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Nov 28 15:53

Zhirinovsky: No gas, nuclear power plant and Russian tourists for Turkey anymore!



Nov 28 15:45

TOON OF THE HOUR ~~ ERDOGAN’S CROCODILE TEARS

Nov 28 15:21

Reign of “absurdiocy”: Terrorism and the Western and Israeli responses

Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders.

Nov 28 13:07

This Land is Mine

Nov 28 12:28

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH ~~ ‘ISRAEL COULD BECOME AN APARTHEID STATE’

It already is one …. but the following is a good warning nevertheless

South Africa’s last white president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Frederik Willem de Klerk urges Israelis not to follow the same path as his own country, because that could would lead to the abyss.

Nov 28 11:43

SOLD OUT=> Lines Form FIVE BLOCKS LONG to See Donald Trump in Sarasota (Photos)

Gateway Pundit reporter Kristinn Taylor is standing in line outside the event. Kristinn says one line is three blocks long and the other line to the arena is five blocks long.

Nov 28 11:43

Russia imposes sanctions on Turkey over downed plane

Russia has announced that it will impose import sanctions on Turkey and cancel major investment projects as the spat between the two countries over the downed Su-24 fighter jet continues.



Nov 28 11:35

The Strange Death of Vincent Foster - A review

After having revealed so much about this truly shocking criminal episode in the Bill Clinton’s administration, Ruddy seems now to have gone back on it all and joined the Bill and Hillary Clinton political camp. It is the sort of move that might have embarrassed even Benedict Arnold. I write about it in “Double Agent Ruddy Reaching for Media Pinnacle.” For the very latest on the subject go to the updated fbicover-up.com web site, particularly the page entitled “Who Is Christopher Ruddy?”

Nov 28 11:31

Russia strikes another Turkish weapons supply convoy to Syria.

Nov 28 11:31

BS ALERT! All Planned Parenthood Shooting Tactical Traffic In The Clear?!?

Nov 28 11:26

?S?S militants chatting with turkish border guards



Nov 28 11:10

Russia ready to coordinate steps to block Turkish-Syrian border — FM

Russia is ready to coordinate practical steps to block the Turkish-Syrian border in cooperation with Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
Lavrov recalled that French President Francois Hollande earlier voiced the proposal to adopt specific measures to block the Turkish-Syrian border.
"We actively support that. We are open for coordination of practical steps, certainly, in interaction with the Syrian government," he said. "We are convinced that by blocking the border we will in many respects solve the tasks to eradicate terrorism on Syrian soil."
"We hope that initiative by President Hollande will be implemented within the framework of our joint work, including in the Group of Support for Syria," the minister said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Russia will now effectively block the transport of ISIS oil into Turkey.

Also, reported yesterday at tass.ru/en:

US Secretary of State John Kerry should check out reports on the involvement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Friday. "I’d like to mention rumors that Erdogan’s son could be involved in illegal oil trade with the IS, although there are no proofs. If I was in Kerry’s place, I’d make an attempt to shed light on these reports," Muallem said commenting on Kerry’s statements that Damascus was buying oil from terrorists.

Syrian Foreign Minister Muallem is being way too kind here. As reported today at zerohedge.com:

Over the course of the last four or so weeks, the media has paid quite a bit of attention to Islamic State’s lucrative trade in “stolen” crude. On November 16, in a highly publicized effort, US warplanes destroyed 116 ISIS oil trucks in Syria. 45 minutes prior, leaflets were dropped advising drivers (who Washington is absolutely sure are not ISIS members themselves) to “get out of [their] trucks and run away.” The peculiar thing about the US strikes is that it took The Pentagon nearly 14 months to figure out that the most effective way to cripple Islamic State’s oil trade is to bomb... the oil. Prior to November, the US “strategy” revolved around bombing the group’s oil infrastructure. As it turns out, that strategy was minimally effective at best and it’s not entirely clear that an effort was made to inform The White House, Congress, and/or the public about just how little damage the airstrikes were actually inflicting. There are two possible explanations as to why Centcom may have sought to make it sound as though the campaign was going better than it actually was, i) national intelligence director James Clapper pulled a Dick Cheney and pressured Maj. Gen. Steven Grove into delivering upbeat assessments, or ii) The Pentagon and the CIA were content with ineffectual bombing runs because intelligence officials were keen on keeping Islamic State’s oil revenue flowing so the group could continue to operate as a major destabilizing element vis-a-vis the Assad regime. Ultimately, Russia cried foul at the perceived ease with which ISIS transported its illegal oil and once it became clear that Moscow was set to hit the group’s oil convoys, the US was left with virtually no choice but to go along for the ride. Washington’s warplanes destroyed another 280 trucks earlier this week. Russia claims to have vaporized more than 1,000 transport vehicles in November. Of course the most intriguing questions when it comes to Islamic State’s $400 million+ per year oil business, are: where does this oil end up and who is facilitating delivery? In an effort to begin answering those questions we wrote: The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President Turkey's role in facilitating the sale of Islamic State oil has been the subject of some debate for quite a while. From "NATO is harbouring the Islamic State: Why France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks", by Nafeez Ahmed: "Turkey has played a key role in facilitating the life-blood of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the country. Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million—that was over a year ago. By now, this implies that Turkey has facilitated over $1 billion worth of black market ISIS oil sales to date."

Nov 28 10:59

Russia adds yuan as currency reserve

The Central Bank of Russia has included the Chinese yuan in its reserve currency basket, TASS reports. The move is expected to boost the yuan’s presence in the Russian financial market.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One could almost sense this coming, after the US renewed economic sanctions against Russia, completely out of spite.



Nov 28 10:35

Syrian Army Fired Upon by Mortars From Turkish Territory - Spokesman

Turkey fired a number of mortar bombs toward Syrian army positions, the Syrian army spokesman said Saturday.

"Last night, there was intense mortar fire on Syrian government forces' positions fire from the Mount Jebel Aqra area, which is on the Turkish side," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said during a press briefing.

"Commander-in-chief of the Syrian Arab Army [President Bashar Assad] warns of the dangers of such behavior," the spokesman added.

The Syrian general also accused Turkey of increasing arms supplies to Syrian rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this report is true, Turkey has just declared war on Syria.

Russia, at this point, cannot, and most probably will not, allow this attack to stand without some measure of response.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:


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Nov 28 10:32

Obama Knows That Turkey Is Buying Oil From ISIS And He Isn’t Doing Anything To Stop It

At this point, is there anyone that still doesn’t know that ISIS is selling hundreds of millions of dollars of stolen oil in Turkey?
As you will see below, this is very much an open secret, but the mainstream media in the United States is being strangely silent about this. Why? Well, because if the truth came out Turkey would have to be kicked out of NATO and Barack Obama would probably be facing impeachment proceedings. He claims to be fighting ISIS, and yet an endless parade of trucks carrying oil that ISIS has stolen goes back and forth over the Turkish border with his full knowledge and approval. Barack Obama is very much aware that Turkey is buying oil from ISIS and he refuses to do anything about it. If the Republicans are looking for a scandal which could completely wreck Obama’s presidency and essentially secure the 2016 election for them, this is it.

Do you want to know why the Turkish government ordered the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday?

Nov 28 10:18

"On The Cusp Of A Staggering Default Wave": Energy Intelligence Issues Apocalyptic Warning For The Energy Sector

The Energy Intelligence news and analysis creator and aggregator is not one to haphazardly throw around hyperbolic claims and forecasts. So when it gets downright apocalyptic, as it did this week in a report titled "Is Debt Bomb About to Blow Up US Shale?", people listen... and if they are still long energy junk bonds, they panic.

The summary:

"The US E&P sector could be on the cusp of massive defaults and bankruptcies so staggering they pose a serious threat to the US economy. Without higher oil and gas prices -- which few experts foresee in the near future -- an over-leveraged, under-hedged US E&P industry faces a truly grim 2016. How bad could things get?"
The full report by Paul Merolli, a senior editor and correspondent at Energy Intelligence:

Debt Bomb Ticking for US Shale

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps this is at least one of the factors driving those in the bowels of power in DC to push for a major, and global war; that would most probably lift energy prices out of the doldrums.

Of course, such a war will come at severe expense to human life, but hey, to people who think like this, the rest of us - and those they fully intend to bomb to smithereens - are totally expendable.

Nov 28 10:08

US-Turkey Edging Up to Syrian Border

By Tony Cartalucci

In the most open admission yet that NATO-member Turkey has been allowing a torrent of supplies, weapons, fighters, and equipment to flow across its borders with impunity and into the hands of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), the US has urged Ankara to seal the remaining 100 km border region yet to be closed by Syrian and Kurdish forces...


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Nov 28 10:07

PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KILLED IN ATTACK IN TURKEY

A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said.

Tahir Elci was shot while he and other lawyers were making a press statement. Two policemen and a journalist were also injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most likely, this was an assassination, courtesy of the Turkish government.

Nov 28 10:02

Crypto 102

Published on Nov 27, 2015

Crypto 102 - How To Make A Secret - Warning you could be shot for doing this exercise

Nov 28 09:57

Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan As Government Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Help Fight "Terrorists"

Late last month in “Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow,” we noted, with some amusement, that Kabul was set to request a weapons delivery from Russia to aid in the fight against the Taliban. “Afghanistan, battered by worsening security, is reaching out to an old ally and patron—Russia—just as the Kremlin is seeking to reassert its position as a heavyweight on the world stage,” WSJ reported, on the way to detailing a request from President Ashraf Ghani who “asked Moscow for artillery, small arms and Mi-35 helicopter gunships for his country’s struggling military.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How painfully ironic it is that 14 years after the US/NATO-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Afghanistan is turning to Russia for help in combating the Taliban!!

Nov 28 09:50

86 minutes of surveillance footage from Laquan McDonald's shooting went missing after cops demanded to see it

As the shocking video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is played worldwide, other footage from the scene that night has gone missing.

Nov 28 09:46

War Returns to Ukraine

Whilst all eyes are on Syria there has been a steady deterioration of the situation in Ukraine.

In violation of the ceasefire shelling of the territories of the two people’s republics has resumed, and the OSCE has confirmed that the Ukrainian military has moved heavy weapons back to the contact line.

The Ukrainians meanwhile have extended their ban of commercial flights to and from Russia by banning also transit flights.

Ukraine has placed Crimea under food blockade. To the intense embarrassment of its Western backers (see this editorial in the Financial Times, headlined “Kiev should act to end the blockade of Crimea”) it has enlarged this to an energy blockade.

Ukraine claims the power lines to Crimea were destroyed by Crimean Tatar “activists” backed by Right Sector.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation is about to get very ugly, and very quickly.

Nov 28 09:37

Erdogan's Mistake: Russia May Now Initiate Own 'No-Fly Zone' Over Syria

President Erdogan's mistake in shooting down the Russian Su-24 bomber 'has waived the green light' for Russia to initiate a 'no-fly zone' by deploying additional fighter power and air defense systems in Syria, US columnist Jim W. Dean notes.

The US-led coalition's recent provocation against the Russo-Syrian counter terrorism campaign has "put nothing but torpedoes into its own sinking international credibility," according to US columnist and managing editor for Veterans Today Jim W. Dean.

Dean stresses that the destruction of the ISIL oil tanker fleet, which NATO had been "somehow" unable to detect for over a year, has predictably prompted outrage from those who have long been benefitting from the illicit oil trade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Russian leadership decides to do this, you can almost bet on direct military conflict with the US and the UK.

Nov 28 09:27

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen

Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen’s brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned.

Advisers to Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, have stepped up legal warnings that the sale of specialist missiles to the Saudis, deployed throughout nine months of almost daily bombing raids in west Yemen against Houthi rebels, may breach international humanitarian law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question is, if the UK is successfully convicted of war crimes, who, please, goes to jail?!?

Because unless, and until the politicians who have decided enabling Saudi Arabia's military in hitting civilian targets in Yemen is "a good thing" are cooling their collective heels in the slammer, such a prosecution is merely sound and fury, signifying...nothing.

Nov 28 09:10

FBI warned of Planned Parenthood attacks months ago

Late Friday, the New York City Police Department announced it was sending critical response vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the city as a precaution after the Colorado Springs attack.

Nov 28 09:07

Paris attackers used real names, real IDs, and unencrypted, simple messaging to make plans.

Three days before the attacks that ripped through Paris, Djazira Boulanger handed the keys to her row house, across the street from a kindergarten, to a guest who had booked it over the website Homelidays.com. His name was Brahim Abdeslam.

Nov 28 08:59

David Cameron has enough Tory votes for Syria air strikes

Tories sceptical about military action in Syria have now changed their minds meaning that Mr Cameron has enough votes for military action without having to reply on Labour.

David Cameron now has the Parliamentary numbers required to allow him to send British warplanes to bomb targets in Syria as senior sources said that the vote will be held on Thursday.

Downing Street is said to be confident that a motion to bomb Isil jihadists in Syria will pass in a vote in Parliament.

The Tories had previously been concerned that Conservative rebels could defeat plans for a military intervention in Syria if Labour decided to oppose Mr Cameron’s plans for actions.

In 2013, 30 Conservative rebels humiliated the Prime Minister by joining with Labour to block his plans to bomb Syrian targets.
However, in recent days, dozens of those Tory rebels have made clear that they will now support the Government position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Cameron, the world understands that your country's airstrikes will wind up being more symbol than substance, in light of the fact that Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the rebels (which the UK has not), is doing a brilliant job of this.

But what the air strikes will do is put British troops into a crowded proximity with Russian fighter jets, raising the probability that there will be military conflict between the UK and Russia.

That probability is playing itself out with US sorties against Syrian rebels as I type this.

I would like to politely point out that no thinking American I know wants a war with Russia over Syria; I would tend to believe that no thinking Brit wants this as well.

I am watching the ongoing demonisation of Russia, courtesy of the corporate whorespondents, and believe I am justifiably alarmed at what I see is an over-the-top attempt to "sell" a war with Russia to the American people; thankfully, it does not appear that they are "buying" this, and I hope that thinking citizens in the UK are not buying it either.

What the Russian government is telling the world (and the west) by its actions here is that the era of Western regime change is over, period; end of discussion.

And the reason Syria is such a complete mess is courtesy of the US, and the West, sending in, training, and supplying allegedly "moderate Islamic rebels (of which there are none) to destabilize and unseat al Assad.

The air strikes you are planning, like those the US military are doing, are nothing short of an act of war against Syria (and by extension, Russia).

I would seriously, and respectfully, encourage you to re-think your strategy here. The cold, hard, and sober truth of the business is that neither the US, nor the UK, has the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.



Nov 28 08:55

Planned Parenthood shooting agenda already set in stone

Before the name of the Colorado Springs shooter is released, before the final report is in on how many victims there are, before we know any of the facts and lies, the after-agenda is already set:

Take away the guns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If only the people at Planned Parenthood had been armed!

Nov 28 08:53

The Building 7 “Cold Case” Crime is Not Going Away

Dr. Hulsey – a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the Chair of UAF’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – with his team of Ph.D. research assistants have begun a two-year modeling study of WTC 7. They’ll use sophisticated computer models and will evaluate the probability of various hypothetical causes of WTC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us not get distracted with endless analysis of minutia. We know the government lied to us. We all agree on that. Let us now decide what we shall do with a government that lies to us.

Nov 28 08:52

Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast

Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said.

Radioactivity wasn't detected after the Oct. 18 blast and fire, and no injuries were reported, Nevada Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill said this week.

Nov 28 08:51

The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel

IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

It is then most frequently transported from Turkey to Israel, via knowing or unknowing middlemen, according to al-Araby’s investigation.

The Islamic State group has told al-Araby that it did not intentionally sell oil to Israel, blaming agents along the route to international markets.

Nov 28 08:50

Stumbling to War With Russia?

Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned — in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW missile. A Russian marine was killed.

“A stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists,” said Vladimir Putin of the first downing of a Russian warplane by a NATO nation in half a century. Putin has a point, as the Russians are bombing rebels in northwest Syria, some of which are linked to al-Qaida.

Nov 28 08:49

Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California

A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley and for homeless people in urban centers, even as skiers and snowboarders took advantage of snowy slopes.

Nov 28 08:37

AN OPEN LETTER TO GLENN GREENWALD

Glenn

I am a long admirer of your work, in particular your willingness to report stories unfavorable to government and your thoroughness in researching your stories. For that reason, I was rather taken aback by your reckless tweet "Trump's 'Arabs-cheered' lie extra-creepy b/c anti-Semites have long told same lie about Jews to blame 9/11 on Israel", which you then link to an article at my website "The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11."

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Nov 28 08:37

Goose, Gander, Kettle, Black: Jewish Newspaper Exposed "Glenn Greenwalds Anti-Semitism" In 2013!

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Reporter Glenn Greenwald recently insinuated that Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com was a "lying anti-Semite" for simply posting documented, historical facts about the dancing, cheering Israelis who were arrested by New Jersey Police on 9/11/2001. But it turns out that this old canard has been used against Greenwald himself, by a prestigious Jewish Newspaper!

Nov 28 08:35

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 28, 2015]

Nov 28 08:35

‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from warped ideology, let alone funding by fossil-fuel firms, but from solid data and analysis.

Some consider her a heretic. According to Professor Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, a vociferous advocate of extreme measures to prevent a climatic Armageddon, she is ‘anti-science’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Science is not supposed to operate like a religion.

Nov 28 08:35

Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws

At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned.

One legal adviser to the activists said many officers raided his Paris apartment and occupied three floors and a staircase in his block.

French authorities did not respond to requests for comment but lawyers said that the warrants were issued under state of emergency laws, imposed after the terror attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month.

Nov 28 08:32

Hitler and the Jews (must watch)

In this hilarious Israeli TV comic episode (The Jews Are Coming) , young Adolf Hitler meets three Jewish art masters at the Vienna's Art Academy’s entry exams. The young Austrian artist is mocked and abused. Seemingly, the Israeli comedy ascribes Hitler’s Jew-hatred to the Jewish master (Weiss) who humiliates the young artist. The Jew master then send Hitler home to make hatred into a form of art.

This comic episode may suggest that within the Israeli universe, Hitler and Jew hatred should be considered a Jewish product...

Nov 28 08:31

Israelis not Muslims were arrested in U.S. after 'celebrating' 9/11

The trouble is, claims of Muslim Americans—or just about anyone—celebrating on 9/11 are little more than urban legends. John J. Farmer Jr, who at the time was the top law enforcement official in New Jersey, ordered an immediate investigation of claims of Muslims dancing in the streets and on rooftops in Jersey City and Paterson, NJ.

“We followed up on that report instantly because of its implications,” Farmer told the New York Times. “The word came back quickly from Jersey City, later from Paterson. False report. Never happened.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have been thinking about Glenn Greenwald's reckless smearing of anyone who reports on the arrested "Dancing Israelis" as an "anti-Semite", and frankly it has caused me to reconsider the legitimacy of his whole Edward Snowden story. Glenn has revealed himself to be a propagandist; why think that is confined only to 9-11?

Coupled with the NSA's inability to find real terrorists or criminals, nor even to crack the code challenge, I am leaning more and more to the view that the claim that the NSA spies on us all is a huge bluff to scare us all into silence.

Thank goodness it didn't work!

Nov 28 08:26

TURKEY ARRESTS JOURNALISTS WHO EXPOSED ERDOGAN'S WEAPONS SMUGGLING TO EXTREMIST SYRIAN REBELS

One of Turkish president Recep Erdogan's key contentions in the ongoing diplomatic spat with Russia is that everything that Russia has accused Turkey of doing, from funding the Islamic State's oil purchases, to providing weapons for Syrian "rebels" intent on eradicating the Assad regime, is unfounded slander without a shred of evidence.

Here is the problem: evidence does exist, as we showed two days ago, when we presented the role Erdogan's son Bilal has played in ISIS oil transit, and not only that but also proof that Turkey has been smuggling weapons to Syria as the editor and a reporter from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper showed some time ago.

And in order to eradicate the evidence against him, yesterday Erdogan did what every dictator does when feeling threatened: he had the editor and his reported detained, jailed and accused of espionage precisely over the controversial story about an alleged arms shipment from Turkish intelligence to Syrian rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Recep Edrogan: punishing the messengers is absolutely , completely uncool, sir; in the immortal words of my late grandmother: "The horse is already out of the barn!"

Now, what you have to deal with are the consequences, both domestically, and internationally, of the truth coming out, which are going to be deeply embarrassing.

Nov 28 08:22

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.
Four fathers!?!??

Nov 28 08:22

DHS'S EVERYONES A TERRORIST APP. COMES TO NEW YORK

DHS's spying app. is new to New York but it's been around since 2008. DHS's spying app. is currently being used in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

"The free app is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism..."

Click here to read how law enforcement is creating SAR reports on our social, political and religious views.

Ironically both Apple and Google both known government collaborators are offering the spying app for free on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

But what you're not being told is who created the app? An FBI/DHS front company called My Mobile Witness (MMW) created the app.

MMW is tied at the hip to DHS and the FBI, in fact they even have a former FBI manager working for them! Former FBI manager Ronald Knight works as MMW's "law enforcement advisor".

MMW has been working with law enforcement to spy on Americans since 2008:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that this government is completely terrified of its citizenry, because we no longer can believe anything the government tells us.

Nov 28 08:20

42 FALSE-FLAG ATTACKS OFFICIALY ADMITTED TO

Mirrored from Washington's Blog (due to their server being swamped)
Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

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Nov 28 08:20

Ex-Mossad Agent: Israel Uses ‘False Flag’ in Most Operations to Avoid Suspicion in Arab States

Israel’s Mossad has regularly faked Australian passports for its spies, an ex-agent said on Thursday, as anger grew over the use of foreign travel documents for an alleged assassination.

Former Mossad case officer Victor Ostrovsky told ABC public radio that the spy agency had used Australian passports for previous operations before last month’s assassination of a top Hamas commander in Dubai that has been blamed on Israel.

He said agents had little trouble passing themselves off as Australians as few people in the Middle East have much knowledge about the country.

“Consider the fact that Australians speak English and it’s an easy cover to take, very few people know very much about Australia,” he said.

“You can tell whatever stories you want. It doesn’t take much of an accent to be an Australian or New Zealander, or an Englishman for that matter.

“And I know people had been under Australian cover not once (but) quite a few times. So why not use it (again)?”

Nov 28 08:19

Israel’s Use of False Flags in Global Terrorism

Those who believe that Israel is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria—hiding behind a “false flag” designed to implicate the Syrian government—have very good reason to believe in such a scenario.

In fact, as my book, Final Judgment, which documents the role of Israel’s Mossad in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, first pointed out at far back as 1994, the use of “false flags” by Israel’s Mossad to cover up its role in worldwide assassination conspiracies and other criminal activity had been utilized time and again: “Arabs,” “radical Muslims,” “the Mafia,” “right-wing extremists,” and even environmentalists, among others, have repeatedly taken the fall for crimes committed by the Mossad or carried out under its coordination.

The use of “false flag” operations by Israel and its Mossad has been documented repeatedly since the Jewish State first came into being.

Nov 28 08:18

A History Of Mossad Black Ops And False Flags

A Brief history of Mossad Black Ops and False Flags, Mossad: a shell organization for Jewish/Israeli terrorism all over the world. False Flags: Committing an atrocious act, and blaming another party or nation for it. The point is to turn public opinion against an entity, and have someone else fight your battles for you.

Lusitania Churchill, who was 1/2 Jewish, leaked intelligence to Germany that Lusitania carried munitions, and then it was sent it in a U-boat infested area. The ship was supposedly torpedoed, and a massive bomb exploded, killing 1200. This set the stage for Wilson to bring the USA into WW2, at a later date.

Kristallnacht When government officials were away, Jewish-paid thugs went on a rampage in Berlin and some border towns. Nazis were blamed, and world opinion favored Jews

Nov 28 08:17

BANK CRIMES PAY: UNDER THE THUMB OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MAFIOCRACY

On Nov. 13, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced it was charging 10 individual bankers, working for two separate banks, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, with fraud over their rigging of the Euribor rates. The latest announcement shines the spotlight once again on the scandals and criminal behavior that have come to define the world of global banking.

To date, only a handful of the world’s largest banks have been repeatedly investigated, charged, fined or settled in relation to a succession of large financial scams, starting with mortgage fraud and the Libor scandal in 2012, the Euribor scandal and the Forex (foreign exchange) rate rigging. At the heart of these scandals, which involve the manipulation of interest rates on trillions of dollars in transactions, lie a handful of banks that collectively form a cartel in control of global financial markets – and the source of worldwide economic and financial crises.

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And yet, it appears that none of these people will spend a second in jail, which is precisely where they belong!!

Nov 28 08:17

WHAT IF ISRAEL IS BEHIND THE TERRORISTS?

Just for a moment, I want you to consider the possibility that maybe 99% of the terrorists in the world are manufactured fakes, a bloody theater to serve the interests not of fringe groups, but of entire nation-states?

Now before you laugh and head off to get a coffee, just stop and think for a moment. Would any real group of oppressed people needing the support of world opinion to affect change intentionally set out to commit such an horrific atrocity that it destroys that very support?

Would George Washington and the boys have bombed colonial schools as part of their fight against the British? Of course not.Such an act would have destroyed the popular support Washington needed to win the revolution. Yet the corporate media keeps insisting that the bombings that kill innocent civilians "simply must be" the work of HAMAS, or Al Qaeda, or whoever else the designated enemy opposing occupation and invasion happens to be.

Nov 28 08:12

Russian Su-24M Jet Downing: Protests In Greece, Bulgaria Against Turkey

The capital cities of Greece and Bulgaria witnessed demonstrations Thursday as hundreds poured out on to the streets to protest Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane earlier this week, according to reports.

Demonstrators in Athens burned Turkish and U.S. flags, and demanded that Greece pull out of NATO. Protesters gathered at Syntagma Square and marched toward the Turkish embassy but were stopped by police, Ria Novosti news agency reported. An additional police force was deployed at the embassy.

Nov 28 08:11

Will Erdo?an end up destroying the Muslim Brotherhood?

I want to examine the story of this failure we see unfolding in light of Ankara's relations with the Muslim Brotherhood (Ihvan) in the Middle East. As I have noted many times before, the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) fatal mistake in Syria was to pursue and encourage regime change in Damascus via external military intervention. In order for such an enterprise to actually work, there needed to have been an effective domestic opposition in Syria, as well as a certain level of international agreement regarding the goals at hand. But neither of these factors was in place in Syria.

Nov 28 08:10

US-led coalition targets water pumping stations in Aleppo

The US-led international coalition, allegedly fighting ISIS, targeted Thursday water pumping stations in al-Khafseh area, east of Aleppo, causing them to go out of service.

A source at Aleppo Governorate told SANA reporter that Aleppo Water Establishment will immediately start the necessary maintenance measures to fix the damaged pumping stations so as to operate them again as quickly as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bombing civilian water supplies constitutes a war crime, and will only accelerate the flow of thirsty Syrians headed for places with plenty of water ... like California!

Nov 28 08:07

US war against Daesh terrorists in Syria 'an illusion': Analyst

“In order to maintain this illusion that the United States has been an honest player in all of this, she’s making these noises, telling the Turks that they have to strengthen their border with additional men and material in order to prevent these terrorists from crossing back and forth,” Glenn said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

The proposed deployment of Turkish forces could be a US project to prepare Turkey to invade Syria and undermine the Russian military campaign against terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government, Glenn noted.

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Nov 28 08:01

Bar Association head of Turkey's Diyarbak?r, one police killed by gun shot

Tahir Elçi, the head of the Bar Association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbak?r, was killed in a gun attack following a press meeting, as one policeman was also killed in a clash.

Interor Minister Efkan Ala said in a press meeting that attackers shot at security forces from a car after the press meeting, killing one policeman.

One policeman was heavily wounded in the attack, as Elçi, who was at the scene, was killed during the clash, Ala said.

Four inspectors were appointed to enlighten the incident, Ala said.

Nov 28 07:59

Chicago protesters disrupt Black Friday to demand justice for Laquan McDonald

Activists are marching throughout Chicago on Friday to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year and the subsequent attempted cover-up of his death by city officials.

Nov 28 07:56

0 Syrian Refugees Accepted by Persian Gulf Muslim States

While the United States and Europe argue over how many Syrian refugees to allow in, the richest Persian Gulf states have accepted exactly zero.

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Israel will not accept refugees. In fact they are building another wall to keep them out.

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Nov 28 07:44

Reckless Turkey

And now for the consequences: In the wake of Turkey’s intentional downing of a Russian military aircraft over Syrian airspace, the Russia-Turkey relationship is in steep decline. Ankara says it merely acted in self-defense, but it appears to be protecting Islamic State.

Nov 28 07:43

Calais Trucker’s Close Brush With Death as Migrants Hurl WOODEN STAKE Through Cab Window

A Czech truck driver passing through Calais has narrowly avoided being killed by migrants when they hurled a long wooden stake through the window of his cab before mobbing his vehicle. The driver was able to speed away, but police at the port said they were unable to offer assistance as he was not hurt during the attack.

Nov 28 07:43

Ukrainian oligarchy split over economic "reform," awaits arrival of Joe Biden

In early November, 2015 an IMF mission was supposed to visit Ukraine. The mission had already planned its work. There were no signs of surprises. But, right up before that moment, a group of deputies from the pro-presidential block didn’t go forth with the initiative of taxation reform which would have left no stone unturned in the plan to slowly strangle the Ukrainian economy with Western credits.

Nov 28 07:42

Anyone but US! Biden blames allies for ISIS rise

Nov 28 07:40

NATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise

As the situation in Syria heats up on the heels of the Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet, the situation in Ukraine is doing the same as the Western-backed fascist Kiev regime is once again poking the Russian bear, presumably at the behest of the NATO powers.

After “mysterious” blasts that took place in the Kherson region of Ukraine over the weekend leaving nearly two million citizens without power in the recently annexed Russian territory, the Ukrainian government is now officially halting aid shipments as “activists” inside Crimea are blocking the repair of the power lines.

Nov 28 07:40

Over 7,500 Brits to Protest Proposed Syria Airstrikes on Saturday

Over 7,500 Brits have signed up to protest Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to launch airstrikes in Syria outside his official residence on Saturday, the rally’s organizers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." -- Leading Nazi leader, Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials before he was sentenced to death

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Nov 28 07:08

Putin accuses Obama of leaking flight details to Turkey after Russia releases video of S-400 SAM deployment in Syria

As reported two days ago, one of the first decisions a very angry Russia took in the aftermath of the shooting down of its Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 was to dispatch a Moskva guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Syria to provide air cover for its jets operating near Latakia, as well as send an unknown number of ultramodern S-400 (or SA-21 Growler in NATO designation)

Nov 28 06:24

Netherlands to double places for asylum-seekers

***As Europe grapples with its biggest flow of migrants since World War II, the Dutch government is also freeing up a further 350 million euros ($370 million) for this year to help it meet the challenge.

An additional 42,500 spaces will be created for new asylum-seekers arriving in the country, of which 10,000 will only be available for three to six months.

“Given how many people are coming, it is inevitable that it will only be a modest welcome,” Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters Friday.

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 28 05:30

Jeb Bush To Obama: 'Unleash The Military' On ISIS

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was critical of Barack Obama's approach to ISIS and offered some advice.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants President Barack Obama to "unleash the military" on ISIS in an effort to defeat them.

(*No wonder he's floundering in the polls .)

Nov 28 04:45

War Returns to Ukraine

Whilst all eyes are on Syria there has been a steady deterioration of the situation in Ukraine. In violation of the ceasefire shelling of the territories of the two people’s republics has resumed, and the OSCE has confirmed that the Ukrainian military has moved heavy weapons back to the contact line. The Ukrainians meanwhile have extended their ban of commercial flights to and from Russia by banning also transit flights. Ukraine has placed Crimea under food blockade. To the intense embarrassment of its Western backers (see this editorial in the Financial Times, headlined “Kiev should act to end the blockade of Crimea”) it has enlarged this to an energy blockade. Contrast this silence with the furious - and wrong - accusations regularly made in the West against Russia for its supposed use of energy as a political weapon. All of this is happening to a drumbeat of demands in the Ukrainian media for the country to renounce the Minsk II agreement...

Nov 28 03:59

Video: France Has Been Arming Syrian Jihadists since 2011

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on TeleSur (Nov. 18, 2015) to discuss the Paris terrorist attack and its consequences for French foreign policy. Draitser explains that French intelligence has been working with terrorists in Syria, and that important questions about that collaboration should factor into the discussion of the terror attacks. He also notes that France faces very important foreign policy questions vis-à-vis cooperation with US or Russia in Syria.

Nov 28 03:56

The Accomplices Have Their Backs Against the Wall

NATO is extremely nervous, because it knows that the truth about the relationship of NATO-member Turkey to the Islamist terror group (IS) will come to light if there is a Russian victory in Syria. If the refugees are able to return, Erdogan won’t have them as a pawn to extort money [from the EU]. It’s clear who’s interested in an escalation of the conflict. The reaction of the Western alliance on the shooting down of a Russian bomber show that NATO is very nervous. It’s on the verge of losing control of Russia in Syria...

Nov 28 03:53

Putin Declares US, Turkey Guilty of Cooperating With Terrorists

“Look, we informed our American partners in advance when our pilots were going into action and where, in what air corridors. The American side, which leads the coalition, to which Turkey is also a party, knew about the location and time of our operation. And this is precisely where we were hit... We assume that this won’t happen again. Otherwise, we don’t need such teamwork with anyone, with any coalition or any countries...
Anyway, this is Turkey’s choice, not ours".

Nov 28 00:54

Decoding the Paris Attacks: ISIS Blowback or French-Israeli False Flag?

The truth is that President Hollande is a cynical charlatan who is conning his own population with audacious lies, and is, like his criminal counterparts in Brussels, London, Ottawa, Sydney and Washington, using staged terror to expedite the Zionist-Globalist agenda, of which he is a loyal servant.

November 27, 2015

Nov 27 22:40

Hürriyet columnist faces up to five years in prison for ‘insulting’ President Erdo?an

Daily Hürriyet columnist and former editor-in-chief Ertu?rul Özkök faces up to five years and four months in prison for “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in an opinion piece published on Sept. 3.

In an op-ed entitled “Listen, grand man” written after the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian Kurdish refugee whose body washed ashore a Turkish beach, Özkök slammed Middle Eastern actors for turning the region into “the most brutal land in the world.”

Although Özkök did not mention anyone specifically, the article referred to a “dictator” who thought the country was the “property of his father.”

Nov 27 22:35

Experts: Turkey might be tried for financing ISIL, arms trafficking

Russia's pledge to take the issue of Turkey's alleged financing of terrorist factions within Syria -- such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) -- to the United Nations after Turkey recently shot down its jet, has stirred speculation that Turkey could be tried in international courts.

Nov 27 22:29

Arrest of Turkish journalists over Syria trucks news sparks outrage

Looks like the Turkish people have had it with Erdogan. Coup or Civil war ahead...... or worse.

Domestic and international press institutions and political figures have condemned the Nov. 26 arrest of daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül for their news report on Syria-bound intelligence trucks.

Turkey’s left-wing opposition has strongly condemned the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of assisting terrorists, with the leaders of both the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arguing the “unlawful” decision was personally imposed by President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

Nov 27 22:05

Flashback: Zionists call the shots in the Anglican Church

The archbishop’s website joyfully reported how he hobnobbed with the Chief Rabbinate, paid his respects to Yad Vashem and the holocaust, and talked with the president of Israel – the latter no doubt sniggering up his sleeve at his guest’s frustration at being prevented by Israel’s thugs from seeing what horrors they had inflicted on the Gazans.

Why did he agree to fraternize with Jewish political and religious leaders when his wish to carry out his Christian duty in Gaza was so rudely obstructed? Did Lambeth Palace not realize that meekly accepting such insults only served to legitimize the Israelis’ illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories and gave a stamp of approval to the vicious siege of Gaza, the ongoing air strikes against civilians, the persecution of Muslim and Christian communities, and the regime’s utter contempt for international law and human rights?

There was no mention of a get-together with senior Islamic figures, leaving a question-mark over Williams’s real commitment to interfaith engagement.

Nov 27 20:22

Back to Square One, Obama Says Assad Must Go

After Vienna international talks created a political transition in Syria, Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says Obama's pre-condition that Assad must go is lock in step with Turkish and Saudi interests.

Nov 27 20:10

No more 'Mr. Nice Guy': Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard

Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard.

Events unfolded very quickly after the Turkish F16 fighter jet downed a Russian SU24 bomber over the Syrian territory, close to Turkish border. The act was characterised by Russian president Vladimir Putin as “backstabbing” on the part of the Turks. Russian authorities and the public are especially enraged because of the death of one of the pilots, and even more so by the videos of one of the pilot’s body being treated with utter disrespect by the Turkmen terrorists in Northern Syria - one of the groups that is well known for being backed by Turkey......

Nov 27 20:07

US Rep. Keith Ellison Demands Transparent, Aggressive Investigation of Police Killing of Jamar Clark

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison has joined the chorus of people demanding transparency and the release of the video of the police killing of 24-year-old African-American Jamar Clark ten days ago.

Nov 27 20:03

UK to spend £5.8bn on tackling climate change in poor countries

Almost £6bn of the UK’s foreign aid budget will be spent on tackling climate change in poor countries over the next five years, David Cameron has said, as Britain steps up its contributions by 50% to help meet international targets.

The prime minister will unveil the UK’s offer at the United Nations general assembly, before crucial international climate change talks in Paris in December where nations are expected to collectively pledge $100bn (£66bn) a year by 2020.

The UK’s promise of £5.8bn between 2016 and 2021 is backloaded, so the UK will contribute the most, about £1.76bn, in the target year of 2020. The new commitment is greater than that of the 2011 to 2016 period, for which the UK offered £3.87bn in climate finance through the foreign aid budget.

Nov 27 19:51

From the Airliner to the Bomber

by Israel Shamir

"Erdogan plans to pull Turkey to the brink of war with Russia. Erdogan has given orders to shoot down Russian planes operating in Syria while claiming they have intruded into Turkish air space.”

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Nov 27 18:49

Saudi Arabia just promised to sue anyone who compares their justice system to Isis

Saudi Arabia will sue any Twitter user who compares the Kingdom’s recent decision to execute a poet to punishments handed down by Isis.

Ashraf Fayadh, a 35-year-old Palestinian poet, was sentenced to death for apostasy – renouncing one’s faith – by a court in Abha on 17 November, according to documents seen by Human Rights Watch.

Nov 27 18:48

It’s Official: Thousands More Women Donating to Bernie Sanders Than Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, the current Democratic presidential front-runner and former Secretary of State, has cast herself as the candidate for women. But according to numbers released by the campaigns, Bernie Sanders’ campaign boasts 70,000 more women donors than the well-heeled Clinton machine.

Nov 27 18:40

Eyewitness Recalls Shooting by Alleged White Supremacist at Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest

Nearly a thousand Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota Tuesday after alleged white supremacists opened fire on a demonstration the night before, injuring five people. Police have now arrested three people in connection with the mass shooting, which took place at a protest outside a police precinct.

Nov 27 18:17

EXCLUSIVE – Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart.

Nov 27 17:53

Obama’s War on Truth

The four USAF military drone operators who recently blew the whistle and exposed the callousness and complete lack of concern for civilian casualties of the US drone assassination programme, (and received very little mainstream media exposure), yesterday found their bank accounts and credit cards all blocked by the US government. The effects of that on daily life are devastating. My source is their lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, through the Sam Adams Associates (of which we are both members).

No criminal charges have been brought against any of the men, despite numerous written threats of prosecution. Their finances appear to have been frozen by executive action under anti-terrorist legislation. This is yet a further glaring example of the use of “anti-terror” powers against people who are not remotely terrorist.

Nov 27 17:35

Erdogan Pledges to Start War Over Russian Anti-aircraft System in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN International his country will consider it an act of aggression if Russia takes down a Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.

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The man has gone stark raving mad!

Nov 27 16:52

Spending review hands the Queen a 7% pay rise despite cutting billions in public money

George Osborne has handed the Queen a whopping 7% pay rise despite cutting billions of public money in his spending review .

A tiny detail buried on page 120 of the Autumn Statement confirmed Her Majesty will get £42.9m next year - up from £40.1m.

The massive rise came thanks to bumper profits from the Crown Estate, which owns 350,000 acres of land across Britain .

It also owns a sprawl of London's plush West End including Regent Street, where rents have exploded since the financial crisis.

Some 15% of those profits are handed to the Queen as a sovereign grant, which has shot up 19% in just three years.

Nov 27 16:22

Snow Covers Great Wall of China [PHOTO]

TEHRAN (FNA)- This November, unexpectedly early snowfalls coated Beijing and other Northern parts of China. Flights were delayed and canceled while residents had to endure the biting cold air. But the Great Wall offered tourists a breathtaking, fairy-tale-like view.

Nov 27 16:18

Obama shame and the Turkish pageboy

Yesterday's threat from Turkey to put the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh on their knees came as a sign of agony of the sitting political elite of Ankara... Barack Obama can enjoy all the consequences of Erdogan's stab in Russia's back. This is a lesson that he can learn from Vladimir Putin on how to effectively arrange sanctions against a foreign state without spending millions and millions of dollars on various projects, including Navalny and other NGOs. Obama can see how to prepare the imposition of sanctions, how to foresee results and how to put selective influence on social layers of a single state. Due to the quality of his education, Obama is not likely to understand that all. Today, his main goal is to minimize the appearance of information about Russia's sanctions against Turkey in US media. Afterwards, he will have to do the same in relation to the information about the results of those sanctions.

Nov 27 16:09

While France mourns, Hollande spews platitudes

Let us consider all three platitudes, one at a time. One's freedom like anywhere else in the West, though enshrined in the Universality of Rights, is not certain. In France, liberte is much more a function of wealth. In fact it is proportionate. The more you 'earn' the more at liberty one is to leave France after the Socialists' latest tax increase on income. The majority of French workers remain as indebted servants; just like the rest of the West. In case you were wondering, French nobles are still extant. They are even wealthier. Citizens call them Eurorats...

Nov 27 16:07

Press Digest: Moscow may exclude Turkish construction firms from Russia

According to many Russian constructors, Turkish companies have been present on the market since the 1990s and have been able to occupy leading positions. The largest among them are Enka, Renaissance Construction and Ant Yapy, which were involved in high-profile projects such as the Moscow-City business center and the reconstruction of the State Duma building. However, lately Turkish companies have barely been participating in government contracts, which currently have been going to mostly state-loyal domestic constructors...

Nov 27 16:05

Military expert: Turkish air force stalked Russian jets ‘for several days’

Russian military expert and blogger Vladislav Shurygin claims the Turkish air force had been trying to catch and destroy Russian attack aircraft “for several days.” "When our aircraft took off, the Turks immediately scrambled theirs, and at the approach of our fighter bombers to the area of the fighting, between four and six Turkish F-16s were constantly in the air," he wrote in his blog on Livejournal.com. "Several times the Turkish command moved the closest pair to the border into firing position, but recalled them as they approached it, explaining these steps by 'accompanying' foreign aircraft," he wrote, though he gave no explanation of the sources on which he was basing such conclusions. According to him, a day before the incident, Turkish fighters started locking on to Su-24s even before they approached Turkish airspace – though Shurygin did not explain where he got his information...

Nov 27 15:41

At least 4 officers, multiple civilians injured in ongoing active shooter situation at Planned Parenthood

At least nine people have been injured, including four police officers, in an ongoing active shooter situation at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon.

"This is still a very active situation," Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

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So, let's all forget about the chopping up of unborn babies and feel reeeeeeally sorry for Planned Parenthood!

Nov 27 15:39

FLASHBACK:German General: NATO Article 5 won’t apply to Turkey’s buffer zone in Syria

In an interview on “Anne Will” ARD-TV broadcast, and stating almost the same words that Davutoglu said on CNN, General Kujat said “look, that’s what Turkey wants to provoke [NATO Article 5]. Therefore it keeps saying ‘we can’t do that alone, others have to participate.’”

In face of then ISIS massacre of Kobane Kurds, he continued bluntly: “Turkey basically wants to drag NATO into this situation because the actual goal of Turkey is to neutralize Assad…ISIS’s actions and what’s happening to the Kurds are subsidiary…and it has to be clearly said that an ally who behaves like this doesn’t deserve the protection of this alliance, an ally who doesn’t intervene for protection in a such tragic situation doesn’t deserve protection himself.”

Nov 27 15:32

Military Pilots to Practice Evasive Maneuvers in Southwest North Dakota

As it is, the best clue in the sky will be the jet contrails.

“If they’re straight, those are from commercial jets. If it’s us, the contrails will be orbital,” said Ellsworth spokesman Master Sgt. John Barton.

The space will be used from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, when Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and Minot Air Force Base practice evasive maneuvers in the newly expanded Powder River Training Complex — essentially the airspace above the four-corners region of the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming.

Nov 27 15:10

Cancer-Causing Processed Meats Largely Affect Low Income Neighborhoods

According to a recent WHO study, processed meats cause cancer – but in many Baltimore neighborhoods, that’s the only food that’s available.

Nov 27 15:05

Syria, Russia Block Cross-Border Weapons Supply to ISIL in Lattakia

The Syrian army with the support of Russian aircraft has blocked the cross-border supply of weapons to the ISIL militants in the mountainous areas of the Syrian province of Lattakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, seized more territories in the Northern parts of the coastal province of Lattakia on Thursday as the latest reports said the Takfiri militants are fleeing the province in hundreds. http://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13940905000900
Some 159 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities to be pardoned as the army continues to purge almost the entire coastal province of Lattakia of terrorist groups, sources said on Friday. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940906000649

Nov 27 14:59

Iraqi Forces Complete Siege on ISIL-Held Ramadi

Military sources said on Friday that the last ISIL supply line into the Western city of Ramadi was cut after the Iraqi forces seized full control over the Palestine Bridge straddling the Euphrates river in the Northwestern side of the city.

Secret underground tunnels used by the ISIL militants have been discovered under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Kurdish forces said, and added that the hideouts were strewn with US made weaponry and drugs. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940906000271

Nov 27 14:56

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Shiite Muslim Procession in Nigeria

A suicide bomber from the Boko Haram terrrorist group on Friday blew himself up among crowds at a Shiite Muslim procession outside the North Nigerian city of Kano. The attack happened in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city, during a march by followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, AFP reported. The group, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, said on its website the blast happened at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and that scores had been killed. But there was no official indication of casualties and one of the organisers told AFP, "It's a huge crowd so it's too early to give a precise figure of casualties. We now have the other suspect in custody." The organiser, who asked to remain anonymous, said the bomber ran into the crowd before he could be spotted and detonated his explosives. "He was dressed in black like everyone else. His accomplice was initially arrested and confessed they were sent by Boko Haram," he added.

Nov 27 14:49

Funeral of Palestinian Youth Killed by Israeli Troops in West Bank [PHOTOS]

Mourners carried the bodies of Palestinian Yahya Taha, 21, who was killed by Israeli forces on Thursday, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Qattana, near Ramallah.

Nov 27 14:48

Basij Commander: Kerry Directing Regime Change Projects against Iran

Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said Washington has spent huge sums to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry himself is behind the subversive scenarios. “The captured spies have confessed that John Kerry has directed 34 projects to depose the Islamic Republic,” General Naqdi said on Friday, addressing a ceremony in Tehran. He reiterated that the captured spies have also disclosed that the US has spent a sum of $2 billion on regime change plans against Iran, and said, “Some $200 million of this budget was given personally to the US secretary of state for this purpose." Naqdi said some of the spies had received orders from Kerry through middlemen. The Commander of Iran's Basij noted that the captured spies have not been just some informants, but took part in operations against the security of the Islamic Republic...

Nov 27 14:42

Republicans Push to Privatize Disability Insurance Despite 99.9% Payment Accuracy

After the GAO finds $11 billion in disability payment fraud, some members of Congress push for privatization to solve a problem which accounts for only one fifth of one percent of cases, says CEPR's Nicole Woo.

Nov 27 14:31

Politician warns Ukraine will face huge losses, job cuts due to ban on exports to Russia

A ban on exports to Russia will result in losses of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of unemployed Ukrainians, the leader of the Ukrainian Choice public movement said on Friday. "Given Russia closed Ukrainian imports, it would lead to losses amounting to billions of dollars (experts estimate as $3-5bln) and tens of thousands of unemployed Ukrainians," Viktor Medvedchuk said. "Even though, the unemployment rate in Ukraine is going through the roof." Besides, Medvedchuk criticised the policy directed towards the European market the government had opted for, dubbing it as "mockery." As earlier EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said that the European Union considered neither more increases within quotas or providing any other quotas to Ukraine. "We have to admit that the country will hardly ever be given access to the EU markets, in particular for a group of goods earlier supplied to Russia," he said.

Nov 27 14:28

Ukrainian army shells its own territory as act of provocation - DPR

"The Ukrainian military shelled in the evening the occupied by the Ukrainian armed forces Krasnogorovka settlement west of Donetsk," he said. According to him, the fire was opened from D-30 howitzers positioned in Peski. "This shelling was an attempt to present this fire as coming from DPR," the source said. This statement is based on the intelligence data, according to which, Kiev plans to hold a formal briefing November 27 at which will accuse the DPR republic of non-compliance with the ceasefire regime and disruption of the Minsk agreements.
Kiev’s military shell Donetsk airport — DPR defense ministry http://tass.ru/en/world/839881

Nov 27 14:25

Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food imports within a week — minister

Russia will be able to substitute Turkish food products, first of all citrus, with products from other countries within a week, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel. "Everyone heard this signal and, this work is under way, of course," - he said. Tkachev noted that "many countries are fighting for the Russian market - Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, and so on. These countries have already become traditional suppliers of food, especially fruits and vegetables to the Russian market, he said.
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