Rand Paul Is Wrong. Leave Iraq Alone!
By Jacob G. Hornberger
Forget declaring war on the Islamic State. The U.S. government has done
enough damage in Iraq.
Hagel's Departure Should Open Debate on Obama's
By Medea Benjamin
The ISIL crises has also been used as a justification for not cutting
the Pentagon budget, as required by sequestration.
Hagel Didn't Start the Fire
By Patrick J. Buchanan
U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the "decisions" that
produced the "incredible debacle"? Who made them? Who supported them?
Gilad Atzmon on Ed Miliband, The Labour and the
Gilad Atzmon elaborates on the dominance of Jewish lobby in the UK and
Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means
By Paul Craig Roberts
The greed and stupidity of the rich are creating ideal conditions for
violent revolution. Karl Marx might yet triumph.
Trotsky at the IMF
Does the Name "Strauss-Kahn" Ring a Bell?
By Mike Whitney
Do you know why the bigwig plutocrats hated DSK?
Why I Stopped Spending My Time on Politics…
And Why I Think You Should Too
By Paul Rosenberg
If there’s one area of life in which humans have failed to evolve, it’s
100 killed in fresh 'Congo massacre':
The carnage took place on Thursday near Beni in North Kivu province,
where mainly Muslim Ugandan rebels have been blamed for killing more
than 200 civilians in gruesome machete attacks since October, and where
the UN wants "negative forces" to be neutralised.
Nigeria : Female Suicide Bombers Kill 45 in
Maiduguri Market Blasts: Two female
suicide bombers have detonated devices in a crowded market in the
northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to witnesses and
police. A local health worker told AFP news agency that at least 45
people were killed in the explosions
Second airstrike hits airport in Libya's capital:
An airstrike hit the last functioning commercial airport in Libya's
capital Tripoli for a second day running on Tuesday, residents said, as
a power struggle in the oil-rich nation intensified.
33 IS Militants Killed in Iraq's Mosul, Two Towns
Retaken: At least 33 militants of the
Islamic State (IS) died Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the
surrounding area, including a leader who was responsible for the sale of
kidnapped Yazidi women
10 dead, 31 hurt in Baghdad car bombing:
A car bomb exploded in a crowded Shiite-majority area of the Iraqi
capital on Monday (early Tuesday in Manila), killing at least 10 people
and wounding at least 31, security and medical officials said.
Turkey trains 230 Iraqi Kurdish fighters in N
Iraq: - Turkish Armed Forces has
trained 230 Iraqi Kurdish fighters of autonomous administration in
northern Iraq and will continue the training as long as needed, local
Hurriyet Daily News reported on Tuesday.
Rand Paul to introduce resolution declaring war
on ISIS: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky,
says he will introduce a bill to declare war on Islamic State in Iraq
and Syria (ISIS) once Congress comes back into session in December.
He'll also use the same bill to terminate the authority granted by the
2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and set a date
for expiration of the 2001 AUMF.
Another Iraq Failure by Petraeus: Graft-Ridden
Military: It turns out that while he
was gaining accolades for training Iraqi troops, Petraeus was in reality
creating a system in which Iraqi officers were able to siphon off the
billions of dollars the US wasted on the whole training operation:
Yemeni forces kill 7 kidnappers, free 8 hostages:
Yemeni security forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in
a special operation in which seven al Qaeda kidnappers were also killed,
the country's supreme security committee said.
AIPAC urges Congress to pass new Iran sanctions:
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said it was “essential” for
Congress to pass new Iran sanctions now that a deadline for nuclear
talks has been extended.
Egyptian president says his regime is ready to
protect Israel: Egyptian President
Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi told an Italian newspaper that his country is ready
to send troops to Palestine in order to guarantee Israel's security and
work jointly against terrorism.
Possible presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren
meets Netanyahu: While there are two
full years before the 2016 US presidential race, the parade of possible
candidates to Israel began Monday afternoon in Jerusalem with a meeting
between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Prime Minister
U.S. to leave more troops than first planned in
Afghanistan: sources: The United
States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in
Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other
contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge
of the situation.
It takes 28 civilian lives to kill a single
terrorist leader – UK human rights group:
The statistics are the most striking in 10 years: attempts to kill 41
terrorist leaders resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people,
the vast majority – civilians and families.
Drone Strikes Never Kill 'Humans':
News organizations should stop reporting that "militants" were killed
when they can confirm no such thing. The Obama administration's lethal
drone strikes are at their most morally objectionable when the CIA
doesn't even know the identities of the people it is killing—a fact it
obscures by dubbing all military-age males who are killed "militants."
Chuck Hagel forced to step down as US defense
secretary: The US defense secretary
has been fired after less than two years in office as the White House
reorders a national security strategy upended by the Islamic State
Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's
Secret Afghanistan Reversal: Obama,
for good or bad, has decided to extend the war he said he was ending.
This report did not produce a cable news frenzy or a storm of tweets.
Man detained by US for 10 years can sue Britain
for damages, says High Court: A
Pakistani man who was detained by US forces in Afghanistan for a decade
has won a legal challenge which will allow him to sue Britain for
India's BJP seeks gains in Kashmir elections:
Voters are going to the polls in India's Jammu and Kashmir state where
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP is trying to win power for the first
Collective defense partnership: Russia, Abkhazia
sign alliance: The new agreement
supersedes an older document adopted back in 2008, when Russia
recognized Abkhazia as an independent state after an ill-fated attempt
by Georgia to seize control of the region along with South Ossetia.
NATO, EU Criticize Accord Between Russia and
Breakaway Abkhazia Region: NATO
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement that the
"so-called treaty," signed Monday, did not contribute to a peaceful and
lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia and the Western alliance
would not recognize it.
France postpones Mistral delivery to Russia over
Ukraine 'until further notice':
President Francois Hollande has decided to suspend delivery of the first
Mistral-class ship to Russia "until further notice," citing the
situation in Ukraine as the reason, media reported an Elysee Palace
Russia puts losses from sanctions, cheaper oil at
up to $140 billion per year: "We're
losing around $40 billion a year because of geopolitical sanctions, and
about $90 billion to $100 billion from oil prices falling by 30
percent," he told a news conference, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov
said on Monday.
'Regin' malware comes from western intelligence
agency, say experts : If China and
Russia are ruled out, that would leave the US, UK or Israel as the most
Live coverage: Riots in Ferguson after grand jury
decision: — A white police officer
will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in
a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the
Buildings in Ferguson, Mo. burn as riots follow
grand jury decision: Fires continue
to destroy multiple buildings in Ferguson, Missouri — fires started by
rioters. People also continue to loot and vandalize businesses, though
protest crowds had dwindled significantly in some parts,
Outrage across US over Ferguson ruling:
Decision not to charge police officer over death of unarmed black
teenager Michael Brown prompts protests across the US.
Video from Ferguson:
Michael Brown family statement on Ferguson grand
jury decision: Michael Brown's family
released the following statement in response to the grand jury's
decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson:
Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told
the Ferguson grand jury: In an
unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony
that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's death have been released
to the public.
How Darren Wilson avoided criminal charges for
killing Michael Brown: The Ferguson
police officer was entitled to use deadly force for two reasons, but
both contradict eyewitness accounts. So how might have a grand jury
Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug,
child-abuse homicides: In the past
five years, more Utahns have been killed by police than by gang members.
Or drug dealers. Or from child abuse.
Canada moving toward American-style inequality:
Robert Reich: The U.S. and Canadian
economies are growing too slowly, he says. And many wealthy people or
corporations, he said, are putting their money in places where they can
get the highest return – but that kind of investment isn’t what creates
November 24, 2014
Opening the Gates to World War III
By Paul Craig Roberts
The American people are clueless that Washington is on the brink of
starting a dangerous war.
Observations On President Putin’s Call Upon US
Not To Meddle In Russia Affairs
By Peter Koenig
Mr. Putin’s seemingly ‘bold’ statement is very much supported by facts.
The western predatory economic system is decaying fast.
Israel – America’s Biggest Frenemy
By Justin Raimondo
Israel today is a tyranny on the order of the old South Africa, with one
added factor: they are armed with nuclear weapons.
U.S. Among Only 3 Countries Officially Backing
By Eric Zuesse
In a U.N. vote, the United States, Ukraine, and Canada — voted against a
resolution to condemn racist facsism, or “nazism,”
Tony Blair, “Infanticide Endorser” is Rewarded by
“Save The Children”
By Felicity Arbuthnot
On 19th November, the Butcher of Baghdad, Dodgy Dossier Master,
Sanctions Endorser, was awarded Save The Children’s Global Legacy Award
at a Gala Charity at The Plaza in New York.
Hillary and Henry Sitting In A Tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G-E-R!
By Sheldon Richman
It says a lot about former secretary of state and presumed presidential
aspirant Hillary Clinton that she’s a member of the Henry Kissinger Fan
Language Has the Power to Disarm the Concerned
By Steven Poole
Let’s say you want to push through a massive programme of
anti-democratic corporate protection over two continents.
Why We Need Professional Revolutionists
By Chris Hedges
The revolutionists call on us to ignore the political charades and
spectacles orchestrated by our oligarchic masters around electoral
"No Individual Can Save A Nation"
Mos Def and Cornell West on 9/11, Islamic Terror, Etc.
Kenyan security forces have killed more than 100
suspected al-Shabaab members killed:
Suspected members of the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab were
pursued into Somalia after massacring 28 people on a bus, Deputy
President William Ruto said on Sunday.
Al-Shabab denies Kenya reprisal over bus raid:
Somalia’s rebel group, al-Shabab, has denied claims by Kenyan
authorities that more than 100 of their fighters, who allegedly
masterminded an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, were killed by Kenyan
As many as 50 killed in new attack by Boko Haram
militants in Nigeria: More than 25
people have been killed in a new attack in Nigeria by the militant
Islamist group Boko Haram. Some reports say the death toll is closer to
British elite unit in Iraq, kills hundreds of
ISIS militants: Report: British SAS
troops have been conducting secret missions that have killed hundreds of
Islamic State militants. Using quad bikes and 4x4’s in Iraq, they have
been seeking out enemy forces usually at night, killing up to eight
terrorists a day.
License to kill! SAS given permission to kill
British jihadis in Iraq and Syria:
"The SAS are effectively on a "kill only" mission. We don't want to
bring them back to the UK to stand trial and boast about the atrocities
they committed and the videos they made. They can die in the dirt in
Iraq. They sowed the whirlwind, now they can reap it."
U.S. plans to arm Iraq’s Anbar tribesmen:
Washington plans to buy arms for Sunni tribal members in the western
province of Anbar including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar
Syria: 22 fighters from ISIS killed by IEDs, and
air strikes in Der-Ezzor: The number
of fighters from the IS who were killed yesterday in Der-Ezzor,
including 6 Non-Syrian fighters ( 1 Tunisian and 1 Saudi ) were killed
by an IED exploded in their car in al-Bokamal, and 13 fighters killed by
government air strikes
Fighters from Syrian al Qaeda wing close in on
Shi’ite village: The insurgents
advanced overnight on al-Zahra, north of Aleppo city, seizing territory
to the south and also trying to take land to the east in an attempt to
capture the village, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human
IS downs Syrian war jet over Deir al-Zour:
The Syrian war jet was seen falling on a mountain overlooking Deir al-Zour
after it was shot by the IS, said the Syrian Observatory for Human
US air strikes in Syria driving anti-Assad groups
to support Isis: Fighters from the
Free Syrian Army and several Islamic military groups say Isis is gaining
allies or truces due to US bombings
Israel army kills Palestinian farmer in Gaza:
Gaza's health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra identified the dead man
as 32-year-old Fadel Mohammed Halawa, saying the bullet had hit him in
Israeli cabinet approves 'Jewish state' bill:
The Israeli cabinet has approved a bill declaring Israel a Jewish state
in a controversial move seen as intensifying discrimination against
Arabs residing in occupied territories.
Netanyahu to push for bill to revoke residency of
"terrorists" and their families: Bill
currently in the works would also void the offenders and their families'
Netanyahu: Recognition of Palestine's Statehood
by France Would Be Reckless: “Of
course we're worried by the vote on recognition of Palestinian state in
French parliament; it's an irresponsible move," Netanyahu stated.
Netanyahu: Israel worried by Iran talks, no deal
is better than a bad deal: Obama:
Even if deal is reached, we still have problems in terms of Iran's
attitude toward friends like Israel.
Iran nuclear talks extended until end of June:
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday negotiators were still
having "consultations" on a final agreement that meets both U.S. demands
for strict curbs on Tehran's nuclear program and Iran's push for
sanctions relief, also suggesting that moves toward an immediate deal
had not yet been abandoned.
Afghanistan suicide attack kills 57 people:
The death toll of the suicide attack targeting a volleyball tournament
in eastern Paktika province of Afghanistan rose to 57, leaving 60 others
wounded, said officials on Monday.
Two U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in bomb
attack in Afghan capital: sources:
"It was a magnetic bomb," said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.
"It was either attached to the vehicle belonging to the foreigners or it
was planted and detonated remotely."
Obama extends combat mission in Afghanistan:
The US President Barack Obama has secretly signed an order that expands
the United State's direct combat role in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Afghanistan Quietly Lifts Ban on Nighttime Raids:
In some cases the raids will include members of American Special
Operations units in an advisory role, according to Afghan military
officials. That news comes after published accounts of an order by
President Obama to allow the American military to continue some limited
combat operations in 2015
4 Sunni Groups Responsible For 66% Of All
Terrorism Related Deaths In 2013: Report:
Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror
fatalities in 2013. In order of deadliness, they were the Taliban in
Afghanistan and its Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) affiliate in
neighboring Pakistan; al-Qaeda and its various affiliates; ISIS and its
al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) precursor; and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Pentagon's Budget Bamboozle:
Lawmakers should look very closely at the latest Pentagon funding
request. The administration released budget details of the $5 billion
“amendment” to its request for the Pentagon’s Overseas Contingency
Operations to “degrade and ultimately defeat” the Islamic State group.
Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine,
blames West for frosty ties:
President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with
Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself
to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'.
Putin Tells New U.S. Envoy Ties Must Be Based On
Equality: President Vladimir Putin
says that Russia is ready for cooperation with the United States as long
as Washington treats Moscow as an equal, respects its interests, and
refrains from interfering in its affairs.
Vladimir Putin: We are strong because we are
right: Vladimir Putin talks about the
"fifth column" and oil prices "plot" and argues with Russian philosopher
sanctions aimed at regime change in Russia' – Lavrov
: Video -
Russia Warns U.S. Against Arming Ukraine:
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in Moscow
that a U.S. official's suggestion Washington should consider sending
arms to Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels have been fighting government
forces since April, sent a "very serious signal."
US arms Ukraine through back door:
Lithuania to supply Ukraine with military aid:
Lithuania is to provide Ukraine with some military aid to help in its
fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country,
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday.
US Congress pro-Ukraine lobby may press through
for weapons to Ukraine : Amid the
Ukrainian crisis the U.S. should supply high-precision weapons,
artillery guns, tanks, armoured vehicles and air defence systems to
Kiev, adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister said
McCain slams Obama for not providing weapons to
Ukraine: "All over the world,
including Eastern Europe, confidence in America is declining because of
our inability to act in order to help the Ukrainian people suffering
from Russian aggression," McCain said
US to Keep Sending Military Advisors to Ukraine:
State Department: State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said during a
press briefing that US will continue to send special teams to Ukraine to
provide security assistance in the form of advising and training the
country's military and medical staff.
NATO Jets Surrounding Russia: Before And After:
Based on the following "before" and "after" the Ukraine crisis pictures
of NATO warplanes located just off the Russian border...
Merkel's Spokesman Raps Russia After Report on
Aid to Ukraine Rebels: Igor Martinov,
the rebel-appointed administrative chief of Donetsk, the region's
largest city, told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily that
Moscow was helping to finance public services and state pay and pensions
no longer funded by the Ukrainian government in Kiev.
Market manipulation of oil prices backfire on
those that start it - Putin: The
Russian leader suggested that the fall in oil prices is due to the sharp
increase in the production of shale oil and gas by the United States,
but questioned its commercial viability.
Some fund managers see oil falling to $60 without
OPEC cut: Some commodity fund
managers believe oil prices could slide to $60 per barrel if OPEC does
not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this week.
Edward Snowden awarded Stuttgart Peace Prize
: The former US intelligence contractor could not attend the ceremony.
He sent a message via a video to the organizers. “If we are to live in a
liberal society, we must stand and defend liberal values,”the
UK: New Security Bill will force online service
providers to keep log of users' activity:
Major online service providers, such as Google, will be legally obliged
to retain a log of users and the mobile phones or computers they have
accessed in case police and security agencies later need the information
More Mass Graves in Mexican Search for Missing
Students: Civilians and
nongovernmental organizations in Mexico found four more mass graves
Sunday, as part of the search efforts to locate the 43 students from the
Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College .
Students Issue Resignation Ultimatum to Mexican
President: Undergraduates of Teacher
Training Colleges in Guerrero state warn that they will intensify
protests if Mexican President Peña Nieto refuses to resign due to the
handling of the case of 43 missing students.
Mexico Summons Uruguay Ambassador over Mujica's
Remarks: Mexico's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs has summoned the Uruguay’s Ambassador to Mexico,
following statements by Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who said Mexico
seems to be a kind of a “failed state.”
November 23, 2014
Israel Reconsiders Military Action Against Iran
By Jerusalem Post
Whether Israel still has the ability to strike Iran, without American
assistance, is an open question.
How The U.S. And Israel Support Al-Qaeda in South
By Moon Of Alabama
When the Obama administration said it bombed the "Khorasan group" in
north Syria experts wondered what that meant. There was and is no such
ISIS – Fighting The Modern Wahabis
By Eric Margolis
ISIS uses the idiom of Islam, but it’s a bloodthirsty mob of enraged
young men who understand little about Islam.
All-Out War in Ukraine: NATO’s ‘Final Offensive’
By James Petras
There are clear signs that a major war is about to break out in Ukraine:
Biden in Kiev on US Regime-Change Victory Tour
By Finian Cunningham
In spite of a dearth of evidence, Western governments, NATO and the
Western mainstream media continue to assert that Moscow is the guilty
party for the conflict in Ukraine.
West 'Seeks Russia Regime Change' Lavrov
The West doesn’t want to change Russia’s policies. They want a regime
change. Practically nobody denies that”
Washington Plays Russian Roulette
By Pepe Escobar
So the logic of escalation is on. The economically devastated EU is a
joke; the only thing that counts for the US is NATO.
Readers Comments Show anti-Putin Propaganda Not
By Mike Whitney
Readers Comments Show anti-Putin Propaganda Not Working.
In Israel, Only Jewish Blood Shocks Anyone
By Gideon Levy
Murder by ax is more appalling than murder by rifle.
The US War Industry
Blazing The Terrorism Trail
By CJ Werleman
There are “more than 1,200 government organisations and nearly
2,000 private companies working on counterterrorism, homeland security,
and intelligence programs,”
Obedience is the True Character Flaw
By Paul Street
We can and must reverse the prevalent establishment psychological
messaging on radical dissent and mass obedience
Up to 80 people killed by suspected Ugandan
rebels in Congo: group: Suspected
Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels have killed between 50 and 80 people in attacks
near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, slitting the throats of many of
their victims, local sources and witnesses said on Friday.
28 people killed in Kenya bus attack:
Al-Shabab fighters from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and
killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the
rest of the passengers, police officials said.
Children 'killed and snatched by Mali rebels':
Suspected al-Qaeda-linked rebels have kidnapped 10 children and killed
two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali, capping a week of
violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian
military official said.
Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar:
WHO warns of deadly disease spreading in densely populated capital city
with weak healthcare system.
Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen
near Ramadi: officials: Islamic State
militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a
village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local
officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to
the radical Islamists.
Iraq: ISIL launches fierce assault on Iraq's
Ramadi: Major offensive under way in
capital of Anbar, where only a few small areas of province remain under
government control. Tens of Iraqi soldiers had been abducted near Ramadi
while at least 20 Iraqi soldiers and eight ISIL fighters had been killed
in the fighting.
Iraqi forces repel Islamic State attack on Ramadi:
The Islamic State offensive, which began on Friday, was described as the
militants' most ambitious effort yet to seize Ramadi, about 95
kilometres west of the capital, Baghdad. Islamic State has controlled
parts of Ramadi and environs for months.
U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with
AK-47s, RPGs, mortars: The United
States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s,
rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle
against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a
Pentagon document prepared for Congress.
A breakdown of all the weapons the U.S. wants to
give Iraq to fight militants: Top
U.S. officials said earlier this month that they would ask Congress to
spend $1.6 billion in fiscal 2015 to help equip security forces across
Iraq. A new Defense Department document outlines what that money will go
Islamic State stockpiles silver, gold to make own
currency: The Islamic State is
accumulating gold, silver and copper in markets throughout northern and
western Iraq, dealers report, in an apparent effort to stockpile enough
precious metal to follow through on a pledge to mint its own currency.
U.S. has killed 910 people in Syria: monitor:
Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people,
including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic
State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict
said on Saturday.
12 Syrian soldiers killed near Damascus - SOHR:
At least 12 Syrian soldiers and pro-government militiamen were killed in
battles against Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist opposition groups in
Zabdean town, eastern Ghouta, on the rural outskirts of Damascus on
Russia accuses US of seeking to topple Assad:
Russia on Saturday said the US-led operation against Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists in Syria could be a guise for trying to
“surreptitiously” topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Bashar al-Assad Says 'Real' Cooperation Needed to
Crush Islamic State: "Terrorist
groups, led by IS, did not emerge from nothing but are the fruit of the
mistaken and aggressive policies of those who have waged war on Syria,"
state news agency SANA quoted him as saying.
Revealed: UK ‘mercenaries’ fighting Islamic State
terrorist forces in Syria:
The Britons appear to have been recruited
by an American called Jordan Matson on behalf of the “Lions of Rojava”,
which is run by the Kurdish YPG movement and whose Facebook page urges
people to join and help “send [the] terrorists to hell and save
Al-Qaeda in Yemen denounces ISIS:
Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch has denounced
ISIS for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq
and its plans to further expand its area of control.
Iran: Nuclear deal impossible before deadline:
A member of Iranian negotiating team in Vienna told an Iranian news
agency that Iran and the six main powers involved in the high-level
talks in the Austrian capital were discussing the possibility of
extending negations if the parties failed to arrive to an agreement
43 US Senators 'Alarmed' by Reports of Obama-Iran
Nuke Deal: Scathing letter by
Republican senators warns Obama against plans to circumvent Congress on
a deal with Iran.
Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian protests
across West Bank: Israeli forces
opened fire and injured dozens of Palestinians across the West Bank on
Friday, as hundreds marched in a number of cities and villages in
protest against the Israeli occupation and recent Israeli violence in
occupied East Jerusalem.
Abbas warns Israel against 'religious war':
His comments came as Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian protesters
in the occupied West Bank, amid growing fears that Israel wants to
change the status quo at Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif by allowing Jewish
Israeli mayor bans Arab workers from his city,
prompts outrage: The mayor of Israeli
city Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, has imposed a partial ban on employing
Arab-Israeli workers in his city
Majority of Jews in Israel support Ashkelon
mayor's decision to ban Arab workers:
A poll shows that a majority of Jews in Israel back Ashkelon Mayor
Itamar Shimoni's decision to ban Arab workers from constructing bomb
shelters in city kindergartens, Israel media reported.
Protesters clash with Bahraini forces, call
election ‘farce’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO):
Security forces in Bahrain have engaged anti-regime protesters with tear
gas as crowds of activists across the nation attempted to block the
streets in protest against parliamentary elections which they see as
farce and sham.
3 Afghan soldiers martyred following IED attack
in past 24 hours: Afghan armyAt least
three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred following
roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.
Obama signs order expanding U.S.
war on Afghanistan: NYT: U.S.
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader
military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New
York Times reported on Saturday.
Afghanistan parliament approves US, NATO
agreements: Afghanistan's parliament
has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington
allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of
3 killed as Ukraine accuses Russia of
cross-border shelling: One government
soldier was killed and 18 others wounded in confrontation with rebels,
according to the press service of the Ukrainian military operation. In
addition, two civilians were killed in eastern Ukraine in the past day,
the press service said
Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine:
Russia has 7,500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow
separatists have been fighting government troops for months, Ukraine's
defense minister said.
UK troops in largest armored deployment in
Eastern Europe for six years: Britain
is carrying out its largest armored deployment in Eastern Europe for six
years, in a joint exercise with Poland to reassure it in the wake of
Russia's (alledged) intervention in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense
said on Friday.
Joe Biden retreats from angry crowd in Ukraine:
Vice President Joseph R. Biden retreated from an angry crowd in Kiev
Friday when his Secret Service agents decided the situation was not
Chinese diplomat declares support for Russia's
approach toward Ukraine: China
supports Russia's position on measures aimed at overcoming the Ukrainian
crisis, says Gui Congyou, acting director-general of the Chinese Foreign
Ministry Department of European-Central Asian Affairs.
US, Canada & Ukraine vote against Russia’s
anti-Nazism resolution at UN: UN
General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a Russia-proposed resolution
condemning attempts to glorify Nazism ideology and denial of German Nazi
war crimes. The US, Canada and Ukraine were the only countries to vote
On The Looming Wall Of Chinese Defaults,
Restructuring Firm Warns "You Know It's Coming":
The news this week of China's largest corporate bankruptcy - Haixin Iron
& Steel Group - amid crashing iron ore and steel priceswas followed by
analysts noting it "will be followed by others
Petitioning Save the Children: Rescind or
apologise for giving an award to Tony Blair.
Tony Blair was jointly responsible for starting an illegal war. Had he
been a "Third World Despot" he would almost certainly have been charged
with war crimes.
UK Security Enforced Media Blackout of Government
Child Abuse: Two British newspaper
bosses claim that national security services prevented them from
publishing allegations of a government pedophile ring in the 1980s on
the grounds that it was intelligence that might damage national
UK police spied on reporters for years, docs
show: Freelance video journalist
Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown
paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his
life laid out in shocking detail.
UK: New web data powers plan for police:
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help
identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home
UK paved way for Sweden’s new demand for
Assange’s extradition: The decision
of the Stockholm Appeals Court to uphold the arrest warrant issued
against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over four years ago is the
product of high-level collusion between the Swedish, British and US
American Surveillance Now Threatens American
Business: A new study finds that a
vast majority of Americans trust neither the government nor tech
companies with their personal data.
School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training
Industrial Complex: In a long,
200-year history of US interventionism, covert action and troubling
support for repressive regimes, the story of the US Army School of the
Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, stands out as a grotesque
example of militarism run amok.
Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan:
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on
Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of
people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of
Ferguson grand jury decision not expected before
Monday: Multiple sources tell CBS
News that the announcement of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown
shooting case is not expected before Monday.
'Totally innocent' unarmed 28yo 'accidentally'
shot dead by NYPD police: A rookie
NYPD officer “accidentally” shot and killed an unarmed African-American
man in a staircase in a New York apartment block. It happened as
Ferguson is tensely waiting for a grand jury decision on a police
officer who shot Michael Brown.
Europe Veering From US Abyss Over Russia?
By Finian Cunningham
American politics is arguably the most corporate-controlled,
brainwashed, intellectually devoid and dangerous institution that the
world has ever known.
Delusional US ‘Group Think’ on Syria, Ukraine
By Robert Parry
Despite the craziness of this we-must-take-out-Assad thinking, it has
become the “group think” of Official Washington.
Black Flags In Libya
Samantha Power Warns Against Intervention Fatigue
By Moon Of Alabama
U.S. leadership is needed now more than ever amid global threats.
Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan
By Kathy Kelly
There are numerous, obvious solutions to problems in Afghanistan which
NATO countries could consider, could even attempt if the alliance wasn’t
there for the mineral wealth.
The Biggest Threat to Democracy and Freedom
By Jacob G. Hornberger
Ike was right about the grave danger to democracy and freedom posed by
national-security state governmental apparatuses. Just ask Egyptians. Or
Mexico in Turmoil
By Mel Carriere
Is it any wonder, then, that the chefs who cook the news have been
keeping a tight lid on the simmering Mexican pot?
US Political Prisoners Seek Justice at UN
Committee on Torture
By Glen Ford
They say that charity begins at home – and so, it should be added, does
Ferguson and the 'Us vs. Them' Illusion
By Robert Koehler
gun sales at local shops are through the roof and the local Klan is
stirring, distributing fliers warning protesters that they've awakened a
Wall Street is Taking Over America’s Pension
By Murtaza Hussain
“There is a massive transfer of power and wealth happening from the
public to Wall Street, through pensions,”
JPMorgan Chases Profits
By Christopher Brauchli
JPMorgan had discovered yet another way to make money at the expense of
its customers. It did this by ignoring part of the bankruptcy laws.
At least 60 people killed in Iraq:
Dozens of people killed including 38 ISIL
militants in clashes between militants and Iraqi army.
U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before
Congress OKs funds: Some of the 1,500
new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their
fight against Islamic State militants will deploy to the country in the
next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the
Pentagon said on Thursday.
‘Can’t guarantee’ no civilians were killed in
anti-ISIS bombings, Canadian military says:
Navy Capt. Paul Forget, a spokesman for the country’s operations
command, said there’s no way to know for certain if Canada’s most recent
two missions caused any civilian casualties.
Syrian army kills tens of 'terrorists' near
Kobane: Report: The Syrian troops on
Thursday killed tens of "terrorists" in the countryside of the
predominantly Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane, in
northern Syria, according to the state news agency SANA.
Al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front attacks Syrian
government-held town in Golan Heights:
The insurgents were locked in street fighting with government troops in
the city centre overnight and were pushed back to the outskirts on
Thursday, activists said. Thousands of Baath City's 30,000 residents
have already fled.
Mutiny Inside Yemen's Special Forces:
Officers suspected to be loyalists of ousted President Ali Abdullah
Saleh are leading a mutiny inside the headquarters of an elite
paramilitary unit, seeking to oust their commander on Thursday,
officials said. The officials say gunfire was heard Thursday afternoon
inside the Special Forces headquarters
45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria:
Boko Haram have killed at least 45 people in a village near Mafa city in
the northern Nigerian state of Borno, media reported citing municipal
sources and witnesses.
Six killed in CAR clashes:
Six people were killed and around 10 were injured in western Central
African Republic during clashes pitting Christian militia fighters
against UN peacekeepers, a town residents and local journalist said on
U.S. kills six people in northwest Pakistan:
officials: Two missiles struck a
house in Mada Khel village of the North Waziristan tribal region near
the Afghan border on Thursday night, said a security official based in
Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan:
A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern
Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to
Ukraine: The United States plans to
increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries
of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide
weapons, U.S. officials said.
Biden Visits Ukraine as NATO Accuses Russia Over
Weapons: Russia’s military
intervention in Ukraine is “unacceptable” and separatist elections
earlier this month were a “Kremlin-orchestrated farce,” U.S. Vice
President Joe Biden said during a visit to Kiev.
EU disburses 260-million-euro loan to Ukraine:
The EU has disbursed 600 million euros (USD 768 million) under two EU
MFA programs this year. Another 750 million euros (USD 960 million)
remains available under the two programs, provided Ukraine shows
satisfactory progress with the accompanying reforms,
Tony Blair honoured with Save The Children's
Global Legacy Award : Tony Blair was
last night recognised for his humanitarian work at a glamorous gala to
raise funds for a global children's charity – in front of guests
including Lassie the dog.
US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia,
Slovakia: The release of the men,
four Yemenis and a Tunisian, brings the prison population to 143, about
100 fewer than when President Barack Obama took office pledging to close
the detention center.
Ayotzinapa protests in Mexico:
Hundreds of thousands Mexicans marched Thursday. Despite the threats of
the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto of further force against
protestors, the Ayotzinapa missing students protests all around Mexico
are still ongoing
Obama extends deportation reprieve to 5 million
undocumented immigrants: President
Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform
Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5
million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents
or spouses of legal residents.
Torture Report Fight Erupts In Chaos:
"It makes a lot of people who did really bad things look really bad,
which is the only way not to repeat those mistakes in the future," he
continued. "The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public
to know about it."
Before Snowden, some in NSA warned of a backlash:
Dissenters within the National Security Agency, lwarned in 2009 that the
program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing
enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed,
current and former intelligence officials say.
Julian Assange: Swedish court rejects appeal to
lift arrest warrant: Ruling means
WikiLeaks founder still faces extradition to Sweden if he leaves Ecuador
embassy in London
Russell Brand : Why Are We REALLY Being Spied On?
Police arrest demonstrators ahead of expected
grand jury ruling in Michael Brown case:
The arrests are an escalation of the police crackdown on protesters
ahead of an expected grand jury ruling in the coming days on whether or
not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed unarmed
teenager Michael Brown in August.
2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong
Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom:
A Mother and her two older children told officers there was a 2-year-old
in the room. Police ignored them, told them to cover their ears, and
threw a smoke bomb into the room as the 2-year-old Justin stood near the