Obama’s War on Truth
More whistleblowers have been jailed under
Obama than under all previous US Presidents
group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo:
Twenty civilians, including women and children, were
killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar)
attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil
Defense source told Anadolu Agency.
pound Raqqa, killing at least eight:
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of
Raqqa, the headquarters of ISIS and the focus of an
international military campaign, killed at least eight
people, including five children, Syrian opposition
groups said Friday.
media says scores of the country’s fighters killed in
The reports, indicate that at least 67 Iranians have
been killed in Syria since the beginning of October.
Killed, 30 Wounded in Attacks on Damascus:
One person was killed and 30 wounded Saturday in rocket
and mortar attacks on two neighbourhoods of the Syrian
capital separately blamed on rebels and government
forces, state media and a monitor said.
army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo:
Syria state TV:
The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State
east of Aleppo including several kilometers (miles) of
highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto
capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.
jihadists 'recapture town' from army:
A coalition of rebel groups and insurgents, which
includes the al-Nusra Front, said on Saturday that it
took back control of Tal Bajer in the southwestern
countryside of Aleppo after losing it to Syrian troops
backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militiamen and Iranian
forces two weeks ago.
airstrikes in Syria since Russia deployed S-400 systems:
Both the American and Turkish air forces halted their
strikes on Syrian territory around the time Russia
deployed S-400 air defense complexes at the Khmeimim
says Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels:
A statement issued by the Syrian army command alleged
that weapons were being delivered in shipments which
Turkey claimed to be humanitarian assistance. The
statement also said Turkey had fired a number of mortar
bombs towards Syrian army positions on Friday night.
Turkey to close off its Syrian border: Report::
Washington is urging Ankara to seal off a 100-kilometer
stretch of borderline with Syria currently used by
Islamic State for transportation of fighters and
supplies into the Syrian war zone. The Turkish Army
would need an estimated 30,000 personnel to do this.
says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from
"The president is mobilized, fully mobilized, mobilized
to the extent that circumstances demand," said Peskov.
"The circumstances are unprecedented. The gauntlet
thrown down to Russia is unprecedented. So naturally the
reaction is in line with this threat."
president 'saddened' by downing of Russian jet:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday
expressed “sadness” over Turkey’s downing of a Russian
warplane that has severely strained relations, saying he
wished the incident had never happened.
expert: Turkish air force stalked Russian jets ‘for
Russian military expert and blogger Vladislav Shurygin
claims the Turkish air force had been trying to catch
and destroy Russian attack aircraft “for several days.”
Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the
Downed Russian Jet:
Using video of the incident and the maps provided by
Turkish and Russian officials, they show in a post on a
blog run by KU Leuven that what went down couldn’t
possibly have happened as both parties present it.
Kurds to Target Turkish Jets Breaching Rojava Airpace:
The Syrian Kurdish forces said it would be targeting any
Turkish fighter planes or helicopters that would breach
the Syrian Kurdish region of Rojava after reportedly two
Turkish helicopters were seen flying over the region.
Putin signs decree for economic measures against Turkey
over downing of Russian jet:
The sanctions are "aimed at ensuring national security
and that of Russian citizens" and included a ban on
charter flights between the two countries and on Russian
businesses hiring any new Turkish nationals as well as
import restrictions on certain Turkish goods.
warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat jet downing
The foreign ministry in Ankara said travel to Russia
should be avoided a day after Moscow — which had earlier
urged its nationals to leave Turkey — announced it was
scrapping its visa-free regime for Turkish visitors.
Kurdish lawyer shot dead in southeast Turkey:
A prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot
in the head and killed in a street shootout in Turkey's
troubled southeast on Saturday, much of the event
captured on camera and broadcast around the world.
camera: Gun battle where pro-Kurdish lawyer is killed:
Eyewitnesses said the lawyer, Tahir Elci, was giving a
press statement, calling for peace between the Turkish
security forces and Kurdish separatists. Gunfire broke
out, during which Mr Elci was shot in the head. A
policeman was also killed.
police fire tear gas after top Kurdish lawyer's killing
The incident sparked instant protests in Istanbul,
Ankara, Izmir and Diyarbakir. Police fired tear gas and
water cannons at an irate crowd in central Istanbul who
shouted "You can't kill us all", and "The state has to
give an account."
strikes kill 24 IS militants in Iraq's Anbar:
A total of 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed
on Saturday in air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led
coalition forces in western Iraq, a provincial security
source told Xinhua.
suicide bomber kills six in flashpoint town:
A suicide bomber killed six people on Saturday in the
Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, the scene of deadly clashes
between Kurdish and Shiite forces earlier this month,
of Yazidis killed by ISIL discovered in Iraq:
Officials say at least 120 bodies have been found at
site near Sinjar, which was reclaimed from ISIL earlier
Saudi airstrikes kill 12 civilians, injure 13 in Taiz:
Saudi fighter jets waged also a number of sorties on the
area around Al-Omari Schools in Thubab area, Shuraija
area and the districts of Maqbana and Rahida in south of
dead, Israel must prepare,’ top defense official warns:
Amos Gilad says Bashar Assad’s grip on his country is
failing and it has become ‘a land without rule’
kill four Egypt security personnel south of Cairo -
One security source said the two attackers were riding a
motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a
police checkpoint in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo.
jihadists kill three at U.N. base in north Mali:
The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets
at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on
Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest
sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency
Afghanistan Suicide Attack Aimed At Election Commission
Official Kills 1, Injures Several:
A suicide attack targeting a senior Afghan election
commission official killed one guard and injured several
others in capital Kabul Saturday. Hawliya Rodwal, Kabul
provincial director of the commission, escaped the blast
Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan
: Government Mulls
"Inviting" Moscow To Help Fight "Terrorists"
New Hypersonic Weapon Capable of Defeating US Air
The DF-ZF can allegedly reach speeds of between Mach 5
and Mach 10, or 6,173 kilometers (3,836 miles) per hour
and 12,359 (7,680) miles per hour. Whether it will be
armed with nuclear or conventional warheads remains
refugees clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence:
Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at
desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border
and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as
soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.
right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin:
Russia has the right to make a military response after
the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by
NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin
said on Friday.
Thousands attend protests against
UK airstrikes on Syria:
Thousands of people gathered outside Downing Street and
in cities around the UK on Saturday to protest against
the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State targets in
UK: Corbyn's Anti-Airstrike
Stance Prompts Threats of Resignation from Party
members of the Labour Party are threatening to resign as
they stand against their party’s leader who opposes U.K.
airstrikes in Syria.
discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan, says Ken
British troops have been discredited after Iraq and
Afghanistan, Labour’s Ken Livingstone has said, causing
fresh controversy following his comments on the London
in Mexico, including two police in town on U.S. border:
Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members
of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern
state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and
five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the
northern border town of Rio Bravo.
Parenthood: Three die in shooting at Colorado clinic:
A shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado
Springs has left two civilians and a police officer
dead, with the suspected gunman under arrest. Nine other
people were injured during the standoff at the Planned
Parenthood clinic, which lasted five hours before the
almost got it right: Some people were arrested for
celebrating 9/11 — but they were Israeli:
As Donald Trump continues to insist that he saw
“thousands” of Muslims cheering the destruction of the
World Trade Center — let’s pause to remember that
several Israelis were arrested and eventually deported
for acting suspiciously on 9/11.
pay 130% more for health care than a decade ago:
Employees of midsize and large companies in 2015 paid an
average of $4,700 for their health insurance, up from
$2,001 in 2005, according to recent analysis from Aon