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Jan 20 08:01

Britain and Saudi Arabia: Partners in High Crimes

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended the indefensible on state-owned, operated and controlled BBC - discussing his regime’s policy of selling Saudi Arabia terror weapons.

They’re used for regional naked aggression, along with brutal internal repression. More on Britain’s deplorable policy below.
An earlier article discussed Cameron’s partnership with Washington and Riyadh.

They’re waging terror war on Yemenis, indiscriminately killing civilians, slaughtering them in cold blood, both countries choosing terror-bombing targets - including residential neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, mosques and other nonmilitary sites, committing slow-motion genocide, largely ignored by major media scoundrels.

Yemen is Obama’s war. Britain has its own imperial aims, both nations indifferent to unspeakable human suffering, wanting information on their complicity with high crimes suppressed.

Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 19 23:37

Week Fifteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: when no news is good news

The Russians are steadily degrading Daesh on many levels: they are hitting their command posts, their ammo dumps, their logistics and supply routes, their training bases, etc. Since a lot of those targets have now been destroyed, the Russians are also proving more and more close air support, that is to say that they are now flying sorties in direct support of Syrian army operations. There is also mounting evidence that Russian officers are now working closely with the frontline Syrian units.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 19 13:47

Saudi Airstrike Destroys Yemen Police Station, Kills 26

Saudi warplanes today attacked and destroyed a police station in the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, killing at least 26 people and wounding 15 others. The tolls are expected to rise, with locals saying as many as 30 others are unaccounted for and believed trapped under the debris.

Jan 19 11:22

Some Bad Ass History:Saladin!

Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub was born in the small town of Tikrit to Kurdish Muslim parents in the year 1137 CE. He would become one of the most influential and admired military leaders in medieval history; loved by his people and respected by his enemies for years to come.

Now Salah al-Din was renowned throughout the world for his ability to not be a dick to people. So when he took over the vast Arab territories, the Christian knight commander Raynald of Chatillon decided it would be cool to fuck with him and try to provoke him into a fight.

Finally, Salah al-Din was like, "OK seriously, fuck this guy." and he set out to kick the ass of Raynald of Chatillon.

Salah al-Din sold all the captured knights back to their families for hefty ransoms except for Raynald, who was executed because he had been both a total bitch and a pain in the ass.

Jan 19 09:16

America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia — two fundamentalist Sunni countries whose ruling families are (like the U.S. Government) hostile to countries that are ruled by Shiites, particularly Iran and Syria. (In Syria, most Shiites, including the leader Bashar al-Assad, are called Alawites.)

Jan 19 08:52

Blackwater Mercenaries Killed as Saudi-Led Invasion of Yemen Spirals Into Disaster

A war that you never read about (with good reason) is the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. This is mostly because responsible media outlets are too busy reporting on Russia's bloodless "invasion" of Crimea, and also because Saudi Arabia bombs at least one hospital or center for the blind each week. Nobody wants to embarrass a close ally with bad press, right?

Jan 19 00:12

A Veteran for Peace shadows the ROTC marchers at the MLK Parade -Long Beach Ca

From my friend, photographer Mike Chickey in Los Angeles: "A large and loud group of peace activists march in the Long Beach MLK parade including the Long Beach Area peace Network, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, OC Peace Coalition, Pacific Wind AND high school students from local peace clubs...Long Beach Rocks!"

Jan 18 21:16

Mad World Indeed

Jan 18 20:22

Syrians Have No Food, NATO/MSM Have No Shame: Madaya Starvation Photos Faked For Propaganda

But the truth is that Assad is not starving the people of Madaya. The people of Madaya are suffering because their village is overrun with the savages supported by NATO, the GCC, and Israel. Unfortunately,the Western media that insists upon calling them “rebels” and “activists” instead of what they are.

Jan 18 19:20

Jewish Extremists Suspected In Vandalization Of Historic Jerusalem Church

Israeli police discovered Hebrew graffiti Sunday on the walls of a famous Jerusalem church, in what appears to be the latest vandalism attack by extremist Jews.

Jan 18 18:02

Shin Bet uncovers Jewish extremist plot to destroy state

A lengthy investigation by the Shin Bet and Israeli Police has uncovered a plot to destroy the State of Israel and led to the indictment of two "hilltop youth" suspects in the murder of the Dawabsha family.

Jan 18 13:52

The international gangster

Is the U.S. government an international gangster? No doubt, America is one of the most aggressive nations in the world. The U.S. has fought by far the largest number of wars based on propaganda pretenses. It has broken the international laws of war, maintained secret prisons, bombed innocents in Libya and Syria for “humanitarian” reasons, armed terrorists in those countries, and trained and instigated them to overthrowing legitimate regimes. It’s droned-bombed wedding parties (see here and here) and hospitals.

Jan 18 12:22

The Vietnamization of the Middle East - Omar Ramadi January 2016

http://www.iiprc.org/the-vietnamization-of-the-middle-east.html

The Vietnamization of the Middle East?

By Omar Ramahi, IIPRC, January 3, 2016

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Independent International Political Research Center will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article.

Jan 18 12:14

European Leaders Fear The Refugee Crisis Will Tear The E.U Apart

Is this how "Europe" ends?

The Germans, founders and funders of the postwar union, shut their borders to refugees in a bid for political survival by the chancellor who let in a million migrants. And then -- why not? -- they decide to revive the Deutschmark while they're at it.

That is not the fantasy of diehard Eurosceptics but a real fear articulated at the highest levels in Berlin and Brussels.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, her ratings hit by crimes blamed on asylum seekers at New Year parties in Cologne, and EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker both said as much last week.

Juncker echoed Merkel in warning that the central economic achievements of the common market and the euro are at risk from incoherent, nationalistic reactions to migration and other crises. He renewed warnings that Europe is on its "last chance", even if he still hoped it was not "at the beginning of the end".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... incoherent, nationalistic reactions to migration..."!?!?!?!?

A short memo to EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker: you have personal protection of armed, crack shots 24/7 at your beck and call, to diffuse any threat to you whatsoever; you, sir, have obviously forgotten what it is like to be without this resource.

As reported at http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/01/07/muslim-male-refugee...

Two weeks ago the New York Times ran a story about the need to host classes in Norway and Denmark for Muslim men new to the country. The topic? Rape is wrong and unacceptable. A course manual sets out a simple rule that all asylum seekers need to learn and follow: “To force someone into sex is not permitted in Norway, even when you are married to that person.” In Denmark, lawmakers are pushing to have such sex education included in mandatory language classes for refugees. The German region of Bavaria, the main entry point to Germany for asylum seekers, is already experimenting with such classes at a shelter for teenage migrants in the town of Passau. Now, Germany is facing the same type of rape epidemic as progressive politicians continue to allow thousands of refugees, many of whom are military aged males, into the country. During New Years Eve celebrations in the western city of Cologne, dozens of Muslim men allegedly participated in rape mobs. They surrounded young women, touched them, raped them and stole their wallets and cell phones. Tensions surrounding how the situation is being handled are rising by the day. From ABC News: A string of sex assaults and robberies during New Year's celebrations in Germany has fuelled debate about the country's ability to integrate large numbers of migrants, after police said that men who targeted dozens of women in the western city of Cologne appeared to be of "Arab or North African origin."

As reported at http://www.dailymail.co.uk:

Vienna's police chief advises women not to go out on the streets alone Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers relieved of his duties over handling of New Year's Eve sex attacks

Sir, these attacks were real. The women being attacked do not have the luxury of having armed guards around them, 24/7, as you do. So please, when in your definition, does the outrage at such attacks, which has been clearly stated, become "incoherent"?!?

Because in the lexicon of the average European citizen, outrage at these attacks is justified. They shouldn't have happened in the first place.

So the question is, just what is the EU going to do to prevent this kind of behaviour on the part of Middle Eastern and African immigrants?!?

Of course, what you won't do is try to apply at least some pressure to the US to stop its destabilizations of the Middle Eastern countries in which it wants to create regime change, which is causing this river of migration in the first place.

Because if the EU is impotent to stop it, the EU does not have a moral right (or ability) to exist: it is just that simple.

Jan 18 11:58

The Financial Apocalypse Accelerates As Middle East Stocks Crash To Begin The Week

It looks like it is going to be another chaotic week for global financial markets. On Sunday, news that Iran plans to dramatically ramp up oil production sent stocks plunging all across the Middle East. Stocks in Kuwait were down 3.1 percent, stocks in Saudi Arabia plummeted 5.4 percent, and stocks in Qatar experienced a mammoth 7 percent decline.

Jan 18 10:59

The Financial Apocalypse Accelerates As Middle East Stocks Crash To Begin The Week

It looks like it is going to be another chaotic week for global financial markets. On Sunday, news that Iran plans to dramatically ramp up oil production sent stocks plunging all across the Middle East. Stocks in Kuwait were down 3.1 percent, stocks in Saudi Arabia plummeted 5.4 percent, and stocks in Qatar experienced a mammoth 7 percent decline. And of course all of this comes in the context of a much larger long-term decline for Middle Eastern stocks.

Jan 18 08:28

Turkey: Bombing Its Way to a Better Narrative

By Tony Cartalucci

A recent bombing in the Turkish city of Istanbul has left at least 10 dead and 15 injured. The government in Ankara was quick to blame the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), claiming the bomber was “Syrian” and had crossed over from Syria into Turkey before carrying out the terrorist attack...

However, an overabundance of evidence during the past several years indicates that ISIS is in fact both an intentional creation and continuous perpetuation of foreign state-sponsors of terrorism, including Turkey itself...

Jan 18 08:01

Yes, Israel Is Executing Palestinians Without Trial

Israel executes people without trial nearly every day. Any other description is a lie. If there was once discussion here about the death penalty for terrorists, now they are executed even without trial (and without discussion). If once there was debate over the rules of engagement, today it’s clear: we shoot to kill – any suspicious Palestinian.

Jan 17 22:58

Russia Deploys Electronic Warfare System as Syrian Army Prepares for Major Offensive

But with backing from Russian airstrikes and foreign fighters, Syria's armed forces are slowly advancing south and southeast of the city.

"This will be the biggest military operation in Syria since the beginning of the war," one commander with pro-government forces told AFP.

Jan 17 21:35

ISIS commits massacre in village in Deir Ezzor, claiming the lives of 300 civilians

Daesh (the so called ISIS, ISIL) mercenary-terrorists committed a massacre in al-Bghailiye village (in Deir Ezzor’s western countryside), claiming the lives of around 300 civilians, most of them women, children, and elderly people, local sources said to SANA reporters.

Jan 17 20:12

An open letter to President Obama

by Miko Peled

As President, for the last seven years you have given Israel your full support to kill, maim, arrest and torture men, women and children. The number of Palestinians made homeless, the number of Palestinian children arrested and abused and the number of Palestinian refugees waiting to return to their homes is getting higher by the minute, yet you supported Israel.,/strong>

Jan 17 18:16

Iran sanctions: Middle East stock crash wipes £27bn off markets as Tehran enters oil war

Prospect of the Islamic Republic pumping an additional 500,000 barrels a day sends stock markets in Dubai and Saudi Arabia into tailspin

Jan 17 17:16

Aide to Palestinian Authority's Saeb Erekat ‘suspected of spying for Israel’

A long-time aide to top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat was arrested recently over suspicions that he spied for Israel, according to Palestinian media reports Saturday.

Jan 17 14:48

FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR lSlS IN SYRIA?

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 16 16:26

Fluid Alliances: War on Terror, Yesterday and Today

This is all quite shamelessly a far cry from when the ‘War on Terror’ was declared in 2001 and who knows what the future holds with respect to alliances in the war on the Syrian state. Perchance to say, if ISIS bides its time, it too, in several years will be heralded by the British and American governments as not only “moderate rebels” but “super-moderate rebels.”

Jan 16 15:15

ISIS: US-Saudi Plague Reaches Indonesia?

By Tony Cartalucci

Coordinated bombings and mass shootings struck Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday leaving several dead and many more wounded. The pattern matched that of attacks carried out last year in Paris, France, where known terrorists Western intelligence agencies were tracking, some for years, were somehow allowed to mobilize large caches of weapons in Belgium and execute their coordinated mass murder with virtually no effort to stop them ahead of the attacks.

The so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” quickly claimed responsibility for the attack and the Western media has begun stoking fears that the terrorist organization has now spread to Southeast Asia...

Jan 16 11:49

British military advisers do assist Saudis in Yemen aistrikes – newspaper

UK military experts are “in control rooms” of the Saudi coalition bombing Houthi rebels in Yemen, a campaign that has killed thousands of people including civilians, British media has learnt. The MoD insists that Brits are not choosing airstrike targets.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir has confirmed that British officers are present in operational rooms of Saudi-led coalition and are training the anti-Houthi forces to conduct air warfare in Yemen, The Telegraph reports.

“We asked a number of allied countries to come and be part of the control center,” Adel al-Jubeir told journalists. “I know they are aware of the target lists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cameron must love the stench of the blood of innocents on his hands.

And despite the weasel wording from the UK's MOD, it is obvious that the US and UK are complicit in the massive deaths of civilians in this horrific war against the people of Yemen.

Jan 16 08:50

Mossad proxy faked violent Facebook anti-Semitism

An Israeli legal group with intimate ties to the state’s intelligence agencies has admitted to faking an ostensibly pro-Palestinian Facebook page and using it to post anti-Semitic statements including “Death to all the Jews.”

Jan 16 08:34

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy: The Pentagon’s Dangerous “New” Base Plan

Investing in “enduring” bases rather than diplomatic, political, and humanitarian efforts to reduce conflict across the region is likely to do little more than ensure enduring war.

Jan 16 08:24

Wesley Clark: "Our friends and allies funded ISIS to destroy Hezbollah" [VIDEO]

“ISIS got started through funding from our friends and allies. People will tell you in the region that if you want somebody who will fight to the death against Hezbollah, you don’t put out a recruiting poster saying ‘sign up for us we’re gonna make a better world.’ You go after zealots and you go after these religious fundamentalists. That’s who fights Hezbollah. It’s like a Frankenstein.”

Jan 16 01:25

Dawson on Saudi bombing Yemen


Telling it like it is

Jan 15 12:28

Sen. McCain Furious Iran Treated US Sailors Well

How dare you feed them lunch then let them go!!

Jan 15 09:59

Military Escalation: Egyptian Soldiers Arrive in Yemen to Join Saudi-led Coalition

About 800 Egyptian soldiers reportedly arrived Yemen to help the Saudi-led coalition’s forces on Jan.12. According to reports, 4 Egyptian units of 150-200 troops with tanks and transport vehicles will likely participate in military operations in the areas of Marib and Taiz.

In Aden, local security forces raided an unused warehouse near the port and found tons of weapons and ammunition apparently smuggled in by AQAP. The Hadi government calls civilians to report the suspected presence of AQAP men in the city.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen killed two traffic security officers in the city. The militants, riding motorbikes, shot and killed the two officers and their driver. The recent attacks show that the government security forces and the Saudi-led coalition can’t secure the city successfully.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The calling in of Egyptian troops is, perhaps, a sign that the Saudis are not doing all that well, militarily.

Jan 15 09:02

Human Rights Groups Criticize Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen Conflict

Human rights groups say there has been a marked increase in the number of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen recently. Many are worried about the use of American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas, which could pull the U.S. further into the conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, cluster bombs; toddlers finding those unexploded bombs are curious, start playing with them, and wind up getting blown to smithereens, limb by limb, till there... is nothing left of what used to be a whole, living, breathing child.

Saudi Arabia and the US government believes, apparently, that they can get away with this kind of slaughter with impunity; and so far, they have been absolutely correct.

As reported August 19th of last year at www.usnews.com:

The U.S. knows the Saudi government has employed cluster bombs in its ongoing war against Shiite Muslim rebels in neighboring Yemen, but has done little if anything to stop the use of the indiscriminate and deadly weapons during what has become a human rights catastrophe in one of the Arab world's poorest countries. With watchdog groups warning of war crimes and attacks striking civilians in Yemen, the Pentagon declined to comment publicly on whether it has discussed cluster bombs with Saudi Arabia or encouraged its military to cease using them, deferring all such questions to the State Department. But a Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, tells U.S. News "the U.S. is aware that Saudi Arabia has used cluster munitions in Yemen." Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasir al-Wahishi is pictured in the militant stronghold town of Jaar, in the southern Abyan province of Yemen, on April 28, 2012. RELATED Obama, CIA Returning to Controversial Drone 'Signature Strikes' Deferrals by the Pentagon on the topic are nothing new, though the use of the weapons by the Saudis – some of which were reportedly supplied by the U.S. – appears to be only a recent tactic. Former spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters in May the Defense Department was looking into claims the Saudis were using cluster munitions and called on all sides to "comply with international humanitarian law, including the obligation to take all feasible measures to minimize harm to civilians." Warren's successor, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, was asked about similar reports in July and did not at that time have any new information. Multiple groups are fighting in Yemen, but the heart of the conflict lies between forces loyal to U.S.- and Saudi-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled from Yemen to Saudi Arabia earlier this year. They're fighting against Shiite Houthi rebels aligned with, if not directly backed by, chief Saudi rival Iran. Deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has also re-emerged and allied himself with the Houthis.

IF the Saudis are using cluster bombs in Yemen, this tactic has been most probably been signed off on by no less than President Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The absolute, rampant hypocrisy here, about the utter, complete disregard for civilian life, is just another demonstration of the utter disconnect between Obama's public persona...and his "the end justifies the means" approach to the genocide of the Yemeni people, because the Yemeni did not like the US government-mandated thug the US put into power in the last "election".

And if you remember correctly, during that last election, there was only one name on the ballot; that of Al-Hadi, the US-government mandated thug.

Jan 15 07:51

Vietnamization of the Middle East - http://www.iiprc.org/the-vietnamization-of-the-middle-east.html

http://www.iiprc.org/the-vietnamization-of-the-middle-east.html

The Vietnamization of the Middle East?

By Omar Ramahi, IIPRC, January 3, 2016

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Independent International Political Research Center will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article.

Jan 14 22:50

U.S. Media Condemns Iran’s “Aggression” in Intercepting U.S. Naval Ships — In Iranian Waters

Even when the White House was saying they did not yet regard the Iranian conduct as an act of aggression, American journalists were insisting that it was.

Jan 14 19:20

RT Host Anissa Naouai Nails CNN for Whitewashing Child-Killing Terrorists

MUST SEE VIDEO 2 MINUTE VIDEO
Sometimes Western media has no limits on how low it will go to spread more anti-Russian lies, but in October of 2015, CNN topped them all.

Jan 14 11:56

Towards the Collapse of Saudi Arabia

While the Saud family enjoys the last few moments of its dictatorship, the decapitation of the leader of the opposition, Nimr al-Nimr, deprives half of the Saudi population of all hope. For Thierry Meyssan, the fall of the kingdom has become inevitable. It will probably be accompanied by a long period of extreme violence.

Jan 14 11:23

White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public

The White House has officially admitted that fake vaccination programs have been used by the United States as a cover for covertly stealing DNA samples from the public as part of the so-called “war on terror.” The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
As the New York Times reported in 2011, “In the months before Osama bin Laden was killed, the Central Intelligence Agency ran a phony vaccination program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, as a ruse to obtain DNA evidence from members of Bin Laden’s family thought to be holed up in an expansive compound there.” (1)
“CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organize the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the “project” in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic,” reports The Guardian (2).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 of natural causes; who the Navy Seals assassinated in Abbottabad was some poor schmuck who some Pakistani identified, wrongly, as Bin Laden.

This is why his carcass was unceremoniously dumped at sea, because the White House didn't want to have to live with the humiliation of having killed the wrong guy once pictures of the corpse became public.

Jan 14 10:38

US Plans for ISIS War in 2016: Attacking Mosul, Raqqa

Carter bragged about how well the ISIS campaign is going, claiming his statement today was the completion of a “military plan” to retake Mosul and Raqqa, saying Kurdish forces in both Iraq and Syria would encircle those cities.

Carter insisted he has “big arrows” pointing at those cities, but also talked up other plans, including widespread assassinations of ISIS leaders, and a significant escalation of the US drone wars against Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, with drone strikes in those countries extending “beyond declared battlefields.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...beyond declared battlefields." ?!?!?

What is Carter really saying?!? That even without Congressional authorization of a war against ISIS, he believes that he has carte blanche to assassinate alleged ISIS members, wherever they might be?!?

I don't know about you, folks, but this is making the hair at the back of my head start to break dance in very strange convulsions of movement, and that is always a bad sign.

Jan 14 10:29

Defense Secretary, in Speech to Deploying Troops, Lauds Push Against

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter provided an upbeat assessment on Wednesday of the Obama administration’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State and said that missions now underway by a new deployment of Special Operations forces are “generating a virtuous cycle of action” against the extremist group.

The administration is aware that many Americans are skeptical of its approach to the Islamic State. Republican presidential candidates have said that Mr. Obama was too slow to react to the group when it first seized wide swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and that his current ISIS strategy has been a failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US "training" of Iraqi troops hasn't worked since it began; Iraq has not invited the US into the country to contain ISIS; neither has Syria invited the US into the country to contain ISIS there.

And what the heck does this man mean when he uses the phrase "generating a virtuous cycle of action"?!?

That the US government, here , is the "good guy", for killing the same people it supported and trained to destabilise the Al-Assad government, which Russia is doing quite nicely, thank you very much?!?

Jan 14 10:19

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there's remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Doing something precisely the same way, but expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

Jan 13 23:56

Anti-immigrant 'Soldiers of Odin' raise concern in Finland

Oh! My Gosh! Viking Supremacist Militias are forming in Finland(WTF Finns are Turkic not Norse!) to combat the illegal immigrant problem. Can't you see it? A bunch of "Vikings" whacked out on Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms and Mead going toe to toe with the illegals.

Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the "Soldiers of Odin" have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police.

Jan 13 14:11

Taharrush: Asylum Seekers Play the “Rape Game” Across Europe

If you were concerned about all of the sexual assaults by immigrants in Europe recently, worry no more. It’s just a game. The rape game. That shocking spree of sexual assaults on European women, perpetrated mainly by refugees and asylum seekers, is all in the name of fun (and, you know, superiority and ethnic cleansing).

Most of the attacks that have been reported in the international news have been gang rapes, with 5 or more attackers.

The attacks have been shocking by the sheer numbers involved. The foremost repercussion has been division, not only in the communities where the assaults occurred but in places where they are discussed. Those who are overly cautious about political correctness are uncomfortable with a discussion about the culprits, who have been overwhelmingly Muslim immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from places like Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Morocco.

Jan 13 11:19

Obama calls on US Congress to authorize use of military force against Islamic State

"If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL," he says.

US Congress should authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization [banned in Russia], US President Barack Obama said at his last State of the Nation address on Wednesday. "If this Congress is serious about winning this war, and wants to send a message to our troops and the world, you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — formed name of IS]. Take a vote," Obama said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Congress: please do not do this.

If such legislation is passed, it will give President Obama a "blank check" with which to invade any country he feels like invading, with no Congressional oversite.

Obama's Executive Office overreach has already been given enough of a free hand by Congress already, thank you very much.

Jan 13 09:26

Abkhazia supports Russia’s initiatives for peace in Middle East — foreign ministry

"The Republic of Abkhazia supports Russia’s foreign policy, including the peace initiatives designed to reduce tensions and establish peace in the Middle East," the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on the ministry’s website. On January 11, the statement said, Artur Mikvabiya, the head of the Abkhazian government, instructed separate agencies and departments to start working out temporary restrictions on a number of goods of Turkish origin. "This instruction complies with article 4 of the Treaty on Allied Relations and Strategic Partnership which Abkhazia and Russia signed on November 24, 2014 that provides for coordination of foreign policy," the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry said in its statement. "The Republic of Abkahzia is taking these steps in accordance with the existing bilateral Russian-Abkhazian agreements and reciprocal commitments.

Jan 12 18:23

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

snip: the US government poses a far greater threat to innocent children and other civilians around the world than all of the crazed gunmen in the United States put together. [...]
Israel used US weapons to kill more than 1,500 Palestinian children between 2000 and 2013, which averages out to one child killed every three days. And the carnage wrought by US weaponry isn’t restricted to children. The US-backed Colombian military has become the primary human rights violator in that country’s armed conflict. According to Human Rights Watch, it has been responsible for at least 3,000 civilian deaths since 2002.

Jan 12 16:18

A pop quiz on the Middle East - answers may surprise you

Just so you can keep up with the perpetual crisis in the Middle East, I have a little quiz for you.

Jan 12 15:10

The Palestinians must put their political act together if their cause is to be kept alive

Alan Hart explains what the Palestinians must do if their quest for justice is to succeed, and what Israeli Jews must do if they want to live in peace and harmony, rather than in an obnoxious and increasingly violent apartheid state.

Jan 12 14:24

You Can’t Trust the Government With Your Children — 10 Reasons

If there is one thing that the government wants American children to do it is join the military. Why do you think the government spends millions of dollars every year to recruit them? A seventeen-year-old can even join with parental consent. But if the government cared a whit about American children, it wouldn’t want them to join the military. This is because enlisting in the military can be hazardous to one’s health, safety, and morals. Here are just ten examples.

Jan 12 10:39

U.S. Dropped 23,144 Bombs on Muslim Countries in 2015

Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped around 23,144 bombs on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, all countries that are majority Muslim.

The chart, provided by the generally pro-State Department think tank, puts in stark terms how much destruction the U.S. has leveled on other countries. Whether or not one thinks such bombing is justified, it’s a blunt illustration of how much raw damage the United States inflicts on the Muslim world:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sick to my stomach, looking at those numbers.

As someone with a very clear recollection of the Vietnam War, the waste, the folly, and the moral darkness of the US government pursuing that war, with countless lives needlessly lost on both sides, I am, now at 66, an ardent Christian pacifist.

I believe in good faith negotiations to create a positive situation for all countries willing to engage in this process; unfortunately, my government continues to take the "slash, bomb, regime change, and burn" approach to geopolitics.

I would also observe that doing something the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classical definitions of insanity.

And also unfortunately, there is a point at which there is an equal, and opposite force against such immoral behaviour.

The Hindus call it Karma; what goes around comes around; in Christianity, there is a statement by Jesus that "What you sew, you shall also reap".

Right now, geopolitically, the United States Government is reaping an industrial strength whirlwind of retribution against it, for the lousy choices it has made, and continues to make, and it will be We the People who will wind up paying for this, big-time.

People who know me understand that I am an optimist by nature, but looking at those numbers, optimism can be just a little hard to come by right now.

Jan 12 09:50

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman: Naive, Arrogant Saudi Prince Is Playing with Fire

At the end of last year the BND, the German intelligence agency, published a remarkable one-and-a-half-page memo saying that Saudi Arabia had adopted “an impulsive policy of intervention”. It portrayed Saudi defence minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the powerful 29-year-old favourite son of the ageing King Salman, who is suffering from dementia – as a political gambler who is destabilising the Arab world through proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to whoever might be advising Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, both geopolitically and militarily: a war against Iran would be a lousy choice at this time.

And I will explain, very simply, and succinctly why; a war with Iran will mean a war with Russia, whose politicians and military officials have said, time after time, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid.

You have seen what the Russian military has been able to do in Syria.

And yes, the US government would most probably come to your aid against Iran (in spite of your country's human rights record, which can only be described as abominable); however, the US military doesn't have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing at this point to insure a positive outcome in a conventional war against Russia.

The Saudi economy is in a mess, from the diminution of oil revenues; austerity is around the corner, and you have a number of young men, capable of working, but very much unemployed.

Even your selling off shares in Aramco is looked up with cynicism, because with no transparency in the company's record keeping, it is very hard to get a clear valuation of what the company is worth.

It is the recipe for absolute disaster, and a potential coup against the Royal House of Saud may well be in the cards, if the patronage you have provided, in terms of food and energy subsidies get yanked from the people who most need them.

So what would I suggest you counsel Prince bin-Salman to do?!?

First, exit from Yemen, and tell the US government that if it wants to go to war with Yemen, be your guest, and go in alone. The cost of this military operation is staggering, and the country of Saudi Arabia needs to put it to the good use of its citizens.

Second, get completely out of training, aiding, and abetting jihadis in Syria; if you have operatives there right now, there is every good chance that they will be pummeled by Russian military aircraft. Again, war against Russia is a lousy idea.

And lastly, please remind Prince bin-Salman that his people depend on him for true, disciplined leadership, which moves the country forward into the future, and does not leave it shackled to the past.

Please inspire him to be the education Prince; the ecology prince; the "building geopolitical bridges" prince; because the last thing this 21st century needs is yet one more "warrior prince", who hubristically believes he can demonstrate that might makes right.

Jan 12 09:24

IN YEMEN, CIVILIANS SUFFER RELENTLESS BOMBING BY SAUDI-LED COALITION

AFTER NEARLY 10 MONTHS of war, the destruction of Yemen continues with little respite for civilians.

On Sunday, a hospital in northern Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders (known by its French acronym, MSF) was bombed, killing at least five people and destroying several buildings that were part of the facility. Ten people were injured in the attack, including three of the group’s staff.

The humanitarian group said it cannot confirm the origin of the attack but that planes were seen flying over the facility at the time. The only air power currently operating in Yemen is a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states that have waged a relentless bombing campaign since March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully ironic that our Nobel Peace-Prize winning President seems so desirous of wanting to top his predecessor's record for sheer carnage.

The amount of blood this man has on his hands, from more mishandling of Afghanistan, to Iraq, to Libya, to Syria, to Yemen, is utterly...astonishing.

IF, as this article states, "The United States has backed the Saudi-led coalition with logistical and intelligence support.", I want to know the following: has the US government and military given the Saudi military the green light to bomb civilian infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, and private homes?!?

Because THAT, folks, is a war crime, period, end of discussion.

Jan 11 21:10

Palestine after Abbas

Although intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud Abbas on the 51st Anniversary of the group’s launch highlighted, instead, the unprecedented crisis that continues to wreak havoc on the Palestinian people. Not only did Abbas sound defensive and lacking in any serious or new initiatives, but his ultimate intention appeared as if it was about his political survival, and nothing else.

Jan 11 20:18

US offer of combat ships rejected by Riyadh

The story so far:-The Pentagon wants to sell floating targets to Al Saud at $1 Billion each. But there was a bit of a hiccup.
June:-The Saudi Clown Prince offers Russia $15 Billion in arms deals to drop Assad.
October:-The Yemenis start sinking Saudi Warships with guided missiles
December:-Pentagon admits misplacing $500 million in weapons in Yemen.
January:- Ash Carter turns up with his order-book for replacement vessels. I think the Saudis are still trying to work out where the Yemenis, who are under total blockade, got their missiles.

Jan 11 19:12

Al-Qaeda vows revenge on Saudi Arabia over militants’ executions

King Salman and the Clown Prince's 1st year of rule ends 23 Jan. What a year it's been.

"Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch and its North African affiliate called the mass executions, staged by Saudi Arabia on January 2, “a foolish act” - adding that the kingdom had disregarded previous warnings from the group and vowing to “avenge” the “blood of their brothers,”

Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch has been armed by Al Saud to fight the Houthi. Now it will be most of Yemen and the tribes inside Arabia, along the Yemeni border, who have sided with the Houthi, against Al Saud.

All the Iranians have to do is sit quietly and keep talking to the Europeans. The EU has been forced to the reality that NATO's "Great Game" is destroying Europe both culturally and economically

Jan 11 16:22

Russian air force provides support for 7,000 Syrian rebels advancing on ISIS – General Staff

The Russians are now flying air support for the Anti-Assad pro Syrian FSA against ISIS and their capital Raaqa! This is big. The days of Obama's terrorist army are about over!

Russia’s air force has hit 1,100 jihadist targets in Syria since the start of the year, enabling “patriotic” Syrian rebels to mount an offensive against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) strongholds in Raqqa and Palmyra.

“Russian aviation is providing support for all the patriotic forces fighting against international terrorists on Syria’s territory. Today, we are attacking targets on behalf of 11 democratic opposition militias, numbering over 7,000 in total,” Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, said during a televised press briefing in Moscow.

Jan 11 15:58

Welcome to Israel’s version of apartheid, as passengers evict Palestinians from plane

Jonathan Cook says the eviction of Palestinian citizens of Israel from a Greek plane by Jewish passengers is symptomatic of the intrinsic racism of most Israeli Jews, who have long supported two Israels: one for them and another for the Palestinian minority.

Jan 11 15:35

Sweden Covered-Up Systematic Rape During Festival Because Migrants “Awkward to Write About”

The right of women to be unmolested has been sold in favor of politically-correct reporting on migrants – even when they are guilty of system rape, groping and harassment.

Hordes of young men pressed against young girls, fondled and tried to cop a feel over and under skirts, pants and shirts.

“She was very interested and listened until I told her that all the boys and men that were apprehended were young asylants (unaccompanied is the terminology used by Swedish authorities) from Afghanistan and Syria.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 11 12:35

Avaaz: The Online Pro-War Propagandist And Color Revolution NGO

By Brandon Turbeville

It’s considered one of the globe’s largest NGOs, yet the odds are most Americans have never heard of it. Avaaz, (whose name means “voice” in many languages), is a massive “online activist organization” that claims to promote freedom and democracy all across the world in a variety of different means and for a variety of different causes...

Jan 11 12:35

IN YEMEN, CIVILIANS SUFFER RELENTLESS BOMBING BY SAUDI-LED COALITION

More than 6,000 people have been killed in the war, including over 2,800 civilians, the majority of them from airstrikes,according to the United Nations. The United States has backed the Saudi-led coalition with logistical and intelligence support, including crucial aerial refueling and targeting assistance, as well as billions of dollars worth of arms sales.

Jan 11 10:19

5 killed in missile strike on Medicins Sans Frontieres clinic in Yemen

At least five people have been killed in a missile strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres medical facility in Yemen. The organization “strongly condemns this,” while adding that 10 people have been injured in the attack.

Jan 11 10:09

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Hit in Yemen, Killing 4

The aid group Doctors Without Borders says a projectile from an unknown source has hit a hospital it supports in Yemen’s northern Saada province, killing four and injuring 10.

The group, known as MSF, says in a statement that the Sunday attack in the Razeh district led to “the collapse of several buildings of the medical facility.”

Of those injured at the Shiara Hospital, three are MSF staff, and two are in critical condition, it said. All staff and patients have been moved to another hospital also supported by MSF.

“The numbers of casualties could rise as there could still be people trapped in the rubble,” the group said.

“All warrying parties are regularly informed of the GPS coordinates of the medical sites where MSF works,” said Raquel Ayora, the group’s director of operations. “There is no way that anyone with the capacity to carry out an airstrike or launch a rocket would not have known that the Shiara Hospital,” was an MSF-supported medical facility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would hardly be surprised if the US militarily-enabled Saudi Military is ultimately responsible for this; after all, they bombed a home for the blind in Yemen just last week, right?!?

That the US government is so culpable in these continuing war crimes on the part of Saudi Arabia, just makes my head spin!!

Folks, in the arena of geopolitics, the US government are no longer "the good guys" any more!!

Jan 10 18:23

Arabs accuse Iran of undermining regional security

This is really bad. King Salman has dementia, his son is a moron and now they are trying to widen the Syrian war into an Arab/Iran and Sunni/Shia conflict. This is purely to save the House of Saud from the mayhem they have created. If these Arab rulers think that dying for the Wahabi and their ISIS spawn is an honourable death then let them be in the front line. Muhammed always led his troops into battle in the 7th century, if crown prince Muhammad bin Salman did the same it would solve a lot of problems.

No mention or support for the Arabs in Yemen, Syria or Iraq.

Jan 10 14:08

New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook. But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency.

Jan 10 10:38

Britain Aiding Saudi Terror War on Yemenis 

Make no mistake. Yemen is Obama’s war, planned, orchestrated and initiated in Washington, using Riyadh and other rogue regional states to do his dirty work.

On January 7, Britain’s Sky News headlined “Exclusive: UK Helping Saudi’s Yemen Campaign” - allied with Washington, complicit in high crimes against peace.

Yemenis are being mass slaughtered, civilians harmed most, indiscriminately targeted to inflict massive pain and suffering.

Britain already supplies Riyadh with terror weapons. “Sky sources confirmed that six (UK) experts are working with Saudi targeteers who select locations for attack” - including residential areas, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, mosques and other nonmilitary sites.

London’s Defense Ministry lied, claiming noninvolvement in warmaking - absurdly saying it’s “training the Saudis to comply with the international rules of war,” according to Sky News. Only fools and morons believe it.

Jan 10 07:29

Jihadi John Version 2.0

By Ulson Gunnar

It didn’t take long for IS (Islamic State) to find a new cartoon-style villain to fill the shoes of Mohammed “Jihadi John” Emwazi. The masked villain often appeared in high-value productions, narrating them with a perfect British accent, as the enemies of IS were slain in increasingly elaborate and equally gruesome manners.

This time, instead of a knife - he is of course brandishing a pistol...

Jan 09 19:57

Media Blackout: NATO Returns to Libya

One of the major advantages of being a NATO member is that you are allowed to conduct military operations in any country of your choosing, with minimal (or no) news coverage and absolutely zero debate.

This delightful perk is more or less written into NATO's charter. And it's been an especially perky perk with regards to Libya —once the richest, most developed nation in North Africa; now a moon crater.

Jan 09 16:57

Tel Aviv Attacker Executed by Security Forces; Targeted Shin Bet Agent; Father Was Palestinian Collaborator

I don’t understand why the son of the collaborator would be the one to exact revenge, unless he was ashamed of his father’s spying on behalf of the Shin Bet security forces and sought redemption through this attack.

Jan 09 14:12

“Ethical” Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Stuart Littlewood sees the UK Co-op Bank’s connection with one of the USA’s biggest Zionist propaganda outfits as being behind the bank’s decision to freeze or close the accounts of pro-Palestinian groups.

Jan 09 10:07

Thousands Flood The Streets In Germany As Fury Over Refugee Sex Assaults Reaches Boiling Point

Over the last several days, more information has come to light with regard to the wave of sexual assaults that occurred across Europe on New Year’s Eve.

What some observers initially assumed was an set of isolated attacks in Cologne’s city center now appears to have been a bloc-wide phenomenon as women from Austria, to Switzerland, to Finland come forward to report being accosted by what some police say were gangs of drunken Mid-East asylum seekers.

“In Sweden, police said at least 15 young women reported being groped by groups of men on New Year's Eve in the city of Kalmar,” AP reports, adding that “in Finland, police said they received tip-offs on New Year's Eve that about 1,000 predominantly Iraqi asylum seekers were intending to gather near the main railway station in Helsinki and harass passing women.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue of refugee settlement, coupled with what some women have had to endure in these situations, hard going to push European politics hard right for quite some time.

Jan 09 08:48

Media quiet as Saudi-led coalition bombs center for the blind in Yemen — along with wedding halls and hospitals

Centers for the blind can now be added to the list of civilian areas bombed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen — along with wedding halls, hospitals, residential neighborhoods and humanitarian aid warehouses.

The U.S.-backed coalition bombed the al-Noor Center for Care and Rehabilitation of the Blind in Yemen’s capital city Sanaa on Tuesday morning, U.N. officials confirmed to VICE News. The Saudi-led coalition also hit Yemen’s chamber of commerce and a wedding hall.

Fighting broke out in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, in March. A coalition of Middle Eastern nations and militants loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, led by Saudi Arabia and armed by the U.S., is combating Houthi rebels and militants loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Human rights organizations have accused the coalition of war crimes for targeting civilian areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent that Obama is struggling to keep up with his war criminal predecessors in the Bush Administration, by supporting the targeting of civilian sites in Yemen.

I am amazed he has not had the US military to order the Saudi military to carpet bomb the country and level it flat!!!

But if hostilities extend up to the point of one year since the initial engagement began, you may find him doing just that.

Saudi revenues are being exhausted in this war, and the low oil prices have knocked their economy in the teeth, so it is debatable as to how much longer they can continue with this conflict.

Jan 09 03:37

'Ethical' Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop

Jan 09 00:43

Tory Phillip Hammond brands political protesters as terrorists

Maya Foa, head of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said that Hammond was ‘alarmingly misinformed’ about the mass executions’ and that ‘By refusing to condemn these executions and parroting the Saudi’s propaganda, labelling those killed as terrorists, Mr Hammond is coming dangerously close to condoning Saudi Arabia’s approach.’

Jan 08 23:02

Week Thirteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: Debunking the Lies

Ever since the first rumors began to circulate about an impending Russian military intervention in Syria the Internet and the media have been flooded with all sorts of silly rumors, myths and outright lies about what could/would happen. These rumors, myths and outright lies are still being spread today, and not only by pro-US interest groups, but even by supposedly pro-Russian “analysts”. All this nonsense completely obfuscates the reality of the Russian intervention in Syria (but maybe that was the goal all along?) and tries to paint the Russian operation as a failure

Jan 08 22:53

Worldwide condemnation of Saudi executions, beheadings & crucifixions

Saudis have been widely condemned for carrying out one of the largest mass executions in modern history, second only to ISIS massacres. On 3rd January they killed 47 people including Sheikh Nimr AlNimr, the prominent cleric who had called for reforming the hereditary tribal dictatorships of AlSaud and Alkhalifa. Some of those executed were beheaded; others crucified. This barbaric crime has shocked the world.

Jan 08 18:21

BDS in the Crosshairs - An Analysis by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Advocating and practicing BDS can be seen as a constitutionally protected right. It certainly is more obviously protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech than is the use of money to buy elections. Thus, if Zionist lobbyists can use money to buy support for Israel, why can’t anti-Zionists use their free speech rights to challenge that support?

Jan 08 16:12

BDS in the crosshairs of US presidential candidates

Lawrence Davidson warns that the targeting of the boycott Israel movement BDS by US presidential candidates is the thin end of the wedge that could eventually demolish valued American rights and traditions.

Jan 08 15:07

AIRSTRIKES WIPE OUT 30% lSlS OIL REVENUE

Jan 08 14:08

Where is the Yemeni revolution today?

They’d had enough. They’d had enough of the wars; they’d had enough of the corruption; they’d had enough of the forced destiny and having to look past their leader to find any hope on the horizon of their country reaching its full potential. In 2011, the people of the poorest Arab country began to protest against the rule of one of the richest dictators in modern history.

Jan 08 14:01

No Recovery Whatsoever-Paul Craig Roberts

if ISIS wanted to win they'd kill neo-cons.
all 'ISIS' attacks benefit the neo-con agenda.

Jan 08 08:13

Colonel Gaddafi foretold the rise of ISIS in phone calls to Blair, and warned that Europe would be attacked – and deluged by flood of Middle Eastern migrants

Colonel Gaddafi warned Tony Blair that if he was removed from power Islamic extremists would take over Libya with the ultimate goal of conquering Europe.

Newly released transcripts of 2011 phone calls between the pair reveal the ousted Libyan leader's anxieties about the growing influence Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were having in Africa and the Middle East.

He warned jihadis were already wreaking havoc in the North African state despite his governance - and that if he was to be toppled it would pave the way for the rise of an Islamic State that would open the doors to a deluge of migrants heading for mainland Europe.

Jan 08 07:47

Deception Unamsked #3

Jan 08 07:05

Gaddafi accused Tony Blair of supporting al-Qaeda, transcripts show

Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi shake hands ahead of talks in Tripoli in 2004Former prime minister Tony Blair and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi pictured together in 2007 Muammar Gaddafi accused Tony Blair of supporting al-Qaeda as he refused calls to stand down during the height of the Libyan uprising, newly-released transcripts has revealed.

Jan 08 04:22

The logic behind escalating tensions in the Middle East

The escalating tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the story of a declining state desperately seeking to reverse the balance of power shifting in favor of its rising rival.

Jan 08 01:34

Jewish-Israeli Passengers Hijack Airline’s Integrity

It is not only damaging to an airline’s reputation to be taken hostage by passengers calling the shots as to who they deem suitable to fly with them, but places all passengers rights and safety, anywhere, on any plane, at risk to racial profiling and discriminatory demands at the whim of bigots such as the arrogant Jewish- Israeli passengers on Aegean Airlines

Jan 08 01:29

Mr. Trump, The Muslims I Know!

But I’m writing to tell you that the Muslims you’ve been portraying — the fears you’ve been stoking as you paint a religion with a disturbingly large brush — stand in far contrast to the Muslims I’ve been blessed to meet throughout my life. So let me briefly tell you about the Muslims I know.

Jan 07 19:13

Greedy Eyes of Saudi Sheikhs

For Saudi,there is only one problem in the world: Iran. This unites them with Israel, where Iran is the main obsession of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel and Saudia are the great Semitic couple, a marriage made in hell.

It is a pity Saudis do not understand that their problem is not Iran. They have just run out of their luck and of their resources. They can’t fight two wars and sell their oil for peanuts (intending to undermine Iran and Russia) and cut down their welfare programs and incite the Shia rebellion by beheading that beloved preacher.

Jan 07 15:50

Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control | True News

ban divorce, ban welfare, ban war, ban suicide, ban the war on terror, ban the war on drugs. Any of these would do more good than the stupid proposals of the criminal-in-chief

Jan 07 13:40

jimmy CARTER ON PALESTINE [VIDEO]

Former President Jimmy Carter, author of a new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,is interviewed from his home in Plains, Georgia. He responds to a caller who asks questions concerning pressure put on the US political system and the resulting support of Israel.

Jan 07 12:12

“Outrageous war crime”: Saudi coalition drops banned, U.S.-made cluster bombs on homes in Yemen capital

Just one day after bombing a center for the blind and Yemen’s chamber of commerce, the Saudi-led coalition dropped widely banned U.S.-made cluster bombs on civilian neighborhoods in the capital Sanaa.

Rights groups forcefully condemned the attack, which they dubbed a war crime in which the U.S. is complicit.

Jan 07 11:44

US-made cluster bombs used by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attacks - HRW

Cluster munitions sold to Saudi Arabia by the US were used in attacks on residential neighborhoods in Yemen's capital of Sanaa, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, calling for an international inquiry into the alleged war crime.
Saudi-led coalition forces seriously violated the laws of war by airdropping the "indiscriminate weapon" on populated areas in the Yemeni capital on January 6, HRW said in a report published on Thursday.

"The coalition's repeated use of cluster bombs in the middle of a crowded city suggests an intent to harm civilians, which is a war crime," HRW arms director Steve Goose said, adding that these attacks are "outrageous."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, cluster bombs, the use of which is a war crime, are now identified as the preferred weapons of choice against civilian targets by the US-enabled Saudi military in Yemen!!

And of course, they work brilliantly at dismembering toddlers, limb from limb!

(Ahem): The only true resolution to the situation in Yemen is political, not military.

The prevailing moral ugliness of this military campaign against Yemenite civilians grows more disgusting every day.

Jan 07 10:25

‘Compromised & gone’: Pentagon lost $500mn of weapons, equipment in Yemen

American military officials admitted to members of Congress that they have lost track of millions in small arms, ammunition, night vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies donated by the US to the Yemeni government.

Jan 07 07:47

Iran censures 'deliberate' Saudi raid on mission in Sana’a

Iran has roundly condemned a “deliberate” air raid by Saudi warplanes on its embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, which injured a number of security forces guarding the diplomatic mission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 07 00:00

Russia Deploys Anti Aircraft Missiles to Syria: US Bombing Fades; British Bombing Stops

British media confirms that British air campaign in Syria has ground to a complete stop. US media confirms US air campaign in northern Syria has stopped following Russian anti aircraft missile deployments.

Jan 06 23:06

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Equally Abominable

I believe spreading Islamophobia and fabricating a Muslim demon which everybody should be scared of is not a reasonable way of dealing with 1.5 billion people who bemoan the mayhem and carnage caused by the ISIS terrorists similarly as the people in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe do.

Jan 06 17:16

lSlS SELLING CHILDREN FOR $45,000 EACH

Jan 06 16:09

Saudis Seek Chaos to Cover Terror Tracks

Russia's incisive military intervention in Syria has succeeded in not only stabilizing the Arab state and salvaging it from a terrorist takeover. Russia's maneuver also exposed the foreign-fueled nature of the conflict - as a criminal covert war of aggression for regime change

Jan 06 14:34

March to WWIII: Saudis Call Emergency Meeting on Iran Over Embassy Attack

Gee. Reading through this timeline, it's almost as if someone consulted the blueprints for World War III, because the whole thing seems perfectly scripted for it.

Jan 06 11:33

Saudis Escalate Airstrikes Against Yemen Amid Growing Tensions

Though it’s unclear if the timing is more a function of regional sectarian tension or of the Saudis canceling the mostly ineffective ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi warplanes have dramatically escalated the number of airstrikes against targets inside Yemen today, hitting a number of civilian buildings in Shi’ite-held territory.

Jan 06 09:42

LAST YEAR, PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS THE NUMBER ONE WEAPONS DEALER IN THE WORLD

Foreign arms sales by the United States jumped by almost $10 billion in 2014, about 35 percent, even as the global weapons market remained flat and competition among suppliers increased, a new congressional study has found. American weapons receipts rose to $36.2 billion in 2014 from $26.7 billion the year before, bolstered by multibillion-dollar agreements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Those deals and others ensured that the United States remained the single largest provider of arms around the world last year, controlling just over 50 percent of the market.

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