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Washington’s “Pivot” hits a Brick Wall Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine By Mike Whitney, August 30, 2014

“We are currently witnessing an epic and historic event. The Ukrainian regular army and the punitive battalions are suffering a catastrophic defeat to the south of Donetsk…..It still is not quite clear how the Junta intends to avoid a complete…

“They were Praying”: Kiev Forces’ Shelling Kills Three Worshipers as Donetsk Churches Burn By RT, August 30, 2014

[Videos of Eastern Ukraine chaos (censored by US media) can be seen below]
Two churches in the Donetsk Region have been destroyed by shelling from Kiev troops, leaving three people dead. In the latest attack Monday, a church was completely…

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Russia’s Defense Ministry Ridicules NATO’s Photo-proof of “Russian Invasion” of Ukraine By RT, August 30, 2014

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It makes no sense to comment in detail on the satellite imagery released by NATO as “proof” of Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine, Defense Ministry’s spokesman said, pointing out that even high NATO officials were hesitant…

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Cold War 2.0: Irresponsibly Challenging Russia. Putin vs. Obama By Stephen Lendman, August 30, 2014

Cold War 2.0 rages. It’s heading dangerously toward East/West confrontation.
Putin and Obama are geopolitical opposites. They represent conflicting values.
Putin supports multi-world polarity. He believes national sovereignty is inviolable. He opposes imperial lawlessness.
He believes no nation has the…

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Israel’s IDF Killed Three of Its Own Soldiers After Declaring Hannibal Directive By Richard Silverstein, August 30, 2014

In one of the most decisive, shocking incidents of a brutal war, NRG reports (Hebrew) that the IDF killed three of its own soldiers after it feared they’d been captured by Hamas fighters. 
The incident was one in which Lt.…

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Chaos, Crisis and Iran Sanctions: America Plays a “Dirty Game” By Dr. Ismail Salami, August 30, 2014

The nuclear talks which were infused with unnecessary optimism are no longer seen by many to yield much fruit as Washington once again reveals its true colors and pernicious intentions by imposing further sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals.
As…

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) Bombed Libya Hoping to go Under the US Radar By Rori Donaghy, August 30, 2014

Abu Dhabi is in a “state of confusion” after American officials accused them of carrying out air strikes in Libya, according to an online report.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan has not yet decided…

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Pro-Israeli American Billionaires Helped by the White House “Make War on Iran”, Law Suit Reveals By Philip Giraldi, August 30, 2014

There is a group of American billionaires who are apparently doing their best to make sure that negotiations with Iran go nowhere in the mistaken belief that they are doing what is best for Israel. And they would also appear…

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Canada: Toronto March Against Anti-Semitism -White Privilege Masquerades as Anti-Racism By Yves Engler, August 30, 2014

Why does a demonstration of hundreds of people against “anti-Semitism” in Toronto seem more like a march for white supremacy than a rally against racism?
On August 20, reported the Canadian Jewish News, several thousand took to Bathurst Street under…

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Syria Refugee Total Nears Ten Million By Patrick Martin, August 30, 2014

More than three million Syrians have fled the country and another 6.5 million are internally displaced, the top UN agency for refugees announced Friday. At nearly ten million, the total number forced from their homes amounts to nearly half the…

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Western Threats against Russia Increase Danger of Nuclear War By Johannes Stern, August 30, 2014

The imperialist powers are intensifying their confrontation with Russia in the run-up to today’s European Union (EU) meeting and next week’s NATO summit in Wales. The escalation, which is being driven by Washington and Berlin, is increasing the danger of…

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Full Spectrum Dominance, the European Press and the Impending Demise of the EU By Thomas Harrington, August 30, 2014

Last Saturday, Angela Merkel went to Kiev to pledge increased financial and political support for the coup-installed regime’s war against separatist forces in the eastern and largely Russian-speaking part of Ukraine.
Seldom in recent history – and that is saying…

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Ukraine Claims ‘Thousands’ of Russian Troops Invaded, Offers No Evidence By Jason Ditz, August 30, 2014

Ukrainian officials are now claiming a Russian invasion of four to five thousand ground troops backed by columns of tanks and other armored vehicles, a dramatic escalation from yesterday’s claims of about 1,000 such troops.
As with yesterday’s allegations, Ukraine…

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Second Genocide in Rwanda? Slow, Silent, and Systematic? By Ann Garrison, August 30, 2014

What is happening in Rwanda? On Aug. 26, the BBC reported that Burundian officials are investigating to determine why Rwandan bodies have been found floating in Lake Rweru, on Burundi’s border with Rwanda.
The discovery is not only gruesome but…

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Destabilizing Russia, A Nuclear Power: Is the U.S. Trying to Implement “Regime Change” in Russia? By Washington's Blog, August 30, 2014

America Has Undertaken Regime Change In Many Countries Before
In 1957, the U.S. and British governments planned regime change in Syria … because it was drifting too close to the Soviet Union.
20 years ago, influential U.S. government officials decided…

Israeli Drone Downed in Iraq. Report By Global Research News, August 30, 2014

Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen has said that an Israeli drone, similar to the one downed several days ago by Iran, has been downed in Baghdad.
Al-Mayadeen reported that sources said the reason behind the fall of the drone “are still…

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Inside Fallujah’s Humanitarian Nighmare: Crowded Cemeteries, Flattened Buildings And Potential Revolution By Mustafa Habib, August 30, 2014

Recently most of the attention has been on northern Iraq. But military action in western Iraq has been going on for months, after areas came under control of Sunni Muslim extremists and other anti-government groups. Some, like the city of…

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Anti-Semitism versus Anti-Zionism: The Policy Agenda of the Netanyahu government By Anthony Bellchambers, August 30, 2014

An Open Letter to  The Executive Editor & Chief Leader Writer of The Times, London
Your recent article on antisemitism is the latest in a long line of comment condemning the alleged conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism but which, unfortunately,…

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Why Does the U.S. Support Saudi Arabia, A Country Which Hosts and Finances Islamic Terrorism? On Behalf of Washington? By Washington's Blog, August 30, 2014

America Has Sold Its Soul for Oil
Why Does the U.S. Support a Country which was FOUNDED With Terrorism
A U.S. congressman for 6 years,  who is now a talking head on MSNBC (Joe Scarborough) says that – even if…

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“Russian Invasion” – Screaming ‘Wolf!’ Strategy of Deception. Lies Repeated Umpteen Times. What is the Endgame? By Peter Koenig, August 30, 2014

“The separatists are backed, trained, armed, financed by Russia. Russia determined that it had to be a little more overt in what it had already been doing, but it’s not really a shift.”Obama, 29 August 2014.
 ”If you repeat a…

Fifty Days of Israeli Aggression Against Civilians in the Gaza Strip By Global Research News, August 30, 2014

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Propaganda Alert: Flashback to 2013. Obama: “I am Ready to Bomb Syria” By Cem Ertür, August 30, 2014

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The front pages below from August 2013 constitute a vivid example of the relentless and utterly deceptive war propaganda against Syria.
Now, with utmost impunity, the perpetrators of the genocidal war on Syria are declaring their…

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“Russia Invades Ukraine”, Strategic NATO Public Relations Stunt. Where are the Russian Tanks? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 29, 2014

In support of NATO’s planned deployments to Eastern Europe, the Western media is claiming without evidence that a large convoy of Russian tanks has crossed the border into Ukraine.

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Fabricated “Russian Invasion”: Big Lies Risk Confrontation with Russia By Stephen Lendman, August 29, 2014

Claims about Russia invading Ukraine are fabricated. Big Lies  proliferate. On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lied saying
“we’re seeing…a pattern of escalating aggression in Ukraine from the Russians and Russian-backed separatists.”
“And it’s clear that Russia has not…

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“Weak Diplomacy”: Upcoming NATO Summit Directed Against Russia: Michel Chossudovsky By Lyudmila Chernova, August 29, 2014

The upcoming NATO summit in Wales is a public relations stunt aimed at building a political consensus directed against Russia and to accuse the country of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs, according to Professor Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Center…

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Breakdown of Diplomacy: Ukraine Government Arrests Russian Embassy Staff in Kiev By ITAR-TASS, August 29, 2014

Russia insists on the immediate release of staff members of the Russian embassy in Kiev, detained on August 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
“We urge to stop provocations against Russian diplomatic institutions in Ukraine and our diplomatic…

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Kiev’s Shelling in East Ukraine Reminiscent of Nazi Actions During World War II: Vladimir Putin By RT, August 29, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared the shelling of east Ukrainian towns and cities by Kiev’s troops to actions carried out by the Nazis during World War II.
“Sad as it might seem, this reminds me of the events of…

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300 Americans, CIA Agents Fighting Within ISIL Ranks in Syria and Iraq: US Political Commentator By Press TV, August 29, 2014

An American political commentator says there are hundreds of US troops or CIA agents with the ISIL in Iraq and Syria to help the terrorist group.  

Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks…

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The Israeli Broadcast Authority Banned the “Reading Out of Names” of Children Killed in Gaza By Hagai El-Ad, August 29, 2014

The Israeli Broadcast Authority and the Israeli Supreme Court knew in advance what the reaction would be to a radio advertisement reading out the names of children killed in Gaza, and that’s why they banned it.
By doing so they’ve…

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Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity. Government Cover-up of a Mercury / Autism Scandal By Robert F. Kennedy Jr, August 29, 2014

Global Research Editor’s note
We bring to the attention of our readers this incisive and carefully documented 2005 article by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. published by Rolling Stone, first posted on Global Research in July 2009. 
The article sheds light…

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The United Kingdom is a “Rogue State”, “Danger to the World”: Former British Ambassador By Ria Novosti, August 29, 2014

The United Kingdom as a rogue state and a danger to the world, a former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray said.
“The British Government is deeply, deeply immoral. They don’t care how many people they kill abroad if it…

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Hate Journalism: “Liberal” Guardian Published “Pro-Genocide” Ad Directed against Palestinians By Asa Winstanley, August 29, 2014

This article was first published on August 11, 2014
Despite an outcry from its own readers, The Guardian went ahead and published this disgusting ad in [its] print edition [August 11]
And it emerged today that they did so very…

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Russia and Eurasia: Who are the Russians? By Gaither Stewart, August 29, 2014

“Native land of enduring patience,
The land of the Russian people!”
(Fyodor Tiutchev,(1803-1873), Romantic poet, second to Pushkin)
All things Russian have always seemed exotic, strange and incomprehensible to Westerners. Russians themselves have long debated the question as to who…

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Ex-CIA Official Proposes Assassination of Putin By Kit Daniels, August 29, 2014

In a recent op-ed, a former CIA official suggested the removal of Russian President Vladimir Putin, by assassination if necessary, should be the primary objective of the Obama administration in its strategy for Ukraine.
Herbert E. Meyer, who served as…

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Who Picks Up the Tab for the Killing Fields and Destruction of Gaza? By Anthony Bellchambers, August 29, 2014

After 17,000 buildings – including schools, hospitals, clinics and even ICU’s – have been destroyed in Gaza by Israeli troops using US-supplied missiles and warplanes, the reconstruction will cost many billions. It is assumed that both the US and Israel…

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“The Autism Community has been Deceived”. CDC Scientist’s Admission of Vaccine Research Fraud: Dr. Andrew Wakefield Speaks Out By Mike Adams, August 29, 2014

A stunning new interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield conducted by Gary Franchi of the Next News Network has just been posted. This interview is the first video interview with Dr. Wakefield following the admission of scientific fraud by a top…

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Gaza War Postmortems: “We Are Not Enemies on Account of Religion. Our Enemy Is the Occupation” – Hamas Political Head By Stephen Lendman, August 29, 2014

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression.
It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn’t about crushing Palestine’s legitimate government.
Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they’re invented. They’re blamed for Israel’s crimes.
OPE was about…

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Scientists Drastically Underestimated Amount of Fukushima Radiation Worldwide By Washington's Blog, August 29, 2014

We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this.
We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within weeks of the accident.
In…

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Continuing Media Silence on the Fate of Flight MH17 By Stefan Steinberg, August 29, 2014

With a handful of exceptions, a shroud of silence has been drawn by the international media regarding the fate of Malaysian Airlines MH17, which crashed over Ukraine nearly six weeks ago.
Immediately after the plane crash on July 17, leading…

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White House Threatens Russia Over Alleged Incursion Into Eastern Ukraine By Niles Williamson, August 29, 2014

The Obama administration and NATO officials on Thursday escalated threats against Russia over the alleged incursion of two columns of Russian tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied accusations that its troops are actively involved in the country.…

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Is the Pentagon using ISIL and the Iraq Crisis to Finally Strike Syria? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 29, 2014

By hook or by crook or by carrots or sticks, the US and its NATO and regional allies will not stop targeting Syria and Iran until they vanquish both. The crisis in Iraq is just a new phase in those…

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Look Who’s Talking! MH17 and the US Role in Downing Passenger Airplanes By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 29, 2014

Approximately four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) disappeared in March 2014, while en route from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to the Chinese capital of Beijing, another incident took place with a Malaysian passenger plane. This time…

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Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie. Accuses Russia of Having “Invaded Ukraine” By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 29, 2014

The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.  
How do we know that this is a lie?  Is it because we have heard nothing but lies about…

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US-NATO’s Strategic Objective: The Creation of a West Slavic neo-Nazi Reich. The Separation of Ukraine from Russia By Andrei Fursov, August 29, 2014

“The aim, of the unfolding events, – is an internal Slavic war, the final solution to the Russian question.”
The events in Ukraine and around the Crimea – “dust” from a long-running project – are part of a plan to…

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US Sponsored “Color Revolution” in Russia? In St. Petersburg? By Steven MacMillan, August 29, 2014

The announcement by Barack Obama on July 31st to appoint John F. Tefft as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia is a warning to the Russian government of the intensions of western foreign policy planners. Tefft, who has worked for…

ISIS: US-made Monster Running Amok in Middle East By Robert Bridge, August 28, 2014

In its desire to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, the US channeled arms and funds to the Syrian rebels, many of whom splintered off and formed the Islamic State, which is now giving the US far more problems than it…

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Crashes of Convenience: MH17 Fully Exposed – The Shocking Truth About the Ukraine False Flag By James Corbett, August 28, 2014

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based…

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“The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend”: How the U.S. is Using ISIS as a Pretext for War Against Syria By Timothy Alexander Guzman, August 28, 2014

Absurdity beyond comprehension.
Washington supported the Free Syria rebels who aligned themselves with the terrorist group called Al-Nusra to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad,
Then the Syrian rebels and other groups in Iraq form another terrorist organization who call themselves the…

Russia’s “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into Submission, US-NATO Fear Russia’s “Big White Trucks” By Michael Parenti and John Robles, August 28, 2014

The West is trying to turn the Russian humanitarian aid convoy “… into a duplicitous dangerous act because it would better fit with the kind of scenario that they have been putting forth about Russia being a predator or being…

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The New York Times Says “Social Media Silences Debate” – What Do Corporate Mainstream Media Do? By Peter Hart, August 28, 2014

The New York Times‘ Upshot section (8/26/14) put the headline “How Social Media Silences Debate” over a story about a new study that shows that the Internet “has diminished rather than enhanced political participation.”
Reporter Claire Caine Miller writes:
“Social…

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CNN Publishes Psyops Story Denying Vaccine-Autism Link By Sayer Ji, August 28, 2014

CNN just dropped the bomb many of us have been waiting for: pure denial. They have been waiting patiently for the journal – Transactional Neurodegeneration – which published the historical study on the link between autism and MMR vaccine to…

Kiev’s Claims About Russian Troops in Ukraine Groundless By Ria Novosti, August 28, 2014

The claims concerning Russian troops entering Ukraine are groundless, Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, said Thursday.

“Lies have become habitual for the so-called Ukrainian authorities, so [Ukrainian President] Poroshenko is not going to…

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Syria: ISIS Rebels, Assisted by Israel, Jordan and the U.S., Detain UN Peacekeepers in Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights By Kurt Nimmo, August 28, 2014

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon next to a wounded mercenary, Israeli military field hospital at the occupied Golan Heights’ border with Syria, 18 February 2014″ (Jerusalem Post, February 19, 2014. For more see Michel Chossudovsky, …

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“These Are War Crimes,” Says Father of Gaza Family Wiped Out by Israeli Airstrike By Joe Catron, August 28, 2014

Issam Jouda mourns during the funeral of his wife and four children in Jabaliya, northern Gaza, on 24 August. (Ezz al-Zanoun / APA images)

An elder cousin daubed the blood that dripped from a wound near Thaer Jouda’s left eye…

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Norwegian Surgeon Back from Gaza: “Hamas is not the Enemy. Israel is Waging a War Against the Palestinian People’s Will to Resist” By Mads Gilbert, August 28, 2014

In a powerful 25 minute speech on his return home to Tromsø, Norway from 15 days treating the wounded in Gaza, the Norwegian emergency surgeon Dr Mads Gilbert said: “The heart of the Earth beats in Gaza now. It bleeds,…

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Gaza: The Cruel Aftermath. The Mourning Hasn’t Begun By J. B. Gerald, August 28, 2014

Israel’s military operation against Gaza, “Protective Edge”, has brought a terrible awareness to the world. With a long-term truce declared August 27th, the horrifying effects of a war on their right to exist will remain indelible in the minds of…

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Tar Sands: US State Department Assists Enbridge Pipeline Giant Bypass Environmental Review By Steve Horn, August 28, 2014

The Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge got U.S. State Department permission in response to its request to construct a U.S.-Canada border-crossing tar sands pipeline without earning an obligatory Presidential…

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America’s Creeping Into Syria Will Hang Itself in Ukraine By Tony Cartalucci, August 28, 2014

The US has claimed it will begin reconnaissance flights over Syria – a tentative first step toward direct military intervention it has sought in attempts to overthrow the Syrian government since 2011. While the US is using the Islamic State…

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The “Humanitarian War” against Libya: How the West Destroys Countries and Creates “Failed States” By Manlio Dinucci, August 28, 2014

While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives – Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: “Beware…

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Israel Butchers 1470 Civilians, Women and Children. Netanyahu proudly claims ‘Victory’ in Gaza By Anthony Bellchambers, August 28, 2014

2,101 Gazans killed – UN estimates 70% of deaths are civilians
7 civilians killed in Israel
64 Israeli soldiers killed
 Figures as of 26 Aug 14. Sources: PMH, OCHA, IDF
UN states that more than 17,000 buildings in Gaza have…

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More Pro-War Propaganda from the New York Times: US “Errors” and the Debacle in the Middle East By Bill Van Auken, August 28, 2014

With the Obama administration on the brink of launching yet another war in the Middle East, this time extending its resumption of the US intervention in Iraq across the border into Syria, the US media has gone into overdrive in…

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NATO Steps Up Military Preparations Against Russia By Kumaran Ira, August 28, 2014

The US and European powers are stepping up their reckless military escalation against Russia, citing the crisis in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea as a pretext to deploy troops to new bases throughout Eastern Europe.
Ahead of next week’s…

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The Russians Are Coming Big Lies By Stephen Lendman, August 28, 2014

Anti-Russian lies keep repeating. So many proliferate, it’s hard keeping up. The latest is over-the-top and then some.
It accuses Russia of launching a major offensive against Ukrainian forces.
Accusations without evidence are made. Kiev sources are cited. They’ve been…

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The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India By Colin Todhunter, August 28, 2014

The 2014 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) by researchers at the University of Oxford covers 108 countries: 31 Low-Income Countries, 67 Middle-Income Countries and 10 High-Income Countries. These countries have a total population of 5.4 billion people, some 78% of…

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“Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza: Was the Netanyahu Government behind the Killings of the Three Israeli Teenagers? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 28, 2014

The deaths of the 3 teenagers are used to muster the support of the Israeli public as well as provide a justification for a “legitimate” counter-terrorism operation in the eyes of the international community directed against the Palestinian occupied territories.

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Autism Links to Vaccines: Whistleblower Reveals Evidence of Criminal Coverup by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) By Mike Adams, August 27, 2014

CDC scientists who conspired to commit scientific fraud in order to obscure the link between the MMR vaccine and autism knew that they might have been engaged in criminal acts as far back as 2002, documents now show.
Natural News …

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Justice and Law Enforcement: America’s Corrupt Institutions By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 27, 2014

Every public institution in the United States and most private ones are corrupt.
To tell this story would be a multi-book task.  Lawrence Stratton and I have written one small volume of the story.  Our book, The Tyranny of Good…

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“The ISIS Menace”: Just What We Need: Another War By Danny Schechter, August 27, 2014

Sound the bugle! Get the press to march along; we are going to war.
Again!
Enemies r ‘us, and for a long time with the killing of bin Laden, a Jihadi fatigue hadset in. With the apparent shriveling up of…

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Kiev Forces Defeated in East Ukraine. Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy? By Eric Zuesse, August 27, 2014

The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the …

Number of Ukrainian Refugees in Russia close to 1 million By Global Research News, August 27, 2014

Ukrainian refugees should be given the right to live where they want – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Seliger-2014 all-Russian youth forum

The number of Ukrainian refugees in Russia has nearly reached 1 million, Russia’s top diplomat said…

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Scottish Independence, “Better Apart” – Campaigning for the Referendum is Driving a Wedge Between Us All By Lesley Docksey, August 27, 2014

Three weeks to go and the debate over the Scottish Referendum gets no better. Reason goes down the drain. The large number of anti-independence people giving their views can do nothing but issue gloom and doom warnings for Scotland’s grim…

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Seeds of Destruction: Hijacking of the World’s Food System By Global Research, August 27, 2014

As F. William Engdahl wrote in “Death of the Birds and the Bees Across America“:
Birds and bees are something most of us take for granted as part of nature. The expression “teaching about the birds and the bees” to…

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Mainstream Media Omissions and Distortions: The World as the Washington Post Would Like It to Be By Jim Naureckas, August 27, 2014

So much of our discussion of public policy consists of absurd accusations from the right matched with self-serving justifications from the somewhat-less-right. The most obvious example of this is the perennial think piece on Obama’s foreign policy, which is invariably…

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Beheading of James Foley: Media Spies Put All Journalists in Danger By Wayne Madsen, August 27, 2014

The increasing tendency of the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies to disregard previous prohibitions against the use of journalists as agents puts every legitimate reporter around the world in jeopardy. The CIA has a checkered past in…

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U.S. Police State: The Road to Ferguson and the Necessity of Anti-Imperialist Spirit By Danny Haiphong, August 27, 2014

As Palestinians tweeted advice on how to safely deal with tear gas to Black Ferguson residents, President Barack Obama spewed garbage rhetoric typical of his Administration. Obama dismissed Black existence by confirming that it is never acceptable to exact violence…

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Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers By Stephen Lendman, August 27, 2014

On Monday, both sides agreed to open-ended ceasefire terms. Peace talks will resume in Cairo within a month.
Terms agreed on include opening border crossings, “enabl(ing) the rapid entry of humanitarian aid,” as well as construction supplies for rebuilding.
Monitoring…

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Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? By Washington's Blog, August 27, 2014

Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became widespread.
Huffington Post reports that we’ve probably gotten dumber than even our Victorian ancestors:
A…

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Obama Vows Protracted Military Campaign in Iraq, Syria By Bill Van Auken, August 27, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered a militarist speech Tuesday to the annual convention of the American Legion in Charlotte, North Carolina amid reports that US spy drones are already operating over Syria and air strikes could begin there by the end…

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“Obese Intelligence”: The NSA Search Engine. “Over 850 Billion Records about Phone Calls, Emails, Cellphone Locations, and Internet Chats” By Binoy Kampmark, August 27, 2014

The Intercept was already getting the intelligence community excited with its revelations that the National Security Agency had decided to mimic inspector Google.  Through creating a search engine in the manner of those pro-transparency pioneers, the intelligence community was turning…

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US Absent from Minsk Putin-Poroshenko Summit. Washington is the “Real Policymaker” Behind Kiev By Srdja Trifkovic, August 27, 2014

It is funny that at the talks between the leaders of the Eurasian Customs Union and Ukraine the European troika will be in attendance, whereas the real policy for Kiev is being drawn up in Washington, foreign affairs analyst Srdja…