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Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion
For the first time in the nation's history, foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, according to the most recent Treasury Department report on major foreign holders of the debt, which includes the numbers through the end of June.

Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!

Who's Telling the 'Big Lie' on Ukraine?
Official Washington draws the Ukraine crisis in black-and-white colors with Russian President Putin the bad guy and the U.S.-backed leaders in Kiev the good guys. But the reality is much more nuanced, with the American people consistently misled on key facts, writes Robert Parry.

Ukraine's Poroshenko agrees 'ceasefire process' with Putin

Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators
U.S. sanctions against Russia are becoming a boon for Washington's lobbyists

Russia 'to alter military strategy towards Nato'

Russia threatens to release Putin's disputed phone call
Russia raised the stakes Tuesday over a disputed phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and head of the EU Commission president by threatening to go public with the conversation that the Kremlin said misquoted the Russian leader as saying he could be in Kiev within two weeks if he wanted.

Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

Arming Ukraine could lead to nuclear war: Lech Walesa

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies

Saudi scare story for Western intervention
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah elicited mockery over the weekend among informed circles after he issued a dire warning to Western countries on the imminent threat of terrorism from the Middle East.

To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia
Ramped up rhetoric on security makes no sense so long as the west cosies up to dictatorships that support fundamentalism

Remember Iraq? Former US intel officers warn Merkel against NATO images of Ukraine
With the escalating Ukrainian crisis towards the top of the agenda at this week's NATO summit in Wales, a group of former American intelligence workers is urging the alliance to be careful before crafting a response.

Memo To Washington: Iraq Is Not A Nation And You Can't Build One There With Bombs
Washington's strategy in Iraq is in shambles, but not just because America's spanker-in-chief is really a wimp at heart. The problem is far more generic. To wit, the geographic territory of Iraq is not a nation; it is an arbitrary series of lines on a map drawn 100 years ago by dandies in the foreign offices of two fading empires (the British and the French)—–which lines encircled numerous tribes, ethnicities and religious confessions that had no interest in sharing a common statehood.

Isis Isn't the first Group to Use the Butcher's Knife as an Instrument of Policy. Nor will it be the last
Chopping off someone's head or sawing it off or slicing it off is about gore. Blood. Pain. Grotesquerie. Death by the blade is about shame, suffering in an animal slaughterhouse. It's the most repulsive theatre, understood by the Romans, the Tudors, the French revolutionaries, the austerest guardians of Wahhabism. Colour it bright red.

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

Young European converts are swelling the ranks of Islamic State
Flocking of foreigners to Syria and Iraq is unprecedented, expert tells Haaretz.

More US Troops Headed to Iraq; Senate Bill Would Expand War to Syria
White House Insists No Decision Made on Attacking ISIS in Syria

Obama orders 350 additional troops to Iraq
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of an additional 350 American troops to Iraq, where they will be charged with protecting US diplomats and facilitates in Baghdad.

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

Can you smell what The Caliph is cooking?
Next week is the 13th anniversary of 9/11. And Washington is back to bombing… It's Iraq, all over again – an eerie echo of the most tragic of all post-9/11 developments: Shock and Awe.

Nusra Front sets demands for releasing U.N. peacekeepers
The al Qaida-linked rebels who captured dozens of Fijian United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last week have set demands for their release, including removal of the Islamist group from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the deaths of its comrades in fighting with members of the international force, the commander of the Fijian army said Tuesday.

Tense relations between U.S. and anti-Assad Syrian rebels
North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route.

Airstrike in Somalia by U.S. Forces Targets Shabab Leader
For nearly a decade, the United States has been trying to fight the Somali Islamist group known as the Shabab, using everything from its African allies and economic sanctions to American missile strikes and commando raids.

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

Fake cell phone 'towers' may be spying on Americans' calls, texts
More than a dozen "fake cell phone towers" could be secretly hijacking Americans' mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company claims. It is not clear who controls the devices.

Cop cam: Ferguson police to wear body cameras
Following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, which sparked three weeks of protests and violence, officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are now wearing body cameras to film their work.

Go Ahead and Enjoy Eating Fat: It's Better than Carbs, Major New Study Says
Seems that saturated fat may even be good for you.

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