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Washington Threatens The World
Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Washington Threatens The World
The consequence of Washington's reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

U.S. expands airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq
American warplanes and drones struck Islamist militants near this northern Iraqi city Friday, putting the U.S. military back in action in the skies over Iraq less than three years after the troops withdrew and President Obama declared the war over.

Ret. General: Obama's Iraq Goals 'Very Difficult' to Accomplish Without Ground Forces
Retired Gen. Carter Ham, who served as commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Mosul, Iraq, from 2004-2005, told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday that initial U.S. airstrikes against ISIS forces advancing toward the city of Erbil have "given pause" to the terrorist group, but that much more will need to be done to halt their progress.

Washington Opened The Gates Of Hell In Iraq: Now Come The Furies
The late, great critic of the American Imperium, Chalmers Johnson, popularized the salient concept of "blowback". That is, the notion that if you bomb, drone, invade, desecrate and slaughter—collaterally or otherwise—a people and their lands, they might find ways to return the favor.

The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil

Barack Obama Is Fourth President To Put Americans At Risk In Iraq: U.S. Should Stay Out And Leave The Fight To Others

Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

U.S. "Humanitarian" Bombing of Iraq: A Redundant Presidential Ritual

Officials: ISIS recruiting on the rise in Sunni areas of Iraq

Kurdish forces retake 2 towns from ISIS in northern Iraq

Maliki clings to power in Iraq despite criticism

Maliki spurned as Iraq president nominates new PM
Iraq moved closer to turning the page on Nuri al-Maliki's reign when an alternative prime minister was named on Monday (Aug 11) to steer the country out of a raging war and save it from breakup. "The country is in your hands," President Fuad Masum told Haidar al-Abadi after accepting his nomination by parliament's Shiite bloc, in a move immediately welcomed by the United States.

Was Putin Targeted for Mid-Air Assassination?
Official Washington's conventional wisdom on the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down blames Russian President Putin, but some U.S. intelligence analysts think Putin, whose plane was flying nearby, may have been the target of Ukrainian hardliners who hit the wrong plane, writes Robert Parry.

Putin says world must remember lessons of past wars
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has condemned political ambitions that threatened peace in Europe during the First World War, saying the international community should learn the lesson from the deadly conflict.

US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar
The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in the short term, in the long run these sanctions are just another step toward the dollar's eventual demise as the world's reserve currency.

Russia, China agree on more trade currency swaps to bypass dollar
The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed on a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments.

Hillary Clinton: 'Failure' to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS
The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

Barack Obama rebukes Syrian 'fantasy'
In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Barack Obama defended his administration's foreign-policy approach in the Middle East. In Syria, Obama said the idea that arming rebels would have made a difference has "always been a fantasy."

Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'

Before the fear of war, fear of fracking in Ukraine
The people of the Donbass, the country's gritty industrial region in the east, were not naive. They realized that gas pipelines crossing the border with Russia and the shale gas fields near Slovyansk with a potential reserve of about 3 trillion cubic meters of gas were the cause of constant tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Rebel leader calls for cease-fire in besieged Donetsk
A top separatist leader on Saturday admitted that Ukrainian forces had surrounded Donetsk, the stronghold of Russian-backed rebels, and called for a cease-fire on humanitarian grounds.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to accept election results

Four Civilians Killed in Attack on NATO Convoy in Kabul: Official

4 Afghan army soldiers, 18 militants killed in fresh wave of violence

Obama's Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International
The human-rights group reports the U.S. military systematically ignored evidence of torture and unlawful killings in Afghanistan as recently as last year.

Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report

US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes against Humanity
By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity by Israeli officials and commanders in Gaza.

Obama's 'helplessness' an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel
The turmoil gripping the Middle East is a direct result of the provision of cash, weapons and surveillance to Israel by the US, the latest Snowden leak illustrates. Obama's "helpless detachment" is just for show, the Intercept's Glenn Greenwald writes.

"The Israeli Dream": The Criminal Roadmap Towards "Greater Israel"?
Ethnic Cleansing Planned in the Middle East? History, Legality Ignored

Riots Over Michael Brown Shooting Erupt in Ferguson, MO.

FBI probes killing of black Missouri teen; mom urges non-violence

Protesters Attack Police Cars Loot & Torch QuickTrip Following Teen Killing Shots Fired (Video) ...Update: Rioting Spreads to Dellwood

Dad of Slain Unarmed Missouri Teen Michael Brown: 'We Need Justice for Our Son'

Clean up, calm Monday morning after violent night in Ferguson
A calmer dawn broke Monday morning after a night of protest and looting in Ferguson left broken glass and at least one burned-out building.

Trayvon Martin family attorney to represent slain Missouri teen

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