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Sep 23 09:18

Israel Part of US Anti-Syrian Coalition

It's unannounced. It's no secret. Israel is heavily involved. It's been so all along. It wants Assad ousted.

It bombs Syrian targets at its discretion. It supplies weapons to Islamic State terrorists and other extremist Takfiri fighters.

It treats their wounded in Israeli hospitals. It supplies other support overtly and covertly.

On Tuesday, Israel confirmed it shot down a Syrian Sukhoi 24 fighter jet aircraft. It used a surface-to-air missile against it.

Sep 23 09:16

TOP 5 DARK VATICAN SECRETS

After French Police found drugs in a Vatican car In the NOW looks back at the most well-known scandals surrounding one of the most secretive institutions the world has ever known.

Sep 23 09:13

Abbott: reduction in freedom necessary to save lives from terrorism threat

Australians must accept a reduction in freedom and an increase in security “for some time to come” to save lives from the significant threat of terrorism, Tony Abbott has told parliament.

Sep 23 09:10

Obama to host Netanyahu in White House

US President Barack Obama will be welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House for the first time in seven months.

The announcement about the October 1 meeting was made by the White House National Security Council spokeswoman on Monday night.

Caitlin Hayden said that the meeting will likely highlight the US-Israeli division over the Iranian negotiations.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – Russia, China, the United States, Britain, and France plus Germany – resumed the seventh round of their negotiations on the Iranian nuclear energy program in New York last week to reach a final agreement aimed at resolving the standoff over Tehran’s civilian nuclear work.

Sep 23 08:57

Totalitarianism, American Style

Chris Hedges made these remarks Saturday at a panel discussion in New York City titled “The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?” The other panelists were Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Kshama Sawant and Sen. Bernie Sanders. The event, moderated byBrian Lehrer, occurred on the eve of the People’s Climate March in New York City. For a video of some of what the panelists said, click here.

We have undergone a transformation during the last few decades—what John Ralston Saulcalls a corporate coup d’état in slow motion. We are no longer a capitalist democracy endowed with a functioning liberal class that once made piecemeal and incremental reform possible.

Sep 23 08:39

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably ironic formulation. You know, a déjà-vu-all-over-again kinda thing. I even thought about telling you how, in 2011, I contacted a noted author to blurb my book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, and he presciently declined, saying sardonically, “So you're gonna be the one to write the last book on failure in Iraq?”

Sep 23 08:34

High Cost of Bad Journalism on Ukraine

The costs of the mainstream U.S. media’s wildly anti-Moscow bias in the Ukraine crisis are adding up, as the Obama administration has decided to react to alleged “Russian aggression” by investing as much as $1 trillion in modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.

Sep 23 08:31

Thousands demand vote recount in Scottish #indyref

More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling for last weeks’ Scottish Independence vote to be recounted, backing accusations that the referendum was marred by vote-rigging.

“We the undersigned demand a re-vote of the Scottish referendum, counted by impartial international parties,” the petition reads. The online petition goes on to say that there were “countless evidences of fraud” in last Thursday’s vote count.

The petition, which has been published on the campaigns website Change.org, says that “Yes” votes were deliberately put into a “No” pile, and that there were “strange occurrences with dual fire alarms” in some voting centres, alongside “clear cut fraud in Glasgow”.

Sep 23 08:29

Snowden, CDC whistleblower: who owns information?

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Let me start with this general statement: there are scientists and politicians who are trained like dogs to believe that corrections to the deepest crimes of government can be achieved through an orderly structure and process.

This belief is a form of mind control. It’s engraved in a place where so-called rational people still entertain a fairy tale about rescue and “everything working out properly, through channels.”

Among the many differences between Ed Snowden and William Thompson, the CDC whistleblower, there is one striking similarity...

Sep 23 08:29

Something The Experts Forgot To Mention

Over the past two years, Arctic sea ice extent has increased by the area of Alaska, California and France combined.

Sep 23 08:27

Iraq War Veteran Warns Ferguson Is Our Future - and Our Past

The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, a district of St. Louis County in Missouri, and the spate of civil unrest that followed - bringing the ongoing state violence inflicted on African-Americans to broad public light - could set a precedent for the future of American society, according to a senior Iraq War veteran and Pentagon defense analyst.

Sep 23 08:23

Syria Is 7th (Muslim) Country Bombed By 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Since winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama has now bombed 7 predominantly Muslim countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, and now Syria. As Glenn Greenwald notes, Humanitarianism is the pretense, not the purpose.

Sep 23 08:21

Did Israel help US by downing Syrian jet?

Today the US – backed by “moderate” Arab states like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Jordan – started bombing territory in another sovereign state, Syria, without a UN Security Council resolution or a plausible argument that it is acting in self-defence. That makes it a crime of aggression, defined at Nuremberg as

“the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Sep 23 08:20

Experts warn Ebola could infect 1.4million in two hardest-hit West African nations by January

Experts predict up to 1.4million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone will become infected with Ebola by January, as experimental drugs are set to be tested in West Africa for the first time.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release the predictions for the two West African nations, which have shown the steadiest and most alarming spread of cases, today.

It comes as the World Health Organisation warn cases could reach 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

Sep 23 07:57

How Money Silences Criticism of Israel

Israel’s never-ending persecution of Palestinians is opening a chasm between the world’s public, which is growing disgusted by Israeli behavior, and Western elites who shy from criticism because of career fears and financial dependence, observes Lawrence Davidson.

Due to Israel’s brutal racism and repeated attacks on Palestinian civilians, it is losing popular support internationally. As this happens, the Zionists appear to be intensifying pressure on societal and political elites, particularly in the U.S. and other Western states, to maintain policies that support and protect Israel’s criminal behavior.

Sep 23 07:56

Hearing for UK rendition and complicity in torture case begins tomorrow

A hearing will begin tomorrow at the High Court in the case of a man kidnapped and tortured by British troops in Iraq, before being rendered to secret detention and held for over a decade without charge or trial.

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