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Oct 07 07:54

BREAKING: Power Grab in Riyadh Likely After Saudi King 'Hospitalized for Dementia'

The news of King Salman's hospitalization comes just days after a senior Saudi prince called for regime change in Riyadh.

Oct 07 07:54

Dependency on Warlords Led to U.S. Attack on MSF Afghan Hospital

Sonali Kolhatkar tells Paul Jay that the American perpetual war strategy has created a criminal narco-state and generated support for the hated Taliban.

Oct 07 07:51

Ex-British Ambassador a Pariah in Western Circles for Making Sense About Russia

Former UK ambassador slams anti-Russian sanctions along with Western policies in Ukraine and Syria.

Oct 07 07:51

Obama Boots Syrian Peace Chance

President Barack Obama is turning his back on possibly the last best chance to resolve the bloody Syrian war because he fears a backlash from Official Washington’s powerful coalition of neoconservatives and “liberal interventionists” along with their foreign fellow-travelers: Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf sheikdoms.

Oct 07 07:49

The ISIS spoofs all in one place - UPDATED!

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Oct 07 07:49

Why today’s children should be prepared to work until they’re 100 and have FORTY different jobs

Schools should be preparing children for working to the age of 100 and driving Uber taxis to make ends meet, a top business consultant has warned.

Rohit Talwar said that as businesses become more automated there will be fewer jobs and many of the old ‘occupations’ will be filled with robots.

It could mean that people will have to adapt to a number of different jobs and spend periods of time unemployed.

Mr Talwar said youngsters should be ready to have 40 jobs during their career, working ‘potentially up to the age of 100’ and living to 120.

Oct 07 07:48

Sisi, Putin call for anti-terror Mideast coalition – Al Arayabiay

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, Sisi said “the Egyptian people” are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East.

Putin told reporters after the talks that regional powers should join their efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

Oct 07 07:48

How and Why Russia Launched Its Cruise Missiles Against ISIS

The missiles would have been the long range subsonic land attack version of the Klub cruise missile family. The Klub family is a modular family of different cruise missiles tasked for different roles depending on their motors and guidance systems. Some members of this family of missiles are used for attacking surface warships, and others for attacking submarines. Those that are used to attack surface warships typically skim close to the sea, but have a supersonic terminal phase. Those used to attack submarines are short range, sometimes supersonic, and launch a light anti-submarine torpedo into the sea near the point where the submarine has been spotted. The land attack version of the Klub used in this attack uses a combination of inertial and satellite guidance and in order to achieve a longer range (up to 2,500 km is claimed) uses a turbojet as opposed to a rocket engine to fly subsonically at Mach 0.8.

Oct 07 07:48

Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule.

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If Assad got 88.7 percent of the vote, then the people protesting his rule are not Syrian voters.

Oct 07 07:48

Saudi Arabia Silences UN Human Rights Council Over Its War Crimes in Yemen

Omer Aziz says the Saudis are blocking an inquiry into one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent times.

Oct 07 07:47

Watch Madman McCain lie about what is going on in Syria

What makes John McCain tick continues to baffle observers.

Putin has volunteered that he is missing a few marbles due to his long captivity in Vietnam.

Conspiracy theorist argue that he is a an asset of Israeli intelligence, citing his marriage to a Jewish mobster family from Arizona, and his comically knee-jerk hollering in favor of anything that benefits Israel.

Conservatives hate him because pretends to be conservative, but isn't at all on social issues.

Who knows where the truth lies, but one thing is sure, the man is a menace.

Oct 07 07:47

‘Massive’ Media Hype for TPP

It is amazing how the elite media can be dragged along by their noses into accepting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can have a big impact on trade and growth. If I had a dollar for every time the deal was described as “massive,” or that we were told what share of world trade will be covered by the TPP, I would be richer than Bill Gates.

Oct 07 07:45

Syria: Assad's ground troops launch offensive against IS in Hama and Idlib

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a ground offensive amid Russian airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Idlib in western Syria targeting members of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Wednesday. It is the first major ground fighting since Russian authorities began launching air strikes on IS militias on September 30.

Oct 07 07:45

USS Porter enters Black Sea 'to maintain peace'

USS Porter has entered the water area of the Black Sea on October 7. The destroyer is equipped with Aegis air defense system and Tomahawk missiles, Turkish news websites report, publishing photos of the US vessel passing through the Bosphorus. According to US officials, the destroyer was sent to the Black Sea to maintain peace and stability in the region. The mission is being carried out in the framework of Atlantic Determination Operation. The goal of the operation is to show support for NATO allies of the United States in the Baltic and the Black Sea regions in the light of the Ukrainian crisis. SS Porter, based in Rota (Spain), conducts naval operations in cooperation with NATO allies and partners in the area of ??operational responsibility of the Sixth Fleet of the US Navy to promote security and stability in the Black Sea region, officials said. The United States remains committed to maintaining permanent presence in Eastern Europe, they added.

Oct 07 07:44

Seize the Chaos: Israel, the Neocons, and their Bloody, Blundering 'Art' of War

Israel lacks a national motto. If its leaders are looking for a Latin one, “carpe chaos” would be an apt and honest choice.

“Seize the chaos” is half of Israeli foreign policy in a nutshell (the other half being the instigation of that chaos in the first place). Indeed, even its friends in the media cannot help but put it in such terms. For example, The New York Times recently reported about the:

…many Israeli leaders and thinkers seizing on the chaos in Syria to solidify Israel’s hold on Golan.

This refers to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and has occupied ever since. Even the Israel-enabling United Nations considers that occupation and subsequent annexation to be unjust and illegal. Returning Golan to Syria has long been advanced as part of a potential peace deal.

Oct 07 07:44

The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification

When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested: an airstrike it carried out in Kunduz “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.” Oops: our bad. Fog of war, errant bombs, and all that.

Oct 07 07:44

Ukraine wants ISIS terrorists to take revenge on Russia

Anton Gerashchenko, Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, believes that the Russian military involved in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria, should be "punished according to Shariah laws." The politician urged everyone to post any information about the Russians fighting against militants in Syria on "The Peacemaker" website. This would help the terrorists and their brethren to take revenge on the servicemen of the Russian Air Force for "Russia's undeclared war against the people of Syria," Gerashchenko wrote on his Facebook page, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to RIA Novosti. The Ukrainian politician thus wants to help the terrorists punish Russia for protecting the legitimate government of Syria. Anton Gerashchenko is known for his outrageous statements. Not that long ago, the advisor to Interior Minister said that Ukrainian TV channel "Inter" belonged to Putin.

Oct 07 07:38

Moldova parliament to discuss top resignations sought by opposition

Moldova's parliament will discuss resignations of heads of state supervisory agencies demanded by opposition groups, a deputy from the Party of Socialists told TASS on Wednesday, saying the Party of Communists had helped put these issues on the agenda. "These draft bills will be put to the vote in priority order at a plenary session on October 9," Vladimir Batrincea said. The opposition was demanding notably resignations of the heads of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Central Election Commission, the National Center for the Fight Against Corruption, the Information and Security Service and the National Bank, he added.

Oct 07 07:35

Poland to relocate 106 fellow citizens from eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol

The Polish government has prepared a plan to relocate to the republic 106 Polish citizens living in Mariupol, a city in the Donetsk region, Foreign Minister Grzegorz Shetyna told the local television on Wednesday. "The Polish government launches the campaign to relocate Polish nationals from Mariupol," he said. "This concerns 106 of our citizens," the minister added. According to him, preparations for this move were carried out for a long time, since the fighting raged in the Donbas region. However, this became possible now that the situation calmed down. The government prepared the adaptation program for them to learn the language and find a job.

Oct 07 07:35

California Mayor Forced to Hand Over Electronics and Passwords at Airport, Compares U.S. To Nazi Germany

“I think the American people should be extremely concerned about their personal rights and privacy. As I was being searched at the airport, there was a Latino couple to my left, and an Asian couple to my right also being aggressively searched. I briefly had to remind myself that this was not North Korea or Nazi Germany. This is the land of the Free."

Oct 07 07:34

Russian attack helicopters to be moved to military base in Tajikistan

Russia will move the Mil Mi-24P and Mi-8 MTV helicopters to the 201st military base in Tajikistan, spokesman for the Central Military District, Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin reported on Wednesday. "The newly formed air group will be deployed at the Hissar district of Tajikistan at the Aini airfield 30 km from the capital Dushanbe. The unit will comprise the Mi-24P attack helicopters and Mi-8 MTV combat transport helicopters," he said. Roshchupkin said that the helicopters would be engaged in the transportation of cargoes, covering troops’ convoys and support of assault landing operations, putting minefield obstacles, evacuation of the sick and wounded, conduct aerial engineer terrain intelligence.

Oct 07 07:34

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Oct 07 07:32

Iran's supreme leader says no talks with US can be held as they bring no result

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran should have no talks with the US as they yield no benefit. "The path towards talks with the United States is closed as last time the result of these negotiations was only disappointment and they brought no benefit," said Khamenei, who has not publicly backed the nuclear deal reached with the world powers in mid-July. "Our talks with the US always turn to be America’s attempt to harm the Islamic Republic," he said. At the lengthy nuclear talks even when it seemed that the ways of solving the problem were found, Washington always "searched for a chance to pressure Iran and make us take a step at the expense of national interests," he said. "The US always conducts talks from the position of imposing its will," the supreme leader stressed.

Oct 07 07:30

Britain's commitment to climate aid is immoral

The decision by the Conservative government to spend 50% more on so-called "climate aid" is a feel-good policy that does little for the world’s poorest or the planet. It is part of an indefensible international movement towards ever greater chunk of aid going towards climate.

The money – £5.8 billion – is to be diverted from the United Kingdom’s overseas aid budget to its International Climate Fund over the next five years.

In a world where malnourishment continues to claim at least 1.4 million children’s lives, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, and 2.6 billion lack clean drinking water and sanitation, diverting scarce resources from aid that address these obvious challenges to climate policies is not only wasteful; it is immoral.

Oct 07 07:27

Diesel scandal will wipe out VW for at least two years

VW faces a bill of €32bn over two years to clean up after diesel emissions cheating scandal, says Soc Gen

Oct 07 07:26

Risk of global financial crash has increased, warns IMF

Threat of instability and recession in emerging economies, and legacy of debt and disharmony in eurozone among ‘triad of risks’ outlined in stability report

Oct 07 07:25

Dissent On Israel Not Permitted At Bernie Sanders Event

Another Zionist who puts Israel first instead of his own country.

Fast forward to 2015, this past Saturday, when Bernie Sanders, an increasingly viable contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, held one of his biggest campaign rallies to date, drawing more than 20,000 people to an event at the Boston convention center. Among those visitors were a number of young activists from Boston Students for Justice in Palestine, who were curious about Sanders’ position on the occupied territories. They had a sign with them; in a playful nod to one of Sanders’ campaign slogans, it simply asked, “Will Ya Feel The Bern For Palestine?” The activists say they were well-received by other Sanders supporters in the crowd.

Oct 07 07:24

Afghan hospital bombing: MSF demands investigation under Geneva conventions

Médecins sans Frontières has called for an independent inquiry under the Geneva conventions into a US airstrike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

The medical charity said the investigation, which can be set up at the request of a single state under the conventions, would gather facts and evidence from the US, Nato and Afghanistan.

“If we let this go, we are basically giving a blank cheque to any countries at war,” Joanne Liu, MSF international president said.

The investigation would be a first step, aimed to establish facts about the incident and the chain of command that led to the strike, MSF said. Only then would it decide whether to bring criminal charges for loss of life and damage.

Oct 07 07:23

The World's Silliest Empire

The next silly moment arrived at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, where Obama, who went on for 30 minutes instead of the allotted 15 (does Mr. Silly President know how to read a clock?) managed to use up all of this time and say absolutely nothing that made any sense to anyone.

But it was Putin's speech that laid out the Empire's silliness for all to see when he scolded the US for making a bloody mess of the Middle East with its ham-handed interventions. The oft-repeated quote is “Do you understand what you have done?” but that's not quite right. The Russian «?? ???? ????????? ??????, ???? ?? ??????????» can be more accurately translated as “How can you even now fail to understand what a mess you have made?” Words matter: this is not how one talks to a superpower before an assembly of the world's leaders; this is how one scolds a stupid and wayward child. In the eyes of the whole world, this made the Empire look rather silly.

Oct 07 07:23

Caspian Flotilla ships fire 26 cruise missiles on IS targets in Syria — Defense Minister

"Intensive work of different intelligence services over the last two days has made it possible to detect a large number of various IS facilities - command posts, ammunition depots, military equipment depots, training camps of militants. This morning, the Caspian Flotilla warships were involved in the operation against them, in addition to the aircraft. Four missile ships have launched 26 cruise missiles on 11 targets. According to the objective control data, all the targets have been destroyed, and no civilian facilities have been hit," Shoigu said. "The strike results have confirmed the missiles’ high long-range efficiency - at distances of nearly 1,500 km," the minister said.
Russia agreed with partners in advance on cruise missile strikes on IS militants in Syria http://tass.ru/en/defense/826967 (VIDEO)

Oct 07 07:21

Russia hits 112 Islamic State targets in Syria — defense minister

"As of today, 112 targets were hit since September 30," Shoigu said. "The intensity of strikes is growing. Many targets were discovered in the past two days, command posts, ammunition and military hardware depots, militant training camps. All the targets were destroyed, no civilian facilities were damaged." Shoigu said the Russian aerospace forces had "destroyed "19 command posts, 12 ammunition caches, 71 military hardware pieces and six explosive device making facilities." He added that "23 aircraft continued hitting militant positions since morning."
Syrian troops launch offensive in Hama province http://tass.ru/en/world/826929

Oct 07 07:19

Expert: Ukraine’s rating downgrade to restricted default puts end on investments

Downgrade of Ukraine’s short-term and long-term issuer default rating to "RD" (restrictive default) by Fitch Ratings will further affect investment attractiveness of the country, ex-minister of economy of Ukraine Viktor Suslov told TASS on Wednesday. "This is significant. It underlines investment unattractiveness of the country. This means it will be extremely difficult for Ukraine to make any borrowings on financial markets, primarily private financial markets," the expert said. Furthermore, this is a signal of potential default on other liabilities and highlights the decline of other economic indicators. "Production volume drops, unemployment grows and the GDP is likely to continue falling in case of investments outflow," Suslov said. Kiev will have the restricted default rating until the issue of new Eurobonds, Ukraine’s economist Andrei Blinov said in his turn. "Ukraine will have such ratings until new securities are issued.

Oct 07 07:18

Kiev not considering amnesty, special status for Donbas — foreign minister

"They tried to impose on us an "amnesty list" or a special status. There will be no such things," Klimkin stressed. The minister said the French initiative on immunity is discussed in the format of post-conflict settlement. "Amnesty is a judicial process rather than a political one, it may take place only when Ukrainian prosecutors and the court will be locally," Klimkin said. "The Balkan states have the experience of such an amnesty." Speaking about another stand-off over the special status, Klimkin said "no special status actually exists." "We have the law on peculiarities of local self-government regime, and the references to this law are included in the constitution. It is the only [law] that solves the situation with the special local self-rule in these regions," he said.

Oct 07 07:07

Europe’s Rape Epidemic: Western Women Will Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Mass Migration

Readers will be more than aware that Sweden has become Europe’s rape capital. Its government has blamed this on everything from increased reporting to the internet to the weather. Norway and Denmark also have some rather alarming rates of rape, but those countries are more readily willing to admit the cause.

In Norway, recent statistics revealed that 100 per cent of violent street-rapes committed in the capital city of Oslo were committed by “non-western” immigrants. It’s a similar story in Denmark, where the majority of rapes are committed by immigrants, usually Muslim.

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Europe is dealing with the same "filter" the US is. The people most likely to come across the border are people who behaved badly in their home country and are fleeing prosecution.

Oct 07 07:04

FLASHBACK 2009 - Ron Paul on Obama's Foreign Policy

Oct 07 07:03

Russian warplanes in Syria destroy US-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander

Russian air strikes have destroyed the main weapons depots of a US-trained rebel group in Syria, their commander said on Wednesday, in an expansion of Russian attacks on insurgents backed by foreign enemies of President Bashar al-Assad.

Oct 07 07:01

Supreme Court Says Mandatory Vaccinations Don’t Violate Children’s Constitutional Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case challenging the state of New York’s public school vaccination requirement, which requires all children to be vaccinated prior to attendance at public school.

The SCOTUS’s failure to hear the case effectively states that mandatory vaccination of all public school children, doesn’t violate their constitutional rights.

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It does, however, violate the Nuremberg code, which requires informed consent (emphasis on consent) prior to any medical treatment!

Oct 07 06:58

WATCH: Conservative Florida mom vows to stop her children from learning about Islam and Arabic numerals

A Florida mom posted a rambling 15 minute video to her Facebook account complaining that her son’s high school world history class textbook spends an entire chapter on Muslims and advances in the Islamic world, including the “origin of Ay-rabic numerals.”

Oct 07 06:57

Scotland Yard accuses the BBC of hampering its investigations into historical child sexual abuse

Scotland Yard has accused the BBC of undermining its investigation into historical child sex abuse, claiming that the corporation’s actions risked deterring victims from coming forward.

An hour-long Panorama investigation aired on BBC One last night, scrutinising allegations of a historical paedophile ring in Westminster.

On the programme, a man known only as David, claimed he may have been led by campaigners into making serious allegations against members of the establishment.

Oct 07 06:55

Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia Responsible for All Chaos in Region

Nasrallah said that the role of the Saudi government, since the establishment of the Riyadh regime, has been to serve the interests of Israel and the United States in the region.

Oct 07 06:51

An Ex-Lawman On A Lonely Mission: Bringing The Police To Justice

At the heart of Peace Officer, a new documentary out this month, stands a man named William "Dub" Lawrence. A former sheriff, Lawrence comes off as a somber figure — a man capable of calmly reconstructing the death of his suicidal son-in-law, who was shot in a standoff with a SWAT team in 2008.

But when you meet Lawrence, it's impossible not to note just how much the man grins — as in, big, toothy, Jimmy Carter-level grins.

"That's my best weapon," he says. "If I smile, they will usually not punch me in the face."

Oct 07 06:50

South Florida Cop Acquitted of Raping Woman at Gunpoint After Jury Determines She Asked For It

A South Florida cop accused of raping a woman at gunpoint while on duty was acquitted today after a jury determined she had asked for it and was merely acting out a fantasy by allowing the cop to penetrate her as she bent over the hood of his car.

The incident took place October 15, 2014 when the woman, who was 20 at the time, was riding passenger in a car with a friend who had been arrested for drunk driving.

Maiorino, 35 at the time, agreed to drive her to the police station where she could be picked up by her mother.

However, the woman said that when he pulled up in front of the station, he unzipped his pants and pulled out his penis and held her head down, ordering her to suck it.

Oct 07 06:43

Pat Robertson Warns: God Will Flood All 50 States If ‘The Gays Keep Getting Married’

Pat Robertson says the South Carolina flooding is to be blamed on gay marriage, and that more states will flood soon too.

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Why does anyone even pay attention to this clown?

Oct 07 06:33

Effort To Recall Vaccine Senator Pan Underway In California

Even though the effort to repeal S.B. 277 in California has officially failed, possibly due to what many suggest may have been a concerted act at sabotage, another “repeal” effort is taking place in the golden state. This time, however, it is not a bill that is the target, but a senator.…

Oct 07 06:28

6 Reasons To Think Before You Pink

Every October we get a nationwide wave of pink ribbon breast cancer awareness products. Even after October it’s pretty difficult to avoid getting the widespread pink ribbon marketing culture ‘in our faces…’

Oct 07 06:13


Imagine that -- out of the 3,008 Sheriffs in America, how conveeeenient that this most recent, and most suspicious shooting event should happen right in Hanlin's backyard, at a Community College which he once attended. And, again, how conveeeenient that the dirty deed was perpetrated, we are told, by a pre-natal devotee of Donald Trump.

Something doesn't smell too rosey in Roseburg, Oregon,

Oct 07 06:10

Russia "Violated" Turkish Airspace Because Turkey "Moved" Its Border

One Russian plane may even indeed have slightly crossed the border while maneuvering. But the real reason why the U.S. military official and Turkey claim the above "violations" is because Turkey unilaterally "moved" the Turkish-Syrian border five miles south:

Turkey has maintained a buffer zone five miles inside Syria since June 2012, when a Syrian air defense missile shot down a Turkish fighter plane that had strayed into Syrian airspace. Under revised rules of engagement put in effect then, the Turkish air force would evaluate any target coming within five miles of the Turkish border as an enemy and act accordingly.

If Syrian rules of engagement would "move" its northern border up to the Black Sea would any plane in eastern Turkey be in violation of Syrian air space? No one would accept such nonsense and that is why no one should accept the U.S.-Turkish bullshit here. Russian planes should not respect the "new" Turkish defined border but only the legitimate one.

Oct 07 06:06

Chris Christie: 'Put Me in the Ring Against Vladimir Putin'

Another fat ass repub who wants to fight Vladimir Putin! This obese politico has truly lost it!

Published on Oct 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie joined Sean Hannity tonight to react to Russia's continuing military buildup and ongoing airstrikes in Syria.

Oct 07 06:03

Nevada lawmaker wants study of medications prescribed to mass shooters

As the nation learns more about the mass-casualty shooter at a rural Oregon community college, a state lawmaker would like to learn more about drugs used to treat mental illness while one of Nevada's federal lawmakers says it is time for lawmakers to act to try to end mass shootings. . .

. . . Local Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore says that while a lot of people want to blame guns for mass shootings, she believes we need to take a look at psychiatric drug treatments prescribed to those struggling with mental illness.

Journalists have learned that the shooter's screen name on social media was "lithium love." Lithium is used as a psychiatric medication.

While there is no confirmation of medications that Harper-Mercer was prescribed, Fiore says with some drugs known to cause violence, suicidal and homicidal actions, we need more scientific proof that they work.

Oct 07 05:58

Massive strike with precision weapons on targets in Syria LIH of the Caspian Sea

Published on Oct 7, 2015

This night ship strike group of the Russian Navy launched cruise missiles against ISIS infrastructural facilities in Syria.

Oct 07 05:58

Western propaganda blitz targets Russian involvement in Syria

On September 30, Russian warplanes began targeting Takfiri militants in Syria. Before the planes even left the ground, the internet was awash with stories of civilians murdered by Russian bombs. The west has launched a full-scale information war against Russia, but according to experts it is unlikely to affect Moscow's support for Syria's fight against terrorism.

Oct 07 05:54

4 Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian sea

Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.

Oct 07 05:47

New Yorkers slam Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

A group of people have held a rally in New York to protest the recent escalation of violence by Israeli forces and settlers against Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The demonstrators representing many communities, including a number of university campuses, gathered near the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York City on Tuesday.

Waving Palestinian flags and carrying anti-Israel banners, the crowd denounced Tel Aviv’s wave of aggression across the occupied Palestinian territories and expressed support for the Palestinian resistance front.

Oct 07 05:46

US airstrike on Afghan hospital attack on Geneva conversion: MSF

The aid organization, Doctors without Borders, has slammed the recent deadly US airstrike on its hospital in the Afghan northern city of Kunduz as “an attack on the Geneva conventions.”

“This was not just an attack on our hospital, it was an attack on the Geneva conventions. This cannot be tolerated,” Joanne Liu, the president of the group, known by its French acronym as the MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), said in a statement on Wednesday.

Liu said that the air raid was in violation of the international law because targeting hospitals in war zones is in breach of the Geneva Convention.

The MSF chief called for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident which killed 12 MSF staff and ten patients.

Oct 07 05:44

Talks with US banned because of disadvantages: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says holding negotiations with the US is banned as it has countless disadvantages and no benefits.

The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with commanders and staff members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Navy as well as their families in Tehran on Wednesday.

“The problem currently facing the country is due to certain individuals who are quite thoughtless or quite credulous and don’t understand these realities,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in an apparent reference to those who favor talks with Washington.

Holding talks with Washington would be tantamount to “infiltration” and paving the way for imposing its will, the Leader noted.

Oct 07 05:40

Top Ukraine official backs idea 'to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria’

Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, has shared a message from a Facebook “friend” who wants to help ISIS militants take revenge on Russian military fighting terrorists in Syria under Sharia law.

Gerashchenko said he received a message on Facebook which said that “Russian propaganda channels” and Russian army in almost every report “show off” their military personnel in Syria.

Oct 07 05:37

'We are seeking bigger role for Russia than Americans' - Iraq defense committee chairman

Baghdad, Russia’s ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US and may soon officially request to start airstrikes on its soil, the chairman of Iraqi parliament’s defense committee said.

"We might be forced to ask Russia to launch airstrikes in Iraq soon. I think in the upcoming few days or weeks Iraq will be forced to ask Russia to launch airstrikes and that depends on their success in Syria," said Hakim al-Zamili, Reuters reported.

"We are seeking to see Russia having a bigger role in Iraq... Yes, definitely a bigger role than the Americans," Zamili said.

The Iraqi official told RIA Novosti that the decision would depend on how efficient the Russian campaign in Syria proved to be.

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 07 02:29

Key Chart Shows Silver at Critical Crossroads

October 6, 2015

Oct 06 23:46

Russians Say U.S. Not Bombing ISIS

Russian Government Says U.S. Has Been Pretending to Strike ISIS Over the Last Year and that Obama is Lying to the American People…

Oct 06 20:49

Hillary Clinton 'beats her husband Bill and terrorizes her staff', a new book claims

so much for being a victim of male patriarchy

Oct 06 20:06

Top European Court Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Unsafe For Data

snip: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had a suggestion: reform U.S. surveillance law.

The decision is disastrous for U.S. companies, Wyden said in a statement. “By striking down the Safe Harbor Agreement, the European Union Court of Justice today called for open season against American businesses,” he said. “Yet, U.S. politicians who allowed the National Security Agency to secretly enact a digital dragnet of millions of phone and email records also bear responsibility. These ineffective mass surveillance programs did nothing to make our country safer, but they did grave damage to the reputations of the American tech sector.”

Wyden called on Congress to “start taking the next steps on surveillance reform now, and not wait for the expiration of section 702 of the FISA statute in December 2017 to get started.”

Oct 06 19:25

NZ diplomat Robert Kaiwai had a hand in choosing $6.2m Hawaii mansion

Note: Maybe Mike can go & visit him & get him to help feed the homeless & get a spare bed for someone.

A New Zealand diplomat was involved in the selection of a $6.2 million mansion bought with taxpayer money for him and his wife to live in.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat) has come out strongly against criticism that diplomat Robert Kaiwai picked the luxurious property, saying the decision was made by officials in Wellington.

"Mr Kaiwai was involved in identifying properties that corresponded with the terms of reference. A short list of five properties was made," an Mfat spokesman said.

"The short listed properties were then viewed by a three person Mfat team. Mr Kawai was neither part of that team nor present when they visited the properties."

The team made a recommendation to the Ministry, the spokesman said, which was reviewed by an independent advisory panel. The purchasing decision was made at a senior level in the Ministry.

Oct 06 19:23

Toys ‘R’ Us Forces U.S. College Grads To Train Their H-1B Foreign Replacements

Toys “R” Us is the latest in a string of U.S. companies that has been caught forcing their American employees to train foreign college-grads to take the Americans’ jobs, via a process known as “knowledge transfer.”

Oct 06 19:22

White House Spokesman: Putin is playing checkers, not chess

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Oct 06 19:22

Kiwi's Libor rigging trial begins

A New Zealand resident known as "Big Nose" was one of six brokers that helped convicted trader Tom Hayes manipulate bank rates by acting as middlemen between him and other traders, a London court has heard.

The six are former brokers of ICAP, RP Martin and Tullett Prebon and their trial began in the Southwark Crown Court in London overnight.

The group - Wellington resident Darrell Read, Colin Goodman, Danny Wilkinson, Terry Farr, James Gilmour and Noel Cryan - are defending charges of conspiracy to defraud.

They are accused of helping Hayes, a former Tokyo-based UBS and Citigroup trader, profit from his yen derivatives trades.

"They were rewarded in various ways to corrupt a process that should not have been corrupted," said prosecutor Mukul Chawla, according to the Financial Times.

Oct 06 18:50

911 truth hijacked by crazies complain original crazies

Dylan Avery actually said no planes hit the WTC nonsense, but oh I guess no plane hit the pentagon is OK. Holy shit this guy has no shame.

When you are ready to graduate to big boy pants, I have been the Sane voice on 911 the entire time. I have forgotten more about 911 than these people know.

Oct 06 18:29

"More preschoolers are shot dead each year than police officers are in the line of duty."

The Oregon shootings raise the question of what can be done to reduce the frequency of gun violence. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof argued in favor of smaller steps that might enjoy public support, such as requiring safe storage at home and a 10-year ban for anyone convicted of domestic violence or assault.

Oct 06 18:03

The question of the third intifada

Israel has closed every window of hope for the Palestinian people; there are currently no portals leading to a brighter future. All the pathways to freedom and independence for a viable future state have been blocked

Oct 06 17:59

Russia ready to consider anti-Daesh operation in Iraq: Parliament speaker

Russia says it would consider an airborne operation against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq if it receives a formal request from the Arab country’ authorities for conducting such a military campaign.

“In case of an official address from Iraq to the Russian Federation, the leaders of our country would study the political and military expediency of our air force’s participation in an air operation. Presently we have not received such an address,” Valentina Matviyenko, the Russian Federation Council speaker, told reporters during an official visit to Jordan on Tuesday, RT reported.

Oct 06 17:57

CNN Report Shows White Hands for Oregon Shooter's Mom

CNN has denied claims by conservative websites that a photo of Chris Harper-Mercer, the man who shot and killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, was altered to make him appear white. But a report on his mother, who is black, used footage of white hands to illustrate her making web postings on Tuesday.

Oct 06 17:53

BREMMER: 'We've already moved one step beyond a proxy war' in Syria

The dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which began in March 2011, drastically changed last week when Russian war planes started bombing US-backed rebels in Syria's west and north under the guise of bombing ISIS.

Now a war that saw Western, Turkish, and Gulf proxies — in addition to Syrian army defectors on one side fighting Iranian proxies and Russian hardware backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the other — has reached a new level.

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Oct 06 17:47

Hillary Clinton attacks Benghazi committee in new TV ad

After McCarthy's remarks, a voiceover narration says, "The Republicans have spent millions attacking Hillary because she’s fighting for everything they oppose ... from affordable health care ... to equal pay, she’ll never stop fighting for you and the Republicans know it."

Emily Schillinger, a spokeswoman for House Speaker John Boehner said in response to the ad, "This is a classic Clinton attempt to distract from her record of putting classified information at risk and jeopardizing our national security, all of which the FBI is investigating."

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Oct 06 17:41

Dissent on Israel Not Permitted at Bernie Sanders Event

They had a sign with them; in a playful nod to one of Sanders’ campaign slogans, it simply asked, “Will Ya Feel The Bern For Palestine?” The activists say they were well-received by other Sanders supporters in the crowd. But staffers working for a candidate widely viewed as one of the most progressive members of the Senate were apparently not happy. Security was made aware of a threat: Some students who support Sanders were holding a sign with a question on it. A tactic right out of the Bush campaign “playbook” went into action. “They told us to either put the sign away or leave,” said Sana Hashmani, one of the student activists. “We asked why, and they said that Bernie’s campaign staff had said the sign had to go.”

Oct 06 17:23

Has Russia Declared A “No-Float Zone” In Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

While brazen psychopaths like Hillary Clinton and warmongers like Marco Rubio call for a No-Fly Zone in Syria, it appears that Russia has declared a “No-Go Zone” of its own. The Russian version, however, consists of a “No-Float Zone” and is located off the coast of Syria...

Oct 06 16:42

Gassed No Jews- 'I'm With You' by Avril Lavigne Parody

Posted for that "Voice of Zion" Howard Stern!!!

Oct 06 16:41

Libertarians Asking 'Anti-IRS' GOP Candidates If They Would Give A Presidential Pardon To Imprisoned 87-Year-Old Tax Protester Irwin Schiff

Irwin Schiff, who is currently serving a long term in federal prison, was featured in Arron Russo's documentary America: From Freedom To Fascism. With several of the GOP candidates such as Ted Cruz saying "we should abolish the IRS" and Rand Paul talking about "Ending the IRS," libertarians are asking presidential candidates such as Cruz and Paul if they will promise to pardon 87 year old Schiff, who isn't set to be released until 2017.

Oct 06 15:43

Hillary Email Scandal: Has Another Private Account Been Found?

Last week, Patrick F. Kennedy, the State Department's under secretary of state for management, told Clinton's lawyer in a letter that she had better get busy providing more emails.

"To the extent her emails might be found on any internet service and email providers," he wrote, "we encourage you to contact them."

Kennedy's letter raises another issue beyond possible perjury from a presidential candidate. Is he suggesting that there is possibly another private email account used by Clinton while at State that we don't know about?

So far we know that Clinton used hdr22@clintonemail.com and HRod17@clintonemail.com during her tour at the State Department. If she turned over all her relevant emails from these known accounts, as she says she has, then what is Kennedy referring to? More from those same accounts? Or emails from another not-yet-identified account? The wording "on any internet service and email providers" leaves the request wide open for interpretation.

Oct 06 15:33

Howard Stern Blasts Roger Waters Over Israel Boycott

Howard Stern shared strong words for former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters on a recent broadcast of his show, blasting the singer-songwriter Tuesday over his stance on Israel.

For years, the singer-songwriter has supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, supporting Palestine and urging his rock-star peers not to perform in Israel. "What is with Roger Waters and the Jews?" Stern said in a seven-minute rant on his show, via The Washington Free Beacon. "Why does Roger Waters live in America, a country that was founded on white people coming in and obliterating the native population? How does he stand it? Why don't we just all leave?"

Oct 06 15:31

NATO begins biggest war drills in 20 years

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began on Sat., until November 6, the biggest military maneuvers in the past 20 years, codenamed Trident Juncture, with the participation of 36,000 soldiers from 30 nations.

NATO says that the land, air, and sea drills are aimed at adjusting and certifying the capacity of its quick response force to be deployed in a short period in any region of the world.

On the other hand, European antiwar platforms consider the military exercises an act of war, and Spanish experts see them as a previous step to possible NATO's landing operations in Syria.

Oct 06 15:30

BEX ALERT - War crimes ambassador: Russia, al-Assad regime vulnerable to prosecution

Members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime could be prosecuted in national courts outside Syria -- and Russia could be vulnerable to prosecution for backing them -- a long-time American war crimes official told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

"These are men, women, and children tortured to death, eyes gouged out, etc. That is not the way that you build the future of Syria," said Stephen Rapp, who until August had served for six years as the U.S. State Department's ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues.

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So, the US once again justifies illegal intervention into other countries with claims that Assad is a "bad guy", brought to you by the same people who insisted Saddam had nuclear weapons, that there were torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, that there was a Spanish mine in Havana harbor and that the Lusitania wasn't carrying weapons (all of which have been exposed as lies, for those of you not paying attention.)

But the US does not have moral authority to judge other nations, not with gassing a church full of women and children in Waco Texas in 1993 with a poison gas that is banned for use in war, or the use of torture, or the US police murdering more innocent Americans than either terrorists or mass shooters. On the basis of the use of torture and police brutality, does Germany have a right so supply guns and ammunition to the protesters in Ferguson? According to the logic of the US Government, they do!

Oct 06 15:29

Stasi Roots of the German-Jewish “Anti-Racist” Left and Its Program of Destroying Ethnic Germany

For professional German “anti-racist” Anetta Kahane, last week was a very good week. For one of her many organisations is slated to lead the campaign to shut down opposition to the immigrant invasion on Facebook.

This clampdown on Facebook free speech is now one of the German government’s highest priorities following a meeting between between Angela Merkel and Mark Zuckerburg, and means that henceforth all criticism of the immigrant invasion will be severely curtailed.

Oct 06 15:20

IMF Warns World Is On Brink Of New Recession

Oct 06 15:04

Government Press Office warns BBC over headline

Head of the Government Press Office Nitzan Hen on Sunday sent a harshly worded letter to the BBC in which he threatened the network with sanctions.

Hen’s letter to Richard Palmer, the head of the BBC bureau in Israel, was sent after the network published a headline that read “Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two.”

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The fact that the headline is accurate is, of course, totally irrelevant from Israel's point of view!

Oct 06 15:03

Police Killed More Americans In 2014 Than All U.S. Mass Shootings Combined

With another recent mass shooting having taken place last week in Charleston, South Carolina – such a crisis is the perfect opportunity for the President to yet again stop just short of using the “C-word” – confiscation. Or “C” for the gun Control he promoted.

Before any victims were even in the ground, he exploited the tragedy for politicized gun control agendas.

Obama is tired of making speeches about mass killings. He’s tired of them. He doesn’t want killings to be the “new normal.” I agree with the President. Random, mass murder whether by guns, caused by mental illness, or by hatred needs to stop.

Therefore, I took the liberty of finding its biggest source…

Oct 06 14:47

You Can Hear Crickets

Maybe 300 Democrats are gathered at today’s Hillary Clinton rally at the voluminous Broward College Gymnasium according sources who attended the event. According to photos from the event, the second story bleachers were removed to make the room appear less empty. Seats were added for legislators, who were so bored by the event they were texting on their cell phones.

Oct 06 14:29

Oops -- The Climate Scammers Lose

A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month.
A former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, with six degrees in applied mathematics, Dr Evans has unpacked the architecture of the basic climate model which underpins all climate science.

He has found that, while the underlying physics of the model is correct, it had been applied incorrectly.

He has fixed two errors and the new corrected model finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide (CO2) is much lower than was thought.

It turns out the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has over-estimated future global warming by as much as 10 times, he says.

Oct 06 14:19

Russia offers to reopen military talks with Pentagon over Syrian airstrikes

Russia offered Tuesday to resume talks with the United States on managing separate airstrike operations in Syria, even as the former Cold War foes bicker over Moscow’s objectives in the civil war.

The Russian opening for more military-to-military dialogue was welcomed by the Pentagon after urgent appeals for the Kremlin to keep open channels to discuss its widening air campaign in Syria and ways to avoid possible conflicts.

Oct 06 14:19

Must see analysis on Syria!!! -by Russian Colonel

Alexander Zhilin, Colonel in the army and military expert of the Russian Federation, explains in layman's terms Russia's national interests in supporting Assad.

Oct 06 13:46

Taxpayers' Alliance: 'Cut pensioner benefits now, they will be dead in 2020 anyway'

Taxpayers' Alliance criticised for suggesting pensioner benefits could be cut now because they might not be around to see the 2020 general election or they would forget anyway

Oct 06 13:45

FLASHBACK October 2014 - ISIS training video revealed

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Hmmmm ... seems to be a lot of US-made weapons in the hands of ISIS! :)

Oct 06 13:37

BEX Alert!!! - "EXCLUSIVE: Man who runs SOHR admits to RT he last visited Syria 15 years ago"

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has been feeding news about the Syrian war to many media outlets, claiming to have a wide network of contacts on the ground. RT caught up with its director to find out how trustworthy those sources are. . . .

. . . When RT wondered when the last time Abdulrahman actually went to Syria was, he said it was 15 years ago.

Oct 06 13:32

Civilian GPS required to Shut Down above certains speeds and altitudes

Whether it’s your windshield mounted Garmin or your pocket slung smartphone, your GPS device is programmed to disable itself under certain conditions.

If it’s travelling faster than 1200 MPH or above 65,000 feet in altitude, the GPS function will shutdown.

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I think that anyone able to build anything that travels above 65,000 feet at 1200 MPH isn't going to be using civilian GPS in the first place!

Oct 06 13:17

CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack

Human Rights Watch chose this as its headline: “US Airstrike Hits Kunduz Hospital.” And so on. Even the media outlets that early on took a more cautious approach nonetheless prominently identified right from the start — in their headline and/or lede — the key fact: namely, who was the likely perpetrator. This Vice headline states: “19 Dead After Apparent US Airstrike Hits MSF Hospital in Afghanistan”; USA Today’s headline read: “19 killed after Afghan hospital hit in suspected U.S. airstrike”; while NPR in its first sentence definitively stated that the hospital was hit by “an aerial attack carried out by U.S. forces.”

But not CNN and the New York Times. For the last 36 hours, and up through this moment, this is the extraordinary opening paragraph in the featured article on the attack from the cable news network:

Oct 06 13:15

Brzezinski’s comment exposes US assets in Syria

Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s assertion that Washington should retaliate against Moscow for Russian airstrikes against US assets in Syria is a stunning admission of the role America has played in the Syrian crisis, a scholar in Wisconsin says.

Oct 06 13:01

Number of immigrants deported in last 12 months lowest since Obama took office

The Obama administration deported the fewest number of immigrants in the past 12 months since 2006, according to new government figures obtained by the Associated Press.

The figures also show that deportations of criminal immigrants have dropped to the lowest numbers since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, despite his pledge to focus on finding and deporting criminals living in the country illegally.

Oct 06 12:56

‘As bad as Assad govt may be, it’s not as bad as ISIS takeover’ – Ex-CIA officer

Graham Fuller, a veteran of the CIA with the focus on the Middle East, ex-vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council speaks to Sophie&Co.

Oct 06 12:50

NBC polls: Hillary trailing Carly, Jeb and Trump in Iowa, flailing in New Hampshire

Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, two key nominating states and general election battlegrounds, have had quite a lot of exposure to Hillary Clinton through campaign rallies, meet-and-greets, and millions of dollars in television advertising. Democrat-leaners in the two early states have’t been impressed; self-described Socialist Bernie Sanders has inexorably gained on her on Iowa, and has led in every major New Hampshire survey since August. NBC News is out with fresh polling data from the Hawkeye and Granite States that may stir additional consternation in Democratic circles.

Oct 06 12:24

Monsanto and Syngenta Tighten Stranglehold on Global Food Supply

There is a corporate monster in the making. If allowed to emerge, it will gain near complete control of one of the most vital elements to human survival: our global food supply. This monster - a conglomeration of two corporate entities, Monsanto and Syngenta - must be stopped for the sake of the planet and future generations.

The companies that would make up this monster conglomeration both want complete control of our food. They envision a world completely inundated with their "patented" genetically modified seeds and saturated in their environmentally destructive chemicals. They seek to put all of their critics and those deemed "in the way" in prison or leave them financially ruined. They threaten to subvert the democratic process with their "bought" legislators, who are strategically placed inside virtually every facet of the governmental apparatus. And they do all of this while wrapped in the rhetoric of superheroes, sustainability and stewardship.

Oct 06 12:20

Creepy shadows: Scientists puzzled over strange 'holes' on the Moon (PHOTOS)

Look closely at these shadows on the Moon’s surface: they might mean there are mysterious deep holes on the Moon, the holes that have never seen light at all, and could even reveal secrets about our solar system’s history.
The European Space Agency took about 32,000 pictures of the Moon’s North Pole from every possible angle, and there are mysterious areas of constant shadow there. It means that there are some extremely deep holes on the Moon we had never known about before. An official press release by the ESA says there might be lunar water in the form of ice stored deep inside the Moon. What’s more, the dark deep holes could hold answers to the history of our solar system...

Oct 06 12:19

BEX ALERT - U.S. Sees Russian Drive Against CIA-Backed Rebels in Syria

Russia has targeted Syrian rebel groups backed by the Central Intelligence Agency in a string of airstrikes running for days, leading the U.S. to conclude that it is an intentional effort by Moscow, American officials said.

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I am seeing a disturbing trend in the propaganda of trying to spin Russia's attacks on the Syrian terrorists as an attack by Russia on the United States justifying war, because the United States supports the terrorists.

Oct 06 12:17

39 Palestinians injured in clashes with IDF in Ramallah - reports

Ramallah has seen some violent clashes with the IDF confronting crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian youths with tear gas and rubber bullets. 39 Palestinians have been injured in the clashes, according to local media. A standoff between Palestinians and the Israeli army turned violent at Qalandiya military checkpoint, with 25 Palestinians injured, five of them by live fire and 10 by rubber-coated steel bullets, said the Palestinian Red Crescent, cited by Ma’an news agency. Palestinian youths were reported to throw rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers. During nighttime clashes at Beit El checkpoint, eight Palestinians were reportedly injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while at Atara checkpoint, also not far from the West Bank city of Ramallah, two Palestinian teenagers were hit by shrapnel. The Red Crescent Society has accused the Israeli military forces of shooting directly at an ambulance near Beit El.

Oct 06 12:15


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This is a call to Rivero's Rangers. Download the above form, print out a lot of copies, and have them with you to hand to anyone shouting we must have war with [insert this week's designated enemy here].

Please send copies of this form to every member of Congress who gave Netanyahu standing ovations or opposes the Iran deal or favors intervetion in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, etc. and add a cover letter demanding they show their true commitment to war by signing up to go fight it. If the Congresscritter is too old or besotted then suggest their children enlist in their place. Use paper mail. Emails are scanned for keywords for automated responses but otherwise ignored.

Oct 06 12:14

UK & US blocking ban on killer robots – experts

United Nations attempts to control the use of current and future autonomous war machines are being undermined by the UK and US in an attempt to rewrite the terms of the agreement, experts claim. There are also fears that by delaying the agreement for years, those invested in developing robot weapons will have the killer robot technology before laws come into force, meaning it will be extremely difficult to keep in check. “There is indeed a danger now that [the process] may get stuck,” said Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told The Guardian. “A lot of money is going into development and people will want a return on their investment. If there is not a preemptive ban on the high-level autonomous weapons then once the genie is out of the bottle it will be extremely difficult to get it back in,” he said. The issue hinges on the wording of the agreement.

Oct 06 12:07

Turkmenistan Braces for Spillover of Violence From Afghanistan

Citing a source in the country's border forces, Turkmen news website ANT reported that up to 70 percent of the country's combat-ready forces and equipment, together with border service tactical battalions from regions across the country, have been concentrated in the southern and southeastern regions of Mary and Lebap, on the country's border with Afghanistan. According to the source, the forces are being brought in to ward off any attempts by Afghan militants to infiltrate Turkmen territory. On Monday, Turkmen television reported that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow had carried out a security-related reshuffle, likely in connection with the violence in neighboring Afghanistan. Berdimuhamedow appointed the former head of the presidential guard service minister of security, with the outgoing minister of security in turn appointed minister of defense.

Oct 06 12:05

Austrian Prisons Overcrowded With Migrant Smugglers Amid Refugee Influx

Ten of Austria’s 27 prisons are heavily overcrowded due to the number of migrant smugglers being held in custody awaiting trial, local media reported Tuesday.

Denmark Will Get Final Say on EU Migration Policies – Prime Minister http://sputniknews.com/europe/20151006/1028116385/eu-migrants-denmark.... "It is crystal clear <…> that the Danish immigration policy will still be decided by Denmark," Rasmussen said in his speech, adding that any decision to join European Union’s asylum policies would be put to a nationwide referendum.