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Doctors Without Borders to formally launch investigation over Afghanistan hospital bombing with commission formed by Geneva Conventions

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Jason Cone, U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders, pauses as he speaks during a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in New York calling for an independent, international investigation into the U.S. air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
"Even war has rules," declared Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who announced Wednesday that the aid organization will take unprecedented action against the U.S. military by formally launching an international fact-finding inquiry into the bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission, which was established by the Additional Protocols of the Geneva Conventions, is the only permanent body set up specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law. Though it was established in 1991, this investigation marks the first time the Commission has been requested.

"This was not just an attack on our hospital—it was an attack on the Geneva Conventions. This cannot be tolerated," Liu stated. "These Conventions govern the rules of war and were established to protect civilians in conflicts - including patients, medical workers and facilities. They bring some humanity into what is otherwise an inhumane situation."

MSF has asserted that Saturday's airstrike amounts to nothing less than a war crime. Twenty-two people died in the attack, including 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, and an additional 37 were wounded.

Comment: The United States has literally been getting away with murder for far too long. Let's see if Doctors Without Borders can finally hold them accountable.


US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter 'You'll be sorry' : Russia will soon suffer 'casualties' for Syria involvement

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US defense minister Ashton Carter speaks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on October 8, 2015
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Russia will soon begin to suffer casualties after dramatically expanding its military support for long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"This will have consequences for Russia itself which is rightly fearful of attacks ... in coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties," Carter said at a NATO defence ministers meeting in Brussels dominated by the Syrian crisis.

Comment: A veiled threat? Is the US going to trot out a newer bigger bunch of baddies now? Its certainly not out of concern for Russia or its military incurring casualties that Carter is saying this, so why say it? To sound like he has a better grasp of the situation than the Russians do? And it's not like Russia hasn't had experience fighting terrorists before -- just see what it did to liberate Chechnya from its scourge of Western supported terrorists in the early 2000's.


Hospitals are protected facilities, even treating terrorists isn't justification for attack says US Forces Afghanistan Commander

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Medical facilities are protected areas immune from airstrikes even if they provide treatment to known terrorists, US Forces Afghanistan Commander John Campbell told members of the US House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Media reports soon surfaced claiming the hospital had been targeted because Taliban fighters had been treated there.

"A hospital is a protected facility, we would not target a hospital," Campbell said when asked whether there was ever a scenario in which the United States would justify targeting a medical facility.

On Saturday, a US airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killed more than 20 people, including 12 Doctors Without Borders staff, and wounded more than 37 people.

Campbell argued even if members of the Taliban had been treated at the hospital in Kunduz, US officials would have had no justification to authorize an attack.

Eye 1

UK 'Establishment': Ex-bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex crimes, as court hears of support from royalty, MP's and judiciary

Ball is pictured in 1992 with the Prince of Wales, whom he once described as 'a loyal friend'.
A senior judge, MPs and a member of the royal family intervened to stop former bishop Peter Ball being prosecuted for historic sex abuses, the Old Bailey court heard on Wednesday as Hall was jailed for his crimes.

Ball, the former bishop of Lewes, East Sussex, was jailed for 32 months after admitting sexually abusing 18 young men between 1977 and 1992. He will serve half the term before being released on license.

The judge, Mr Justice Wilkie, said he had taken account of the harm Ball had caused to his victims but also considered testimony of many who wrote in support of his character.

When he was first accused by a victim in 1992, Hall was supported by prominent public figures and given a caution instead of facing prosecution.

"The police report that accompanied the papers sent to the CPS in 1993 after the police had done their work stated they had received telephone calls supportive of Ball "from many dozens of people - including MPs, former public school headmasters, JPs and even a lord chief justice," Bobbie Cheema QC said for the prosecution.

Cheema said members of the Queen's family and cabinet ministers had also sent letters of support. However, in a statement Clarence House told RT: "The Prince of Wales made no intervention in the judicial process on behalf of Peter Ball."

Comment: For more information on the modus operandi of these depraved monsters who stalk the Establishment corridors of power, read:

UK 'Establishment': Unmasking psychopathic faces - Pedophilia and murder in VERY high places

War Whore

British Foreign Office official openly admits that human rights are not a 'top priority'

The British government's most senior Foreign Office official has admitted human rights are no longer a "top priority" for the government and that dwindling resources are to be channeled into the Conservatives' "prosperity agenda."

With many at home and abroad unconvinced that ethics were ever a consideration for warmongering Britain, the startling admission has sparked outrage from human rights organisations.

Questioned on how his department was prioritising resources, Permanent Secretary to the Foreign Office, Sir Simon McDonald, told MPs (Members of Parliament) that human rights "no longer had the profile" within his department that they had in the past.


US brass divert warplanes to avoid Russian fighter jet in Syria

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Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes perform during the Aviadarts military aviation competition at the Dubrovichi range near Ryazan, Russia, on August 2, 2015.
The US military rerouted two US aircraft over Syria to maintain a safe distance from a Russian fighter jet in the area, the Pentagon said.

It marked the first time the United States had to divert its warplanes since Russia launched an air campaign in Syria at the end of last month.

The two planes were F-16s that took off from a Turkish airfield on Wednesday and were on their way to a Daesh (ISIL) stronghold in the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, CNN reports, citing a senior Pentagon official.

The official said that American pilots have been instructed to change their flight paths if they encounter Russian aircraft within 20 nautical miles.

US and Russian defense officials have met at least once to discuss procedures to avoid accidents between aircraft from the US-led coalition and Russian warplanes over Syria.

"We will keep the channel open because it's a matter of safety and security for our pilots," Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said.

The Pentagon has said the discussions are limited to discussing safety procedures and are not aimed at coordinating military operations with Russia.


In one week Russia has destroyed 40% of ISIL's infrastructure

Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said that around 40 percent of Islamic State infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country.

Around 40 percent of Islamic State infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country, Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Comment: Washington sure has some explaining to do! Also see:


The Caspian Sea missile launch: Russia shows its hand and wins

He he ... Russia is now really showing off :-)
Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced. The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.

"Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets. According to objective control data, all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage," Shoigu said.

The missiles flew some 1,500 km before reaching their targets, probing their efficiency.
"And a happy birthday to you dear Vladimir Vladimirovich," Shoigu added.

These Russian Klub (3M-14 KalibrN) cruise missile, with some interesting capabilities (vid), crossed Iranian and Iraqi airspace (vid) with the consent of those countries. There is a video of the launches and pictures of the left-overs of a night of "Russian Klub'bing" in Raqqa governate.

Comment: Well played, Russia: Russia blindsides Pentagon by launching 26 missiles against ISIS in Syria from 4 warships... in the Caspian Sea


Russian ambassador to Canada: Align with us to fight ISIS in Syria

Comment: Despite Canada's ongoing ideological allegiance with all things American and Israeli, Russia continues to offer rational, diplomatic solutions to global conflicts and shows itself to be an effective leader by providing a prime example of how states can work and cooperate together for the greater good.

Alexander Darchiev insists his country is focused on defeating ISIS, not propping up Assad

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In this March 2012 file photo, Syrians hold photos of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a pro-Syrian regime protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Damascus. Russia has been a loyal ally of Assad and the Syrian government throughout the brutal civil war.
The Russian ambassador to Canada is defending his country's new combat role in the Syrian civil war and is asking Ottawa to join its coalition in the fight against ISIS.

Alexander Darchiev said that Canada's participation in the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes — which began more than a year ago — has been a failed mission with few tangible results.

"This undertaking, unfortunately, has proved ineffective and incapable [of stopping] ISIS, so, we truly believe that what we really need in Syria is a co-operative effort, because the terrorists do not distinguish between Russians, Americans or Canadians, they all consider us to be targets." Darchiev said in an interview with Rosemary Barton on CBC's Power & Politics.

"We call everyone to join efforts like we did in the Second World War to fight [our] common enemy."

Light Sabers

Russia on U.S. refusing to share intel on ISIS: Who's side are you on?

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A still image captured from U.S. Navy video footage shows a Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched against ISIL targets from the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea in the Gulf, September 23, 2014
Washington's failure to share data with Russian intelligence about terrorist positions in Syria makes one question the goals that Americans have in their anti-ISIS campaign in Syria and Iraq, a senior Russian diplomat has said.

The refusal to share intelligence on terrorists "just confirms once more what we knew from the very start, that the US goals in Syria have little to do with creating the conditions for a political process and national reconciliation," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Thursday.

"I would risk saying that by doing this the US and the countries that joined the US-led coalition are putting themselves in a politically dubious position. The question is: which side are you fighting for in this war?"