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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

17 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:51 pm MDT

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
#UPDATE A nine-year-old girl is killed and one other person feared dead after a strong quake rocks Japan's second city of Osaka during morning rush hour https://t.co/vFEpW61cWl pic.twitter.com/uCraai3msC — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 18, 2018 VIDEO: Macedonian President Zoran Zaev and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hug and shake hands after their countries end a 27-year row by renaming the small Balkan nation as 'The Republic of North Macedonia' pic.twitter.com/Obr5TJZxym — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 17, 2018 Incredible footage shows hundreds of thousands of people in Bangl... more »

La migración internacional como expresión de la desigualdad y exclusión global

bilaterals.org - 35 minutes ago
17-Jun-2018 Difícilmente puede pensarse que el mundo de hoy día se rige por un afán de justicia y los valores del respecto y procuración de una vida digna para todas las personas.

Air Force Officer Fired For Losing Grenades And A Machine Gun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Col. Jason Beers, who was fired as the 91st Security Forces Group commander, is getting a new job. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry *Business Insider/Task & Purpose:* *An Air Force officer fired for losing grenades and a machine gun is getting a big new job* In what can only be described as "failing up," a colonel who was fired after his security forces airmen unit lost a machine gun and grenades while guarding nuclear missiles is headed to a new job at Air Force Special Operations Command. Col. Jason Beers has been assigned as chief of the installations division ... more »

Musical Interlude: Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
The video IS there, just click it. Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNw8U4aCgjE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster. * Click image for larger size.* About 54 million light-years distant, bright M60's simpler egg-like shape is created by its randomly swarming older stars, while NGC 4647's young blue stars, gas and dust are organized into winding arms rotating in a flattened disk. Spiral NGC 4647 is estimated to be more distant than... more »

The Poet: Aldous Huxley, "Lightly"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Lightly"* "It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. Ju... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
NASA *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from the following photo-gallery .... *7 Wild Photos Of The SR-71 Blackbird’s Legendary Afterburners In Action* (Task & Purpose).


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny." - Maitri Upanishads

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by!

Conservative Political Newcomer Ivan Duque Will Be The Next President Of Colombia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC:* *Conservative newcomer Ivan Duque wins Colombia's presidential election* Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected president of Colombia. With nearly all votes counted. Mr Duque has 54% with his rival Gustavo Petro on 41.8%. The result raises questions about the future of a historic but controversial peace deal with Farc rebels. Mr Duque, who is supported by former President Alvaro Uribe, has said he will overhaul the 2016 agreement which gave the rebels places in Congress. The orthodox economist also says he will revisit crimes allegedly committed by t... more »

New Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Little Efficacy Against Diarrhea

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 hour ago
Letter to the Editor New pentavalent rotavirus vaccine shows little efficacy against diarrhea Lalit Kumar drlalitnarwat@gmail.com Jacob Puliyel Department of Pediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi 110054, India ⁎Corresponding author. Keywords: Rotarix; Bovine human-reassortant pentavalent vaccine; Serum Institute of India Rotavirus...

And, Now... Something Crazy From The Fringe-- And My Best Wishes To Robert Mueller

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Almost everyone and every organization has a wikipedia page, right? But not James George (Jim) Jatras and not the American Institute in Ukraine which he claims to be Deputy Executive Director of. And not Anthony T Salvia, the Executive Director of the American Institute in Ukraine. (I did find an Anthony T *La* Salvia, who in 2014 was an unsuccessful Democratic primary judicial candidate in Maricopa County. It can't be the same guy-- at least I don't think so.) More recently he served as a stooge for then-President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine who he wrote deserved a Nobel Peace Pr... more »

Free Download: "A Hand-book of the English Language," 1860

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"A Hand-book of the English Language," 1860* "This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth ... more »

Switzerland Holds Brazil to 1×1 Draw in World Cup

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 2 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a four-year wait, tournament favorites Brazil began their 2018 World Cup campaign in disappointing fashion yesterday (June 17th) as the seleção drew 1-1 with Switzerland in a physical match at Rostov-On-Don in Russia. Brazil entered the tournament in search of redemption after the club’s […]

“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Beyond The Porch-Light of Language”* by Chet Raymo "The title of this post is another phrase from the poet Pat Boran. A lovely image, evoking friends in rocking chairs sipping ice tea or gin-and-tonics on a drowsy summer night. Out there in the darkness lightnin' bugs flash their sleepy semaphores. Somewhere afar off heat lightnin' illuminates the horizon. Our language drifts into the dark. We have words too for stars, for black holes and quasars, for the cosmic microwave background radiation. Our words leak off the porch into the summer darkness, bringing some small part of the ... more »

Eocene Enigmas

Louis Hissink at Eocene Enigmas – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 2 hours ago
One of history’s mysteties is the presence of a Roman aqueduct at the base of opencut lignite mine NW of Cologne in Germany, the Garzweiler-Elsbachtal mine. Roman buildings are not suppoed be buried under Miocene or older sediments, but there it was, a magnificent anachronism that mainstream geoscience can’t explain. Well it could if it … Continue reading "Eocene Enigmas"

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

Corruption In China's Aircraft Carrier Shipbuilder?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
China's anti-graft agency has launched a probe against the general manager of the state-owned firm responsible for building aircraft carriers.PHOTO: REUTERS *SCMP: **Man behind China’s new aircraft carrier detained in corruption investigation* Sun Bo, general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, suspected of serious violations of law, party discipline, watchdog says The deputy head of the shipbuilder developing China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier has been detained on suspicion of disciplinary violations, the usual euphemism for corruption. Sun Bo, general manager of... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"That the situation appears hopeless should not prevent us from doing our best." - Aldo Leopold


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
*The New York Times* has come in for a lot of criticism in the Trump era, much of it deserved. The *Times* is often compared unfavorably to the Trump-era *Washington Post.* But the *Post*'s Karen Tumulty gets this absolutely wrong: Melania Trump, the most reticent first lady since Pat Nixon, has done an admirable thing. She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administration’s heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents. The statement issued through her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, cautious as it is, bears careful reading: “Mrs. Trump hates to se... more »

"If You Think 'Rights Don’t Exist,' You are Contributing to the Collapse of Civilization"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"If You Think 'Rights Don’t Exist,' * *You are Contributing to the Collapse of Civilization"* By Joe Jarvis Via The Daily Bell "To say “I don’t believe in rights,” is like saying, “I don’t believe in language.” Uttering the phrase contradicts your claim. Humans created language in order to constructively communicate. Language is real because people agree on the meaning of words. In the same vein, humans created the concept of rights to facilitate peaceful human interaction. Rights are real because people agree (sometimes without realizing it) on what constitutes a right. Even as s... more »

"The Moment Of Most Profound Doubt..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity." - Vaclav Havel

Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Chief Arvol Looking Horse with Tiokasin Ghosthorse -- An Energy Shift Needed to Save Mother Earth and Ourselves Lakota Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse First Voices Radio https://firstvoicesindigenousradio.org/program/20180613 Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, describes the energy shift

New Class Series: Learn LaRouche’s Secret

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 3 hours ago
We want to let you in on a little secret: *what's taught in universities as economics is worthless*. A true science of economics is the most profound area of study accessible to mankind—measuring a society's ability to generate a unique type of anti-entropic growth that separates human beings from the animals. Lyndon LaRouche has pioneered this higher understanding of economics, and, in doing so, has become the most successful long-range economic forecaster on the planet. Sign up for our eight-part class series to get some real answers to the important questions.

China Wants Another Summit With Japan And South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. *SCMP:* *China sounds out Japan and South Korea for another summit about North Korea this year, sources say* The proposed talks in Beijing in December would be the second such summit this year, and could represent Beijing’s attempt to hold sway in the wake of the Trump-Kim meeting. China has sounded out Japan and South Korea to hold a trilateral summit again in December in Beijing, hoping to further ramp up cooperation to denuclearise North Korea, diplomatic sources said Sunday.... more »

‘EU Survival at Stake’ European Parliament Chief Says EU Faces Crunch Decision in 2 WEEKS

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
‘EU Survival at Stake’ European Parliament Chief Says EU Faces Crunch Decision in 2 WEEKS by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/ THE President of the European Parliament has admitted that the future of the European Union faces a make-or-break moment by the end of June if European leaders cannot resolve the expanding migration crisis. – The President of the […]

‘They Demand We Forever Stay on Cusp of Nuclear War’: Lee Camp Slams MSM Censure of Kim-Trump Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
‘They Demand We Forever Stay on Cusp of Nuclear War’: Lee Camp Slams MSM Censure of Kim-Trump Deal by https://www.rt.com/ Redacted Tonight host Lee Camp says he is unsure that President Donald Trump has the discipline to maintain a peace deal with North Korea, but notes that his opponents would rather face nuclear war than give […]

“The Global Bond Curve Just Inverted”: Why JPM Thinks A Market Crash May Be Imminent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
“The Global Bond Curve Just Inverted”: Why JPM Thinks A Market Crash May Be Imminent by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ At the beginning of April, JPMorgan’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou pointed out something unexpected: in a time when everyone was stressing out over the upcoming inversion in the Treasury yield curve, the JPM analyst showed that the forward curve for the […]

Judge Jeanine: IG Report Evidence of Deep State Hard at Work

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Fox News Published on Jun 16, 2018 James Comey didn’t just deviate from the rules. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. end

Dave Janda: Donald Trump Will Preside Over Reset and Bankruptcy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Dave Janda: Donald Trump Will Preside Over Reset and Bankruptcy by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Radio host Dr. Dave Janda says Trump is bringing big changes to the world with tough talk on trade. At the end of the G-7 economic forum, Trump said America is “like the piggy bank that everyone is robbing, and that ends.” Trump […]

Greg Hunter, “Establishment Stole $50 Trillion & Want to Keep It”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Establishment Stole $50 Trillion & Want to Keep It”* Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Money manager Catherine Austin Fitts says, “The global economy is going to be controlled from space.” Even the U.S. dollar’s viability will depend on “how good the U.S. space program is. President Trump gets it.” Fitts contends, “Trump has done a remarkable job educating the American people about the real deal. He’s currently educating people that you have to make the cash flows work on trade work. That’s number one. There is such a thing as financial accountability. Number two, so he’s saying loo... more »

"America's Greatest Crisis Is Upon Us...Debt-to-GDP Makes It Clear"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"America's Greatest Crisis Is Upon Us...* *Debt-to-GDP Makes It Clear"* by Chris Hamilton "America in the midst of the greatest crisis in its 242 years of existence. I say this based upon the US federal debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio. In the history of the US, at the onset of every war or crisis, a period of federal deficit spending ensued (red bars in graph below) to overcome the challenge but at the "challenges" end, a period of federal austerity ensued. Until now. No doubt the current financial crisis ended by 2013 (based on employment, asset values, etc.) but fe...more »

Breaking: US Coalition bombs Syrian Army troops in east Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The US-led Coalition has alegedly bombed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate tonight. According to a military report from Deir Ezzor, the US-led Coalition bombed the Syrian Army’s positions near the town of Al-Harri, which is located right next to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

U.S. Cyber Command Has Been Told To Go On The Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WRAL/New York Times:* *Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups. Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, trying to counter attackers as they enter American networks. In the relatively few instances when it has gone on the offensive... more »

Quote without comment

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 4 hours ago
"Our case is based on science, while the opposition is based on political philosophy. When a nation whose welfare is highly dependent on technology makes vital technological decisions on the basis of political philosophy rather than on the basis of science, it is in mortal danger." — Bernard L. Cohen

The 1 Picture That Makes Russia and China Cringe in Fear

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * An aircraft carrier like no other. *The carrier air wing will form the carrier’s primary means of deploying both offensive and defensive firepower. The Ford class will embark two squadrons of ten to twelve F-35C Joint Strike Fighters, two squadrons of ten to twelve F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, five EA-18G Growler electronic attack jets, four E-2D Hawkeye airborne early-warning and control aircraft, and two C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery (COD) planes. It will also carry eight MH-60S Seahawk helicopters. Down the road, it will embark the MQ-25 Sti... more »

This Is the 1 Picture the U.S. Military Fears Most

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The Pentagon recognizes that it might not be able to stop an incoming missile before it launches... *“We must strengthen our collaboration with our allies and explore further integration of our collective capabilities toward an effective mutual defense,” Hyten said. “We are investing in collaboration with our allies across multiple venues, including the USSTRATCOM-hosted NIMBLE TITAN wargame. We conduct this biennial wargame with key allies and in partnership with the Department of State and other combatant commands. We continually explore and experi... more »

Avoiding World War III in Asia

Parag Khanna at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Parag Khanna* *Security, Asia* Democratic peace theory is both inspirational and aspirational—but at this moment in history it is of limited applicability. World War II still hasn’t ended, yet World War III already looms. When China and Japan agreed to normalize relations in 1945, it was stipulated that the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (a string of uninhabited rocks equidistant from Japan, China and Taiwan) would not be militarized and the dispute would be put off for future generations. That future is here. The recent discovery of large oil and gas reserves under the islands... more »

A Trump Foreign Policy

Dimitri K. Simes at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dimitri K. Simes* *Security, Europe* With the right mix of hard and soft power coupled withskillful diplomacy, Trump can still achieve major successes. AFTER A YEAR and a half in office, Donald Trump’s foreign policy appears poised for success, though some major challenges in approach and execution remain. While still a work in progress, the president’s approach already reflects some commendable and much needed changes, genuinely putting America first and making foes and friends alike take American positions more seriously. America’s international conduct has become noticeably ... more »

Here's How to Stop North Korea from Cheating on Denuclearization

Troy Stangarone at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Troy Stangarone* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un leave after signing documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] Even if North Korea’s willingness to denuclearize this time is sincere, that does not mean it won’t seek to maintain a nuclear option for the future. Now that North Korea has agreed at the Singapore summit to work towards denuclearization certain elements will... more »

America's Strength: Teaching International Military Students

Jean Dagher at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Jean Dagher* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. soldiers take part in the urban fighting drill during the NATO Saber Strike exercise in the Soviet-time former military town near Skrunda, Latvia June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins] Educating foreign military officers in the fields of values, ethics, morality and virtues involving concepts of right and wrong behavior is a high-value low-cost investment for the United States. Interactions between allies and partner nations require a common language, shared understanding and mutual trust. Furthermore, interoperability between milita... more »

The United States Economy Is Doing Well—Here's Why

Samuel Rines at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Samuel Rines* *economy, Americas* [image: A portrait of Benjamin Franklin on a U.S. One-hundred dollar bill is pictured at Interbank Inc. money exchange in Tokyo, in this September 9, 2010 picture illustration. The dollar neared a 15-year low versus the yen on Thursday as traders bet Japanese authorities were not yet ready to intervene in the currency market. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao] The current state of the U.S. economy is great, and that should continue—unless one of two things goes wrong. Attempting to parse the U.S. economy is not a simple task due to often competing or contra... more »


DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago

Former NSA And CIA Director Michael Hayden: The ‘Golden Age Of Electronic Surveillance’ Is Ending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
General (Ret.) Michael Hayden speaks at the National Security Law Journal (NSLJ) symposium on cybersecurity April 2, 2013, in Washington, D.C. *Recode:* *The ‘golden age of electronic surveillance’ is ending, says former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden* *As the intelligence community shifts to new tactics, the Trump administration is creating an “age of lies.”* At America’s intelligence agencies, there are three ways to “steal secrets,” says former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden: Humans, signals and imagery. And for nearly two decades, signals were abundant as technology pro... more »

Posters From The NSA Archives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*BBC:** The 12 best posters from the very odd NSA archive* Long before it was at the centre of a huge spying scandal, the US National Security Agency had the communist threat to deal with - and wanted to make sure its staff did not spill secrets. A vast archive of posters, apparently for display at the spy agency's offices, has been posted online thanks to a freedom of information request from governmentattic.org. The website asked for "a digital/electronic copy of the NSA old security posters from the 1950s and 1960s", although confusingly it also got one featuring John Travolt... more »

Inspector General's Report on FBI and Clinton's Emails Shows Secrecy Threatens Democracy

James Bovard at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] The inspector general report on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton contained plenty of bombshells, including a promise by lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok that “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. The report reveals how unjustified secrecy and squirrelly decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Clinton’s presidential campaign and the FBI. But few commentators are recognizing the vast peril to democracy posed by the sweeping prerogatives of federal agencies. The FBI’s investigation of Clinton was spurred by her decision to set up a ... more »

What's VIP Treatment In Prison?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*Manafort's prison has a Facebook page-- he's already the star* I hope Manafort isn't the only Trump crony to find out. Perhaps they can build a prison for the whole lot of them eventually. With a golf course? I bet Manafort wasn't happy spending Fathers Day behind bars yesterday. Although I'm sure his ex-son-in-law was glad he was. The *Daily Beast* reported that "Manafort arrived at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, just after 8 p.m. Jail records listed him as a prisoner in a 'VIP' housing unit at the 500-bed prison. The move came after prosecutors alleged Manaf... more »

Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step... more »

Yemen: Understanding the conflict

Kelly McFarland, Director of programs and research, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.

What Happened To San Francisco?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Zero Hedge: **"Terrified" San Francisco Tourists Shocked By Aggressive Vagrants, Discarded Needles, Dead Bodies* *Syringes were visible, people were staggering, others had wide aggressive eyes.* San Francisco - a Democratic stronghold known for cable cars, quaint architecture and its diverse culture, has become a bastion of squalor and crime as city dwellers and visitors alike dodge aggressive, drug-addled vagrants. And it's beginning to scare the tourists... An Australian couple visiting the city were shocked by what they saw after deciding to walk back to their hotel: "Is th... more »

Scores Killed By Boko Haram Suicide Attacks In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:** Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria* At least 31 people killed after twin suicide blasts hit northeastern part of the country, according to a local official. At least 31 people have been killed in a twin suicide bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a town in northeast Nigeria, according to local sources. Two blasts ripped through the Damboa government area in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Following the suicide bombings, the attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades... more »

Aleppo Citadel Reopens It's Doors- Triumph Over Adversity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* Let's hope this is a good sign for Syria as a whole.* *SANA* *The citadel of Aleppo, the most important archaeological monument in the city and one of the most amazing places of Islamic architecture, has re-opened its doors for visitors and tourists after being rehabilitated and cleaned of the dust of terrorism.* *The citadel is one of the oldest and largest castles in the world and has preserved its beauty throughout history as it walls and fortresses have stood in the face of invaders.* The citadel, which dates back to Ayyubid period, has been closed since mid-2012 to protect... more »

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
So David Dimbleby, after 24 years at the helm, is leaving *Question Time.* Who will replace him? According to the BBC, Kirsty Wark is top of the list and "other suggested contenders" include John Humphrys, Huw Edwards, Jeremy Vine and Nick Robinson. (What a thrilling list!). Quite why Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell aren't being suggested in that BBC report is surely prove of the BBC pro-Brexit bias. With all due respect to Lord and Alastair though, I'm predicting it will be a woman. The *Guardian* says there's pressure for it to be a woman, and I believe the* Graun *about t... more »

Teacher Brain

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 7 hours ago
"Well, your retirement doesn't really start until September- you're just on summer vacation now." I've heard this one often since my retirement officially began fourteen days ago, and to some extent I agree that retirement does not hit now with the same force that it will when the school buses are running and I'm not walking the school doors at 7 AM. But still. Every summer in my career, I had a big fat To Do List. Usually it involved re-reading works of literature from my course curriculum. The list also included designing and developing unit ideas, or tweaking and re-configuring... more »

“As I Lay Dying..” LA Times Writer’s Last Words Will Make You Question Entire Breast Cancer Industry

Yelena Sukhoterina at AltHealthWorks.com - 7 hours ago
A former Los Angeles Times staff writer, Laurie Becklund, battled breast cancer since 1996. Earlier in 2015 she knew her time was limited, and as she greeted her last few months, she wrote an opinion piece “As I Lay Dying” about her story. Becklund died Feb. 8 of that year. This is what she wanted you to know about breast cancer. Early detection does not cure cancer Becklund: “I had more than 20 mammograms, and none of them caught my disease. In fact, we now have significant studies showing that routine mammogram screening, which may result in misdiagnoses, unnecessary treatment a... more »

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
By updating posts from earlier today (which I've subsequently buried under long new posts) I may have I may have inadvertently 'avalanched' myself and disguised the main point of today's posts. However much Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell) may accuse the BBC of bias (from 'the other side'), their claims of bias (however frustrating they must be to some people who work at the BBC) are surely useful to the BBC as a whole as they seem to give credence to the 'we get accused of bias from both sides so we must be getting it about right' (complaints from bo... more »

Spectacular footage captures storm dumping tonnes of water in an Alpine lake

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
This is the incredible moment a storm is caught suddenly dumped tonnes of water into an Alpine lake. Amateur filmmaker Peter Maier, 27, caught the weather phenomenon known as a wet microburst in a timelapse video while staying at Lake Millstatt in Austria. The 27 year old, who works as a fitter in the energy industry in the city of Basel, Switzerland, described the storm as being like a 'tsunami from heaven'. After posting the video on Facebook, he said: 'One can't plan on capturing such images. It was a lucky shot.' Mr Maier's incredible video quickly went viral, attracting 1.4... more »

Who Has The World's Biggest Navy? (It Is Not The U.S.Navy)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Korean Central News Agency/Reuters *Newsweek:* *The World’s Biggest Naval Forces—Number One on the List May Surprise You* In June 2018, it was revealed that Chinese government hackers had stolen large quantities of data from a contractor working for the United States Navy. Compromised information included secret plans for developing anti-ship missiles for submarines. It signified an escalation of China’s state-sponsored cyber attacks, but that wasn’t the only reason the U.S. was worried. China frequently uses its own naval forces to assert itself in the South and East China Seas, ... more »

Happy Father's Day!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Happy Father's Day* Hi Everyone. Just a quick note to wish all those fathers out there a very* Happy Father's *day. The above photo is of my better half with our first son...back in the day. I have been busy the past week with Family Matters and today it's more of the same business. Hopefully, I will catch up with blogging next week starting with CawRANT Events #66 tomorrow. *"You Make Lovin Fun"* *Rumours Album came out* *the Summer we met...*

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Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 9 hours ago
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The real story behind Paul Manafort and his tough prison arrest (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 9 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 27. More The post The real story behind Paul Manafort and his tough prison arrest (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

World Trade Cup: Shanghai Cooperation Organization vs. G7

Paul Goncharoff at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Trade wars may in fact lead to active debt and currency wars as well. More The post World Trade Cup: Shanghai Cooperation Organization vs. G7 appeared first on The Duran.

This Is Where NATO's Battle Groups Are Located In Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * The multinational battle groups making up NATO's enhanced forward presence in Eastern Europe, as of June 6, 2018. NATO *Business Insider:* *NATO has put forces in Eastern Europe to counter Russia — here's where its battle groups are located* * NATO has had multinational battle groups in Poland and the Baltic states for the past two years. * The deployments are part of an effort to bolster security and deterrence after Russia's intervention in Ukraine. * The battle groups remain in place, and NATO is looking for new ways to boost military readiness. T... more »

A Modest Proposal

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 9 hours ago
(By Cyril Blubberpuss, Conservative-American) To: pnovakovic@generaldynamics.com From cblubberpuss@onepercent.com Dear Ms. Phebe Novakovic: As a fellow One percenter and self-professed Trump Deplorable Zero, I am writing to you with a modest proposal (Not to be confused with an essay by another writer, some Jonathan Swiftboat or another, you know, the erotic author who wrote about bondage and talking horses). It has come to my attention that General Dynamics (whom my kid brother Cecil used to think was a DC super villain but more on him later) has received a massive contra... more »

This Ramjet Powered Artillery Shell Has A Range Of 60 Miles And Can Be Fired From Any Standard 155mm Howitzer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Warzone/The Drive:* *Yes, This Is A Ramjet Powered Artillery Shell And It Could Be A Game Changer* The new round could dramatically extend the range of existing guns and significantly expand the flexibility of even small artillery units. Norway's Nammo has unveiled a potentially revolutionary concept for an air-breathing, ramjet-powered, pseudo-missile that any standard 155mm howitzer can fire at targets more than 60 miles away. The U.S. Army has already expressed an interest in just such a projectile, which could also end up in service with the U.S. Marine Corps, and the round m... more »

Individual Rights Versus Collective Responsibilities

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 9 hours ago
On the Left, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, advocates for collective responsibilities. Wikimedia Commons / Friedrich Karl Wunder and George Lester On the Right, John Locke, champion for individual rights. Wikimedia Commons / Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) Much of the animosity between American progressives and neoliberals (usually mislabeled as “conservatives”) comes from their different understandings of […] The post Individual Rights Versus Collective Responsibilities appeared first on A Divided World.

Michigan To The Rescue?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
The DCCC managed to find itself a Michigan Blue Dog, Gretchen Driskell, to support for Congress. Yesterday we looked at what happens when Blue Dogs get into Congress. The damage they cause is very serious. Blue America has endorsed 2 women running for Congress with proven records for leadership in the Michigan state legislature, Ellen Lipton and Rashida Tlaib. We endorsed them both because they are progressives with progressive records of accomplishment. Identity politics played no role in either endorsement. That said, take a look at this tweet from Dave Wasserman last week: E... more »

Why is Peter Strzok still employed with FBI?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 10 hours ago
In remarks on Sunday Maria Bartiromo show, Alan Dershowitz said, “FBI agents are allowed to be biased,” Dershowitz said. “They're allowed to support political candidates. That's part of the law. Where I draw the line is when an FBI agent says ‘we'll stop him.’ “That's not an expression of bias. That's not saying who we're going to vote for. That sends a message to the American people that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is going to interfere in an election, in an effort to try to stop the election of one candidate rather than the other. . .you're entitled to support a candidate i... more »

QotD: Has NZ has been accepting economic coercion?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*"Generally, if you find yourself over-exposed to someone else (some person, some business, some country), and especially one of questionable character, the prudent thing to do is to gradually reduce your exposure, diversify your risks, and regain your (perceived) freedom to act in accord with your values. But when it comes to the People's Repuplic of China (PRC), prevailing opinion – ministerial speeches, taxpayer-funded lobby groups, and so on – seems to be that we should double-down, increasing our exposure to a country that they know to be an international thug and bully... ... more »

Peru: A Mysterious Flying Object over Miraflores (1950)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Comercio (Peru)Date: 06.13.2018An article by Miguel Garcia Medina* *Peru: A Mysterious Flying Object over Miraflores (1950)* The enigmatic subject of UFOs is no stranger to the pages of the El Comercio newspaper, as evidence by a copious amount of articles in our files. The year 1950 records considerable information about unidentified flying object sightings in many parts of the world. There is one that stands out from the rest given the place and the witness associated with the sighting. "A flying disk has been seen in the skies over Lima," says El ... more »

Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you’re born with.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Non-coding DNA changes the genitals you’re born with — ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180614213729.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook Advertisements

US Senate Primary (Run Off) Candidate Sherman’s “Hope Village” Gets Approx. 11% Of US Foster Care Funding For Mississippi; They House Less Than 1% Of Mississippi Foster Kids In Institutional Looking Buildings From ca 1962

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 10 hours ago
California native and US Senate Democratic primary run off candidate in Mississippi, Howard Sherman, and his actress wife Sela Ward … Continue reading →

Upcoming Research Will Buck The ‘Consensus’ And Show Antarctica Is Still Gaining Ice

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? I mentioned a new study the other day, which claimed that Antarctica is losing more and more ice. This was in total contrast to the study by Jay Zwally in 2015, which showed that the continent was gaining ice. It appears…

Cobalt & Lithium Prices Rising Fast

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? One of the new additions to the BP Energy Review this year is a section on rare earths, both prices and output. ? BP show that prices for both cobalt and lithium have risen sharply in the last year or two,…

The Cause and Effect of Anthropogenic CO2

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Russ Steele I am reading The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie. Pearl’s work on cause and effect enables us to know whether one thing causes another, or not. A chapter discusses the origin of heat waves. Pearl looks…

Owe Aku 'Lakota War Pony Races' June 25, 2018

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago

Apache Stronghold -- Prayers at Dine' Sacred Sisnaajini, Blanca Peak, Colorado

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos and article by Steve Pavey Apache Stronghold Sacred Journey Censored News Sisnaajini or Blanca Peak, Colorado June 15, 2018The Stronghold Sacred Journey stopped for prayers at the base of one of the four sacred mountains of the homelands of the Diné. Sisnaajini sits as the Eastern facing mountain peak. And as one of members of the Journey, Derek who is Diné, said to us, "

10 Reasons Cannabis is Far Safer Than Alcohol for the Consumer and the Community

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 11 hours ago
What we have been led and encouraged to believe about cannabis through mainstream education, and its reality, are two entirely different things.

This Super Simple Breathing Technique Can Help Alleviate Anxiety & Depression

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 11 hours ago
The breath is one of the most underrated and under-utilized methods of healing.

How YOU Can Undermine the ‘Evil Cabal’

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 11 hours ago
By becoming a library of terrible truths, you are willfully imposing upon yourself a subtle but powerful form of mental slavery.

Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In Canada

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 11 hours ago
"We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the government couldn’t determine how it happened."

Brexit dividend (3)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Alastair Campbell I suppose we* could *just assert that all those wild claims of 'pro-government BBC bias' from the likes of arch-spinner Alastair Campbell (and myriads more on Twitter) over the corporation's reporting today of Mrs May's NHS funding/Brexit dividend pledge as simply the result of the partisan stupidity and utter mendacity of far too many people on Twitter (including Big Bad Al), but I think that blogs like this ought to at least try to do better than that. So here's a snapshot of this afternoon's coverage of the story... You'll find below six lovingly-prepared tran... more »

Heavy Fighting Being Reported In Libya's Oil Crescent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The Libyan National Army (LNA) is reportedly fighting against the Petroleum Facilities Guard led by Ibrahim Jadhran (AFP, File) *National Interest: **'Major offensive' launched in Libya's oil crescent* *Libyan National Army seeks to retake vital export terminals seized by militias* The Libyan National Army on Sunday announced a "major offensive" to drive rival groups from the country's north-eastern oil crescent, where militias have captured two vital export terminals. Armed groups including the Petroleum Facilities Guard led by Ibrahim Jadhran seized the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider te... more »

News from the USA that you won't find reported on the Obama worshipping BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago

The B-2 Will Eventually Lose Its Stealth

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*National Interest: **RIP B-2 Bomber: How America's Most Deadly Bomber Will Eventually Lose Its Stealth * For decades since the bomber became operational in 1997, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber has been effectively invulnerable to enemy air defenses. However, America’s enemies are starting to learn how to counter stealth aircraft, but the technology remains unproven as of yet. Various approaches have been tried to counter stealth aircraft including the use of low frequency radar, infrared, ultraviolet, bistatic and multistatic radars. Thus far, infrared search and... more »

Questions, questions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Norm I usually try to post tidy-looking transcripts, but this one is too long and I'm running out of time today. So please find below a transcript of the part of today's London section of *The Sunday Politics, *hosted by our old friend Norman Smith. It's taken straight from TV Eyes, with a few corrections from me. I hope it's still easy to read. The* bold bits* are Norman Smith speaking. The non-bold bits are his various guests. I've indicated who is being questioned at which point by highlighting their names in red. I haven't marked out the interruptions though, but there were ... more »

Are The Two Koreas Discussing The Removal Of Long-Range Artillery Pieces From The DMZ?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev *Straits Times*: *South Korea proposes moving North's long-range artillery away from border: Media* SEOUL - South Korea has proposed that North Korea move its long-range artillery away from the heavily armed border in an effort to reduce tensions, Yonhap news agency reported government sources as saying. Officials made several suggestions during last Thursday's cross-border military talks, including relocating the artillery 30 to 40 kilometres away from the Military Demarcation Line separating the two Koreas, said Yonhap, citing sources. The talks - the ... more »

German Chancellor Merkel's Fate Hangs In Balance As CSU Sets Deadline On Migrant Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Merkel's refugee policy has led to more than 1.6 million migrants arriving in Germany in the last three years *Rick Moran, PJ Media*: *Angela Merkel May Not Be Chancellor of Germany Much Longer* The German government is in crisis and it appears that Chancellor Angela Merkel's "open door" policy on illegals may finally be her undoing. The threatened collapse of Merkel's coalition government comes as the German people have apparently had enough of open doors and are looking to start sending many of the new arrivals back where they came from. Merkel's junior coalition partner -- the ... more »

Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' stabs two shoppers at French supermarket

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Two things strike me reading this Mail report http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5853517/Woman-shouting-Allahu-akbar-wounds-two-stabs-shoppers-French-supermarket.html First that there's no mention on the BBC, not that that is surprising. Second that any report could elide these two lines: 'A woman allegedly shouted 'Allahu akbar' before she stabbed two people with a box cutter in a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Merm southern France on Sunday ... Officials said it was an 'isolated incident' and cited the woman's history of mental illness, but admitted terrorism could not be rul... more »


LL at Virtual Mirage - 12 hours ago
It's Father's Day and I have four girls, who have given me (and are still giving me) wonderful grandchildren. Eight grandkids on the runway and one in the hangar. Will they manage an even 10? It remains to be seen.

As Social Security and Medicare Go Bankrupt, US Gives $10.5 Million a DAY to Israel

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins As the United States government admits that Social Security and Medicare services are going bankrupt and will both be completely depleted within... more »

Aleppo’s famous citadel reopens to public for first time in years

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Aleppo Citadel has been reopened to the public for the first time in several years, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported today. The Aleppo Citadel is one of the most important archaeological monuments inside this historical city. The citadel, which dates back to Ayyubid period, has been closed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian military launch Iskander nuclear-capable ballistic missile (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Russian armed forces carried out a test launch of an Iskander ballistic missile during drills in the country’s eastern reaches. The Russian Defense Ministry released a video featuring the launch of an Iskander short-range ballistic missile during drills held in Russia’s Eastern Military District. The short video posted on the ministry’s official YouTube channel shows the missile launcher moving […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army’s southern Syria offensive appears to get green light as elite troops deploy to Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Earlier today, the elite Tiger Forces division deployed to the southern province of Dara’a after a month long hiatus following the withdrawal of the rebel forces in northern Homs. With the arrival of the Tiger Forces this weekend, the Syrian military appears to be moving towards an actual operation against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Salah plays handball with squad despite injured shoulder ahead of Russia clash (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Mohamed Salah practiced alongside his teammates from the Egypt squad in Grozny, for the second day in a row on Sunday, sparking rumours that he might make his first appearance in the World Cup against Russia on June 19. He even took part in a game of handball with the squad. He is still recovering […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian authorities uncover large militant field hospital with foreign-supplied medicines

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian military police uncovered a former militant field hospital in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate this weekend. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian authorities uncovered the field hospital while combing through the town of Tal Daw earlier today. SANA’s reporter said that hospital […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

French special forces allegedly inside Yemen – Le Figaro

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military sources. The newspaper gave no further information about their activities. The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment, but its usual policy is not to comment on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Orthodox Patriarch says Syriacs will remain in Syria, vows to defend lands

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Aphram II Karim participated in the commemoration ceremony of the Seyfo genocide of 1915 this week in the Syrian capital. The ceremony was held at the St. George Cathedral in the Bab Touma District of Old Damascus. Presiding upon the mass, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Any agreement between Syrian gov’t, Kurds will be ‘historic turning point’ – Kurdish leader

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Earlier this week, a high ranking Syrian Kurdish leader stated that he hopes Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is serious about negotiating with the Kurdish-led forces in order to reach an agreement between the two parties. Speaking to the Reuters News Agency, Aldar Xelil of the Co-President of the Executive Body […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Air Force hits ISIS hard in southeast Homs

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has stepped up their airstrikes over the southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate recently, targeting several areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Earlier this afternoon, the Syrian Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes near the T-2 Pumping Station, inflicting heavy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Suicide blasts in Nigeria kill at least 31 – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
At least 31 people have been killed as result of a twin suicide blast in northeast Nigeria, AFP said, citing local officials. “There were two suicide attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Damboa last night which killed 31 people and left several others injured,” the leader of the people’s militia, Babakura Kolo, told the AFP. According to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemen: Civilians flee as fighting intensifies in Hodeidah (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Civilians were seen fleeing the area as Saudi-led forces closed in on the port city of Hodeidah on Saturday. One of the locals fleeing from the fighting recounted what he saw. “The air attacks were extremely heavy and violent back there, hitting humans, trees and houses, everything,” he said. The Saudi-led […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian national team trains ahead of Egypt match (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Russian national football team held a training session in Novogorsk on Sunday ahead of their World Cup game against Egypt on June 19. The match at Saint Petersburg Stadium will be the second for both teams in the World Cup. Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

At least 2 people wounded as woman carries out attack in southeast France

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
A woman reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” has attacked and injured two people at a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Mer, southeastern France. She was detained after assaulting an employee and a customer with a cutter knife at a store in the Var department on Sunday, BFM TV reports, citing a local prosecutor. The woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Minister of Defense visits troops ahead of southern Syria offensive (video0

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On June 15th, Syrian Defense Minister Major General ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Ayoub traveled to southern Syria to greet and inspect his troops on ‘Eid Al-Fitr. Major General Ayoub began his trip in southern Syria by visiting wounded soldiers that were still hospitalized. The Syrian Defense Minister would then visit Syrian Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthi forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi military camp in east Jizan

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile towards a Saudi military camp in the Gulf kingdom’s southern countryside. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile towards a Saudi military camp in the eastern part of the Jizan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch the 2016 Battle of Aleppo like you have never seen before

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – On Saturday, ANNA News released quite possibly the most in-depth footage of the 2016 Battle of Aleppo. In this hour and a half long video, ANNA News conducts several interviews and takes the viewer through the streets of Aleppo, where some of the most intense clashes took place in 2016. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Greek PM Tsipras survives no-confidence vote over name change deal with Macedonia (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a no-confidence motion in Parliament in Athens on Saturday, in a row over a deal aimed at solving the long-lasting dispute with neighbouring Macedonia over its name. The no-confidence motion was given by the main opposition party New Democracy. After the debates, parliament voted 153-127 against the motion. “Let’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels set fire farms in Al-Quneitra as Syrian Army prepares to launch offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in the Al-Quneitra Governorate set fire to several farms near the government-held town of Hadar, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported this morning. According to the SANA report, the jihadist rebels set fire to the farms in the Jubata Al-Khashab area last night. Furthermore, the jihadist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The New Middle East Arms Race Involves Kites And Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Michale Peck, National Interest: **The New Middle East Arms Race Is Not What You Think* 'Tis the time's plague when toy drones battle kamikaze kites. In the long, bloody Middle Eastern arms race, two new contenders have appeared. In the one corner is Hamas, which is so outgunned by Israel that it has resorted to launching flaming kites across the border to set Israeli farms ablaze. But the Israelis have their own secret weapons: toy drones, flown by civilian hobbyists, to intercept the incendiary intruders. The weird aerial duel began in March, during bloody clashes between Pale... more »

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