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December 23, 2017

World Beware US Frozen Cold War Mentality
Editorial
This week we saw the real face of American “greatness” when it again threatened North Korea with pre-emptive war. Continue

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Iraq Redux in the Making? US Rhetoric on Iran Brings Back Memories of 2003
By Philip Giraldi
The United States is maintaining a military presence in Syria, even though ISIS has been defeated. Continue

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UN Members Show Spine in Rebuffing Trump
By Paul R. Pillar
President Trump tried to bully the U.N. into accepting Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. Continue

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How Palestinians Can Transform Statelessness Into Strength
By Ahmed Moor
The Palestinians don’t have a state. For all practical purposes they will never have a state. Continue

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When Sanity Fails – The Mindset of the “Ideological Drone”
By The Saker
The US policies towards Russia, China and Iran all have the potential of resulting in a disaster of major magnitude.  Continue

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De Facto Travel Restrictions Now Exist For Americans
By Paul Craig Roberts
If the hubris-crazed fools in Washington persist, we are all going to die. Continue

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Election Fraud in Honduras
By Danielle Marie Mackey
Corruption Funded By the U.S. War on Drugs. Continue

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The Gangster Nature of the State
By Michael Parenti
The gangster nature of the state is cloaked by a facade of political representation. Continue

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Congress in Search of a Bordello
By James Petras
The sexual exploitation of workers in the Halls of the US Congress is part of the larger socio-economic system. Continue

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The Demoralized Mind
By John F Schumaker
It is true that a society of demoralized people is unlikely to revolt even though it sits on a massive powder keg of pent-up frustration. Continue

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Iraq: Six Islamic State members killed, seventh arrested, south of Mosul: Commander

4 paramilitary fighters killed in IS attack in central Iraq

Iraqi Shiite paramilitaries deploy to Syrian border

Chinese company to develop big oil field near Iraqi capital

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 10 people:

Saudi prisoner dies after torture: One of the Saudi prisoners at the Ritz Carlton has died under torture, according to London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

Twelve Palestinians killed, 666 injures in Gaza since Trump's decision on Jerusalem

Israeli forces violently disperse peaceful Christmas march in Bethlehem: Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Tuesday violently dispersed a peaceful march calling for "Christmas without occupation" in Bethlehem.

In gratitude to US, Israel to announce UNESCO exit

Christian leaders denounce 'insulting' Trump move

Trump says US ‘foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East’: US president tweets it is time to start focusing funds on rebuilding America

Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid: ministry

Gunmen kill three at cafe south of Egypt capital

Bomb blast kills 7 civilians in Afghanistan: official

US Providing Daesh with Arms in Pakistan: Political Figure

India says Pakistani fire kills 4 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

North Korea declares latest U.N. sanctions ‘an act of war’

World War 3 preparation? Russia moves HUGE missile defences onto North Korea border

Western Media Consumed by Myanmar Monster of Own Creation

Top US Marine Corps leaders warn troops of a war coming: Neller pointed to the near future possibility of Russia and the Pacific theatre being the next major areas of conflict.

Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages 'new bloodshed'

Russia issues stern warning US is fueling new bloodshed in Ukraine

Putin stresses Russia has the right to respond to US military buildup in Europe

Putin accuses US of violating Cold War-era nuclear pact

Listen; Prank with Nikki Haley- Ambassador USA to UN - Famous russian pranksters Vovan & Lexus played a phone trick on the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.

Trump Sued by ACLU Over Secret Killing Rules: The lawsuit, is seeking to force the government to release a copy of new rules governing drone strikes and targeted killings abroad.

Kameron Prescott: Anger as police kill Texas child

Video of Muslim girl beaten gang-style in Florida (DISTURBING)

Harrisburg shooting spree 'terror attack,' according to DHS spokesman

Former U.S. Marine Planned ISIS-inspired Christmas Terror Attack in San Francisco

Defying Trump again,California pardons immigrants about to be deported

Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase

How Trump Benefits From The New Trump-GOP Tax Law: Trump’s exact tax savings are likely to be at least $11 million a year and perhaps as much as $22 million.

Sanders: Trump should stop 'bragging' about Americans losing health insurance

AT&T Lays Off 1400 After Trump Tax Breaks

AP FACT CHECK: Tax plan shows 2 things can be true at once

Trump regime sought to block abortion for undocumented teen who alleged rape

No more silence about the torture of animals

December 22, 2017

CONFIRMED: US ‘Preparing to Attack’ North Korea
By Alexander Mercouris
Daily Telegraph claims US engaging in advanced planning for military strike against North Korea. Continue

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Russia Tells U.S. Military to Get Out of Syria
By John Haltiwanger
“Any reasons cited by the Americans to justify their further military presence... are just excuses and we think their presence must end." Continue

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Russia and China Challenge Dollar Domination
By F. William Engdahl
US sanctions will be seen as one of the more stupid attempts of Washington to dominate the economies of Eurasia. Continue

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Trump’s Gross Hypocrisy on Yemen War
By Jonathan Marshall
“They desperately want to change the conversation away from starving children to Iranian bad guys.”. Continue

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UN Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem
By Kambiz Foroohar
The UN resolution passed on Thursday by a vote of 128-9, with 35 nations abstaining.  

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Nikki Haley’s Speech to UN on Jerusalem
Video and Transcript
To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel. Continue

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UN Jerusalem Resolution: How Each Country Voted
By Aljazeera
Here is a country breakdown of the General Assembly vote. Continue

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Trump, Jerusalem and International Law
By Lawrence Davidson
To have such a person in a position of power is dangerous indeed.

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Can the FBI Get Away With Getting Trump Team Emails?
By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Robert Mueller dispatched FBI agents to the GSA looking for copies of all the PTT’s emails . Continue

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US Tax Bill Crowns Donald Trump King of the Swamp
By Michael Knigge
This giant giveaway to US corporations and the richest Americans like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. Continue

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The Coming Fiscal Derailment - Why FY 2019 Will Sink The Casino
By David Stockman
Robert Mueller dispatched FBI agents to the GSA looking for copies of all the PTT’s emails . Continue

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U.S. Life Expectancy Falls as Drug Overdoses Soar
By Maggie Fox
The NCHS found that 63,600 people died of drug overdoses in 2016. Continue

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16 killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta waiting for evacuation: UN

Syrian Army rolls into Idlib with US weapons captured from ISIS

Christmas in Syria: Rebels Attack Assad Victory Party in Aleppo

Russian parliament ratifies naval base agreement with Syria

Australia to pull fighter jets out of Iraq and Syria

Russia, Turkey finalize S-400 missile system

Iraq: Six civilians killed, wounded in bomb blast, northeast of Diyala

Five Islamic State militants killed in repelled attack on Iraqi-Syrian border

U.S. Military In Secret Yemen Operations Using Ground Forces

US tripled number of air strikes on Yemen in 2017

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit one million: ICRC

176 nations at UN call for Palestinian statehood

Seven countries - joined Israel and the United States in opposing the measure. Guatemala, Honduras, Togo, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and the Marshall Islands

The arrogance of perceived power: Haley hints US could pull financial support from UN

Canada Sits Wimps Out UN Vote On Trump's Decision To Move US Embassy To Jerusalem

Hamas chief in Gaza says Palestinian unity deal is collapsing

Watch: Palestinian girl confronts the Israeli Army

Why Israel Arms Myanmar’s Death Squads?

17 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Helmand Operation

Pakistan: Seven killed, four injured in gun attack, landmine explosion in Dera Bugti

U.S. has stepped up preparation for a military attack on North Korea.

US circulates new draft of N. Korea sanctions to UN, seeks ban exports of food, machinery

Trump administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine

Kremlin: US arms license for Kiev may trigger new bloodshed in east Ukraine

Russia prepares retaliation for new US sanctions

May defends use of drones to kill British citizens overseas

Raul Castro to step down as Cuba's president in April 2018

Honduras: Protesters Killed Amid Crackdown Against Election Demonstrations

Mexico arrests former high-ranking PRI official in corruption probe

Mexican Peso Slumps Most in World After Campaign Finance Report

Opinion: US Tax bill crowns Donald Trump king of the swamp

Donald Trump selling branded items made in China and Bangladesh

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating at New Low

House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI

Hillary In The Crosshairs As DOJ Prosecutors Begin Asking FBI Agents About Uranium One

North Carolina accuses drugmaker Insys of scheme to push opioid

State proposes opioid limits for injured workers

Arizona Declares Opioid Emergency, But Signals Are Mixed Over Best Response

Ohio child advocates: Opioid crisis straining foster care

Opioid addiction takes toll on pregnant women

December 20, 2017

More Civilians Than ISIS Fighters Are Believed Killed In Mosul Battle
By Jane Arraf
There is a new generation growing up believing the United States kills civilians. Continue

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Trump Claims Credit For The Russian/Syrian Defeat Of ISIS
By Paul Craig Roberts
Trump has surrendered to the real rulers of the USA. Continue

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US War on ISIS Is the Biggest Lie Since the 2003 Iraq Invasion: Here’s the Proof
By Darius Shahtahmasebi
The U.S. has knowingly continued a foreign policy that provided all manner of material support to ISIS. Continue

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Trump’s New National Security Strategy Should Alarm His Arab Allies
By Abdel Bari Atwan
Trump wants ‘protection money’ from his Arab allies in cash. Continue

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Nikki Haley Threatening UN Members: Trump 'Will Be Watching' Who Votes Against U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem
By Noa Landau
"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us," she wrote . Continue

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A Good Year for Israel and Its Friends
By Philip Giraldi
A bad year for the U.S. Constitution . Continue

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Why Putin Confounds US Media
By Finian Cunningham
US media have been preponderantly on the side of deception and propagating propaganda – instead of truth-telling. Continue

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Latin America: The Pendulum Swings to the Right
By James Petras
The US imperial state has temporarily regained proxy regimes, military allies and economic resources and markets. Continue

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Iraq: More than 9,000 killed in battle for Mosul: AP

Eight IS militants killed in Peshmerga attack on Makhmour hideout

Strikes kill 19 in rebel village in Syria's Idlib: Observatory, rescue service

Fact or fiction? Chinese Troops Arrive in Syria to Fight Uyghur Rebels

Turkish commander accuses US of sabotage

War between Turkey, US in Syria possible: CIA report: The Rand report warned the U.S. army that it will be facing the region’s most powerful armed forces

Saudi attack 'kills 11 Yemen civilians'

Saudis permanently close only land border with Qatar

UN rights chief calls for independent probe into Israeli forces ‘shocking’ killing of amputee

U.N. General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status; The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states.

Trump threatens to cut aid over Jerusalem vote at UN

Nigerian troops kill 20 Boko Haram insurgents

Kenya watchdog says 92 people killed in election violence

Militants defeated in Syria build up forces in Afghanistan — Russian general

14 Taliban Killed In Helmand Operation

Eight Afghan police officers killed in Taliban attack

Pakistan demands compensation for victims of drone strikes

US is ready to take North Korea's nukes by force: Trump's top national security adviser

Are Russia and China teaming up to prevent Trump invasion?

Myanmar bars UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee

Russia, China finalizing new agreement on visa-free travel

China Claims 'New Breakthroughs in Anti-Missile Cooperation' with Russia: A joint Sino-Russian missile defense exercise concluded on December 16.

America’s new national strategy ‘potential threat to the world’ – Russia’s security chief

Fighting in eastern Ukraine worst since February: OSCE:

Russia warns US, Canada against weapons supplies to Ukraine

Russian lawmaker blasts fresh UN resolution on Crimea as political provocation

Poland cries foul as EU triggers 'nuclear option' over judicial independence

Honduras: 3 Confirmed killed in Under 24 Hours

Honduran president ignores new election calls, opponent warns of 'civil war'

Honduras Mobilizes against Government Repression

U.N. Human Rights Chief To Leave, Citing ‘Appalling’ Climate for Advocacy: The United States and other world powers are retreating from their historical commitment to human rights.

Jill Stein Says Senate Request for Docs on Russia Probe is “New McCarthyism”

AT&T just announced huge bonuses for employees because of the GOP tax cut

 
 

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