Ferguson protests

White Guys Toting Loaded Assault Weapons Cruise Streets of Ferguson and Somehow It’s All Cool With Police

White militiamen roam Ferguson with rifles while black men falsely arrested
Oath Keepers group say police allowed their weapons at protests, while group of young black men found to be unarmed after arrest on suspicion of carrying guns

Ferguson protests: state of emergency declared after violent night
St Louis County police take over operations in Ferguson a day after 18-year-old black man was shot by police after firing on unmarked vehicle

Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III

Anti-Iran Lobby President Steps Down, Now Supports Iran Deal
Former Sen. Lieberman to Assume Unspecified ‘Leadership Role’

The amusing story behind Joe Lieberman’s new gig
But United Against Nuclear Iran already had a chairman: Dr. Gary Samore, a scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, who led the group for two years. Why replace him with Lieberman?
Because Dr. Gary Samore has decided that the international nuclear agreement with Iran is a good idea.

Why Syria is Winning: Advancing Towards a Strategic Victory that will Transform the Middle East?
Syria is winning. Despite ongoing bloodshed and serious economic pressure, Syria is advancing steadily towards a military and strategic victory that will transform the Middle East. There is clear evidence that Washington’s plans – whether for ‘regime change’, for rendering the state dysfunctional or for dismembering the country on sectarian lines – have failed.

Russia, Saudis fail in talks to agree on fate of Syria’s Assad

We’re a year into the unofficial war against Isis with nothing to show for it
But don’t take it from me – that’s the conclusion of the US intelligence community itself. It’s a tragic waste with no clear goal and no end in sight

Study: U.S. bombing has killed hundreds of Iraqi, Syrian civilians

Regional powers are making a mess of the Middle East
If you think European colonialism, Russian imperialism, Zionism and American militarism have made a mess of the Middle East over the past century, be prepared for worse. We have entered a wild new era in which actors within the region are driving new ideological tensions, civil conflicts and regional wars.

Yemen: amid food crisis, UN expert warns of deliberate starvation of civilians
As Yemen plunges deeper into conflict, which has left millions in need of humanitarian aid and wrecked healthcare systems, the country now finds itself in the midst of a major food crisis, a United Nations expert said today as she expressed concern over possibly deliberate starvation of civilians.

The Fear of Too Much Justice: Tariq Ba Odah and the Department of Defense

Federal lawsuit could reveal contents of 28 pages omitted from 9/11 report that allegedly implicate Saudi government

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you’re always going to lose. The game is rigged, and “we the people” keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.

No-fly list uses ‘predictive assessments’ instead of hard evidence, US admits
In May filing, Justice Department and FBI officials admit stopping US and other citizens from travelling is based on what the government believes they might do

China stages biggest currency devaluation in 20 yrs to revive exports

US’s Saudi Oil Deal from Win-Win to Mega-Loose
Who would’ve thought it would come to this? Certainly not the Obama Administration, and their brilliant geo-political think-tank neo-conservative strategists. John Kerry’s brilliant “win-win” proposal of last September during his September 11 Jeddah meeting with ailing Saudi King Abdullah was simple: Do a rerun of the highly successful State Department-Saudi deal in 1986 when Washington persuaded the Saudis to flood the world market at a time of over-supply in order to collapse oil prices worldwide, a kind of “oil shock in reverse.” In 1986 was successful in helping to break the back of a faltering Soviet Union highly dependent on dollar oil export revenues for maintaining its grip on power.

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