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November 26, 2015

Nov 26 14:26

Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Prices Have Skyrocketed to All-Time High

That’s right. Just like just about everything else, Thanksgiving turkeys have never been more expensive ever in the history of the holiday in the U.S.

Nov 26 14:21

Russian government to come up with proposals on Turkish Stream soon — energy minister

Russia's prime minister gave the government two days to prepare restricting measures against Turkey...

Nov 26 14:20

Ukraine will celebrate the anniversary of Hitler’s ally on a state level

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted a decision to celebrate on a state level the 125th birthday of the founder of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, Evgeniy Konovalets. The corresponding resolution was supported by 235 deputies and was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament today. In the document, Konovalets was named an “outstanding Ukrainian”... Let us recall that in 1918 he led the repression of Kiev workers who rebelled against the Central Rada and in 1928 he headed the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists which after the ascent of the Nazis to power committed itself to a course of cooperation with Hitler’s Germany. “Time has tested our friendship and cooperation with Germans and has demonstrated that, despite numerous temptations to come to terms with the Poles, we have chosen the only correct orientation,” Konovalets wrote to Sheptitsky of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church...

Nov 26 14:17

When Global Warming Propaganda Is So Lame It Hurts

And the saddest part is, you can tell they actually think they are being clever here… Sorry if this climate change propaganda makes your forehead ache like you inhaled too many Slurpees. At least you were warned.

Nov 26 14:17

UAF continues to shell Donetsk; fire fights resumed at Spartak

Despite yesterday’s statements on the prohibition of firing on the front line which was voiced by Ukrainian media, punitive forces are continuing to shell the outskirts of Donetsk...

Nov 26 14:14

Turkey refuses to hand materials on attack on Su-24M over to Russia

As a result of concentrated Russian airstrikes against militants, the Syrian governmental troops acquired full control over the mountainous areas in the northern part of the Latakia province. This completely blocked the cross-border deliveries of armaments, ammunition and materiel to the terrorists in this area. Moreover, the Russian aviation controls all main routes, which had been used for supplying the ISIS terrorist groups with weapons, ammunition and materiel in other regions in the north of Syria. Yesterday the Russian military attaché in Turkey visited the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces to receive recordings of the alleged radio talks between the crew of the Turkish F-16 fighter and the pilots of the Russian Su-24 bomber on November 23. The Russian military representative was informed that there was no possibility to hand over the materials concerning the attack of the Turkish F-16 fighter on the Russian aircraft on November 23.

Nov 26 13:53

The New ‘Consensus’: 97 Percent Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

While 97 percent of scientists may agree mankind is driving global warming, 97 percent of Americans don’t seem to care about the issue when stacked up against other concerns such as terrorism or the economy, according to a recent Fox News poll.

Nov 26 13:49

Russia's S-400 Arrives in Hmeymim Airbase in Syria

That was quick! You got your no-fly zone now Turkey!

Nov 26 13:45

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried

Following the ISIS outrages in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about it.

Nov 26 13:39

A trillion here, a trillion there : Getting My Money’s Worth

Countless (and unknowable) trillions of dollars are spent annually by NATO / western countries on (so-called) defense spending and (so-called) intelligence spending and (so-called) homeland security spending.

Nov 26 13:36

What Was the Confederacy, After All?

In all the recent fuss over symbols of the Confederacy, whether to honor them or get rid of the lot, not much attention has been paid to what that Confederacy was, after all, and why it might be something that anyone would want to commemorate.

Nov 26 13:08

McInerney: Turkey Shooting Down Russian Plane Was a 'Very Bad Mistake'

The former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force said that Turkey shooting down a Russian plane was a "very bad mistake and showed poor judgment."

Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney said on "Real Story" that a radar tracking map shows the plane crossing the very tip of Turkey, which he estimated lasted for 20-40 seconds, and on a trajectory back toward Syria.

Nov 26 12:12

Turkey Is Lying

We know that Turkey is lying for three reasons.

One reason is that NATO governments lie every time that they open their mouths.

A second reason is that Turkey’s claim that the SU-24 was in Turkey’s airspace for 17 seconds but only traveled 1.15 miles means that the SU-24 was flying at stall speed! The entire Western media was too incompetent to do the basic math!

Nov 26 11:42

Russia considers Polish FM's calls to annul Russia-NATO Founding Act extremely dangerous

"I would like to call your attention to a statement made by the Polish foreign minister who called for recognizing as invalid the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. "We consider such steps to be part of an ideological campaign to brainwash the public opinion in the West ahead of a regular NATO summit in Warsaw," Zakharova stressed. "We certainly consider such statements to be extremely dangerous and extremely provocative. They are evident of desire to make irreversible the alliance’s course towards military deterrence of our country. They can also be regarded as an attempt to legitimize NATO’s attempts to change the existing balance of forces in Europe," the Russian diplomat said.

Nov 26 11:38

Damascus to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects — foreign minister

Syrian authorities expect Russian companies to participate in development of oil fields in Syria, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Muallem at a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Muallem said a decision has been taken "to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects in Syria, especially in construction and revival of the country and oil production." "We have information that offshore oil and gas fields off the Syrian coast have huge potential," the minister added. He also said one Russian company has already signed a respective contract, and Syrian authorities expect that "other companies will follow suit as we’re ready to grant any benefits to Russian companies." "Hopefully, not only Russian war-craft but also oil platforms will be present off the Syrian coasts," the minister said.

Nov 26 11:37

Tokyo counts on Russia’s assistance in dealing with aftermath of Fukushima accident

Eguchi said that Japanese technologies were not sufficient for dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, and the country needed technical cooperation with various countries in this matter. "Cooperation between Russia and Japan on nuclear energy is actively developing. After the Fukushima accident cooperation between our two countries to deal with its aftermath intensifies, and now we are considering the use of technologies involving Russian experts for overcoming the aftermath of this disaster". He added that Japan "adhered to the strategy of the overall safety check in accordance with the new requirements." In 2014, the Japanese government chose Russian companies as partners in the implementation of the pilot project to clean up radioactive water at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. The installation is to be built by March 31, 2016. Currently, talks are in progress with the Japanese side on the beginning of work to design a full-scale installation.

Nov 26 10:50

Crimean blockade activists again prevent power line repairs

Activists of the Crimea blockade said on Thursday they would not allow workers to repair a power line leading from Ukraine into the Black Sea peninsula, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Ukrenergo national energy company has said. "We have 24 hours to complete the effort to repair the power line. However, the protesters say they will not allow us to repair works. At the moment the issue is being discussed. All the repair teams are ready to start completing the repair," Zinoviy Butsyo told the 112 TV channel. The repair works at the Kakhovskaya-Titan power line began on Tuesday, he said, while failing to confirm that the electricity supply to Crimea would be restored. "This will depend on the agreements between the protesters and the Kiev authorities."

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Nov 26 10:49

Izaz first moments warplanes to target the Russian freight cars to a garage in the city 11/25/2015

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't visible in this video are bomb craters indicating an air strike. Either something on board the convoy set off a fire and explosions, or Erdogan deliberately had this convoy blown up to frame Russia.

Nov 26 10:49

Donetsk Republic imposes 2-week embargo on coal supplies to Ukraine

The DPR’s decision has been prompted by Kiev’s delay of payments for coal supplies.

Russian convoys deliver humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine: More than 100 vehicles brought more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian cargo, mainly food and medications, to Donetsk and Luhansk http://tass.ru/en/world/839463

Nov 26 10:44

Kiev forces shell railway station in Donetsk republic

"The mortar shelling occurred at around 6 a.m. in the suburb of the Yasinovatsky district, the territory of the Donetsk-Severny station," the head of the local administration, Yuri Yanenko, said. As a result of the shelling, a private house caught fire. The blaze was later extinguished by the rescuers. The shelling was carried out from the positions of the Kiev troops in the Pesky village near the Donetsk airport. No casualties have been reported.
OSCE: Ukraine's Shirokino, Gorlovka and Donetsk airport turn into trouble spots again http://tass.ru/en/world/839603
Ukrainian army continues moving military hardware to Donbas contact line — militia http://tass.ru/en/world/839496
Kiev forces accused of redeploying almost 40 tanks to Donbas disengagement line http://tass.ru/en/world/839536

Nov 26 10:41

Russian journalists who returned from Syria say militants attacked them deliberately

"We were fully equipped in accordance with the Geneva Convention with blue bulletproof vests, blue helmets, it was obvious where we are, whom we represent, but we were shelled, RT correspondent says.
Russian Foreign Ministry calls UN to react to incident with Russian reporters in Syria http://tass.ru/en/politics/839585

Nov 26 10:34

Human resources: Walmart hired Lockheed Martin to keep tabs on employees

Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant.

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, provided Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, with intelligence-gathering and surveillance services in 2012, according to a lengthy report by Bloomberg Businessweek. The news has emerged just before Black Friday protests by a union-funded group called OUR Walmart, the report claims. Participants demand higher wages and reliable scheduling for Walmart employees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but thoroughly predictable.

Nov 26 10:30

Russia Cuts All Military Ties With Turkey

All military contacts with Turkey have been cut following the downing of Russia's Su-24 military jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

"Today, in accordance with a previously made decision, all cooperation channels have been cut between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces," ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters.

"This concerns all ties, not just the so-called hotline that was launched in order to avoid possible air incidents during the destruction of terrorist infrastructure in Syria," he added.

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Not Apologize for Downing Russian Su-24
The decision has been made after Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday had shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which had been taking part in Russia's anti-terror campaign in Syria.

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Translation: the next time Turkey tries a hare-brained stunt like this, Russia will retaliate with full force.

Unfortunately, should this happen, Turkey, as a NATO member, can invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter, stating expressly that if one member of the NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION is attacked, it is as if they they all have been attacked.

I wonder what odds the bookies in Vegas are giving on a near-immediate beginning of World War III.

Nov 26 10:29

Turkey’s annual revenues from Russian tourists stood at $10 bln — Russian tourism watchdog

Crimea freezes about 30 Turkish investment projects for $500 mln http://tass.ru/en/economy/839486
Third day of protest outside Turkish embassy in Moscow: Hundreds of posters say: "Turkey will answer for the stab in the back", "Punishment inevitable"," "We don’t need the Turkish coast", "Hands off Syria" and "Turkey, you will be left without gas" http://tass.ru/en/society/839506
Russian-Turkish forum planned for December canceled — official http://tass.ru/en/economy/839452
Russia's S-400 air defense system enters combat duty in Syria http://tass.ru/en/defense/839633

Nov 26 10:24

US interested in fanning tensions around Syria - Italian journalist

Giulietto Chiesa, a well-known Italian journalist, politician and former member of the European Parliament, told TASS on Wednesday night: "Turkey downed the Russian warplane with NATO’s acquiescence and at the behest of the United States in a bid to stop Russia’s actions in Syria where thanks to the Russian military about two thirds of the Islamic State army have been exterminated in just one month," he said. "Due to various reasons, the international coalition [against the Islamic State] is a mockery. As a matter of fact, each of its members pursues its own interests. And Europe is paying the price for spreading terrorism, since it is in the interests of the United States to keep its European partners in a state of terror," Chiesa said.

Nov 26 10:20

Russia and Syria forces delivered massive strike at area of Russian Su-24 crash

The military of Russia and Syria delivered massive strikes at the territory where the pilot of Russia's Sukhoi Su-24M aircraft downed by the Turkish Air Force was rescued, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday. "As soon as our pilot was safe, Russian bombers and rocket artillery of the Syrian government forces delivered massive strikes at the mentioned area," Konashenkov said. "Terrorists and other mysterious groups acting in the area were destroyed," he said. The spokesman added that militants and other armed units equipped with advanced devices tried to hunt down the navigator of the downed Russian Sukhoi-24M jet. "I’d like to stress that apart from our search teams, the militants and other armed units equipped with devices for bearings were actively searching for the Russian pilot [who had managed to eject - TASS]," Gen Konashenkov said.

Nov 26 10:20

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."

It was in this context when Lavrov added that "Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective."

More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, we know why Turkey is aligned with ISIS.

Were I a key player in NATO right now, I would get Turkey thrown out of this organisation, for playing both sides.

Unfortunately, however, this is complicated; the higher-ups in NATO seem to have agreed that Turkey will provoke Russia to the point of its invoking Article 5 of the UN Charter (where, if one NATO country gets attacked, it is as though all have been attacked, and must come to that one country's aid).

The downing of that Russia jet on Tuesday by Turkey felt very much like the opening salvos to World War III; I hope I am wrong, and that cooler heads will ultimately prevail.

But unfortunately, the US government needs a major war with which to distract an ever-more disenchanted public from the economic mess in which the US government has placed it.

Karl Marx got a lot of things wrong, but one thing he said which is bang spot-on is that "all wars are economic." That he got absolutely right.

Nov 26 10:17

Russian Defense Ministry refutes reports on destruction of relief convoy by Russian jets

Konashenkov drew the journalists’ attention to the fact that the photos and video materials from the scene did not show any craters from explosions and no splinters which were supposed to cut all the trucks subject to the shelling and bombardment. "Finally, nothing was left of those ammunitions. Therefore, we would recommend you not to try to pass off a burning truck convoy with munitions meant for the militants operating to the north of Aleppo as relief aid next time," the Russian general said. "The Turkish side never notified anybody that it was planning to send a relief convoy. Let alone, that any aid convoy should have special identification marks," he added.

Nov 26 10:12


During his meeting with Netanyahu in West Jerusalem, Kerry, probably out of naivety, asked the Israeli premier if there was still any possibility Israel could temporarily freeze the unrelenting settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Netanyahu’s reply came soon. “No, there will be no settlement freeze.”!!

Nov 26 10:11


I understand why Turkey shot down a Russian plane. Erdogan is only protecting his friends...

Nov 26 10:11


“I suppose I should be ashamed to say that I take the western view of the Indian. I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indian is the dead Indian, but I believe nine out of every ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”

Teddy Roosevelt

Nov 26 10:09

Fox News Guest Has Best Response Ever When A Liberal Refuses To Say “Radical Islam”

The day before the horrific Paris Attacks, Obama actually told a reporter that ISIS was contained.
To this day he still hasn’t walked back that lie, and most Democrats won’t even acknowledge that Obama is completely out-of-touch with the reality that is ISIS.
Most Democrats refuse to even use the words ‘Islamic Extremism’ to discuss radical Islam.

Nov 26 10:06

Virginia family suing PETA after worker stole dog from front porch, had dog euthanized

The family of a dog euthanized by PETA last year is suing the animal rights group for up to $9 million, according to court paperwork filed in Norfolk Monday.

Nov 26 10:01

France Moves to Make “Conspiracy Theories” Illegal by Government Decree

Political elites and super-bureaucrats are worried. It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.

A history stitched together by lies and cover-ups, political assassinations, slight-of-hand false flag deceptions, secret societies, dual loyalties and stolen fortunes – this has been the exclusive privilege of organized crime and the ruling elite for centuries.

Putting aside history’s ‘big ticket’ items though, the real reason for this authoritarian trend is much more fundamental. By knocking out their intellectual competition, political elites and their media moguls hope to minimize, and thus eliminate any alternative analysis and opinion by applying the completely open-ended and arbitrary label of “extremist” to speech. They want to wind back the clock, where a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel held a monopoly on ideas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Au Revoir, Libertie, en France!

Nov 26 09:58

DNA tests clear wrongfully convicted man after 16-year imprisonment

A wrongfully convicted man was exonerated after serving 16 years behind bars on rape and sexual assault charges. DNA results not only conclusively showed Luis Vargas to be innocent, but also that a notorious rapist is still on the loose.

Nov 26 09:56

The Downing of Russia’s SU-24 Jet: 17 Seconds That Changed The World. Leaked Letter Exposes Turkey’s Hair-Trigger Reality

In the wake of an emergency NATO meeting this afternoon, new information has come to light. First, there’s Ankara’s letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

The highlighted passage reads: “Disregarding these warnings, both planes, at an altitude of 19,000 feet, violated Turkish national airspace to a depth of 1.36 miles and 1.15 miles in length for 17 seconds from 9:24:05 local time.”

So, as RT notes, even if we buy Turkey’s story (i.e. if we accept that Russia actually did violate Turkish airspace), then it would appear that Ankara has something of an itchy trigger finger. That is, Turkey was apparently willing to risk sparking a wider conflict between NATO and Russia over a 17 second incursion.

But something doesn’t sound right.

Journalists: Learn to do basic maths. Look at Turkey’s statement to UN: 1.15 miles / 17 seconds x 60 x 60 = 243 miles/hour = 391 km/hour

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 24, 2015

Nov 26 09:40

The Post-Antibiotic Era is Finally Upon Us

The fact that an outdated treatment is the best our hospitals have to offer, just goes to show that modern science isn’t up to the task of creating new antibiotics. This field of research isn’t like computers, where new advances keep arriving every few years with precise regularity. It seems that antibiotic research, at least as we know it today, has finally reached its peak. And even if science could invent a new antibiotic, what’s to stop future pathogens from becoming immune to it as well?

Nov 26 09:39

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals has created a $1/pill generic alternative to Turing Pharmaceuticals $750/pill Daraprim, and plans to develop more, affordable medicines

Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 US doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 US per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals.

Nov 26 09:39

Teachers Make Less Than Peers in Almost Any Other Job: it’s hard to attract the crème de la crème of college graduates to the teaching profession when pay is so uniformly low

The image of teachers as underpaid and overworked, laboring in the trenches of an increasingly ramshackle public school system, has become a staple of American popular culture.

Nov 26 09:37

Tamiflu shown to cause abnormal behavior and hallucinations

Tamiflu presents itself with millions of reported side effects which include long-term neuropsychiatric adverse reactions – especially in boys aged 10 to 19 years old.
Nearly 250,000 neuropsychiatric cases from Tamiflu have been reported
A very large study recently published in the Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin examined the side effects of oseltamivir and its neuropsychiatric adverse effects (NPAEs). Information was taken from the United States Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Report System (FAERS).
After weeding out duplication or reports that didn’t include age or gender, nearly a quarter million NPAE cases were determined with the use of oseltamivir. NPAEs included:
Disturbances in conscious Deliria – delirium
Perception disturbances – hallucinations and delusional perceptions
Narcolepsy and associated conditions – hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations
Delusional symptoms
Seizures and seizure disorders (convulsions)
Anxiety symptoms (agitation)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Understanding this, I would avoid this drug for myself and my family (particularly if I had teen-age males) like I would the bubonic plague.

Nov 26 09:34

Damascus wants Russia to develop Syrian oil

Syrian authorities are hoping Russian companies will develop the country's offshore oil deposits, said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

"We have data that oil and gas deposits on a shelf off the coast of Syria have enormous potential. And we hope to see not only Russian warships in Syria, but also platforms for extracting oil,” Muallem said on Thursday.

Nov 26 09:33

Netanyahu Paves the Way for a New Era Of Tyranny

With dismaying predictability, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost no time in exploiting the massacre in Paris. As he has done many times before, he claimed Europe’s trauma was just a taste of the suffering Israelis have long known.

Discounting decades of a brutal Israeli occupation as the cause of the recent wave of Palestinian attacks, he said: “It is the terrorists who are to blame for terrorism, not the territories, not the settlements and not any other thing.”

Rather than criticising the occupation, he added, the world should learn from Israel’s “aggressive policy” how to defeat its enemies. Last week, he unveiled the latest measure, outlawing the northern wing of the Islamic Movement, a popular party among Israel’s Palestinian citizens, one in five of the population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perfectly predictable from the leader of a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

Nov 26 09:28

Cartoon Reveals EXACTLY How Liberals Identify Racists

Katie McGuire reports that White people can experience racism as well as any other race. It plain old SUCKS.

Nov 26 09:28

France Starts Shutting Down Alternative Media

What happened to ordinary French people (and their way of life) after the recent Paris attacks? All the mainstream media are concerned with 10 days after the event is making sure that public support for the increased war effort is high.

‘Le Blog De Resistance‘ is a popular French-language alternative news source with over 10 million hits and thousands of regular subscribers. The author, who calls himself Z, has been in panic mode since a state of emergency was called after the Paris attacks. This high-level alert was extended for three months, along with a pro-war propaganda campaign and the media under strict orders to terrify the population like never before.

While chaos continued outside, the French Government locked themselves away to discuss new legislation which would affect the alternative media in a very negative way. Today, Z’s greatest fear was realized, and he writes:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As well he should be; truth is generally the first casualty of war.

Nov 26 09:26

Erdogan: We’ll continue shooting down violating planes

Turkey will open fire on foreign planes violating Turkish airspace in the future, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned amid a diplomatic crisis caused by the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Force.

“If another violation of our aerial border happens, we can respond in the same way,” he said. “The plane was shot down within the rules of engagement announced earlier.”

Nov 26 09:21

Israel to displace thousands of Palestinian Bedouins

An Israeli plan to build several new Jewish communities in the Negev region of the country's south will displace thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel from two Bedouin villages, rights groups have said.

Approved by the Israeli government on Sunday, the plan allows for the construction of five new Jewish planned communities, two of which will be on top of a pair of Bedouin villages.

Bir Hadaj village is home to at least 6,000 people, while an estimated 1,500 live in Katama village, which is classified by the government as an "unrecognised" village.

"This is part of an ongoing policy of pushing Palestinian Bedouins off their land in the Negev," Sana Ibn Bari, a lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), told Al Jazeera.

Israeli Minister of Housing Yoav Galant praised the government's decision and said the government should aim "to turn [the Negev region] into a desired and flourishing area, in accordance with the Zionist vision".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kerry is completely delusional, if he believes that Netanyahu actually wants a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

The only thing that Israel wants is territory, and by any means necessary; this act of throwing Bedouins off their land is simply one more demonstration of this reality.

Nov 26 09:19

A Bad Omen When Goldman Sachs' Compliance Staff Is Charged With Insider Trading

Perhaps Goldman Sachs needs to hire compliance staff to monitor its compliance staff.

That’s the takeaway after reading insider trading charges the Securities and Exchange Commission has leveled against a former associate in Goldman’s compliance division, who monitored activity in the firm’s vaunted investment banking unit. Instead of using their seat at Goldman to defend against potential illegal activity amid today’s steady clip of merger deals, the associate is accused of using it to commit crimes.

Nov 26 09:19

Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED”

Yesterday, McInerney told Fox News – much to the surprise of the reporter interviewing him – that assuming the Turkish version of the flight path of the Russian jet is accurate, Russia wasn’t threatening Turkey, and that Turkey’s shoot down of the Russian jet “had to be pre-planned”, as the jet wasn’t in Turkish air space long enough for anything other than a premeditated attack to have brought it down:

Nov 26 09:18

CENSORSHIP SHOCK: Amazon.com bans investigative book 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook' because it disagrees with government version of what happened

In a stunning demonstration of online book burning, Amazon.com has just banned a book because of its contents. The book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook consists of analysis from a dozen contributor authors, and it's edited by Jim Fetzer, Ph.D. The book concludes that Sandy Hook was a staged FEMA drill carried out by the government to push an agenda of nationwide gun control.

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You can download a free copy of the book from THIS LINK. Save a local copy to forward to your friends.

Nov 26 09:13

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to packed crowd at Fox theater. "You are not going to get huge tax breaks when children in Georgia and Vermont go hungry, ain't going to happen."

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his campaign against income inequality to Atlanta Monday night. During a rally with more than 4,000 attendees, the Vermont senator spoke about creating an economy that works for all.

Nov 26 09:13

Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing

A CNN reporter who was recently suspended for two weeks for violating the network’s editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department emails released on Tuesday in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide during the former secretary of state’s Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks.

The emails, which were released to the website Gawker, show that Elise Labott, a foreign affairs reporter at CNN, took guidance from Clinton aide Philippe Reines by posting a tweet criticizing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for asking Clinton tough questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks.

Labott also coordinated with Reines to post a favorable quote from Clinton’s testimony, which she gave just a week before she left office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please understand; this is not a "one-off" indulgence in immoral and unethical behaviour for Hillary Clinton: what you see here is standard, operating procedure for this person.

IF what you want in your next President is someone with all the morals of a dead tree stump, a geopolitical uber-interventionist, and a hyper-warmonger-in-chief, by all means, vote for Clinton.

Nov 26 08:59

Mystery over who bombed Turkish convoy allegedly carrying weapons to militants in Syria

A Turkish convoy, which according to some reports was transporting weapons to terrorist organizations, has been hit by apparent airstrikes in northwestern Syria.

Footage released online by the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) shows plumes of smoke from the burning trucks and people running about in panic. At least 20 trucks were engulfed in flames.

The mission, however, wasn’t sponsored or organized by the IHH, the group said. No organization has as yet confirmed that the convoy belonged to them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey is claiming that this was a "humanitarian" convoy and Russia's attack on it is an act of war. But none of the humanitarian aid organizations are saying the convoy belonged to them.

Nov 26 08:57

GLOBAL WARMING? NASA says Antarctic has been COOLING for past SIX years

In the last few weeks NASA has revealed the overall amount of ice has increased at the Antarctic and the amount of sea ice has also extended.

Coupled with the latest announcement of slight cooling in the area, it has fuelled claims from climate change deniers that human industrialisation is not having the huge impact on global temperature as often is claimed.

Nov 26 08:55

Ben Franklin’s Timely Advice For Dealing With People On Welfare

The Founders’ welfare system had three basic principles:

Nov 26 08:49

Now Turkey says it didn't know doomed jet was Russian before shooting it out of the sky

The country's military said it was following the same protocol it would have for any aircraft as officials insisted they did not know the nationality of the bomber jet.

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Is Erdogen picking his talking points with a dart board?

Nov 26 08:48

Rahm Emanuel’s Learning What Happens When You Ignore Half Of The City

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing mounting criticism from activists and allies of the black community who say he should be held accountable for delaying justice in the case of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who died 13 months ago after being shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer.

A court order forced Chicago city officials to release squad car video of the gruesome death, which they did on Tuesday, hours after the Cook County State's Attorney's office charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the teen's killing. Viewers were outraged by how much the footage conflicted with the police department's initial account of the shooting, which claimed that McDonald was acting strangely and lunged at police before shots were fired.

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That deep, long-lasting flushing sound you hear is that of Rahm Emanuel's future political career, which is about to end, slowly, and painfully, by any obstructions he ordered in this case.

Were I a Chicago resident, I would not look at going out at all for "Black Friday". As reported at the Washington Times this morning:

Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza. About two dozen protesters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office a day after authorities released the graphic video, footage that President Barack Obama said “deeply disturbed” him. The video shows officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, firing an entire magazine into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The protesters held banners showing photos of other black people fatally shot by police in Chicago and elsewhere. Several said they were parents of black men killed by Chicago officers. “You cannot kill our children and expect us to be quiet any longer,” protester Quovadis Green said. “It is unacceptable.” Activist Mark Carter called on people to “rise up” and shut down the Magnificent Mile shopping area on Friday. Protesters also planned to target the Board of Trade and other landmarks in the coming

I would hope and pray that the protest is peaceful. But understanding the history of Chicago police, coupled with the reality that race riots, "spontaneously" erupting around the country, would give this administration the "justification" to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and impose martial law, I would not bet on that.

Nov 26 08:44

New dashcam video shows SUV-driving cop chasing down fleeing Laquan seconds before he shot him 16 times - as Obama says he's 'disturbed' by the killing and Chicago is rocked by protests again

A new dashcam video shows Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in pursuit of Laquan McDonald for 30 seconds before he fatally shot the teenager.

The footage is taken from the white officer's police car as he pulled through a Burger King parking lot and McDonald, 17, bounded out in front of him before running down the road. It appears he is carrying a knife in his hand at the time.

Soon after this, Van Dyke emptied an entire magazine into the young man with most of the 16 shots fired at point-blank range as he lay motionless on the ground. He was charged with first-degree murder on Monday.

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Stay cool, people. The government would love nothing better than nationwide race riots, to justify a National Emergency and tossing what remains of the Bill of Rights into the shredder!

Frankly, the fact that the video is blurred makes it suspect. You can;t actually see what happened, you are supposed to take the police' word for it.

Nov 26 08:43

AMAZON BANS ANOTHER ONE! Your search "False Flags, Covert Operations & Propaganda" did not match any products.

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Apparently unconcerned with the public outcry over the banning of Jim Fetzer's book on Sandy Hook, now we are hearing that another book once available through Amazon.com, )..." False Flags, Covert Operations & Propaganda ", by Robert B. Durham, has vanished!

Nov 26 08:34

Dead Witnesses to the JFK Assassination: Mind Blowing Video Testimony of a Detective with the Dallas Police Department

“A very good American was murdered over war profits and that fact will never go away for most Americans…
“Mickey Mouse also died with JFK in Viet Nam along with Mom, Pop and Apple Pie, but that’s not all, America’s moral high ground was stolen from its people – along with their honor, their sense of fair play and justice, virtue, the pursuit of happiness; their conscience and duty subjugated with Abu Ghraib torture and an illegal policy of rendition, their loyalty, fidelity and trust – love, hope and dreams were all stolen, replaced with poverty and fear, all trust gone now in the wake of a global war for wealth.

“But the public consciousness has discovered and is examining the depth of the theft of not just monetary wealth, but the theft of those virtues the theft of their honor; a grand theft without any precedent in history; theft of the ownership of self through debt.

Nov 26 08:33

This Is Why Misty Copeland Embraces Being Labeled A Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland is a black ballerina, and she doesn't want you to call her anything different.

The dancer, who was named the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, sat down with HuffPost Live on Monday and explained why she proudly embraces being called a black ballerina.

"[I embrace the title] because it's so rare and because it's an issue and because it's been my path and my struggle. I'm not going to deny or pretend that that's not who I am," Copeland told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "And I think that just because I'm now in this position as a principal dancer doesn't mean all of a sudden I'm going to drop the fact that I've had all of these obstacles and so many are continuing to have it. Just because I'm here doesn't mean racism goes away in the ballet world."

While Copeland said that her colleagues at American Ballet Theatre have been "nothing but supportive," disparaging comments from the depths of the Internet still get to her.

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I love the success story of this woman, because it is powerful and wonderful.

This woman not only dances exquisitely; she also mentors young ballerinas, and in that way, insures that she, and her example of what is possible, even if you were not born with the proverbial "silver spoon" in your mouth, touches future generations in the most positive way possible.

Bravo, Ms. Copeland: well done, on all fronts!!

Nov 26 08:32

New Canadian PM Trudeau Votes No on 16 Anti-Israel U.N. Resolutions

Canada opposed 6 resolutions yesterday that omitted Palestinian knife attacks & incitement

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Well, that didn't last long.

Nov 26 08:32

Forensic Engineer Prof at U of Alaska and his PhD students will run an evaluation on NIST WTC 7 collapse model, compare results to other possible collapse scenarios

World Trade Center Building 7 Evaluation is an engineering study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) using finite element modeling to evaluate the possible causes of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse. The study is being conducted by Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey, Chair of UAF's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and two Ph.D. research assistants. Professionals from the fields of structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, architecture, building design and construction, physics, math, and science, as well as everyday citizens, are invited to get involved. Every aspect of the scientific process will be posted on http://WTC7Evaluation.org. The study is being crowd-funded by the nonprofit organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Nov 26 08:32

Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

“Anonymity is like virginity. You don't get it back once you've lost it,” writes one Register reader on Microsoft’s latest raid on your privacy.

Microsoft pulled a major update for Windows after it blew away the user's privacy settings, allowing app developers and advertisers to glean the user’s identity.

But that’s only part of the story, which gets murkier by the day.

We already knew Windows 10 Threshold deleted third-party data monitoring tools and cleanup tools, including stalwarts like Spybot and CCleaner. It even disabled Cisco’s VPN software. Just a bug, said Microsoft.

Two bugs would be a puzzling coincidence – but something else makes it altogether more troubling.

Nov 26 08:31

The pilot Su-24 Oleg Peshkov did not kill any "Turkmens" but - Turks

MAIN pilots downed a Russian Su-24 had killed Oleg Peshkov no "Turkmens", but - Turks!

In Moscow have carefully analysed the video that appeared on YouTube that testify to a group of terrorists in the Syrian province of Latakia - which they called "Turkmens" - with exultant shouts of "Allahu Akbar!" Shot by the Russian pilots to descend by parachute and then kill sand.

First, it was determined that the main role in the liquidation of Peshkov played some Alpaslan Steel and that he praised the British agency Reuters that he and his "soldiers" killed sand. And soon afterwards, that he is not a Turkmen, but - a Turk from the town Kebano from the province Eljazig.

Somewhat later it was found that steel has an account on Twitter and on the photographs often holds his index finger raised upward. That explained everything.

So forefinger lifted up by members of the Turkish extreme nationalist youth organization Bozrkurt - "Grey Wolves".

Nov 26 08:28

Ski Season arrives early in Germany

Nov 26 08:26

Netanyahu Demands International Endorsement of Settlement Expansion

Meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not only ruled out a new settlement freeze as a condition of resuming peace talks, but demanded the international community formally endorse all future expansions of the settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Nov 26 08:25


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The numbers here are pretty terrifying, and speak for themselves.

The US's alleged "war on drugs" is a complete farce, and could be most accurately described as a "war on people", for profit.

Nov 26 08:20

‘They know how it’s done’: Turkey violated Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone

Turkish claims that the downed Russian Su-24 jet “violated” its airspace have sparked outrage among Greeks, who took to social media to say it is a clear-cut case of double standards as Turkish jets breached Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone.

Nov 26 08:19

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Not Apologize for Downing Russian Su-24

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara will not apologise to Russia for shooting down a Su-24 bomber jet.

Nov 26 08:19

Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group - PM Medvedev

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 26 08:18

Erdogan denies Turkey buys any oil from Islamic State

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday insisted his country does not buy any oil from the Islamic State group, lashing out at Russian charges after the downing of a warplane on the Syrian border, AFP reported.

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"You people are just being SILLY!" -- The Turkey in Chief

Nov 26 08:13

The Child-Rape Assembly Line

The child sex abuse crisis in ultra-Orthodox Judaism, like that in the Catholic Church, has produced its share of shocking headlines in recent years. In New York, and in the prominent Orthodox communities of Israel and London, allegations of child molestation and rape have been rampant. The alleged abusers are schoolteachers, rabbis, fathers, uncles—figures of male authority. The victims, like those of Catholic priests, are mostly boys. Rabbi Rosenberg believes around half of young males in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community—the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the world—have been victims of sexual assault perpetrated by their elders. Ben Hirsch, director of Survivors for Justice, a Brooklyn organization that advocates for Orthodox sex abuse victims, thinks the real number is higher. “From anecdotal evidence, we’re looking at over 50 percent. It has almost become a rite of passage.”

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics.

Nov 26 08:11

Russian Warplanes Target Turkish Weapons Convoy in Syria

The airstrikes hit the trucks which were carrying weapons from Turkey to the Takfiri terrorists fighting in Syria near Azaz town in Aleppo on Wednesday.

Nov 26 08:11

Russia launches economic war on Turkey

It appears that Russia will take efforts to expose the details of Turkey's cooperation with terrorist groups in Syria to the international community. Russia will restrict imports of a variety of goods from Turkey. Suppliers already have to deal with many problems at customs posts. Importers say that cargo registration was actually stopped... "In each case, measures are taken in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation; the products in question relate to a high-risk group," a message on the website of the Russian Agency for Consumer Rights said. "There is no embargo being introduced, but as various manifestations of extremism are increasing, we are taking additional control measures," Peskov said, RIA Novosti reports.

Nov 26 08:10

French comedian Dieudonné given prison sentence for hate speech

The controversial French comedian, Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, has been sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for incitement to hatred over racist and antisemitic comments he made during a show.

Dieudonné, who has faced similar cases in France, was also fined €9,000 (£6,300) by the court in Liège. He was not in court for the verdict.

Eric Lemmens, a lawyer for Belgium’s Jewish organisations, told Agence France-Presse that the judgment “says that all the accusations against Dieudonné were established – both incitement to hatred and hate speech but also Holocaust denial”. The charges related to a show in Liège in 2012. “For me this is more than satisfying, this is a major victory,” he said.

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Nov 26 08:08

John Cleese: I won't work for the BBC again

In an interview with ShortList magazine, published today, Cleese said: “There’s no way I want to work in TV, especially at the BBC. I have a nasty feeling a large proportion of the commissioning editors have no idea what they’re doing. I said this the other day, and a younger comic said, ‘No, there’s one at the BBC.’ Just the one.”

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Losing Top Gear was a huge goof! One of many!

Nov 26 08:05

Crimea blackout and blockade: a failed Kiev attempt to blackmail Russia

Why did Kiev decide to create problems for Crimea in such a strange way? I suggest that we observe Ukrainian politicians' traditional desire to bargain. Mister Poroshenko is showing Russia that he can make problems for Crimea and in doing so he is most likely hoping to conclude a more favorable contract for the supply of electricity to Ukraine from Russia. Of course, the situation looks strange: Kiev now resembles a village drunkard trying to blackmail the local general store by gnawing at the electrical connections of the store. However, I think that Mr. Poroshenko simply doesn’t have any other choice. There is so little money in the budget of Ukraine that any attempt to honestly comply with agreements would guarantee that the country be led into final bankruptcy. Will Russia come to aid our misguided Ukrainian brothers? I think not this time.

Nov 26 08:04

Liberalism vs Conservatism BRILLIANTLY Compared

The Left believes that the state should be the most powerful force in society. It should be in control of educating every child; it should provide all the health care for all its citizens; and it should supervise just about all other areas of society. There should be no competing power. As to the all-important question of how much government is too much government, I have never encountered a person of the Left who had an answer to that question.

Nov 26 08:04

Who’s in Control? Obama or the generals?

US President Barack Obama’s business-like meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit at the weekend belies a spate of bellicose comments made by the Pentagon towards Moscow. So, who is in control: Obama or the generals?

The two leaders held an earnest 35-minute face-to-face discussion on the opening day of the G20 conference in Antalya, Turkey. The gathering of the world’s top 20 economic nations was dominated by the massive terror attack in Paris two days earlier, which claimed at least 129 lives and hundreds more wounded.

Obama’s meeting with Putin – their first since Russia launched its military intervention in Syria nearly seven weeks ago – was described by the White House as “constructive”.

The American president even appeared to welcome Russian airstrikes against terror groups fighting the Syrian government, most prominently Islamic State (IS) jihadists, also known as ISIL.

Nov 26 08:02

Democrats rise in opposition to Obama's climate change agenda

Hundreds of Democrats from 32 states are aligning against the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan, which they say will cause unnecessary economic harm from increased reliance on renewable energy.

Nov 26 08:02

Shoot Down of Russian Plane Could 'Finish' Turkey's Erdogan Politically

Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 over Syria has prompted geopolitics experts to explore Russia's options for how to respond, and to make predictions on how the incident will affect the political career of President Recep Erdogan. According to Expert.ru analyst Gevorg Mirzayan, things don't look so good for the Turkish leader.

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Nov 26 07:57

Portugal goes Left

After four years of austerity, or better, social terrorism, with pensions slashed, salaries reduced, taxation increased and no hope of anything better for the future, the Left Parties united and said a resounding NO! and refused to accept the Government presented by the PP-PSD, which fell in a vote of no confidence with the majority of Parliament against.
President finally decides for the Left...

Nov 26 07:56

The 30 Most Incredible Gifts You Can Actually Buy

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What the money-junkies put in their letters to Santa!

Nov 26 07:54

NATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise

By Brandon Turbeville

As the situation in Syria heats up on the heels of the Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet, the situation in Ukraine is doing the same as the Western-backed fascist Kiev regime is once again poking the Russian bear, presumably at the behest of the NATO powers...

Nov 26 07:48

Yet More Rigging By Big Banks – This Time It’s Interest Rate Swaps

Time and time again over the last number of years the largest global banks have been found complicit in the manipulation of key rates, indices and markets. Now, a large and important pension fund has taken the largest of banks to task and filed a class action lawsuit alleging conspiracy to thwart competition and extract large fees and margins from the vast and critical interest rate swap market. The banks “have been able to extract billions of dollars in monopoly rents, year after year, from the class members in this case,” the suit states.

Nov 26 07:48

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian response to downed jet "emotional" and "unfitting"

Nov 26 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be cancelled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

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"Oh my goodness, such a FUSS they are making just because we back-shot one of their airplanes and murdered their pilot! Sheesh, what a tempest in a teacup, already!" -- The Turkey in Chief

Nov 26 07:47

Russian businesses boycott Turkey over jet incident

Russia’s largest tour operators are terminating their business with Turkey in response to the Kremlin's travel warning to the country in the aftermath of the downing of a Russian warplane.

Major operators Pegas Touristik, Natalie Tours, Biblio Globus and Tez Tour have announced they are ending package holidays to Turkey.

Nov 26 07:46

Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants

A Turkish prosecutor asked a court to imprison the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

Nov 26 07:30

FLASHBACK JULY - Turkish Government Caught Helping ISIS

Nov 26 07:28

Israel-funded group slams US labor federation for backing Palestinian rights

Solidarity activists are urging support for a US labor federation facing a backlash from a group closely tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over its support for Palestinian rights.

In October, the Connecticut branch of the AFL-CIO passed a resolution calling on the national labor federation to back key elements of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.

AFL-CIO is the largest US labor federation, counting dozens of unions with a combined membership of almost 13 million workers as its affiliates – 200,000 of them in Connecticut.

Now they’re in the sights of the Israeli-government funded, anti-Palestinian and Islamophobic organization StandWithUs.

Nov 26 07:28

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

The human rights group B’Tselem excoriated Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, stating that he is responsible for “the transformation of police officers, and even of armed civilians, into judges and executioners” who slay Palestinians suspected of armed attacks in the streets.

“Your silence in the face of Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan’s saying that ‘every terrorist should know that he will not survive the attack he is about to perpetrate’ is tantamount to consent to this unlawful policy,” B’Tselem said, addressing the Israeli prime minister.

The Israeli rights group said the policy amounts to a de facto death sentence, even though capital punishment is banned in the country.

Nov 26 07:27

Brussels terror expert has applauded Israel’s atrocities

These are busy days for the Brussels-based “terrorism expert” Claude Moniquet. Ever since it emerged that a few men from Belgium took part in the recent attacks on Paris, his “analysis” has been much in demand by the media.

Any time I have seen Moniquet on TV lately, he has always been given softball treatment by his interviewers. As a result, he is presented as an earnest figure, who has amassed considerable knowledge on extremism both through his past career with the French external intelligence agency and his subsequent research. Viewers are never told that this “terrorism expert” has applauded atrocities perpetrated by Israel.

In 2004, Moniquet described Israel’s assassination of Ahmed Yassin, a founding member of Hamas, as “good news.” Yassin was 66-years-old and paralyzed from the waist down.

Seven other Palestinians were killed in the Hellfire missile attack on Yassin. According to Amnesty International, Israel’s actions violated international law.

Nov 26 07:26

Israel meets with Google and YouTube to discuss censoring Palestinian videos

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has met with representatives of YouTube and Google to discuss ways to cooperate in what she calls the fight against “inciting violence and terrorism”.

Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported yesterday that Hotovely agreed to work with Google and YouTube in order to establish a joint working mechanism to monitor and prevent the publication of “inflammatory material” originating in the Palestinian territories.

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"Just because we are stealing their land, destroying their homes, and killing their children is no reason to let them complain about it to the world!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Nov 26 07:24

WHOA! EMBARRASSING! US State Dept Reps Caught in Obvious Lie

Nov 26 07:11

1941 Newspaper: Blame Weather For The Rise Of Hitler!

Perhaps one of the greatest oddities of the past Democratic debates was Bernie Sanders insistence that climate change has fueled the growth of terrorism. Apparently we’re supposed to believe that ISIS will lay down their guns once the Earth cools by another degree Fahrenheit.

Nov 26 06:49

Erdogan's daughter owns a hospital treating ISIS Takfiri's

The daughter of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the owner of a "secret" military hospital, in which members of the terrorist organization ISIS, are treated...One of the employees of the hospital, on condition of anonymity, told the independent research and information organization Global Research that Sumeyye Erdogan belongs to a military hospital, situated on the South-East of the country, in the province of Sanliurfa. The whistleblower has worked in the medical facility for seven weeks. According to her, every day in the hospital Turkish military trucks that were delivering the wounded fighters arrived. "We had to prepare operating and to help doctors in certain procedures," says the woman. According to her, she got $ 7,500 for a month of work in the hospital. However, belonging to the Alawite religious group has led to serious internal feelings about the rightness of her actions.

Nov 26 06:30

Units of the U.S. army entered Syria from Turkey

50 soldiers of the U.S. army crossed the border of Syria from Turkey and occupied the Syrian town of Ein al-Arab. It was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the channel "al-Mayadeen". According to the Agency, the military moved past a checkpoint on the Turkish-Syrian border. "About 50 soldiers and officers of the American army arrived in Ein al-Arab to support the Kurds in the fight against ISIS", — stated in the message. According to TV, the soldiers of the U.S. army crossed the Turkish-Syrian border through the checkpoint "BINAR", some soldiers had reached the town of Kamishli.

Nov 26 06:28

New Edition of Brzezinski's Book Spotlights US Strategy in Eurasia

The following sentences should be read with close attention: Europe is a “bridgehead for America” to control the Eurasian landmass that runs eastward through Russia and China to the Pacific. A “moral identity crisis has weakened Europe's vitality”. And this sentence: “The new problems facing Europe, whether this is immigration, or the economic-technological ability to compete with America or Asia …can only be dealt with in an increasingly continental context.” These three sentences are not to be read in any of the leading mainstream newspapers in Germany, because in the propaganda language of our key media outlets these contentions are no more than “conspiracy theories”. Yes, they equate to “right-wing populism”. However, they come from the grey eminence among US foreign policy strategists: Zbigniew Brzezi?ski. He was adviser to Lyndon B. Johnson in the 60s, later also to Jimmy Carter. And he is Barack Obama’s most important geopolitical adviser...

Nov 26 06:25

German Left Party Leader Demands Germany Stop Talks with Turkey

Sahra Wagenknecht is calling for an immediate stop to all talks with Turkey over the refugees. The opposition in Germany has reacted with concern and criticism at Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter plane. With this incident, Turkey poses a danger to world peace, said Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht on Tuesday in Berlin. The federal government must now suspend “any negotiations” with Turkey in terms of solving the refugee crisis.

Nov 26 06:16

Obama and Merkel Are Fighting to Get Russia Sanctions Renewed

It's Obama and Merkel versus Germany's #2, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with EU's Juncker and France's Hollande somewhere in the middle. Despite the emerging cooperation in the fight against the jihadist militia Islamic State (IS), western sanctions against Russia, which were introduced because of the annexation of Crimea and the Ukraine crisis, are to be renewed - according to a newspaper report. A preliminary decision regarding this was taken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Turkey one week previously, the FAZ reported citing groups of participants. During the G20 summit in Antalya a group of five agreed to maintain the sanctions, for as long as the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict have not been implemented, reported the FAZ. The group therefore decided to extend the sanctions, which would expire at the end of the year, to July 2016.

Nov 26 06:12

'I Gave the Order Myself' ? Turkish PM on Downing Russian Plane

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot. “Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davuto?lu told a meeting of his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally”.

Nov 26 06:08

Russian FM Wants to Know If US Greenlighted Turkish Ambush of Su-24 Warplane

“Some members of the coalition, including those providing their combat planes for strikes against Iraq and Syria have confided to us the planes involved were of US manufacture and the Americans normally request US permission for such operations”. Then Lavrov went even further posing a direct question: “As far as I understand, our plane was downed by a US-made F-16. It remains to be seen whether the US requirement is applicable to Turkey, and if it is, I would like to know if Turkey had asked the United States for permission to send its planes on a combat mission and to shoot down a plane, albeit probably an identified one, over Syrian territory.” The implications posed by Lavrov's doubts are important and should not be underestimated by western powers. They directly call into question the possible liability of the USA in Ankara's military action and If this were to be the case, the SU-24 downing would take quite a different twist.

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 26 06:02

Putin Makes the West Accountable for Ukraine's Debt Dodging

At the G20 summit in Turkey, Vladimir Putin said that “Since our Western partners believe Ukraine’s solvency will improve, and we have no reason to doubt this, our partners shouldn’t hesitate to guarantee the loan”. He noted that the Russian Federation had asked for such guarantees either from the US or the EU - or even from one of the international financial institutions. “We hope that this issue will be resolved by the beginning of December this year in view of the specific timetable of the International Monetary Fund,” - said Putin. Some commentators are already implying sarcastically that Putin's proposal not to demand full repayment of Ukraine’s debt this year as the charity of impotence. They say, “we don’t have the ability to force the money from Kiev.” That’s why Putin gave the Ukraine the option of paying in installments of $1 billion a year, till 2018, adding a little paragraph that changes everything. Namely, he asked the West guarantee the repayment.

Nov 26 05:45

West Point Bans Pillow Fights

West Point bans cadet pillow fight after 30 injured

(*You Can't Handle The Pillow ! https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wtpOtFIEkbs/maxresdefault.jpg )

Nov 26 05:43

Here Is Why Erdogan's Ambush of Russian Jet Was a Massive Blunder

The SU24 was shot down very close to the Turkish border. The Turks claim it crossed the border. However if it did, then by the Turks’ own account it did so for just a few seconds. The Turks claim they gave the SU24 10 warnings over a period of 5 minutes. If true, this can only have been when the SU24 was in Syrian airspace. The US and NATO say they registered the Turkish warnings but they say it without much show of conviction. Fox News has broadcast what it says is one of the warnings. However, if it was provided by a Turkish source - as is likely - then it is not reliable since it could so easily have been made up after the event. Both sides anyway appear to agree that the SU24 was flying away from Turkey and back to its base in Syria when it was shot down. That argues against it posing any possible threat to Turkey when it was shot down. The SU24 crashed well inside Syria. The Russians say the Turkish F16 that shot it down entered Syrian airspace to do it.

Nov 26 05:34

The Chinese Figure Russia Could Shoot Down a Turkish Jet in Retaliation

“Ankara must be well aware of what it means to shoot down a Russian warplane,” states the editorial. “Next it will be careful enough not to give Russia a chance to down one of its warplanes in retaliation. Moscow probably has to cross the Syrian-Turkish border to implement retaliation, which however risks escalating military confrontation.” “If Russia strikes down a Turkish warplane in Turkish airspace, or strikes a Turkish air base, it will touch NATO’s nerve. If NATO takes no action, its pledge to protect smaller alliance members will be discredited. However, if NATO adopts substantial action toward Russia, Europe will confront an unprecedented turbulent situation not seen since World War II.” The piece argues that the crisis is even riskier than when Vladimir Putin was considering whether to annex Crimea, because Putin’s “personal prestige” and Moscow’s “tough image” is on the line.

Nov 26 05:30

China Is Setting up Its First Military Base in Africa

China is increasingly making her presence felt in a continent that was previously the exclusive preserve of her former colonial powers and the US. Beijing has signed a ten-year leasing agreement with Djibouti to build a logistical hub in that nation, which is located in the Horn of Africa. “They are going to build a base in Djibouti, so that will be their first military location in Africa,” U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, recently told defense reporters according to The Hill’s Kristina Wong. It was only a matter of time before China set up overseas bases in the region. Beijing has enormous economic interests in the region that it needs to protect...

Nov 26 04:23

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Erdogan is on a mission from Allah — at least his version of Allah. The downing of the Su-24 is just the preamble. Get ready, because 2016 promises an even bigger bang.

Nov 26 04:12

Turkey Must Pay for the Crime Against the Russian Aircraft

Instead of immediately apologising to Moscow for the Turkish Air Force downing the Russian SU-24 being part of the Russian Air Force group from the Hmeymim base, whose war with IS terrorists and other terrorist groups on Syrian territory is not just empty words, but real action, Ankara was quick to come out with offensive attacks against Russia. And for some reason, it then went on to demand that the NATO Council convene, although not only wasn’t Turkey attacked, but rather itself committed an act of aggression. It is impossible to differently interpret the attack on the plane of the anti-terrorist coalition performing the mission to destroy terrorist locations in Syria. Moreover, the Turkish F-16 did it when the SU-24 was in Syrian airspace.

Nov 26 03:58

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire

On Tuesday, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that was carrying out military operations against jihadi groups in Northern Syria. The downing of the Su-24 fighter jet is part of a broader plan by the administration of Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan to topple the secular government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and to establish “safe zones” on the Syrian side of the Turkish-Syrian border. Erdogan needs the safe zones to provide a sanctuary for the militant extremists who are the footsoldiers in his war against Syria. The downing of the Russian fighter is a desperate attempt by Erdogan to incite a reaction from Russia that will draw either NATO or the United States deeper into a conflict which has dragged on for 4 and a half years and killed 250,000 people.

Nov 26 03:50

'More Questions Than Answers': MSF Not Buying Pentagon Probe into Hospital Attack

What about the hour-long attempts to stop the bombing? Why is this damning report being released the day before Thanksgiving? And what does this say about the competency of the U.S. military?

Doctors Without Borders is challenging the Pentagon over the findings of internal probes into the bombing of a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz on October 3, saying the military's conclusions offer "more questions than answers" and that claims of "human error" simply don't correspond to the available facts.

November 25, 2015

Nov 25 23:34

Was The U.S. Involved In The Turkish Attack Against The Russian Jet?

Obama continues his immensely destructive policies in the Middle East with zero regard to the all the bad outcomes these are likely to have for the people there as well as for Europe. One again wonders if all these action follow from sheer incompetence or from some devilish, ingenious strategic planning.

Nov 25 20:56

4 Examples of Mainstream Media Fabricating News to Push for War

Waking Times

As we inch further into the future and evermore closer to the next, and certainly last, world war, it seems proper to give pause and consider the significance of the fact that much of the information provided on world events is dreadfully compromised by corporate and political propagandists.

Nov 25 20:53

How the Islamic State is Really Anti-Islamic

Waking Times

Islam proclaims that killing one human being (unjustly) is equal to killing the whole humanity (Qur’an, 5:32). In this perspective, the recent Paris terror attacks as well as all other incidents of terrorism which cause the death of innocent people should actually be considered as the attacks on the whole humanity. Notwithstanding, the terror incident in Paris has once again triggered the old debate as to what extent Islam should be blamed for the barbaric acts committed by ISIS, which is known as the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, but actually it deserves to be called as “Inhuman State” for its barbaric activities all over the world.

Nov 25 20:33

Video: Interview with ISIL members captured by YPG

Interviews with ISIL members captured by the YPG (People’s Defense Units, the armed forces of the government of Rojava, the Syrian Kurdistan), that have been fighting ISIL since 2013. From a 2015 report in Israel’s Channel 1, edited by Binyamin Edelman.