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December 7, 2015

Dec 07 08:49

An Open Letter Calling For The Resignation Of Saudi-Sympathizing Politicians

Whether you are Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama or unabashed warmonger John McCain, if you hold a federally elected office in the United States and are calling for more military action in the Middle East without first addressing the crimes against humanity carried out by Saudi Arabia, you are a fraud and should resign - effective immediately.

I don’t mean resign next week or later today. I mean now. Stop what you’re doing, write out a letter (or get a staff member to write one for you), and give a press conference. I don’t care how you do it — just resign. Don’t put your name on the ballot for another term in Congress, don’t seek higher office, and certainly don’t run for president. Stop the charade. You do not represent your constituents. You are a disgrace. Resign.

Dec 07 08:49

BIS Warns The Fed Rate Hike May Unleash The Biggest Dollar Margin Call In History

Over the past several months, one of the biggest conundrums stumping the financial community has been the record negative swap spread which we profiled first in September, and which as Goldman most recently concluded, "has been driven by funding and balance sheet strains, especially since August."

Dec 07 08:48

It Begins: Desperate Finland Set To Unleash Helicopter Money Drop To All Citizens

With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative.

Dec 07 08:48

‘MSNBC reporter and others essentially conduct B&E at terror suspects home, fall for bogus FBI planted evidence': Youtuber

Would the FBI have planted evidence in the alleged mass shooters home to create a certain political outcome?

Dec 07 08:47

Turkey Detains Russian Ships In Black Sea, Blasts Moscow For Brandishing Rocket Launcher In Strait

Exactly a week ago, we warned that Turkey does have one trump card when it comes to dealing with an angry Russian bear that’s hell bent on making life miserable for Ankara in the wake of Erdogan’s brazen move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border. Turkey, we explained, could move to close the Bosphorus Strait, cutting one of Moscow’s key supply lines to Latakia.

We went on to explain, that such a move would probably be illegal based on the 1936 Montreux Convention, but as Sputnik noted, "in times of war, the passage of warships shall be left entirely to the discretion of the Turkish government."

Dec 07 08:46

Iraq May Seek "Direct Military Intervention From Russia" To Expel Turkish Troops

Turkey just can’t seem to help itself when it comes to escalations in the Mid-East.

First, Erdogan intentionally reignited the conflict between Ankara and the PKK in an effort to scare the public into nullifying a democratic election outcome. Then, the Turks shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. Finally, in what very well might be an effort to protect Islamic State oil smuggling routes, Erdogan sent 150 troops and two dozen tanks to Bashiqa, just northeast of Mosul in a move that has infuriated Baghdad.

We discussed the troop deployment at length on Saturday in “Did Turkey Just Invade Iraq To Protect Erdogan's ISIS Oil Smuggling Routes?,” and you’re encouraged to review the analysis in its entirety, but here was our conclusion:

Dec 07 08:43

AG Lynch: President Will Call On Congress to Take Action on Guns in San Bernardino Address

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Attorney General Loretta Lynch previewed the remarks President Barack Obama will make when he speaks to the country Sunday evening about the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How very conveinent that Obama gets a "terror" attack just when he needs one to push his gun-grab agenda! However, let's take a step back and look at the wider picture.

Obama wants to prevent people on the no-fly list from buying guns. But the accused shooters in San Bernardino were not on the no-fly list and even supporters of that list admit that most of the people on it should not be on it in the first place!

Every time a supposed Muslim commits an act of terror we are told not to blame all Muslims. Shouldn't law-abiding and safe gun owners get that same break?

More Americans are killed by drunk drivers than by assault rifles, but nobody suggests taking cars away from safe law-abiding drivers. More people are killed with hammers than assault rifles in the US. Should we ban hammers? Does the existence of pipe bombs mean we should outlaw plumbing? Medical mistakes kill over 100,000 Americans every year? Should we ban doctors?

Now, the gun-grabbers will come back and say that cars, hammers, plumbers, and doctors are useful while guns are not. Well, then, how about baseball? According to FBI statistics, more people are killed with baseball bats than with assault rifles. Now, baseball is pretty useless. It's essentially running in circles for the whole game. We should ban baseball "for the children."

Now baseball is fun recreation. So is putting holes in paper targets. Those who insist that guns have no other purpose than killing people betray their own lack of experience with firearms (but lack of knowledge never stopped a liberal from thinking they have the answers to all the problems). Guns can be used to chase four-legged pests out of farm fields; something I myself did as a child. Guns can put food on the table; something else I also have done in my life. And most important, guns can chase two-legged poets out of your home; and that is also something I have had to do. In an age when the average response time to a 9-11 call is 23 minutes, having a gun in your home to deal with crime is as important as having a fire extinguisher to deal with a sudden fire.

In the end, gun bans only disarm the law-abiding citizens. Criminals will always have guns, whether from smugglers or clandestine machine shops. Guns are very easy to build if you understand machining and chemistry, and even a single shot black powder gun is a formidable weapon in the midst of a totally disarmed population. With the advent of 3D printing, gun making is now a cottage industry, and criminals will always be eager to take advantage of that.

The Inland Regional Center where the San Bernardino shootings took place was a designated gun-free zone, and the weapons used were already banned under California law! One of them came from a Police Department! So clearly, making guns illegal to law-abiding citizens and declaring gun-free zones does not and cannot work.

Finally there is the stunning hypocrisy of a government that spent tax dollars to give military-style weapons to Mexican drug cartels via "Fast and Furious", not to mention the military weapons given to terrorists including ISIS and Al Qaeda by that same US Government which is obviously terrified of law-abiding Americans having guns.

Dec 07 08:41

Right-wing Israeli group protests Christmas tree event in Jerusalem

The right-wing Jewish group ‘Lehava’ held a protest outside of the YMCA in Jerusalem, shouting at Palestinian Christian children and families as they were entering and leaving the annual Christmas-tree decoration party

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Dec 07 08:31

BBC Crisis Actors Hoax Chemical Warfare in Syria

BBC caught digitally altering a video (likely faked in the first place) upon rebroadcast to change the word "napalm" to "chemical weapons" in order to fit in with the White House attempt to push the theme that "Assad uses chemical warfare against his own people." The Buggering British Children network really needs to find some better crisis actors to play the victims in their next production. Frankly this bunch of amateurs are quite pathetic.

Dec 07 08:30

Justice Department will investigate practices of Chicago police

The Justice Department plans to launch an investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department, a wide-ranging review similar to those that scrutinized the police departments in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, according to several law enforcement officials.

The civil probe, which the officials say could be announced early this week, comes as Chicago continues to grapple with protests after the release of a video showing the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, which prompted murder charges for the officer involved and the resignation of the city’s police chief. The Justice Department is already investigating the McDonald shooting, but this new investigation by the department’s civil rights division would focus on the police department’s practices broadly to determine whether any of them contribute to civil rights violations.

Dec 07 08:29

Carter says he is cancer-free

Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that his cancer is gone.

Carter, 91, made the announcement during a Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a friend and fellow church member said.

Dec 07 08:29

SCANDAL=> Media Covers for HILLARY After She Says US Must Reserve “NUCLEAR OPTION” for IRAN

Hillary Clinton spoke today at the annual Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on relations between the US and Israel.

During her remarks the for Obama Secretary of State told Israelis the US reserved the “NUCLEAR option” with Iran.

Of course, if a Republican said anything like this it would make major international headlines.

Michael Wilner, who was live-tweeting the event made note of the major gaffe by Hillary.

Dec 07 08:28

State of Surveillance: Police, Privacy and Technology

Dec 07 08:27

Why America Remains Silent As Haitians Decry Fraud in National Election

'Down with the coup d'etat' is what these Haitian protesters are chanting. After the release of final presidential election results, massive protests all over the Caribbean nation have flared. Protesters denounced reports of fraud, and called the election an electoral coup d'etat. Coming out ahead to move on to a runoff in December were two candidates: sitting president Michel Martelly's party candidate, Jovenel Moise, and former head of the previous government's construction ministry Jude Celestin, who was supported by Haitian musician Wyclef Jean.

Dec 07 08:25

US Targets Syrian Military Over Weekend: Report

By Afraa Dagher

Four US-led coalition warplanes launched nine rockets on one of Syrian Arab Army locations in Dier Al Zour province yesterday evening on the 6th of December 2015.

Their attack claimed the lives of at least three Syrian soldiers and injured more than thirteen others...

Dec 07 08:24

‘Spies infiltrated BDS campaign’

Spies, allegedly working for a well-known private investigator, were purportedly paid to infiltrate a Palestine support group running a campaign to have Israeli goods removed from a major retailer’s shelves.

Members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) South Africa this week claimed one of the alleged spies confessed she and two others in the campaign had worked undercover, apparently on behalf of Woolworths. The company has denied this.

Dec 07 08:24


Dec 07 08:11

BING Search of "US advanced knowledge of pearl harbor attack" yields over 2 million links!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The truth is finally getting out.

Dec 07 08:07

Two Eyewitnesses Affirm CA Shooters were 3 WHITE MaleS

Hopefully these two key eyewitnesses to the San Bernardino Massacre dont go missing or dead on us!

On day of shooting, Juan Hernandez describes to a reporter seeing “3 white male shooters” in tactical gear leaving the scene of the shooting and getting into a black SUV:

His statement matches what another witness, Sally Abdelmageed, told CBS:

Dec 07 08:05

POLICE STATE - Michigan Woman Faces Jail Time For Growing A Vegetable Garden In Her Front Yard

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You will NOT grow your own food! You WILL buy your food at the supermarket! You WILL love GMO and chemicals! You WILL be dependent on corporations for food and the government for the money to buy food!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 07 08:03

Outrage as US Government Erects Monument to 'War Criminal' Dick Cheney

A bust of Dick Cheney that will now join over 40 other vice presidents in the Senate halls was unveiled on Thursday afternoon, and naturally the Internet had a field day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relax. All tyrants make statues of themselves. No big deal!

Dec 07 08:02

Witness to San Bernardino Massacre Describes Shooters As Three White Men "Dressed In Military Attire"

"I just saw three, dressed exactly the same." They looked like they were athletic build, and um, they appeared to be tall..."

"You're certain that you saw three men?" the news anchor asks.

"Yeah," she replies, as she continues to describe the THREE WHITE MEN, their muscular build, etc.

After she leaves the line, the anchor insists "and of course we've just learned that one of the suspects was actually a woman."

Dec 07 08:00

Dictators Demand Trillions in “Climate” Loot From West

In exchange for going along with the United Nations “climate” agenda, the world's largest coalition of Third World dictators and backwards regimes is demanding "significantly" more than $100 billion per year in global-warming reparations from Western taxpayers. Known as the Group of 77 plus (Communist) China, the radical 134-member alliance, which includes the world's most oppressive dictators, released a statement saying “nothing” could be achieved at the ongoing UN global-warming summit in Paris without lots of “climate finance” flowing from freer nations to their largely autocratic regimes.

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Dec 07 07:58

Chilling message from menacing migrants who demand ‘open borders or die’ at checkpoint

A group of men waving the menacing home-made banner grew angry as they were stopped in their tracks at the border between Macedonia and Greece.

Macedonia is the latest country to erect a border fence.

The tiny, landlocked state has begun building a fence along its border with Greece, blocking a key transit route for migrants travelling from Turkey to northern and western Europe.

Dec 07 07:57

Baghdad ‘concerns’ stops flow of Turkish troops into Iraq

Ankara announced that it will cease transferring troops to Daesh-controlled areas near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after Baghdad threatened to appeal to the UN over the troop deployments on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Dec 07 07:57

Your Daily Dose of BOOGA BOOGA! Daesh may use WMD in EU: European Parliament report

The European Parliament has warned that the Daesh Takfiri terrorists may carry out biological or chemical attacks on EU soil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for more false-flag attacks!

Dec 07 07:54

The Right Stuff: Marine Le Pen and the Growing Influence of Front National

Marine Le Pen has managed to pull the Front National from the extremist fringe into the political center. The right-wing populists could even emerge as France's strongest party in upcoming regional elections. But the real prize is in 2017.

Dec 07 07:54

French Socialists In Panic Retreat From Le Pen Challenge

The National Front (FN) of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains across France in a first round of voting on Sunday, largely at the expense of the ruling Socialists of President Francois Hollande.

Dec 07 07:53

Threatened with court - for playing Christmas music at flower stall

The 52-year-old, who has manned Central Flowers stall in the city centre for close on 40 years and broadcast traditional tinsel songs for over a decade, told the Sunday Mercury: “This is a nonsense. It’s Christmas and I’m playing Christmas music like every other trader.”

Dec 07 07:49

CNN calls Obama President of Venezuela!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Second picture down

Dec 07 07:47

Opposition Landslide in Venezuela - Maduro Accepts Results

President Maduro accepts results, says counter-revolution has won; Opposition parties might win super-majority in National Assembly that could lead to removal of Maduro

Dec 07 07:46

Marine Le Pen's victory is a bigger threat than ISIL

For the first time, the extreme-right National Front (FN) party has claimed victory in a national election in France. The first round of the regional elections has left Marine Le Pen's movement as the leading political force in French politics, ahead of the traditional socialist and republican parties.

Winning the ballots in six out of 14 regions, the chance for the xenophobic movement to seize control of at least two of them - Nord Pas de Calais in the north and Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur in the south - has been increased by Nicolas Sarkozy's irresponsible decision to refuse any alliance with President Francois Hollande's socialist party against Le Pen, in the hope of maximising his own chances for the presidential election in 2017.

Dec 07 07:44

Suspected Israeli organ trafficker arrested in Turkey: reports

A suspected Israeli organ trafficker who was wanted on an Interpol red notice has been arrested at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. A court has ordered that he be extradited to Israel.

Dec 07 07:44

Last night burned flag of NATO in Cetinje (VIDEO)

After the unprecedented demonstration of sycophancy and stepping on the tradition of Montenegro, Cetinje authorities, on the occasion of receiving an invitation to join NATO, took down the Cetinje flag and replaced it with the NATO flag, free citizens took matters into their own hands. NATO is not welcome in Montenegro! And now put back the Cetinje banner!

Dec 07 07:43

REALLY SMELLY PILE OF BEX! Obama Says of Terrorist Threat: ‘We Will Overcome It’

President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Americans after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering a prime-time address designed to underscore the government’s campaign against an evolving threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically Obama came out trying to re-sell the idea that even though neither Syria nor Iraq has given the US permission to conduct military operations in their nations, the US, claiming to be fighting ISIS, and mostly hitting Syrian and Iraqi people and infrastructure, should continue while Russia, which has been invited into both Syria and Iraq by their governments, and is actually targeting the US-backed terrorists, should leave.

Dec 07 07:31

President Bashar al-Assad: “Britain and France were the Spearheads in Supporting the Terrorists in Syria:”

President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to The Sunday Times in which he said Britain and France have neither the will nor the vision on how to defeat terrorism and their airstrikes against ISIS will yield no results, but will rather be illegal and harmful in that they will help in spreading terrorism.

Dec 07 07:31


President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked the attack, knew about it in advance and covered up his failure to warn the Hawaiian commanders. FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.

FDR blinded the commanders at Pearl Harbor and set them up by -

denying intelligence to Hawaii (HI)
on Nov 27, misleading the commanders into thinking negotiations with Japan were continuing to prevent them from realizing the war was on
having false information sent to HI about the location of the Japanese carrier fleet.

Dec 07 07:31

Pearl Harbor - The Bones of Station H

Dec 07 07:31

The McCollum Memo:The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor

On October 7, 1940, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum of the Office of Naval Intelligence submitted a memo to Navy Captains Walter Anderson and Dudley Knox (whose endorsement is included in the following scans). Captains Anderson and Knox were two of President Roosevelt's most trusted military advisors.

The memo, scanned below, detailed an 8 step plan to provoke Japan into attacking the United States. President Roosevelt, over the course of 1941, implemented all 8 of the recommendations contained in the McCollum memo. Following the eighth provocation, Japan attacked. The public was told that it was a complete surprise, an "intelligence failure", and America entered World War Two.

Dec 07 07:25

Bill Nye The Propaganda Guy

ou have no doubt come across the type of people who proclaim that they loooooove science. Why, they don’t just love science, they freaking love science. For the most part, they demonstrate this love not by actually making scientific discoveries or using science in their work, but by liking the right posts on Facebook.

At any rate, puffed up by their confidence in their love of science, they tend to think this makes them extra-super-qualified to talk about any and every subject. They propound with the extra authority of someone whose opinions must be based on facts and reality, because he freaking loves science.

One prominent example is Bill Nye the Science Guy. He must really love science, because it’s right there in his name! And so he came to propound upon the causes of terrorism, arguing that yes, the recent terror attacks in Paris could indeed be traced back to the nefarious effects of “climate change.”

Dec 07 07:23

San Bernardino Shooting Eyewitness "3 Tall Athletic White Men" CBS News

Dec 07 07:21

The Empire Strikes Back Week Nine of the Russian Intervention in Syria

Considering the remarkable success of the Russian intervention in Syria, at least so far, it should not have come as a surprise that the AngloZionist Empire would strike back. The only question was how and when. We now know the answer to that question.

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Dec 07 07:21

Clinton: I will take US relationship with Israel 'to the next level'

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says if she is elected president next year, she will take the relationship between the United States and Israel "to the next level."

“I would extend an invitation to the Israeli prime minister to come to the United States,” Clinton said on Sunday at the Saban Forum in Washington hosted by the Brookings Institution when asked about her first day in the White House, "to work towards very much strengthening and intensifying our relationship on military matters."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 07 07:19

Syria slams US-led coalition deadly strike against troops as 'act of aggression'

Damascus has labelled as an “act of aggression” the US-led coalition’s missile strike which killed three Syrian soldiers at an army base in the Deir ez Zor province.

Dec 07 07:18

Man shot and killed by police in Wisconsin motorcycle shop stand-off 'was a HOSTAGE and not the gunman' - and had been suing cops for $50million over previous botched raid

An attorney says the man killed during a standoff at a motorcycle shop in Wisconsin was a hostage who died while fleeing the gunman.

The victim, identified by Milwaukee lawyer Cole J. White as Michael Funk, 60, of Neenah, was also part of a $50million lawsuit against the city of Neenah and the very police who responded to the tense hostage situation that broke out Saturday when a gunman entered the store.

The shop's owner, Steve Erato, identified the victim as his friend, who was also known as ML, as a fellow Vietnam War veteran, according to The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Funk was a regular at the Eagle Nation Cycles, 206 Main Street.

'It is my understanding that ML was killed by law enforcement,' White said Sunday. 'I'm devastated at his loss. He was a great guy.'

Dec 07 07:18

Flashback: Health Ranger predicted ISIS would target 'gun-free zones' near LA after Paris attacks, warned Americans to arm themselves in self-defense

Just two days after the horrific terror attacks in Paris claimed the lives of 130 people, Mike Adams, editor of Natural News, predicted that ISIS-inspired rampages would erupt on American soil next, namely in "gun-free zones."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everyone was predicting that!

Dec 07 07:17

Washington on the Offensive? ‘NATO is Taking the Balkans Piece by Piece’

Washington plans to incorporate into the orbit of Western influence not only Montenegro, but also other Balkan countries. With this strategy, the US seeks to weaken Russian influence in a strategically important region, Jorgen Samso wrote.

Dec 07 07:16

US army denies coalition jets hit Assad forces

A series of air strikes killed three Syrian soldiers in the country's east, Syria's government said on Monday, accusing the US-led coalition of responsibility for the attack.

The US military denied any involvement.

If confirmed, it would be the first time coalition warplanes had hit Syrian government forces.

Air strikes hit the Saeqa military camp near the town of Ayyash in Deir Ez Zor province, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. The observatory earlier reported that four soldiers were killed.

Dec 07 07:10

Al Gore Declines to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

If Hillary Clinton is counting on an endorsement from her husband's former vice president, she'll have to wait for it.

Dec 07 07:10

Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East, German intelligence warns

German intelligence has warned that Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East.

The country's foreign intelligence agency, known as the BND, released a memo to select journalists warning of the negative effects the game of thrones being played within Saudi Arabia's royal family could cause.

Dec 07 06:49

Ukraine: give back stolen Dutch art!

Paintings and silverware, stolen from a Dutch museum in 2005, have turned up in Ukraine, in the possession of 'a ultranationalist voluntary militia'. Their high-placed political backers use the art - by now, in terrible condition - as ransom and refuse to give the art back to its rightful owners.

Dec 07 06:26

Uruguay is now generating 95% of its electricity from renewable energy

World leaders will spend much of next week’s climate change summit in Paris wrangling over the terms of a deal to fight global warming. But if the tiny nation of Uruguay is any indication, switching to a low-carbon lifestyle isn’t as difficult as it might seem.

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Dec 07 06:25

Ten african countries vow to recreate 100 million hectares of lost jungle, twice the size of Europe. World bank & Germany announces funding

Tree by tree, more than a dozen African governments pledged to restore the continent’s natural forests at the United Nations climate talks on Sunday.

Dec 07 06:20


Months after the Obama administration declared combat operations over in Afghanistan, the CIA continues to run a shadow war in the eastern part of the country, overseeing an Afghan proxy called the Khost Protection Force, according to local officials, former commanders of that militia and Western advisers. The highly secretive paramilitary unit has been implicated in civilian killings, torture, questionable detentions, arbitrary arrests and use of excessive force in controversial night raids, abuses that have mostly not been previously disclosed.

Dec 07 05:35

Syria slams US-led coalition deadly strike against troops as 'act of aggression'

US-led coalition warplanes have inflicted a missile strike on a camp of Syrian regular troops in the Deir ez Zor province, killing three soldiers. Damascus has slammed the incident as an “act of aggression.” This is the first time coalition planes have hit Syrian troops.

Update: the airstrike was immediately followed by an attack on the base by ISIS: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/reports-isis-attacks-ayash-base-fo...

Dec 07 04:46

Turkey Invades Iraq And Obama Silent So Putin Was Right

Dec 07 04:05

Obama's National Address *Edited for Accuracy

On December 6th, Obama addressed the nation on the San Bernardino shooting and ISIS.

This is a condensed version, edited for accuracy.

December 6, 2015

Dec 06 22:18

Hello (hackable) Barbie

Cybersecurity researchers uncovered a number of major security flaws in systems behind Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected doll that listens to children and uses artificial intelligence to respond. Vulnerabilities in the mobile app and cloud storage used by the doll could have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on even the most intimate of those play sessions, according to a report released Friday by Bluebox Security and independent security researcher Andrew Hay.

Dec 06 22:17

Activists demand UN ‘revoke’ credentials of ‘climate deniers’ in Paris – Claim ‘Climate Hustle’ film is ‘full of lies’ – without seeing it – Warn skeptics may ‘derail’ UN treaty

"Climate activists called on UN organisers to revoke the conference credentials 'of the most disingenuous ­climate deniers.'"

"Call for delegates with contrarian opinions to be ejected from the UN talks."

Dec 06 22:17

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack", had this to say: "We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation" by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."

Dec 06 22:16

Syrian Army Destroys al-Nusra Strongholds in Key Areas Near Turkish Border

The Syrian army destroyed al-Nusra Front terrorists' strongholds in the coastal northwestern Syrian province of Latakia located near the Turkish border, FARS news agency reported Sunday.

Dec 06 22:15

Israel fumes after Swedish FM slams ‘extrajudicial executions’ of Palestinians in ongoing violence

PM Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the statement of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom who had earlier claimed that Israel resorted to unlawful killings of Palestinians involved in the ongoing wave of violence.

Dec 06 22:14

British strikes in Syria illegal, play into terrorists' hands – Assad

London's air operation against Islamic State in Syria is illegal and therefore will not be successful, like the bombing of the US-led coalition in the country over the last year, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper.

Dec 06 22:13

Iraq to Turn to UNSC if Turkey Fails to Withdraw Troops Within 48 Hours

Baghdad warned that it might turn to the UN Security Council if Ankara failed to withdraw its troops from Iraq within 48 hours.

Dec 06 22:11

Let’s deal with the Devil: we should work with Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad in Syria

When the House of Commons finally gave the go-ahead for air strikes last week, no one cheered; no one even hear-heared. No one is approaching this with the slightest sense of jingo or enthusiasm. We want to get on with whatever is the best and fastest way to bring peace to Syria. And since we all know that cannot be achieved by bombing alone, we need to think much more creatively about the coalition we could build.

That brings us to Vladimir Putin. I was in Paris at the end of last week, and the Russian leader’s face glowered sulkily from every billboard. “Poutin”, said the headline, “Notre nouvel ami”. Many French people think the time has come to do a deal with their new friends the Russians – and I think that they are broadly right.