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
October 27, 2014
Washington Is Defaming Putin
Leader Of the Moral World
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington long ago learned the dark art of silencing truth with
Compare How U.S. Responds To The Killing Of
American Kids Based On Identity Of The Killers
By Glenn Greenwald
All of the normal rules are inapplicable when the countries in question
are the U.S. and Israel.
The Importance of Being Exceptional
By David Bromwich
On the whole, is American exceptionalism a force for good?
Canada Turns Militaristic – Blowback Follows
By Ron Paul
Unfortunately Canada has unlearned the lesson of 1968.
Don’t Let Lunatics Make Our Policies
By Eric Margolis
Why would ISIS, a lightly-armed guerilla force, sit still and make
itself an ideal target for US airpower.
The Myth of the Free Press
By Chris Hedges
The mass media blindly support the ideology of corporate
capitalism. They laud and promote the myth of American democracy—even as
we are stripped of civil liberties and money replaces the vote.
Russell Brand Shows His Irritation With
By Jonathan Cook
'I don't trust politicians & corporations in this country'
Odds Are, You Are Suspicious
By Samia Hossain
When you're going on a trip, do you come off as nervous? Or are you an
unusually calm traveler?
Dozens killed as Iraq soldiers retake Jurf al-Sakhar,
town held by ISIS: Iraqi soldiers
backed by Shia militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized
previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV
20 ISIS fighters killed and 8 houses destroyed by
Iraqi forces in Baghdad: “A force
from the 60th Brigade has managed to attack and kill 20 ISIS fighters,
located in western Baghdad. The offensive operation resulted in
destroying 8 explosive residential houses and burning 4 armored
Suicide Bomber Kills 11 at Iraqi Checkpoint:
A suicide bomber has attacked the outskirts of a town that Iraqi forces
and Shi'ite militiamen recaptured Sunday from Islamic State fighters.
The blast Monday at a security checkpoint outside Jurf al-Sakhar killed
at least 11 people and wounded 23 others.
After victory in key Iraqi town, time for
revenge: As the angry crowd of
militiamen around the unarmed militants swelled, shots rang out. The
three men lay soaked in blood in the dirt with gunshot wounds to the
Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews:
The proliferation of antiaircraft weaponry has also heightened concerns
about the vulnerability of Iraq’s airports, particularly Baghdad
International Airport, the country’s most important transportation hub
and a lifeline for military supplies and reinforcements to Iraq.
ISIS has anti-aircraft missiles, German
intelligence says: Germany's Federal
Intelligence Service, informed parliament that jihadist militants now
possess Soviet-era SA-7s as well as Russian army SA-18s, the Sunday
More Than 800 Killed in Kobani Ground Fight:
Syrian activists said more than 800 people have been killed in ground
fighting in Kobani in the six-week battle between Islamic State
militants and Kurdish fighters for control of the Syrian town just south
of the Turkish border.
No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani:
- Iraqi Kurdish forces will not engage in ground fighting in the Syrian
town of Kobani but provide artillery support for fellow Kurds fending
off Islamic State militants there, a Kurdish spokesman said on Sunday.
ISIS sends Chechen Turks commander to Kobane:
Al-Shishani was appointed commander of ISIS’s northern operations last
year and is widely considered one of their most powerful military
Rogers: Can't rule out boots on the ground in
Syria: House Intelligence Committee
Chairman Mike Rogers said on Sunday it's important not to rule out
putting troops on the ground in Syria to combat the Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant, but smaller, more targeted steps are needed first.
ISIS threatens to kill British jihadists who want
to go home - report: “When it becomes
solidified as an Islamic State, a caliph, and you swear allegiance,
thereafter if you do something disobedient you are now disobeying the
caliph and could be subject to disciplinary measures which could include
threats or death,”
Kurdish militants kill three soldiers in
southeast Turkey: army: Kurdish
militants killed three Turkish soldiers in Turkey's southeast on
Saturday, the Turkish Armed Forces said, in a further blow to peace
talks between Ankara and the insurgents.
7 killed as Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle
against militants: The Lebanese army
has launched a fierce assault against Sunni militants in Tripoli,
forcing a retreat from the Old City on a third day of fighting.
Nusra Front threatens to execute captured
Lebanese soldiers ‘in coming hours’:
- Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate threatened Sunday to kill Lebanese
soldiers it captured in fighting in August unless the army halts its
operations against Islamist militants in Lebanon's second city Tripoli.
Lebanese Army seizes militant headquarters in
Tripoli: Lebanese commando forces,
backed by helicopter gunships, seized the headquarters of an Islamist
militant commander Monday, on the fourth day of clashes that have rocked
Lebanon's second largest city, leaving 42 people dead and some 100
30 killed in central Yemen clashes:
Thirty people, most of them Houthi militants, were killed late on Sunday
during violent clashes – that continue to rage – with tribal militants
in Manaseh, an area in the central Yemeni province of Al-Bayda', a
tribal source said.
Yemen rebel movement in charge of oil ministry:
Members of the Houthi movement are handed control over the Yemeni oil
ministry under a new government, the prime minister announced.
Saudi Arabia: As executions rise, allies must
focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces:
Analysis -- In many respects the situation in Saudi Arabia is getting
worse rather than better, as if the government feels it must compete
with the IS
Israeli army kills 14-year old U.S. citizen:
A Palestinian teen with U.S. citizenship was killed today by the Israeli
army at a demonstration in the West Bank town of Silwad, near Ramallah.
Thousands attend funeral of slain US-Palestinian
teen: Witnesses said Hammad was hit
by an Israeli sniper from close range, insisting the soldier shot to
Abbas asks US to stop Israeli ‘escalations’ in
East Jerusalem: Abbas warned that
Israeli actions around holy sites would lead to a dangerous and
Israel approves plans for 1,000 East Jerusalem
squatter homes: The Israeli
government has given the green light for the planning of more than 1,000
new Jewish settler homes in annexed East Jerusalem, an official told AFP
Ya'alon bans Palestinians from Israeli-run bus
lines in West Bank: Israeli squatters
have tried on multiple occasions to prevent Palestinian workers from
commuting on these buses, and have released a video calling for them to
Ya’alon launches scathing assault on US policy in
the Middle East: Ya’alon castigated
the misconception — most recently voiced by Secretary of State John
Kerry – that the failure to solve the Palestinian conflict was provoking
extremism elsewhere in the region.
Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged
rapist: A 26-year-old Iranian woman
convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a
teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said,
despite international pleas for her life to be spared.
Thirty killed in Benghazi clashes:
A Libyan army spokesperson said on Sunday the clashes have resulted in
fierce exchanges of fire in different parts of Libya's second-largest
17 people killed as suspected Boko Haram
militants 'kidnap 30 Nigerian children':
The group has taken more than 500 women and girls hostage since it began
its bloody insurgency in 2009, according to a new Human Rights Watch
Tunisia counts votes after historic poll:
High turnout reported in first parliamentary elections since the ouster
of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in
north of Sinai Peninsula: The
Egyptian authorities have introduced a three-month state of emergency in
the north of the Sinai Peninsula after a series of terror attacks on the
army checkpoints that killed some 30 people and wounded dozens of
Egypt jails 23 activists over protests:
An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists to three
years in jail for holding an illegal protest, despite international
calls to free them.
17 policemen missing following Taliban attack in
Badakhshan: The provincial police
spokesman, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said Taliban militants launched
coordinated attacks on a number of check posts of the Afghan border
police and Afghan public order police forces on Saturday.
UK troops leave Afghanistan after 13 years:
British hand Camp Bastion base in Helmand to Afghan troops, in
withdrawal that went unannounced due to security fears.
Was 13-year mission accomplished in Afghanistan?:
U.S. Marines and their British allies ended combat operations in Helmand
Province Sunday. But after 13 years of fighting, few believe the
original mission was accomplished,.
Pakistan: 18 militants killed in Khyber air
strikes: Eighteen militants were
killed when the Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft hit their hideouts
in the troubled Khyber Agency, official sources said on Sunday.
Nurse's Lawyers Promise Legal Challenge to Ebola
Quarantine: Lawyers for a nurse
quarantined in a New Jersey hospital say they’ll sue to have her
released in a constitutional challenge to state restrictions for health
care workers returning to New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in
Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can
Be Spent at Home: Gov. Andrew M.
Cuomo said on Sunday night that medical workers who had contact with
Ebola patients in West Africa but did not show symptoms of the disease
would be allowed to remain at home and would receive compensation for
Lavrov: US Meddling in Other Countries’ Affairs
Undermines Global Stability:
"Unfortunately, we see the attempts of the United states and their
western allies to dictate others what to do and to meddle in internal
affairs of sovereign states to achieve their geopolitical goals, while
ignoring the key principles of international law," Lavrov said
Ukraine president to begin coalition talks:
Petro Poroshenko says he will begin negotiations as polls show his party
and allies were biggest winners in election.
Twenty-four European banks fail EBA 'stress test':
The list of 14 includes four Italian banks, two
Greek banks, two Belgian banks and two Slovenian banks.
Brazil re-elects Dilma Rousseff:
President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term, after
securing more than 51% of votes in a closely fought election.
Uruguayan vote rests on a knife-edge:
Party of outgoing President Mujica leading in polls but no party
expected to secure enough votes to win in first round.
Canada gunman made video showing 'ideological and
political motives': Michael
Zehaf-Bibeau had prepared the video prior to last Wednesday's attack,
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said.
US axe-attack suspect 'self-radicalised':
New York police describe Zane Thompson's social media posts as
"anti-government, anti-Western, anti-white".
14yo girl becomes 2nd fatality from Washington
school shooting: Gia Soriano, 14, has
been in critical condition since she suffered a head wound during the
attack at Marysville Pilchuck High School.
Bob Woodward On Obama IRS Scandal: ‘Lots Of
Unanswered Questions’ [VIDEO]: If I
were young, I would take Carl Bernstein and move to Cincinnati where
that IRS office is and set up headquarters and go talk to everyone.