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Another U.S. Massacre in Afghanistan
By Jacob G. Hornberger
The American people must demand the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. – Continue
NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo
By Robert Parry
Which puts the United States into a de facto alliance with Al Qaeda terrorists and their jihadist allies. – Continue
US Will Never Separate its Fighters from ‘Islamists’ Because it Depends on Them
By Dan Glazebrook
Such groups have always been the ‘driving force’ of the West’s anti-Syria operation. – Continue
‘We the People’ Against Tyranny: Seven Principles for Free Government
By John W. Whitehead
« As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid. »-Former presidential advisor Bertram Gross. – Continue
Trump is The Lesser Evil Because He’s Such a Narcissist
By Prof. Michael Hudson
Clinton… a vindictive dictator, punishing her enemies, appointing neocons. – Continue
Defying the Politics of Fear
By Chris Hedges
We owe it to those who come after us not to be complicit in this evil. – Continue
Pick a Peacemaker
By Suzy Kassem
Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. – Continue
Mass grave containing 100 bodies found in town south of Mosul:
The mass grave was found by Iraqi forces in the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, a town that was recaptured from ISIS on Monday, Iraq’s Joint Military Command said.
In Iraq, at least 20 killed in attacks claimed by ISIS:
In Tikrit, a suicide attacker smashed his car into a checkpoint, killing at least five female students, a woman, and three policemen; 25 were wounded. In an online statement, ISIS took credit for the attacks.
Peshmerga in heavy gun battles with ISIL near Mosul:
Iraqi Kurdish forces assault town of Bashiqa, just 13km from ISIL-held Mosul, from two fronts as offensive continues.
Iraq peshmerga storm Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul:
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces stormed an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, clearing a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the jihadists in its eastern neighborhoods.
Syria: Tens of Suicide Attackers Killed in Terrorists’ Second Round of Assaults in Aleppo:
« The terrorists used hundreds of suicide attackers in the Western battlefields of Aleppo city to break through the army defense lines, but units of the pro-government forces equipped with strong missiles managed to overcome the militants’ main tactic, » the source said.
Russia says ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo in place unless militants attack:
The Kremlin said on Monday Russia’s air force would stick to the ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo unless militants launch an offensive.
HRW calls attack on Idlib school ‘war crime,’
Russian MoD slams report as work of ‘liar or madman’
Saudi-led raids, clashes kill dozens in Yemen:
Saudi-led coalition planes struck several Houthi positions in the northern Jawf province Monday, killing five Houthis, the media center of the pro-government forces said in a statement.
Yemen forces seize two Saudi military bases:
Yemeni soldiers backed by allied fighters have taken control of two Saudi military bases in the kingdom’s southern border region of Asir. Yemeni forces also attacked a military position in which several Saudi border guards were killed
Israel says ‘no’ to Middle East peace conference in Paris:
French envoy Pierre Vimont was informed that Israel wanted nothing to do with the effort to revive talks that last broke down in 2014.
LA fundraising dinner raises $38 million for Israeli army:
A fundraising dinner organised by Friends of the Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) in Los Angeles has raised $38 million, Yedioth Ahronoth has reported. The gala event is held every year and is attended by prominent celebrities, artists and businessmen.
Saudi Arabia Cancels $266 Billion In Projects:
Saudi Arabia’s governing economic body called the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) has cancelled $266.7 billion in projects, the Saudi Press Agency said, and announced it would be settling much-delayed private-sector payments by year end.
Egypt: Saudi Arabia halts fuel shipments indefinitely:
Egyptian Oil Ministry announces Saudi Arabia’s Aramco cut off much-needed fuel exports with no reason given.
U.S. ready to resume air strikes in Libya if needed: Pentagon:
The United States is prepared to carry out more air strikes against Islamic State militants in Sirte if requested by Libya’s U.N.-backed government, even though the militant group no longer controls much territory there, the Pentagon said on Monday.
Philippines’ Duterte cancels US rifle order:
Philippine President said Monday he would cancel an order for about 27,000 American-made assault rifles, in his latest display of « defiance » against the United States.
Quitting as Odessa governor, Saakashvili hits out at Ukraine leadership:
Vowing to continue to fight corruption which he said went to the very top of Ukraine’s establishment, he told journalists: « I have decided to tender my resignation and start a new stage of the fight. I am not giving up. »
Nato puts 300,000 troops on ‘HIGH ALERT’:
Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, said the allied nations are putting hundreds of thousands of troops in a state of high alert in an effort to deter a mounting threat from Moscow.
Nicaragua leader Daniel Ortega wins third consecutive term:
His closest rival, centre-right candidate Maximino Rodriguez, only had 14.2% of the vote.
Julian Assange to be interviewed by prosecutor and Swedish police:
The interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorean prosecutor and the Swedish deputy prosecutor in the case against the WikiLeaks founder. A DNA sample will also be taken if Mr Assange agrees to give his consent.
WikiLeaks says email publication servers under targeted DoS attack:
WikiLeaks has come under a DoS attack since publishing a new tranche of DNC e-mails, the whistleblowing website has announced on Twitter.
WikiLeaks: DNC and CNN colluded on questions for Trump, Cruz:
« Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed. … Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow. »
National Guard helicopter, seven cop vehicles sent to seize a single marijuana plant from an 81-year-old grandmother:
Though the officers and Guardsmen had a lot of military-surplus gear, they didn’t actually have a warrant.
I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System And In The Rule Of Law In The USA: News Analysis –
America has become a lawless nation, and the rule of law is completely dead in this country.
Wealth Of World’s Richest People Rebounds By $37 Billion:
On Monday as markets soared, undoing all November losses in one session, rallying on mounting speculation that Hillary Clinton will be elected U.S. president after the FBI unexpectedly closed its reopened probe into Clinton’s email server.
Leaked Bill Clinton Speech: Obama Years Left No Hope For White Working Class:
The former president expressed his concern that white, working-class Americans have been left behind over the last eight years.
U.S. militia girds for trouble as presidential election nears:
Some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election on Nov. 8 and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton.
What Donald Trump needs to win the US election:
Given the polls, 270 electoral votes for the Republican candidate is unlikely. The US presidential election is decided on electoral college votes. Each state gets one electoral college vote for each congressional district it has and for each senate seat it holds.
DOJ to Spread Poll Monitors Thin Despite Widespread Concerns:
2013 gutting of Voting Rights Act means fewer full-access election observers will be stationed at polling places.
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