The Forgotten Coup
How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their 'Ally',
By John Pilger
Australian politics never recovered, nor did the nation regain its true
Canada to Speed Up Plans to Toughen Security
Laws: PM Harper
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday the government
will expedite plans to give more powers of detention and surveillance to
security agencies in the wake of an attack on Parliament.
In Defense of Extremism
By Ted Rall
No one calls themselves a terrorist; no group calls itself extreme. When
you see those words in print or spoken by a broadcaster, therefore, you
know you are looking at a smear, an insult, lazy shorthand masquerading
IS, Kobane and the Gains on the Euphrates River
By Bill Law
Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State
(IS) is showing himself to be a shrewd and effective military
Phantoms of the Past
Britain’s Vote on Palestine is a Nonstarter
By Ramzy Baroud
The British government, despite strong protestation of its people, still
behaves towards Israel as if the latter were a law-abiding state with a
flawless human rights records.
Occupy the Synagogue
By Michael Lesher
How can religious Jews escape the sin of complicity if we allow their
abuse of our shared religion to pass without protest?
One My Lai a Month
By Robert Koehler
A bad war is nothing but trouble for those who want to wage the next
one. It took a generation of retooling before the military-industrial
economy was able to launch the war on terror, which itself no longer has
massive public support.
‘Cleansing The Stock’
And Other Ways Governments Talk About Human Beings
By George Monbiot
Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’
The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a
By Paul Craig Roberts
The U.S. government has long known this outbreak was coming but did
nothing to warn the public.
Chilling Free Speech
By Andrew P. Napolitano
We never before have seen in modern times a president like the present
one. He has descended into a totalitarian darkness.
Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of
By John Whitehead
Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day.
Happy Black Thursday
Do Tumbling Buybacks Signal Another Market Crash?
By Mike Whitney
The same thing happened in the run-up to the Crash of 1929.
US-led Syria strikes kill 521 fighters and 32
civilians: US-led air strikes against
Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since
September, UK-based activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights says 464 IS fighters, 57 other militants and 32 civilians have
Turkey: 200 Peshmerga being sent to Kobane:
The Turkish president has said he is expecting 200 Kurdish Peshmerga
fighters will head from Iraq to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane
through Turkey after authorities agreed their passage.
Syrians to be trained to defend territory, not
take ground from jihadists, officials say:
Although moderate Syrian fighters are deemed essential to defeating the
Islamic State under the Obama administration’s strategy, officials do
not believe the newly assembled units will be capable of capturing key
towns from militants without the help of forward-deployed U.S. combat
32 IS militants killed in attacks on two towns in
Iraq's Anbar: Iraqi security forces
and allied tribal fighters repelled attacks by Islamic State (IS)
militants on two towns in the western province of Anbar, leaving more
than 32 militants
6 ISIS militants killed in eastern Fallujah by
Iraqi Special Forces: “An army troop
from the special rapid intervention units killed 6 ISIS militants and
destroyed an armored vehicle that belonged to them in eastern Fallujah.”
US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers':
Senior US officials have said they are considering an Iraqi request for
more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their
campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up
airstrikes, military aid: The Iraqi
complaints signal growing tension between Baghdad and Washington over
the pace of the U.S. military operation, which has concentrated
airstrikes in neighboring Syria even as car bombs and suicide attacks,
many in Baghdad, have killed more than 200 Iraqis in the last week
Iraq loses control of chemical weapons depot to
ISIS militants: The Iraqi government
has informed the United Nations that it has lost control of a former
chemical weapons depot to Islamist insurgents affiliated with ISIS, or
IS, and cannot carry out its obligations
Qaeda claims to kill 18 Houthis in central Yemen:
An Al-Qaeda-linked group on Thursday claimed to have killed 18 Shiite
Houthi militants in Yemen's central Rada'a city.
3 killed as army arrests terror suspect in
n.Lebanon raid: The Lebanese Army
killed three gunmen during a raid in north Lebanon Thursday and arrested
a local “terror” suspect accused of recruiting young Lebanese to join
ISIS – including a relative involved in the beheading of a soldier held
captive by Islamists, the military said.
Palestinian child killed by unexploded Israeli
ordnance in Gaza: A Palestinian child
died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left
over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to
Tension grows in Jerusalem after baby killed in
alleged terrorist attack: Israel
launches fresh wave of arrests in West Bank after clashes as Palestinian
accused of Jerusalem 'terror attack' killed
Palestinian attack suspect suffered mental health
issues: A lawyer representing the
family said al-Shaludi's body has been taken for an autopsy against the
family's will, while the suspect's mother has accused the Israeli police
of murdering her son in "cold blood."
Israeli Defense Minister Predicts The End Of
Artificial ME States: Which country
in the Middle East is the most artificial? Which one was created as the
result of a World War and is solely a "western" idea?
Boeing sells parts to Iran Air for first time
since 1979: The sale is part of the
wider easing of sanctions by the West, in the wake of last year's
Saudi produces more, supplies less oil in Sept:
The dip in supply comes when some in OPEC have called on its biggest
producer to cut back output to support oil prices, but the kingdom has
been quietly telling market participants it is comfortable with oil
prices below $90.
Gunmen kill at least 30 in new C Africa attacks:
UN: Several dozen people were also wounded in the attacks on the central
village of Yamale on Tuesday and yesterday, with the gunmen pillaging
and burning down houses, UN force MINUSCA said.
5 killed as Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more
women and girls': Dozens of women and
girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have
been abducted by suspected militants, residents say. In a separate
incident, at least five people were killed in a bomb blast at a bus
station in a town in the northern state of Bauchi.
2 killed as Police battle fighters in Tunisian
town: At least one member of the
security forces killed in shootout between officers and fighters in town
near the capital. The ministry said police traded gunfire with armed
"terrorists" who had taken refuge in a house in the town of Oued Ellil,
close to Tunis.
France moving troops toward Libyan border:
A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward
the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is
monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region.
Thirteen killed, 50 injured in Pakistan terror
attacks: Out of the 13, eight people
were killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying passengers from
the minority Shia-Hazara community in Quetta city
Ukraine: girl narrowly escapes falling glass as
Donetsk arena shelled - video: A
large part of the glass facade comes away after intense shelling on
Monday. Shelling is continuing in the rebel-held city despite a
ceasefire agreement between rebels and Ukrainian military
Russia is de-dollarizing:
The dollar is headed to ruin, but that doesn’t mean that any other paper
currency can replace it.
George Soros: 'Europe is facing a challenge from
Russia to its very existence': “Now
Russia is presenting an alternative that poses a fundamental challenge
to the values and principles on which the European Union was originally
founded,” Soros writes. “It is based on the use of force that manifests
itself in repression at home and aggression abroad, as opposed to the
rule of law.”
Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900:
Red Cross says epidemic can be contained in West Africa within four
months if all necessary steps are taken. The number of people with Ebola
is almost to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization
said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.
Cuba leads way on Ebola effort:
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight
the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare
Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership
Issue: “I think the top leadership
challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing,
growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places
on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the
resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.
Harper’s pro-US agenda has turned Canada into a target:
Op-Ed: The safest country in the world is no longer a safe place and
many Canadians will be asking today whether this is because the
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushed Canada into joining
the US-led war in the Middle East.
Ottawa gunman ‘identified’ as recent Muslim
convert, high-risk traveler: AP
sources also identified the man to be Zehaf-Bibeau. A Twitter account
associated with Islamic State militants tweeted a photo they identified
as the Ottawa shooter. The Globe and Mail reports that the shooter was
designated a “high-risk traveler” by the Canadian authorities with his
From his office in cloud cuckoo land:
PM vows to 'fight terror' after Ottawa attack:
Canada's prime minister has condemned the "brutal and violent" shooting
of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and a hit-and-run that killed another
soldier earlier this week, saying the incidents are grim reminders that
Canada is not immune to terrorism.
Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign
of tensions: Police arrested a man at
gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Thursday, underscoring tensions in the capital Ottawa a day after a
gunmen killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament.
Canadian Terror Wave a Modern-Day Gladio?:
Western security agencies should be among the first suspects considered
as potential collaborators.
White House locks down over latest fence jump:
Man apprehended after scaling perimeter of presidential residence, a
month after previous intruder entered complex.
Will Obama Follow Bush Down the Made-Up Torture
Loophole?: The Obama administration
is considering reaffirming the Bush-era position that the ban on cruel
treatment doesn't apply when the United States is operating abroad.
CIA Apparently 'Impersonated' Senate Staffers To
Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives:
The CIA is still fighting for creative control of its most anticipated
21st century work: the Torture Report. Long before it got involved in
the ongoing redaction battle, it was spying on those putting the report
together, namely Senators and Senate staffers.
Whistleblowers: IRS officials behind ‘fraudulent’
multi-billion dollar corporate tax giveaways:
A 10-year veteran Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attorney has demanded a
Congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency’s alleged role
in allowing American corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of
dollars in taxes at the same time the agency is cracking down on
individuals and small businesses.
US seniors face student loan debt:
According to the GAO study, the number of individuals whose Social
Security benefits were offset to pay student loan debt increased from
about 31,000 to 155,000 between 2002-13. Jeszeck tells the BBC that this
situation can cause considerable problems for older adults who, like
Dupree, may have to extend their working life well beyond retirement
October 22, 2014
Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A
Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers
By Glenn Greenwald
It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and
military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when
someone brings a tiny faction of that violence back to that country.
A Swedish Defense Farce
What Submarine in Sweden?
By Jan Oberg
Virtually every aspect of the media hype is based on prejudices instead
of interest-based analysis and on partial and paid expertise that
follows the ‘party line’.
MH-17: The Untold Story
What really happened to the aircraft, was a rocket fired from the ground
or did a military jet fire on the doomed plane?
Worse Than Abu Ghraib.
US Ordered to Explain Withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan Torture Photos
By Spencer Ackerman
The photographs discussed in court on Tuesday are said to be even more
disturbing than the infamous prison photos from Abu Ghraib.
Dollar is The Weak Spot for US-Paul Craig Roberts
“I’ve always said the whole system is rigged. It’s a house of cards, and
the weak spot is the dollar" Dr. Roberts contends.
Chevron Greases Local Election With Gusher of
By Michael Winship
Chevron has money to burn – look at the millions and millions the
company has spent fighting the $9.5 billion in damages they were ordered
to pay by the Ecuadorian Supreme Court for pollution of part of the
Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near
By Andre Damon
There were 48.7 million people in poverty in the United States, three
million higher than the official census figures released last month.
America: Lost With No Moral Compass
By Philip A. Faruggio
What better way to introduce a police state than to get the public in
214 people killed in Syria: Activists say:
By province : Aleppo ( 3 rebels, 1 civilian ), Reef Dimashq (11 rebels,
8 civilians), Idlib ( 1 rebel, 4 civilians ), Hama ( 3 rebels, 5
civilians ), Der-Ezzor ( 1 civilian ), Dar’a ( 24 civilians, 6 rebels ),
Homs ( 2 rebels ), al-Quneitra ( 9 rebels, 6 civilians ).
Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours,
monitor says: The Syrian air force
carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36
hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in
government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere.
Syrian air force destroys jets captured by IS:
The Syrian airforce destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured
by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's
northwestern province of Aleppo, a senior Syrian military source told
WATCH: Islamic State touts seized weapons
airdropped by U.S., meant for Kurds:
Militants already possess millions of dollars-worth of U.S. weaponry
captured from fleeing Iraqi soldiers.
Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on
Kobani was wrong: Turkish President
Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to
air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian
border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State
militants besieging it.
Crushing Kobani's Kurds is a Prerequisite to an
Invasion of Syria: Analysis - Mahdi
Darius Nazemroaya explains in the reasons behind the ISIL attack on the
Syrian town of Kobani (Ain al-Arab) in an interview conducted with Press
Damascus claims to aid Kobane’s Kurds:
Syria claimed on Wednesday that it was providing military support to
Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State militants in Kobane near the Turkish
border. Omran Al-Zohbi, Syrian information minister, said in comments
published by the official Syrian Arab News Agency that Syrian military
forces and aircraft had provided support to the Syrian Kurds.
Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid
Syrian town: Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers
approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of
Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants,
marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's
At least 58 "ISIL militants" killed in Iraq:
At least 30 militants were killed and 30 others were wounded in clashes
with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah’s Al Amiriyah district, Mahmood
Shakir, the regional parliament speaker told The Anadolu Agency.
Islamic State militants return to besiege Iraq's
Mount Sinjar: "The mountain is
besieged" again, and IS militants are "trying to climb the mountain on
foot to fight the Yazidi volunteers," said Dawud Jundi, a commander of
the forces defending the area, told AFP by telephone.
Spanish Parliament Approves Deployment of 300
Soldiers to Train Iraqi Army to Fight IS:
The Congress of Deputies of Spain (the lower house of parliament) on
Wednesday has voted in favor of sending troops to Iraq to train the
country’s army to fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants, with
314 lawmakers out of 329 supporting the move.
ISIS Claims It Hit U.S. Embassy In Attack On
Baghdad Green Zone: On Tuesday the
Islamist militant group took credit for a mortar attack against the
embassy in Baghdad. The group bragged about the attack on social media,
claiming that there were likely casualties.
Iraq’s Anbar province key battleground again:
Anbar’s largest airbase Ain al-Asad, the Haditha Dam – a critical piece
of infrastructure – and surrounding towns are encircled by ISIS from the
Syrian border to the west and from militant-controlled sections of
Ramadi to the east.
Dahr Jamail | Iraqi Doctors Call US Depleted
Uranium Use "Genocide" : Official
Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the
first Gulf War in 1991, the country's rate of cancer cases was 40 out of
100,000 people. By 1995, it had increased to 800 out of 100,000 people,
and, by 2005, it had doubled to at least 1,600 out of 100,000 people
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While
His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges:
Analysis - A
federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four
Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi
civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
Yemen: Clashes between al-Qaeda, Houthi fighters
kill scores: Deadly clashes erupted
between al-Qaeda-linked militants and Ansarullah fighters in the central
city of Rada'a on Tuesday, eyewitnesses reported. Ansarullah fighters
have been trying to drive out the militants in order to secure various
areas under their control in the region.
Blowback in Yemen: Houthi advance is a Saudi
Analysis - Nothing illustrates the
free-wheeling chaos of the Middle East better than what is going on in
Saudi jails 13 for plan to attack U.S. forces:
A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari,
to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an al-Qaeda
attack against US forces.
Shots fired from Egypt wound 2 Israeli soldiers:
Tel Aviv Spokesman: Israeli military spokesman says Israeli patrol was
fired at from the Sinai Penin
Irish senators have agreed to recognise Palestine
as an independent state: “The more
countries that recognise the State of Palestine, the greater the
pressure on Israel to end its illegal occupation and agree to a
long-term peace agreement in the region.
Pastor warns Ebola is God's Punishment for Obama
dividing Jerusalem: The San
Antonio-based pastor, Zionist, and televangelist issued the grim warning
in a recent broadcast of the Hagee Hotline. Hagee cited Joel 3 to alert
America that God intends to judge any nation that attempts to divide
Violence kills at least 11 in Libya's Benghazi:
Violence, including a suicide attack at a security checkpoint, killed at
least 11 people Wednesday in the flashpoint Libyan city of Benghazi,
Libyan army troops advance into Benghazi:
Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in
two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which
has been under control of Islamist militias.
A Gaddafi returns to Libyan politics:
Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, a cousin and former aide of Gaddafi has emerged to
take part in proposed talks between Libya's warring parties.
Policeman killed, another injured in Upper Egypt
shooting Wednesday: Drive-by shooting
in the southern governorate of Minya kills one, inures another; minor
bombing in Nile Delta injures two others
Blast outside Cairo University wounds ten:
Four Egyptian policemen among the wounded in blast that comes after
security forces clamp down on student protests.
Pakistan won’t shy using nuclear weapons if
needed: Musharraf: Former president
Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said that India wanted to
create anarchy in Pakistan and the later would not hesitate to use
nuclear weapons for its defense if needed.
When only 4 per cent of those killed by US drone
strikes are named members of al-Qaeda, it's hard to trust American
foreign policy: John Kerry says all
those fired at by drones in Pakistan are “confirmed terrorist targets” –
but with 1,675 unnamed dead how do we know?
Civilian killed in Donetsk shelling:
One civilian was killed and five others were injured in shelling in east
Ukraine's rebel-controlled city of Donetsk over the past day, local
authorities said on Wednesday.
Ukraine: Very Ominous Developments
: Following the use of a tactical ballistic missile against Donetsk by
the Ukies, Zakharchenko has declared that the ceasefire was basically
over. Strelkov has made an official appeal warning that according to
this information the Ukies were massing troops in preparation for an
Human Rights Watch Publishes Damning Video of
Cluster Bomb Use by Kiev: Presents
incontrovertible evidence of use by Kiev. Interviews with eye-witnesses,
victims, relatives of those killed.
Russia Hints Gas Delivery to Ukraine Depends on
EU: Russian officials and Gazprom say
gas will be sent again if the European Union agrees to give a 2 billion
Euro credit to Kiev
Sweden's submarine search shows West has
anti-Russian syndrome — Pushkov: The
search for a mysterious submarine by Sweden and the way this issue was
originally presented in the Swedish media shows that the West is
currently in the state of anti-Russian syndrome, said Alexey Pushkov,
head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sweden submarine hunt - in 60 seconds:
The Swedish military says it could use force against a foreign military
vessel if one is found. Russia denies involvement. BBC News attempts to
unravel the mystery - in 60 seconds.
Sweden ready to use force to surface foreign sub
as search continues: "Our aim now is
to force whatever it is up to the surface... with armed force, if
necessary," Sverker Göranson said
Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola
in Africa A new contingent of 83
doctors and nurses have left Cuba to help battle Ebola in Guinea and
Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to
fight the epidemic.
US to monitor for 21-day anyone coming from
Ebola-stricken countries: Starting
next Monday, health workers, journalists and all other travelers coming
to the US from three of the African nations currently fighting the worst
Ebola disease outbreak in history will have to adhere to strict
guidelines announced on Wednesday this week by the CDC.
Canadian soldier killed near Ottawa war memorial;
gunman reportedly shot dead inside parliament:
Reports of gunfire inside halls of parliament, gunman said killed; PM
Stephen Harper safe, has been evacuated, PM’s office says; Army bases
across country reportedly being closed to public.
Suspect identified in shooting at Canada's
Parliament: Suspect was on watch
list, had passport seized
Woman arrested in UK on terrorism charges:
London's counter terrorism command said on Wednesday that officers had
arrested the woman in Bedfordshire, north of the capital, on suspicion
of preparing terrorism acts. The police said she had been taken to a
police station in London for questioning.
Edward Snowden Should Be Charged With Murder,
Says Congressman Mike Rogers:
Republican Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House of Representatives
intelligence committee, told a meeting in the House of Commons in London
on Tuesday evening that Snowden was a "traitor" who was now living in
the "loving arms" of Russian spies.
Julian Assange: 'I hope there's much still to
come': The Wikileaks co-founder says
the internet can be both a tool of political empowerment and the road to
Mexican military tried to cover up murders of up
to 15 people, report says: Soldiers
murdered at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern
Mexico last summer, the government’s human rights commission said in a
sweeping indictment of attempts by the military and civilian prosecutors
to cover up the crimes.
October 21, 2014
How to Start a War and Lose An Empire
By Dmitry Orlov
Over half the world's territory and population is squarely on Russia's
side and cheering loudly.
The US is a Leading Terrorist State
By Noam Chomsky
In western political culture, it is taken to be entirely natural and
appropriate that the Leader of the Free World should be a terrorist
rogue state and should openly proclaim its eminence in such crimes. Continue
Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our
By Paul Craig Roberts
The US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting
ebola tests on humans.
Better A Hundred Palestinians Killed Than One
By Uri Avnery
Israelis are quite unable to comprehend the turn of world public
From Israel To ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' Foreign
By Murray Dobbin
The structure of protective stupidity is in place and without a radical
change in consciousness the current political consensus will prevail.
All will be forgotten.
The Fix Is In
Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
By Mike Whitney
Unbelievable. On Wednesday, stocks were hammered after economic data
showed that the US and global economies were headed for a major
The Imperative of Revolt
By Chris Hedges
The corporations' slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial
collapse and revolt.
The United State of Apathy
By Ethan Indigo Smith
There have never before been so many people so apathetic to the
exploitation going on around them, and the evil perpetuated against
humanity has never been so extensive.
Vote All You Want. The Secret Government Won’t
By Jordan Michael Smith
The people we elect aren’t the ones calling the shots.
21 Killed as multiple car bombings rock Baghdad:
Twelve people were killed in Baghdad's northern Talibiya district on
Tuesday when a car bomb blew up directly in front of a restaurant and
another in a parking area.
8 ISIS fighters including sniper killed by Iraqi
forces in Baghdad: “Iraqi forces with
aerial support from the international coalition managed to kill 8 ISIS
militants including a sniper and destroy an armored vehicle belonged to
ISIS in western Baghdad.”
Mortar shells land inside Baghdad’s Green Zone:
Security officials told the Associated Press no casualties were reported
inside the Green Zone, which houses the Iraqi government headquarters
and the U.S. and British embassies. The officials said one of the mortar
shells fell about 500 meters from the U.S. embassy building
Curfew imposed in Amiriyat al-Fallujah after
besieged by the IS : Security
authorities imposed a curfew in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, south of the city
of Fallujah, after it was besieged by the IS from three sides.
ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on Kobane:
Kurdish fighters in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane weathered a
fresh onslaught by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant as they awaited promised reinforcements from Iraq.
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington had asked Ankara to
help "get the peshmerga or other groups" into Kobani so they could help
defend the town, adding he hoped the Kurds would "take this fight on"
US drops weapons to Kurds ... because of their
success against ISIS?: "Last night we
conducted an air drop of some 28 bundles of arms, weapons, ammunition,
and medical supplies to the Kurdish forces that are fighting inside
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: Report:
Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS,
the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS
people on their payrolls.
McCain insists on sending US ground troops to
Syria and Iraq: Sen. John McCain is
currently the most senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services
Committee. If his party wins a majority in the Senate, as it is expected
to do, McCain would become chairman of the committee, which oversees
defense policy and the military.
No boots on the ground: The lie exposed
: Video - General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the US, the highest ranking US forces
official, talks about a ground offense as an already-integral part of
the US' campaign against ISIS - and he names precisely when he predicts
the US will send in ground troops.
Press TV journalist accused by Turkey of spying
dies in border car crash: A
Lebanese-American reporter working for Iranian channel, Press TV, Serena
Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey, following her reports of
accusations from Turkey’s intelligence agency that she had been
Egypt: No plan for action against ISIS in Iraq,
Syria: - Egypt has no plans to
provide the United States with direct military assistance in its war
against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria even though American aerial
bombardment may not be enough to defeat the group, the country's prime
When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS Has Nothing
Over Saudi Arabia: People will gather
to watch you die. According to British author John R. Bradley, public
beheadings are the “only form of public entertainment” in Saudi Arabia,
aside from football matches.
Dozens killed in Yemen as clashes rage:
At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Shiite
rebels and al-Qaida militants backed by Sunni tribesmen battling for
territory in the strife-hit country, sources said Monday.
New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a
Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines:
75% of the Israeli Jewish public continue to oppose Israel’s withdrawal
from the Jordan Valley and the division of Jerusalem.
Palestine’s Abbas Pledges Legal Measure To
Prevent al-Aqsa Aattacks: During a
meeting of the revolutionary council of his Fatah party Abbas vowed to
take legal measures at the international level to prevent Jewish
settlers from attacking the third holy site in Islam.
Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear
plant: Fars news agency: "Thanks to
the vigilance of Intelligence Ministry forces who monitor the moves of
the foreign intelligence services, some agents who intended to carry out
surveillance and intelligence gathering for foreigners have been
arrested," Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi Alawi told Fars, without
Gareth Porter: How a US and International Atomic
Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks:
Analysis - In 2008,
the Bush administration and a key IAEA official agreed on a strategy of
misrepresenting Iran's position on the authenticity of intelligence
documents, which they used to establish an official narrative of Iran
"stonewalling" the IAEA investigation.
28 militants killed in fresh battle with Nigeria
troops?: The militants reportedly
attempted to enter Damboa, located about 85km southwest of Maiduguri,
Borno State's provincial capital, after the town was retaken by the
military. "We dealt with them, and more than 28 of the terrorists died,"
said the officer.
Libyan army instructed to 'liberate' Tripoli:
Libya's interim government on Tuesday ordered army troops to launch a
military operation aimed at "liberating" capital Tripoli from armed
militias. It called on young Libyans in Tripoli and its outskirts "to
join hands with the army to liberate yourselves, your families and your
Libya parliament allies with renegade general,
struggles to assert authority: Three
years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-producing desert
state is in chaos, with Islamists and other militias fighting for
territory and influence and the regular armed forces left with little
28 suspected militants killed in N. Waziristan:
The Pakistani army's media division, announced that army jets pounded
two militant hideouts in the town of Dattakhel, which lies near the
Kabul blast leaves 4 army soldiers killed:
: Four Afghan soldiers were killed,
when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) went off in
Kabul city on Tuesday. Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Zahir
Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High’:
Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an
“all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid
for by the United States, according to government oversight
Growth of opium trade in Afghanistan direct
result of US invasion: Petras: The
Afghan government under the influence of US presence had no influence on
rural areas of the country and bribed tribal leaders by letting them
Hong Kong talks fail to break impasse:
No progress made as student leaders and government officials hold talks
aimed at ending street protests.
CY Leung: 'Democracy would see poorer people
dominate Hong Kong vote': Chief
Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met
pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer
people dominating elections.
Kiev govt used cluster munitions in populated
zones in E. Ukraine – HRW: The forces
of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the
city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that
the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.
Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17:
German Intelligence: Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its
review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has
concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian
separatists near Donetsk.
Russia Deploys Troops, Robots Along Entire "2nd
Middle East" Arctic Belt: On the
heels of Sweden's military deployment (following the discovery of a
damaged Russian sub), it appears Russia is taking no chances with its
access to Arctic resources.As Reuters reports, the Russian defense
minister announced today that Russian military units will be deployed
along the entire Arctic border from Murmansk to Chukotka in 2014.
Russian Gas Deal Delayed as Ukraine Payments
Unresolved: While negotiators agreed
on debt repayment terms, the financial resources for advance payments
for future deliveries still need to be discussed, Russian Energy
Minister Alexander Novak said.
How the Russian leader used the Ukraine crisis to consolidate his
‘Total tripe’: Kremlin spokesman slams article on
‘Putin’s plan to divide Ukraine with Poland’:
‘Vladimir Putin’s spokesman labeled as “utter nonsense” an article
published in a US magazine which cited Poland’s ex-PM claiming that the
president was planning to start a coup in Ukraine and to annex some of
its land to Russia.
Poland to appeal European Court ruling on CIA
jails: Poland is to ask the European
Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Poland violated its
human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil, the
prosecutor general was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola
virus wouldn't be weaponized: The
United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus
- among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of
Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for
Top Ebola Experts: This Strain Is Much Worse Than
We’ve Ever Seen Before (Video): The
Head of Special Pathogens at Canada’s health agency, Gary Kobinger – has
found that the current strain of Ebola appears to be much worse than any
strain seen before … and that the current virus may be more likely to
spread through aerosols than strains which scientists have previously
USA: Ebola travel restrictions imposed:
The Obama administration will require all travelers from countries
affected by the Ebola epidemic to arrive at one of five major U.S.
airports in order to undergo a health screening, officials announced
Chile Arrests Ex-Pinochet Minister over Killings
of Political Prisoners: The colonel
was arrested on suspicion of being involved in Tejas Verde, a detention
center responsible for some of the worst human rights violations in the
first years of Pinochet's rule.
Evo Morales’ Victory Demonstrates How Much
Bolivia Has Changed: Op-Ed: The
failure of opposition forces and critics to recognize or accept that a
political revolution that has taken place explains why they are so far
out of touch with the majority of Bolivian society.
Attack On Quebec Soldiers Linked To Terror
Ideology: Public Safety Minister:
Police say a car was driven deliberately into two soldiers, killing one
of them in what Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called an act of
violence against Canada that was "clearly linked" to terrorist ideology.
As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global
Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated":
A major study recently published in New Scientist found that "scientists
may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because
temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate," and
said that ACD is "worse than we thought" because it is happening "faster
than we realized."
Hottest September Ever Keeps Earth on Pace for
Record Year: Meteorologists say Earth
is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The hottest
September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly
record set this year, along with May, June and August. NASA, which
measures temperatures slightly differently, had already determined that
September was record-warm.
Hillary Clinton Raises Record $2.1M At Hollywood
Fundraiser: The presumptive
predominant 2016 Presidential candidate was the headliner at a Brentwood
fundraiser co-hosted by big Democratic 2014 Variety Power Of Women
Presented By Lifetime - Roaming InsideParty bundler Katzenberg.
“Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against
Children”: New global target needed
to tackle epidemic of violence against children
Christopher Lopez - Mentally ill inmate died
while in prison: Video - WARNING -
Mr. Lopez took his last breath and died, shackled
and face down in the intake cell with no help from the people watching
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New
Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners:
During a late-night vote last Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House
unanimously approved the so-called "Revictimization Relief Act," which
authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former
offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause
"mental anguish" to the victim.
Charlotte police investigators secretly track
police use a secretive surveillance system that collects information
from cellphones and wireless devices to locate crime suspects but also
gathers data from innocent people.
US Government Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Against
‘Suspicious Activity’ Program Which Keeps Files on Innocent People:
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who
say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves
the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
Land of the Free – 1 in 3 Americans Are on File
with the FBI in the U.S. Police State:
The sickening transformation of these United States into an
authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make
Joseph Stalin blush
October 19, 2014
Stop the Killing
By Kathy Kelly
The war on the Islamic State will distract us from what the U.S. has
done and is doing to further create despair, in Iraq, and to enlist new
recruits for the Islamic State.
George W. Bush: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
By William Rivers Pitt
The single greatest strength of the American right is their utter and
complete lack of shame.
US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn
By Tony Cartalucci
It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist
organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is
Kobane: The Nightmare Of Reality
George Galloway Interviews Kurdish Activist Memed Aksoy.
US Bio-warfare Laboratories In Africa Are The
Origin Of The Ebola Epidemic
By Aggeliki Dimopoulou
USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the
Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.
Ebola Manufactured By US DoD?: Scientists Allege
By Dr. Cyril Broderick
The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the
detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.
Ebola: The Time of Duty
By Fidel Castro
We will gladly cooperate with the US staff in this endeavor, not in the
pursuit of peace between the two States which have been adversaries for
so many years, but, in any case, for world peace, which is a goal that
could and should be pursued.
"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo
By Al Jazeera
I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US
ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed
the US military base in Bolivia.
What ‘Democracy’ Really Means in U.S. and New
York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
By Glenn Greenwald
“Democracy” in U.S. discourse means: “serving U.S. interests” and
“obeying U.S. dictates.
The American Oligarchy
By Andre Damon
Not only do the politicians do the bidding of the wealthy, they are
themselves increasingly numbered among the rich and super-rich.
Syria: ‘70 militants die’ in battle for Kobani:
IS, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish
parts of the town on Saturday alone. Some shells fell inside nearby
Fierce fighting rages in Syria's Kobane:
The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting
in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has
Analysis: US Airstrikes Against ISIS Have Hurt
Moderate Rebels: Opponents of the
U.S. strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian
regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions
outside of ISIS-held territory.
Suicide bomber kills 19, wounds 28 outside
Baghdad Shi'ite mosque: A suicide
bomber killed 19 people and wounded 28 others on Sunday outside a
Shi'ite Muslim mosque in western Baghdad, where mourners were attending
a funeral, a police officer and medical official said.
US Air Strikes Kill Tens of Iraqi Popular Forces;
Tens of Iraqi popular forces, fighting the terrorist groups, were killed
in the US air strikes against their positions around Mahmoudiya city,
South of Baghdad.
ISIS adapts to the air strikes and can control
the Baghdad airport, says John McCain
Deal agreed for Australian forces to deploy in
Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says:
Australia has reached a deal with Baghdad for the deployment of about
200 of its special forces to assist Iraqi troops in their fight against
Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on
Iraq Opens Air Passage for Anti-IS Coalition,
Excluding UAE: Iraqi Prime Minister:
“The government has allowed overflight of coalition aircraft along the
southern border [of Iraq], away from the cities, into Syria. Overflight
permission has been denied to UAE military aircraft,” Abadi is cited as
saying by Iraq’s AIN news agency.
75 Killed in Five Days of Fighting in Libya's
Benghazi: Nine people were killed on
Sunday in new violence in Benghazi where pro-government forces have
launched an offensive against Islamist militias, raising the toll to 75
dead in five days, medics said.
United troops trying to take back Tripoli:
Libya’s internationally-recognised prime minister said yesterday that
military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to
recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias.
Abdullah Al Thani also expressed his frustration over a lack of support
from the international community, calling for foreign weapons and
assistance in the fight against the Islamists.
A sick joke!:
U.S. and allies threaten sanctions in Libya:
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US,
UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against
violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not
Children 'hacked to death' in DR Congo town:
At least 22 people, most of them women and children, have been hacked
and clubbed to death in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just
days after a similar massacre took place, a government official said.
Blast kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula:
They were killed by a remotely detonated roadside bomb on Sunday that
exploded as a patrol responsible for protecting a natural gas pipeline
passed by, the sources said.
Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko
Haram militants: Witnesses say Boko
Haram was behind deadly attacks but government and militants blame gangs
as officials work on deal to free schoolgirls
55 Taliban killed in clashes, Afghan forces lose
five troops: Afghan forces have
killed 51 Taliban and lost five of their own troops in the latest
crackdown against insurgents, according to Afghan authorities.
US Kills 3 People In Pakistan:
At least three alledged Taliban militants were killed following a drone
strike by NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Kunar province.
DOJ pressuring reporter to reveal sources: Video
- New York Times reporter James Risen discusses the unintended
consequences from the open-ended war on terror in the post-9/11 era and
if the Department of Justice will decide to subpoena him in a CIA leaks
Prepare Your Children for “a Lifetime of
Surveillance” : The NSA has nothing
on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed in
to “personalize” and “adapt” learning for students in public school
districts across the United States.
Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by
Ukraine militia – report: Germany's
BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia
Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports.
The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been
Ukraine says winter gas price deal agreed with
Russia: EU-brokered talks with
Ukraine and Russia have produced a draft accord under which
cash-strapped Kiev would pay $3.1 billion in unpaid bills to Moscow by
the end of October, with a new contract to cover subsequent deliveries.
Military preps team for Ebola response in United
States: The U.S. military is forming
a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to
Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official
told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.
How the microscopic Ebola virus kills thousands:
People have to wonder: How contagious is this virus — really? Is there
something different and more pernicious about this particular strain of
Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic
Plague Lab in Kazakhstan: The
country's meager opposition has called the lab a risk to the citizens of
Almaty; the city sits in an active seismic zone, and the lab lies just
outside town, in the midst of a populated suburban neighborhood.
U.S. Accused Of Hiding Chemical Weapons Exposure
To Its Own Troops: The soldiers were
quoted by the Times saying they were told to keep their discovery
secret. As a result, they were denied proper medical treatment and the
Purple Heart which soldiers receive when wounded on the battlefield.
Georgia teen forced to ground at gunpoint for
seat-belt violation: Saying “I could
have been another Trayvon Martin case,” Montre’ Merritt explained to
reporters how the traffic stop in front of his home where officer
Officer Cory Gay held a gun to his head and ordered him onto the ground
still haunts him.