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Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

9/11, 3/11, 7/7, 11/13 = New York, Madrid, London, Paris

It's Not a War on Terror, it's a War on Intelligence...

NYT Editorial Slams “Disgraceful” CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key
A truly superb New York Times editorial this morning mercilessly shames the despicable effort by U.S. government officials to shamelessly exploit the Paris attacks to advance long-standing agendas. Focused on the public campaign of the CIA to manipulate post-Paris public emotions to demonize transparency and privacy and to demand still-greater surveillance powers for themselves...

Military Intervention Is the Problem, Not the Solution
The Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.

Putin – Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man
Almost everyone now recognises that Russia's military intervention in Syria to defeat the so-called Islamic State terror group was the right call to make. Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't crowing about it. He doesn't have to.

“No Ground Troops to Syria:” Obama's Smartest Move in Eight Years?

Stopping ISIS: Follow the Money
Wars are expensive. The recruitment and sustainment of fighters in the field, the ongoing purchases of weapons and munitions, as well as the myriad other costs of struggle, add up.

British air strikes on Isis in Syria: Labour MPs warn they will rebel if not given free vote on bombing
Cameron has warned that he would not 'outsource' decisions needed 'to keep our country safe' to the UN

Paris attacks: Saudi Arabia's King Salman donates $110m to set up anti-terror centre in wake of French shootings
King Salman said the fight against terrorism was 'the responsibility of the entire international community'

Paris Terror: Air Strikes Will Have Little Effect if They Are the Only Weapon in the War Against Isis
French aircraft have bombed Raqqa, Isis's capital, and hit an Isis training camp and a suspected arms depot according to a local monitoring group. But ten French planes dropping 20 bombs are unlikely to achieve very much because targets are concealed, dispersed and difficult to detect.

World unites after IS terror but strikes may backfire, experts say

Arab Nations' Intel Tips Often Go Unheeded in West
Iraq, Saudi Arabia Gave France Pre-Attack Warnings

Turkey Fans Boo Moment of Silence for Paris Attacks, Then Break Out Into This Chant

Someone Wants War with Russia

'War on civilized world': Medvedev urges powers to unite after Russian plane bombing, Paris attacks

Long-range bombers to fly anti-ISIS missions from Russia, Putin orders Navy to work with France

Report: Russian Plane Bomb Was in Cabin, Not Luggage
ISIS Picture Also Adds to Speculation of Passenger Detonating Bomb

Iran starts dismantling nuclear equipment, U.N. report says
Iran has disconnected almost a quarter of its uranium-enriching centrifuges in less than a month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, suggesting it is racing to implement an agreement restricting its nuclear activities.

Keep Assad in power to defeat Isis in Syria, says former UK military chief
General Sir David Richards says Cameron aim of dealing with Isis and getting rid of president at same time 'not plausible'

Assad: no political process while 'terrorists' in Syria

Russia To Ban All Food Imports From Ukraine
Russia has announced it will ban all food imports from Ukraine starting on January 1. Russian Economy Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev told TV channel Rossia-24 on November 18 that Russia was taking the action "because Ukraine has joined the sanctions against the Russian Federation -- economic and financial."

Senegal debates banning burqa to stop terrorists disguised in Islamic dress
Faced with the rise of Boko Haram in west Africa, Senegal is contemplating joining the Republic of the Congo, Chad, and Cameroon in outlawing the traditional garment worn by some Muslim women.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet
The AU has blasted the world's only permanent war crimes court for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya's deputy president to be dropped.

Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans, says Mugabe

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