AFRICOM’s Secret Empire

AFRICOM’s Secret Empire: US Military Turns Africa Into ‘Laboratory’ Of Modern Warfare
The U.S. military already plans to expand its massive military footprint in Africa and elsewhere to the tune of “several million dollars” a year and thousands of troops.

China’s Xi Jinping says internet users must be free to speak their minds
Even as prominent free speech advocate is put on trial for online posts, president says governments must respect citizens’ right to exchange ideas

Assad can stay, for now: Kerry accepts Russian stance

‘We see Syria fundamentally very similarly’ – Kerry after talks with Putin, Lavrov

Bashar al-Assad has more support than the Western-backed opposition

Moscow Sets 3 Conditions for Improving Ties With Turkey After Su-24 Downing
According to the diplomat, Turkey should apologize for the attack on the Russian Su-24 aircraft, which resulted in the death of two Russian servicemen. The Turkish authorities are also expected to find and punish those responsible for the incident as well as pay damage compensation to the Russian side.

Erdogan’s Strikes in the Dark and Russia’s Thousand Stings

NATO’s got a brand new (Syrian) bag
The FSB, SVR and GRU in Russia, while drawing all the right connections, cannot help but conclude that Washington is letting Cold War 2.0 escalate to the boiling point. Imagine Russian intel surveying the geopolitical chessboard.

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet
Would you be willing to defend your country against a foreign invasion? That’s all Putin is doing in Syria. He’s just preempting the tidal wave of jihadis that’ll be coming his way once the current fracas is over.

Russian security service claims neutralizing 20 Caucasus armed group leaders loyal to IS

Week Ten of the Russian Intervention in Syria
The “Assad must go” policy implies war with Russia, Iran and Hezbollah

US-Backed Syrian Rebel Group on Verge of Collapse

The Saudi-Hosted “Opposition Talks” Fiasco
A Saudi-led plan to draw “moderate” Syrian opposition groups into a unified political front collapsed on Wednesday when a powerful Islamic militia refused to participate in the meetings after their demands were rejected. Ahrar al-Sham, a hardcore amalgam of Wahhabi extremists and fanatical jihadis, withdrew from the anti-Assad confab because, according to the Washington Post: “some of its comments and recommendations have been disregarded at the meeting.”

Saudi Arabia assembles coalition of 34 Muslim countries to fight ‘terrorism’ – but there’s no mention of Isis
The new alliance also fails to include key players in region including Iran, Iraq or Syria

ISIS flags & photos of severed heads found amongst refugees in Norway

Syrian opposition provides Russian Air Force with coordinates to target terrorists – MoD

Syria in 2016 Will be Like the Balkans in 1914

Hackers trace ISIS Twitter accounts back to internet addresses linked to Department of Work and Pension
Hackers have claimed that a number of Islamic State supporters’ social media accounts are being run from internet addresses linked to the Department of Work and Pensions.

Nigerian Army Forces commit a massacre by killing at least 300 people

Outcry over alleged Israeli war crimes grows louder as accused military officer goes free in Britain
Rights groups say the IDF committed war crimes in Gaza, while UN says military officers are liable for violations

Mass Murderers Follow the Example set by their Government
There are many complicated reasons for the almost daily mass murders committed in this country. As we are the only nation to have mass murders on a regular basis, it might be instructive to examine why we have so many.

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