Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie
By Paul Craig Roberts
The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has
invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, at a Security Council Session on
By Samantha Power
Mr. President, representatives on this Council, this is our 24th session
to try to rein in Russia’s aggressive acts in Ukraine.
UK Threat Level Raised to 'Severe' After Iraq and
The new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely"
Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the
By Justin Raimondo
Why would the Israelis, who were tracking the Israelis on our territory,
not only fail to let us know but perhaps act to shield them from law
UK terrorist threat level reaction:
PM David Cameron says Islamic State
extremists pose a "greater and deeper threat to our security than we
have known before"
"Russian Invasion" Of Ukraine, Turns Out to Have
Been a Translation Error
By Moon Of Alabama
After all major news-entities repeated the "invasion" claim and the
public damage is done they simply take it back.
The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success
By William Rivers Pitt
for a few people, the specter of ongoing war, - makes what is happening
in Iraq the equivalent of Christmas in August.
Israel-Gaza : No Victory for Israel Despite Weeks
By Robert Fisk
Mahmoud Abbas, needless to say, is grovelling to the Egyptians and
Americans in thankfulness for the truce.
The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin
Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For
Oil In Ruble, Yuan
By Tyler Durden
The president's policies put an end to dollar hegemony and end the
reserve currency status of the dollar once and for all, thereby starting
the rapid, and uncontrolled, collapse of the US empire.
Syria conflict: IS 'kills "about 200" of Assad
soldiers': The armed group shot some
and stabbed others using knives in the latest brutal mass killing,
activists said on Thursday.
Videos Show Mass Killing of Captives by ISIS in
Syria: Video images posted on
Thursday showed a group of men, stripped down to their underwear, being
marched through the desert to a patch of sand, where they were gunned
French leader calls Assad a 'jihadist ally':
French President Francois Hollande has warned the West against working
with Syria's president in the fight against the Islamic State (IS)
group, saying Bashar al-Assad was a principal ally of the fighters who
have taken over large areas of Syria and Iraq.
43 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights seized by
militants: A further 81 UN
peacekeepers trapped in their positions near al-Ruwayhina and Burayqa.
Obama: White House still working on ISIL plan:
Obama said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to prepare a range of options
to counter ISIL and has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to
travel to the region to build a coalition in opposition to the group.
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but
military partners no sure bet:
Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. officials said.
Germany said it was in talks with the United States and other
international partners about possible military action against Islamic
State but made clear it would not participate.
James Foley 'was waterboarded by Islamic State':
Jihadists waterboarded its hostages - a method used by the CIA in
Guatanamo Bay, according to reports
Islamic State lays siege to Iraqi Turkmen:
Residents of Amerli say they are running out of water and food supplies,
as the UN warns of a 'desperate' situation. Around 2,000 fighters - a
mix of ex-Iraqi army and police officers, and other local residents -
are defending the town, according to Mustafa Hassan, the leader of
Amerli's local defence force and an Iraqi army colonel.
Nine killed in north Somalia fighting:
At least nine people were killed in fighting yesterday between rival
areas in Somalia’s usually calm Somaliland region, residents said,
highlighting the fragility of security improvements anywhere in the Horn
of Africa nation.
Video shows beheading of four Egyptians in Sinai:
A Sinai-based militant group has posted an online video showing the
beheading of four Egyptians, saying they had provided Israel with
intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters.
PA to tell UN: Force Israel out
of W. Bank, or we'll seek war crimes charges in The Hague:
A senior Fatah official announced on Thursday that the PLO would submit
an application to the United Nations Security Council next month
demanding a “timetable” for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.
Netanyahu denies Abbas claim that Netanyahu
agreed to '67 borders: The Prime
Minister's Office flatly denied Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas'
contention tonight that PM Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a Palestinian
state on the 1967 borders. "No such thing ever happened," Netanyahu's
Netanyahu faces revolt over truce with Hamas:
Benjamin Netanyahu faces strong criticism in Israel over costly conflict
with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor has emerged
U.S. Senators Urge Ecuador to Restore Relations
with Israel: A letter by U.S.
Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez, Mark Kirk and James Risch
read, “Your actions send a troubling message to the United States about
your government's commitment to long-lasting peace between Israel and
the Palestine Liberation Organization.”
Ukraine: 11 Killed by Ukrainian Shelling in
Donetsk: The fighting rages on in
Eastern Ukraine between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists, with no
end in sight. Shelling has killed 11 civilians and wounded another 22 in
Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.
Fact or propaganda?
Ukraine's Poroshenko says Russian
troops have been brought into Ukraine:
Ukrainian President Poroshenko said on Thursday Russian forces had been
"brought into Ukraine" and he called an urgent meeting of Ukraine's
security and defense council to decide the next steps to take in the
Fact or propaganda?
Ukraine crisis: Nato images 'show Russia troops':
Nato has released satellite images it says show Russian armed forces
inside Ukrainian territory to help rebels fight government forces.
Fact or propaganda?
'No Russian troops in Ukraine':
Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims: The OSCE was told there was
no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting
Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the
Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a
Russian media report 'invasion of Ukraine':
Reports that Russian troops are intervening directly in the fighting in
south-east Ukraine have started to appear in Russian media, despite
repeated denials from the Kremlin.
Militia takes control of east Ukraine’s
Novoazovsk, several neighboring districts:
Active fighting continues in Luhansk suburbs and near the cities of
Donetsk and Ilovaisk, Lysenko said
Putin calls on pro-Russian rebels to let Ukraine
troops leave encirclement: Russian
President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Russian rebels to provide a
humanitarian corridor in east Ukraine for encircled Ukrainian government
troops to leave the battlefield, the Kremlin said in a statement on
Obama threatens Russia with new sanctions over
Ukraine: Pres. Obama told reporters
that he’s certain Russia is playing a direct role in the ongoing
fighting in eastern Ukraine between anti-Kiev separatists and the
country’s military, and that the US is weighing further sanctions to
intensify the restrictions previously waged against Moscow.
Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve
All The World's Problems Anymore":
First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey... and now it
appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug
out from under US hegemony - just as Obama's warmongery ramps up...
21 militants killed in N. Afghanistan: Report:
Units of Afghan security forces have killed 21 Taliban militants in
Chardara and Khanabad district in the northern Kunduz province, 250 km
north of Kabul, over the past two days, provincial police chief Mustafa
Mohseni said Thursday.
Karzai warns he will quit despite Afghanistan
deadlock: Power vacuum looms for
Afghanistan as UN delays date for result of presidential elections to
mid-September despite Karzai's plans to leave office next week
Pakistan's powerful army steps in to resolve
political crisis: Qadri said "The
army chief has asked us to give him 24 hours to solve the crisis," he
told thousands of flag-waving supporters. Khan, speaking shortly after
him, echoed his remarks.
Pakistan set for 'decisive' day of protests:
Cleric Tahir ul-Qadri declares "deciding day" in bid to topple prime
minister as tens of thousands gather in Islamabad.
Pakistan PM named as murder suspect:
Pakistani police name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a suspect in the
murder of 14 followers of an anti-government cleric in Lahore, officials
Two experts warn market correction could total
60%: CNBC Video : This crash will be
precipitated, he said, by a disillusionment with the Federal Reserve's
"confidence game," which will then see inflation rise, and the Fed
scramble to raise rates. At that point, Tice added, "the Fed starts to
Philadelphia Earns Millions By
Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime:
The Sourouvelis family, along with thousands of others in Philadelphia,
is living a Kafkaesque nightmare: Their property is considered guilty;
they must prove their innocence and the very prosecutors they’re
fighting can profit from their misery.
August 28, 2014
Mother Pleads For Life Of Islamic State Hostage
The mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by
Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release
The Leninist in the White House
By Paul Craig Roberts
The reason ISIS is operating on Syrian territory is that Washington
armed them and sent them to Syria.
Bombs Away Over Syria!
Washington Has Gone Stark Raving Mad
By David Stockman
Whether you use a 12th century sword or 20th century attack
helicopter as a means of rule, you will be bombed by the “indispensable
The Evil of U.S. Aggression Against Iraq
By Jacob G. Hornberger
How can anyone still be an interventionist after what has happened in
Forgetting Cheney’s Legacy of Lies
By Ray McGovern
The neocons – aided by their “liberal interventionist” allies and the
U.S. mainstream media – are building new “group thinks” on the Middle
East and Ukraine with many Americans having forgotten how they were
duped into war a dozen years ago.
The Propaganda Trap
Tranquilized By Trivia
By Edward Curtin
Why so many Americans can’t comprehend, how their country has fallen
victim to the military-industrial-intelligence apparatus that operates
deep in the shadows, and oftentimes right in the open.
“These Are War Crimes,”
Says Father of Gaza Family Wiped Out by Israeli Attack
By Joe Catron
“They lay with shrapnel everywhere and a pool of blood around them. It’s
like they were swimming in it. There were six of them, five killed.
Why Arabs Betrayed Gaza
By Ramzy Baroud
Some Arabs wish to see Israel crush any semblance of Palestinian
In Case You Missed It
George Galloway Explains Why The Jewish People
Had No Right To Palestine
How the British granted Israel the Palestinian territories.
Libya in Chaos:
NATO Bombing of Libya Led to Rise of Militias Now Fighting for Oil-Rich
Video & Transcript
Libya is facing its worst violence since the U.S.-backed ouster of
Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. To talk more about Libya, we are joined by
Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College. He
is the author of several books, including Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.
Ukraine Accuses Russia of 'Invasion'
By Jon Queally
No media outlets reporting on the claims appeared able to independently
verify the accusations.
Nisteling: The Art of Deep Listening
By Robert J. Burrowes
I believe that this is the essential foundation step in any strategy to
end human violence.
Iraq: Air Force directs airstrikes to the IS
Kills 75: A statement by the Ministry
of Defense, "said that the air force and Army Aviation and in
cooperation with military intelligence directed air strikes, and killed
75 elements of the IS and wounded eight others and burned 12 vehicles
15 Australian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria:
Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are
believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief
David Irvine said on Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign
intervention threats were increasing.
Second American jihadist killed in Syria: reports:
A Syrian opposition group is reporting that a second American jihadist
was killed in battle while fighting for the Islamic State, according to
Iraq forces mass to break ISIS siege of Amerli:
Iraq was massing forces Wednesday for an operation to break a two-month
jihadist siege of the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli, amid growing fears
for residents short of food and water.
Australia to Help US in Iraq Air Strikes:
Australia has expressed willingness to contribute its Super Hornet
fighter jets to help US-led air strikes in Iraq. Defence Minister David
Johnston said Wednesday night that Australia was ready to assist the US
with air strikes targeting IS terrorists in Iraq, Xinhua reported.
ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast - Iraqi
govt adviser: The number of Islamic
State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers –
around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique
access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent
Saddam's revenge - his ex-officers staff the
Islamic State: As fighters for the
Islamic State continue to seize territory, the group has quietly built
an effective management structure of mostly middle-aged Iraqis,
including many military officers under Saddam Hussein, overseeing
departments of finance, arms, local governance, military operations and
Another Israeli Hermes Drone Shot Down In Iraq:
An Israeli Hermes drone crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport on
Wednesday, the second such loss in less than three days after another
Israeli pilotless drone of the same model was shot down by Iranian
troops in the Central parts of the country.
ISIS, Syrian regime commit war crimes: U.N.:
“Children have been present at the executions, which take the form of
beheading or shooting in the head at close range ... Bodies are placed
on public display, often on crucifixes, for up to three days, serving as
a warning to local residents.”
France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian
“rebels”: President François Hollande
confirmed in a Le Monde interview on August 19 that France has been
directly supplying arms to the “rebels” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in
its proxy war to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Islamists seize Golan Heights border crossing:
Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing the Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have
taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the
Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an activist group said Wednesday.
6 rebels killed as Syrian planes bomb border post
near Israeli-occupied Golan Heights:
Al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had
launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were "holding
ground" despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the
Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the
Gaza truce holds but Netanyahu under fire:
Israeli media commentators voiced deep disappointment over his
leadership during the most prolonged bout of Israeli-Palestinian
violence in a decade, echoing attacks by members of Netanyahu’s
Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers: Its lawfare
strategy uses "new military ethics" to justify lawlessness.
based on the notion that wrongdoing repeated often enough unaccountably
will get nations worldwide to accept it or do nothing to stop it.
The children killed in Gaza by Israel
: The Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights has
compiled a list of 504 children killed in Gaza, comprising almost
quarter of the total Palestinian killed
Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood
left US officers ‘stunned’: 258
artillery pieces, according to the officer’s estimate — pumped at least
7,000 high explosive shells into the Gaza neighborhood, which included a
barrage of some 4,800 shells during a seven-hour period at the height of
the operation. Senior U.S. officers were stunned by the report.
Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim
Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields:
Mahmoud Abu Said could hardly speak about what happened to him when the
soldiers first arrived to his neighborhood. His eyes filled with tears,
the muscles in his face began to twitch, and his voice faltered.
Israeli source: US will back Israel in Security
Council: A government source in
Jerusalem told Ynet, that the US would be looking out for Israel's
interests among the international community, namely in the UN Security
Council, where concrete decisions could potentially be made regarding
the future of Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank.
Ontario university students unions vote to join
boycott against Israel: The Ontario
branch of the Canadian Federation of Students, representing more than
300,000 university students in the province, has unanimously passed a
motion to boycott Israel.
27 Boko Haram fighters killed by soldiers in
northern Cameroon: Cameroon’s army
killed 27 members of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram near a
northern town, state radio said, in a sign of growing cross-border
activity by the militants.
At Least 150,000 Flee Libya, Ceasefire Talks
Unsuccessful - UN Libya Envoy: A
record number of Libyans are leaving the country amid new airstrikes,
outgoing UN Libya envoy, Tarek Mitri, told the UN Security Council
Libya: The house of cards has collapsed:
Analysis:" “The US,
UK and France went to war to overthrow Gaddafi in 2011. But now that the
hopes of the Arab spring are a distant memory, they insist that military
support for Libya's warring factions will not help restore desperately
needed stability and that only dialogue can succeed"
Having lit the fuse, now they run
Libya by the Governments of France, Germany,
Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States:
The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the
United States strongly condemn the escalation of fighting and violence
in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya, especially against
residential areas, public facilities, and critical infrastructure, by
both land attacks and air strikes.
Libya is Threatened by a Full-Scale Civil War:
A full-scale civil war could emerge, again, in Libya, according to the
Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, who asked the
U.N. Security Council members to intervene by approving a resolution to
disarm the several armed factions that fight to control the country.
Libya Ministers Resign Over Militia Fighting:
The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after
accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among
25 Taliban militants killed in counter-terrorism
operations: MoI: Afghan
counter-terror operationsAt least 25 Taliban militants were killed and 6
others were injured during military operations by Afghan national
security forces in the past 24 hours.
Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes:
The Associated Press reports that Abdullah Abdullah was the first to
withdraw his observer, saying the process was full of fraud.
Three civilians burnt alive in car as Ukrainian
army shells center of Donetsk: Kiev
forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held
town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several
apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center.
Pro-Russians seize more territories from Ukraine
army: Pro-Russian fighters in eastern
Ukraine have reportedly seized swathes of territory from government
forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated.
Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels take strategic
port of Novoazovsk on the Azov Sea:
The town of Novoazovsk lies in a strategically significant location – on
the Azov Sea and on the road linking Russia to the Russian-annexed
Kiev says Russian army convoy in east Ukraine:
Report: A day after Russia-Ukraine
talks, Ukrainian army claims "up to 100" tanks and heavy weaponry
crossed border from Russia.
Ukraine: Nato plans east European bases:
Nato is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the
first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter
Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic
republics, according to its secretary general.
NATO Expansion Plan Raises Specter of Iron
Curtain: Analysis: The bases
will be stationed on Russian borders "for as long as necessary," The
Guardian quoted Rasmussen as saying.
Russia’s Gazprom Neft to Sell Oil
for Rubles, Yuan: - The Russian oil
company Gazprom Neft has agreed to export 80,000 tons of oil from
Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic; it will accept payment in rubles,
and will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline
(ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese yuan for the transfers, the Russian
business daily Kommersant reported Wednesday.
FBI Said to Examine Whether Russia Tied to
JPMorgan Hacking: Russian hackers
attacked the U.S. financial system in mid-August, infiltrating and
stealing data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other
bank, an incident the FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for
government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar with
Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the
1930s: Europe hasn't recovered,
because it hasn't let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little
monetary stimulus have, instead, put it more than halfway to a lost
decade that's already worse than the 1930s. It's a greater depression.
The Greatest Depression? German Yields Now
Negative Through 2017: Yields on all
German bonds out to 3 years are now negative and 10Y Bunds have
collapsed to 90.5bps - record lows.
Get Back To Work Mr. Hollande; French Jobseekers
Surge To Record High: Despite all the
'promises' French joblessness has risen every month since April 2011...
July's jump is the 2nd biggest sinmce April 2013 and at 3.424 million is
a fresh record high.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde to be investigated
for alleged role in political fraud case:
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has been
charged with "simple negligence" over her handling of a controversial
€400m payout to French business tycoon Bernard Tapie when she was
Declines in Latin America and the Caribbean:
During the presentation The United Nations Development Program Director,
for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta stated, "In Latin
America and the Caribbean, poverty has been reduced by almost half in
the last decade, and the middle class rose from 22 percent of the
population in 2000 to 34 percent in 2012."
The Economy Gets A Downgrade While Corporate
Profits Get An Upgrade: The updated
budget and economic outlook released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contained good news for corporations,
but bad news for the rest of the economy.
US Home Prices Down Again:
: S&P's Case-Shiller home price index has declined for
the second straight month.
House Poor: Proof of Shrinking Wealth in America
: Video - On “Single Best Chart,”
Scarlet Fu examines the median value of assets owned by American
households. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
Big U.S. Banks: "Something is Very Wrong" : Video
- Overleveraged banks could send the economy into another financial
crisis. That's the message of a Stanford finance professor who's been on
a mission to get banks to raise their reserve levels. She says
"something is very wrong" with the banking industry.
Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle
prod’ to make tired man walk before he died:
At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that
police records showed that East Point officers had discharged their
Tasers 13 times to make Gregory Towns, who was handcuffed, get up and
City Council Tells Police To Have Plan For
Getting Rid Of MRAP Military Vehicle In Next 60 Days:
The Davis City Council has told the police department it must get rid of
a military vehicle it received in the next 60 days. The controversy over
the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle attracted a large crowd on
Tuesday that was largely against it.
Scientists find secret of reversing bad memories:
Neuroscientists believe they can erase feelings of fear or anxiety
attached to stressful events, in a breakthrough which could help treat
depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Origins of War in Child Abuse: Video
- Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio interviews Lloyd deMause, the
author of 'The Origins of War in Child Abuse.'
August 27, 2014
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War
By Glenn Greenwald
From The New Hitler (back) to U.S. Partner in less than a year: an
impressive feat for both Assad and U.S. propaganda.
Obama Declares War on Syria
By Stephen Lendman
The Islamic State is the pretext. Syria is the
target. At issue is regime change.
The Pentagon’s Strategy for World Domination:
Full Spectrum Dominance, from Asia to Africa
By Bruce K. Gagnon
The NATO military noose is tightening around Russia.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters:
Why Moral Perversity of U.S. Position in Gaza is Stunning
By Roger Waters
I think it's safe to say that if U.S. neighborhoods were living under
siege, folks like Rand Paul wouldn't take it.
Selective Outrage over Ukraine POWs
By Robert Parry
The New York Times has taken deep umbrage over an unseemly parade staged
by ethnic Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine featuring captured Ukrainian
Sanctions & the Dollar: A Fall From Grace?
By Conn M. Hallinan
With China set to replace the U.S. as the world’s largest economy, it is
only a matter of time before the renminbi—or some agreed upon
international method of exchange—replaces the dollar.
Colonization by Bankruptcy
The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina
By Ellen Brown
Similar bold moves by Ecuador and Iceland have left those countries in
substantially better shape than Greece, which went along with the
agendas of the international financiers.
The Final Nail in the Coffin
The Death of Freedom in Our Schools
By John W. Whitehead
American school children are indeed powerless. And they will remain
helpless, powerless and in bondage to the police state unless “we the
people” set them free.
15 killed in Baghdad bomb blast:
A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a busy area in eastern Baghdad,
killing as many as 15 people, officials said, the latest in a series of
attacks to shake the Iraqi capital as the government struggles to
dislodge militants from areas in the country’s west and north.
ISIL recaptures Mosul Dam yet again,
takes 200 Kurdish Peshmerga prisoners: ISIL recaptures Mosul Dam yet
again, takes 200 Kurdish Peshmerga prisoners
NATO ready to intervene militarily to help Iraq:
The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, announced on
Tuesday the alliance’s readiness to intervene militarily to help Iraq if
it is requested by the Iraqi government; the request for assistance of
the Iraqi government will be taken into consideration, according to
reports of the Daily Telegraph.
US: 7 European States to Arm Kurds in Iraq:
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says seven European governments have
agreed to join the United States in supplying weaponry to Kurdish forces
battling Islamic State extremists in northern Iraq.
Iran Arming Iraqi Kurds Against Islamic State:
Iran has provided weapons and ammunition to the semi-autonomous Kurdish
region in Iraq, said the region’s President on Tuesday in a joint a
press-conference with the Iranian foreign minister.
US destroys millions of dollars in US-made arms
in Iraq: Since the Obama
administration began strikes there on August 8, US fighter jets and
drones have destroyed an estimated $3 million-$4 million worth of Iraqi
military vehicles that were provided by the United States and later
seized by Islamists who now control a third of Iraq.
American, killed while fighting alongside Islamic
State militants in Syria: A
33-year-old American man who grew up in Minnesota and then moved to
California was killed over the weekend in Syria while battling alongside
the militant grew formerly known as ISIS, NBC News reported on Tuesday.
Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with
Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.:
American militants could commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired
in Iraq, Syria
Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female
American hostage: Islamic State
militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old
humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The jihadist group is
demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of a Muslim woman
from a US prison.
US Drones Are Flying Over ISIS Areas In Syria —
Without Assad's Approval: The
missions will be carried out without coordination with or approval from
the government of Syria. Officials noted that regime "air-defense
systems in eastern Syria won't pose a threat because sensors are either
sparsely located or inoperable," WSJ reports.
US military to initiate operations in Syria:
The Obama administration has ordered the start of US military operations
inside Syria, in addition to ongoing air strikes and renewed troop
deployments in Iraq.
US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria:
The flights focus on sites of the Islamic State militant group as
possible targets and could pave the way for airstrikes in Syria.
US says no permission needed to fly spy planes
over Syria: The United States is poised to send spy
planes into Syria to track the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
jihadists, but said it would seek no permission to do so.
Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinians in Rafah:
- An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians in the al-Jneinah
neighborhood in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, shortly before
a ceasefire agreement was due to go into effect.
Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce:
"The embargo will be lifted and the five border posts will see
considerable changes, with the Rafah border crossing opening," he said
in reference to the crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
Senior Hamas official: Israel agreed to open Gaza
crossings: Asked about the fishing
zone, he said that Gaza fishermen would be allowed to reach as far as 6
nautical miles and the zone would be increased gradually until it is 12
nautical miles by the end of 2014.
U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian fishing boat:
The incident occurred earlier in the day when a team from the Coast
Guard patrol vessel Monomoy was dispatched in a smaller boat "to query
the Iranian dhow" in international waters, the Navy said in a statement.
Philip Giraldi: Billionaires Make War on Iran:
Op-Ed: And the United States Government is Helping
Dozens of Afghan And Pakistani Taliban Killed In
Faryab: According to the commanders,
during the operation, 54 armed Taliban including 11 commanders and
so-called governor of Taliban were killed and 90
Pakistani Taliban Suffers Major Split:
Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban
Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives,
resulting in lack of coordination and the outfit's defeat.
3 killed as UN helicopter shot down in South
Sudan: A rebel
commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a
U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a
state governor. The U.N. confirmed that three people died and one
survived — all Russian citizens — when one of its helicopters crashed.
Boko Haram seizes town after soldiers 'flee':
Group take over border town Ashigashya after hundreds of Nigerian
soldiers fled to Cameroon, a police source said.
U.S., Europe weigh sanctions,
armed force for Libya: The Obama
administration and its European allies are weighing their options for
greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and
an armed international force to help stabilize the North African
country, diplomats said Tuesday.
An unpleasant surprise for the US in Libya:
Washington is displeased with the air strikes it says the United Arab
Emirates and Egypt conducted on Islamist militias in Libya - especially
since it appears both countries tried to keep their US allies in the
Egypt denies role in air attacks in Libya:
The US government on Tuesday said it believed the UAE and Egypt carried
out raids in Libya, a day after the New York Times quoted unnamed
officials as saying the same.
Ukraine cites Russia support for peace plan:
Putin said separately he had an "overall positive assessment" of
Tuesday's meetings, which included face-to-face talks with Poroshenko.
Captured Russian troops 'in Ukraine by accident':
Ten Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by
accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.
Russian Intelligence Warns Moscow
of US-Led ISIL Threat: Russia's
External Intelligence Service (SVR) warned Kremlin that the US is using
the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group to
create a new front against Russia in the Central Asia.
France's president replaces economy minister with
"former" Rothschild Banker: President
Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a
former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to
reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with
Global warming is already here and could be
irreversible, UN panel says: Global
warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous – and it’s
increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a
draft of a new international science report says.
Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American
Legion : President Barack Obama faced
a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on
his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's
Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked by
Cop for not Rolling Down Window: Video
- A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a
man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with
several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his
Now Burger King is Renouncing Its US Citizenship
: Burger King is the latest company
announcing plans to renounce its US citizenship in order to dodge taxes.
It plans to buy Tim Hortons and then pretend Tim Hortons bought them so
they can claim to be Canadian. (Tim Hortons renounced its own US
citizenship in 2009 and moved their headquarters from Ohio to Canada.)
August 26, 2014
Egypt and UAE Have Conducted Secret Air Strikes
on Libya – Report
The UAE was the source of pilots, warplanes and aerial refueling planes
while Egyptian bases were used to strike Tripoli in both attacks.
ISIS: Made in Washington, Riyadh – and Tel Aviv
By Justin Raimondo
If we step back from the hysteria generated by the beheading of
US journalist James Foley, what’s clear is that this new bogeyman is the
creation of the United States and its allies in the region.
How the Brutalized Become Brutal
By Chris Hedges
These killings will stop only when we accept that the killers who should
terrify us most are ourselves.
The Difference Between Children
Palestinian children in Israel are considered like insects.
By Gideon Levy
An iron wall of denial and inhumanness protects the Israelis from the
shameful work of their hands in Gaza.
What Is The Dahiya Doctrine?
Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
A recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths
of Israeli policy towards Gaza.
On Course for Holocaust II…..?
By Alan Hart
This is the most controversial article the gentile me has ever written
or is ever likely to write, but I believe that what I am going to say
needs to be said and should be widely debated.
America Frightens Us
Political Europe Suppressed Under Washington's Thumb Is Waking Up
By Roman Baudzus
the U.S. police state is not just on the rise, but is already in place!
Lost in the Fear Factory
By Matt Carr
What is striking about this new world of fear is the way that it has now
become an instrument of governance that is used to discipline the
population and mobilize popular support.
The Surveillance Engine
How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
By Ryan Gallagher
The search tool was designed to be the largest system for internally
sharing secret surveillance records in the United States, capable of
handling two to five billion new records every day.
Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even
By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police
state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if,
Cornel West: “He Posed As A Progressive And
Turned Out To Be Counterfeit."
By Thomas Frank
"We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
America’s Continuing Border Crisis
The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children
By Aviva Chomsky
U.S. policies directly led to today’s crises in Guatemala, El Salvador,
More than 500 killed as Islamic State seizes
Syrian air base - monitor: Islamic
State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday,
capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost
more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. At least 346 Islamic State
fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had
died since Tuesday.
Islamic State might have taken advanced MANPADS
from Syrian airfield: The seizure of
Tabqa air base, while not the first installation of its type to fall to
militants, highlights the Islamic State’s gains in the region and the
group’s continued pilfering of advanced military equipment, particularly
the surface-to-air missile systems known as MANPADS, short for Man
Portable Air Defense Systems.
Obama Backs Surveillance Over Syria:
President Barack Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria,
two U.S. officials said late Monday, a move that could pave the way for
U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets.
US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis
leaders in Syria: White House will
'take action' against threats as Turkey comes under pressure to halt
flow of jihadists across its border
Syrian foreign minister warns against airstrikes:
Syria’s foreign minister warned the US yesterday not to conduct air
strikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’
consent. Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem said any such attack
would be considered an act of aggression.
West poised to join forces with President Assad
in face of Islamic State?: The US has
already covertly assisted the Assad government by passing on
intelligence about the exact location of jihadi leaders through the BND,
the German intelligence service, a source has told The Independent.
Syrian government offers to help West fight
'Islamic State': The Syrian
government has said it's prepared to cooperate with the West in the
fight against the "Islamic State." But Germany has said that it has no
intention to work with Damascus.
Myth #1: ISIS is crazy and irrational:
Analysis: If you want to understand the
Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know
about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent
medieval ideology, sure. But not insane.
American Journalist Peter Theo Curtis Released by
Captors in Syria: Curtis was handed
over to United Nations peacekeepers in Al Rafid village in the Golan
Heights Sunday evening, local time, according to the U.N. Curtis
received a medical check-up before he was handed over to U.S. officials.
Foley murder video 'may have been staged':
Analysts believe the British jihadi in the video may not have been James
Foley's killer, although it is accepted that the journalist was murdered
Has British expert worked out where James Foley was killed?
Analysis of video leads to claims it was filmed south of Syrian city of
ISIS an 'Incredible' Fighting Force, US Special
Ops Sources Say: "These guys aren't
just bugging out, they're tactically withdrawing. Very professional,
well trained, motivated and equipped. They operate like a state with a
military," said one official who tracks ISIS closely.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
At least 43 people killed in wave of attacks in
Iraq: The deadliest of Monday's
bombings was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew up himself among
Shiite worshippers who were leaving a mosque after noon prayers in the
capital's eastern New Baghdad area, killing at least 15 people and
wounding 32 others.
ISIL beheads 3 Iraqi police near Mosul:
According to a local source in Nineveh
province, the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
beheaded three Iraqi police officers in the south of Mosul on Monday.
Details emerge of IS killing of 670 Shiite
prisoners in Mosul: Islamic State
fighters reportedly killed up to 670 prisoners in Mosul and committed
other horrific abuses in Iraq that amount to crimes against humanity, UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
British special forces land in Iraq to fight ISIS:
Troops from the Royal British Army's elite SAS unit and Special
Reconnaissance Regiment have landed in Iraq and are pursuing Islamic
State fighters, particularly the U.K. citizen known as "Jihadi John" who
beheaded the American journalist James Foley on camera last week.
12 Palestinians killed as Israel continues attack
on Gaza: Palestinian foreign minister
says will go to ICC if newest Egypt proposal fails as 12 Palestinians
killed in Gaza.
Gaza high-rise destroyed by Israeli strikes:
Seventy families lived in the building, which also housed offices and a
Iran ‘will arm Palestinians’
after downing Israeli drone: Tehran
will “accelerate” arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel’s
deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military
commander said Monday.
Mubarak resisted US pressure to give up the
Sinai: The Secret Files: Towards the
end of his tenure, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resisted
pressures from Washington to cede Egyptian territory in the Sinai
Peninsula to help create a Palestinian state, former senior members of
Mubarak’s ruling party told Asharq Al-Awsat.
35 Taliban militants killed, 32 others injured in
Afghan operations: At least 35
Taliban militants were killed during joint military operations conducted
by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram 'part of
Islamic caliphate': leader: Boko
Haram's leader said a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier
this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video
obtained by AFP on Sunday.
UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya, says US:
The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids
against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in
Egypt, US officials have said.
Libyan capital under Islamist control after
Tripoli airport seized: Libya has
lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after
Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli,
proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet
Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as
chaos spreads: The Libyan parliament
that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose
an Islamist-backed deputy as its prime minister, leaving the chaotic
country with two rival leaders and assemblies each backed by armed
Bodies of 170 African migrants found from Libya
shipwreck: Libyan rescuers have
recovered the bodies of around 170 people after a boat carrying illegal
migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank at sea last week, a coast guard
official said today.
Russia's Foreign Ministry: Creation of democratic
state in Libya is in dead end: The
chaos in Libya is a direct result of irresponsible interference by the
U.S. and its NATO allies, the Russian diplomatic service added.
Kiev accuses Russia of military incursion before
leaders meet: Ukraine has accused
Russia of sending military vehicles over the border ahead of today’s
planned meeting between the countries’ leaders, as fighting spread in
eastern Ukraine and Moscow announced plans to send a second
controversial aid convoy to the region.
Inside the Besieged Ukrainian City of Luhansk:
Report: Outside Luhansk city morgue the cloying smell of death forces a
reflex gag. Swarms of black flies buzz angrily in the heat.
Ukraine President Dissolves
Parliament, Calls for Early Elections in October:
Despite a multi-billion euro lifeline provided by the International
Monetary Fund, reforms failed to take shape. Poroshenko also met
persistent pushback from the parliament, which had been populated with
supporters of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
Russia will do whatever necessary to protect its
legitimate interests – Lavrov: Russia
doesn’t want to escalate tit-for-tat sanctions with the West, but is
ready to do whatever is necessary to protect its legitimate interests,
including those of national security in all its dimensions, Russia’s FM
told The Daily Telegraph.
Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan’s autocratic president tips on how
to defend a massacre: Tony Blair gave
Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his image
after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime.
France thrown into political turmoil after
government dissolved: PM Manuel Valls
told to form new government after minister's call to end austerity
policies imposed by Germany triggers crisis
The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its
Own Secret Google: The National
Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S.
government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share
more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone
locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents
obtained by The Intercept.
This is why you can't trust the NSA. Ever.:
New documents show the agency missing a massive number of violations.
And that's before it set up a new program with virtually no oversight.
'We lost our jobs for reporting being raped':
Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of
sexual violence in the U.S. military.
Mourners urge black Americans to take action:
"Show up at the voting booths. Let your voices be heard, and let
everyone know that we have had enough of all of this," said Eric Davis,
one of Brown's cousins.
Michael Brown funeral: Reverend Al Sharpton
demands action on policing – video:
Joined by Brown's friends and family, Sharpton said it was hard to
understand how the US could afford to give military equipment to its
police force while education and healthcare lagged behind.
US survey highlights mistrust of police:
The USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll found that 65 percent of
respondents said police did "only a fair" or a poor job in holding
police officers accountable when misconduct occurs, compared with 30
percent who say they do an excellent or good job.
How Serious Is The California Drought?:
A picture paints a thousand words... but these 3 before-and-after images
in California (over a period of just 3 years) suggest only 3 words -
"What a Disaster"