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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,636,204,000,590

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Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died

 

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pushing the Edge on Nuclear War
By William R. Polk
Washington’s neocons and liberal hawks are ratcheting up tensions again over Ukraine with the goal of humiliating and even destabilizing nuclear-armed Russia. Continue

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American, Not Russian, Aggression is the Real Problem
By Bryan MacDonald
The fact that genuine Russia analysts, who understand the country, have been replaced by neocon nutters who lump the nation in with the likes of Syria, ISIS and North Korea is, frankly, disturbing. Continue

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Bombing Syria: What's in it for Australia?
By CJ Werleman
The Australian prime minister is so eager to please his American master that he has orchestrated and engineered a narrative that allows Australia to actually volunteer for what amounts to an air invasion of Syria. Continue

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Refugees Are Human. This Simple Fact Seems To Have Been Forgotten
By Owen Jones
We need the west to take responsibility for disaster zones it helped create. Continue

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Poor Tony Blair, Hard as he Tries the Iraq War Won't Leave Him Alone
By Lindsey German
Jeremy Corbyn's announcement that if he becomes leader of the Labour party he would apologise on behalf of the party whose then leader took Britain into an illegal war, lying in the process to parliament and the country. Continue

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“Restoring American Exceptionalism”
Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

By Jim Lobe
Our former vice president really needs to exercise more care in hurling such accusations. Continue

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Barak’s Tales of Israel's Near War With Iran Conceal The Real Story
By Gareth Porter
A good cop/bad cop routine by the US and Israel was in fact a strategy to get crippling sanctions against Iran approved by the UN Security Council. Continue

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Palestine Overwhelmed by Illegal American Immigrants
By Juan Cole
If there were a Palestinian Donald Trump, he’d be fulminating against illegal immigrants swamping the Palestinian West Bank. Continue

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Welcome To The Trade Deal Wars
By Pepe Escobar
TPP has been developed as the economic/trade arm of the “pivoting to Asia” Continue

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Beijing Bingo
By Eric Margolis
China’s raw material import boom is finished. So watch out Canada, Australia, Brazil, Peru, and Africa. Continue

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25 killed in air strikes, clashes with IS militants in Iraq: A total of 25 people were killed and 23 wounded on Sunday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and air strikes by U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, security sources said.

17 ISIS elements killed in internal dispute over distribution of money in Mosul: Media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini announced the killing of 17 ISIS elements in internal armed clashes between two groups belonging to the organization, because of a dispute over the distribution of money and power west of Mosul.

5 Iraqi border guards killed in explosion near Trebil: “On Saturday, an explosive device that was planted on the side of the road near Trebil border with Jordan exploded at noon, while a convoy of border guards were passing, resulting in the killing of five officers.”

Thousands stranded in Iraq's front-line town: More than a month after it began, a military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Iraq's western Anbar province is showing few signs of progress.

'Three Israeli officers among 42 killed in operation in Syria': At least 42 soldiers were allegedly killed in a Syrian air raid in Daraá, including three supposed Israeli officers, reported Fars News, an official Iranian news agency, on Saturday.

One killed as Israeli army carries out attack on Syria: The overnight Israeli bombardment killed one Syrian soldier killed and wounded seven, the Syrian military source said.

ISIL 'executed dozens of fighters trying to flee': The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has reportedly executed at least 91 people across Syria within a period of one month, including 39 people from its own ranks.

Two dozen militants killed as IS pushes into Damascus: Islamic State supporters post propaganda pictures online claiming to show group’s fighters advancing in Qadam neighborhood

Turkish planes hit IS in Syria with coalition for first time: Turkish planes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Four civilians, two police officers killed in attacks in southeast Turkey: A child, three other civilians and two police officer were killed in violence in southeast Turkey on Sunday following the breakdown of a ceasefire between the government and Kurdish militants.

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents: An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday, residents said. The corpses of 36 workers, many of them burnt or in pieces, were pulled out after an airstrike hit the plant this morning," resident Issa Ahmed told Reuters

3 US Military Advisors killed, 2 Others Wounded in Yemeni Attack on Najran: Several US military advisors of the Riyadh government's army were killed and wounded in heavy clashes with Yemen's revolutionary forces in Saudi Arabia's Najran region.

The Palestinian family who fought off an Israeli soldier from arresting their boy: “We saw that the soldiers had my nephew and a foreign activist they were going to arrest, and everyone ran to help them,” Nariman says.

60,000 American Jews live in the occupied West Bank, new study reveals: Roughly 60,000 American Jews live in the occupied West Bank, illegal settlements, where they account for 15 percent of the settler population.

Israel mistreats US Palestinians at border crossings: The US is tolerating Israel’s mistreatment of US citizens of Palestinian origin, Arab-American advocates are saying. Israeli authorities have recently refused entry to several Palestinians with US passports, including an outspoken activist.

Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report: Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran.

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate: Merkley's backing puts supporters within reach of the 34 votes required to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional resolution disapproving the agreement, which curbs Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

The 5 Democrats Obama needs most on Iran: These senators may well decide whether the president will be spared the spectacle of a veto.

The number of nuclear warheads by country : There are about 15,850 nuclear warheads shared by the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. An estimated 1,800 of the total warheads are on high alert.

Al Jazeera Journalists Get 3 Years Jail in 'Attack on Press': Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were found guilty at a retrial in a Cairo court on charges of working without a license, fabricating news, and “aiding a terrorist organisation,” referring to the now-banned political party Muslim Brotherhood.

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2: The attackers stormed Baluchistan province's Jewni airport and destroyed navigational equipment there after killing an official on duty and wounding his supervisor, said Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George.

US considered nuking Afghanistan after 9/11 – German diplomat: A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a senior German diplomat told Spiegel magazine.

Tens of thousands of Japanese protest against 'war law': Protesters rally outside parliament to oppose new laws that could see troops engage in combat for first time since WWI.

Malaysia anti-government protesters continue sit-in: Demonstrations held for second day in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of PM Najib Razak over graft allegations.

India village council orders rape of two sisters: Council orders sisters to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.

Libya posts deficit of $3.3 billion in first seven months-central bank: Libya posted a budget deficit of 4.5 billion dinars ($3.3 billion) in the first seven months of 2015 as oil production fell and weak oil prices weighed, the Tripoli-based central bank said on Sunday.

Libyan boat death toll climbs to 119 after second day of searching: officials: The death toll has risen to 119 due to the capsizing Friday of two boats carrying migrants after the Libyan Coast Guard discovered 39 additional bodies, local authorities said Sunday.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin back ceasefire plan for eastern Ukraine-France: Germany and Russia back plans for a complete ceasefire in eastern Ukraine from Sept. 1, the French presidency said after their respective leaders spoke by telephone on Saturday.

European leaders agree to hold new summit on Ukraine crisis: During the phone call, Putin expressed his concern over the "continual bombardment of towns in the Donbass region by the Ukrainian army and the concentration of Ukrainian armed forces all along the demarcation line," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Football fans in Germany raise banners welcoming refugees to the country: Germany has decided to allow all Syrian refugees who arrive in the country to stay

Germany calls for fairer distribution of refugees in Europe: Germany expects the number of asylum seekers it receives to quadruple to about 800,000 this year. Two state premiers said over the weekend the total could even hit 1 million in 2015. Some European governments have refused to take in refugees and resisted EU proposals to agree a common plan to do more to deal with the crisis.

Refugees fleeing war, persecution must be let in: French PM: People fleeing war and persecution must be welcomed into France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday as Europe faces a mounting refugees crisis.

Europe Squabbles While Refugees Die: Hungary is building a fence to ward off refugees. Slovakia says it will accept only Christian refugees, triggering a condemnation by the United Nations.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he'll be killed by CIA DRONE if he leaves embassy: Wikileaks founder is so fearful that someone will try to take his life that he no longer uses the property's balcony, despite having had no fresh air or sunlight for THREE YEARS.

MI6 spy Gareth Williams found dead in bag had 'hacked Clinton secrets': Last week, it was reported that spies may have broken into Williams' flat in Pimlico, central London, through a skylight, re-entering the residence in order to destroy evidence while the property was under armed guard after the spy's death.

Venezuela Slams US Interference in Colombia Border Closure Case: Venezuelan Foreign Minister minister Delcy Rodríguez issued a statement via twitter in response to criticisms made Saturday by U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby, who criticized the Venezuela’s decision to deport roughly 1,000 undocumented Colombians.

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico: Immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau research released in May

Obama Jails Refugee Children, but Exposing It Is 'Shameful'?; The United States has jailed hundreds of refugee families in violation of its own laws, but only the whistleblower who exposed it has been punished.

Texas police officer killed because of uniform: Police: Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman linked the killing of Darren Goforth, the county’s deputy sheriff, to recent wave of anti-police brutality protests in the United States and argued that he was targeted for wearing a police uniform.

Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage: According to the Virginian-Pilot, a judge had found the apparently bipolar Mitchell incompetent to stand trial on May 21 and ordered him into the care of "qualified staff" at a state mental health facility in Williamsburg, about an hour away. For the past three months, Mitchell has remained in jail, waiting for a bed to become available.

Watch: Lakeland Police Officers Go Fishing: Two men were ordered out of their car while a K9 performed a search and, like it most K9 searches, the dog allegedly hit on the car. The man was quite adamant about there being nothing in the car and after about a 15 minute search he was proven to be right. He is only lucky nothing was planted in his car that night.

Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling ‘Kids For Cash’ To Prisons: Was this an isolated incident, or are there more just like him who have made similar deals with prisons across the United States.

Robots will cut 25% of US jobs in 4 years, transform workforce – report : Analysts have forecast that automation will erase 22.7 million jobs by 2025, or 16 percent of today’s total.

Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs: The move comes amid weak poll numbers and concerns that Bush's torrid fundraising pace has slowed.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump love Trump: Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, and Donald Trump, the current front-runner in the Republican presidential field, spent 10 minutes gushing praise Friday night during an interview on One America News Network.

 

August 28, 2015

 

The Refugee Crisis and the Inhuman Face of European Capitalism
By Peter Schwarz
The refugee crisis is the most dramatic expression of the crisis of a social system that is no longer compatible with the most basic needs of the vast majority of humanity. Continue

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Europe in Free Fall
By The Saker
You could say that the Titanic is sinking and the orchestra keeps playing, and you would be close to the truth. Continue

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Lebanon – What If It Fell?
By Andre Vltchek
If Lebanon collapses, the entire region will once again become a colony. Continue

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Imperial America
By Justin Raimondo
Just as we claim the “right” to invade the world, so the world claims the corollary right to invade us. Continue

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US Asked Norway to Arrest Edward Snowden
By The Local.no
Norway’s NRK broadcaster has obtained a copy of the formal requests US authorities sent to Norway’s Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Justice asking it to arrest NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and effectuate his return to the United States. Continue

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Harper's Violation of International Law in Libya
By Yves Engler
The Conservatives' violation of international law delivered a terrible blow to Libya. Continue

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Occupy Peace
Fight For Peace, Not For War

By Paul Craig Roberts
Is it possible, that the way we act is often in direct conflict with who we think we are? Continue

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Palestinian Women Take On Israeli Soldier
Video
The courageous actions of the Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh rescuing their captured child spread immediately on social media. Continue

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Zionism in Britain: A Neglected Chronicle
By Evan Jones
How could anyone who finds Israel’s actions unacceptable imagine that they had the right to become leader of a major British political Party? Continue

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Looting Made Easy: The $2 Trillion Buyback Binge
By Mike Whitney
When can we stop referring to this activity as “buybacks” and call it by its real name; looting? Continue

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Native Americans and US Scorched Earth Continuum
By Finian Cunningham
Today the Navajo and their Apache cousins are once again under threat. Continue

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Matrix Of Control: A Short Tale About Society We Live In
By Joe Contrarian
Is it possible, that the way we act is often in direct conflict with who we think we are? Continue

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Over 100 Nusra Militants Killed in Syrian Airstrike in Dara'a: Military sources said on Friday that over 100 militants of al-Nusra Front were killed in the Syrian fighter jets' operations in the Southern province of Dara'a.

16 killed as rebels reach gates of besieged Syrian airbase: Several jihadi groups unleashed a wide-scale offensive against a besieged Syrian airbase in the country's northwest, reaching the base's main gate and killing 16 soldiers, a monitor group reported Friday.

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border: Intense attacks began overnight and on Thursday morning IS fighters had mostly encircled the rebel-held town of Marea, some 20 km (12 miles) from the Turkish border, a rebel leader fighting against the group in the area said.

71 'Syrians' dead in Austria truck tragedy: "Among these 71 people, there were 59 men, eight women and four children including a young girl one or two years old and three boys aged eight, nine or 10," police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil told a news conference.

12 mn Syrians have fled their homes since conflict began: UN: Syria's four-and-a-half year conflict has driven half of the country's people to flee their homes, with the number of those who have left the country approaching 20 percent of the pre-war population.

Death Toll of IS Jihadists Killed in Iraq Rises to 19: At least 19 Islamic State jihadists, including two commanders, were killed while seven others were wounded on Friday in airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led international coalition, in the south of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Study: U.S. Wars Have Left Over 1 Million Dead in Iraq: The investigators found "the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around one million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan (i.e. a total of around 1.3 million). And this is only a conservative estimate," they wrote. They say the true tally could be more than two million.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 10 people in central Yemen: officials: One airstrike targeted the home of a retired army brigadier in the central city of Ibb, killing him and five members of his family, the officials said. Four more people were killed in separate air strikes on military and security buildings in the city, the officials said.

HRW urges coalition to stop using cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact.

Qaeda lashes 10 in Yemen for blasphemy, alcohol: Al-Qaeda militants in southeastern Yemen have publicly flogged 10 men in a new sign of their growing control over the lawless region, witnesses and an official said Friday.

Water wars? Devastating shortages will fuel MidEast conflicts for 25 yrs – report: According to scientists with the World Resource Institute (WRI), water shortages will exacerbate existing conflicts – and the factor is considered to have contributed to the rising violence in Syria that erupted in 2011.

Report: Russia-Iran disagreement holding up S-300 deal: S-300 missiles to be delivered to Iran this year – Russian source

Boko Haram reportedly attack remote villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing 28: Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday.

Qatar, Turkey to Blame for Forcing Political Islam in Libya: Qatar and Turkey are to blame for forcing political Islam on Libya, the prime minister of the internationally recognized Libyan government, Abdullah Thani, told Sputnik.

Attacks kill at least 17 Afghan soldiers and militia men: A Taliban ambush Thursday killed at least 15 militia fighters loyal to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the country's vice president, in the northern province of Faryab.

Nine civilians killed on India, Pakistan border: At least nine civilians were killed overnight as Indian and Pakistan troops exchanged fire across the disputed border in the Kashmir region, officials said.

Indian troops kill six rebels in remote northeast: The Indian security forces have killed at least six suspected armed separatist rebels in the country's insurgency-hit northeastern state of Nagaland, police said on Friday.

Putin Plans to Attend UN General Assembly For First Time in 10 Years: The visit to New York will be Putin's first in the last 10 years. He will be joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the General Assembly, who will take over as head of the Russian delegation after Putin returns to Moscow.

71 'Syrians' dead in Austria truck tragedy: "Among these 71 people, there were 59 men, eight women and four children including a young girl one or two years old and three boys aged eight, nine or 10," police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil told a news conference.

Boat packed with refugees sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead: A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had been around 400 people on board. Many appeared to have been trapped in the hold when it capsized.

82 bodies wash ashore after refugee boat sinks off Libya: A Red Crescent official said yesterday that 82 bodies had washed ashore after the sinking, and about 100 were still missing.

Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange case : "It is the first time that we are going to meet and we will discuss a general agreement for judicial cooperation between the two countries," Swedish justice ministry official Cecilia Riddselius told AFP on Friday.

FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit: The whistleblower will not travel to Norway next week to accept award after national broadcaster released letters US sent in 2013 requesting extradition

Germany hands over citizens’ metadata in return for NSA’s top spy software: In order to obtain a copy of the NSA's main XKeyscore software, whose existence was first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013, Germany's domestic intelligence agency agreed to hand over metadata of German citizens it spies on.

New Report Shows Germany Was In Bed With NSA: Behind the public admonishment of the National Security Agency’s spying techniques, Germany has been secretly in cahoots with the intelligence agency.

U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge: A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.

The Shocking Story of Y: Imprisoned in the UK Without Charge or Trial on the Basis of Secret Evidence Since 2003: Since Algerian asylum seeker Y was arrested in 2003, he has spent years behind bars or unable to move more than a few miles, yet he has never been convicted of a crime. What is it like to exist under such extraordinary restrictions?

Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell: Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, had been held in Virginia jail without bail for nearly four months, accused of stealing a Mountain Dew, Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake

Ohio cop tells black man he tailed him and pulled him over for ‘direct eye contact’: A black Ohio man got a police officer to admit to him on video that he followed him for nearly two miles and pulled him over for making “direct eye contact,”

Clinton Camp Says One-Fifth of Delegates Secured for Nomination: Senior Clinton campaign officials are claiming that she has already secured one-fifth of the pledges needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. They come from current and former elected officials, committee officeholders, and other party dignitaries.

 

August 27, 2015

 

The Myth of a Russian 'Threat'
By Pepe Escobar
Not a week goes by without the Pentagon carping about an ominous Russian "threat". Continue

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The Case for Pragmatism
By Robert Parry
Since American neocons emerged in the 1980s, they have pushed an aggressive “regime change” strategy that has left bloody chaos in their wake. Continue

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The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Huge. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?
By Sara Rathod

The US-led bombing campaign has killed hundreds, according to one comprehensive report. The Pentagon admits to two.
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Terrorists Are A Tool Of Israeli Aggression: President al-Assad
Full interview with President al-Assad
The United States wants matters to continue moving towards chaos. Continue

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New Syrian Force:U.S. Abject Failure or Secret Aid to ISIS
By George Koplan
It is hard to escape a conclusion that the U.S. doesn't learn from its own mistakes. But the situation may be much more complex. Continue

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‘Islamic State’ Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya
By Ramzy Baroud
Another war is in the making in Libya: the questions are ‘how’ and ‘when’? Continue

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Sanders’s Screwy Mideast Strategy
By Sam Husseini
Why should a U.S. progressive be calling for more intervention by the Saudi monarchy? Continue

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Jorge Ramos Commits Journalism, Gets Immediately Attacked by Journalists
By Glenn Greenwald
What Ramos did here was pure journalism in its classic and most noble expression. Continue

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Where is Neo When We Need Him
By Paul Craig Roberts
In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault. Continue

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Capitalism Delenda Est
By Paul Edwards
Predatory Capitalism, protected in nations it infects as a parasite, is historically unrivalled as a destoyer of societies. Continue

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A White Man’s Fear in a Frightened America
By Frank Nuessle
Willful ignorance is a phenomenon that has been growing year by year and has reached a level where it is a serious threat to our national well being and that of the world at large. Continue

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Syria: More than 50 fighters killed and missing in clashes in Marea and the northern countryside of Aleppo: The clashes accompanied by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle by IS. The clashes also resulted in the death and missing of 40 fighters from the Islamist factions as well as the death of 12 IS militants.

Syrian army and rebels agree to new truce in Zabadani: A 48-hour ceasefire aims to end government bombardment of western city and the siege of two Shia villages by rebels.

Shocking video shows dead ISIS fighter being tied to vehicle and dragged through the streets by Syrian rebels: This is the shocking moment an ISIS militant defeated and killed by Syrian rebels is tied to a jeep and dragged along a road.

Questions surround Pentagon's ISIS assessments: The Defense Department's inspector general is believed to be reviewing an allegation that U.S. intelligence gathered on ISIS was altered

Iran's Top Security Official: ISIL Building Security Shield for Israel: "The ISIL is Israel's cover up for distancing the revolutionary forces from Israeli borders and creating a margin of security for the Zionists, and the Zionist media have also admitted this fact," he added.

Iraq airstrikes in al-Anbar; 22 ISIS militants killed: The international warplanes carried out the airstrikes on IS positions in Barwana area, near the town of Haditha, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving at least 10 militants killed and seven others wounded, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

2 Iraqi army generals killed in ISIS suicide bombing; An ISIS suicide bomber killed two army generals Thursday as they led forces against ISIS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said.

Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north Iraq: Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq's Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory to the north, Kurdish military sources said.

Syrian Free Syrian Army commander killed in attack in southern Turkey: A commander from the rebel Free Syrian Army died in a bomb attack on his car in the southern Turkish province of Hatay on Wednesday, a news agency and two insurgent sources said.

Turkey denies allegations it tipped off al Qaida abductors: The Turkish government Tuesday denied accusations by Syrian rebels that its intelligence service had tipped off an al Qaida-linked group that then abducted the commander and 20 members of a U.S.-trained group of Syrian fighters about to confront the Islamic State.

Officials: 3 killed in street fighting in southeast Turkey: Officials say three people were killed in street fighting between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels in a mainly Kurdish town in southeast Turkey.

Saudi fresh attacks on Yemen leave 9 dead: At least five Yemenis were killed and nearly 10 others were reported injured in Saudi air raids on Razeh district in the northern province of Sa’ada on Thursday.

US kills 5 people in Yemen : "A drone targeted a house where alleged Al-Qaeda militants were gathered for a meeting, destroying it and killing all five inside" late Wednesday, said the local official, who asked to remain anonymous.

Saudi troops invade northern Yemen: Footage published on Wednesday showed soldiers taking positions in a mountainous area overlooking the southern Saudi province of Jizan.

UAE paid ransom to Yemeni tribesmen to free British hostage: The UAE said that on 23 August they launched a military operation to rescue 64-year-old oil worker Douglas Semple from the grips of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The UAE paid a ransom to Yemeni tribesmen to free a British held hostage, according to a source close to exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Iran may have built extension at disputed site: U.N. nuclear watchdog: "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency has continued to observe, through satellite imagery, the presence of vehicles, equipment, and probable construction materials. In addition, a small extension to an existing building" appeared to have been built.

Permanent traumatic stress disorder in Gaza: Palestinians in Gaza live in the 'world's largest open-air prison' and exist more or less in a permanent state of traumatic stress

Algerian troops kill five Islamist fighters in operation: Algeria’s Defence Ministry on Wednesday said Algeria’s armed forces had mounted operations against Islamist militants in the east of the country, killing five fighters in the past few days.

Nigeria: 3 killed in Suicide Attack in Maiduguri: Three persons were on Tuesday evening killed in an attempted suicide attack on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

Fearing militia control of Libya’s airports, U.S. moves troops to Sicily: Alarmed by developments in Libya, the United States this week moved 200 troops to a base in Sicily so that they could respond more quickly if the U.S. needs to evacuate its embassy in Tripoli, two administration officials have told McClatchy.

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels: President Salva Kiir signs peace deal in capital Juba to end 20-month conflict with rebels.

 

Afghanistan: 35 ANSF Soldiers Reportedly Killed in Musa Qala Attack: At least 35 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) soldiers were reportedly killed and nearly 60 wounded in a Taliban attack on Musa Qala district of Helmand province, officials confirmed Thursday.

U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district: Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite repeated U.S. air strikes to repel them. In Helmand, a man in Afghan uniform opened fire, killing two U.S. service personnel, before being shot and wounded. Another man in Afghan uniform was wounded in the return fire.

Obama calls Japanese leader to express regret for WikiLeaks spying scandal : Obama told prime minister Shinzo Abe that he thought the trouble the revelations caused Abe and his government was regrettable, a Japanese government spokesman told reporters. The 40-minute call took place Wednesday morning Japan time.

Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria: As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery had shaken European leaders attending a Balkans summit.

Hundreds feared dead as migrant boat sinks off Libya: A boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara on Thursday and officials said hundreds might have died.

Dozens found dead on refugee boats off Libya: At least 55 bodies were discovered on Wednesday on three overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea, the coastguard said.

UN official: 'There is no military solution' for flood of refugees: “The political situation regarding migration and migration policies in the EU is completely out of control,” said Crepeau, who is a law professor at McGill University. “At the moment the debate is driven by fantasies and myths: ‘Migrants take jobs, change our values; we’re overcrowded.’”

Eight killed in fresh Ukraine clashes: Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that erupted despite ongoing talks on a new truce agreement for the separatist east. Government spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said seven Ukrainian servicemen had been killed and 13 injured in fighting that centred mostly around the republic of Donetsk.

Ukraine’s Poroshenko says ‘no Minsk-3’ as Moscow hopes for ceasefire: The possibility of a new peace deal agreement that could improve the situation in Eastern Ukraine is off the table, says Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko, as a contact group meeting in Minsk ended with a proposal to ensure a stable ceasefire.

Ukraine Wins Debt Relief as Russia Refuses to Join Agreement: Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko reached an accord with a Franklin Templeton-led creditor committee that includes a 20 percent writedown to the face value of about $18 billion of Eurobonds, the first of which matures in less than a month.

France pays Russia €900mn compensation for Mistral warships - reports: Paris has refunded Moscow €900 million for two Mistral helicopter carriers put on hold by President Francois Holland as part of the sanctions against Russia, a source in the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told RIA Novosti.

'UK surveillance is worse than 1984' says UN privacy chief: The UN's newly appointed special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has described digital surveillance in the UK as "worse" than anything imagined in George Orwell's totalitarian dystopia 1984.

Sea Level Rising Faster Than Expected, NASA Warns: New research underway indicates that at least three feet of global sea level rise is near certain, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists warned Wednesday. Sea levels have already risen three inches on average since 1992, with some areas experiencing as much as a 9-inch rise.

New Defense Department manual allows for detention of journalists: New DOD guidelines allow for journalists to be held as ‘belligerents’ indefinitely without charge

Father of 21-year-old man killed by police says son surrendered before being shot to death: The father of a Brick Township man killed by police outside his home said he has proof that his son surrendered before cops shot him to death.

Native Americans Have ‘Always Known’: Science Proves Genetic Inheritance Of Trauma: Many have suspected through the years that extreme stress and trauma leave their mark not just on their victims, but on their descendants as well. Now science is catching up to these beliefs through the developing field of epigenetics.

Trump lead grows, Clinton slips: poll: Billionaire Donald Trump extended his lead yet again atop the Republican presidential field, with front-running Democrat Hillary Clinton slipping and Vice President Joe Biden faring better than her against Republicans, poll results revealed Thursday.

August 24, 2015

 

 

Syrian Rebels: Turkey Tipped al Qaida Group to U.S.-trained Fighters
By James Rosen, Duygu Gevenc and Zakaria Zakaria
The kidnapping of a group of U.S.-trained "moderate Syrians" moments after they entered Syria last month was orchestrated by Turkish intelligence.   Continue

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Israel’s Choice of Envoy Sends a Message to the UN
By Jonathan Cook
Danny Danon’s appointment is a “cruel joke” on the international community.   Continue

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AIPAC And The Treaty; An Illustration Of The Demise of Democracy
By Joe Clifford
The US Congress sold their collective soul to a special interest group, while forsaking the American people. Continue

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Refugee Crisis Tests EU’s Foundations
By Finian Cunningham
Germany – the biggest destination for refugees – is showing its exasperation with other states, which is in turn eroding the very foundations of the 28-member bloc. Continue

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The Honduran Coup’s Ugly Aftermath
By Jonathan Marshall
Hillary Clinton helped a right-wing coup in Honduras remove an elected left-of-center president, setting back the cause of democracy and enabling corrupt and drug-tainted forces to tighten their grip on the poverty-stricken country.   Continue

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Let It Shine
By Kathy Kelly
Americans must break free of the apathy-inducing turpor of politics, entertainment spectacles and manufactured news.   Continue

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The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism
By John W. Whitehead
Americans must break free of the apathy-inducing turpor of politics, entertainment spectacles and manufactured news.   Continue

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Please Don't Go
By Stephanie Rainey - Video and Lyrics
I'll hold your hand till it goes cold.
I'll hold my tears until you go.
With all the life that leaves your bones,
it soaks the purpose from my own.
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Turkish army says 34 PKK militants killed in Northern Iraq air strikes: The Turkish military said on Tuesday 34 militants from the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in its latest air strikes on the group's camps in northern Iraq's Qandil mountain region.

More than 20 ISIS elements killed and injured in Fallujah: The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Jihad Brigades forces reported destroying ISIS headquarters and three headquarters of terrorists in a rocket attack in Alsejar area north of Fallujah

Turkish Foreign Minister: US, Turkey to launch ’comprehensive’ anti-ISIL operation: Detailed talks between Washington and Ankara on the plans were completed on Sunday and regional allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan as well as Britain and France may also take part, Çavusoglu said in an interview. "The technical talks [were] concluded yesterday" he said

Turkey introduces visa requirements for Libyans; Turkey had been one of the few countries which Libyans could without a visa and became a major holiday destination for Libyans seeking to escape the chaos and violence gripping the oil producer four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

Dozens killed in Syria government air strikes: At least 30 civilians have been killed by Syrian government air strikes targeting Idlib province and Damascus suburbs, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Syria and a monitoring group said.

Islamic State releases images said to show destruction of Palmyra temple: Social media images claim to show militants blowing up 2,000-year-old temple of Baal Shamin in ancient Syrian city

14 killed as Yemen's government declares Taiz 'a disaster area': "The situation is awful and the fighting is happening on many fronts. All the hospitals have closed except for one, so there's a shortage of medical care," Taiz resident Abdul Aziz Mohammed told Reuters news agency.

In Yemen, Anti-Houthi Operations Confront Forceful Opposition: The Saudi-led offensive against rebels in Yemen has lost its initial momentum. After breaking out of Aden and advancing into the lightly defended areas of Lahj and Ibb provinces, anti-Houthi advances have now reached areas where forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, which include the Houthis, are more concentrated.

Saudis turn a blind eye as Qaeda gains ground in Yemen: Al-Qaeda has gained more ground amidst the chaos in Yemen -- this time in second city Aden -- but for now Saudi Arabia is turning a blind eye to its longtime enemy, experts say.

3 Saudi soldiers killed in action against Yemen rebels: Three Saudi soldiers were killed and three others wounded along the Yemeni border in the past 24 hours of fighting and by rocket fire and artillery shelling from Yemen's Shiite rebels, the Saudi military said.

3 Killed in Clashes between Rival Armed Groups in Refugee Camp in Lebanon: Three people were killed in clashes overnight and into Tuesday morning between rival armed groups in Ain al-Hilweh, the Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, near the Southern city of Sidon, medical sources said.

Central African Republic Militia Kills 42 People: Gunmen forced the vehicle to stop by shooting at its tires when it entered a village in the Bambari region, about 365 kilometers (227 miles) northeast of Bangui, the capital, Bernard Bapou, regional secretary for the Red Cross, said by phone on Tuesday, citing the only passenger who survived.

Child bomber kills up to six in northeast Nigeria: Witnesses reported seeing a “young girl” trying to get into the station in the Yobe state capital Damaturu around 7:00 am and refusing to be searched by security guards at the gate before blowing herself up.

Libya: Air raids in Sirte. ISIS kills four: Terror reigns in Sirte. Military fighter aircraft bombed ISIS positions Tuesday morning with an imprecise number of victims.

Libya wants international air strikes against ISIS: "People are dying, are crucified, are disinterred from their graves, are burned alive. Libyans don't understand why the international community doesn't wake up to these dangers."

14 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Clashes in Afghanistan : At least 14 members of the insurgent Taliban movement were killed in clashes with security forces in various parts of Afghanistan, authorities reported today.

NATO fighting to prevent Taliban taking opium-growing Helmand town: U.S. forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and U.S. soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.

U.S. Army Reopens Criminal Inquiry Into Afghan Civilians’ Murders: The United States military has reopened a criminal investigation into a series of at least 17 murders of civilians in 2012 and 2013 for which Afghan officials blamed an Army Special Forces team

S Korea stops cross-border broadcast in deal with North: Deal comes after Pyongyang expressed regret over recent wounding of South Korean soldiers.

U.S. to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe: The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday.

Map shows how enormous US military spending really is: Not only does the US defense budget equal about half the world's total military spending, but a huge chunk of the rest of the total is spent by close American allies

After Libya beatings, migrant teen dies on eve of Italy arrival: A 15-year-old Somalian who survived beatings and forced labour in Libya died on the final stretch of his journey to Europe, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Wave of desperate refugee board trains toward EU: Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

Record number of refugees enter Hungary from Serbia: More than 2,000 refugees crossed frontier on Monday, just days before Hungary completes a border fence.

'The wave has reached us:' EU gropes for answers to refugee surge: A surge in refugee, many of them from Syria, hit Hungary's southern border on Tuesday, passing through gaps in an unfinished barrier to a Europe groping for answers to its worst refugee crisis since World War Two

Suspected arson attack on German refugee shelter: The hall in the eastern town of Nauen, located 15km west of the capital Berlin, had been redesigned to house about 130 asylum seekers, who were awaiting transfer to permanent housing locations.

El Salvador Declares Gangs Terrorist Organizations: El Salvador’s two most powerful gangs, Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha, are now considered terrorist organizations by the Salvadoran government, after a Supreme Court ruling Monday found the gangs’ actions “indiscriminately” affect the “fundamental rights of the population.”

California Democrats Say Decree Against Venezuela Violates Law: The Central Committee of California Democratic Party (CADEM) passed a resolution urging President Barack Obama to repeal the decree that imposed sanctions on Venezuela and branded the country an "extraordinary threat” to the United States.

Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces: Bulk of remaining detainees – who US politicians refer to as ‘worst of the worst’ – were rounded up by Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security services.

China's Central Bank Injects $23.4 Billion as Yuan Intervention Drains Funds: China’s central bank injected the most funds via open-market operations in six months and cut lenders’ reserve ratios, adding cash as it buys yuan to prop up the exchange rate and tries to arrest a stock-market slide.

US stocks surge after China cuts rates to help economy: The move erased some of the stock market's heavy losses from a day earlier when concerns over a slowdown in China's economy rattled global markets and knocked down the Dow Jones industrial average more than 588 points.

Chinese Central Banker Blames Fed For Market Rout: While the western mainstream media meme is that "this is all China's fault" - despite the fact that the real break happened after the FOMC Minutes last week - Xinhua reports that China central bank blames wide-spread expectations of a Fed rate hike in September for the global market rout... demanding The Fed "remain patient."

US oil finishes below $40 for first time since 2009: US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for October delivery dropped $2.21 to $38.24 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its first below-$40 close since February 2009.

Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship: - Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States to be American citizens, amid a campaign row over immigration.

 

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
 

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world: By David Armstrong

The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
 

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
 

The president's real goal in Iraq: By JAY BOOKMAN

29 September 2002. - The official story on Iraq has never made sense.
 

The Project for the New American Century: By William Rivers Pitt

02/25/03 - The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
 

Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy: By WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT

A highly classified British memo, leaked in the midst of Britain's just-concluded election campaign, indicates that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by summer 2002 and was determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policy.
 

UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse": By Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
 

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises: in Kashmir, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.
 

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map? - Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .

 

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Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


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