Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:12 UTC
"We are determined to chase terrorism that tries to kill our sons and citizens wherever it is found, so we gave orders to the air force command to strike Islamic State positions in Hosaiba and Albu Kamal inside Syrian territory as they were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad," Haider al-Abbadi said in a statement. "The heroes of the sky executed the operation and responded to the terrorists with amazing success."
IS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that took place on February 16 in southern Baghdad, when a car bomb blast ripped through the area, killing at least 45 and injuring dozens.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
While fake news media obsesses over Trump, CIA document release exposes illegal schemes and global malfeasance
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
Below are five key revelations from a recent document dump from the CIA.
New WikiLeaks release downplayed
WikiLeaks recently published a 'smoking gun'; a high-level US intelligence report which proves the US sought to interfere in the 2012 French presidential elections. While the revelation headlined in European newspapers, The New York Times and others downplayed it. And The Associated Press, in its very brief coverage, dismissively (and falsely) labelled the CIA spying as "standard intelligence gathering".
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:41 UTC
Viktor Yanukovych is not known for personal courage or taking sides. When the fascist forces overthrew his government in Ukraine in 2014, he did not stand and fight, let alone exercise his legal right to call in international allies to help him. He could well have set up his government in Kharkov or indeed in Donetsk and asked strong foreign allies to help to restore power.
But instead, he ran away in the middle of the night. To be fair to him, if no foreign power came to his aid, he ran the risk of ending up like Saddam or Gaddafi. But the fact remains, he put his own safety over that of peace in the country he was elected to govern.
Comment: Yanukovich has been vocal on Ukraine recently:
- Fmr Ukrainian President Yanukovich calls upon the West to investigate Maidan crimes
- Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich: Kiev's military op in E. Ukraine 'crime against own people'
- More, more sanctions! Poroshenko going mad asking for more pressure against Russia
- Just do it! Neo-Nazi leader vows to dissolve Rada and dethrone Poroshenko
How the corporate media continues to use Russia as a scapegoat to distract from systemic status quo failure
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:48 UTC
Ken Wilber perfectly articulated the failure of our discredited status quo in his recent ebook, which I quoted extensively from in my recent post, How a Breakdown in Liberal Ideology Created Trump - Part 1. He noted:
Comment: So, despite the incredible amount of control being exerted on us to think in certain ways about certain things, the algorithms being employed have inherent flaws and are based on all kinds of assumptions. Every time we see those assumptions and question them, we are effectively hacking the code of the algorithm and freeing ourselves of what they want us to think.
This is how Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran opened the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (uprising) which was held in the Summit Hall in the Iranian capital Tehran.
The two-day international conference on Palestine which was held on the 21st and 22nd of February was an international show of solidarity with the oppressed nation in the face of Israel occupation and atrocities. The 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada opened with 80 delegations from around the world with more than 700 foreign guests and representatives of the pro-Palestinian organizations took part in the event.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:27 UTC
In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang's increasingly bellicose actions.
In his first comments about the U.S. nuclear arsenal since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump said he would like to see a world with no nuclear weapons but expressed concern that the United States has "fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity."
"I am the first one that would like to see everybody - nobody have nukes, but we're never going to fall behind any country even if it's a friendly country, we're never going to fall behind on nuclear power.
"It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we're going to be at the top of the pack," Trump said.
Comment: Putin is looking into ways to defuse this nuclear situation: Putin visits the FSB and outlines how a deal with Trump can be made
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:12 UTC
U.S. officials familiar with Mr. McCain's trip said that the senator traveled to Kobani, the Syrian town on the Turkey border controlled by Kurdish forces since 2012.
In a statement, Mr. McCain's office confirmed that a trip took place, saying the senator "traveled to northern Syria last week to visit U.S. forces deployed there and to discuss the counter-ISIL campaign and ongoing operations to retake Raqqa."
Mr. McCain is believed to be the first U.S. lawmaker to travel to the Kurdish-controlled area of northeastern Syria since it became a hub for American special-operations forces who are aiding local forces in the fight against Islamic State.
Comment: This lunatic McCain is acting on his own stirring up the war pot:
- McCain's Munich speech showed Western and Establishment values aren't in sync
- Lunatic John McCain tells 'Meet the Press' that President Trump is morphing into a "dictator"
- Russophobic lawmakers introduce bill to block Trump from lifting Russia sanctions
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00 UTC
The poll conducted by Elabe for TV broadcaster BFM TV, puts the ratings of the various contenders for the first round as follows: [Le Pen] extending her lead by 1.5% if the centrist candidate Francois Bayrou remained in the race, and by 2% if he pulled out.
Comment: So far, the French election projections are moving a slim step back from a cliff-hanger, but anything can happen... as the US well knows.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:16 UTC
On MSNBC the intellectually challenged congresswoman got triggered, and started calling President Trump's cabinet (and anyone who has ties to Russian oil and gas interests) "a bunch of scumbags."
What does Waters call loser presidential candidates (HRC) who had ties with selling uranium rights to Russia?