An Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of drug dependency is found dead on the floor of his room at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles after doctors give him a 30-day supply of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam and a 15-day supply of methadone.
In Shreveport, La., a veteran overdoses on morphine while housed in a locked VA psychiatric unit. In a Minnesota VA psych ward, a veteran shoots himself in the head. In Portland, Ore., a delusional veteran jumps off the roof of the VA hospital.
These are some of the deaths that resulted in more than $200 million in wrongful death payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the decade after 9/11, according to VA data obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting.
The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft.
Everywhere the US government sets its foot….death and destruction!
Before the U.S. invasion, before the Russian war, before the Marxist revolution, Afghanistan used to be a pretty nice place.
An astonishing collection of photos from the 1960s was recently featured by the Denver Post.
The number of Fukushima youth diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer now reaches 104, according to a Japanese newspaper’s analysis of government data.
There were 300,000 total youth in the Fukushima prefecture who were aged 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Of the 104 children whose government-administered thyroid gland tests showed positive results, 57 have been diagnosed with a definitive case of the disease, which is frequently linked to radiation exposure, Asahi Shimbun reported Sunday.
The American public has been misinformed regarding human-to-human transmission of Ebola. Assurances that Ebola can be transmitted only through direct contact with the body or body fluids of victims needs to be seriously scrutinized in the wake of the current West African outbreak. The Canadian Health Dept. states that airborne transmission of Ebola is strongly suspected and the CDC admits that Ebola can be transmitted in situations where there is no physical contact between people, i.e.: via direct airborne inhalation into the lungs or into the eyes, or via contact with airborne fomites which adhere to nearby surfaces, where individuals are separated by 3 feet. That helps explain why 81 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have died in West Africa to date. These courageous health care providers use careful CDC level barrier precautions such as gowns, gloves and head cover, but it appears they have inadequate respiratory and eye protection.
Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention. On July 28, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture. The report is entitled “Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict.” 
In late 2013, the then president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a European Union association agreement tied to the $17 billion IMF loan, whose terms are only now being revealed. Instead, Yanukovych chose a Russian aid package worth $15 billion plus a discount on Russian natural gas. His decision was a major factor in the ensuing deadly protests that led to his ouster from office in February 2014 and the ongoing crisis.
The USGS revised down the quake’s strength from the magnitude of 7.0 that it initially reported, as well as adjusting its data on the location and depth of the epicenter.
What do they have in common aside from the song? I don’t know, but I was watching Twelve Monkeys (1995) last night and, during the Blueberry Hill scene, I remembered Putin singing it at a charity for childrens’ cancer and couldn’t get his version out of my head.
Scene from Twelve Monkeys.
In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we eat, there is a quick fix around the corner for whatever ails us—whether we’re obese, have high blood pressure or bad cholesterol—just to name a few of the issues plaguing our society.
Without a sound medical solution to the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history of the planet, governments and non-governmental organizations are turning to a medieval technique that could affect as many as 1 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Medics told yesterday of the stressful and desperate conditions in the makeshift ebola wards where the British victim worked.
Staff were too scared to come to work at Kenema government hospital where the floors were left splashed with blood.
The 350-bed hospital is a cluster of small cinder-block buildings in the centre of Kenema, the third largest city in Sierra Leone and a hot-spot for ebola.
The isolation units where the afflicted are taken are in temporary covered shelters with concrete floors, plastic sheeting for walls and tin roofs.
The doctors and nurses wear masks, goggles and impermeable Tyvek safety suits.
Virtually all cell phones on Earth can be geographically pinpointed with the right technology, a new report suggests, and the tools that enable this tracking are becoming increasingly all too affordable.
Products that can locate a handhold phone within a city block from any corner of the globe are nothing new — the intelligence documents disclosed by former United States government contractor Edward Snowden last year have proved that the US National Security Agency is in the business of not just finding cellphones, but eavesdropping on those call and sometimes even infecting those devices.
Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner’s Turner network this week, including a large number of those at CNN and HLN, which will lead to layoffs if they are not taken voluntarily, according to an individual with knowledge of the network’s plans.
So what it looks like is being planned, and pre-sold to the American people with all these stories about celebrities’ personal information being hacked and made public (an activity that produces no profit for the hackers other than news headlines), and the “Syrian” (nudge nudge wink wink) hack of the AP Twitter feed that shocked the US stock market, is that the US Government will itself take down the US financial computers, and blame it on Iran /Russia/ China/Al Qaeda/Syria/Arabs and others to be named as convenient. This gets Wall Street and Washington DC off the hook, because now the financial melt-down is an act of war, rather than the result of decades of Wall Street crime and corruption and the predations of Private Central Banks. US banks have already been hit with cyber attacks, to set the stage.
Reposted in light of Today’s warming from Wall Street of an impending cyber-attack, along with the wag-the-ISIS from the corporate media.
Web hosting giant GoDaddy is buying Mad Mimi, a startup with Israeli roots, the companies said last week, but did not give a purchase price.
The Arizona-based acquirer is losing money and hopes to beef up against new competitor Google.
Current US military space policy is primarily geared toward two countries, China and Russia.
In May 2000 the Washington Post published an article called “For Pentagon, Asia Moving to Forefront.” The article stated that, “The Pentagon is looking at Asia as the most likely arena for future military conflict, or at least competition.” The article said the US would double its military presence in the region and essentially attempt to manage China.
Here’s a dirty little secret you won’t see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice.
Yes, that means using a great array of spycraft and snoopery, including planned electronic surveillance, wiretapping, information warfare, infiltration, dumpster diving and so much more.
We like to think of big corporations as being run by shady individuals who would watch the world burn if it meant making and saving a few bucks. It turns out that we aren’t too far off the mark in some cases …
Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, has made the decision to dismiss the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, a message on his official Twitter account says.
Tony Blair has given the President of Kazakhstan PR tips for a speech defending the country’s human rights record in the wake of the killing of unarmed protesters by police.
More than 80 people were injured in the incident, which has since become known as the “Zhanoazen massacre” and resulted in the arrest of several opposition figures.
In the letter sent on official headed paper in July 2012, Mr Blair urged the president to tackle the “Zhanaozen issue” directly, adding: “The fact is you have made changes following it; but in any event these events, tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress that Kazakhstan has made.
“Dealing with it in the way I suggest, is the best way for the western media. It will also serve as a quote that can be used in the future setting out the basic case for Kazakhstan.”
After months of denying the new regime in Kiev installed in the wake of the so-called “Euromaidan” had any significant ties to Nazism and regiments of Neo-Nazi militants found fighting in eastern Ukraine, the BBC in an article titled, “Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy arrives at border,” reported that:
…the leader of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector threatened to withdraw volunteers fighting on the government side.
Dmytro Yarosh said Right Sector would launch a “campaign in Kiev” if its demands, including the release of detained members, were not met within 48 hours.
He called on President Petro Poroshenko to “immediately bring order” to the Interior Ministry, which he accused of harbouring “revanchist forces”.
Former president of the European Union’s finance council Ruairi Quinn has warned that an independent Scotland could be blocked from joining the EU.
“All [EU] member states have to agree before a new state can become a member. In my opinion, it is highly probable that at least two member states, maybe more, will vote no,” Quinn said in a statement on Monday.
He also cited Spain and Belgium as the countries that would probably reject the application of an independent Scotland to join the 28-member bloc with the aim of discouraging secessionist sentiment in Europe.
In the “unlikely” event that Scotland was admitted into the EU, it would be required to agree to join the euro, Quinn added.
The Obama administration is moving rapidly towards launching air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border, in a major escalation of US military intervention in the oil-rich Middle East.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and government officials in Congress continue to ignore America’s pleas for GMO labeling, the Russian government’s legislative commission has moved another step toward GMO-rejection, approving a bill to charge steep penalties for GMO labeling violations.
Submitted by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), the bill will charge big fines for vague or unclear labeling of any food which contains genetically modified ingredients. Individual entrepreneurs will be fined up to 50,000 rubles ($1,300), and the products confiscated, while larger businesses will face fines of up to 150,000 rubles (over $4,000).
President Putin has said that Russia must protect its citizens from over-consumption of products containing genetically modified organisms due to serious health concerns associated with these crops.
Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) radar units in Russia’s Western Military District have started practicing on low-flying targets at the Kapustin Yar testing range, a spokesman for the district said Monday.
In the aftermath of the downing of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, the Western media followed Washington’s lead and manipulated reports in order to make Europeans believe that Russia and Russian-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine were responsible for downing the airliner. In Germany, the press was an extension of Washington’s propaganda machine despite the lack of evidence from both Washington and Kiev to support their irresponsible claims.
The French government has resigned despite being formed just 4 months ago. They quit after ministers slammed President Francois Hollande’s plans for taxation and cuts, while also being critical of Germany’s austerity program.
It’s Monday; which means its time to ramp up the war rhetoric once again as another weekend goes by without ‘escalation’. Ukraine’s military spokesman Lysenko, or as he is better known as Lie-senko for those who actually ask for some evidence of anything that he claims, says, suggests or otherwise talks about, is reporting,via Bloomberg, that:
•UKRAINE SAYS TWO TANKS THAT ENTERED FROM RUSSIA WERE DESTROYED
•LYSENKO SAYS UKRAINE CAPTURED CREW MEMBERS OF DESTROYED TANKS
•UKRAINE SEIZED SOME VEHICLES THAT ENTERED FROM RUSSIA: LYSENKO
•LYSENKO SAYS COLUMN OF REBEL VEHICLES DESTROYED IN KRASNODON
•LYSENKO: UKRAINE INFLICTED SEVERE LOSSES ON REBELS IN KRASNODON
A convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to those living in war-torn eastern Ukraine crossed the border back into Russia on Saturday following what Moscow called a “successful” mission to deliver the aid, but what Ukraine called a “direct invasion” of its territory.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has been monitoring movements across the border, confirmed in a statement that all 227 vehicles had left Ukraine and crossed back into Russia.
BREAKING…..CHAOS BECKONS IN FRANCE AS HOLLANDE ORDERS PM VALLS TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT
Today it emerged that the Wikipedia page of Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has been edited in an effort to censor disturbing information about the Coalition’s controversial Bedroom Tax.
August 24 marks Ukraine’s 23rd Independence Day since first commemorated on July 16, 1991.
An August 24, 1991 parliamentary Ukraine Declaration of Independence Act created an independent state.
On August 26, 1991, monuments of communist heroes were removed from public places. October Revolution Square was renamed Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).
The former head of Royal Dutch Shell, Jeroen van der Veer, has said sanctions on Russia just “lead to frustration”, as they did not produce their desired effect and led to more sanctions.
“The sanctions do not work. They lead to counter sanctions, which lead to frustration and never solve anything. (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s popularity in Russia does not wane in the wake of the sanctions. It increases,” Jeroen van der Veer said on Sunday during a Dutch TV program.
He said constructive political dialogue was the first thing Russia and Ukraine needed to establish, though acknowledging it would be difficult.
“Moscow and Kiev should be willing to talk and Russia should respect the Ukrainian borders,” he said.
Van der Veer began working for Shell in 1971 and was its CEO until 2009.
In July the West imposed sectorial economic sanctions on Russia, including a ban on selling it dual–use technology, and access to sensitive oil technology
Never mind the article. Please translate and read comments. Yes there is rage, Bloomberg, a lot of it. The Dutch want answers! Start by answering these 25 (labor)questions in parliament: http://zaplog.nl/zaplog/article/kamervragen_over_de_ramp_met_de_mh17
Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said Sunday that Kiev was apparently planning to end its military operation in the restive eastern territories by October, citing the need to hold an early parliamentary election.
What old rubber lips meant to say but couldn’t, is that the real reason wanting to end its assault on the East of Ukraine by October is that winter will be fast approaching and Kiev will already be neck-deep in a mess of its own making.
In Jurassic Park — the novel — his character was actually eaten by a pack of Procompsognathus.
Cheese lovers may want to consider a brief holiday in Finland, where Russian sanctions over Ukraine have prompted huge price cuts, causing a rush to supermarket chiller cabinets across the country.
One of Finland’s most popular cheeses, Oltermanni, is being sold at roughly half the usual price as retailers try to shift an influx of the product that had been destined for Russia.
Moments after the retailer, S Group, announced the reduction, the supermarket’s website crashed with demand.
Such is the fame of the discount that Oltermanni has been dubbed “Putin cheese” and signs have popped up in stores thanking the Russian President.
Councils will today call for a change in the law to prevent them having to sell voters’ personal details to junk mail firms.
Local authorities have come under fire from privacy campaigners for effectively aiding the junk mail barons who bombard families with unwanted leaflets and letters.
Details from the electoral roll are routinely sold on to direct marketing firms, estate agents, fast food outlets and others who contribute to Britain’s annual mountain of three billion items of junk mail.
Critics point out that cash-strapped councils make thousands of pounds a year by selling on voters’ details for as little as 15p a go.
Russia’s East Ukraine humanitarian aid convoy had to crash the border to get the badly needed supplies into Lugansk today.
The security concerns for the Red Cross were the last hold up, and as expected, Kiev shelled the area overnight knowing that the Red Cross could not move under those conditions. Putin decided that the fooling around time was over and made the call to go in. God bless the man… the statesman once again.
I had been delaying writing this column for a few hours while awaiting the results of the closed-door UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine’s claims of having been invaded by a humanitarian aid convoy. I had prepared material about the “little green men” hiding in the flour bags, and the special midget Spetsnaz units that Putin had been saving as a secret weapon.
After sustained defensive combat against Ukrainian troops in the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk during August, rebels are now reporting of entrapping two large groups of Kiev troops and seizing military hardware in a counteroffensive.
The main headquarters of the DPR army has made a decision to stop operations in small groups and form full-bodied independent military units, the anti-Kiev forces say in a summary of their operations filed on Sunday.
They also say they are blocking a large “punitive force” near Alekseevskoe, Blagodatnoe, Voykovsky, Kuteinikovo, Ulyanovskoe and Uspenka.
News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
“Success lies in perseverance; ceaseless, restless, perseverance!” — Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron
Knowing the past history of western governments, media and Hollywood propaganda ploys to demonize Muslims and Islam, I had doubts about the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley 40 was also a photo-studio trick to fool the public. My suspicion became more and more solid as I read the FBI, CNN, BBC, FoxNews, International Business Times, Global Post, New Yorker, National Israel Times, and the rest of Jewish propaganda empire tried to prove that the video showing the beheading of James Foley was genuine.
The beheading might be genuine, but even if it is, that does not tell us who was really responsible, only who we are supposed to think did it.
By way of deception and all that!
The hypocrisy is stunning. Bombing from the air, waterboarding (and worse) are all “clean” and as American as apple pie, but beheading is barbaric and we should all get riled up about it!
Murdered American journalist James Foley was killed a year ago after first being sold by the US-backed Free Syrian Army to his killers, it was claimed today.
Bouthaina Shabaan, President Bashar al-Assad’s official spokesman, said that the Islamic State was an ‘extension’ of the Free Syrian Army, the rebel group which led the uprising against the [Syrian government] three years ago.
She said the United Nations had ‘information’ that the photojournalist was beheaded last year.
She added: ‘Isis [now Islamic State] is only an extension of what was happening right from the first day in Syria.
British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to British media reports.
The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic State militants as Jihadi John.
There’s more than one Dr. Frankenstein responsible for this monster
by Justin Raimondo,
The Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) is being touted as the newest “threat” to the American
homeland: hysterics have pointed to Chicago as the locus of their interest, and we are told by everyone from the President on down that if we don’t attack them – i.e. go back into Iraq (and even venture into Syria) to root them out – they’ll soon show up on American shores.
How is this supposed to work? Well, you see, that monster who beheaded James Foley had a British accent, and there are reports of more than a few Brits (and Americans) traveling to Syria to fight on behalf of ISIS. So these jihadi “internationalists” could always just fly back to either Britain or the US, where another 9/11 would shortly be in the works.
As the media headlines swing from the growing death count in the Gaza Strip to fitful truce negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel, a growing number of Americans are becoming aware of the eight-year-old blockade that has prevented the 1.8 million people of Gaza from living a normal life. However, it still seems like a distant battle; most Americans don’t realize that the conflict is fueled by billions of dollars of US military “aid,” or that there are Palestinians from Gaza living among them, fearing for their loved ones’ lives from afar.
Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. But two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained inside of Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. Israeli security then told Dina that she was not allowed to leave the country—at least not through the airport.
While detained on the night of June 13, 2014 when she was scheduled to fly on El Al flight 1, Dina learned to her surprise that Israeli security no longer considered her an American citizen with American travel privileges. The Palestinian identification card her family filed for her the year before, a registry requirement for children of West Bank Palestinian ID holders, erases her rights as a U.S. citizen.
Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while she was an IDF soldier. In the pictures, she posed next to Palestinian detainees.
In a statement, the network said the letter was written in response to an ad campaign in which Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate, compares the murder of children during the Holocaust to Hamas’ actions in Gaza.
“We are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water,” the letter reads.
It concludes: “’Never again’ must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE.”
An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media.
The Obama administration is moving rapidly towards launching air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border, in a major escalation of US military intervention in the oil-rich Middle East.
In the biggest blow to Israeli propaganda, which claimed that Hamas broke the ceasefire, former Israeli Attorney General Michael Ben Yair has said that “it was Israel who staged the alleged Hamas breach of the ceasefire in order to create the conditions for assassinating Muhammad Al-Daif, Commander-in-Chief of Hamas’s military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades.
The website of Makor Rishon newspaper said that Ben Yair, who also worked as a judge in the Israeli supreme court, tweeted on his twitter account the following: “There is no agreement and hostilities have been renewed, but who is the culprit? Hamas who wants an agreement with accomplishments or Israel who staged the breach of the ceasefire in order to justify the assassination of Muhammad Al-Daif?”
“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice. I’m ready to kill someone with my hands, and it’s an Arab. In my education I learned that … their education is to be terrorists, and there is no belief in them. I live in an area of Arabs, and every day I see these Ishmaelites, who pass by the [bus] station and whistle. I wish them death.”
In his compelling new video Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker John Greyson reimagines Israel’s massive bombardment of the Israeli-occupied and besieged Gaza Strip as if it were an attack on his home city Toronto.
Just as we have seen the balkanization of Yugoslavia, Libya, and Iraq by US-NATO it appears that the same strategy has been developed for Russia. With NATO’s continuing military encirclement of Russia the plan appears to be to draw Moscow into a military quagmire in Ukraine that will weaken that nation. The Rand Corporation has studies that call for the break-up of Russia into many smaller pieces thus giving western corporations better access to the vast resource base available there.
The recent announcement by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) that they have created a $100 billion international development bank to rival the IMF and World Bank has angered western corporate controlled governments who don’t want any challenge to their management of the global economy. Directly after the BRICS announcement we witnessed an escalation of the US-NATO funded and directed civil war in Ukraine.
An incredible documentary that is full of direct quotes from celebrated Jewish historians who have boasted of two thousand years of Jewish domination of the slave trade, including the horrific trade in slaves from Africa to the Americas. A video that will forever change your views of the real masters of the slave trade.
A military official says Egyptian armed forces have killed 17 militants during separate operations in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Mohamed Samir stated on Monday that the militants were killed in multiple exchanges of fire with Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai on Sunday. . .
. . . Since the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on July 3 last year, gunmen have launched almost daily attacks on the peninsula, killing members of security forces.
Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, was toppled in a military coup led by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s current president and the then army commander.
Following Morsi’s ouster, Sisi announced his candidacy for the nation’s presidency and was sworn in as president after winning an election in which less than 50 percent of eligible voters participated.
The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has seized an Israeli reconnaissance drone in Gaza Strip’s Shejaiya district.
According to media reports, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced the capture of the “Zionist reconnaissance plane” via a message posted on its Arabic Twitter account on Monday.
War without mercy is official Israeli policy. Rule of law principles don’t matter.
Throughout its entire history, Israel waged genocidal war on Palestine.
Its 1947-48 War of Independence prioritized an exclusive Jewish state with no Arab presence.
Strategy was by any means possible. It included mass murder, destruction and forced displacement.
According to historian Ilan Pappe, Israeli policy involved “large-scale intimidation; laying siege to and bombarding villages and population centres; setting fire to homes, properties and goods; expulsion; demolition; and finally, planting mines among the rubble to prevent any of the expelled inhabitants from returning.”
Israel’s dirty war took six months to complete. It was a walkover. It forcibly displaced about 800,000 Palestinians. It murdered many others.
It destroyed 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other cities.
The push to engage the International Criminal Court in an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel for it military attacks on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is gaining steam among Palestinian political factions as well as members of the international legal community.
Despite being exposed as a probable fake, the James Foley beheading video is still being used as a poster child to reinvigorate support behind a military attack on Syria, almost exactly a year after a dubious chemical weapons attack was exploited for the same purpose.
As we reported earlier, top forensic experts have concluded that the alleged beheading was likely “staged” and that the footage in the clip does not show the execution of Foley.
Libya has lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli, proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet another crisis.
Although the corporate media can be counted on to fling around words like “Islamist” and “militant”, what is really going on in Libya today is a repeat of Iran in 1979. The Libyan people are tired of their US puppet rulers and kicking them out, as is also happening right now in Iraq. The crisis is that all these invasions by the US over the last decade are actually about forcing the world to trade resources such as oil and metals only for the US dollar, from which the US gets a mafia-like “piece of the action” to prop up its collapsing economy. Such a deal is an all or nothing arrangement. No nation can be left to trade resources in currencies other than the dollar as other nations will buy from them as prices will be lower without the added percentage going to the US (either in products and produce given to the US for dollars or interest on dollars borrowed from the federal reserve). This is why the US is having to go back into Iraq for a third time, and will now have to go back into Libya. And why ultimately the US will start wars with Russia and China to remove the competition of the more attractive Ruble and Yuan. This is why young people are being killed and crippled across the globe right now; to prop up that paper dollar.
UPDATE: The Guardian is now blocking me from commenting. Would some kind soul still able to post to the Guardian add the above comment to the original article?
A Palestinian woman in the village of Bilin, near Ramallah, has planted a garden full of flowers grown inside of spent tear-gas grenades collected from clashes between Israeli soldiers and local Palestinians…
Dan Rather doesn’t want to hear you, the hawkish pundit who’s been all over cable news lately, tell us that the United States should “do something” in Iraq or Syria or Ukraine — not unless you’re willing to enlist your own kid first.
I agree. Same for politicians. They and their kids go first, and if they do all right, maybe we’ll follow.
Or maybe not.
“Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage. Hospitals are for healing, not for hiding weapons. Schools are for learning, not for launching missiles. Children are our hope, not our human shields. “
This is a pro-Israel propaganda operation to counter BDS and protect Israel’s image from what they have done in Gaza.
Contact them and send them Cast Lead and Protective Edge picture links
This is the most controversial article the gentile me has ever written or is ever likely to write, but I believe that what I am going to say needs to be said and should be widely debated if the rising, global tide of “anti-Israelism” (I prefer the term anti-Zionism) is not to be transformed into anti-Semitism on a scale that could lead, in a foreseeable future, to Holocaust II, my shorthand for another great turning against the Jews.
The pro-Israel activist group Creative Community for Peace has released a list with the names of nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Seth Rogen, Amy Pascal, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Aaron Sorkin, who signed a statement criticizing Hamas.
Lainie Sorkin Becky
Joshua P Binder
Donald De Line
Bryan J. Freedman
Geordie E. Frey
Ever wonder how American Defense Policy is made which keeps leading America into illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared perpetual Wars?
In this article you will be informed how Quasi-Governmental Top Policy-Makers use sophisticated Psyops to Mind-Kontrol and deceive Americans into supporting these crimes against humanity which they would never otherwise support.
It’s high time Americans learn how sophisticated quasi-governmental Think-Tanks and Defense Policy Boards (TTs/DPBs) steal their future by creating sophisticated Psyops and disseminating them through the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM).
It is important to realize that the 9/11/01 nuclear attack on America was imagined, created, woven into a major Psyop against the American Masses in secret, closed meetings in one of these TTs/DPBs and this Psyop was designed to create a huge lie designed to sucker America into another illegal Mideast war.
Former vice President Henry A. Wallace warned American fascism could become dangerous if there were a purposeful coalition among corporate cartels, many of them headed by Jewish-Americans who are Zionist.
It’s not clear why an Israeli soldier shot Khalil Anati in the Al-Fawar refugee camp. What is clear is that the shooter didn’t stay around long enough to offer assistance, or to watch the boy die.
Israel’s latest war brought its increasingly fascist politics before a global audience.
It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some 478 Palestinian child. What is incomprehensible is the Israeli response to the killing of their children. Read more –> http://sabbah.in/1tK5Pis
“I just want to be able to live and play like the other kids around the world.” She then said, “Mom, I don’t think we will have a real solution in Gaza until I’m old and married.” Read more –> http://sabbah.in/1ruhYLJ
PA Security coordination between Israeli police and the police under the supervision of Dayton ensured criminalisation of the intifada heroes. Read more –> http://sabbah.in/1snmcAy
BUMP TO THE TOP
YouTube has “clamped” the view numbers on this video (which they have been caught doing for politically ‘dangerous’ videos) at just over 16,000, and they have not moved in a week!
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I WANT EVERY VOTER IN AMERICA TO SEE THIS VIDEO BY NOVEMBER!
New York’s Governor Cuomo is in Israel right now, refusing to meet with any Palestinians and sucking up to Netanyahu in total support of Israel’s attack on Gaza. make a point of sharing this video with everyone you know in New York as they hold their primary next month! Here in Hawaii, for the first time in history, a sitting governor just lost the primary for his re-election. Let’s try for #2.
THE beheading of American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of ISIS militants shocked the world but forensic experts have revealed the video was probably staged, with the murder happening off camera.
The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to have been used.
“I think it has been staged,” said one expert in visual forensics, after he was commissioned by The UK Times to examine the footage.
The so-called Islamic State is not what it claims to be. Like the Federal Reserve, which is neither federal nor has any reserves, the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terrorist group that was created by US intelligence and Zionist-allied mercenaries, trained at CIA bases in Jordan, and unleashed on the people of Syria and Iraq to destabilize those countries in service to Israel.
The realist faction of the US ruling elite, represented by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is genuinely alarmed by the rise of Islamic State. These realists believe the Middle East has already been sufficiently destabilized, so now it is time to move on to the real struggle against Russia, China, and the rising BRICS nations. They are concerned that Islamic State is becoming a Frankenstein’s monster that could wreak blowback on its creators.
But the ultra-Zionist faction, represented by AIPAC, JINSA, FDD (formerly PNAC) and the neoconservative dual citizens who dominate the Republican Party, loves Islamic State. For them, Islamic State is the best enemy that American taxpayers’ money can buy. It is the perfect vehicle for demonizing Islam and sealing the US-Israel relationship in American blood.
But a study of the four-minute 40-second clip, carried out by an international forensic science company which has worked for police forces across Britain, suggested camera trickery and slick post-production techniques appear to have been used.
A forensic analyst told The Times that no blood can be seen, even though the knife is drawn across the neck area at least six times.
“After enhancements, the knife can be seen to be drawn across the upper neck at least six times, with no blood evidence to the point the picture fades to black,” the analysis said.
Sounds allegedly made by Foley do not appear consistent with what may be expected.
During Foley’s speech, there appears to be a blip which could indicate the journalist had to repeat a line.
Two weeks ago Somali-Canadian Mohamed Hersi was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to join al-Shabab. Arrested at Toronto’s Pearson airport before leaving, Hersi was not found guilty of committing or plotting a specific act of violence, but according to the presiding judge, was “poised to become a terror tourist”.
Yet our government does nothing to hundreds of other Canadians who join a foreign military force to daily terrorize millions of people and often use explosives to kill thousands, most of whom are civilians.
The recently renewed violence in the Mideast claimed more lives Sunday as Israeli strikes killed at least 16 people in Gaza and a Hamas attack on a border crossing wounded four Israeli civilians.
The 16 Palestinian victims included a mother and her three children in their home, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra.
One of the targets was Mohamed Al-Oul, who supervised Hamas’ financial transactions, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF said a “hit was confirmed.”
Five rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight between Saturday and Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement.
Israel’s Ynet website news said that three rockets exploded in a settlement in the northern Golan Heights and two have hit an open space. No injuries or damages were immediately reported.
The rocket salvo was fired only a few hours after a rocket fired from southern Lebanon hit the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. A spokesperson with the police said that the rocket hit an empty building in an open area, with two children lightly wounded.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for both incidents.
As the US has acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria.
The terror group President Barack Obama threatened to strike in Iraq Thursday evening is itself threatening to strike the American homeland
This reeks of stolen incubators and Saddam’s nuclear weapons.
At present there is only this one image found by Google of the threat made to fly the flag of Allah over the White House.
It is rather small, just 150×150 and I started wondering why this was the largest image of what is being promoted as the new Adam Gadahn. So I found the original video and grabbed a screencap from that.
Take a close look at the top of the beard and how sharp it is. It looks fake to me. This person’s cap is slightly too small and looks brand new. His shirt is clean and pressed, also looking new. The vest he is wearing is not body armor but simply a belt of pouches sand serves no other purpose than to make him look “military” for the cameras.
This is yet another fake to sell us yet another war in Iraq, no different than the stolen incubator hoax that tricked us into the first Iraq war or the lies about Saddam’s nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second. And frankly I do not think it will get much traction because for a lot of Americans ANY new flag flying over the White House looks like an improvement!
UPDATE: The US media is now replaying the Boco Haram, gambit, claiming that ISIS is kidnapping helpless women to commit horrible acts upon their bodies, like forcing them to watch reruns of The Hollywood Squares. The video being shown is very shaky, blurry, and overly compressed; dead giveaways that they don’t want anyone to be able to take a close look for inconsistent details.
UPDATE: As it turns out, our caution with the story about ISIS saying they will raise the flag over the White House was well-founded. VICE media, the source of this story, has a long history of lies and deceptions!
UPDATE: I am bumping this to the top because there is a very heavy-handed online campaign to promote VICE News as the new go-to news source on the internet.
Targets today included a house, two men in a car and another on a motorbike, according to the pro-Hamas Al-Rai news agency. At least 15 Palestinians were killed, bringing the death toll from seven weeks of hostilities to more than 2,100, according to Gaza Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Qedra. Sixty-eight on the Israeli side, all but four of them soldiers, have also died since Israel embarked on its offensive with the declared aim of squelching rocket fire.
exposing the latest lies involved in the US attacks on Iraq
Remember You Can’t Eat The Gold Card!
Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!
Remember You Can’t Eat Your Medals
If you are wondering why there are not more pastors and preachers in America like the Black Robed Regiment, then you need look no further to a two-year study conducted by George Barna. Barna gave the results of the study earlier this month and revealed that while a majority of them claim they believe the Bible provides specific answers to the issues America faces, they will not speak out on those issues from the pulpit.
Stick a fork in it, it’s done.
Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.
A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.
There was no mention as to why a US surveillance plane was just off the Chinese coast to begin with. They’re just playing the victim… and rather loudly at that.
The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft.
The strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson departed San Diego for the Pacific on Friday, the Navy said in an announcement of what it terms a “planned” deployment.
China’s military on Saturday, meanwhile, demanded an end to all U.S. monitoring flights and called U.S. criticism of dangerous Chinese jet maneuvers false.
The USS Bonhomme Richard will likely miss its next underway deployment after a botched $3 million resurfacing of the amphibious assault ship’s flight deck.
The ship had undergone the resurfacing less than a month ago.
“A recent application of non-skid coating on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard was not up to Navy safety standards and is being reapplied,” Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for 7th Fleet, said in an email to Stars and Stripes. “This will cause an increase in port time and decrease in underway days for Bonhomme Richard.”
Four China Coast Guard vessels intruded into Japanese territorial waters Sunday morning near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard said.
It was the 20th intrusion by Chinese government ships this year and the first since Aug. 12.
Earlier this month, Senator John McCain indicated that it was time for the United States to consider selling lethal weapons to Vietnam after a 30-year embargo. The recent maritime standoff between Beijing and Hanoi over Chinese oil exploration off the central coast of Vietnam exposed Hanoi’s many strategic weaknesses.
Providing Vietnam with coast guard and maritime systems as a first step – and eventually radar, fighter aircraft and spare parts for leftover American military equipment – would bolster Hanoi’s strategic capabilities vis-a-vis China and give substance to the “comprehensive partnership” announced last year between Hanoi and Washington.
U.S. defense officials told the Washington Free Beacon on Thursday that a Chinese interceptor flew within 50 feet (15 meters) of a Poseidon surveillance aircraft earlier this week The officials said the fighter jet made a barrel roll over the top of the American jet, a move they described as threatening and dangerous.
Unless it’s Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”, then everyone cheers!
Two satellites being used in a £4.4bn European project to develop a satellite navigation system which rivals the American GPS network have gone into the wrong orbit.
Arianespace, the company responsible for the launch, said the satellites ‘had been placed on a lower orbit than expected’, after being fired into space yesterday on a Russian-made Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.
The European Space Agency said space officials are now investigating whether the mistake will complicate their efforts to develop the publicly-funded Galileo satellite navigation system.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) confirmed on Saturday that all 227 vehicles that entered Ukraine as part of a Russian aid convoy have returned home.
The US government is exploiting the crisis in Ukraine as a pretext to target Russia because Moscow is “against imperial Washington” and wants to preserve its independence, an author and radio show host in Chicago says.
With no Instagram #selfie image or YouTube clip as proof (yet), The White House issued a statement proclaiming that today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine… and that Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine. Furthermore, the actions “only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions…for which it will bear additional consequences.” If that sternly-worded email was not enough, President Obam took time away from the course on Martha’s Vineyard to chat with Angela Merkel and then issued a joint statement somewhat sheepishly noting that this is “further provocation” and represents a “dangerous escalation.”
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The incident came as Ukraine said it would spend $3bn (£1.8bn) on re-equipping the army to fight the rebels.
French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer “be pushed around” by the EU’s economic powerhouse.
Berlin is set to approve the sale of one of Germany’s largest oil producers to a Russian consortium, in a move that may undercut U.S. and E.U. sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for its role in stoking the conflict in Ukraine.
At least 10 people were injured in the Swedish city of Malmö after local police unleashed a mounted charge at participants of a rally against Sweden’s neo-Nazi party. Clashes with police erupted as anti-fascist activists attempted to block a rival rally.
Regarding what caused the downing of the Malaysian airliner MH-17 in Ukraine on July 17th, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, reported in a brief Russian-language news story on August 12th, that four days earlier (August 8th) a representative of that nation’s Prosecutor General office, Yuri Boychenko, had said that (as auto-translated by google), “the results [of the investigation] will be announced upon completion of the investigation and with the consent of all the parties who signed the corresponding agreement.”
British dairy farmers are threatening to take matters into their own hands as fears grow that volatile markets for their milk, butter and cheese products could jeopardise their livelihoods. Some larger dairy farmers are said to have incurred debts of more than £1m since milk prices first began to plummet in May.
Caught between a UK supermarket price war and a ban by Russia on EU produce, including dairy, which many fear could lead to a glut in Europe, dairy farmers are being asked to take action to help save their industry.
In an attempt to wrest control of the falling market, Farmers for Action, who staged the 2012 SOS Dairy demonstrations, has asked its members to support direct action to be taken by the end of this week. Within 24 hours of consulting its membership, the group received more than 500 “yes” votes, with farmers from around the country expressing grave concerns over the future of UK farming.
Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will create a new low-cost unit after Western sanctions grounded its first effort to enter the market, the airline’s chief executive said on Sunday.
“We will after all register a new airline,” Aeroflot chief executive Vitaly Savelyev was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
He said the company’s low-cost carrier, Dobrolyot, had worked well during the six weeks it was allowed to operate.
Dobrolyot was forced to shut down because it flew to Russian-annexed Crimea and was therefore hit by EU sanctions imposed over the Kremlin’s alleged support for pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, including the cancellation of the leasing contracts for its Boeing aircraft
A plot by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel’s Mossad to kidnap National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden was foiled by agents of Russia’s intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB).
The plan was to abduct Snowden in Moscow where he was hiding out and spirit him across the Russian border to Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization member, where a plane would be waiting to transport him for interrogation to Diego Garcia, the Indian Ocean military base where terrorism suspects have been held secretly in recent years.
According to an FSB officer, who agreed to speak to this writer off the record to protect his identity, the plot unraveled at the start of October 2013, two months after Snowden had been granted a temporary Russian asylum permit. On August 7, Snowden’s permit was extended for another three years.
Ministers are creating a new visa system for global business leaders amid concerns that moves to tighten immigration rules are deterring “high-value” individuals from overseas.
Around 100 wealthy foreigners will initially be invited to join a new “bespoke” visa service which the Home Office said will ensure their passage through the UK border system is “swift and smooth.”
Members of the “GREAT Club” will get a personal “account manager” at the UK Visas and Immigration service to deal with their travel plans. The manager will arrange visa services “tailored to each individual’s needs at no extra cost”, the Home Office said.
Draconian legislation enacted in America – and aimed solely at helping American authorities collect tax from their overseas citizens – is translating into bills of hundreds of pounds for ordinary British families.
The total cost to British businesses and individuals of abiding by the new US laws, which became effective here only last month, is put at £1bn. Most people will pay unknowingly through higher fees for their investments, banking and other services. But for some families the costs are more explicit. And the invoices are starting to land on their doormats.
Extensive war crimes in Donbass committed by Poroshenko and his army of murderers from July 27 to August 14, 2014. Kiev’s warmongers/Zionists continue genocide of civilian population of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. Most of the footage and interviews you will see in this documentary film have never been shown on mainstream media of any country including Russia and Ukraine.
The army of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has blocked completely a large grouping of Kiev military forces in six republican settlements on Sunday.