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Nov 25 09:39

For Black Friday, Washington and Oregon are waiving park fees: 'Take a break, get out, and enjoy some fresh air.'

Want to get outside instead of hitting the crowded stores on Black Friday? No problem.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is waiving day parking fees on Friday, Nov. 27, at all 26 state parks that charge one. Normally, the day-use parking fee at those parks is $5.

Nov 25 09:38


Nov 25 09:37


A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters.

Nov 25 09:36

Cocky "refugee" makes demands at a German welfare office

Nov 25 09:22

Amazon now plastering Nazi symbolism across NYC while banning books that question the government

"Whether the authors' conclusions are well-founded or complete lunacy isn't the point here. Amazon.com has selectively targeted this book for censorship due to the political incorrectness of the author's conclusions," Adams wrote. "Remember, Amazon.com went out of its way to ban Confederate flags in the aftermath of another shooting, enforcing a grotesque, almost Stalinist political correctness in its decision to pull Confederate flag merchandise from its online store (including children's toys like the General Lee car from Dukes of Hazzard)."

Adams noted that Amazon's actions essentially amounted to electronic book-burning, a theme I elaborated on here.

But when Amazon has a financial interest in supporting hate and intolerance, then that, of course, is a different story.

Nov 25 09:16

Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself and its airspace

Nov 25 09:13

Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses. "Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her."

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.

In the 18 months prior to announcing her second campaign for president, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination addressed private equity investors in California and New York, delivered remarks to bankers in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and spoke to brokers at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida.

Nov 25 09:00

Russia-China Relations and the Downing of Russia’s Jet Fighter by Turkey

The downing of a Russian jet fighter over Syria’s airspace was undertaken by Turkey in consultation with Washington and Brussels. Turkey did not take this decision without getting the greenlight from the Pentagon.

Is this an act of revenge against Russia for bombing the US-sponsored Islamic State in Syria?

The unspoken truth is that Russia is undermining US-NATO’s ground operations inside Syria. The latter are made up of various Al Qaeda affiliated formations which de facto constitute the foot-soldiers of the Western alliance. These ISIS and Al Nusrah rebel forces are in turn led by intelligence operatives and Western special forces, many of whom are deployed by private mercenary companies on contract to US-NATO.

The downing of Russia’s plane by Turkey is a clear act of provocation. What is its broader intent?

How will backlash at the diplomatic level? Is military escalation contemplated by Washington?

Nov 25 08:57

Russia says Turkey’s shooting of jet was ‘planned’

Russia moved to reinforce its military base in Syria and ratcheted up criticism of Turkey on Wednesday as the U.S. and German leaders called for an easing of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

Later in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the downing of the fighter jet a “planned provocation.”

“We have no intention to go to war with Turkey,” Lavrov added.

Nov 25 08:56

Israeli Colonel Caught with IS Pants Down

This was definitely not supposed to happen. It seems that an Israeli military man with the rank of colonel was “caught with IS pants down.” By that I mean he was captured amid a gaggle of so-called IS–or Islamic State or ISIS or DAESH depending on your preference–terrorists, by soldiers of the Iraqi army. Under interrogation by the Iraqi intelligence he apparently said a lot regarding the role of Netanyahu’s IDF in supporting IS.

Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 25 08:52

Russian Jet Shoot Down: What They're Not Telling You

Nov 25 08:50

Russia releases radar analysis of downed jet

Objective monitoring data confirmed that the Turkish warplane did not make any attempt to establish communication or visual contact with the Russian bomber. The missile hit the SU-24M aircraft over the territory of Syria. The bomber’s crash place is on the territory of Syria four kilometers away from the border.

Nov 25 08:49

Why did Turkey dare shoot down a Russian Plane? The Proxy War in Syria

The Turkish government decision to down a Russian jet operating in the north of the Syrian province of Latakia is breathtaking in its boldness. Russia may no longer be a superpower, but it is a nuclear-armed great power. The newly elected Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his mentor President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey can rule without the help of any other party in parliament, and seems determined to double down on its policy of intervening in Syria.

Nov 25 08:48

Global Warming's Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

From November 30 to December 11, delegates from more than 190 nations will convene in Paris to address the increasingly visible threats of climate disruption. The 21st Conference of the Parties (aka COP21) is expected to draw 25,000 official delegates intent on crafting a legally binding pact to keep global warming below 2°C.

But it is difficult to imagine the delegates reaching this goal when one of the largest contributors to global-warming has no intention of agreeing to reduce its pollution. The problem in this case is neither China nor the United States. Instead, the culprit is the Pentagon.

The Pentagon's Carbon Bootprint

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is odd that all the people screaming about saving the environment never mention the environmental damage caused by war!

Nov 25 08:46

Rescued Russian pilot: We received no visible or audible warnings from Turkey; our plane did not violate Turkish airspace for even a single second.

Rescued Russian pilot: We received no visible or audible warnings from Turkey; our plane did not violate Turkish airspace for even a single second.

Nov 25 08:46

Al-Zoubi: shooting the Russian plane violates Syria’s sovereignty, unmasks Turkey’s support to terrorists

Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi said that shooting the Russian plane over the Syrian soil violates the Syrian sovereignty and reveals the Turkish role in supporting the armed terrorist groups in Syria, on top of which the ISIS “Daesh”.

Nov 25 08:42

Armata tank designer convicted of treason

According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Lyudomirsky was found to have collaborated with a foreign country, passing valuable information on new developments in the Russian arms industry.

Nov 25 08:41

Obama: Without "strategic shift" in Russia, no cooperation against IS

France's Francois Hollande was unable Tuesday to overcome President Barack Obama's skepticism about a possible collaboration with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State, a goal the U.S. leader said depends on a previous "strategic shift" by Moscow.

In a meeting at the White House, Obama and Hollande agreed to "intensify" strikes against the IS in Iraq and Syria, while at the same time attacking jihadist funding and doing a better job of sharing intelligence.

Hollande was visiting Washington on the diplomatic marathon he has pursued since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, in hopes of merging into one the separate coalitions currently led by the United States and Russia in Syria.

Obama's response was unchanged from what the president has said in recent weeks: it will be "difficult" to cooperate unless Russia shifts the target of its attacks in Syria, which, according to the U.S., are mostly aimed at groups in opposition to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically Obama is demanding Putin get on board the agenda of ousting Assad.

Nov 25 08:36

Turkey Intel Chief: Putin's Intervention in Syria Is Against Islam, ISIS Is a Reality That We Accept

Turks in their own words - article from October long before the downing of the Russian warplane:

Call on west to back 'Islamist revolutionaries' and 'thwart Putin'

Did Turkey ambush the Russian jet to nudge the west in its prefered direction?

Nov 25 08:35

Matt Drudge Just Dropped A 5-Word Bombshell About America And ISIS- What Does It Mean?

Webmaster addition: Drudge is a bit behind the times on this issue, but great that he finally caught up.

Nov 25 08:35

Kremlin: Turkish Government Has Direct Links to ISIS Oil Trade

Some Turkish officials have ‘direct financial interest’ in the oil trade with the terrorist group Islamic State, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said as he detailed possible Russian retaliation to Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane in Syria on Tuesday.

Nov 25 08:34

LAUGHABLE: Turkey's Own Evidence Contradicts Its Story on Downed Russian Plane

Turk's own evidence shows the Russian jet spent some 20 seconds over their territory - so how could it have received numerous warnings to exit?

Nov 25 08:34

Turkey and ISIS - Like Peas in a Pod

The evidence of Turkish-ISIS collaboration is extensively documented

Nov 25 08:33

Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

Windows 7 is more than six years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need.

Nov 25 08:32

The new Polish government threw out the flag of the European Union from its meeting hall

The new government has released the Polish flag of the European Union from its meeting hall. And from the premises in which it holds a press conference.

The new Polish Prime Minister, Beata Šidlo, this change is explained words:

"This is a decision. There will be no change. Polish Government will sit, and talking to the public only next - for me, anyway - the most beautiful colors. In addition to white and red Polish flags. "

She also added: "Of course, Poland is an active member of the European Union and guide policy that will bring maximum benefit to our citizens, our economy and our Fatherland. We are glad that we have in these difficult times together with the European Union and NATO . "

Changes were observed in the West.

Nov 25 08:29

U.S. Claims Turkey Shooting Down Russian Plane was "Defense"

Nov 25 08:25

Second Dell backdoor root cert found

A second root certificate has been found in new Dell laptops days after the first backdoor was revealed.

The DSDTestProvider certificate was first discovered by Laptopmag. It is installed through Dell System Detect into the Trusted Root Certificate Store on new Windows laptops along with the private key.

Dell has been contacted for comment. The Texas tech titan has called the first certificate gaffe an "unintended security vulnerability" in boilerplate media statements.

Carnegie Mellon University CERT says it allows attackers to create trusted certificates and impersonate sites, launch man-in-the-middle attacks, and passive decryption.

Nov 25 08:21

Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed’s Family Demands $15 Million From City of Irving, School District — and That’s Not All

Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed “clock kid” Mohamed sent a letter to Irving, Texas, officials demanding $15 million in compensation for “damages” as well as written apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That $15 million ought to come from the teachers, school officials, and police officers who were too stupid to look at the device and see that it was just a digital clock. But as usual, the taxpayers will pick up the tab.

Nov 25 08:19

Russia to bolster Syria base, eyes economic retaliation against Turkey

Russia is to send an advanced air defense system to reinforce its air base in Syria and is considering cancelling a raft of joint business projects with Ankara after Turkey shot down of one of its warplanes, top government officials said.

The incident, which resulted in the killing of one of the SU-24 plane's two pilots and a Russian marine, has thrown Russo-Turkish relations into crisis and cooled Kremlin hopes of rapprochement with the West.

On Wednesday, the Kremlin said Moscow would dispatch an S-400 air defense system to bolster its Khmeimim air base in Syria's Latakia province, an advanced weapons system that can be used to shoot down planes at long distance.

Nov 25 08:17

BEX ALERT - The Russians had it coming to them

Now the Turks have shot down a Russian warplane, Mr Putin might finally understand that if you play with fire, you end up getting burned

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Con Coughlin likes to talk tough, but then it is easy to talk tough from a comfortable office thousands of miles away from the war zones! Mr. Con Coughlin, however, seems ignorant of the realities of the situation.

Russia is in Syria at the invitation of Syria's government, to assist Syria in dealing with the western-backed terrorists operating as a proxy army to oust Syria's elected President Assad and replace him with a western puppet. The United States does not have the permission of Syria's government to be in the country bombing economic infrastructure. Neither does France, nor Great Britain, nor NATO.

The Russian plane was not attacking Turkey. Turkey unilaterally extended their borders five miles into Syria for a "security zone" some months back. Russia was on the Syrian side of the internationally recognized border, and penetrated Turkey's "security zone" for a total of 14 seconds. Turkey violated Syria's airspace to chase and shoot down the Russian plane, and even the United States has acknowledged Turkey's violation of Syrian airspace in this incident.

Back in 2012, A Turkish aircraft penetrated deeply into Syria and was shot down. At that time, Erdogen insisted a single border incursion did not justify an attack, and in 2014, Turkey violated Greek airspace an average of six times every single day! Con Coughlin is clearly ignorant of the facts of this matter!

Nov 25 08:10

‘Turkish jets gave us no warning before shooting’ – rescued pilot of downed Russian Su-24

As well as denying Ankara’s assertions that the plane was in Turkey’s airspace, Murakhtin also refuted Turkish officials’ claims that the pilots were warned repeatedly.

“In actual fact there were no warnings at all. Neither through the radio, nor visually, so we did not at any point adjust our course. You need to understand the difference in speed between a tactical bomber like a Su-24, and that of the F16. If they wanted to warn us, they could have sat on our wing,” said Murakhtin, who is currently recuperating at Russia’s airbase in Latakia, northern Syria.

“As it was, the missile hit the back of our plane out of nowhere. We didn’t even have time to make an evasive maneuver.”

Nov 25 08:00

It was a PLANNED provocation by Turkey to shoot down our jet, says Russian minister

The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, giving a televised briefing said Russia will have to "seriously reassess" relations with Ankara after the actions by Turkish military.

He did however rule out military retaliation, saying Russia is not going to war with Turkey.

The comments come as US officials claimed the Russian fighter was in Syrian airspace at the time it was shot down by Turkish military.

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity claimed the doomed jet had flown back to Syria after a brief incursion into Turkey's zone but was shot down in Syrian airspace.

Nov 25 07:58

French parliamentarian urges lifting of sanctions from Russia

France should put an end to the policy of sanctions against Russia, the former president of the French National Assembly, Patrick Ollier, said ahead of a visit to Russia by French President Francois Hollande.

Nov 25 07:58

Turkey Violated Greek Airspace 2,244 Times Last Year, Fires At Russia For Doing It Once

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane for violating its airspace Tuesday, but the Turkish air force does the exact same thing several times a day in Greece.

Nov 25 07:56

About 300 US Soldiers Training Six Ukrainian Battalions - Pentagon

Some 300 US soldiers are taking part in a new phase of Ukrainian forces training, which involves several battalions of regular and special forces, US Defense Department spokesperson Jeff Davis said in a press release.

Nov 25 07:55

Muslim "Refugee" demands to be allowed to ride the bus without paying the fare

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, who told this guy buses were free in the first place!

Nov 25 07:54

Nigel Farage and reality destroys Merkel over German dominance in Europe and refugee crisis

Nov 25 07:52

Replacement Migration:Is It a Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?

Focusing on these two striking and critical population trends, the report considers replacement migration for eight low-fertility countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States) and two regions (Europe and the European Union).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another possible motive for the forced refugee migrations?

Nov 25 07:51

US-dominated NATO supports Turkish aggression against Russia

Make no mistake. Downing Russia's aircraft was provocative Turkish aggression - a clear act of war against a nonthreatening nation.

It's inconceivable President Erdogan acted alone, unilaterally deciding to attack the Russian plane - then lying about it entering Turkish airspace, warning "10 times" (an absurdity on its face) before downing it with one or more air-to-air missiles.

Following the incident, he outrageously said he acted in accordance with Turkey's rules of engagement. "Nobody should doubt that we made our best efforts to avoid this latest incident," adding he harbors no "enmity" toward Russia. Naked aggression speaks for itself.

Nov 25 07:49

Egypt probing explosives found in DHL parcels bound for U.S. -CBS News

Egyptian officials were investigating explosives found in DHL packages bound for the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday, without providing further details.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another false-flag to frame Egypt? Now, who would do a thing like that!

Nov 25 07:45

Palestinian poet sentenced to death by Saudi court

Fayadh, described by The Guardian as a “leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene,” was first arrested at a café in the southern city of Abha, where he resides, in August 2013.

Human Rights Watch, in its statement condemning the 17 November ruling, said that “religious police went to the café after a man reported that Fayadh had made obscene comments about God, the Prophet Muhammad, and the Saudi state. The man also alleged that Fayadh passed around a book he wrote that allegedly promoted atheism and unbelief.”

Nov 25 07:44

Downing of Russian Su-24 looks like a planned provocation - Lavrov

The downing of a Russian warplane in Syria by Turkey appears to be a pre-planned provocation, the Russian Foreign Minister said. Ankara failed to communicate with Russia over the incident, he added.
“We have serious doubts that this act was unintentional. It looks very much like a preplanned provocation,” Lavrov said, citing Turkey’s failure to maintain proper communication with Russia, the abundance of footage of the incident and other evidence.
Lavrov added that many Russian partners called the incident “an obvious ambush.”

Nov 25 07:44

Why Salaita settlement is a victory for Palestine solidarity movement

If a university could get away with firing someone like him on the basis of tweets criticizing the policies of a foreign government, what does it means for the junior scholar weighing whether to sign a divestment petition? Or the student thinking of organizing a demonstration?

It became clear to us at the Center for Constitutional Rights that this was a line in the sand case that required a strong response.

Nov 25 07:43

Why won’t Israel allow autopsy on youth killed by police?

A refusal by the Israeli police to allow an autopsy on a young Palestinian killed by its officers indicates a cover-up.

Nov 25 07:43

Attack against Russian Sukhoi-24 was not accidental, says retired general

Russia’s Sukhoi Su-24 frontline bomber participating in the Russian air group’s operation against the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) in Syria has caused no damage to Turkey’s ground infrastructures and it could have by no means pursued such aims, so the attack against it was a deliberate show of muscle, Major General Alexander Tsalko, retired, a member of the non-governmental Foreign and Defense Policy Council, told TASS.

Tsalko, a former military pilot himself, said Turkey was perfectly aware that Russia’s air and space group was focused on the ground targets of the Islamic State in Syria and could by no means seek to cause damage to Turkey, Moscow’s old-time trading and economic ally.

Nov 25 07:12

Stephen Lendman: 'Inconceivable that Turkey acted independently - Washington complicit in downing Russian jet?'

"IS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling (stolen Syrian) oil. In addition, they are protected by the military of an entire nation," Putin stressed - leaving no doubt he means Turkey, well aware of Washington using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as proxy foot soldiers against Assad's legitimate government. He went on:

"One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly, why they kill people in such atrocious ways, why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe."

Nov 25 07:09

Afghanistan supports creation of antiterrorist coalition — Afghan lawmaker

Afghanistan supports the initiative to create an international coalition against terrorism, speaker of the upper house of the country’s National Assembly (parliament) Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said on Wednesday at a plenary meeting at the Russian Federation Council upper house of parliament. "We welcome and support the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a truly coordinated fight against terrorism and the creation of an international coalition against it," the Afghan parliamentarian said. He expressed confidence that "only coordinated international efforts can save the world from the scourge of terrorism." The Afghan lawmaker said that the time has come for "all to agree on a common definition of terrorism and stop using terrorism as a means to achieve their strategic goals."

Nov 25 07:04

Kiev bans all transit flights across Ukraine’s airspace for all Russian air carriers — PM

Ukraine fully closed its airspace for Russian air carriers, including transit flights, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. "Russian airlines and Russian aircraft are not entitled to use the Ukrainian airspace anymore," the prime minister said.

Crimea opens criminal case of subversion against power blockade organizers. Suspects may be put on the international wanted list, Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya told TASS http://tass.ru/en/politics/839091

Nov 25 07:01

ISIS terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said last weekend after talking to God that he doubted His existence.

Nov 25 06:58

Warning: If You Live Anywhere Near Chicago, Brace Yourself For Massive Rioting

The city of Chicago has released a video that shows a white police officer shooting a 17-year-old African-American young man named Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Nov 25 06:55

Russian SU-24 downed in "Turkmen" area, less than a year ago Christian Armenians lived there

Once a haven from Syria’s civil war, nestled in the hills of Latakia province, Kessab gained international fame when it was captured by rebels last spring in a surprise offensive that forced the town’s 2,500 Armenian Christians to flee.
Turkey was widely accused of helping the insurgents to capture Kessab, despite the participation in the attack of Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaeda.
The desecration of Kessab’s churches contradicts the claims of Syrian rebels that their fighters are non-sectarian protectors of Christian residents and heritage.

Nov 25 06:53

Putin: Russia will move S-300 air defense systems to its base in Syria

"We will take the most serious attitude to what has happened and all of our means will be employed for maintaining security," the Russian president states. Earlier, the Russian defense minister noted that Russia's S-400 Triumf air defense systems will be moved to the Hmeimim air base in Syria...
Moscow will scrutinize all Russian-Turkish projects including the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday when answering a question from TASS. This is the world's first nuclear power plant project, which is implemented under the model of BOO ("build-own-operate). The plant will be served by Turkish specialists. For this purpose students from Turkey were given an opportunity to receive specialized education in Russian universities. According to expert estimates, the future nuclear power plant will generate about 17% of all electricity consumed in Turkey... http://tass.ru/en/economy/839149

Nov 25 06:47

Putin: Turkish leadership purposefully supports Islamization of country

"The problem is not in the tragedy we faced yesterday (the Su-24 incident), the problem is much deeper," the Russian leader told reporters. "We see — and not only we, I assure you that the entire world sees that — that the current leadership of Turkey has been for a number of years pursuing a purposeful policy of support and the Islamization of the country." "We ourselves support Islam and will continue doing so, but the point at issue is the support of a more radical branch. And that in itself creates a very unfavorable environment, the atmosphere that one cannot see at first sight," Putin said. "After yesterday’s event, we cannot rule out other incidents and if they happen, we will have to respond somehow. Our citizens in Turkey can, certainly, be in serious danger," Putin said, adding that he supported Foreign Ministry recommendations urging Russians not to visit Turkey.

Nov 25 06:39

Russia planning no war with Turkey — FM

Sergey Lavrov after talks with his Turkish counterpart said Moscow's attitude towards Turkish people has not changed though it has changed towards the Turkish leadership. The Russian leadership has no plans to pay visits to Turkey or receive its representatives in Moscow, the Foreign Minister Sergey said. "We’re not willing to artificially create problems for Turkish producers and exporters who do not bear responsibility for what has happened. We’re not willing to create additional problems for our companies, which cooperate with the Turkish side either. But we cannot leave what has happened unanswered," the minister said. "I have heard condolences from (Turkish Foreign) Minister Cavusoglu, but all the other statements were aimed at justifying the Turkish position." According to the Russian minister, Cavusoglu assured him that Ankara wants to preserve friendly ties with Moscow.

Nov 25 03:50

Turkey Has Destroyed Russia’s Hope Of Western Cooperation

To the extent that the shoot-down of the Russian military aircraft has a silver lining, the incident has likely saved the Russian government from a coalition in which Russia would have lost control of its war against ISIL and would have had to accept the defeat of Assad’s removal.

Each step along the way the Russian government has held strong cards that it did not play, trusting instead to diplomacy. Diplomacy has now proven to be a deadend. If Russia does not join the real game and begin to play its strong cards, Russia will be defeated.

Nov 25 03:42

Turkey Provokes Russia with Shoot-down

Turkey appears to have deliberately shot down a Russian warplane as a provocation designed to escalate tensions between NATO and Russia, a ploy that seems to have sucked in President Obama as he tries to look tough against Russia to appease his neocon critics.

Nov 25 03:34

Does Turkey's Downing of Russian Warplane Portend Deeper Disaster To Come?

Though Tuesday's incidents do not likely signal the start of War World III, experts say the deeper contradictions surrounding the war against ISIS in Syria cannot hold much longer.

Nov 25 03:25

Russia-China Relations and the Downing of Russia’s Jet Fighter by Turkey

What position will China take when the issue of Turkey’s downing of Russia’s war plane over Syria is brought to the UN Security Council?

The position taken by China could be decisive in preventing a process of military escalation.

Escalation would consist in an enlarged US-NATO-Israel led war against the broader Middle East-Central Asian region, extending from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to China’s Xinjiang-Uighur Western frontier with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Nov 25 03:15

Kiev’s Bluff: Yatsenyuk’s Ultimatum over Ukraine’s Debt to Russia

The latest developments pertaining to Ukraine’s debt to Russia continue to unfold at a breakneck pace. At the Nov. 16 G20 summit in Turkey, President Vladimir Putin dropped a bombshell: Russia is prepared to restructure Ukraine’s debt and forgo the $3 billion payment that would have been due at the end of the year in accordance with the terms of the loan agreement.

Nov 25 03:04

Why Would Turkey Shoot Down Russian Su-24?

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has made a number of statements in which he tried to pull full responsibility for the incident on Russia. Of course, it is too early to make conclusions, but even one is to assume that Russia’s airplane violated the Turkish airspace, despite there’s no evidence to support this version whatsoever, the Turkish Air Force would still have no reason to shoot down it. For more than a month Russian war planes have been engaging terrorist groups in Syria, while posing no threat to its neighbors.

Nov 25 02:30

The motive: How Russia's enemies benefit from the downing of Su-24

Historically, Turkey owns "the keys of our house," as the Straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles were called in the XIX century by the first Russian geopoliticians. Only with great difficulty in the XVII-XIX centuries Russia has managed to squeeze Turkey from Northern Black Sea coast, Novorossia and Crimea. By an amazing coincidence the provocation occurred on the birthday of Alexander Suvorov. However, all attempts of the Russian Empire to gain control over the straits and over the ancient Byzantine capital Constantinople met with united resistance of the European powers led by Britain, supporting Turkey. The latest attempt to control the straits by Russia was carried out by Stalin, a response to which was the withdrawal of Turkey under the NATO umbrella...

Nov 25 02:26

Russian pilot: "Turkey does not exist for me anymore"

Since today Turkey does not exist for me any more... in any shape or form... I want to explain why... Our planes have been shot down in Afghanistan, Chechnya, South Ossetia, in many conflicts... But they were struck by the enemy, in battle... you shoot at him, he shoots at you, it's understandable... and no matter how bitter the losses, for me, a military pilot, it was normal - there is no war without losses and we, the military, were prepared for this... But today... It is TREACHERY and infinite HYPOCRISY, when you declare yourself an ally in the fight against absolute evil, and yourself stab in the back those who most actively fight against this evil... And do not talk about crossing the border, whether it happened or not, this is all meaningless ... professionals will understand, and will not argue... SNEAK attack from behind a corner... this is it ... not for nothing they sing: "We don't need Turkish shores"...

Nov 25 02:21

Turkish intelligence chief: ISIS is a reality and we must stop Putin from crushing the Islamic revolution

Turkish intelligence chief: Putin's intervention in Syria is against Islam and international law, ISIS is a reality and we are optimistic about the future...
In 2014, voice recordings, where Hakan Fidan, foreign minister Davuto?lu, Deputy Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Yasar Güler, and other military personnel discusses a potential false flag incursion into Syria, was leaked to YouTube and shared across Twitter. The event resulted in the Turkish government blocking access to Twitter, then YouTube, and finally the DNS servers of Google DNS and OpenDNS.[10] In the voice recording, he is heard saying, to a military personnel, "... [i]f legitimacy [of a possible incursion into Syria] is an issue, I can simply send a few men there [across the Syria-Turkey border] and have them launch missiles over to us. Legitimacy is not a problem. Legitimacy can be manufactured." Seymour Hersh later linked what was said in this leaked meeting with CIA-Erdo?an dealings on Syria...

Nov 25 02:07

Gazprom ceases gas supplies to Ukraine until new payments

Gazprom ceases gas supplies to Naftogaz of Ukraine until new payments; Ukraine refusing to buy Russian gas creates risks for gas transit to Europe and gas supplies for the Ukrainian consumers, Gazprom Head Alexey Miller said Wednesday. "Today, as of 10:00 AM Naftogaz of Ukraine has chosen previously prepaid volumes of Russian gas. There was no additional pre-payment. No applications for gas supply from Naftogaz of Ukraine either. Thus, the deliveries stop until we receive new payment from the Ukrainian company. At the same time even now, before seriously cold weather, Ukraine started active selection of gas from underground storage facilities, which are insufficiently filled as it is. Refusing to buy Russian gas creates risks for gas transit to Europe and gas supplies for the Ukrainian consumers before this coming winter," he said.
Crimea does not expect speedy resumption of electricity supplies from Ukraine http://tass.ru/en/economy/839054

Nov 25 02:02

Reuters: US believes Russian jet was hit inside Syrian airspace

The US believes the Russian Su-24 bomber shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace, Reuters has reported quoting its source from the US president’s administration. "The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace," it quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. According to the source, the assessment was based "on detection of the heat signature of the jet," it said.
Russian league suggests minimizing contacts with Turkish defense sector http://tass.ru/en/defense/839010

Nov 25 02:00

Russian agricultural watchdog prohibits poultry supplies by Turkish company

Sixteen Turkish companies have the right to supply poultry to Russia. Six of them are subjected to temporary restrictions and products of one more supplier is under stronger supervision.
"We have lodged a strong protest to Turkey’s Ambassador over the incident," the ministry said. http://tass.ru/en/politics/839045
Over 600 people came on Tuesday evening to the Turkish embassy in Moscow to protest the actions of the Turkish side, which downed a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria. http://tass.ru/en/politics/838996

Nov 25 01:48

Nearly 90,000 Russians leave Egypt since suspension of air communication

Over the past 24 hours, 12 people were transferred to Russia by a transit flight. In all, more than 89,000 people have left Egypt by 416 flights...
Egypt allows Russian specialists take part in control procedures at its airports http://tass.ru/en/world/838874
Egypt is among Russia’s leading partners in Arab world, says defense minister http://tass.ru/en/politics/838997

November 24, 2015

Nov 24 20:18

Gallup Finds Americans Are Ideological Suckers About Healthcare

Gallup headlined on November 23rd, “In U.S., 51% Say Government Should Ensure Healthcare Coverage,” and reported that, when asked “Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?” 51% choose “Yes, government responsibility,” and 47% choose “No, not government responsibility.”

Nov 24 20:09

How the US fights ISIS: What does the real picture look like?

US President Barack Obama has ordered an inquiry into whether US intelligence draws a brighter picture of the US battle against ISIS than perhaps reflects the true story.

Nov 24 19:43

Report says combination of errors led to U.S. bombing of MSF hospital: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month resulted from "human errors, failures in procedure and technical malfunctions," the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing military officials briefed on an internal investigation.

The Oct. 3 attack, condemned by the medical charity as a war crime, killed 30 people and wounded at least 37. The findings of a U.S. military investigation into the incident will be made public on Wednesday, the Pentagon said.

"It's a combination of factors," the Times quoted an unnamed senior Defense Department official as saying, describing the findings in what it said was a 3,000-page investigative file.

Nov 24 19:43

Is Turkey The Real ISIS?

By Brandon Turbeville

The Syrian crisis has just seen a drastic escalation in the potential for what could essentially turn into World War 3 with the Turkish military’s downing of a Russian jet over Syria under the guise of protecting Turkish airspace...


Nov 24 19:20

High economic inequality leads higher-income individuals to be less generous

That notion has been circulating in countless news articles and research papers in recent years. But a newly published study suggests it's not entirely true.

Nov 24 19:16

A Brooklyn judge threw the book at a serial rapist who sexually assaulted four women in one week — including a 15-year-old girl — sentencing him to 100 years in prison.

Dexter Bell, 26, who committed a series of rapes in the alleys and stairwells of Crown Heights in 2013, had previously been convicted in the rape of a 17-year-old girl in 2008.

Nov 24 19:13

One Year Before Paris Attacks, France Denounced Monstrous TTIP Trade Deal

This monster agreement isn’t being taken “as is” without a fight, however. France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have both spoken out against the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) section of the treaty.

EurActiv France reports:

“Matthias Fekl, France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has made it clear that France will not support the inclusion of the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) in a potential TTIP agreement. The ISDS is a point of heated debate between the EU and the United States … ‘France did not want the ISDS to be included in the negotiation mandate,’ Matthias Fekl told the French Senate. ‘We have to preserve the right of the state to set and apply its own standards, to maintain the impartiality of the justice system and to allow the people of France, and the world, to assert their values”

All of this was reported exactly one year before the attacks in Paris on Nov 13, 2015.

Nov 24 18:58

Royal Navy: Russians have ‘Arc of Steel from Baltic to Mediterranean Tony Gosling

A Royal Navy frigate, HMS Sutherland, and a hunter killer submarine have also been sent on the search
Russian submarine patrols have risen by 50 per cent in the past 12 months, Nato commanders have warned.

Nov 24 18:57

Not only Ankara backs Daesh but offers also logistical support – Pepe Escobar

A Russian warplane has gone down near the Turkish-Syrian border after an apparent attack.

Nov 24 18:08

Have You Heard The HORRIBLE TRUTH About ISIS?

Peace activist Ken O'Keefe and Journalist Gearóid ó Colmáinl explain why the "war on terror" and ISIS attacks like the one in Paris are the creation of Western governments and the global elite.

Nov 24 17:29

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

This is a good article with a lot to digest!

On one hand, the French government is mobilising all its media in order to keep its population focused on the attacks of the 13th November. On the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria. The objective is no longer to overthrow the secular Syrian régime, nor to destroy its army, but to create a colonial state straddling the border between Iraq and Syria, to be managed by the Kurds, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states. The dream of an Israeli nation between the Nile and the Euphrates is back.

Presidents Putin and Obama concluded an agreement to destroy the Erdo?an family’s tankers, thereby putting an end to the petrol trafficking. On the same day, and for the first time in eighteen months, the US Central Command bombed the tanker-trucks in Iraq, while the Russian army destroyed a massive number in Syria [3].

Nov 24 16:58

GMOs Are 125 Times More Deadly Than Previously Thought

GMOs are having a profound impact on our health, both personal and environmental. However, recent studies show that this technology is up to 125 times more deadly than we thought.

Nov 24 16:31

Worst nightmare of NATO: Turkey knocked her dream of EU

"The expression "stab in the back" is quite sharp. It's not the most diplomatic wording. Moreover, the current situation is the worst nightmare of NATO, says correspondent BBC Chris Morris. — Turkey has put its allies, linked by the fifth article of the NATO Charter, to the brink of conflict with nuclear power"... Ukraine is the only country whose representative was quick to endorse the actions of the Turkish military...From the point of view of morality and values, Turkey is generally quite a strange member of NATO, the only one who does not share the same democratic principles, which is intended to protect the Alliance. On 25 October, the European Commission prepared a report on this topic... It will be published soon. Recently Angela Merkel was forced to go to Ankara to meet with Erdogan. In exchange for a promise to hold refugees, she promised to unfreeze the accession process to the EU, which actively resists, incidentally, France. Now Brussels has become a concern.

Nov 24 16:21

Combat cam: Massive bombardment of ISIS oil refineries, tankers by Russian warplanes

Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries.

Nov 24 16:20

Russia changes strategy in Syria after the Turkish attacks

Moscow is changing its strategy in Syria. First, all actions of attack aircraft will be carried out only under the cover of fighter planes, said the head of the Main operational Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy. Secondly, Moscow will strengthen air defence of all their military force in Syria and near its shores. For this purpose, equipped with air defense system "Fort" cruiser "Moscow" is a district in the coastal area of Latakia. System "Fort" is similar to s-300. "We warn that all targets that represents for us the potential danger will be destroyed," said Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy.
And finally, the third: all contacts with Turkey on the military line will be discontinued.

Nov 24 16:20

Video allegedly shows dead Russian pilot surrounded by armed rebels in Syria (GRAPHIC)

The video posted online shows armed men around an alleged Russian pilot who seems to be unconscious and immobile. His face is bruised and bloodied. The men seem to be happy and are praising Allah, with some regretting that they hadn’t burned him on the spot.

Nov 24 16:19

Powerful 7.5 quake jolts Peru-Brazil border

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as 6.9, has struck eastern Peru, close to the border with Brazil, according to USGS.

The quake was extremely deep, some 600 kilometers below ground level.

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No tsunami threat.

Nov 24 16:17

US-backed forces have right to self-defense, but others do not - State Department

Turkey and the rebels it backs northern Syria had the right to defend themselves against Russian airstrikes, State Department spokesman told reporters. The rebels reportedly killed one Russian pilot who ejected from the jet hit by a Turkish missile.

During the regular press briefing, Mark Toner said the Syrian government did not have such a right, though.

Nov 24 16:17

The Tunisian authorities have confirmed the death of 12 people in the bus explosion in the capital

At the site there are emergency services, as well as the prime minister and the head of the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior. The area is cordoned off by the police.

Earlier it was reported that the bus undermining the protection of the president of Tunisia, killing more than 10 people.

According to preliminary data, on board the bus bomb exploded.

Nov 24 16:14

Violations of Greek airspace by the Turkish airforce since 2008

Turkey has been a regular violator of the Greek border. Turkey has violated the airspace of Greece no fewer than 2244 times in 2014. That's over 6 times a day!

Nov 24 16:11

Emails Reveal How Coca-Cola Controlled Anti-Obesity Group

A non-profit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Coke helped pick the group's leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website.

Nov 24 16:04

UK man wins court case against BBC for 911 cover up

Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 over 20 minutes before it occurred. WTC 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was not hit by a plane on 9/11 but collapsed at free-fall speed later that day.

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This is today's radio guest.

Nov 24 15:44

The explosions of shells of the Great Patriotic wounded five near Volgograd

In the Volgograd region exploded bomb from World War II, five people were injured. The incident occurred 100 kilometers from Volgograd, in the village of Abganerovo, reports Tass.

Ammunition ran the railroad that carried out earthworks. The explosion occurred as a result of the impact of the projectile instrument. Five were injured by shrapnel and three injured taken to a clinic in Volgograd, two refused hospitalization.

On the eve of a similar incident occurred during drilling operations in Moscow. No injuries were reported.

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This illustrates why Russians and Europeans do not want a new World War. They are still dealing with unexploded munitions left over from the last one!

Nov 24 15:44

A ‘See-No-Evil’ Drone War

The mainstream U.S. news media has failed miserably in holding the U.S. government to account for the killing of civilians in its drone strikes during the 14-year-old “war on terror,” rarely supplying such unpleasant facts even when they become available, writes John Hanrahan.

Nov 24 15:42

Life in ruins: Syrians survive in Aleppo amid city destruction

Terrorists have been losing ground after government forces fought back both Islamic State and al-Nusra extremists in the Aleppo region.

Nov 24 15:39

Russian Media claims Erdogan's son behind downing of Russian Su-24

Turkey intends to thwart Russian military operations in Syria because of ISIS oil operations

Cheap oil that ISIL terrorists are trafficking to Turkey may be the true reason for the attack on the Russian su-24 bomber on the morning of 24 November, reports LifeNews.

According to the publication, the son of Turkish President, Bilal Erdogan, is associated with terrorists and ISIS' control of oil flow in the country. It is a fact that Russian aircraft launched massive strikes on the oil fields of the terrorists, causing Turkish authorities to use its last straw.

Nov 24 15:35


The government may declare victory in wars started in foreign lands, but for the people who live in small towns in this land the results are barely distinguishable from defeat. Lives are lost, families destroyed, futures shattered, hopes ruined; all this is the price paid by the people for the "foreign entanglements" we were long ago warned to avoid. The real price of war is paid not just by those who died in it, but by those who are left behind who bury their dead and pay the bills.

And now it may happen again. Having bred a new generation of soldiers far too young to know what their service in war costs their own families, the present administration is trying to start a war of conquest, to barter the surplus population of "useless eaters" for even more wealth and power. And if the leaders obtain that wealth and power they will declare victory, while the people of America who live in towns like the one I grew up in will salve their grief with cheap ribbons and plaques.

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Nov 24 15:33

Drone Whistleblower Claim – Pilots Often High on Drugs; Refer to Children as “Fun Size Terrorists”

The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread drug and alcohol abuse, further stating that some operators had flown missions while impaired.

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Could you blow up kids and stay sober?

Nov 24 15:31

Moscow warns Ankara of "inevitable consequences" for attack on Su-24

According to the Russian data, the plane did not violate Turkey’s airspace as it was flying in Syria’s airspace and was shot down over Syria

Nov 24 15:30

Erdogan in 2012: Brief Airspace Violations Can't Be Pretext for Attack

Turkey has cited airspace violations as its justification for shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday. But only three years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan specifically stated that such actions should "never be a pretext for an attack."

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I love the smell of burning hypocrite in the morning.

Nov 24 15:23

Russian lawmaker proposes halting economic, diplomatic ties with Turkey

"We should immediately freeze economic relations with Turkey, diplomatic ties may be halted as well," Kalashnikov told TASS. "The Turkish side has made it on purpose on the day of the meeting between US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande in order to prevent any constructive decision on the peacekeeping operation [in Syria]," Kalashnikov said.

Nov 24 15:22

Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go

Nov 24 15:22

Tom Lehrer - So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)

Nov 24 15:18

The Economy Is Coming Unglued

Commodity prices are plunging, the dollar is powering higher, Obamacare is collapsing, economies everywhere are faltering, and terrorism is spreading across the globe.

That’s bad news. Unless you happen to be among the stock market investors who in the U.S. spent the last week bidding up stock prices like there is no tomorrow. They are playing with fire and are likely to get burned.

Nov 24 15:15

Interstate contacts with Turkey need to be suspended — Russian senator

A senior Russian lawmaker from the upper house of parliament suggested freezing all interstate contacts with Turkey following the crash of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber after a missile strike from a Turkish fighter. Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, wrote on his Facebook page that Turkey chose itself a place "in the modern history of the fight between good and evil" on its own. "And it turns out that this place is beyond the antiterrorism coalition. Wishing or not, it is with terrorists," he said. Kosachev said "regretfully, there is no hope for apologies on the part of the Turkish side," adding that it is time to wait for "reaction from our potential partners on the global antiterrorism coalition," that is NATO member states. "As regards interstate contacts with Turkey, I think it is necessary to suspend them until better times," he said.

Nov 24 15:10

Contracted marine killed during Su-24 pilots search and rescue operation — General Staff

One of the helicopters involved in the operation was damaged by gunfire and made an emergency landing in a neutral area," he said. "One contracted marine was killed. The search and rescue team and the helicopter crew were evacuated and are now at the Hmeymim airbase. The helicopter was destroyed by mortar fire from a territory controlled by terrorists, Rudskoy said. The search and rescue operation to save the Su-24 pilots continues, he added. "According to accurate data of objective monitoring, our plane did not cross the Turkish border," he said. "It is confirmed by the data from Syria’s missile defense system. Moreover, the Hmeymim airfield’s radar surveillance data registered violation of the Syria airspace by the attacking Turkish jet." "Presumably, the plane was hit by a short-range missile with an infra-red seeker," he said. "Objective monitoring devices registered no attempts by the Turkish plane to establish radio or visual contact with our crew.

Nov 24 15:09

Turkey's attack provocation to split int’l anti-terrorist coalition — French politician

"The Turkish government is playing really foul games," he wrote in his account in the web. "What was the Russian plane doing? It was delivering air strikes against the Islamic State. Did it pose any threat to Turkey? No. It means that it was another Turkey’s provocation seeking to set the international coalition which is currently being formed at odds. It is a well-staged shot in the back."
NATO: diplomacy, calm, de-escalation required to address Su-24 incident http://tass.ru/en/world/838994

Nov 24 15:06

Russian Defense Ministry Video Proves Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace

While authorities in Ankara have insisted that it shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber after the aircraft entered Turkish airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has released video proving that the plane never left Syrian airspace.

According to a leaked letter written to the UN Security Council by the Turkish Ambassador, Turkey’s military justified the shooting down of a Russian bomber by claiming that the aircraft had entered Turkish airspace for 17 seconds.

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Which means the Turkish F-16s were waiting for the Russian plane.

Nov 24 14:46

Russian rescue chopper destroyed with U.S. supplied TOW missile

A Russian rescue helicopter has been destroyed after landing, by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet. According to the UK mirror, “A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. made Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile.” The Syrian rebels have been identified as the Free Syrian Army, the same rebels who were met and armed by Arizona Senator John McCain.

Nov 24 14:45

FLASHBACK 2012 - Syria crisis: Fierce fighting erupts near Damascus

Earlier, Mr Erdogan spoke of Turkey's "rage" at Syria's decision to shoot down the F-4 Phantom last Friday and described Syria as a "clear and present threat".

"A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack," he said.

Nov 24 14:27

‘Online book burning’ has begun, author claims ‘censorship’

Jim Fetzer, Ph.D., the author of the controversial book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook is calling Amazon’s alleged censorship of his book “absurd.” Fetzer claims the company approved his book for publication back in October then later reserved their right to remove it from their website once it became a “sensation.”

Nov 24 14:10

NATO's Proto, Mondragone, Fortified Base Revealed

When I was a teenager in Italy, my father (U.S. Army stationed with Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSouth)) would occasionally have to go to this secret base inside a small nearby mountain to participate in war-games.

He once told me how his Turkish counterpart would look at the "big board" an exclaim, "Ah! My country again!" Every scenario that was played involved Turkey as the flash-point.

Nov 24 13:57

Politicians slam tax-avoiding Pfizer-Allergan deal

U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc's deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.

Democrats heaped the most criticism on the New York-based drug maker, with Hillary Clinton accusing Pfizer of using legal loopholes to avoid its "fair share" of taxes in a deal that she said "will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag."

Nov 24 13:57

Church of Scientology Moscow branch 'dissolved' by court

A Russian court has ruled that the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved.

The Moscow city court accepted the arguments of Russia's justice ministry that as the term "Scientology" is a registered US trademark, the Church cannot be considered a religious organisation.

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"That does it; this means WAR!" -- Tom Kruze

Nov 24 13:48

Turkey Has Destroyed Russia’s Hope Of Western Cooperation — Paul Craig Roberts

Turkey’s unprovoked shoot-down of a Russian military aircraft over Syria raises interesting questions. It seems unlikely that the Turkish government would commit an act of war against a much more powerful neighbor unless Washington had cleared the attack. Turkey’s government is not very competent, but even the incompetent know better than to put themselves into a position of facing Russia alone.

If the attack was cleared with Washington, was Obama bypassed by the neocons who control his government, or is Obama himself complicit? Clearly the neoconservatives are disturbed by the French president’s call for unity with Russia against ISIL and easily could have used their connections to Turkey to stage an event that Washington can use to prevent cooperation with Russia.

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Here's your rifle, Barack...

Nov 24 13:42

Two pilots from downed Russian plane alive: Turkish official

The two pilots who ejected from a Russian war plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border are believed to be alive and Turkish authorities are seeking to recover them, a government official said on Tuesday.

"Turkey has information that the two pilots are alive and right now Turkey is trying to recover them," the official told AFP, after reports that at least one of the pilots could have died after parachuting down inside Syria.

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Turkey has no business crossing into Syria to "rescue" the pilots.

Nov 24 13:37

France Cracks Down on Civil Liberties, Sometimes Exceeding US's Post-9/11 Response

Last Friday, France's parliament overwhelmingly passed a three-month extension ofWhere's LeBeef?Youtube/Islamotion the national state of emergency, granting broad powers to law enforcement and significantly curtailing civil liberties.

The Guardian summarizes some of the new security measures:

Expanded powers to immediately place under house arrest any person if there are “serious reasons to think their behaviour is a threat to security or public order”.

More scope to dissolve groups or associations that participate in, facilitate or incite acts that are a threat to public order. Members of these groups can be placed under house arrest.

Extended ability to carry out searches without warrants and to copy data from any system found. MPs, lawyers, magistrates and journalists will be exempt.

Increased capacity to block websites that “encourage” terrorism.

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According to this search tool, whatreallyhappened.com is now blocked in France!

Nov 24 13:33

Lt Gen Sergei Rudskoy made declaration on Turkish AirForce attack on Russian Su-24. Eng. Subs.

Nov 24 13:24

Taking of hostages in northern France not linked to Paris attacks: police sources

Armed men who took hostages on Tuesday in the northern French town of Roubaix appeared to have no link to the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamist militants in Paris but were probably planning a robbery, police sources said on Tuesday.

Nov 24 13:23

NEW video of Syrian Turk-backed rebels firing at parachuts and killing two Russian plilots

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Okay, there's a problem, because in the first video the parachutes were white, and in this video the single parachute we see is red.

Nov 24 13:18

Big Sugar And Corn Refiners Association Collide In Settlement Over “Corn Sugar” Name

A group of sugar companies and corn refiners said Friday that they settled a false advertising court battle over the refiners’ attempt to call high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar.” The Sugar Association, Western Sugar Cooperative and other sugar companies sued Corn Refiners Association and corn refining companies in…