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Russian Air Force destroys ISIS command center
Posted: Friday, October 2, 2015
Russian Air Force destroys ISIS command center, training camp (VIDEO)
Why the west should listen to Putin on Syria
Putin is right. Everyone knows Putin is right, that the only way forward in Syria, if not to eternal slaughter, is via the established government of Bashar al-Assad and his Lebanese and Iranian allies.
Russia in Syria: West has limited options in dealing with Moscow's air strikes
The West may complain that some rebel groups are being attacked, but cannot complain about bombing al-Qaeda affiliates
Should US Ally with Al Qaeda in Syria?
The new U.S. "group think" is that Russian President Putin broke his promise to attack only the Islamic State when his warplanes hit other rebel targets in Syria. But Putin never limited which terrorists he'd hit and the targeted rebel coalition includes Al Qaeda's affiliate, as Robert Parry reports.
Russia confounds US with Syria military moves
Officials: Pentagon weighs protections for US-trained rebels
US gives mixed signals over Russian air strikes on Syria
Europe, US Split Over Form of Syria Talks
Saudi Arabia demands Russia stop bombing raids because 'it's killing innocent victims'
The UN ambassador says the country has concerns about airstrikes on Homs and Hama 'where Isis forces are not present'
Chris Harper Mercer, Oregon college gunman, 'originally from the UK'
Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College In Oregon, 10 Reported Dead
Ten people were killed and seven were wounded Thursday in a shooting at a small community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Sheriff John Hanlin said Thursday evening that the toll had been revised downward from the earlier figures of 13 dead and at least 20 wounded. Names of the victims won't be released for at least a day, he said.
Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage
A gunman singled out Christians, telling them they would see God in "one second," during a rampage at an Oregon college Thursday that left at least nine innocent people dead and several more wounded, survivors and authorities said.
Russian strikes again expose US disarray
Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Russian strikes again expose US disarray
Russia Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
US Condemns Move, Syria Confirms They Asked Russia for Help
Finally some clarity about the Russian plans about Syria
Russia defends its military action in Syria
Russia admits targeting non-Isis groups in Syria as airstrikes continue
Russian combat aircraft have carried out a second day of airstrikes against Syrian rebel forces as Moscow admitted it had targeted groups other than Islamic State in coordination with the government in Damascus.
US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists
The New York Times in its recent article, "Russians Strike Targets in Syria, but Not ISIS Areas," attempts to frame Russia's recent actions in Syria as dishonest and dangerous.
Western-backed Syrian rebel group says hit by Russian air strikes
US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real
Putin: Claims Russian jets killed civilians in Syria emerged before airstrikes started
Syria: Thoughts On The Russian Air Support
Immediately after news of the first Russian strike the U.S. payed "Syrian Civil Defense" organization "White Helmets" posted propaganda claims of killed children. The picture it used to prove its claims had also been used on September 25, before the Russians started to bomb. Next came claims that the Russian had hit "moderate rebels" which the U.S. says are its good guys. To which Mark Adomanis snarked: The US couldn't find "moderate" rebels in 3 years. Apparently the Russians did in 24 hours.
Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group trained by CIA
Russia says its air strikes against Islamic State will not be extended to Iraq
Pentagon's top Russia official resigns
The Pentagon's top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria.
Regime Change as American as Apple Pie
Clandestine American-led interventions have fuelled the explosion in terror networks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Yet amid this American legacy of international violence, Obama was charged with painting a rose-tinted view of the world that was breath-taking in its distortion and absurdity.
French raid in Syria 'kills 12 child soldiers'
An activist group has said France's first air strike on Islamic State (IS) militants in Syrian territory killed 30, including 12 child soldiers.
3,842 Killed in Iraq during September
U.S. troops dispatched to Kunduz to help Afghan forces
Agreement Reached on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine
The deal, an extension of a broad agreement signed in February, covers the withdrawal of heavy weaponry of less than 100 mm from the eastern Ukrainian frontline.
Saudi Arabian Prince Makes Unprecedented Call for Removal of King in Palace Coup
King Salman has presided over a serious of disasters during his short reign, including a drop in the price of oil, the war in Yemen and the recent deaths of over 800 pilgrims.
The father of the Saudi boy awaiting execution wants you to know one thing
UK helped Saudi Arabia get UN human rights role through 'secret deal' to exchange votes, leaked documents suggest
'The ministry might find it an opportunity to exchange support with the United Kingdom', leaked cable reportedly reads
Palestinian flag raised at United Nations headquarters
Addressing the UN General Assembly, Mr Abbas said it was unconscionable that the question of Palestinian statehood remained unresolved.
Israel's Netanyahu slams 'deceitful, inciting' Abbas UN speech
It's Britain that needs to 'move on' over slavery – away from the myths
During his tour of Jamaica this week, David Cameron dismissed the growing calls for Britain to apologise and pay reparations for the nation's role in the transatlantic slave trade. He argued that Jamaica needed to "move on" from that horrendous chapter in history, and spoke of Britain's pride in its role in abolishing the slave trade.
Flashback: David Cameron Says 'We Must Never Forget The Holocaust'
The Latin America WikiLeaks Files
US diplomatic cables reveal a coordinated assault against Latin America's left-wing governments.
Male Shooter Dead After 'Multiple Casualties' at College
So Obama Wants Talks with Putin on Syria?
Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015
U.S. State Department "Welcomes" News That Saudi Arabia Will Head U.N. Human Rights Panel
Last week's announcement that Saudi Arabia – easily one of the world's most brutally repressive regimes – was chosen to head a U.N. Human Rights Council panel provoked indignation around the world.
White House: Next Week's Planned Meeting Proves Putin 'Desperate'
US, Russia Both Insist Talks Were the Other Side's Idea
So Obama Wants Talks with Putin on Syria?
After more than a year of demonising Russia as a threat to world peace, all of a sudden the United States changes tack and wants to hold talks with Moscow over Syria. US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to hold talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.
Syria Claims Tacit Deal Between US, Russia on Ending War
Pentagon Says Possible 'Overlap' in US-Russia Interests
Russia Returns to the Middle East
It appears, surprisingly, the best place to be at this time is Moscow, where Putin received in quick succession the Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Turkish ruler Recep Erdogan.
After Netanyahu-Putin meeting, Israel military says it is coordinating with Russia on Syria
Russia builds up Syria airbase as US policy suffers setback
Russia Checks Western Lies on Syria
US Exploited Assad's Fight Against Al-Qaeda
The US government has been relying on its standard narrative that the Syria crisis emerged spontaneously after an "Arab Spring" inspired protest was violently suppressed by the Syrian government. The entire US intervention was justified on these grounds. Thus the Obama Administration, as it did in Ukraine, has attempted to disavow any role in fomenting the uprising and thus any responsibility for the violence that ensued.
Syrian Army Uses New Russian Jets to Strike ISIS in Aleppo
Fighters hoped the strike would break ISIS' siege of a nearby air base.
West and Turkey soften tone towards Assad regime
As the Syrian government began using newly acquired Russian aircraft to bomb ISIL positions this week, western countries, along with Turkey, have increasingly softened their tone on the Assad regime.
NSA head: Clinton server a 'priority' target for foreign agencies
The head of the National Security Agency told a Senate Committee on Thursday that Hillary Clinton's former email setup would be an "opportunity" for the U.S. if it had been used by a top foreign diplomat.
The CIA's Torture Defenders
An all-star cast teams up to spin their enhanced interrogation regime.
Croatia-Serbia border row escalates
The crisis caused by the flow of refugees through the Balkans is turning into a trade war between Croatia and Serbia. The two countries have upped border restrictions amid mutual accusations.
War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within
Chris Hedges explains the 'folly of Empire,' the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system.
Putin says dump the dollar
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015
Putin says dump the dollar
Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries.
Iran Deal Shored Up as More Senate Dems Endorse It
Pro-Deal Side Nears Filibuster Levels
Netanyahu vows to continue fight against Iran nuclear deal
Bribing Bibi and His Proxies to Behave
They won't anyway and it will cost us much more
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed in 71 US Airstrikes on ISIS
Centcom Not Even Investigating Most Incidents
Drowned Syrian toddler was denied asylum in Canada
Escaping Islamic State, Kurdi family was trying to reach North America with the help of aunt in Vancouver
Abusing Dead Syrian Children
Refugees threaten Europe's Christian roots, says Hungary's Orban
Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states
US, Saudi Arabia planned to stir up sectarian conflict in Syria: WikiLeaks
David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists
Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
White Guys Toting Loaded Assault Weapons Cruise Streets of Ferguson and Somehow It's All Cool With Police
White militiamen roam Ferguson with rifles while black men falsely arrested
Oath Keepers group say police allowed their weapons at protests, while group of young black men found to be unarmed after arrest on suspicion of carrying guns
Ferguson protests: state of emergency declared after violent night
St Louis County police take over operations in Ferguson a day after 18-year-old black man was shot by police after firing on unmarked vehicle
Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III
Anti-Iran Lobby President Steps Down, Now Supports Iran Deal
Former Sen. Lieberman to Assume Unspecified 'Leadership Role'
The amusing story behind Joe Lieberman's new gig
But United Against Nuclear Iran already had a chairman: Dr. Gary Samore, a scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, who led the group for two years. Why replace him with Lieberman?
Because Dr. Gary Samore has decided that the international nuclear agreement with Iran is a good idea.
Why Syria is Winning: Advancing Towards a Strategic Victory that will Transform the Middle East?
Syria is winning. Despite ongoing bloodshed and serious economic pressure, Syria is advancing steadily towards a military and strategic victory that will transform the Middle East. There is clear evidence that Washington's plans - whether for ‘regime change', for rendering the state dysfunctional or for dismembering the country on sectarian lines - have failed.
Russia, Saudis fail in talks to agree on fate of Syria's Assad
We're a year into the unofficial war against Isis with nothing to show for it
But don't take it from me - that's the conclusion of the US intelligence community itself. It's a tragic waste with no clear goal and no end in sight
Study: U.S. bombing has killed hundreds of Iraqi, Syrian civilians
Regional powers are making a mess of the Middle East
If you think European colonialism, Russian imperialism, Zionism and American militarism have made a mess of the Middle East over the past century, be prepared for worse. We have entered a wild new era in which actors within the region are driving new ideological tensions, civil conflicts and regional wars.
Yemen: amid food crisis, UN expert warns of deliberate starvation of civilians
As Yemen plunges deeper into conflict, which has left millions in need of humanitarian aid and wrecked healthcare systems, the country now finds itself in the midst of a major food crisis, a United Nations expert said today as she expressed concern over possibly deliberate starvation of civilians.
The Fear of Too Much Justice: Tariq Ba Odah and the Department of Defense
Federal lawsuit could reveal contents of 28 pages omitted from 9/11 report that allegedly implicate Saudi government
Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose. The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.
No-fly list uses 'predictive assessments' instead of hard evidence, US admits
In May filing, Justice Department and FBI officials admit stopping US and other citizens from travelling is based on what the government believes they might do
China stages biggest currency devaluation in 20 yrs to revive exports
US's Saudi Oil Deal from Win-Win to Mega-Loose
Who would've thought it would come to this? Certainly not the Obama Administration, and their brilliant geo-political think-tank neo-conservative strategists. John Kerry's brilliant "win-win" proposal of last September during his September 11 Jeddah meeting with ailing Saudi King Abdullah was simple: Do a rerun of the highly successful State Department-Saudi deal in 1986 when Washington persuaded the Saudis to flood the world market at a time of over-supply in order to collapse oil prices worldwide, a kind of "oil shock in reverse." In 1986 was successful in helping to break the back of a faltering Soviet Union highly dependent on dollar oil export revenues for maintaining its grip on power.
The Nuclear Deal with Iran
Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015
Chattanooga's bloody morning: one gunman, two crime scenes, four dead
At 10.45 on Thursday morning, the first shots went off in Chattanooga, a picturesque city at Tennessee's southern border. Within around 30 minutes, four US marines would be dead following an intense attack against two US military facilities by a lone gunman.
Britain will continue targeting Isil despite lack of Parliamentary approval
MPs demand Defence Secretary be called before the Commons after it emerges David Cameron was fully aware of the missions
The Nuclear Deal with Iran
Iran reached a landmark nuclear agreement with the U.S. and five other world powers, a long-sought foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama that sets the White House on course for months of political strife with dissenters in Congress and in allied Middle Eastern nations.
US/Israeli/Saudi 'Behavior' Problems
In Official Washington's latest detour from the real world, top pundits are depicting Iran as the chief troublemaker in the Mideast and saying the nuclear deal should hinge on Iranian "behavior." But the real "behavior" problems come from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., writes Robert Parry.
The GOP's Iran Dilemma
But before the party commits to abrogating the Iran deal in 2017, the GOP should consider whether it would be committing suicide in 2016.
AIPAC Forms New Anti-Iran Deal Lobbying Group
$20 Million Campaign to Span 30-40 States
Pro-Israel Aipac Creates Group to Lobby Against the Iran Deal
US Warns Israel Against Destroying West Bank Palestinian Town
Israel Has Repeatedly Demolished Town, Evicted Residents
More Than 2,800 People Are Dead in Yemen, So Why Is the Media Silent?
20 million face starving to death due to US backed bombing of Yemen
Abdulazeez and Abdulaziz
Salman bin Abdulaziz is one of the world's worst dictators. He has many prior infractions, such as publicly announcing becoming a rogue nuclear state, beheading and torturing hundreds of people and repressing millions, and is currently carrying out a war of aggression against one of the poorest countries in the world, Yemen, killing thousands of civilians and enforcing a blockade that risks starving millions, as Yemen imports almost all of its food. - See more at: http://www.empireslayer.org/2015/07/abdulazeez-and-abdulaziz.html#sthash.XeICXFCJ.dpuf
U.S. Air Force Is Supporting AlQaeda In Yemen And - Coming Now - Also In Syria
After five year delay, countdown to official launch of 'Africa's NATO' begins, but hurdles remain
The African Standby Force is a military force made up of only African troops that is supposed to intervene within two weeks of an eruption of violence
Tunisia hotel attack: At least 37 killed
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015
Tunisia hotel attack: At least 37 killed in town of Sousse, government says
At least 37 people, including foreign tourists, have been killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian town of Sousse, the health ministry says.
Chilling new details of Tunisia beach massacre: Killer joked as he selected his tourist victims before opening fire with an AK47
Tunisian PM warns that majority of 38 dead are British
Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage
Supreme Court Delivers 'Transformative Triumph' for Marriage Equality
Many in LGBTQ community urge, 'The work of the movement is far from over'
Suicide attacks kills 27 at Shiite mosque in Kuwait; ISIS affiliate claims responsibility
More than 220 wounded when explosion hits worshippers gathered for midday prayers.
French Salafist Attacks US Plant in Lyon: One Beheaded
Attacker Worked for Transport Company, Slain Man Was His Boss
US Drone Strikes Kill Nine 'Suspects' in Yemen
Officials Label Everyone Slain as 'al-Qaeda'
The Real Story Behind the Fort Dix Five Terror Plot
South Africa to review ICC membership after Bashir row
South Africa has said it will review its membership in the ICC after a row over its failure to arrest the Sudanese president. The court has issued an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir on genocide and war crimes charges.
US To Begin Invasion of Syria
Neocons Urge Embrace of Al Qaeda
The latest neocon gambit is to build support for "regime change" in Syria by downplaying the evils of Al Qaeda, rebranding it as some sort of "moderate" terrorist force whose Syrian affiliate is acceptable to Israel and supported by Saudi Arabia. But this audacious argument ignores reality, writes Daniel Lazare.
In Baghdad, Organized Destruction
Latin American Revolutions Under Attack
Dominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants
Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Dominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants
Haitians go into hiding as Dominican authorities are free to deport
Hundreds of buses have been leaving Santo Domingo for the border for the past week and as the deadline to register has passed – many fear mass deportations
Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification?
Shooters of color are called 'terrorists' and 'thugs.' Why are white shooters called 'mentally ill'?
This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting.
Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings "Terrorism" Again Shows It's a Meaningless Propaganda Term
...many African-American and Muslim commentators and activists insisted that the term "terrorist" be applied: because it looked, felt and smelled exactly like other acts that are instantly branded "terrorism" when the perpetrator is Muslim and the victims largely white.
War, Murder and the American Way
He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.
State Dept: Iran 'Supports Terror' for Backing anti-ISIS Militias
The State Department is struggling to make up its minds on the Iraqi Shi'ite militias in the ISIS war, declaring Iran to be financing "terror-related activities" for supporting those militias, which are the same militias fighting on the same side as the US in Iraq.
MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict
Britain's Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned.
WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables
Over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
FBI Agent: The CIA Could Have Stopped 9/11
Rossini, who was assigned to the CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at the time of the attacks, has long maintained that the U.S. government has covered up secret relations between the spy agency and Saudi individuals who may have abetted the plot. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a failed effort to crash into the U.S. Capitol, were Saudis.
Putin: Russian pipeline project to help Greece pay its debt
Putin reiterates support for Syria's Assad
Russia leader stands by Syrian President Assad and opposes use of external force to end the four-year conflict.
Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN
18-month civil war characterized by ethnic massacres, mass child abductions into service of warring militias
Confusing U(kraine)-Turn: Yanukovych Ousting Was Illegitimate - Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the country's constitutional court, asking the court to recognize the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 as illegitimate.
'Powerful People In The West And In Kiev Do Not Want A Ukrainian Settlement'
US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine
U.S. Sen. John McCain has said during a visit to Ukraine that it is shameful that Washington's European allies have not done more to assist Ukrainian forces in their quest to defeat Russian-backed separatists in the east.
We Are Expanding Freedom And Making Russia More Open: Putin
Moscow will respond in kind to seizure of its assets abroad - FM Lavrov
Moscow will take reciprocal action in response to the seizure of its foreign assets, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.
"Our response would be in kind. This is inevitable. This is the only way of acting in international affairs," he told RBK-TV in an intervew.
Who's Behind Asia-Pacific's Growing Tensions?
Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war
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