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

 

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

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

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,629,812,325,728

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

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

Authority & Expectations
 

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

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

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

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

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

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

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

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

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

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

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


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

Surviving Progress

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

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

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

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

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


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

The Power Principle

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

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

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

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

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

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

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

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

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

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

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

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

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

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

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

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

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

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

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

 
Poison DUst

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

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

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

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

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

 
Global Dimming

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

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

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

 

America Freedom to Fascism

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


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“What want these outlaws conquerors should have, But History's purchased page to call them great?”: Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

"Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society" :  Albert Einstein -

"It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.": Immanuel Kant(1724-1804) German philosopher

“A man does what he must -- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers -- and this is the basis of all human morality.": John F. Kennedy - (1917-1963) 35th US President

 

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Media's Deafening Silence Over West's and Israel's Alliance With al-Qaeda in Syria

By John Hilley

We can say with confidence that the mainstream press in the West supports Israel, and so does not find it convenient to report on this scandalous Israeli-al-Qaeda alliance in Syria.
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To Beat ISIS, Kick Out US-led Coalition

By Sharmine Narwani


Washington has run fewer sorties over Syria and Iraq in the nine months since inception of its air campaign, than Israel ran in its entire three-week Gaza blitz in 2008-09.
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Delusionary Thinking in Washington
The Desperate Plight of a Declining Superpower


By Michael T. Klare

Take a look around the world and it’s hard not to conclude that the United States is a superpower in decline.
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U.S. Power and the Godfather Principle

By Noam Chomsky, John Holder and Doug Morris

“International affairs” is very much like the mafia. A major principle of international affairs is the Godfather cannot brook disobedience.
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The Iran Talks Game Changer: An Israeli-Hezbollah War?

By Trita Parsi and Paul Pillar

There are signs Israel may be at war again this summer.
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Israel Is A Discredit To America
You Are Judged By The Company You Keep


By Paul Craig Roberts

These days the new members of congress arrived pre-conditioned to demonstrate their devotion to the Israeli cause.
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Tony Blair Quits As Middle East Peace Envoy – Only Israel Will Miss Him

By Robert Fisk

Blair tendered his resignation and left one question: how come a war criminal ever became a “peace envoy” in the first place?
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Ahead Of Israel Expulsion Vote U.S. Orders Raid On FIFA

By Moon Of Alabama

The U.S. ordered Swiss police to raid, incarcerate and extradite to the U.S. six FIFA officials for alleged corruption.
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Anonymous Fear-Mongering About the Patriot Act from the White House and NYT

By Glenn Greenwald

It’s just government propaganda masquerading as a news article, where anonymous officials warn the country that they will die if the Patriot Act isn’t renewed immediately.
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Washington’s Two Track Policy to Latin America
Marines to Central America and Diplomats to Cuba

By James Petras


US policymakers are actively involved in promoting ‘client’ opposition parties, movements and personalities to destabilize independent governments and are intent on re-imposing US domination.
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Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies

By Paul Craig Roberts

My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden.
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Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer

By Joshua Krause

“Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.” Former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler.
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Ukraine Labor Dares Operation Vulture

By Michael Hudson

Ukraine’s collapse since the February 2014 coup has become an umbrella for grabitization.
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Four US Cancer Charities Charged With Misusing Donations In Excess Of $187m

By Reuters

The Cancer Fund of America raised $86.8m for charity but gave just 1% of that to cancer patients.
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Saudi attack kills 76 people in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say. Residents of the Bakeel al-Meer area told the Reuters news agency that at least 40 people had been killed, mostly civilians.

Yemen border strikes kill two Saudis, Yemen death toll near 2,000: WHO: - Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war's death toll was close to 2,000.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia Coordinating Plans to Send ISIL Terrorists to Yemen: "Saudi Arabia has made the needed coordination with Turkey to dispatch terrorists and their commanders to Yemen to take part in the attacks against Ansarullah fighters and Yemeni soldiers," Hamid Hossein al-Hamdani told FNA on Thursday.

47 killed in clashes with IS militants in central Iraq: A total of 47 people were killed on Thursday in separate clashes between the Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi security forces in the provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said.

12 ISIS militants killed in aerial bombing in Samarra District: On Thursday, Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced, that 12 ISIS militants have been killed in an air strike by the Iraqi Air Force in the district of Samarra.

Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves: minister: "We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit," Adila Hammoud said at a press conference in Baghdad, referring to the nearby military base that the massacre was named after.

Pentagon plans to arm Sunni fighters vs. ISIS: The Pentagon has plans to provide military equipment to Sunni tribal fighters, a defense spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a shift from its current policy to provide the equipment only through the central government in Baghdad.

Iraq army held 10-to-1 advantage during Ramadi defeat, sources say: Iraqi forces in Ramadi had held a 10-to-1 numerical advantage over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant when the pro-government troops retreated in the face of an ISIL offensive over a week ago

US needs to rethink Iraq strategy, says Obama: President Barack Obama said the US and its allies need to examine whether they are deploying military assets effectively against Islamic State militants as Iraq mounts a new offensive to recapture territory west of Baghdad.

Republicans' 'plans' for Isis would drag us into Iraq for another ground war: News Analysis - Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the groundwork being laid for US ground troops to return to Iraq for another indefinite war with no end game.

Islamic State kills 20 in Palmyra amphitheatre: monitor: Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheatre in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said.

Hezbollah uses drone to kill 3 alleged, members of Nusra Front: A Hezbollah missile ambushed a group of at least three Islamist militants in Syria’s Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon Wednesday after being spotted by a drone, the party’s Al-Manar TV reported.

Rebels storm last government-held city in Syria's Idlib: monitor: The lightning offensive saw the Army of Conquest, or Jaish al-Fatah in Arabic, enter outer districts of Ariha within a matter of hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.

Nusra leader: Our mission is to defeat Syrian government: The leader of the Nusra Front, one of Syria's most powerful rebel groups, has said that his group's main mission is to dislodge the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and that it has no agenda to target the West unless provoked.

US training of Syria mercenaries expands to Turkey: source: The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat ISIS, an expected expansion of a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters Thursday.

Russian, U.S. positions on Syria are getting closer, Lavrov says: "Indeed, I think our positions with the United States are getting closer, first and foremost in regard to statements that there can be no alternative to a political solution in Syria," Lavrov told a news conference.

U.S. "defense" aid to Israel to rise over Iran deal fears: sources: A current package worth $3 billion a year expires in 2017. A U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said negotiators were close to a new deal that would bring annual payouts to $3.6-$3.7 billion on average.

War criminal: Tony Blair quits Middle East envoy role: No-one is going to consider Tony Blair's period as Quartet envoy a resounding success

Afghanistan: 37 Insurgents Killed in ANSF Operations: At least 37 insurgents including five Pakistani Taliban have been killed in a series of coordinated operations by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), in the eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan, a local official said Thursday

Six killed in US assassination drone strike in Afghanistan: At least six people have been killed in the latest US drone strikes on Afghanistan’s Nuristan and Kunar provinces. The first of the Wednesday raids in the northeastern province of Nuristan claimed the lives of five people.

U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response: By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action.

Egyptian police general killed in roadside bomb attack in Sinai : An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Wednesday in North Sinai, the interior ministry said, one of the most high-profile police deaths in the Islamist insurgency raging in the region.

Libya on verge of economic collapse, U.N. envoy warns: "Libya is on the verge of economic and financial collapse. It is facing huge security threats because of the civil war but also...because of the Daesh threat," he said, referring to Islamic State militants who have gained a foothold in the oil-rich country.

Biden cracks door to lethal aid to Ukraine: The debate over whether to provide lethal defensive aid, such as anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine is "worth having," Vice President Biden said Wednesday. Biden accused Russia, led by Vladimir Putin, of flouting international rules including "brutal" aggression in Ukraine. He called for strengthening NATO and energy independence for Europe

Putin backs FIFA's Blatter amid corruption scandal: Russian president says US probe is "blatant attempt to extend its jurisdiction" as Russia prepares for 2018 World Cup.

Washington Wages War on International Soccer: Is there more to what's going on than meets the eye? In January 2011, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Russian Sports minister Vitaly Mulko signed a declaration on Russia's official status as 2018 World Cup host nation.

Prostitution and Poverty in the UK: In Britain, the recession has left many people struggling to make ends meet, but reports have shown that young people – young single mothers in particular, are feeling the worst of austerity, and many are turning to prostitution in pursuit of financial security.

First-of-its-kind Marine task force deploys to Central America: About 180 Marines will remain in Soto Cano, Honduras, as the task force headquarters element, while the remaining 100 will be dispatched to locations throughout the region to work with local militaries, officials said in a news release.

Is Canada on the path to totalitarianism? In Canada, it's almost impossible to hold citizens for what they may be thinking of doing - for now, anyway.

US Army begins training for the next war, which may be much different — and bigger: Fort Riley is putting soldiers such as Staff Sgt. Gilbert Monroe back into big tanks and simulating wars on a scale grander than Iraq or Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks releases more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1978: 1978 was an unusually important year in geopolitics. The year saw the start of a great many political conflicts and alliances which continue to define the present world order, as well as the rise of still-important personalities and political dynasties.

Edward Snowden leaks could bring down part of U.S. Patriot Act: The section of the act used by the U.S. to justify phone surveillance could be thrown out by the Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama Calls on Senate to Act on Patriot Act During Recess: President Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to work through their early summer vacation in order to keep the Patriot Act from expiring in a week.

VICTORY: Nebraska Becomes the 19th US State to Abolish the Death Penalty!: Red-state Nebraska (with a few purple splotches) actually has repealed the death penalty by voting to override the Governor’s veto! And who were the people responsible for finally pushing this through? A strong coalition of abolitionists, plus some unlikely suspects, that’s who.

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base: Fears of exposure to the potentially deadly disease has prompted officials to advise four civilian workers to get preventive care; more than 20 military personnel are also being monitored.

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department: Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.

Border Patrol Agents Tase an Unarmed Woman Inside the U.S.: Video of the encounter suggests another instance of needless escalation and excessive force.

May 26, 2015

Failure of the US coup d’État in Macedonia

By Thierry Meyssan

Macedonia has just neutralised an armed group whose sponsors had been under surveillance for at least eight months. By doing so, it has prevented a new attempt at a coup d’État, planned by Washington for the 17th of May.
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Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb

By F. William Engdahl

This is the real background to the surprise visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi to meet with “Satan” himself, Putin.
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Will Aleppo Become the Capital of a New Caliphate?

By Edward Dark

The plan, drawn up by the insurgency’s three most powerful regional backers - Turkey, Saudi and Qatar - is to overrun the entire northwest of Syria and create a rebel controlled “safe zone,”
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Lack Of U.S. Air Support In Ramadi Points To Disguised Darker Aim:

By Moon Of Alabama

Why were there so few U.S. air attacks on the Islamic State attackers when they took Ramadi?
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NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

By Glenn Greenwald

Anonymous officials complain that the U.S. cares too deeply about protecting civilians to do what it should do against ISIS.
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Is US Foreign Policy As Barbaric As The Islamic State?

By William Blum

The Islamic State has done nothing compared to what the United States did to the people of Fallujah.
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The Concept of WMD, and its Use against Syria, in the Propaganda Systems of Western States

By Stephen Gowans

WMD, applied to chemical, biological, and radiological weapons, is by design, a term of deception, whose purpose is the manipulation of public opinion to soften up attitudes to war.
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Far from Facing the Truth, the US Is Telling New Lies about Iraq

By Gary Younge

Extracting a moral from this disaster would demand “unravelling the deeper meaning” of America’s military impulses, the popular consent it enjoys and the craven political assent it is accorded.
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U.S. Soldiers Died for Empire and Hegemony

By Jacob G. Hornberger

On Memorial Day, Americans honor the soldiers who have died in the defense of our country. There is one big problem though: Those soldiers didn’t die in the defense of our country.
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War Is A Racket

By Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.
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Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker

By Yanis Varoufakis

A common fallacy pervades coverage by the world’s media of the negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors.
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The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

By John W. Whitehead

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”—William Binney, NSA whistleblower.
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Syrian army raid kills 140 Islamic State fighters – agency: The Syrian air force killed at least 140 members of Islamic State in an air raid on a military base held by the group in the north of the country, state news agency SANA said on Tuesday.

Six Hezbollah fighters, 30 militants killed in Qalamoun clash: source: Monday's clashes ended with Hezbollah fighters seizing two new hilltops in Qalamoun, three weeks into an offensive to oust jihadis from the rugged border region, according to Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV.

Syria says air support to rebels would be 'aggression': Faisal Mekdad's comments on Tuesday were in response to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to rebels being trained and equipped to fight ISIS militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle.

Turkey says training of moderate Syrian rebels "begins" with US: Turkey and the United States have started training moderate Syrian rebels on Turkish territory to prepare them to fight Islamic State (IS) militants, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Mikdad: Turkish FM’s statements proof of Turkey’s direct support for terrorists: In response to statements by the Turkish Foreign Minister on providing air support to terrorists in Syria, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that any country that considers providing support to terrorist organizations are committing aggression against Syria.

'Ditch double standards!' Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front after Palmyra massacre: Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi arrives in Nineveh coming from Syria, along with a number of his assistants: Report: On Monday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has entered Nineveh province coming from the Syrian city of al-Raqqa after he secretly crossed the Iraqi-Syrian borders alongside a number of his aides.

Iraq forces kill 70 ISIL militants in west Samarra: Iraqi forces, backed by Shia volunteer forces, have killed at least 70 militants belonging to the ISIL Takfiri gro

Iraq's army launches offensive to retake Anbar: Officials in Anbar told Associated Press news agency on Tuesday of air strikes and fighting on the ground west and south of the provincial capital, Ramadi.

Iraqi Shi'ite militia claim leadership of campaign against Islamic State: The militia fighters have performed better on the battlefield than Iraq's own army, but their presence risks alienating the Sunni residents of the area, especially if they emphasize sectarian aims.

Iraqi lack of will to fight ISIS has been 'a problem': White House: The White House said on Tuesday that Iraqi troops' lack of will to fight ISIS militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern.

Lack Of U.S. Air Support In Ramadi Points To Disguised Darker Aim: Why were there so few U.S. air attacks on the Islamic State attackers when they took Ramadi? The first excuse put out by the U.S. military was "a sandstorm ate my lunch". That excuse was placed as news in the NYT:

Seven members of Yemeni family killed in Saudi-led strike -residents: Seven members of a family were killed in an overnight strike by Saudi-led warplanes on a border village in northern Yemen, residents said, as heavy clashes erupted across the frontier after Houthi fire killed one Saudi citizen.

Yemen shelling kills 2 in Saudi border region: Shellfire from Yemen killed one civilian and a member of the security forces in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, officials said.

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

Two thirds of Yemen without clean water, as outbreak of disease looms: Oxfam: Oxfam has called for a ceasefire to allow for medical supplies and clean water to be brought in to alleviate a desperate humanitarian situation

Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper shot dead in Mali's capital: A Bangladeshi peacekeeper was shot dead and another wounded, the United Nations said Tuesday, in the second attack in days in Mali's capital on what is considered the world's most dangerous UN mission.

Libya’s parliament halts session as car burns outside: Libya’s elected parliament halted a session attended by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Tuesday after protesters set fire to a car outside its base in the eastern city of Tobruk, lawmakers said.

Pay strikes halt flights at Libya’s main airports: Libya’s three main airports cancelled flights on Tuesday morning because of strikes by ground staff complaining they have not been paid for two months, airport officials said.

EU plan for military intervention against "refugee boats" in Libya and the Mediterranean: Today, WikiLeaks is releasing two classified EU documents, outlining the planned military intervention against boats travelling from Libya to Italy. The more significant of the two documents was written by the combined military defence chiefs of the EU member states.

20 killed as deadly Taliban raids hit Afghan security forces: "In Nawzad, the standoff has been particularly difficult and has been going on for hours with the Taliban taking three army checkpoints and surrounding the district's headquarters,"

Taliban suicide bombers attack Afghan court killing two: Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court in Wardak province on Tuesday, killing two police officers before being shot dead as they entered the compound, the police chief said.

China plans blunt move into 'open seas,' warns foreign powers not to meddle: In a new strategy unveiled today, the South China Sea continues to be a potential flashpoint for China and its neighbors, and between Washington and Beijing.

Japan will join a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time: Japan will join a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.

Six killed in east Ukraine fighting: officials: Four separatists rebels, a Ukrainian soldier and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal, officials said Tuesday.

Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes: Protests are mounting against decisions by the NATO-backed regime in Kiev to drastically increase prices for energy, water, and other basic necessities.

Russia Adopting 'Increasingly Aggressive Posture' Says Obama: US President Barack Obama accused Russia of toughening its battlefield stance today, as he met with the NATO secretary general to discuss the rolling crisis in Ukraine.

Russia's Landmark $2Bln Deal With Egypt for MiG Fighter Jets: Russia has agreed to deliver 46 MiG-29 air superiority fighters to Egypt and is soon expected to sign a deal worth approximately $2 billion, what might become the largest order since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia’s business daily Vedomosti reports, quoting a source close to the aviation industry.

Interview with Podemos Founder: Spain’s 2-Party System Is Dying : Spain's two-party system is dead after Sunday’s elections, but the old forces will use their power to try to stop left-wing Podemos winning November's Spanish general election, Podemos’ founder, Juan Carlos Monedero told teleSUR in an exclusive interview.

FARC Leader Killed In New Military Attack: Commander Roman Ruiz was killed alongside four other militants after government forces bombed their position in the Choco region.

New Recording Uncovers Another Opposition Plot in Venezuel: The audio shows a conversation between two jailed opposition leaders describing upcoming destabilization plans.

Cuban Life Expectancy Among the Highest in World at 78.45 Years : Life expectancy for women was slightly higher at 80.45 years, with the life span for men at 76.50 years. Cuba is in the top 25 countries in the world for life expectancy, which is considered an important indicator of human development and quality of healthcare.

List of countries by life expectancy: The life expectancy is shown separately for males and females, as well as a combined figure.

Chicago : 12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings: Twelve people were killed and at least 43 — including a 4-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said.

Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 29 Shot, 9 killed Over Holiday Weekend: It’s the deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years. More than two dozen shootings over the holiday weekend alone have city police working around the clock.

May 25, 2015

China State Paper Warns of War Unless US Backs Down

By GMA News

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

By Eric Margolis

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

By Andre Vltchek


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

By Paul Craig Roberts


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

By The Saker

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

By Jeffrey St. Clair

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

By Chris Hedges

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

By Paul Street

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

By Bill Quigley


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

By Ray McGovern


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 23, 2015

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

By Gareth Porter

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

By Daniel Lazare

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

By Andre Vltchek

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

By Lawrence Davidson

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

By Pepe Escobar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 22, 2015

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


By Brad Hoff

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

Wahhabis Go Nuclear — Literally

By Pepe Escobar

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

By Andre Vltchek


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

By Greg Maybury


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

By Uri Misgav

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

By James Zogby

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

By David Palumbo-Liu

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

By Jim Naureckas

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

By Jerome Roos

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

By Glen Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

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

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

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

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

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

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

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

 

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