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Saturday, April 22, 2017

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حصري|| الجيش السوري يسيطر على شارع الحافظ الاستراتيجي بالقابون

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 minutes ago
سيطرت وحدات من الجيش السوري على شارع “الحافظ” الاستراتيجي بحي القابون شرقي العاصمة دمشق مكبدة الإرهابيين خسائر موجعة . وقال مصدر عسكري لمر اسل المصدر نيوز بدمشق وريفها “إن وحدات من الجيش السوري تمكنت بعد سلسلة من العمليات الناجحة من بسط سيطرتها الكاملة على شارع الحافظ بحي القابون والذي يعد أحد أهم معاقل الإرهابيين وأخطرها […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic 20 min ISIS propaganda video shows battles with Kurdish forces across Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 A.M.) – A nerve-wracking ISIS propaganda video has emerged, showing clashes with the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) across the Raqqa governorate. The 20-minute video also depicts suicide bombings, skirmishes, dead SDF fighters, training camps, armed drone strikes, beheadings, raids, anti-tank missiles and prisoners of war. The Islamic State claims to have killed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Afghanistan In Mourning After Friday's Deadly Taliban Assault On An Afghan Base Killed Over 140 Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Afghanistan mourns after deadly Taliban attack on base* *President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.* President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning on Saturday after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow troops in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base. Afghan officials said the death toll jumped to 140 following Friday's assault on the army headquarters in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Another 160 people were wounded in... more »

Happy Earth Day-- But Not To Señor Trumpanzee And Not To Texas Crackpot Lamar Smith

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Today was the March for Science. It's kind of embarrassing we even need a march like that. But as Bill McKibben wrote in the *NY Times* this week, The Planet Can't Stand This Presidency. "Trump’s environmental onslaught," he wrote, "will have immediate, dangerous effects... [T]here’s an extra dimension to the environmental damage. What Mr. Trump is trying to do to the planet’s climate will play out over geologic time as well. In fact, it’s time itself that he’s stealing from us. What I mean is, we have only a short window to deal with the climate crisis or else we forever lose the... more »

Civilian Casualties From U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Are Seldom If Ever Investigated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Civilian casualties from airstrikes grow in Iraq and Syria. But few are ever investigated* A recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is believed to have caused more than 270 civilian deaths, a tragedy that provoked an international outpouring of grief and outrage. But the uproar over the March 17 deaths in the Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul masks a grim reality: Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of other civilians have died in hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria during the war against Islamic State, and it appears likely that the vast majority of thos... more »

New York Times is Correct; Bigness is Bad, Time to Break Up the Climate Monopoly

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 2 hours ago
The New York Times has an interesting article out today that makes some interesting points, but as usual, is off target. The article appears to be a veiled threat to Google and Facebook. The new media sources have been devastating to the old print media, pushing many traditional news outlets to bankruptcy. The power, prestige, reach and … Continue reading "New York Times is Correct; Bigness is Bad, Time to Break Up the Climate Monopoly"

Untangling the March for Science

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics. Well today is the much-hyped March for Science. Last month I wrote a post Exactly what are scientists marching for? Since my previous post, something like a bazillion words have been written about…

Mohawk Nation News 'All-For-A-Buck Confederacy'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
ALL-FOR-A-BUCK CONFEDERACY Posted on April 21, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. April 21, 2017. Six Nations is the model for privatization of all our land. Duncan Campbell Scott is singing in his grave. HDI BOARD: “I TOLD YOU TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!” Everyone knows that both HDI and the Six Nations band council are private registered corporations. The Men’s Fire are suing HDI

Sea ice off Newfoundland thickest ever yet another polar bear comes ashore

Originally posted on polarbearscience: Amid reports that ice conditions between Newfoundland and southern Labrador are the worst in living memory, another polar bear was reported ashore in the area — just after biologist Andrew Derocher explained to the CBC that bears only come on land when sea ice conditions “fail.” “Ice too thick for coast…

Islamic State Moves Its Capital In Syria From Raqaa To Deir el-Zour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*FOX News*: *ISIS moves its capital in Syria* In the wake of increased airstrikes and pressure applied from three directions by U.S.-backed Syrian forces, the Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria, U.S. defense officials told Fox News. ISIS is now centered in Deir ez-Zur, roughly 90 miles southeast of Raqqa, the officials said. U.S. military drones have watched hundreds of ISIS “bureaucrats,” or administrators, leaving Raqqa in the past two months for the city of al-Mayadin located further down the Euphrates River from Deir el-Zour where U.S. Central C... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates April 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW:* *Mosul: The battle for Iraq's future* Three-fourths of the Iraqi metropolis have been freed from "Islamic State." As anti-IS forces advance on the northwestern city of Mosul, what's needed is a political strategy. The drones are especially dangerous. Islamic State fighters have been sending more and more unmanned aircraft into the air, according to the Iraqi army. Buzzing overhead, the ground-controlled drones release deadly explosives down upon the ranks of their opponents. In the mean time, the Iraqi military has adapted to the aerial threat, but the drones - small and, t... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* M83, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope in a recently released image, is a prominent member of a group of galaxies that includes Centaurus A and NGC 5253, all of which lie about 15 ... more »

Latest Taiwan News

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
My latest for Taiwan News... Pension Reform = Democratic Reform: aiwan President Tsai Ing-wen faces a trio of challenges perhaps no other world leader faces. Just finishing her first year, she must handle the normal challenges any president has, responding to domestic issues and advancing her party’s platform. Yet she must also manage the unique threat of China, brooding over how to annex Taiwan and snuff out Taiwan’s democracy. Finally, Tsai must preside over the de-colonization of Taiwan society from decades of Kuomintang (KMT) colonization. Pension reforms are urgent because of ... more »

North Korea Threatens Australia With A Nuclear Strike If It 'Blindly Toes The U.S. Line'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
© Damir Sagolj / Reuters *ABC News Online*:* North Korea threatens nuclear strike against Australia if it doesn't stop 'blindly toeing US line'* North Korea has warned Australia it could be hit with nuclear weapons if it continues to "blindly" follow the United States. The comments came after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop earlier this week said on the ABC's AM program that North Korea's nuclear weapons program posed a "serious threat" to Australia unless it was stopped by the international community. A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry accused Australia of "spouting... more »

"We've All Heard The Proverbs..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wonder... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On France's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Kevin Lees, Suffragio*: *The Six possible Runoffs That Could Result From France's Sunday Election* On Sunday, voters in France — soon to be the second-most populous member-state of the European Union — will decide the two finalists, out of a field of 11, who will battle for the French presidency next month. Since February, polls have consistently shown centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and hard-right Marine Le Pen, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant Front national, most likely to advance to the May 7 runoff. Macron, a former economy minister in outgoing president... more »

Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Riots After Sunday's French Presidential Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A photo illustration shows a French voter card in front of pictures of the candidates for the French presidential election, April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Illustration *The Telegraph: **Presidential election could lead to rioting in French cities, intelligence agencies warn* Riots could break out in cities across France after results are announced of the first round of the presidential election, intelligence services have warned, as the most unpredictable vote in decades goes ahead amid a heightened terror alert. Trouble is almost certain if the far-Right leader Marine L... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
This, from *The New York Times,* is no surprise: As Mr. Trump’s White House advisers jostle for position, the president has turned to another group of advisers — from family, real estate, media, finance and politics, and all outside the White House gates — many of whom he consults at least once a week. The media mogul Rupert Murdoch is on the phone every week, encouraging Mr. Trump when he’s low and arguing that he focus on the economy rather than detouring to other issues.... Sean Hannity tells the president that keeping promises on core Republican issues is crucial. This raises a... more »

Chaffetz and Nunes-- Which One Is Heading For Disgrace And Which For A Job At Fox?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I couldn't make it to Visalia for the anti-devon Nunes town hall at the College of the Sequoias on Wednesday. (Good excuse-- I had to spend the day at City of Hope working with my doctor on a marijuana protocol for the chronic cough that got left behind after a post-stem cell replacement operation bout of pneumonia. All these medicines aren't working; marijuana oil is.) Anyway... good people don't use marijuana but I missed the Nunes-without-Nunes shindig. About 150 people did show up, constituents according to them but "a bunch of left-wing activists" according to Nunes. They inv... more »

Combat footage: Syria Army expels jihadists from key stronghold in northern Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Army’s elite forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, fully recaptured the rebel heartland of Taybat al-Imam in northern Hama countryside amid jihadi collapse. The fall of the strategic town to the government forces has sparked a state of confusion among the jihadi groups, declaring full mobilization and urging allied […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

فيديو || ضربة روسية مزدوجة على مقر لهيئة تحرير الشام شمال غرب خان شيخون وتدمير شامل

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
ضربة جوية روسية استهدفت بصاروخ خارق للتحصينات احد معسكرت هيئة تحرير الشام شمال غرب خان شخون بريف ادلب الملاحظ في الفيديو التاخير الزمني لانفجار الصاروخ بعد استهدافه للمقر , وبعيد اقتراب المسلحين منه انفجر بهم , ثم تلاه صاروخ آخر ددمر المنطقة المصدر نيوز يوشع يوسف Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In Pictures: scores of jihadi rebels killed in failed offensive on north Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Army managed to hold the positions it had recaptured earlier in northern Hama countryside, repelling a massive attack launched by jihadi groups. The fall of Taybat al-Imam, a major rebel stronghold in northern Hama countryside, has been a major blow for the Islamist insurgents who steadily collapsed as […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

He's back! Barack Obama is about to reenter the world stage and the timing could not be better.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of HuffPo: *Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency life on Monday. * *Obama will join young leaders to discuss community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago, the school where he once was a law professor. The former president began his career as a community organizer on the city’s South Side and is in the process of building his presidential library there. * *“This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities a... more »

France Prepares To Go To The Polls -- News Updates April 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*AFP: **France on edge as presidential vote looms* Paris (AFP) - France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The shooting on Paris's world-renowned Champs Elysees avenue on Thursday, claimed by the Islamic State group, thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative calm. On Saturday, police arrested a man carrying a knife at Paris's Gare du Nord station, briefly causing panic as some passengers ru... more »

The 5 Eyes (6 eyes?) Meet in New Zealand- Presently

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Interesting comment included asking if the 5 eyes, should really be knows as the 6 eyes? Included after the main article *Readers here have surely noticed I use the "5 eyes media" label to describe what is almost entirely all of the main stream and alternative media* I caught exactly, *ZERO news stories* *originating from here in Canada *on this meeting. Yet, Canada is assuredly fully represented at the meeting in New Zealand. The real reason 5 Eyes are meeting in Queenstown Martyn Bradbury *"The surprise by the corporate mainstream media that the 5 Eye Nazgul are meeting in Qu... more »

Live 'Awake' Premier at Tribeca with Prolific the Rapper

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Live 'Awake' Premier at Tribeca with Prolific the Rapper Watch Awake film trailer at Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/awake-a-dream-standing-rock-trailer-tribeca-film-festival-2017-995592 Watch AWAKE, compliments of Censored News Watch AWAKE film now, as it premiers at Tribeca Film Festival. Compliments of Censored News, send me your email, and I'll send you

Crisis In Venezuela -- News Updates April 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CBC:* *Venezuela spiralling into chaos amid looting, militarized police* At least 20 have died since April 4 as frustrated Venezuelans protest Maduro government The smell of tear gas and smoke from fires filled the air in several Caracas neighbourhoods on Friday after a night that saw at least 12 people die. In the humble district of El Valle, people screamed, while the sound of gunshots sent neighbours and protesters running for safety Protesters are vowing to continue their opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro, after the deadliest day in three weeks of one ... more »

Standing Rock 'RISE' Best Feature Award Green Film Fest San Francisco

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
.. Congratulations to Viceland's 'Rise' and to the water protectors for awakening the world -- Censored News Green Film Fest San Francisco 2017 Best Feature Award: At the heart of this passionate docuseries is injustice; the rights of a dispossessed, persecuted race abused by state and corporations in avaricious pursuit of natural resources. Resistance by the Sioux at

President Trump Has Only Nominated 15% Of His Executive Branch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
President Donald Trump's Cabinet gathers in the Oval Office on March 13, 2017. Donald Trump/Twitter *Business Insider:* *WHO'S RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT? Trump has yet to fill 85% of key executive branch positions* Nearly 100 days into his term, President Donald Trump hasn't nominated anyone for 85% of key executive branch positions that require Senate confirmation. Of the 554 positions requiring confirmation, as of Saturday, 473 have no nominee, 35 have been announced but not formally nominated, 24 have been nominated, and just 22 have been confirmed thus far, according to a databa... more »

The Story Of 2 Marines In The Path Of A Truck Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Paul Szoldra, Business Insider*: *Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb* Nine years ago, two US Marines from very different walks of life met for the first time when they were put on guard duty at 7:30 in the morning. Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived. Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale stood their ground. T... more »

Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Ramping Up Heroin Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*VOA: **Mexico Heroin Output Jumps; US Offers to Help Fund Eradication* MEXICO CITY — The United States has offered to help fund Mexico’s efforts to eradicate opium poppies, the U.S. assistant secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) said Friday, as Mexican heroin output increased again last year. “We would be prepared to support (opium eradication efforts) should we reach a basic agreement in terms of how they would do more and better eradication in the future,” William Brownfield of INL, part of the State Department, said in an interview. “That is... more »

The Trump Administration Is Intensifying Its Campaign To Find And Eliminate Al Qaeda Leader al-Zawahiri Gone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Osama bin Laden, left, sits with his adviser and successor Ayman al-Zawahri, on November 10, 2001. Zawahiri, an Egyptian, is now the head of Al-Qaeda. REUTERS/HAMID MIR/EDITOR/AUSAF NEWSPAPER FOR DAILY DAWN *Jeff Stein, Newsweek:* *Ayman al-Zawahiri: How a CIA Drone Strike Nearly Killed the Head of Al Qaeda* He has been the forgotten man in the West’s desperate campaign to obliterate the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). He didn’t even merit a cameo in the celebratory coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. For several years, he has been desc... more »

Saturday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Eva Schaherl offers her take on how to fight against climate change: - Stop being distracted by the “Sad!” theatre of the Greatest Show on Earth across our southern border. In Canada our leadership debates should be focused on how to save the world’s life-support systems, not imitating the hateful squabbles of our U.S. neighbours. - Make climate the central issue in every byelection, election, leadership contest and international powwow. If our only sandbox falls apart, every other issue from migration to the economy ... more »

Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa

CFACT at CFACT - 7 hours ago
Ugandan activist Steven Lyazi argues that, while wind and solar and biomass energy do provide some relief for many Africans, they are not true substitutes for round-the-clock reliable energy such as is found in First World countries with electric power grids fueled by coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy -- all of which are in abundant supply in various African nations. Westerners tend to think it is just fine for Africans to live in poverty, especially energy poverty, while they enjoy the benefits of a fossil- and nuclear-fuel economy.

Leadership 2017 Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
The latest from the NDP's federal leadership campaign. - The Canadian Press reports on Pat Stogran's official campaign launch. And Alex Ballingall highlights Stogran's criticism of Justin Trudeau's empty-suit governance, while Jeremy Nuttall focuses on his message about challenging politics as usual. - Charlie Smith interviews Peter Julian about his "just transition" energy policy and its appeal to MPs from Quebec and elsewhere. Niki Ashton writes about the importance of economic justice - both as a campaign theme, and a focus for activism. Ben Leeson talks to Guy Caron about his p... more »

Rules for Climate Radicals; Whenever Possible, Go Outside the Expertise of the Enemy.

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 7 hours ago
In real science, you make an observation, make a hypothesis, collect the data, test the data and reach a conclusion. In other words, you stay focused on the issue. In politics, you deflect, pivot, change the subject and obfuscate. Which sounds more like the climate change debate? Clearly, climate change is a political issue, not … Continue reading "Rules for Climate Radicals; Whenever Possible, Go Outside the Expertise of the Enemy."

A day without coal: Britain edges towards energy dependence on Russia

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 7 hours ago
[image: North Sea oil rig] As Britain's coal use runs down and natural gas use increases, Britain will have to turn to Russia as North Sea gas reserves run down. The post A day without coal: Britain edges towards energy dependence on Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Marine Le Pen: Why I’m with her

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 7 hours ago
[image: MArine Le Pen] A vote for Le Pen is a vote for peace. The post Marine Le Pen: Why I’m with her appeared first on The Duran.

Carl Bernstein states that the FBI believes the Trump Administration is attempting an "active coverup" to interfere with investigation into collusion with Russia.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of Mediaite: *If Carl Bernstein knows anything, he knows how anonymous sources can reveal how a high-level criminal cover-up can take an administration down. So when he stated that the FBI had a “serious belief” that there was an “active coverup” in the alleged coordination/collusion between the Trump campaign and a Russian effort to reveal the election last night on AC360, we take notice. * *In a remarkably entertaining segment pegged to a CNN’s recent report, Bernstein dropped some knowledge about FBI suspicions. According the the Watergate legend, intelligence suggest... more »

The U.S. Is Building Airfields In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
22 February 2017 satellite images of US Airfield, 30km south of #Kobani. used by @CJTFOIR in the fight against #Daesh in #Syria. #SDF #YPG pic.twitter.com/8zZYJ0i8oL — leshker (@leshker_) April 5, 2017 *War Is Boting*: *The U.S. Military Expands Its Network of Syrian Airfields* *Bases make it easier to bring in supplies for the SDF* A recent article in the Russian state-owned Sputnik Turkey outlet speculated that the airfield the United States built from scratch in the Syrian-Kurdish Kobani region could become a substitute for Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base. The assertion is likely ... more »

A Look At What Is Needed To Sink A U.S. Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (R) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in the Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016. Courtesy Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS *Robert Farley, Fox Trot Alpha:** What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier* The modern aircraft carrier is a global symbol of American dominance, hegemony, peace, even empire. But at over 1,000 feet long, and displacin... more »

Is The North Korean Submarine Fleet A Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 © KCNA / Reuters *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *North Korea's Submarine Fleet: A Big Threat or a Big Joke?* North Korea should by all rights be a naval power. A country sitting on a peninsula, Korea has a long naval tradition, despite being a “shrimp” between the two “whales” of China and Japan. However, the partitioning of Korea into two countries in 1945 and the stated goal of unification —by force if necessary—lent the count... more »

A Shropshire Lass

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
This morning's *Today *programme found Sarah Montague among those blue remembered hills of Shropshire talking farming, Brexit and the general election. The main theme, which Sarah pursued as doggedly as A.E. Housman's Shropshire Lad pursued death, was the effect the loss of EU subsidies will have on UK farming. And she kept on talking about it being "EU funding". At no point did Sarah remind her listeners that this "EU money", apparently keeping UK farming afloat, ultimately came from UK contributions and that UK contributions to the EU's farming budget have been considerably ... more »

8-year-old Yakut albino indigenous girl surprises world with unique beauty

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Nicknamed the Siberian ‘Snow White’ because of her stunning pale hair and fair complexion, Nariyana lives in Yakutia, Siberia. Out of her whole family, she is the only one with white hair and the first albino from both sides of the family. “She is the most unusual person I’ve met,” photographer Vadim Rufov said. But even though Nariyana has received multiple offers from modeling agencies, her mom doesn’t want her to pursue a modeling career just yet. “We have already got many offers from modeling and advertising agencies but I don’t want her to work yet,” she said. “When she grows ... more »

Back on the Doors in Stoke Central

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Here we are again. The dust has barely settled on the by-election, Gareth Snell has been our MP for just two months and the Prime Minister pitches us into another battle for votes. Thanks for that. At last night's hastily rebadged constituency meeting, assembled members discussed the campaign to come. And, for obvious reasons, there's a big difference versus what went before. Our famous victory back in February was something of an unsubtle affair. UKIP and the Tories found themselves up against the steam roller of the Labour Party machine and they were flattened - in the kippers' ca... more »

The Montana House Special Election-- A Guest Post From Mike Lux

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There is a trend developing in this election cycle, and it has the potential to fundamentally redefine the nature of politics in the Trump era. In February, a Delaware special election that would determine which party controlled the state Senate was heavily targeted by both parties and expected to be very close, despite being a district that the Democrats only won 51-49 in 2014. This year, the Democrat won by over 17 points. Progressive Democrat James Thompson ran in a very Republican blue-collar Kansas district that Donald Trump won by 27 points. Everyone assumed he would get blo... more »

May Day General Strike by James E. Rabbit III

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
by James E. Rabbit III Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Founder/Administrator of the Solidarity Facebook Page April 22, 2017 This May Day (Monday, May 1st, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid a living wage by means of a May Day General […]

Were Power Outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Caused by Cyberattacks?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The power outages did not take place simultaneously, and appear to have been caused by physical mechanical failures.

Is This a Real ‘Sea Roach’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A video purportedly showing a sea roach actually shows an animatronic sea mite from the movie "Pacific Rim."

what i'm reading: giovanni's room by james baldwin

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
James Baldwin's *Giovanni's Room*, a landmark in LGBT literature, is one of our library's current "Raves & Faves". The 1956 novel takes place in Paris, narrated by a young American man who is trying to come to terms with his sexuality. In the past, this was said to be a "gay novel;" now it is seen as "bisexual novel". Leaving aside the obvious fact that novels don't possess sexuality, those labels are interpretation. The narrator himself doesn't have a name for his orientation; for him, neutral, descriptive language doesn't exist. The story takes place in 1950s Paris, alive with ex... more »

Полная стенограмма интервью президента Асада агентству “РИА Новости”

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
В пятницу президент Сирийской Арабской Республики Башар аль-Асад дал развёрнутое интервью российскому информационному агентству “РИА Новости”. Ниже представлена полная стенограмма разговора, сделанная государственным сирийским новостным агентством САНА. —– Спасибо, господин президент, за предоставленную возможность провести это интервью. Начну с вопроса о недавнем трагическом событии в Алеппо, где большая часть погибших и раненых – дети. Как […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hama’da cihatçıların savunma hattı çöktü: Çok sayıda nokta ordu kontrolüne geçti !

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Hama şehrinin kuzeyinde taarruzunu sürdüren Suriye ordusuna bağlı birlikler ve müttefikleri, bugün yeni bir süpürme operasyonu daha gerçekleştirdi. Sabah erken saatlerde hava ve topçu desteği ile taarruza geçen birlikler; Nasiriye, Kufayr ve Zur el Vubeyda köyleri; Nasiriye ve Muntar tepeleri ile Kirbet Salman, Madacin ve Gharbal kontrol noktalarını radikal dinci gruplardan temizledi. Bu kazanımların ardından […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Happy Earth Day!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
○ *“Earth Day 2017: Explore Earth In 300 Pictures”* - http://earthspacecircle.blogspot.com/p/earth-day-2017.html

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Kaiwaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by!

"Always Been Sane..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight." - G. K. Chesterton

“The Descent Of Man”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Descent Of Man”* Has Human intelligence been on an intellectual and emotional decline since its peak thousands of years ago? by Steve Connor "Is the human species doomed to intellectual decline? Will our intelligence ebb away in centuries to come leaving our descendants incapable of using the technology their ancestors invented? In short: will Homo be left without his sapiens? This is the controversial hypothesis of a leading geneticist who believes that the immense capacity of the human brain to learn new tricks is under attack from an array of genetic mutations that have ac... more »

"But Not You..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." - Jim Rohn

CONFIRMED: Trump supporters under surveillance during US election

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: wire tap] Despite insistent denials confirmed Trump supporters were under intelligence agency surveillance during US election The post CONFIRMED: Trump supporters under surveillance during US election appeared first on The Duran.

Twitter and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Impartiality is in our genes, so it's only right to point out that the BBC is under fire from the Corbynistas again, this time over BBC reporter/presenters' comments on Twitter. It's another of the remarkable turnabouts of the past couple of years that BBC staff are now getting slammed from the Left as well as the Right for their tweets. The interesting thing in the past - as painstakingly documented by David Preiser - is that it was a Herculean, maybe even a Sisyphean task, to find even one 'right-wing tweet' from a BBC reporter. They almost invariably came 'from the Left', ref... more »

Green energy poverty week

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 9 hours ago
April 22 is Earth Day, the March for Science, and Lenin’s birthday (which many say is appropriate, since environmentalism is now green on the outside and red, anti-­free enterprise on the inside). April 29 will feature the People’s Climate March. The Climate March website says these forces of “The Resistance” intend to show President Trump […]

...The Skies Admit Your Truth...

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 9 hours ago
*Sometimes it's not what you're looking at, it's what's watching you...* *.* Bottom line? You're* unconvincing, authoritarian, and use *flat* thinking! What you call your "bearing facts" *ASSUMES* *your* views are valid, Jack, and assumptions are, then, what they WOULD be—that *ass* that's made of you and me. *.* Your "proclamation with a sneer" betrays the tap root of your fear, that non-admitted holes *abound* within the premise you propound. Your errant premise, its *inculcation,* provides for utter degradation, while you distract us from our wounds... that you *discount and* the... more »

More good news, it appears that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will finally testify before the House Intelligence Committee.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of Politico: *The House Intelligence Committee is working to reschedule a hearing on Russia with members of the Obama administration, including former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. * *The committee announced Friday that it has invited Yates, along with former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, to testify before the panel. The open hearing would be scheduled after May 2, the committee said.* *The three had been scheduled to testify in March, but Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) abruptly canceled the sess... more »

X22 Report Spotlight, “When The Economic System Is Brought Down A 3rd Of Congress Will Go To Jail”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*X22 Report Spotlight, * *“When The Economic System Is Brought Down A 3rd Of Congress Will Go To Jail”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tm1_IvYyts

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Logos, “Cheminement” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOuXP8aVWHU

"Are all presenters of Radio 4's Week in Westminster Remainers?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Here's a BBC bias-related question posed on Twitter today by Tim Montgomerie: Well, going back through the *Week at Westminster *archive shows the following as having been presenters since the EU referendum last June: *Steve Richards *(7 editions) *George Parker,** FT *(6 editions) *Tom Newton Dunn, **Sun* (4 editions) *Helen Lewis, **New Statesman *(3 editions) *Peter Oborne, **Daily Mail *(2 editions) *Anushka Asthana, **Guardian *(2 editions) *Isabel Hardman, **Spectator *(1 edition) *Jim Waterson, **Buzzfeed* (1 edition) Now, several of those *TWAW *presenters were undoubtedly ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Our friends at the BBC are certainly worried about those 'stopwatches'. Nick Robinson famously doesn't like them (or calculators for that matter). And now it's Andrew Marr, writing in the* Spectator*, who appears to be hearing Time's wingèd chariot (in the form of a BBC bias watcher's stopwatch) hurrying near: For broadcasters, the usual rules on being evenhanded could become ferociously complicated. If it is, as the Prime Minister says, our ‘Brexit election’ then you’d think we should give each side of that huge argument a fair crack of the whip. But if that looks like giving the... more »

Vive la difference?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Tomorrow is the first round of the French presidential election - a tight four-horse race that *could*, if *les dieux* are in a particularly *contraire* mood, result in the National Front's Marine le Pen facing off against the Mao-admiring Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the second round - *and *the possibility of Frexit on two fronts. The thought of that might make your jaw drop, but even more jaw-dropping was the contrast in tone between Evan Davis's paired interviews with a couple of French politicos on last night's *Newsnight. *It has to be seen to be believed. Our Evan was positivel... more »

Of Barnard Castle and Beorhtnoth

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Barnard Castle's castle I wonder how common it is for politically-minded listeners to shun any programmes presented by someone whose views seem particularly objectionable to them and, as a result, how many have missed out on all manner of possible delights? I've never been very keen on the far-Left, for example, so I've always tended to avoid programmes featuring, say, Mark Steel or Michael Rosen. And this went on for years, until I heard an episode each of *Word of Mouth *and *Mark Steel's in Town *and now I try to listen to those programmes as much as possible and have come to l... more »

Mining 50, Canada mining taxation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
This is from Natural Resources Canada. They seem to have a rational and non tax-hungry policy in mining there, lots of allowable deductions, they recognize the capital-intensiveness of mining with huge investments, machines and vehicles needed. Data as of January 2017. Source: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/taxation/mining-specific-tax-provisions/8892 I also read this report in 2013. [image: min ca2] http://resourceclips.com/2013/12/03/mining-industry-has-paid-canada-71-billion-in-last-10-years/ $7.1 billion a year in mining taxes, that's big. On top of revenues by mining... more »

5 Things You Need To Know About The US Govt’s ‘Simulated Terror Attack’ On NYC

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
Operation Gotham Shield has been reported by a growing number of media outlets as this month’s reason for Americans to panic.

Marvel Promotes Captain America ‘Event’ With Shirts Promoting Nazi-Linked Group

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Critics said the company's attempt to recast 'Hydra' was 'sensationalistic garbage.'

Did a Counterterrorism Expert Call For ISIS to Bomb a Trump Building?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Malcolm Nance's tweet was taken out of context in a "viral game of telephone".

How Would Jesus Look in that Bomber Jacket?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Many people want to impeach Trump for similar war crimes committed by Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, etc.... Then we'd get Pence the bible thumper the true believer Katie bar the door But Pence is presidential he looks good in the bomber jacket harsh and tight-assed just the way they like them inside the Deep State in the land of the free.... Washington has a tough sell as the empire implodes under its own contradictions They are now asking themselves: Do we just bluster and boast our way through the collapse or do we keep bombing the hell out of anyone as an example to others who... more »

France: Will ‘La Morosite’ Win the Vote?

Eric Margolis at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] I watched the final French presidential debate last Thursday night with fascination and even a measure of admiration. France has some very intelligent, well-educated politicians. They are fine until they get into office but then must begin pleasing France’s fractious voters. And they must deal with the rising tide of jihadist violence in France, as witnessed by the shooting of police officers on the Champs Elysée on Thursday. This could help far right candidate Marine Le Pen. One is reminded of Charles De Gaulle who asked how anyone could run a nation that had 24... more »

US 'Deep State' Sold Out Counter-Terrorism to Keep Itself in Business

Gareth Porter at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] New York Times columnist Tom Friedman outraged many readers when he wrote an opinion piece on 12 April calling on President Trump to "back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria". The reason he gave for that recommendation was not that US wars in the Middle East are inevitably self-defeating and endless, but that it would reduce the "pressure on Assad, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah". That suggestion that the US sell out its interest in counter-terrorism in the Middle East to gain some advantage in power competition with its adversaries was rightly attacked as cynica... more »

Chris Hedges: Confronting the Evil Within Us–The Twin Foundations of Genocide and Slavery

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Apr 22, 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses playwright Eugene O’Neill’s shattering of the American myth in the play “Mourning Becomes Electra”. Hedges is joined by his wife Eunice Wong who is playing Lavinia Mannon in Target Margin Theater’s production of the […]

The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery?

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Vicky Pelaez Global Research, March 10, 2008 El Diario-La Prensa, New York Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black […]

Columbus Day – As Rape Rules Africa & American Churches Embrace Violent “Christian” Video Games by Thom Hartmann

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Thom Hartmann Smirking Chimp Oct 8 2007 “Gold is most excellent; gold constitutes treasure; and he who has it does all he wants in the world, and can even lift souls up to Paradise.” – Christopher Columbus, 1503 letter to the king and queen of Spain. “Christopher Columbus not only opened the […]

A top comedian has warned of a threat we’re ignoring if the Tories get elected again [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
On Saturday 22 April an award winning comedian addressed a crowd of thousands of people in the centre of London. His message? There is a real danger to the UK that few people have even mentioned if the Tories have their way. And the future of the whole planet could rest on it. Dump Trump […] The post A top comedian has warned of a threat we’re ignoring if the Tories get elected again [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

The Sun just fell for spoof news, and the internet is in stitches

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 11 hours ago
The spoof site Southend News Network has fooled so many journalists, politicians, and persons of interest that recognising its material should be lesson one of any media training course. And yet, despite there being so many instances, The Sun has just fallen for another. This time relating to a cow-onesie-wearing toddler being barred from a […] The post The Sun just fell for spoof news, and the internet is in stitches appeared first on The Canary.

BWorld 123, Drug-related murders and criminal justice in Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld on March 30, 2017. While there is continuing (legal and political) debate whether extrajudicial killings (EJK) are happening in the Duterte administration or not, there is no debate that thousands of mysterious murders, often drug-related, have occurred since President Duterte won the May 2016 elections. So far, death toll of drug-related murders from mid-May 2016 to February 2017 is estimated at 7,000+. The Philippine National Police (PNP) released its official data, indicating that from July 1, 2016 to Jan. 24, 2017, some 2,539 “killed durin... more »

Non-Alignment and dissent to challenge US-Russia-China’s New World Order

Gilbert Mercier at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: NAM] The concepts behind the creation of the Non Aligned Movement are deeply relevant in today's multi-polar world. The post Non-Alignment and dissent to challenge US-Russia-China’s New World Order appeared first on The Duran.

Descent into absurdity: FBI looks to Walter Mitty figure to prove collusion between Trump and Russia

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: carter page] Focus on a fantasist like Carter Page to prove collusion between Trump and Russia shows how detached from reality Russiagate has become. The post Descent into absurdity: FBI looks to Walter Mitty figure to prove collusion between Trump and Russia appeared first on The Duran.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Should Take the Gloves Off; Turn the Crippling EPA Regs on Wind and Solar

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 11 hours ago
One of the foundations of leftist politics is “accuse others of what you are guilty.” It is a wonderfully effective political tactic used by the most unethical, deceitful and deplorable of people. It unjustly accuses the innocent of guilt, marginalizes the crime, and most importantly puts the accused on defense when they should be on … Continue reading "EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Should Take the Gloves Off; Turn the Crippling EPA Regs on Wind and Solar"

Russia Continues Crusade Against Environmental Groups in Run-up to Earth Day

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 12 hours ago
Norwegian NGO Bellona reports: “Another Russian non-profit tarred as a foreign agent for little more than existing. In a continuing … Continue reading →

"Bird Carousel" View my latest wood carving

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*"Bird Carousel" View my latest wood carving* *by clicking on **the above video* I have updated my *greencrowcreativeresources* art page to show a video of my latest wood carving...a mobile I call "*Bird Carousel".* Readers are invited to check out this page from time to time to see my latest arts and crafts. The greencrow is not "just" a conspiracy theorist blogger, dontchaknow. This latest carving is a show stopper for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is the first time I've been able to upload *a video* onto my blog from my new IPhone. If this works, I can use it on my o... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, April 22, 2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such report will be on May 6, 2017. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific *FACT*, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"Now I am b... more »

"'The Undiscovered Country,' Shakespeare's Hamlet Soliloquy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Adrian Lester speaks Hamlet’s soliloquy from Act III, Scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. “Hamlet: To be, or not to be: that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them. To die; to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ’Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d. To die; to sleep;— To sleep? Perchance to dream! Ay, there’s the rub; For in... more »

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"There comes a time in the life of us all when we must lay aside our books or put down our tools and leave our place of work and walk forth on the road to meet the enemy face-to-face. Once and for all and at last." - Edward Abbey

Is The Republican Civil War Jeopardizing John Culberson's Houston Seat? Ask Club For Growth

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
If you're not from Tennessee, you may never have heard of Congresswoman Diane Black. She's an old racist witch, basically a classic neo-Nazi who's been representing a backward district in central Tennessee that conveniently skirts any cities, since 2010. TN-06 is made up of 19 shit-hole counties that God gave up on and abandoned to the Devil; most of the voters live in Sumner and Wilson counties. The dirt-poor district is almost entirely white-- and pretty much defines "trash." She's the absolute perfect representative-- except that she's a multimillionaire several times over, re... more »

Labour Party Campaign Strategy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
A few remarks to complement yesterday's consideration of Tory strategy. 1. Labour is massively behind in the polls. Whether you think they're wrong or not (I don't believe they are), they have material effects on campaigns and election outcomes. Some countries limit their use in the lead up to voting *for a reason*. We're at a disadvantage, and we're *perceived to be at a disadvantage*. On top of that, Jeremy Corbyn is viewed negatively by the public at large. The polls show it. Reception on the doors show it. Why that is has a number of roots and is something for after the campaign... more »

The Trump Effect in Reverse

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
With populism on the march across the West in the past 18 months, conventional wisdom suggests this lurch toward nativism will continue. With the Dutch Trump increasing his seats in parliament, Turkey’s President stuffing the ballot box to win a referendum taking him closer to full on authoritarianism, the National Front’s candidate looking set to […]

The Trump Administration will not, repeat will not, repeal those sanctions stopping Exxon from completing that huge deal with Russian oil company.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of CNBC: *The Trump administration will not grant special permission to U.S. companies, including Exxon Mobil, to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact, according to a statement from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Friday.* *Exxon tried to secure a waiver that would let it drill in parts of Russia currently blocked by U.S. sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. That ban was related to Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. * *The push came about a month after former Exxon CEO ... more »

بالخريطة || وحدات الجيش السوري تحقق تقدما جديدا و تصل لجنوب مورك في ريف حماة الشمالي

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
تمكنت وحدات الجيش السوري والقوات المساندة من تحقيق تقدم جديد وهام في ريف حماة الشمالي على حساب مسلحي هيئة تحرير الشام بقيادة النصرة والمسلحين الموالين لها واكد مصدر عسكري لمراسل المصدر نيوز سيطرة وحدات الجيش على تل المنطار وحاجزي المداجن وخربة السمان وبلدة كفير الطيبة وكافة المزارع شمال وغرب طيبة الامام بعد قتل العشرات من […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Cihatçılar, Halep’te cenazeyi bombaladı: Çok sayıda sivil öldü

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Halep’te bulunan ve ÖSO’ya yakınlığı ile bilinen Ebu Ammara grubu, önceki gün bir askerin cenaze töreni sırasında bombalı saldırı gerçekleştirdi. Filistinli mültecilerden kurulan Kudüs Tugayı savaşçısının cenaze töreninde gerçekleşen saldırıda, tabutun etrafında bulunan sivillerin büyük bir kısmı da hayatını kaybetti. Ebu Ammara adlı cihatçı örgüt, resmi sitesinden yayınladığı videoyla, saldırının sorumluluğunu üstlendi Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists on the verge of complete collapse in northern Hama: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels are on the verge of complete collapse in northern Hama, as the Syrian Arab Army and their allies steam roll through their defenses. Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army announced the capture of Kafr Al-Tabeh after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham abandoned this small village […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Air Force wipes out entire Al-Qaeda camp in Idlib: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a strategic bombing in the Idlib Governorate on April 19th that targeted a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham training camp in the Idlib Governorate. With information from locals, the Russian Air Force had direct coordinates to this jihadist installation in the Idlib Governoraate, making it relatively […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

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