for being close to NATO' : Video - Journalists grill Chuck Hagel's recent claims that Russia is on the doorstep of NATO during the daily State Department briefing.

Time to reduce reliance on the dollar: Russia PM: Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNBC that the world must move away from its dependence on the U.S. dollar, arguing that the global economy would benefit from a more diversified currency system.

Britain Needs A Pay Rise: Workers Rally Across The UK In Demand For Better Wages: Tens of thousands of workers, including many who have been on strike this week, took part in noisy protests today to call for an end to austerity and to highlight the need for pay to increase.

Port Bars Cruise Ship In Passenger Ebola Scare: A Mexican port has denied entry to a US cruise ship which has a passenger under quarantine because of ebola fears, a day after Belize refused to allow US officials to evacuate the woman.

Ebola outbreaks in Congo, western Africa, have different sources in nature, virus study finds: A second, smaller Ebola outbreak has been going on in Africa, and a new study shows it has a different source in nature than the massive epidemic raging now in the western part of the continent.

U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training: Soldiers preparing for deployment to West Africa are given just four hours of Ebola-related training before leaving to combat the epidemic.

How to avoid being infected with Ebola: Could I catch Ebola from door handles a patient had touched?

ISIS in Texas?! ABC Fails an Easy Factcheck: A politician making a ludicrous claim that has no basis in fact about a major story of the day should be an easy factcheck. But ABC's This Week (10/13/14) reminded us that corporate news outlets are often not very good at this.

Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos Ruling on a request filed by the Obama administration, US District Court Judge Gladys Kessler agreed Thursday to grant a one-month delay on the release of videotapes showing the barbaric force-feeding of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

19-year-old dies naked on cell floor of gangrene; : Three times last year Madison County jailers watched small-time criminals die before their eyes, according to a series of three lawsuits filed in federal court. Each argues that Madison County withholds the most basic medical care in order to save money, banking on the insurance of the medical contractor to cover any resulting lawsuits.

WATCH: Iowa Police Force Pregnant Woman In Labor To Ground At GunPoint : Video - Rachel Kohnen and her husband, Ben Kohnen, were rushing to the hospital in time to have their fourth child on Tuesday morning. Cops used tire spikes to stop the car and ordered the couple to the ground after they refused to pull over.

Juvenile Detainees Locked in Controversial Device : "It is torture. This should not happen to kids," said an official investigator. Juvenile detention facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing restraint device that some are calling “torture.”

Secret Service attempted use of fake warrant to enter home of Obama critic: Nashville Police Chief: Video - Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a search warrant.

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection: “You don’t need to wait until you have any symptoms, you don’t need to know which disease you are looking for, you only need 1 milliliter of blood and a relatively simple array of tools,”

October 17, 2014

A Caliph in a Wilderness of Mirrors

By Pepe Escobar

The Caliph's goons are no less than taking over the whole, notorious Baghdad belt, the previous "triangle of death" in those hardcore days of American occupation circa 2004.

The Islamist State
Will Human Decency Survive?

By William Blum

It’s safe to say that the majority of armored vehicles, weapons, ammunition, and explosives taking lives every minute in the Middle East are stamped “Made in USA”.

How To Create A No-Fly Zone Over Syria:

By Moon Of Alabama

Just claim that the current boogeyman is using planes and one is free to shoot ALL planes, especially Syrian government ones, out of the sky.

Safest Place For Tony Blair Is Behind Bars For His War Crimes

By Robin Beste

Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Booth, may have been the target of a terror attack, according to reports of a "secret trial" being held at the Old Bailey.

Putin: World Economy Would Collapse If Oil Prices Stay At $80 Per Barrel


President Putin answers questions from the international press.

The Neocons — Masters of Chaos

By Robert Parry

America’s neoconservatives, by stirring up trouble in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, are creating risks for the world’s economy that are surfacing now in the turbulent stock markets, threatening another global recession.

Obama Fights Ebola With A Czar and Soldiers

By Paul Craig Roberts

Little wonder ebola conspiracy theories are spreading faster than ebola. And as far as any of us know, the conspiracies could be true.

Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture from Beyond the Grave

By Cora Currier

Emails show close collaboration between staffers at the American Psychological Association (APA) and government officials, collaboration that offered a fig leaf of health-professional legitimacy to the CIA and military’s brutal interrogations of terror suspects.

Corporate Fascism
The Absurd Illusions of a Shining City on a Hill

By Mark Weiser

Everyday Americans, through propaganda, are persuaded to sacrifice their lives and tax money for use in the arsenal of weapons to beguile and wrestle the resources away from people in foreign lands.

Richest One Percent Controls Nearly Half Of Global Wealth

By Andre Damon

If the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent for all intents and purposes would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years.

Civil Unrest?
“Beyond the City of Ferguson”

By Paul Street

We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale.

Approximately 195 people killed in Syria. Report: 39 civilians, 28 rebels, 15 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 20 NDF, 29 Regular forces, 17 unknown rebels, 38 ISIS, 5 YPG, 4 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces.

Building a new Syrian army would cost billions, report says: Pollack’s new analysis paper, “Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army,” released this month, gives insight into what U.S. President Barack Obama’s long-term game plan could be in regards to Syria and the Islamic State.

Fact or fiction: Islamic State training pilots to fly in three jets: Syria monitor: Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria's embattled Kobani - Report: Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Kobani, the Kurdish town that straddles the Syrian-Turkish border, after weeks of heavy fighting, according to Kurdish sources. A Kurdish commander said that ISIS retreated overnight – withdrawing by 2 km east and 9 km west.

US meets with Syrian Kurds linked to terror group: The State Department said Thursday that it has met directly with a Kurdish political party in Syria that is linked to a guerrilla group considered by the U.S. and Turkey as a terrorist organization.

Car bombs kill 24 across Baghdad as violence rages: Friday: A string of car bombs killed at least 24 people across Baghdad on Friday night, medical and police officials said, amid a surge of violence in the capital.

U.S. says ISIS made ‘substantial gains’ in Iraq: The group “has made substantial gains in Iraq,” and it will take time to build up local forces that could defeat them in Syria and Iraq, John Allen, a retired four-star U.S. general, told reporters, according to AFP.

Islamic State fighters in new video vow to punish U.S. for ‘every drop of blood’: Against a desert backdrop in Dabiq, Syria, three men claiming to be European nationals fighting for the Islamic State vowed to one day fly their flag over the White House and avenge “every drop of blood spilt” by the U.S.-led coalition.

Saudi Arabia Beheaded 59 People So Far This Year — But Hardly Anyone is Talking About It: Last month saw Saudi Arabia behead at least 8 people — twice the number of Western hostages who have so far featured in IS's barbaric execution videos. In August those executed by Riyadh were sentenced to death for crimes such as apostasy, adultery and "sorcery."

20 killed in Yemen rebel clashes: Clashes between tribesmen and Shiite rebels advancing into the mainly Sunni southwestern province of Ibb killed 20 people Friday, local government officials said.

Soldier killed in Lebanese bus attack: A Lebanese soldier was killed Friday as a military bus came under fire in the country’s north, in the fourth such deadly attack in less than a month, the army said

Israeli occupation forces shoot, kill 13-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah: - A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli forces in the village of Beit Laqiya northwest of Ramallah on Thursday evening. Medical sources said Bahaa Samir Badir, 13, was shot in the chest after Israeli forces raided the village.

Leader Urges Palestinian Resistance Groups to Enhance Defense Capabilities: The Supreme Leader also urged the Palestinians in the West Bank to intensify their fight against the Israeli regime, and said, “Fighting the Zionist regime (Israel) is a war of destiny."

Can Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh get a fair trial?: Rasmea’s case looks likely to become another notorious one in which Israeli intelligence cooperation with US authorities sees prominent Palestinian/Americans removed from public life by long prison sentences or deportation.

Cameroon says killed 107 Boko Haram militants in clashes: The Cameroonian army has killed 107 members of Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group in Cameroon's Far North Region on the Nigerian border, Defense Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o said Friday. The Cameroonian army engaged in two simultaneous clashes with Boko Haram militants in the towns of Amchide and Limani near the border with Nigeria.

Another 18 people killed in clashes in Libya's Benghazi: Hospital: At least 18 people were killed Friday as Islamists and pro-government forces clashed in Libya's second city of Benghazi, hospital sources said. Benghazi Medical Centre said the dead were mostly soldiers and civilians fighting alongside the army in the central district of Al-Majouri.

Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100: Prime Minister Omar al-Hassi - appointed by Islamist-allied militias who took control of the capital, said fighting between rival militias in the western town of Kikla left some 80 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes.

At Least 6 Killed in Northern Mali: Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later this month.

Egypt: 3 policemen killed in blast: Egypt’s state-run news agency says three police conscripts have been killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the Sinai Peninsula.

Carter Center shuts Egypt office over rights concerns: A human rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt because of the restrictions on democratic rights.

Nigeria's missing schoolgirls 'to be released' by Boko Haram: An agreement between Nigerian officials and Boko Haram has been reached to secure a ceasefire and the return of 219 schoolgirls missing for more than six months

At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive in Afghan border: On Thursday, fighter jets pounded suspected hideouts in the valley, killing at least 21 insurgents.

Two Iranian Guards, One Pakistani Officer Killed In Shootout: Pakistani official told AFP news agency that a paramilitary officer was killed and four soldiers wounded when their vehicle came under fire by Iranian border guards.

Only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members: These findings “demonstrate the continuing complete lack of transparency surrounding US drone operations,” said Mustafa Qadri, Pakistan researcher for Amnesty International.

Chinese Envoy Criticizes US Plans to Deploy Missile Defense System in South Korea:" The deployment of a US advanced missile defense system in South Korea currently under consideration in Washington may trigger a strong negative reaction from North Korea, China's deputy chief envoy to the talks urged Friday.

Fresh clashes in Hong Kong as pro-democracy activists regroup: Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray and baton charged crowds of pro-democracy protesters on Friday evening as tension escalated after a pre-dawn clearance of a major protest zone in the Chinese-controlled financial hub.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents: Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden.

No breakthrough in Milan talks on Ukraine: The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met on Friday morning in Milan on the sidelines of the summit of Asian and European leaders in Italy. They were joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

Poroshenko: Ukraine, Russia fail to reach agreement on gas dispute: Kiev and Moscow have so far failed to reach an agreement to turn back on gas supplies before the winter months, Petro Poroshenko said after meeting Vladimir Putin

Putin promises not to create gas crisis in Europe: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia would not create a gas crisis in Europe, but would react to any attempts to steal gas from pipes that run through Ukraine.

Four London Men Charged Over Terror Offences: The charges, provided by the Metropolitan Police, allege that the four men conducted "hostile reconnaissance" of Shepherd's Bush police station and White City Territorial Army Barracks and took an oath of allegiance to extremist group Islamic State.

‘Scandalous’: 1.6m UK pensioners living in poverty – report: The research, How We Can End Pensioner Poverty, published on Friday, reveals that poverty among pensioners is rife in Britain, with 1.6 million living below the poverty line and a startling 900,000 living in “severe poverty.”

Ebola crisis: No impact from pledges of help, MSF says: International pledges of deployments and aid for Africa's Ebola-hit regions have not yet had any impact on the epidemic, a major medical charity says. Christopher Stokes of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the disease was still out of control.

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck: Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation.

Caribbean countries announce Ebola travel bans: Jamaica said it would not accept travellers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being. Guyana, the island of St Lucia, Haiti and Colombia also introduced a ban.

Russian govt orders extra airport facilities to prevent Ebola: Airports in Russia will be equipped with extra facilities to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, the government's press service reported on Friday. Over a thousand African students are already under special medical control.

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban: Obama's administration is facing sharp criticism from lawmakers over its efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday.

Politicians in America's Heartland Are Spreading Fear to Get Votes: “I believe that the Islamic State is an imminent threat to our nation.” Thus proclaimed Colorado Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner in a televised debate Wednesday night. Gardner apparently felt no need to provide evidence for this assertion

The Ebola Effect Arrives: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

U.S. Senate inquiry into harsh CIA tactics sidesteps Bush role: A soon-to-be-released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any of the abuses of the agency’s detention and interrogation program, avoiding a full public accounting of one of the most controversial chapters of the war on terror.

Former ambassador calls Roberts 'congenital liar' complicit in torture scandal: While Sen. Pat Roberts is hosting national Republican figures to help out in his re-election campaign, another national figure is weighing in on the race, accusing the Kansas senator of being a “congenital liar” who was complicit in allowing U.S. intelligence agencies to engage in torture.

Extent of inequality in US 'greatly concerns me': Fed Chair Yellen: Income inequality in the United States is near its highest levels of the past 100 years, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.

Google Now Giving More Political Contributions Than Goldman Sachs: Silicon Valley has become a major force in legally bribing US politicians.

3-D Printed Car From Start To Finish In Less Than Two Days: Rogers has already produced the world’s first 3-D printed car, the Strati, a small two-seater that was unveiled to the world last month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

October 16, 2014

Obama Knew Arming Rebels Was Useless, But Did It Anyway

By Dan Froomkin

What’s worse: Launching a disastrous military campaign under false pretenses to achieve goals you wrongly believe are attainable? Or launching a disastrous military campaign you know is doomed in order to help your party win an election?

Will Washington Succeed in Having Northern Syria Ethnically Cleansed?

By Thierry Meyssan

At Kobané, where more than 300,000 Syrian Kurds are threatened with extermination by the Islamic Emirate, everyone can take the measure of NATO’s duplicity.

Sectarianism In Mideast Is Not At All Coincidental?

By Ramzy Baroud

What the US truly founded in Iraq was Sunni militancy, a concept that has, till recently been alien to the Middle East.

IS And The IDF: Canada’s Double Standard

By Eric Walberg

Why can westerners join the IDF while westerners joining IS are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?

The Two-state Solution is Ultimately Doomed to Fail

By Jonathan Cook

Israel is losing the moral argument in Europe, where the Zionist movement began. That tide will spread across Europe and ultimately lap up against the shores of Capitol Hill and the White House.

The Saudi Oil War Against Russia, Iran and the US

By Pepe Escobar

Geopolitically, it gets juicier when we see that central to the House of Saud strategy is to stick it to Washington for not fulfilling its “Assad must go” promise.

West Despotism Behind Saudi Death Sentence

By Finian Cunningham

Strip away the venal rhetoric from Washington and London, and what we see is the grotesque reality of their unswerving support for despots.

Putin Warns Obama

By Paul Craig Roberts

Vladimir Putin Reminds Obama That Sowing Discord Between Nuclear Powers Can Undermine Strategic Security.

What Claim Does America Have to Global Dominance?


The belief in America’s right and duty to lead the world towards democracy is just as nationalist in its way as that of the hard-line chauvinists who basically hate the rest of the world.

Our Souls Turned into Weapons

By Robert C. Koehler

Military glory — protection of the innocent — is a broken ideal, a cynical lie.

Confronting Battered Citizen Syndrome

By James F. Tracy

Once a citizen recognizes how the psychological torment and terroristic violence they are suffering from is the fault of their government, it is only a matter of time before these victims understand the importance of taking responsibility and escaping their current situation.

Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSA

By Conor Friedersdorf

Despite billions spent on airport security, federal bureaucrats have escaped the terminal. Is your 4th Amendment safe?

In the Blink of an Eye
Stocks Plunge 460 Points on QE Exit

By Mike Whitney

If stocks rode higher on an ocean of Fed liquidity, then how low are they going to go when the spigot is turned off?

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - 59 IS militants killed in air strikes, clashes in Iraq: In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, Iraqi army soldiers backed by Shiite militias carried out an offensive on IS positions in Mansouriyah area, some 100 km northeast of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and fought fierce clashes with the extremist militants

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - Iraq : 'At least 50 killed' in wave of terrorist attacks across Baghdad: The Islamist group, which controls several major cities and towns surrounding the Iraqi capital, has claimed responsibility for the most deadly attack in the Dawlai district.

IS assembles forces strategically near Baghdad: Fighters from the Islamic State were mustering with tanks, armored vehicles and heavy weapons Wednesday near a strategically located rural town about 25 miles west of Baghdad in embattled Anbar province, local officials said. Militants were approaching the town from north, west and east and they appeared to be preparing a siege, officials said.

US hits IS with 14 air strikes near Syria border town: military: US warplanes struck 14 times near Kobane into Thursday, hammering Islamic State jihadists besieging the strategically important Syrian border town, the American military said.

Syrian Kurdish Official Calls for Arms for Kobani: It's unclear what friendly countries could do. Weapons for Kurdish fighters would have to cross through Turkey — a request the Ankara government is likely to rebuff.

Syrian refugees : UN refugee chief says Europe must open borders: The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleeing their country's civil war.

Russia denies agreement with US to share intel on Islamic State militants: Moscow on Thursday denied a US assertion that it had agreed to ramp up intelligence-sharing with Washington over the Islamic State group, saying it would provide no such help without UN Secuity Council approval.

US paratroopers conduct largest drills since 9-11 with scenario reminiscent of fighting ISIS (VIDEO): Late last month, the US Army completed the largest simulated ground-combat exercise since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in preparation for a confrontation with the likes Islamic State, which blends insurgent tactics with large ground-force maneuvers.

5 killed as Qaeda militants capture town in southwest Yemen: Suspected al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen a security official said today. Five policemen were killed in the overnight offensive by militants on the town of Udain.

IED attack kills two soldiers in Yemen's Hadhramaut: TWO soldiers were killed and three others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants

Israel gives Syrians aid so moderate rebels keep extremists from border, Ya'alon says: In an extensive interview, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon tells Haaretz about Israel's external enemies, but saves the emotion for cabinet disputes.

Defense Minister Ya'alon: I am not looking for a solution, I am looking for a way to manage the conflict: Op-Ed: Moshe Ya’alon is telling it like it is: What you see now in the West Bank and Gaza is Israel’s solution.

Palestinians still 2 votes short for Security Council resolution on deadline for Israel: On Wednesday evening, Abbas met with senior members of the Palestine Liberation Organization and his Fatah movement in Ramallah to discuss a request by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to put off any Security Council initiative until the beginning of next year, participants said.

Exodus campaign to Berlin sparks outrage in Israel: Thousands of exasperated Israelis have asked him for help in getting visas. He reasons that if Israelis vote with their feet and simply leave the country, the government will be forced to serve the public better.

Iran repeats it may send military forces to Pakistan: The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander Brigadier-General Hossein Salami has repeated that if Pakistan does not take action against Iran’s Baluchi rebels, the Islamic Republic forces may enter the neighboring country’s territory, Iranian Fars news agency reported Oct. 16.

21 "militants" killed in Pak air strikes: At least 21 "militants" were killed on Thursday when Pakistani military choppers pounded their alledged hideouts in troubled Khyber tribal district near Afghan border, a day after suicide bomber blew himself up in a peace committee meeting killing five tribesmen.

15 Taliban Militants Killed In Drone Attack In Western Afghanistan: At least 15 Taliban militants were killed in a drone attack by NATO-led coalition forces in western Afghan province of Herat overnight, Xinhua news agency reported.

Car Bomb Kills 8 Afghans From Unit Linked to C.I.A.: The deaths, caused by a car bomb, occurred during a raid by the Khost Protection Force, a C.I.A.-trained paramilitary unit that has carried out operations along the border with Pakistan for more than a decade.

Rebel attack' in DR Congo leaves 26 dead: Twenty-six people have been killed in an attack in a major town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with the violence blamed on Ugandan rebels. The attackers hacked or stabbed their victims to death in the overnight onslaught in Beni.

Six killed in violence in Central African Republic's capital: At least six people were killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in two days of violence involving the "anti-balaka" militia in the capital of Central African Republic, officials said on Wednesday.

UN: 3 peacekeepers killed in Darfur: Two peacekeepers serving in the joint United Nations-African Union force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region were killed in an attack, and a third later died from his injuries, the U.N. secretary-general said Thursday.

Islamist Militants Resist Assault on Libya's Benghazi: Islamist militias held their ground today in the face of an assault by an ex-general backed by army units aimed at retaking Libya's second city of Benghazi, military sources said.

Egypt's Bombing of Benghazi Will Cost Libya Dearly: With the world's attention so focused on what the Islamic State is up to in Syria and Iraq, the conflict steadily building in Libya hasn't received much attention

Putin: If Ukraine siphons gas from pipeline, Russia will reduce Europe supplies: “There are large transit risks. If we see that our Ukrainian partners start illegally taking our gas from the export pipeline as it was in 2008, we will equally reduce the amount of supply as happened in 2008,” warned Putin on Thursday at a news conference in Belgrade

New Members Join UN Security Council: Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola, Malaysia And Spain: Venezuela's foreign minister, Rafael Ramirez, quickly dedicated "this huge triumph" to late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. He said the election win came despite a "malign campaign against our country."

Venezuela's Maduro: Eight People and Colombian Paramilitary Murdered Legislator Serra: Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, revealed on Wednesday details of the investigation into the murder of legislator Robert Serra. The young legislator and his partner were murdered in their apartment two weeks ago.

Falling Oil Prices Could Push Venezuela Over The Edge: While Saudi Arabia tests the mettle of North American producers, it could be Venezuela that is the most vulnerable

Bolivia’s Transformation: The Victory of Evo Morales: Evo Morales’ victory in the Bolivian elections for a third term with just over 60 per cent of the vote is no minor achievement.

New graves found in Mexico in hunt for missing students: The latest burial pits were found by members of a group of vigilantes who had travelled to Iguala to help with the search.

Ebola in US: Virus will spread around the world if allowed to 'rage without control' in West Africa : President Barack Obama insisted that the chances of a serious outbreak of Ebola on US soil remained “very, very low”, but warned the epidemic will "spread globally" if allowed the rage without control in West Africa

Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources: President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News.

Air France jet isolated at Madrid airport amid Ebola fear: The passenger on Air France 1300 from Lagos, Nigeria, had started shivering with a fever during the flight which landed at Barajas International Airport in the Spanish capital.

U.S. Ebola Cases May Exceed Two Dozen by November, Researchers Say: There could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month, according to researchers tracking the virus with a computer model.

Experts Offer Steps for Avoiding Public Hysteria, a Different Contagious Threat: As health officials scramble to explain how two nurses in Dallas became infected with Ebola, psychologists are increasingly concerned about another kind of contagion, whose symptoms range from heightened anxiety to avoidance of public places to full-blown hysteria.

The Planet Just Had Its Warmest September On Record, Continuing Hot Streak: This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA this weekend. The announcement continues a trend of record or near-record breaking months, including May and August of this year.

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home: A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.

FBI and Local Cops Jointly Track “Outside Agitators”: It has only been a little over two months since a white cop gunned down Michael Brown, whose body was left to bake in the summer sun for four hours as if to remind Brown’s friends and neighbors and the whole Black world that U.S. police can do whatever they want to a Black teenager in America in the 21st century.

FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To: Everyone is stoked that the latest versions of iOS and Android will (finally) encrypt all the information on your smartphone by default. Except, of course, the FBI:

Study: U.S. squanders $150B a year on hospital bureaucracy; This study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations found that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the United States, far more than in other nations.


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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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