ISIS: the Useful Enemy
By Ismael Hossein-zadeh
Kobani Kurds Expose the Hypocrisy of the Coalition Against ISIS.
Whose Side Is Turkey On?
By Patrick Cockburn
Iraqi Sunnis have no choice but to stick with Isis.
Afghan Retreat Echoes of Vietnam Defeat
By Finian Cunningham
The “exceptional” Americans in Washington like to refer to their foreign
interventions as “nation building.”
The Chickenshit Lobby Is Mad As Hell
By Justin Raimondo
Those whose job it is to protect the President need to take this
potential threat seriously.
Modern Day America:
One Step Away from the Third Reich
By John Stanton
Indoctrinate the masses into thinking that all others besides, say,
Americans, are inferior, unexceptional, demons and insects.
U.N. Calls Bullshit on Obama’s ‘Look Forward, Not
Backwards’ Approach to US Torture
By Murtaza Hussain
A new report submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture
has been released that excoriates his administration for shielding the
officials responsible from prosecution.
The World Must Judge America’s Human Rights
By Margaret Kimberley
Legal cases must be made against the United States at the IAHCR and with
any other entity which can bring our plight to the world.
This Nation of Cowards
By William Rivers Pitt
This is what happens to an ill-informed populace which is not taught to
be strong, and fair, and true to the ideals of their founding.
Corporations Act To Make Congress A Wholly Owned
By Richard Eskow
If we don’t get money out of politics, we’ll lose our democracy
ISIS killed 600 Shi'ites after seizing Mosul in
June, HRW says: Some 600 male Shi'ite
inmates from Badoosh prison outside Mosul were reportedly forced to
kneel along the edge of a nearby ravine and shot with automatic weapons.
Isis kills hundreds of Iraqi Sunnis from Albu
Nimr tribe in Anbar province: The
bodies of more than 150 men killed by Islamic state (Isis) militants
were recovered from a ditch in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on
Thursday in the latest of a series of mass executions of tribal figures
who oppose the group.
Bombs at Marketplaces Near Baghdad Kill Nine:
One bomb went off at a sheep market in the Iraqi capital's western
suburb of Suweib, killing five people and wounding 13. Earlier today, a
bomb blast near an outdoor market in the town of Madain, just south of
Baghdad, killed four people.
Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on
'unprecedented scale' – UN: The
United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the
twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from
countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global
Pressure builds for U.S. rethink of anti-ISIS
campaign: Top American officials are
piling pressure on the Barack Obama administration to retool its
campaign against ISIS jihadists, urging an end to confusion over the
U.S. stance on the Syrian regime, and preparations for the deployment of
ground troops in Iraq.
Top US general favors military advisers in
western Iraq: The US military's top
officer on Thursday called for deploying American advisers to Iraq's
Anbar province to counter Islamic State jihadists, but said the Baghdad
government must first arm local Sunni tribes.
21 IS Fighters Killed in US-led Airstrikes in
Syria: Activists say: Twenty one
Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in US-led airstrikes against
the Sunni radical group's positions in the predominantly Kurdish town of
Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, a monitoring group said Friday.
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga
prepare to enter: U.S.-led air
strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of
Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed
Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighbouring Turkey.
Hagel: US Faces Setbacks and Complications in
ISIS Fight: The top U.S. military
officials said the U.S. and Iraqis have suffered setbacks in efforts to
protect Sunni tribes in Iraq and form a "moderate" opposition force in
US Congress to revisit ISIS war debate after
election: A handful of lawmakers are
also pushing for Congress to consider a broader Authorization for the
Use of Military Force, which would set out guidelines for the overall
effort to halt the militants.
Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid
anti-ISIS campaign: So significant
was defense spending during the last quarter, in fact, that the 16
percent growth seen in that sector is said to have helped the economy
overcome below-expectation consumer spending rates recorded during that
Al-Qaeda' gunmen kill Yemen police officer,
soldier: Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen
killed a Yemeni police officer and a soldier in two separate attacks in
the south of the strife-torn country, security sources said Friday.
Iran’s oil revenue falls 30 percent on back of
global price decline: “In the issue
of oil, the economy has not been the sole important factor,” Rouhani
said. “International politics and plots” have also affected prices, he
said, without elaborating.
Israeli occupation forces kills Palestinian:
Israeli police on Thursday shot dead Mutaz Hijazi, a Palestinian whom
the police claimed was responsible for firing at the US-born rabbi. The
killing prompted daylong clashes in Abu Tor, located south of the Old
Israeli closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque a ‘declaration
of war’: Israel appeared to back down
in the face of outrage over its policy on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque,
ordering a partial opening Friday after closing the site fully for the
first time in nearly 50 years.
U.S. blasts Israeli settlements as ‘illegitimate’:
The United States Monday blasted Israel for pledging to build 1,000 more
settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem, saying any such move would be
“incompatible” with peace efforts.
Livni: Settlers want ‘apartheid’ buses:
Settlers’ demands that Jews and Palestinians travel on separate buses
smack of apartheid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said in an interview
with Army Radio Thursday.
Sweden recognises state of Palestine:
Israel recalls its ambassador following move
Swedish foreign minister hopes "will show the way for others".
Netanyahu insists he is 'under attack for
defending Israel' after remarks from US official:
Despite the deepening frustration in Washington, Netanyahu continued to
hit back over the latest settlement announcement, saying US criticism
was “detached from reality”, even on the eve of the publication of the
Google Survey: Majority of US Citizens Think US
Gives Too Much to Israel: Today 6 in
10 Americans believe the U.S. gives too much aid to Israel
14 killed in DR Congo machete attack:"
FOURTEEN people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the
Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where
nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group
Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze:
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina
Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set
fire to parliament. A huge crowd is surging towards the presidential
palace and the main airport has been shut.
Burkina Faso president refuses to step down:
After hours of confusion about whether Compaore would hold on to power,
and even about where he was, the president spoke briefly on television
and radio to stay he was still in charge and would not step down.
US Kills 6 people in Pakistani Tribal Areas:
An American drone strike killed at least six alledged militants early
Thursday in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, a senior
Pakistani security official said. The drone’s missiles struck a private
residence near a school in the village of Nargasi, the official said.
Russia-Ukraine gas deal secures EU winter supply:
European Union energy chief Guenther Oettinger said he was confident
that Ukraine would be able to afford to pay for the gas it needed.
Russia delivers relief supplies to Ukraine’s
Donetsk region: The Russian
Emergencies Ministry truck convoy has delivered humanitarian aid to
Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. About 50 trucks have brought to the
region food products and construction materials with the total weight of
some 500 tons
NYPD arrests, ‘brutalizes’ peace activist
McGovern ahead of Petraeus speech:
The New York Police Department has detained prominent peace activist and
former CIA agent Ray McGovern, with witnesses saying he was “yelling in
pain” during arrest.
U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change
routines to avoid terrorist attacks:
The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning
that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging
them to change routines and mask their identities.
Ottawa shooting was ‘last desperate act’ of a
mentally ill person, his mother writes:
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s terror-filled rampage in the nation’s capital
this week wasn’t driven by some grand ideology or political motive, but
rather was the “last desperate act” of someone who was not well in his
mind and felt trapped, his mother says.
Is Filming a Police Officer a "Domestic Threat"?
Austin Activist on Trial for Videotaping an Arrest
: Video - A jury in Austin, Texas, is set to issue its decision today in
a case that centers on a person's right to film police officers.
Russell Brand And Naomi Klein Talk Climate Change
And The Need For Revolution: Audio -
The pair zeroed in on multinational oil giants such as Exxon Mobil,
referring to them as companies that were "addicted to stupid money",
with Klein arguing that the world could convert from fossil fuels to
renewable energy within 15 years.
October 30, 2014
Isis, Jabhat al-Nusra and Other Islamist Groups
Are One And The Same: Senior Army Officer
By Robert Fisk
A senior Syrian army officer talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s
brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include
CIA Mouthpiece Lets Slip On Russian ‘Aggression’
By Finian Cunningham
Claims can now be seen for what they are: propaganda in the service of a
political agenda from Washington.
Latest Putin-bashing Invention
Putin About To Be Sacrificed
By The Saker
I normally don't comment any of the nonsense which circulates on the
Internet, but this one seems to have a lot of people worried.
The Cheney-Powell-Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz Strategy: An
By Michael S. Rozeff
The U.S. planned full spectrum dominance everywhere.
Canada’s Heart of Darkness. Democracy and
By Jim Miles
Once upon a time, Canada was able to create the illusion that it was the
“peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by
most of the rest of the world.
Fighting for Survival in the Sinai: Egypt's
By Ramzy Baroud
Egypt’s recent turmoil has indeed exasperated violence in the Sinai
Peninsula, but that violence was rooted in a largely different political
The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right
By Paul Craig Roberts
The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build
treatment structures for those infected with ebola.
The Moral Blindness of our Leading Liberals
By Chris Floyd
What is most important to them is not stopping the system -- but making
sure that one of "theirs" is running it.
News Veteran, Details Massive Censorship and
Propaganda in Mainstream Media
By Michael Krieger
I had no idea that the President of CBS News’ brother was a top national
security advisor to President Obama, did you?
Risky Business: "Easy Money"
By Mike Whitney
Last week, the country’s biggest mortgage lenders scored a couple of key
victories that will allow them to ease lending standards, crank out more
toxic assets, and inflate another housing bubble.
Rise Up America, Rise Up!
By Mohammed Mesbahi
It is up to you, the youth of America, to lead the way by organising a
non-stop demonstration in every state, until that nationwide wave of
peaceful protest eventually catches on globally.
Syria: 30 people killed in refugee camp
'massacre': Footage shows horrific
aftermath of attack in Syria. The footage showed corpses of women,
children and burning tents while people scrambled to save the wounded.
"It's a massacre of refugees," a voice off camera said.
IS attack on Syrian gas fields kills 30
government troops: Islamic State
fighters have attempt to recapture the Sha'ar gas fields, which they had
lost to pro-Assad forces in July
U.S. airstrikes failed to kill terror targets in
Syria, officials say: Both Muhsin al-Fadhli,
the leader of the Khorasan Group, and David Drugeon, a French jihadist
and key member, who is believed to be a skilled bomb-maker, are alive.
The United States does not know with certainty if they are injured.
Isil controls half of Kobane, says rebel leader:
More than half of Kobane is now in Isil hands, according to veteren
rebel leader, as Kurdish Peshmerga forces arrive in a last-minute bid to
defend besieged town
Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic
State: A convoy of peshmerga fighters
from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday
towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an
Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.
Free Syrian Army Fighters Enter Kobani To Help
Battle ISIS: A small group of Syrian
rebels entered Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday in a push to help Kurdish
fighters there against the militants, activists and Kurdish officials
For Turkey and U.S. a 60-year alliance shows
signs of crumbling: The increasingly
hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over
Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point
where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can
be considered allies at all.
150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to ISIS found in mass
grave: Islamic State militants took
the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on
Wednesday night and buried them, an official in a police operations
centre and another security official told Reuters.
Iraqi Forces Launch New Bid To Retake Country's
Largest Refinery From ISIS: Iraqi
security forces said they advanced to within 2 km (1.2 mile) of the city
of Baiji on Wednesday in a new offensive to retake the country's biggest
oil refinery that has been besieged since June by Islamic State
Far-right rabbi shot and seriously wounded in
attack in Jerusalem: While details
remained confused, it appears the man was shot several times at close
range outside the city’s Begin Centre by a gunman who escaped by
Abbas to Israel: Make peace with us and 57 other
nations will follow: He called on
Israeli citizens to request that the Israeli government "not miss this
opportunity for peace because what surrounds us is even worse."
Israel's Netanyahu Fumes At Reportedly Being
Called 'Chickens**t' By U.S. Official:
Netanyahu, the official was reported to have said, is interested only in
"protecting himself from political defeat ... He's got no guts."
Top Dem 'shocked' by 'chickens---' remark:
"I call upon the Administration to reassert the importance of the
relationship between the United States and Israel, and to reaffirm that
the bonds between our two countries are unbreakable. Rep. Eliot Engel
(D-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Death toll tops 200 in battle for Libya's
Benghazi: At least 10 people were
killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi Wednesday, taking
the death toll from a two-week-old government-backed counter-offensive
against Islamist militia to 201.
Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes:
In a new report released Thursday, it accuses fighters of having
complete disregard for civilian lives, saying militants have fired GRAD
rockets and artillery into civilian neighborhoods. It also says "scores
of civilians have been abducted by armed groups."
21 killed in Mali:
France said a French soldier and about 20 Islamist militants were killed
during a fierce clash in northern Mali near the Algerian border earlier
in the day.
Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in eastern
Ukraine: "Over the last 24 hours, we
have lost seven servicemen, 11 were injured," Ukrainian military
spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters
US Kills 4 People In Pakistan:
: Security officials say a U.S. drone strike has
killed at least four militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near
the Afghan border.
Afghanistan: 3 Taliban militants blown up by own
explosives in Kandahar: According to
local government officials, the incident took place around 7;00 am local
time while the Taliban militants were busy planting Improvised Explosive
Chuck Hagel issues broad military Ebola isolation
order: All American troops returning
from the Ebola zone in West Africa must spend 21 days in isolation,
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered Wednesday.
Ebola nurse says she'll fight Maine quarantine
authority: Gov. Paul LePage said
Wednesday that Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox was "unwilling" to follow state
health guidelines and that he was seeking legal authority to force her
to remain quarantined at a rural home in Maine for 21 days.
California issues quarantine policy for Ebola
exposure: Anyone arriving in
California from an Ebola-affected area and who has had personal contact
with a person infected with the deadly virus will be quarantined for 21
days, according to an order issued Wednesday by the state's public
If Ebola batters US, we are not ready: Analysis:
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources
to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases
could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press
review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency
Austrian Police Detain 14-Year-Old Terror
Suspect: The Austrian state
prosecutor's office says a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on
suspicion of planning to place a bomb in a busy Viennese train station
and could be charged with belonging to a terrorist organization.
FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and
carry out surveillance: Agency
requests rule change but civil liberties groups say ‘extremely invasive’
technique amounts to unconstitutional power grab.
Government Authority Intended for Terrorism is
Used for Other Purposes: What the
reports reveal? Two things: 1) there has been an enormous increase in
the use of sneak and peek warrants and 2) they are rarely used for
Make America Safer: Shut Down the Department of
Homeland Security: Analysis: DHS, a
massive department that wastes taxpayer dollars and abuses civil
liberties, should be replaced
US Federal Reserve to end quantitative easing
programme: Central bank’s head, Janet
Yellen, confirms cessation of buying bonds in October after injection of
£4.5 trillion over five years
Greenspan: Fed can’t exit without turmoil:
Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan sees concerns with the central bank
stopping quantitative easing. Greenspan said he didn’t like the word
“crisis” but that “turmoil” was a good substitute.
Fireworks Fly As Peter Schiff Warns "An Economy
That Lives By QE, Dies By QE": Peter
Schiff ventured on to CNBC to discuss the economy, the fed, and gold...
among other things. Schiff rightly fears that while the Fed may well
stop QE3 tomorrow, QE4 will not be too long behind it
Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?:
Homeownership Rate 2014We just learned that the homeownership rate in
the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years. But of
course this is not a new trend.
October 29, 2014
Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia
By Gareth Porter
The briefing was translated by BBC’s monitoring service but not reported
in the Western press.
The Kerry-Abdullah Secret Deal
Oil-Gas Pipeline War On Iran, Syria And Russia
By F. William Engdahl
One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, is
that the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically.
By Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky
Who will remove the head of Russian President Putin and offer it on a
platter to the U.S.?
Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the
By Gideon Levy
Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession: With that
as the lot of Jerusalem's Palestinians, no one should have been
surprised with Wednesday's terror attack.
The Genius Of Israeli Evil: It Poses As Concern
By Amira Hass
The genius of Israeli evil is in its ability to disguise itself as
compassion and concern.
Canada: Decoding Harper’s Terror Game.
Beneath the Masks and Diversions
By Prof. John McMurtry
Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada’s
The Stark Facts of Global Greed
By Paul Bucheit
With total U.S. wealth of $84 trillion, the three-year change represents
a transfer of wealth of over a trillion dollars from the bottom half of
America to the richest 1%
Bogotá: Improving Civic Behavior
A unique and surprising story of two mayors, who have changed behaviour
patterns in the Colombian capital, bringing Bogotá out of a negative
spiral of violence and chaos and remaking it as something of a visionary
role model for other megacities.
17 killed as Houthis, tribesmen clash in Yemen's
Ibb: At least 17 people were killed
in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in
central Yemen's Ibb province, a security official said Wednesday.
Houthis seize control of Yemen's Radmah after
clashes: Shiite Houthi militants
managed on Wednesday to seize control of the central Yemeni city of
Radmah following fierce clashes with local armed tribesmen, a tribal
source has said.
Peshmerga forces arrive in Turkey on their way to
Ain Arab “Kobanî”: Anatolia Agency
reported that “the Peshmerga forces arrived to Sanliurfa Airport in the
south of Turkey in the early dawn, coming from Erbil airport in northern
ISIS has captured an advanced Chinese-made
surface-to-air missile: An advanced
surface-to-air missile thought to have been supplied to Syrian rebels by
Qatar against American wishes has been filmed in the hands of ISIS
IS captures 3 gas wells in Syria's Homs: report:
The IS captured the gas wells east of Palmyra in Homs after intense
clashes with the Syrian troops, said the report, spelling no further
Syrians fear economy may be further pummeled by
anti-IS bombings: Many already
finding fuel and even food too expensive to buy
170 killed as UN envoy says, Libya close to point
of no return The death toll from two
weeks of street fighting between pro-government forces and Islamist
armed groups in the eastern city of Benghazi has risen to 170, medics
said. Seven people were killed on Tuesday, and 15 on Monday.
Egypt to clear residents from Gaza border:
People living along Gaza border ordered to evacuate as army plans to
destroy their homes and create a buffer zone.
UN to Hold Emergency Session on Illegal, Israeli
Squatter Settlements: The meeting is
in response to a request made by Jordan to Argentina's U.N. Ambassador
Maria Cristina Perceval, who holds the UNSC's presidency this month.
U.S. official says Netanyahu is a ‘chickenshit PM’:
As the ongoing crisis in U.S.-relations continues, a report by The
Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg cites a senior U.S. official as saying that
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “a chickenshit prime minister,” who
only cares about his political survival.
Several Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in
Nigeria: Local Official: Heavily
armed fighters in all-terrain vehicles stormed the town of Kukawa, some
180 kilometres (112 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, and
opened fire on police and a local market.
One Killed in Clashes at UN Camp in South Sudan:
One person was killed and eight others were wounded when
machete-wielding youths clashed inside the United Nations camp in
Malakal, where thousands of displaced South Sudanese have sought
shelter, a U.N. official said Tuesday.
Libyan soldiers admit Cambridge sex attacks:
Libyan soldiers being trained in Britain behaved 'like a pack' to hunt
down and sexually assault three women, court hears
Media Meltdown Emails Disclose Who Really Runs
the South African Show: The biggest
credibility crisis ever to hit South Africa’s independent media is
unfolding this week.
Jamaat chief sentenced to death in Bangladesh:
Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, convicted of charges including genocide,
murder, torture and rape.
US Warns Russia on East Ukraine Rebel Vote:
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Moscow that if it recognized
rebel-organized elections set for November, it would be violating peace
Twenty-eight EU ambassadors uphold sanctions
The permanent representatives agreed with the conclusions made at those
debates that for the moment there were no reasons to change EU
restrictive measures against Russia, the source said.
‘Russian distress call’ prompting Swedish sub
hunt never existed – sigint source:
Reports of a Russian distress signal and a grainy-picture were enough to
deploy the navy while the media widely concluded the vessel had to be a
Russian submarine spooking Stockholm.
Germany warns security situation 'critical' due
to radical Islam: Radical Islam poses
a critical security threat to Germany, Interior Minister Thomas de
Maiziere warned on Tuesday, saying the number of people capable of
staging attacks in the country stood at an all-time high.
UN General Assembly Votes to End to US Blockade
on Cuba, Again: Today the General
Assembly of the United Nations once again voted overwhelmingly in favor
of ending the blockade of Cuba by the United States. 188 countries voted
in favor of the resolution and 3 abstentions, with only the United
States and Israel voting against it.
Troops on London streets amid fears of terror
attack: Armed soldiers have been
stationed in Whitehall amid fears that terrorists will try to attack
ceremonial guards in the wake of the shooting in Canada.
British Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without
a Warrant: Newly released documents
from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how
it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other
US steps up security at govt buildings over
Johnson said the new security measures will affect more
than 9,500 federal buildings as well as the 1.4 million people who visit
these facilities every day. The move was described by Johnson as a
“precautionary step,” intended to safeguard federal buildings and
Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.:
The United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000
requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal
inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in
criminal and national security investigations.
White House moves to 'kill off the password':
Security alternatives to the password funded by the administration will
start rolling out in six to 12 months, White House Cybersecurity
Coordinator Michael Daniel said Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce.
More Than 2 Million License Plates Scanned at Mall Of America in
Past 90 Days: "The burden really is
on the state to have a compelling reason to collect information on
innocent people," he explained. "It's not the other way around. So I'd
turn the question around and say, 'well why is that really necessary?'"
15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant
Government Paranoia: Today, every
single one of us is viewed as a “potential threat” by the government.
UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in
poverty in developed countries since 2008:
Young people have been made to bear a disproportionate burden of the
economic crisis, with poverty rates increasing more rapidly for young
people than for other age groups.
October 28, 2014
Syrian Army Leaders 'Slaughtered' as Isis and
Nusra Front Militants Storm Idlib
By Robert Fisk
Hundreds of fighters stormed into the provincial capital, Idlib,
captured the newly installed governor’s office and began beheading
Syrian army officers.
Terrorism and ‘The True Believer’
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Why do young men and women travel from a free prosperous West to fight
in Syria and perhaps die in a suicide bombing? What do they seek?
Islamic State Video Shows British Hostage John
Cantlie in Kobani
"The mujahedeen are just mopping up now, street to street, and building
How Israel Is Turning Gaza Into A Super-max
By Jonathan Cook
Where else in the world apart from the Palestinian territories would the
international community stand by idly as so many people suffer.
The Special Interest Problem
By Lawrence Davidson
Like those with a strong addiction, these politicians seem unable to
free themselves from the monkey on their back.
How Will The Stock Market React To The End Of
By Michael Snyder
Most people do not realize how vulnerable our financial system truly
is. It is essentially a pyramid of debt and credit that could fall
apart at any time.
Peak Empire, Take Two
Based on the lessons of history, all empires collapse eventually; thus,
the probability that the US empire will collapse can be set at 100% with
a great deal of confidence.
The Adult War On Children.
By Robert J. Burrowes
Perpetrators of violence learn their craft in childhood. If you inflict
violence on a child, it learns to inflict violence on others.
The Challenges of Defending Your Child’s Mind
By Daniel Ameduri
I truly believe that most Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.
US Child Poverty Remains At Highest Rate In 20
By Andre Damon
“It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive in the world’s
richest, most powerful nation,”
Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No
By SHAILA DEWAN
Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and
terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after
run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an
allegation that they have committed serious crimes.
"This Is Not A Police State"
Innocent Man Refuses to Submit to Lie Down Even With Guns Pointed at
Syrian rebels clash with government troops, 35
killed: Members of the
al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other Syrian rebel factions launched
simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints, police headquarters, and the
governor's office in northwestern Syria on Monday, triggering hours-long
clashes that left 35 troops and rebels dead.
Only Syrian opposition and peshmerga can save
Kobani - Turkish PM: Turkey cannot be
expected to send troops to defend the besieged Syrian border town of
Kobani and only Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Syria's own
moderate opposition can save it, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Turkish official says Iraqi Kurdish fighters free
to cross to Kobani: A Turkish
official said on Monday Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters were free to
move through Turkey to Syria "as soon as they are ready" after a Syrian
Kurdish leader accused Ankara of stalling on an agreement to allow them
passage to the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani.
U.S. recuited "Syrian" rebels won't fight
Government forces: The United States
does not expect Syrian rebels it plans to train to fight Islamic State
militants to also take on President Bashar al-Assad's forces,
Syria providing military support to Kurds in
battle against ISIS, local media says:
Move means Assad and his western opponents are backing the same forces
against the Islamist militants. Kurds deny cooperation with Assad
Car bombings kill at least 31 people in Iraq:
A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 Shia militia members and injured
37 others in a town 50km from Baghdad, a day fighters from the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were pushed out of the strategic
Dozens killed in Lebanon as Army clashes with
Sunni supporters of Islamic State :
The thump of heavy machine gun fire echoed from tower blocks as thick
black smoke billowed from the impoverished neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh,
a scene all too familiar for residents of this northern Lebanese city.
Lebanon army back in control of Tripoli:
Troops take over rebel bastion after three days of fierce fighting with
al-Qaeda inspired Sunni rebels.
Clash in Yemen Town Kills 250 in 3 Days:
Fighting in central Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and an
influential tribe in the town of Radda killed at least 250 people over
three days of clashes, security officials said Monday.
US Kills As Many As 20 People In Yemen:
According to tribal sources, all those killed were militants, but there
has been no official confirmation from the government or the Houthi
side. Some tribal sources have put the death toll at about 20.
Official: Unilateral Israeli actions will lead to
'explosion': Palestinian officials
strongly condemned Israel on Monday after it announced plans for 1,000
new settler homes in East Jerusalem. Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of
Fatah, warned of violent consequences likely to follow the latest
US questions Netanyahu's commitment to peace:
The US State Department said Monday that recent Israeli actions are not
reflective of an administration pursuing peace. During the daily press
briefing, spokesperson Jen Psaki stressed that Israel must lower
tensions and take the proper steps towards living in peace.
U.S. will continue to ostracize Ya'alon until he
apologizes: One cannot humiliate and
insult senior officials of the U.S. administration and expect the red
carpet to be rolled out at the Department of State, or the door to the
Oval Office to be opened.
Kuwait boycotts international companies working
with Israel in the occupied territories:
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce has recently ended its cooperation with
50 European companies because of their activities in the settlements
built on the occupied territories of 1967
Senate report outlines plan to keep tens of billions of dollars
flowing to Afghanistan: The report,
compiled by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Democratic majority
staff, is designed to be a road map for Afghan leaders eager to keep
billions of dollars in U.S. assistance flowing into the country.
Islamists close to seizing Libya’s oil, Egypt
says: Egypt has warned that militant
groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields, as the
country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led
campaign against Daesh to tackle extremism threatening North Africa.
Taliban attack on Afghan court kills 7 people:
Four attackers wearing army uniforms attacked the provincial appeals
court, setting off a four-hour gun battle with Afghan security forces,
Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, provincial police spokesman, told AFP news
68 percent of Brits say Afghan war was futile –
poll: As Britain’s last remaining
troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons
think the UK’s military campaign there was not “worthwhile.” A further
42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is “less safe” as a result
of the war
Egypt's Sisi expands military power in new decree:
It places state infrastructure including electricity towers, major
thoroughfares and bridges under military protection for two years,
allowing the army to try anyone suspected of attacking the public
MH17 might have been shot down from air – chief
Dutch investigator: The chief
investigator with the Dutch National Prosecutors' Office Fred Westerbeke
said in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel published on
Monday that his team is open to the theory that another plane shot down
the Malaysian airliner.
11 U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored
for Ebola in Italy. If the policy
remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred -
will be placed in isolation for 21 days. Thirty are expected in today,
Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO
MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains
survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures: Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention claims Ebola typically lives on a ‘dry’ surface
for hours - including doorknobs and tables
Nobel Peace Prize laureates call on Obama to
release CIA torture report: Twelve
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US
President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central
Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation
Program, also known as the torture report.
Swedish prosecutors keep up arrest warrant
against Assange: The chances that
WikiLeaks’ co-founder Julian Assange might have had his legal battle
with Sweden ended on Monday appear to have faded away, as the court is
unwilling to drop the arrest warrant over sexual assault allegations.
Feds identify suspected 'second leaker' for
Snowden reporters: The FBI has
identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being
the so-called "second leaker" who turned over sensitive documents about
the U.S. government's terrorist watch list to a journalist closely
associated with ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview:
In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the
American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding
Former CBS reporter accuses government agency of
bugging her computer: A journalist
formerly with CBS News claims in her new memoir that a United States
“government-related entity” hacked into her computer to conduct
surveillance and set her up for possible criminal charges.
US Used 1000 Nazis Spies During Cold War:
“U.S. agencies directly or indirectly hired
numerous ex-Nazi police officials and East European collaborators who
were manifestly guilty of war crimes,” said Norman Goda, who worked on
the investigation team that examined the declassified documents.
US Voters are angry:
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is
headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job
"This is not a police state":
Video - Innocent Man Refuses to Submit to Lie Down Even With Guns
Pointed at him