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October surprise: US and Israel prepare to strike Iran

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The United States and Israel are already involved in discussions over how they could soon conduct a joint surgical strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, a source close to the talks tells Foreign Policy magazine. After months of urging from Israeli authorities for the US to intervene in a rumored Iranian …

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80 nations condemn US bombing of hospital and related war crimes

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Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors …

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Nearly 200 scientists warn of cell phone health risks

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Biological and health scientists from Russia and Iran to the USA are calling on the UN, the World Health Organization and national governments to develop strict regulations concerning devices and cellphones that create electromagnetic fields. The scientists are from 39 nations and have authored 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the health …

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Russia: western air strikes in Syria illegal under UN charter

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during a news conference air strikes in Syria by France and Britain are in violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Lavrov said during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday Russia is conducting military action in Syria at the request …

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US drone attack kills another 14 Afghan civilians

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An Afghan lawmaker says more than a dozen civilians have been killed in a recent US drone strike, which was said to be aimed at a militant targets in the country’s eastern province of Kunar. On Friday, residents from the Chawki district of Kunar Province held a gathering to pay tribute to …

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Bolivia declares Israel as a ‘terrorist state’

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Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded. Cancelling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely …

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Who’s profiting? UK spends up to £2bn on deadly drones

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Britain has spent over £2bn on buying and developing deadly military drones in the last five years and is said to be spending more, as the flying devices are known for killing civilians in current US-led invasions. After the UK spent £2bn on funding the development of unmanned aircrafts in …

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Putin declares NATO a threat to Russia

Putin declares NATO a threat to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the aggressive expansion of NATO as a direct threat to the national security of Russia. In response to the threat, Putin signed an official document updating Russia’s national security posture on Thursday. “The buildup of the military potential of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and …

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Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region. Karzai, the only Afghan president since the 2001 US-led invasion, said the United States only …

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WikiLeaks offers $50,000 for Kunduz bombing footage or cockpit audio

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Transparency activist group WikiLeaks is offering a $50,000 reward for any footage of the United States bombing of a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz or cockpit audio from the plane. “The AC-130 records its attacks with high resolution gun cameras,” says the post on WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange …

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Obama impeachment bill HR 107: now in congress

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Let the president be duly warned. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” …

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12 reasons not to attack Syria

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The USA and it’s “coalition of the reluctant and/or unwilling” are now confronted with at least twelve very good reasons why they should abandon their plans to unlawfully attack the sovereign nation of Syria. The Obama Administration has been inundated with responses from every quarter of American society and the …

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US pressing for war with China in the South China Sea

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The US is in a tough spot militarily. In Syria, Russia and Iran have taken advantage of the fact that the plan hatched by the West and its regional allies to destabilize the Assad government took far too long to develop. The idea was to foment discord and provide covert support …

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‘Did we just kill a kid?’ – drone operator

A former U.S. drone operator has opened up about the toll of killing scores of innocent people by pressing a button from a control room in New Mexico. Brandon Bryant, 27, from Missoula, Montana, spent six years in the Air Force operating Predator drones from inside a dark container. But, …

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Israel preparing for ground invasion of Syria

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Israeli Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz will tell the United States, Russia and other world powers Israel will not tolerate Iranian forces near its border, the Jerusalem Times reported on Tuesday. Steinitz made the remark as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, flew to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. …

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Russia sending warships to Syria

On Friday, the Russian General Staff announced it will send warships from the Black Sea Fleet to the Syrian coast. The deployment will protect the Russian logistics base in Tartus, Syria. Russia has historically maintained a strong bilateral relationship with Syria. Its only Mediterranean naval base for the Black Sea …

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