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Sep 26 14:58

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing

The wars in the Mid-East illustrate the principle nicely. Iraq didn’t work. Libya didn’t work. Iran didn’t back down. ISIS and related curiosities? The Pentagon is again bombing an enemy that can’t fight back — its specialty — but that it seems unable to defeat. The wrong military, wrong enemy, wrong war, wrong world.

Sep 26 13:40

Norway’s theatre shows true grit our politicans lack

Perhaps the National Theatre of Norway can succeed where others have failed in getting across to world leaders the truth about Israel’s crimes against humanity.

Watch, listen and understand, Clinton and Trump, and hang your heads in shame for what you have become.

If you've never bothered, please do some homework on the subject before it's too late. And don't forget to apologize.

Sep 26 12:15

UK accused of blocking UN inquiry into alleged Yemen war atrocities of Saudi allies

Britain has been accused of blocking the UN inquiry into atrocities in Yemen allegedly carried out by its theocratic ally Saudi Arabia.

In an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), a group of NGOs has alleged that the UK is blocking the progress of the inquiry by failing to give backing to an effort by the Netherlands to set up a full investigation.

Since the conflict began the UK has sold more than £3 billion (US$3.9 billion) in arms to the Saudi regime and provided training on targeting both by warplanes and artillery.

Sep 26 11:52

OIL WARS: MAJOR DEAL TURNS ISRAEL INTO JORDAN’S LEADING GAS SUPPLIER

A deal between the operators of the Leviathan oil and gas field off the Israeli coast and Jordan Electric Power Company has just turned Israel into Jordan’s biggest gas supplier. The 15-year, US$10-billion contract was signed with a consortium, which includes local industrial major Delek Group and U.S. Noble Energy. Jordan will receive 45 billion cubic meters of gas under the deal.

Sep 26 09:40

Hillary Clinton Sponsored Secretive Arab Spring Program that Destabilized Middle East

The U.S. State Department under the leadership of Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a program to embolden foreign, revolutionary, social media activists to agitate for regime change in various parts of the world. The program arguably had major, detrimental consequences for the trajectory of the Middle East.

Recent leaks show a memo that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss stating, “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the ‘peaceful’ protests,” with regard to Egypt, with quotation marks around the word “peaceful.”

The United States government is believed to have utilized a program called the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit, co-founded by a close Hillary Clinton adviser, to provide networking opportunities for an activist plotting to overthrow Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak several years before the “Arab Spring” protests that led to widespread regime change in the Middle East.

Sep 26 06:49

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

We already know that the US is behind ISIS,Al Qaeda ect.,ad nauseum!
This is really disgusting! Caught in the act!

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition's airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said Monday.

"The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor", Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as quoted by the Al Mayadeen broadcaster.

Sep 25 21:39

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing

What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?

The American military is an upgraded World War II military, designed to fight other militaries like itself in a world like that which existed during World War II. The Soviet Union was that kind of military. Today there are no such militaries for America to fight. We are not in the same world. Washington seems not to have noticed.

Sep 25 14:07

Muslims Are the VICTIMS of “Between 82 and 97% of Terrorism-Related Fatalities”: US Government

Lest we forget. And Thanks to Alternative media and Vladimir Putin most of the world now knows who is behind the medieval Jihadis.

The Little-Known Secret to Destroying ISIS Propaganda

ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Westerners is evil.

And as a white American from a Judeo-Christian background, I am repulsed by the fact that ISIS is targeting Christians in Syria and Iraq with brutal murder … including crucifixion. [And these crimes are invariably not reported by the Western media.]

But most victims of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorism are themselves Muslim.

Sep 25 09:52

US Deploying Forces in 7 Bases in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has deployed its special forces in at least 7 bases in Northern Syria which are located in Qamishli, Ain Issa, Kobane, Hasaka and Tal Abyadh regions.

Sep 25 09:49

25 September 2016 16:13 Syrian Forces Launch Operation to Recapture Handarat Camp in Aleppo + VIDEO

Syrian Army troops backed by their allies have launched joint attacks on terrorists' defense lines in the Handarat Palestinian Refugees Camp to recapture the camp in Northern Aleppo, field sources said Sunday.

Sep 25 09:47

25 September 2016 19:11 Latest VIDEO: Watch Fierce Clashes among Syrian Army, Rebels in Aleppo

Video uploaded to social media purports to show fierce fighting among Syrian Army troops and rebels near Handarat camp in Aleppo after government forces seized ground from rebels.

Sep 25 09:46

Russian, Syrian jets hammer jihadist rebels in northern Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA (1:20 P.M.) - The Syrian and Russian air forces have launched a significant number of airstrikes over the northern countryside of Aleppo on Sunday, hitting several targets inside the jihadist-controlled Handarat Refugee Camp near the Shuqeif District.

Sep 25 09:44

Syrian Army foils massive Jaish Al-Islam counteroffensive in Eastern Ghouta By Izat Charkatli - 25/09/2016

Damascus, Syria (7:00 P.M.) - Moments after dawn, the Saudi-backed Jaish Al-Islam carried out a powerful assault on the Signal Base east of Rayhan in Eastern Ghouta.

Sep 24 10:01

Finally the Russians Have Caught On That Negotiation with Washington Is Pointless

No more provocations from Washington. Period. The insanity must stop. Now.

If the dumbshit Western peoples and the corrupt EU, UK, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian political puppets don’t wake up ASAP, war will be upon us, a war that cannot be won.

The criminal neoconservatives must immediately be removed from power in Washington before the insane fools start World War 3.

The CIA and the Pentagon must be put under tight constraints. And Donald Trump needs a massive trustworthy security guard.

The European governments need to immediately disband the NATO alliance.

Sep 24 09:58

Zionists Have Been Hypocritically Practicing “BDS” for Centuries

And all of these anti-BDS politicians and leaders are simply enabling this criminality and “chutzpah.”

Organized Zionism seems to conveniently forget that the original creator of these types of economic boycotts, sanctions and divestment programs to get other nations, individuals or political organizations to comply with their demands, or bring them to their knees, began with the Zionists themselves.

Sep 24 09:51

Did the Pentagon Bomb Syrian Army to Kill Ceasefire Deal?

The US has officially taken responsibility for the incident which it called a “mistake”...

A rift between the Pentagon and the White House turned into open rebellion on Saturday when two US F-16s and two A-10 warplanes bombed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions at Deir al-Zor killing at least 62 Syrian regulars and wounding 100 others.

Many analysts now wonder whether the attacks are an indication that the neocon-strewn DOD is actively engaged in sabotaging President Obama’s Syria policy, a claim that implies that the Pentagon is led by anti-democratic rebels who reject the Constitutional authority of the civilian leadership. Saturday’s bloodletting strongly suggests that a mutiny is brewing at the War Department.

Sep 24 09:47

How Trump Wins the Debate

Trump has the same imperative and same opportunity as JFK and Reagan.

He has to meet and exceed expectations, which are not terribly high. He has to convince a plurality of voters, who seem prepared to vote for him, that he’s not a terrible risk, and that he will be a president of whom they can be proud.

He has to show the country a Trump that contradicts the caricature created by those who dominate our politics, culture and press.

The Trump on stage at Hofstra University will have 90 minutes to show that the malicious cartoon of Donald Trump is a libelous lie.

Sep 23 15:18

WikiLeaks Bombshell: Hillary’s Brain Injury Caused By ‘Near Fatal Plane Crash’

If an unclassified email leaked by WikiLeaks is any indication, it appears that there may be much more to the story of what happened to Hillary Clinton back in 2012.

We’ve been told that she suffered a concussion… but was that just diplomatic cover for something else?

Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

Read more at SHTF

Sep 23 10:18

Britain increases aid to Yemen while selling arms to Saudis - who are bombing Yemen

BRITAIN is to increase the amount of aid destined for those caught up in the civil war in Yemen - at the same time as it sells arms to the Saudi regime which is carrying out airstrikes in the war-torn Gulf state.

International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced that Britain will provide an additional £37million in funding for Yemen this year.

A total of £72m has already been committed to the crisis in Yemen by the UK Government.

But the Government has simultaneously approved more than £3billion in arms sales over the past 18 months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War profits uber alles, right, Prime Minister May?!?!?

May I politely remind you that the Saudi Arabian military has been committing war crimes all over Yemen, and that makes the UK a "Proud Partner in War Crimes"?!?

But hey, as long as your defense industry is making profits, nothing else matters, right?!? Because for Members of Parliament, money appears to their only religion.

And they have to get those fat contributions from defense corporations to continue to stand for Parliament, right?!?!?

Sep 23 09:53

The Death Toll in Yemen Is So High the Red Cross Has Started Donating Morgues to Hospitals

ALMOST A YEAR and a half into Saudi Arabia’s U.S.-backed bombing campaign in Yemen, the humanitarian toll has become so extensive that the International Committee of the Red Cross has taken the unusual step of donating entire morgue units to Yemeni hospitals.

“The hospitals were not able to cope,” said Rima Kamal, a Yemen-based spokesperson for the Red Cross. “You could have more than 20 dead people brought into one hospital on one single day. The morgue capacity at a regular hospital is not equipped to handle this influx of dead bodies.”

“At times several dead bodies had to be stored on one shelf to avoid further decomposition,” Kamal continued. “The situation was not sustainable.”

Sep 22 08:33

20 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen – govt official

Twenty civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, according to a government official. Children were among those killed. At least 30 were injured in the raids, which struck the city of Hodeida.

The strikes hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the port city, the official in the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told AFP. The presidential palace was also hit.

Children were among the fatalities photographed at a city mortuary.

Sep 22 07:57

US Intelligence Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was a False Flag Attack”

Apart from documents that have outlined supposed terrorist threats, like Al-Qaeda, and their connection to US intelligence agencies, like the CIA, there are a number of whistleblowers that have come out adding more fuel to the fire.

The latest whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say.........

Sep 22 06:44

What the CIA Does When The Other Side Won't Fight

How do you start a fight when your opponent doesn't want a fight with you? You force it... you create fear... you create fear and sell another stinkin' pile of lies til the body count meets your project goals.


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Sep 21 12:17

JORDANIAN INTELLIGENCE STOLE AND SOLD ON BLACK MARKET WEAPONS SHIPPED TO SYRIA REBELS BY CIA

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, according to a joint investigation by the New York Times and Al Jazeera.

Sep 21 10:18

Yemen on the brink of catastrophe, Oxfam report finds

Yemen has been pushed to the brink of catastrophe by 18 months of war, according to a report from Oxfam.

The charity found thousands of civilians had been killed in the conflict while millions more were desperately in need of aid.

In a survey of 1,000 displaced Yemeni people, three-quarters said that they had been driven from their homes by airstrikes with one in five saying their dwellings had been destroyed.

Sep 21 10:16

Yemen: Evidence indicates US-made bomb was used in attack on MSF hospital

States – including the USA and UK – must immediately stop supplying weapons that could be used in the Yemen conflict, Amnesty International said, as it confirmed that a US-made bomb was used in the air strike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital on 15 August which killed 11 people and injured 19 others.

According to independent weapons experts consulted by the organization who assessed photographs of a bomb fin taken by a journalist at the site, a US-made precision-guided Paveway-series aerial bomb was used in the attack.

“Any attack on a medical facility in a war zone is an affront to humanity, yet this bombing is sadly just the latest in a grim series of attacks on hospitals and clinics by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition,” said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International.

Sep 21 09:49

FLASHBACK - Iraqi Soldiers Fighting ISIS Bombed by “Errant” U.S. Airstrike

On the front lines of the battle against the Islamic State, suspicion of the United States runs deep. Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion.

“At first we thought it was something fired by Daesh,” said one army solider, his uniform covered in blood from carrying the injured. Daesh is an Arabic term for the Islamic State. “The explosion was very big. We ran. I saw many dead bodies. I saw that one of my friends had lost a leg.”

However, in addition to the death toll, the injured officer also disputed the official version of events. “We were moving forward and Daesh were retreating, when suddenly the bombing took place on the forces that were behind us,” he said. “It was meant to be a secure area.

Sep 21 09:11

US Destroying Syria’s Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS

The US is considering bombing pipelines in Syria, which it claims is in an attempt to cut off the huge profits being made by ISIS from captured oilfields.

The Independent quotes Julieta Valls Noyes, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs during a visit to London, that ISIS was making $2 million a day off oil sales and that the US would consider airstrikes as well as “kinetic strikes against some pipelines” and “actual physical action to stop the flow”.

The trouble with this justification for destroying Syria’s oil pipelines, is that ISIS does not have the capability to use the pipelines to transfer oil. ISIS transports the stolen oil on the back of trucks, and sells it on the black market in Turkey.

Sep 21 09:09

Foreign Ministry: Syria reserves its right in demanding US-led coalition to pay compensations for deliberate destruction of economic facilities

Damascus, SANA-Syria affirmed that the US-led coalition’s warplanes have launched tens of raids on the Syrian economic facilities instead of raiding the Islamic State (ISIS) organization and its tanks that transport the stolen Syrian oil into Turkey.

“The US-led coalition’s shelling of the economic facilities and infrastructure, and the unilateral coercive measures adopted by some countries on the Syrian people are the reason behind the mounting difficult conditions Syria is passing through,” Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in two identical letters sent Wednesday to the UN Secretary General and President of Security Council.

Sep 21 09:05

Why Is The U.S. Silently Bombing Syria's Electricity Network?

Of course the US would never bomb anything and not take responsiblity for it.

Both sides will have some electricity and the civilian as well as fighters on both side will be better off than without electricity. No side has a motive to destroy that plant.

But last night the U.S. coalition bombed the Aleppo thermal power plant and destroyed parts of it:

A military source told SANA that warplanes of the Washington alliance violated Syrian airspace and attacked civilian infrastructure in Mare’a, Tal Sha’er, and al-Bab in Aleppo countryside on Sunday.
The source added that the warplanes attacked the biggest electric power plant that feeds Aleppo city, which resulted in cutting off power from most neighborhoods in Aleppo city.

Sep 20 23:38

WARNING : Russia Issues New "Rules of Engagement" in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army WILL BE SHOT DOWN (US/Turkey/Israel in the cross-hairs!)

If the US and its "coalition" are, in fact, covering for ISIS, then the end for that is near. Russia issued new Rules of Engagement today, instructing its air forces and Surface-to-Air missile batteries that they are to shoot down any aircraft threatening Syrian Army forces.

So the next "mistake" by a US pilot, will very likely be the last mistake that pilot makes. Once the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system "locks-on" to an aircraft, there is no escape and no defense. The system cannot be jammed and its missiles cannot be fooled by flares or chaff. An S-300 absolutely, positively, will hit and kill any aircraft it is fired at.

This is also bad news for Turkey, which also has troops and planes operating inside Syria without permission. If a Turk aircraft attacks a Syrian Army unit, it, too, will be shot down.

Israel is also in trouble with these news rules of engagement. Israel has been sending the Israeli Air Force to strike areas of the occupied Golan Heights – official Syrian territory. Israeli jets will now be shot down if they attack a Syrian Army position.

Sep 20 21:38

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

Recent developments confirm what is known and documented: Washington is behind the Islamic State (ISIS-ISIL-Daesh) and at the same time it is behind the moderate Al Qaeda terrorists, which the Obama administration is supporting as part of America’s alleged campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS). And they expect us to believe that they are committed to waging a campaign against terrorists.

Obama is protecting both Al Qaeda and ISIS-ISIL-Daesh.

The US Airforce is acting on behalf of the terrorists.

Sep 20 13:34

US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

Jonathan Cook says the latest US military aid package to Israel – the largest in US history – is a clear signal to the Palestinians that Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the Israeli occupation.

Sep 20 12:59

Never mention the J-word – it’s not applicable to Palestine!

Stuart Littlewood highlights the absence of the word “justice” when European and US politicians talk about peace in the Holy Land, and notes the other ruses used by Israel and its apologists to avoid justice for the Palestinians.

Sep 20 10:56

Israel Is Rich, Powerful, and Armed With 100s of Nukes Why send it $38 billion in new death gear? (Ron Paul)

Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East.

Sep 20 10:54

Multi-billion Dollar Weapons Deals: Why the US Backs Israel

If multibillion-dollar weapons deals are any measure, Israel and the US have never been closer.

This past week, despite a reported personal rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US and Israel signed a pact that contains the largest pledge of military assistance to a single country in US history. The ten-year agreement will provide $3.8 billion of aid yearly to Israel — up from the $3.1 billion awarded to Israel in the countries’ previous decade-long deal.

In justifying the largesse, commentators and officials have pointed to the threat of a resurgent Iran and ISIS. The deal, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said at a press conference, “will ensure that Israel has the support it needs to defend itself.”

Yet the diplomatic platitudes are less illuminating than a statement Netanyahu made a year ago at the Knesset: “I am asked if we will forever live by the sword,” the prime minister said, then gave his answer: “Yes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the US government is supplying both money and weapons to a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, does not bode well for peace, either in the Middle East, or the world.

Sep 20 09:42

US ADMITS TO SUPPLYING SAUDI ARABIA WITH WHITE PHOSPHORUS MUNITIONS

Amid new evidence that Saudi Arabia has begun to use white phosphorus munitions in their war in Yemen, US officials are admitting that the weapons were provided by the United States “in the past.” They declined to say when, or how many weapons were provided.

White phosphorus munitions are heavily restricted in their usage under international law, allowed to be used only for smokescreens and signaling, but their incendiary properties and the risk of inhaling the smoke has made their use as an offensive weapon effectively a war crime.

The State Department said any country given the munitions was excepted to use them only in accordance with international law, and promised to look into the reports of Saudis improperly using the munitions during the Yemen war, saying the US would take “appropriate corrective action” if this is true.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a kid growing up, and having had a great deal of affection for this country, I could never, in my wildest dreams, imagine that the United States of America could EVER be characterised as a "proud partner in war crimes"; yet, here we are in the 21st century, raining hot, flaming death (or outsourcing the raining of hot, flaming death, as is happening in Yemen)on people who have the nerve to live over portions of the planet with resources the US government wants to expropriate, and sell only in US dollars.

I cannot tell you precisely when the government of our country stopped representing We the People, and started representing the merchants of death, the warmongerers, and those one percenters who profit brilliantly from wars; all I know is, there will be moral consequences from the kinds of actions the US government is taking against Yemen, and the use of US supplied white phosphorous weapons by the Saudis, which is a war crime.

Sep 20 09:16

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 20 09:12

Finally Well Deserved Recognition for Deplorables

Public outrage over Hillary’s remarks should be overwhelming.

When the criminal Clinton cabal announces that their infamous foe and now world renowned ‘basket of deplorables’ are threats to their power establishment, you are really hearing an admission that they are losing the war of ideas.

It has long been a well established fact that psychopaths on the loony left are existing in a parallel universe, but it is relatively new just how desperate they have become since the public is waking up...

Sep 20 09:09

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton – The debate

Question: What kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect?

Donald Trump is one of the most unorthodox presidential nominees in American electoral history. He is unpolished and very brash. But some of his foreign policy ideas are intriguing, even common sense. This terrifies and enrages the establishment.

The Hillary Doctrine: if elected, what kind of foreign policy agenda can we expect? Does Clinton hold an extreme view of American exceptionalism? And is she now a neoconservative?

Sep 20 08:50

US Supplies Saudi Arabia With White Phosphorus, Provided Bombs Used In Strike On MSF Hospital

Thanks to the US support of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, which has included not only the bomb recently used on a MSF hospital, but also supplies of white phosphorus, over 3,700 civilians have been killed and some 2.8 million displaced. Since coming to office seven years ago, the Obama administration has made over $115 billion worth of arms sales to the Saudis – more than any other US presidential administration.

Sep 19 22:15

Syrian Army Destroys Leading al-Nusra Unit in Aleppo

It looks like the massacre of Syrian troops by the US has kind of backfired. Sorta like,"Remember The Alamo". Seems to have the Syrians and Russians motivated.

HMEIMIM (Sputnik) — Syrian government troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed a leading unit of the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in Aleppo, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said in statement Tuesday.

Sep 19 20:52

Obama is Protecting the Terrorists, America to the Rescue of ISIS-ISIL-Daesh. Testimonies of Syrian Soldiers Who Witnessed the US Airstrikes

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

- We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.

- A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area

- The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.

?- IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing

?- US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces?

- It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.

?- America is ISIS itself

Translation from Arabic (H. E)

Sep 19 20:40

Russian, Syrian jets conduct 100+ airstrikes in Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA (3:50 A.M) - The Russian and Syrian air forces resumed their aerial campaign over the Aleppo Governorate on Monday night, targeting several sites under the control of Jaysh Al-Fateh and Fatah Halab.

Sep 19 15:03

As Terror Attacks Hit Home, U.S. Caught “Bombing Syria to Aid ISIS”

Terrorism has again gripped the homeland, and there is circular causality in all of it.

Are we so distracted by what happens with the right hand, that we cannot see what the left hand is doing?

A bombing here, a bombing there... or, while you were snoozing:

After the United States launched an attack against Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour early on Saturday morning, Russia is now calling for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council and an immediate explanation from the United States.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 19 14:52

Bombing resumes in Aleppo as Syria army ends ceasefire

LINK FIXED!

Damascus says truce is over and claims 'terrorists' have used seven-day lull to rearm while committing 300 violations.

Shells and bombs rained down on rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Monday soon after Syria's army declared an end to a week-long ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States.

Damascus and its ally Moscow blamed rebels for the collapse of the truce,but Washington said the terms had not been met for a key aspect of the deal - US-Russia cooperation against militants.

Sep 19 08:24

BREAKING - Syrian Army declares ceasefire over, unclear if it will be renewed

The initial seven days of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria have run their course, the Syrian Army has declared. It did not add whether the truce will be reinstated in the near future.

The Syrian Army's statement blames “terrorist groups” for jeopardizing the cessation of hostilities, Reuters reports.

Sep 18 19:09

Truce teeters after raids on Aleppo, Syria troops

Check the comments. We are winning the Information War.

zoltan12 hours ago
I doubt that any of this was accidental. The US is clearly still commited to the regime change policy which already killed over 400,000 Syrians and led to the destabilization of the entire region, including the EU.

Andrew5 hours ago
The White House is trying to smuggle weapons to the TERRORISTS and Russia is trying to stop it.
It makes you wonder WHO is the "State Sponsor Of TERROR"

Philip7 hours ago
In looking through the comments on this article, it is very gratifying to see that my fellow Americans are on to the racist, genocidal actions of our illegitimate US government; which does NOT exist to serve "We the People", but rather, to serve the interests of the Zionists who succeeded in hijacking our government and morphing it into a privately-owned, for-profit CORPORATION.

Sep 18 14:49

Video: ISIS militants cheer atop Syrian soldiers killed by US air strikes

In the following video, ISIS militants are seen gloating over the corpses of the Syrian Army personnel killed by the USAF as they pronounce that this 'conquest' sets the foundation for cleansing the province from the 'Nusayris', a term both ISIS and the US-backed Islamists used for Allawites who are considered by neither as Muslims.

Sep 18 13:01

Actress Kimberlin Brown : Business Women for Trump

“One third of small businesses are owned by women…

“To the 9.5 million women business owners, who employ about 8 million workers, adding value about 1.5 trillion dollars to our economy; I urge you to think about how important this election is for your future…

“Who do you think better understands your challenges ?

“A career Washington insider… OR A successful businessman who knows how to make a pay roll…?

Sep 18 12:56

If Trumps Wins, Hillary and Bill Clinton Go To Jail!

The gloves are off and Hillary is being pummeled. This is much more than death by a thousand cuts.

The events of the past week have made it clear that this is not only a fight for who becomes president.

Sep 18 12:50

Israel To Get 38 Billion Dollars US Aid Package — Good Idea ?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — President Barack Obama‘s administration pledged the United States’ largest-ever military aid package to Israel on Wednesday — nearly $40 billion over 10 years.

Philip Giraldi joins today’s Liberty Report to break down the agreement and discuss whether it really does, as Rice claims, benefit US security.

A "memorandum of understanding" committing the US to providing $38 billion in military aid to Israel over the next ten years.

Sep 17 16:17

The prevalence of ignorance and the making of ill-conceived policies

Lawrence Davidson explains how bad policies are made by ignorant politicians whose decisions are based on briefings prepared by knowledgeable analysts but “darkened by cultural, ideological, political and historical preconceptions”.

Sep 17 15:37

Syrian Terrorists Trigger Suicide Bomb While Trying To Take Selfie With Cell Phone

These guys are supported by our tax dollars.

This is the horrific moment a Syrian rebel appears to blow himself and his comrades up by using a mobile phone rigged to a bomb to take a SELFIE .
Footage emerged online showing a group of eight men, believed to be members of the Free Syrian Army, gathered around a camera.
The militants , flanked by rifles, appear to be filming a propaganda video as they are shown in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone.

Sep 17 15:08

Syrian Army recovers territory in Deir Ezzor after US attacks their positions

DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (8:50 P.M.) - Soldiers from the Qassem Units (Special Forces) of the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar moments ago that their forces have recaptured several points in Jabal Thardeh after retreating due U.S. airstrikes on their positions.

Sep 17 14:01

Report: US Bombed Syrian Army in Support of ISIS

According to the Syrian Army, the United States just bombed one of their positions so ISIS could overrun it.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army general command said warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition bombed a Syrian army position at Jebel Tharda near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, paving the way for Islamic State fighters to overun it.

The air strike killed Syrian soldiers and was "conclusive evidence" that the U.S. and its allies support the jihadist group, the Syrian army said in a statement, noting that the strike was "dangerous and blatant aggression".

Sep 17 13:45

9/11: 15 Years Of A Transparent Lie — Paul Craig Roberts

There are many conspiracy theories about 9/11. The US government’s own expanation of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in which a few Saudi Arabians outwitted the American national security state. Little doubt that many of the more imaginative conspiracy theories were created for the purpose of stigmatizing any skepticism, no matter how well reasoned and supported, of the official story.

These groups of qualified and experienced people say that the official story of 9/11 is false.

Sep 17 13:11

FBI grilled over handling of Clinton investigation

As lawmakers continued to probe Hillary Clinton’s private email use, the aide who set up the service declined to appear before the House committee. FBI officials had to be given a summons to produce documents on the investigation.

On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee summoned contractors and former State Department officials who set up and maintained Clinton’s email servers and mobile devices. However, the key Clinton aide, Bryan Pagliano, did not show up for the hearing, pleading Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.

The afternoon before, the committee dressed down FBI’s Acting Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs Jason Herring, who was at pains to explain his absence from a major meeting last week and the bureau’s reluctance to hand over unredacted investigation documents.

Sep 17 10:30

1/3 of Saudi strikes hit Yemeni hospitals, schools & other civilian targets – study

In five of the last 18 months of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the coalition hit more non-military than military targets, a Guardian study has revealed. Overall more than one-third of all strikes ended up hitting civilian sites including hospitals, schools and mosques.

Sep 17 09:54

Ravaged by conflict, Yemen's coast faces rising malnutrition

Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud — a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah.

Even before the war, Hodeidah was one of the poorest cities in Yemen, the Arab world's most impoverished nation. Now, the destruction of the port city's fishing boats and infrastructure by the Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes over the past 18 months of war has deprived the townspeople of their prime livelihood.

The U.N. estimates that about 100,000 children under the age of five in the city and the surrounding province, also called Hodeidah, are at risk of severe malnutrition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chronic malnutrition, after a point, leaves a child mentally crushed for life, and physically disabled; there is only some level of restoration possible to physical and mental capabilities, but the kid may never be "normal".

Take a good, hard look at this haunted, hungry face; then imagine, for one second, that this was your kid, and you are powerless to help them.

US government is facilitating this massive epidemic of malnutrition in Yemen, by being a partner in war crimes to the Saudi government

Sep 17 09:45

Study: One-Third of Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen Hit Civilian Targets

A new study conducted by the Yemen Data Project in cooperation with the Guardian has revealed for the first time some shocking metrics related to the massive civilian death toll in Saudi airstrikes. The study found that roughly one-third of all airstrikes targeted explicitly civilian targets.

That’s a best-case scenario, too. 3,158 non-military targets were confirmed out of a little over 8,600 raids. Another 1,882 of the strikes hit “unknown” targets, meaning all told the number of civilian targets could be in excess of half overall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By enabling the Saudi military with their purchase of US weapons, and providing "guidance" to the strikes, the US government is a collaborator in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Please let that sink in for a moment!!

Sep 17 09:25

US uses Manas base for drug traffic

The US base Manas in Kyrgyzstan could have been used for heroin export from Afghanistan, former President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev claimed. The US air base Manas had occurred in Kyrgyzstan in December 2001 before Operation Enduring Freedom was started in Afghanistan. At the time Akayev was the president of Kyrgyzstan. According to the agreement, the US could use the base for logistics only, that is to shift military and cargo to Afghanistan. 'We don't know what they were doing on their way back. They could have transported heroin. They could have been doing whatever,' Akayev stated. The US acted in the same way within operations in the Latin America. The former president believes that authorities of the base should have been aware of these operations. 'In such a way the US offset its costs. It's widely known. All their operations in the Latin America were carried out via drug trafficking,' Akayev said.

Sep 16 12:40

COLIN POWELL LEAKED EMAILS REVEAL ISRAEL HAS “200 NUCLEAR BOMBS”

According to Judah Ari Gross of The Times of Israel, “Discussing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 2015 speech to Congress about the dangers posed by the Iranian nuclear deal, in an email he sent to US Democratic party donor Jeffrey Leeds, Powell wrote that he doubted the Iranian regime would use an atomic bomb even if it could get one, since “the boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.” The email was published by theLobeLog foreign policy website.

Israel maintains a policy of so-called nuclear ambiguity, they will not publicly confirm or deny the existence of an atomic arsenal.

Sep 13 14:42

Israel’s bogus civil war

Jonathan Cook disputes that Israelis are divided over the occupation, and says those who are genuinely opposed to Israel’s expansionist ambitions can leave or stay and fight to demand dignity and freedom for the Palestinians.

Sep 13 12:39

This is outright gas sliding

Fake polls and propaganda.

Continue to expose the sinister Hillary Clinton campaign for what it is: a wildly failed attempt by a handful of elites to seize power. They were hoping for a home run by rigging the corporate media, instead they’ve struck out – word of Hillary Clinton’s poor health and erratic behavior has gone mainstream, and will continue to do so.

Vicious warmongers in favor of surveillance, wars for profit, and centralized financial authorities.

Sep 13 11:19

Transforming a Country into “Collateral Damage”: US Cluster Bombs Killed Children for Decades in Laos, and Now Yemen

The preposterous ironies of President Obama’s unapologetic visit to Laos on September 6 have not yet generated the attention they deserve, but they provide an excellent measure of the self-righteousness of the monstrous continuity of American violence inflicted on the world from Viet Nam in the 1950s to Yemen more than sixty years later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to war crimes, the United States Government can certainly claim: "We're number one! We're number one!"

I am an American who cares about the future trajectory of this country in the world; unfortunately, however, in examining this country's sordid history of generating these war crimes, I cannot be terribly hopeful about America's future at this point.

There is a Biblical injunction, "That which you sow, you shall also reap"; and right now, in the Middle East and Asia, the US government is sowing a whirlwind, and we will all reap the consequences of that.

Sep 13 08:34

BOMBED: A POTATO CHIP FACTORY, A SCHOOL, A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS FACILITY, AND NOW A WATER WELL

Strikes in northern Yemen on Saturday reportedly killed two children and first responders as US-backed coalition continues ‘disturbing’ strikes.

A United Nations official has condemned airstrikes, including a “double tap” attack, on a water well in Yemen that killed dozens of people including children. The statement comes as the Obama administration’s proposed $1.15 billion arms to Saudi Arabia, who’s leading the U.S.-backed coalition’s bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, faces opposition both on and off Capitol Hill.

In a statement released Monday, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said that 30 people were killed and 17 were wounded, with the casualties including first responders and two children, as a result of the airstrikes in the village of Beit Saadan in northern Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US-militarily enabled Saudi military love to commit war crimes with impunity.

The fact that US companies sell them the weapons to do this makes the US government a partner in these war crimes.

Did you ever imagine that a plaque could honestly be placed on the US President's desk, stating: "The United States of America: a Proud Partner in War Crimes?!?"

Dear readers, that day.... has come, in this country.

Sep 12 13:42

Woolsey, James

Project For The New American Century huh! Great pick Donald.

R. James Woolsey, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Bill Clinton from 1993-1995, is a well-connected advocate of militarist U.S. foreign policies. He has supported the work of several neoconservative-led groups, including the Committee on the Present Danger, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, the Project for the New American Century, the Center for Security Policy, among numerous others.

Since 2011, Woolsey has chaired the board of directors of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, an important bastion of hawkish “pro-Israel” advocacy in the United States that has served as an outpost for many well-known rightist ideologues.

Sep 12 10:22

Saudi Airstrikes Kill at Least 21 Civilians in Northern Yemen

A series of Saudi airstrikes against targets in northern Yemen have killed at least 21 civilians and wounded scores of others, with the larger of the two strikes occurring at a water-drilling site in the Arhab District, due north of the capital city of Sanaa.

The first airstrike killed four workers at the site, and attracted local villagers who aimed to carry out a rescue effort. Five more strikes targeted the rescuers, killing at least 11 more civilians and wounding at least another 20, though locals reported that the toll was likely far higher. claiming around 100 casualties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, looks like Saudi pilots are using the good old, US "Double Tap": strike; assassinate the first set of civilians, then assassinate those trying to protect and rescue them!

American readers of this blog, you ever, honestly, think that your country would ever be a proud partner in war crimes?!?

Yes, me neither; until the ugliness of that reality got rubbed in my face, as it is, every day, 24/7 these days.

Sep 12 01:25

Israeli Black Operations in the USA – Operation Honeypot

It is well known that the Israeli Mossad using their Sayanim network in the United States routinely engage in Black Operations (“Black Ops”) against US Citizens here in the United States.

They usually target anyone who they deem to be antithetical or non-supportive of Israeli domestic and foreign policy.

There is virtually no escape from this type of black op once a target has been selected.

They routinely target senators, congressmen, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, academics, intellectuals, journalists, diplomats, or anyone of relative importance in American society.

Sep 12 00:53

LEMOA – Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement Signed by India with the United States

LEMOA adversely impacts India, Asia, Africa, Eurasia and The Non–Aligned Movement

If this decision is not reversed by the Indian or the American people, the signing of these agreements will be another turning point in the political history of India already covertly overrun by Zionist financial and security companies and covert agencies.

Sep 11 14:43

Merkel and Netanyahu: Moral courage vs spineless cowardice

Uri Avnery contrasts German Chancellor Merkel’s courage for hosting thousands of refugees with Israeli Premier Netanyahu, “an opportunist politician without much backbone, bending easily to pressure on small issues, not dealing at all with the big issues”.

Sep 10 15:45

Could Hamas's Haniyeh steer a course to freedom?

Stuart Littlewood welcomes the prospect of Ismail Haniyeh replacing Khaled Meshaal as Hamas leader, and hopes that if he does he would amend Hamas’s charter – presently a gift to Israel – and attend to the Palestinians’ communications deficit.

Sep 10 10:33

Yemen ‘war crime’ footage emerges day after Theresa May defends Britain’s Saudi arms deals (VIDEO)

Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets.

The footage, filmed in January 2016 and first published in the UK by independent media outlet The Ferret, appears to show a college hit by an airstrike. Attacks on schools are explicitly outlawed under the Geneva Convention, and thus constitute a war crime.

Filmed by a security guard on a cell phone, the footage was first passed to the Yemeni NGO Mwatana and then submitted to the UK government’s Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC).

A leaked draft of the report claims: “The weight of evidence of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition is now so great that it is very difficult to continue to support Saudi Arabia.”

The revelation comes just a day after British PM Theresa May was confronted with the issue in the House of Commons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Britain's Prime Minister May: it's only the money for your arms manufacturers that you allow the continuing Saudi slaughter in Yemen, right?!?

Well, Prime Minister May, I invite you to take a good, hard at the following images, and please explain to the world how the slaughter of Yemeni children is "...keeping Britain safe."

Images of extrajudicial assassinations of Yemeni children by Saudi Forces

We are waiting, Madame Prime Minister; how does the slaughter of these kids "make Britain safer"?!?!?

And how would you characterise these killings of children to their mothers, "retroactive birth control"?!?

Madame Prime Minister, you sicken me, in your absolutely shameful, hypocritical attempt to defend the indefensible.

With these statements, you have just incontrovertibly demonstrated that you have had your conscience surgically removed before you became Prime Minister.

The UK deserves far better, Madame Prime Minister.

Sep 10 10:04

‘UK acting as weapons pimp, reaping rewards of Saudi Arabia’s dirty work’

We know Riyadh has invaded Bahrain to suppress lawful and legal protests that were going on there, and they have also attacked the indigenous of Yemen, the Houthis, Raza Kazim, Islamic Human Rights Commission, told RT.

A cross-party group of British MPs have to decide whether to call for the suspension of UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia or not. The British Prime Minister Theresa May insists sales should continue, and claims the close ties to the country are necessary to keep British people safe.

Sep 09 13:03

Is Putin a Lousy Dancer?

A lousy dancer blames the uneven floor, and Mme Clinton had proven to be an unexpectedly lousy dancer in the competition for the presidency against the blundering New York tycoon. We would expect her to win or lose graciously, as befits a former First Lady, but gosh, she is clumsy – and blames her lack of grace on poor Mr Putin.

Caesar was renowned for his multitasking; he could dictate seven letters at once, wrote Pliny. But even Caesar lookalike Putin can’t play the role prepared for him by Ms Clinton and other mainstream Western politicians, that is to bear blame for all their shortcomings.

Sep 09 09:13

The Unspoken War on Yemen, Anglo-American Crimes against Humanity, U.N. and Media Silence, Complicity of “The International Community”, Destruction of an Entire Country…

On Tuesday 6th of September, twenty-four hour monitoring by Yemen’s Legal Centre for Rights and Development (LCRD) recorded the bombings by the Saudi led “coalition”, armed by the US and UK and advised by their military specialists, thus collusion and co-operation of both countries render them equally culpable for the carnage.

Yemen has a population of just 24.41 million (2013 figure) and according to the Rural Poverty Portal:

“ … is one of the driest, poorest and least developed countries in the world. It ranks 140 out of 182 countries on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index (2009). An estimated 42 percent of the people are poor, and one Yemeni in five is malnourished. Poverty is endemic, particularly in more remote and less accessible areas.”

In the one day and night period covered here, attacked were the capital Sana’a and Sa’dah, Marib, AlJawf, Hajjah, Hodeidah.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Americans, your country, and the UK, are complicit and enablers in the war crimes of the Saudi Government, the House of Saud, and the Saudi Military.

The Yemeni people's crime in all this?!?

Having thrown off a brutal dictator, the US sponsored and anointed Al-Hadi, and replaced his government with that of the Houthi rebels.

The Saudis are killing innocent civilians, including children; they are blowing up hospitals, schools, private residences, and market places in order to cow the Yemeni people into submission.

These acts are war crimes.

But this military campaign was supposed to end quickly; and after 18 months, the Yemeni people show absolutely no signs of backing down from this Saudi military onslaught.

So, I have to wonder what the UK and the US are going to offer the Saudis in terms of new weaponry; perhaps, since the US has blocked the transfer of cluster bombs to the Saudi military, will the UK fill in the gap?!? More air to air missiles?!? Perhaps a tactical nuke or two?!?

I am most certain that the US and UK have many more goodies for their defense industries to offer the Saudi military; it's just a question of the price.

But I would really like for you to see just what these airstrikes are accomplishing; they are accomplishing this, and I warn you, this is an horrifically graphic image:

At least 10 children killed in Saudi airstrike in Yemen

I do hope this image burns in your memory for a very, very long time, because henceforward, you cannot say, "I didn't know the US government was doing in Yemen with it's military partner, Saudi Arabia."

So, this is the bottom line of what the US and UK are doing by enabling this Saudi war against Yemen; the assassinations of innocent civilians, including children, from the sky, with bombing runs.

Please take a good, hard look at these tiny dead bodies for a moment, and yes, I know, if you have any compassion at all, this is very hard; then, imagine, for one brief moment, that they had been your kids.

And, understandably, not a word from the American presstitutes and whoresspondents on these extrajudicial assassinations.

The airwaves, and the net, are filled with mindless distractions, digital heroin, if you will, to keep people from focusing on what is going on the real world; and while you have been distracted, the US and UK continue to be the Merchants of Death to realms which routinely suppress their own populations, and commit war on others.

The United States of Amerika is now a proud sponsor of war crimes: I never, growing up, thought that I would actually see this come true, but it has.

This is terrible, horrific truth with which to have to live; but what I can do is bear peaceful, Christian witness to the crimes of this government, and hopefully, to get the American people to awaken to them.

Sep 09 07:47

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsSaudi Airstrikes Kill Nine Civilians in Yemeni Capital, Including Four Children

This latest strike killed at least nine civilians, including four children, while five other civilians who were within were wounded. It is unclear if this is all of the casualties, as all indications are that the workers are still trying to comb through the wreckage.

Saudi officials didn’t comment directly on the issue but did say they are “checking the report.” This is unusual in itself, as generally Saudi officials offer blanket denials when their airstrikes hit obvious civilian targets. It is unlikely, however, that any official Saudi report will ever be made public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, the killing of civilians and children is perfectly OK with us, as long as Saudi Arabia gets the Houthis out, and re-instates our old buddy, Al-Hadi" - official White House Souse.

There should be a plaque on Obama's desk right now, reading: "The United States of America; a proud partner in war crimes!!!"

Sep 08 11:25

Obama Offered Saudis Over $115 Billion in Arms Deals

The new report from the Center for International Policy is revealing that over the course of his term in office, President Obama has offered Saudi Arabia over $115 billion in arms and other military equipment in 42 separate deals, by far the most of any US administration.

The data from the report came from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a Pentagon body that provides figures on international military sales. Most of the deals were ultimately approved, and large amounts of the weapons are still to be delivered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I was a kid growing up, I could never imagine a plaque on our President's desk, stating "United States of America: A Proud Partner in War Crimes"; yet, this is what we have become, in the 20th and 21st century.

The last administration, and the current one, has made this country the nation of grotesque wars of aggression and extrajudicial assassinations.

All I can think of right now is the Biblical injunction, "That which you sow, you shall also reap."; and right now, we are reaping the whirlwind in Yemen and beyond, with our military misadventures in the Middle East.

The US government has enabled the Saudis through this weaponry, and "guidance", to commit war crimes of the highest magnitude. The Saudi military has gunned down innocent civilians; destroyed schools and hospitals; and they have used US-purchased cluster bombs against civilians.

Yemen: Saudis Using US Cluster Munitions

It was only after this was made public by Human Rights Watch that the US blocked the transfer of such weapons at the end of May of this year.

But I want you to see just what this "enabling" has produced in this Saudi carnage in Yemen. After all, as a responsible American citizen, you have the right to know what American foreign policy is "reaping" in the Middle East, right?!?

Arms trade with Saudi fuels Yemen

At least ten children have been killed and almost thirty injured in north-western Yemen, Doctors Without Borders said after a reported airstrike on a religious school.

Saudi Arabia Killed Nearly 100 people with American bombs

Yemen conflict takes devastating toll on children

And why?!? Because the Yemenite people "had the gall" to get rid of their US-anointed dictator al-Hadi through a revolution by the Houthi rebels; and of course, the American government couldn't tolerate that. Neither could Yemen's neighbor, Saudi Arabia, which is struggling with its own pockets of revolt, coupled with severe economic difficulties, since the oil price drop.

So, a decision was made by the US and Saudi governments that a war against Yemen would be conducted, to swiftly wrest control of the country from the Houthi rebels to the control of the Al-Hadi government.

Remember that phrase, "It sounded like a good idea at the time"?!?

18 months on, the Saudis are still unable to control the country, and the suffering of the Yemenite people has been unspeakably brutal, courtesy of the war crimes committed by the US-enabled Saudi military.

Sep 08 10:53

CIA Chief Doubts Syria and Iraq ‘Can Be Put Back Together Again’

Speaking in an interview with the CTC Sentinel, CIA Director John Brennan expressed doubt about the viability of either Iraq or Syria as united nations in the near-term, saying he doubts whether either nation can be put back together in his lifetime.

Brennan has made similar comments in the past with respect to Syria, doubting that after so many years of civil war the country can return to a completely united single state, despite this being the stated policy goal of the US. This is the first time Brennan has made similar comments toward Iraq.

In both cases, as Brennan noted, there has been substantial bloodletting, and the wars have left massive amounts of sectarian tensions. He doubted whether a central government in either nation could ever really “govern fairly” on a national basis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it deliciously ironic that Brennan is championing (without coming out and using the word) the balkanization of Iraq and Syria; these are goals the Israeli government has had for a long time for both nations, and it looks as though this part of Israel's "to do"list in the Middle East may be on the way to getting realized, thanks to Brennan's "easing the way" with his statements.

Such a balkanization/redraw of the Middle East would make the resulting areas smaller, less defensible, and easier to control, geopolitically.

Sep 08 08:41

Terrorist Support Group Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

By Brandon Turbeville

As if the world couldn’t get any crazier, the committee in charge of nominating prospective recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize has recently nominated a terrorist organization for the award. The White Helmets, the notorious mop-up wing of Nusra (Jobhat al-Nusra or Jobhat Fatah al-Sham) will now be in the running for not only the cash prize that comes with winning the Nobel but also the undeserved and cult-like appreciation of winners as if, in some parallel universe, the award was actually given to people who promote peace.

Indeed, it seems no one finds it noteworthy that the Nobel Prize itself is named after a man who was a groundbreaking armaments manufacturer...

Sep 08 06:18

Obama offered $115bn arms sales to Saudi Arabia: Report

The administration of US President Barack Obama has offered Saudi Arabia $115 billion in arms sales, a report seen by Reuters has found.

The offer, including weapons, other military equipment and training, is the highest the United States has offered in its 71-year alliance with the monarchy, the agency reported Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Much of it is to replace the arms Saudi Arabia has lost in Yemen.

Sep 07 22:30

Pentagon And CIA at War in Syria

What a mess! In the crazy Syrian war, US-backed and armed groups are fighting other US-backed rebel groups. How can this be?

It is so because the Obama White House had stirred up war in Syria but then lost control of the process. When the US has a strong president, he can usually keep the military and intelligence agencies on a tight leash.
But the Obama administration has had a weak secretary of defense and a bunch of lady strategists who are the worst military commanders since Louis XV, who put his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in charge of French military forces during the Seven Year’s War.

As a result, the two arms of offensive US strategic power, the Pentagon and CIA, went separate ways in Syria. Growing competition between the US military and militarized CIA broke into the open in Syria.

Fed up with the astounding incompetence of the White House, the US military launched and supported its own rebel groups in Syria, while CIA did the same.

Sep 07 22:25

It’s All About Russia

In the real world both Hillary and Wolfie sometimes visit, there is renewed enthusiasm for jumping on the hate Russia bandwagon.

Many issues characteristically beloved by Democrats are being raised to disparage Donald Trump.

Hillary, who has held nearly every senior government office that a human being can reasonably aspire to but the one she is currently lusting after, is unlike Trump only sufficiently deranged to kill people if they live somewhere in the third world and can’t do anything about it.

Sep 07 22:20

The Tide is Turning: The Official Story Is Now The Conspiracy Theory — Paul Craig Roberts

The question is: who are the real conspiracy kooks, the majority who disbelieve the official lies or the minority who believe the official lies?

In a few days it will be the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and this November 13 will be the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. These two state crimes against democracy destroyed American democracy, accountable government, and the Constitution’s protections of civil liberty.

Years after the damage done by these events the American people no longer believe the official stories. Neither does the government, but the government will never validate the distrust that Americans now share of “their” government by acknowledging the truth.

Sep 06 09:14

The Starvation of Yemen

Peter Oborne and Nawal al-Maghafi have produced an extensive report on the appalling conditions in Yemen. Here they discuss some of the effects of the Saudi-led blockade:

We were also told by doctors that the blockade of Yemen, legitimized by the United Nations Security Council, and backed by Britain and the United States to prevent arms supplies reaching the warring sides, has also prevented vital drugs and medical equipment from reaching the country.

‘There are babies dying in incubators because we can’t get supplies to treat them’

At the Republic teaching hospital in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, Dr Ahmed Yahya al-Haifi spelt out what he saw as the consequences of the Saudi blockade: “We are unable to get medical supplies. Anaesthetics. Medicines for kidneys. There are babies dying in incubators because we can’t get supplies to treat them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the starvation of children is simply brushed off as 'normal collateral damage" by the House of Saud; the Saudi Government, and the Saudi military, telegraphs that these are among the most morally bankrupt people on the face of this earth.

Of course, the US government is no stranger to child starvation as a component of war. Take a look at the video below.

Madeleine Albright says 500,000 dead Iraqi Children was "worth it" wins Medal of Freedom

Sep 06 07:06

THE NSA’S BRITISH BASE AT THE HEART OF U.S. TARGETED KILLING

For years, journalists and researchers have speculated about what really goes on inside Menwith Hill, while human rights groups and some politicians have campaigned for more transparency about its activities. Yet the British government has steadfastly refused to comment, citing a longstanding policy not to discuss matters related to national security.

Now, however, top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept offer an unprecedented glimpse behind Menwith Hill’s razor wire fence. The files reveal for the first time how the NSA has used the British base to aid “a significant number of capture-kill operations” across the Middle East and North Africa, fueled by powerful eavesdropping technology that can harvest data from more than 300 million emails and phone calls a day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) These extrajudicial assassinations have absolutely no place whatsoever in the basis of American law. And in President Obama's having so favored this technique, seeming to move this country away from due process internationally (which is at the heart and core of American jurisprudence), I have to wonder just how soon the US government and judicial system will move away from due process here at home.

I think this a fair, and legitimate, question.

What these assassinations seem to be very good at accomplishing, however, is encouraging more jihad, because they kill not only the target, but potentially the target's mom, kids, and fragile elderly uncles.

Perhaps this is the real point of extrajudicial assassinations; creating a state of perpetual war, which causes the military industrial complex to thrive.

Unfortunately, this is what our country has become; a fiscally bankrupt, geopolitical monster, hungry for the blood of foreign wars which brings obscene wealth to the warmongers and weapons makers.

I used to think I understood this country; not any more.

Sep 06 06:57

Russia and Qatar sign military cooperation agreement

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Qatar’s State Minister for Defense Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday.

"The signing of this document will contribute to strengthening the Russia-Qatar military cooperation," Shoigu said at the signing ceremony, which took place on the sidelines of the Army-2016 International Military-Technical Forum in Kubinka near Moscow and will be open until September 11.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oops!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 05 21:23

Fact-Check — Top 20 Lies in Hillary’s ‘Alt-Right’ Speech

In his book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!, Andrew recalled how he warned the Tea Party what lay ahead for them: “I said that they’d be labeled racists and hate mongers and violent criminals, that they’d be depicted as the dregs of society, people to be excluded from dinner parties because of their made-up closet KKK status. They were about to be targeted.”

Andrew added:

“They need to marginalize and demonize those that would stand up to their hardball, toxic, and antidemocratic tactics … But it won’t work. Given a fair hearing, given just the slightest exposure — and the American people will rise to the occasion. They see these tactics for what they are.”

Sep 05 11:17

US-Trained Special Ops Fighter Is The Islamic State's New Top Commander In Iraq

Just days after the news hit that ISIS' main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State's most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over who had taken him out), the power vacuum that formed at the top of the Islamic State has been promptly filled, after former Tajik Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov became the top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq, after defecting last year and swearing jihad against the West.

Khalimov is set to take the position vacated by Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who was killed in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. in early July and whom the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What aspiring jihadist in training WOULD'T love to be trained by the Americans, in their tactics and intelligence, to ultimately use that knowledge against the US?!?

I am reminded of one of those great one-liners by the wonderful American Comedian, Ron White: "You can't fix stupid."

And in this constant training of alleged "pro-US, moderate" jihadists who ultimately turn against the US, it is painfully clear to me that US foreign policy in this area has been more stupid than a rock.

(I am going to get texts and emails from angry rocks on this one!!)

Sep 05 09:40

A calamity is unfolding in Yemen and it is time world woke up

The humanitarian calamity in Yemen entered a terrifying new phase of horror this month as air strikes on the capital city of Sanaa started again after a five-month lull.

Planes from the Saudi-led coalition bombarded the city following the collapse of peace talks in Kuwait. The assaults are destroying civilian infrastructure, and threaten to prevent food and desperately needed aid from reaching the capital.

A young girl undergoes hospital treatment in Sadaa (Mohammed Al-Mikhlafi/MEE)
Many of the attacks seem to have been indiscriminate. At least 16 people, all of them said to have been women and children, died when a potato crisp factory was struck.

The nearest military post was more than one kilometre away and a friend of the owner told us that there was no military activity on the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very simply put, the UK and the US governments have been partners and enablers in Saudi war crimes, period, end of discussion.

The Yemenite people support the Houthi rebels, and do not want the Western-imposed al-Hadi back in power.

And does anyone out there remember, please, how many names were on the ballot for the last election in Yemen?!?

Only one: that of Al-Hadi.

You have to LOVE the "democratic process" in Yemen.

What the sclerotic (and nearly broke) House of Saud is seeing, right on its border, is the kind of revolution from autocratic oppression it fears may well be its own downfall.

And of course, for the US government any rebuff of any US-installed puppet cannot go unanswered; but of course, it had no direct reason it could possibly "sell" a war against Yemen to the the American public; so, enter the House of Saud, fearful of its own downfall, and willing to "show those Houthis and Yemenites who's the boss."

With US/UK government enabling, the Saudi military has bombed hospitals, schools, and areas where large numbers of innocent civilians may be gathering, like market places.

These are war crimes, folks, done with your tax dollars and in your name.

How does that make you feel?!?

The blood of innocents is on the hands of the UK/US and Saudi governments.

But I understand, at least for the moment, that the only thing I can do is continue to bear Christian witness to the fact that these atrocities continue, courtesy of "our" (alleged) government.

Sep 04 13:50

The New Anti-Semitism and its Background— An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

It has been 71 years since the end of the Holocaust. Initially, the world took that horror show as a serious lesson, and the international community created laws against acts of genocide. Those who, even after the public revelation of the Nazi killing fields, still held anti-Semitic opinions kept them to themselves, and as time passed, this particular form of bigotry seemed to be fading away. And, indeed, that might have been its fate if it weren’t for the strange fact that some of the victims of anti-Semitism, in this case a subset of the Jews known as Zionists (those devoted to the founding of a Jewish state), proved susceptible to catching the disease of their oppressors. The Zionists took up their own form of virulent bigotry against Palestinians, and in reaction, this encouraged a new round of anti-Semitism. 

Sep 04 12:01

The Importance for the USA to Join Hands with the World

If America truly believes in its “exceptionalism,” then it should, with supreme confidence, enter the world as an active participant, and not as a spoiled “bully in the school yard.”

Now that former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has openly declared that the United States of America should abandon their quest for global hegemony, American leadership should take heed and amend their foreign policy objectives accordingly.

Sep 04 11:50

Muslim Press interviews American poet, writer, and columnist Gary Corseri

We live in an Age of Distractions--false premises, false promises.
‘Not only neocons but “neo-liberals” see no space between the interests of the US and Israel!’

Was the human race fated to make the same stupid mistakes over and over? War after war after war?

Sep 04 11:47

Uncle “Sham” Says Dance, And the Band Played On

As usual, I have much to absorb and learn….

Those political, Republicratic “Conventions” clarified nothing and–despite the glitter, sparkle, balloons and flags, the pledges of allegiance, hands over the Constitution &/or one’s heart, the pretty words and gruff challenges—they succeeded in confounding and bewildering.

And this is the US political scene now! A barrage of imagery and fantasies—onrushing and nearly exploding our heads… and the band plays on!

Look for substance, and you will not find it. It’s a mirage. A chimera. It’s smoke in your hands.

Sep 04 11:07

The Neocon in the Oval Office

Neoconservatives are wedded to war, death and destruction. It is the foundation of their policy and it dominates the culture that they have created.

If Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes US President, she will be the first neoconservative to actually occupy that office.

Israel and its supporters were inseparable from the neoconservative movement from the beginning.

Many neocons were already Zionist or pro-Zionist, and their support for aggressive militarism was largely indistinguishable from Israel’s own strategic plans.

To the extent that the neocon movement could sell Israel’s views as solidly American, it could bend the resources of the most powerful military on earth for Israel’s own ends.

Sep 04 09:15

Israeli captain: “I will make you all disabled

Youth in Dheisheh refugee camp say threat of permanent injury will not stop protests during Israeli army raids. Wisam Hashlamoun APA images

The Israeli army invaded the Dheisheh refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday morning last week.

Soldiers shot the legs of two youths among those confronting the raiding army.

Sep 03 15:50

Israel’s “rapidly approaching" civil war

Uri Avnery examines the growing rift among Israeli Jews, in the light of a former intelligence chief’s warning of a rapidly approaching intra-Jewish civil war, and argues that the occupation could be what is keeping Israel united.

Sep 03 06:27

U.S. CLUSTER BOMB USE GOES UNABATED IN YEMEN AND SYRIA

Cluster bombs, which have been used since World War II to kill and maim indiscriminately, were outlawed under an international treaty that was adopted in 2008.

Most of the world’s countries have signed the treaty, but not the United States and Russia, where many of the bombs were made. A report released Thursday in Geneva found that the weapons continued to be used with near impunity in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

In Syria, at least 13 kinds of cluster munitions — dropped from the air or launched from the ground — have been used since 2012, said the report, the seventh annual Cluster Munition Monitor (pdf) , which found “compelling evidence” that Russia had used the weapons since the start of its military intervention last September in support of Syria’s embattled government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government sells cluster bombs to our "Partner in War Crimes, Saudi Arabia", and then wonder if they will be used with discretion in Yemen?!?

Here's an image of what cluster bombs do to toddlers, this time, courtesy of the US military in Iraq, in 2003:

Iraq: U.S. Cluster Bombs Kill Children in Baghdad

This child had a name; it was Ali. Due to shrapnel in his brain, he was not expected to survive.

This is precisely what is happening to kids and adults in Yemen and Syria, due to cluster bomb attacks.

So please tell me, and yes, I know this image is enough to make you want to throw up; is this the legacy you want for American foreign policy in Yemen and Syria?!?!

Sep 02 10:30

Amnesty urges Bahrain to stop repression of opponents

Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini regime to suspend its heavy-handed crackdown on peaceful critics and opposition figures as Manama keeps up its policy of repression.

“The Bahraini authorities should halt immediately their heightened crackdown on peaceful critics and opponents,” said the UK-based rights group said in a statement published on Thursday.

Sep 02 09:17

US Trained Militants That Formed the 'Core of Daesh'

A top Daesh leader with a 3-million-dollar bounty from the US State Department on his head received counter-terrorism training in the United States for 11 years, CNN reported. In an interview with Sputnik, Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, political analyst told Radio Sputnik that the case with Khalimov is not isolated.

According to Ben-Meir, US trained militants that formed the core of what is now known as Daesh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There was a line from the old comic strip "Pogo", and that was: "We have met the enemy, and he...is us!!"

Looking at the way the US government has been training people who are "allegedly" our enemies the statement would be: "We have met the enemy...because we have trained him!"

It is painfully obvious by now that the groups, such as Daesh and Isis have been trained, funded, and equipped by the US government to serve as the "Emmanuel Goldsteins" of the 21st century, against whom Americans need to be spewing their "15 minutes of hate", and buy the narrative that the US government "has to do something" about them.

As reported at mintpress.com in December of last year:

Daesh: The ‘Enemy’ The US Created, Armed, And Funded

Please do not be deceived; the Deep Government, the banks, and Military/Industrial Complex in the US wants perpetual war, and will do anything to achieve that end.

That it winds up always being your sons and daughters getting slaughtered, or maimed for life, is completely irrelevant to them.

They, and their propagandists, will always wrap these wars in a pretty little flag, as though this country's soldiers are actually fighting for "democracy, honor, and the American way of life"; but at the end of the day, it is always about which countries and corporations control the world's resources, and in which currencies those resources will be sold.

Sep 01 10:00

Death in Yemen: British Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, and the “Proper Use” of Illegal Arms

The death toll in Yemen is now so high that the International Committee of the Red Cross is donating “entire morgue units” (1) to hospitals still standing, having so far escaped the illegal Saudi assault, backed, advised and armed by the US and UK.

“The hospitals were not able to cope,” said Rima Kamal, a Yemen-based spokesperson for the Red Cross. “You could have more than 20 dead people brought into one hospital on one single day. The morgue capacity at a regular hospital is not equipped to handle this influx of dead bodies.”

“It is not that common for the ICRC to donate morgues,” she observed. “The fact that we now do is telling of the size of the human tragedy in Yemen.” The ICRC has donated body bags and refrigerated storage facilities to three hospitals with: “More in the pipeline.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The leadership in the UK should be ashamed of this trade in weapons, and the war crimes committed by the Saudi military against the people of Yemen; of course, that "being ashamed" reaction only happens when one has not had one's moral conscience surgically removed.

Sep 01 09:47

Last Remaining U.S. Maker of Cluster Bombs Stops Production

The last remaining United States manufacturer of cluster bombs is ending production of the controversial weapon, citing regulatory scrutiny and reduced orders for the internationally banned munition.

The decision by Rhode Island-based Textron Systems follows a White House order last May to block the transfer of a Textron shipment of CBU-105 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, a move first reported by Foreign Policy.

The White House had come under intense pressure by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International after those groups documented instances in which Saudi-led forces used CBU-105 munitions in multiple locations around Yemen, including Al-Amar, Sanhan, Amran and the Al-Hayma port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This blocked transfer is cosmetic only, as a sop to various human rights organisations who documented this carnage.

The US continues to provide "guidance" and weapons to the Saudi Military, which continue to commit war crimes in the destruction of schools, hospitals, and killing innocent civilians. In fact, the US government has just approved a massive shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia recently:

US approves $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

When I was a kid growing up, I never imagined, for one moment, that a sitting President could potentially have a plaque on their desk, reading: The United States of America: Proud Partner in War Crimes", but yet, at this part of the 21st century...here we are, and have been here since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Sep 01 08:03

US STRIKING ISLAMIC STATE "LEADERS" IS MEANINGLESS, SUPERFICIAL AMID A WAR MEANT TO LAST

The United States has boasted responsibility for allegedly killing Islamic State spokesman and supposed senior leader Mohammad al-Adnani in northern Syria. The reports, like many of its kind, remain unconfirmed with evidence forthcoming.

The BBC in its article, "Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'," would claim:
The Pentagon said an air strike had targeted Adnani in the town of al Bab and the results were being assessed.

Reports of his death come as IS is suffering a series of military reverses in both Syria and Iraq.
Such announcements appear aimed at portraying the US military as engaged in military operations to combat and defeat the Islamic State, a terrorist organisation that sprung forth from Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These assassinations are meant to pave the way for perpetual war in the Middle East, which is very much to the liking of this country's military/industrial complex.

The extrajudicial assassinations, of which President Obama is so very fond, not only kill off the alleged guy who "needed killing"; it also takes out children, moms, aunties, grandparents, and the medically fragile elderly.

And if THIS is not going to radicalize people toward jihad, then, what is?!?

Aug 31 15:00

Israel to colour-code “good” and “bad” Palestinians

Jonathan Cook says Israel has resurrected a failed policy to sustain its occupation, comprising sticks and carrots, side-stepping Palestinian leaders by relying on collaborators, and an online propaganda campaign.

Aug 31 09:34

UN Coordinator: At Least 10,000 Killed in Yemen War

Death tolls in the Saudi invasion of Yemen have been tough to come by, in no small part because much of the country has become a no-go area in the course of the reckless Saudi air campaign. Food shortages, medical shortages, destroyed hospitals, and hasty burials have conspired with mass internal displacement to make tracking casualties all but impossible.

Aug 31 05:34

CTV / A.P. Bullshit: Pressure building to condemn Syria over chemical weapons

https://letterstothebeast.com/2016/08/31/ctv-a-p-bullshit-pressure-bui...

Our friends at CTV (the Canadian Television Network), by way of the Associated Press are back on the Assad-gassed-his-own-people train again. Oh, boy. This is getting very tiresome. And, frankly, insulting. All right. Deep breath. Let’s take this apart one-by-one. And use it as a template for the carbon-copy Bullshit Corporate Media stories (again, “story” being the operative word here). We shouldn’t be mad at CTV as much as the author of this nonsense, Associated Press. Having seen its viewership plummet since the internet made it possible to fact check its claim in a matter of seconds, CTV has laid off its newsroom staff less than skeleton levels.

Aug 30 16:43

WHY HILLARY IS THE PERFECT PERSON TO SECURE OBAMA’S LEGACY

I do believe it would be a difficult task to come up with a more fitting candidate than Hillary Clinton for carrying on the Obama legacy, a legacy of killing in a half dozen lands on behalf of America’s establishment, lying daily, and leaving your own people, the people who elected you with great hopes more than seven years ago, with nothing.  

Aug 30 14:27

The Muslim Brotherhood's divisive dress code for women

Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us.

Aug 30 14:27

Israel is ordered to pay Iran $1.2 billion by Swiss arbitrators

The Swiss Supreme Court has ruled authoritatively that Israel must pay $1.2 billion to Iran for unpaid oil bills stretching back 37 years, but guess what? — Israel refuses to pay!

Aug 29 11:20

Saudi Officials: Rocket Fire From Yemen Killed Two Children in Najran

While it is rare for cross-border rocket fire from Yemen to hit much of anything, today the Saudi government has reported that one such rocket hit a family home in the southern city of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other civilians.

Since the Saudi invasion of Yemen early last year, it is not uncommon for the two sides to trade fire across the border, and Yemen’s relatively unsophisticated rocket technology means a lot of strikes in a general vicinity, but little previous to hit intended targets.

Today’s incident was reported to have been a Katyusha rocket, a largely obsoleted weapon produced by the Soviet Union through the late 1950s. Yemen had a smaller cache of more substantial missiles, but has largely used them before, to limited effect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Having these Saudi kids die is, indeed, tragic: but no less tragic than the consistent assassinations of Yemenite children, women, and medically fragile elderly that Saudi bombers are doing in Yemen every day.

Aug 29 10:27

Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn: Obama, Hillary Ignored Intelligence They Did Not Like About Middle East, Only Wanted ‘Happy Talk’

— Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who served for more than two years as the director of President Barack Obama’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), leveled explosive charges against the President and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an exclusive hour-long interview with Breitbart News Daily on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised about this?!?

The Obama/Clinton foreign policy has been an epic fail, generated by people who cannot handle the truth, and just don't want anything which deviates from their perceptions of how things are going, geopolitically.

Aug 29 09:31

60 DEAD IN YEMENI SUICIDE BOMBING, ISIS TAKES RESPONSIBILITY

At least sixty people have been killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a southern Yemeni militia compound in the town of Aden, a spokesman for security services told AFP. The Islamic State terror group has taken responsibility for the attack.
Sky News Arabia also reports that some 60 people have been killed, citing local medics. At least 60 others were wounded in the explosion, a spokesperson for the medical charity group Doctors Without Borders added, as cited by Reuters. He put the death toll at 45.

A suicide bomber reportedly drove a car into a building being used by the Popular Resistance, a local militia supporting Sunni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is now in exile, witnesses told Reuters.

The explosion took place in front of “Sanafir” school in the Muammar Gaddafi neighborhood in the north of the city, which is named in honor of the former Libyan leader, AFP reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The degree to which the Yemenite people continue to suffer, is absolutely, monstrously savage, and the United States government is primarily to blame for this tragedy.

That the government of the country I loved greatly can now be characterised by the statement "The US Government: a Proud Sponsor of War Crimes!!" makes me very sad, indeed.

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