Toll in Israel strikes on Gaza hits 186, topping 2012

Behind ‘Smokescreen’ of Charity, Global Financial Elite Pillage African Nations $60bn Each Year
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Toll in Israel strikes on Gaza hits 186, topping 2012
The death toll from Israel´s seven-day air campaign against Gaza rose to 186 on Monday, exceeding that of the last conflict in the besieged Palestinian territory, in 2012.

Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’
Raul Hilberg in his monumental work “The Destruction of the European Jews” chronicled a process of repression that at first was “relatively mild” but led, step by step, to the Holocaust. It started with legal discrimination and ended with mass murder. “The destructive process was a development that was begun with caution and ended without restraint,” Hilberg wrote.

Turkey PM accuses Israel of ‘state terrorism’ over Gaza

Tormenting Gaza
Disappointing global response to Israeli aggression calls for more grassroots efforts to help Palestinian struggle.

Israel Claims New “Legitimacy” as Attack on Gaza Resumes
As predicted, what was seen as a “cease-fire ploy” by many results in new justifications for vicious assault on civilian population

Terror in Gaza: 57 Seconds After ‘Warning,’ Israel Destroys Home

Four out of every five Palestinians killed in Gaza have been civilians, UN reports
The statistic was disclosed by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) amid mounting international concern over non-combatant casualties during an operation Israeli officials have said is aimed solely at rooting out militants and stopping rockets being fired into Israel.

Israeli Security Cabinet to Meet Tuesday on Gaza Ceasefire
Hamas, Netanyahu Both Open to Egyptian Plan

Russia Increases Troop Numbers on Border With Ukraine

Russia Considering ‘Surgical Strike’ on Ukraine – Report
Moscow is considering “surgical retaliatory strikes” on the Ukrainian territory after the standoff has led to first civilian victims among Russians on Russia’s territory, a Kremlin source told Kommersant Monday.

Egyptian cease-fire plan for Israel-Hamas conflict quickly unravels
Hamas faced a choice between a cease-fire that met almost none of its conditions or rejection that gave Israel diplomatic cover for further escalation.

Iraq: How Saudi Arabia Helped Isis Take Over the North of the Country
A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany

UK policy of supporting Syrian rebels against Bashar al-Assad ‘stupid’
Syrian minister claims Britain should apologise for backing rebel groups, and instead work with Assad against terrorism

Islamic State expels rivals from Syria’s Deir al-Zor – activists

The Ex-CIA Asset Trying to Conquer Libya
Gen. Hiftar was betrayed by Gaddafi, was approached by the CIA, moved to the USA, and now says he’ll purge Libya of jihadists. Really?

‘It defies belief’: Snowden condemns UK’s new surveillance bill
NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has denounced the UK’s emergency surveillance bill, criticizing the distinct lack of public debate it encompassed and its heightened powers of intrusion.

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’

The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it
Politicians are still trying to hand over your data behind closed doors, under the guise of ‘cybersecurity’ reform. Have we learned nothing?

Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries
US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.

Merkel doubts whether US will stop spying on Germany
Amid a continuing scandal over the arrests of two German government workers for allegedly spying for the US, the country’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Saturday she was doubtful the US would ever stop spying on Germany.

German probe turns to typewriters to avoid NSA
Germany’s parliamentary committee investigating the National Security Agency is mulling using manual typewriters to make sure American agents don’t snoop on its work.

Germany Prepares Further Spying Clampdown
The latest revelations of US spying on Germany have unleashed unprecedented levels of distrust in Berlin. The government has already expelled the CIA’s chief here and may soon be planning additional measures as it seeks answers from Washington

America’s Biggest Arms Sale Of 2014 Is To A Country With Fewer Than 300,000 Citizens
Qatar is purchasing $11 billion in Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters from the United States, according to AFP. It’s the largest single sale of U.S. weaponry in 2014, and it’s to a country with only 278,000 citizens (and about 1.5 million expatriates).

US Foreign Policy: War for Money
Why does everyone care so much about the Middle East? The answer is obvious: it’s all about the oil. Do you really think the United States would give a damn about Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Libya if they didn’t control so much of the world’s master resource? Not a chance. Seen in this light it’s easy to dismiss the propaganda about American intervention in the region.

U.S. wastes billions on bad foreign policy
Along with Uncle Sam exercising his divine right to invade the other guy’s turf, we’ve also backed, with arms, troops, and money, corrupt foreign governments and countries fractured by ethnic and religious violence.

An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?
For America’s national security state, this is the age of impunity. Nothing it does — torture, kidnapping, assassination, illegal surveillance, you name it — will ever be brought to court. For none of its beyond-the-boundaries acts will anyone be held accountable.

Carlos Slim’s empire broken up but oligarchs still control Mexico

The Head Of ‘The Central Bank Of The World’ Warns That Another Great Financial Crisis May Be Coming

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