2/12/2016

Exoplanets

Blackwater Mercenaries Killed in Yemen

Media Ignores Dozens of Blackwater Mercenaries Killed in Yemen | The Daily Sheeple

Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen in March of 2015 with airstrikes and a naval blockade.
They have since been joined by a coalition of 9 other Middle Eastern and African countries, who are intent on removing the Houthis from power because it’s believed that the Iranians are backing them. Since the Saudi led intervention began, 7,000 people have been killed by their airstrikes, many of them women and children.
Of course, a war in the Middle East wouldn’t be complete unless the US was involved in some capacity. Officially, the US government is only providing logistical support and intel for the Saudis, as well as the occasional drone strike. However, there is a bit more to it than that, because the Saudi coalition has employed hundreds of mercenaries from South America (mainly Colombians) and Africa. And these people are being led by mercenaries from Academi, formerly known as Xe, which was formerly known as Blackwater. Read More

Loch Eriboll

Picture of the remote and beautiful Loch Eriboll on the far north coast of Sutherland. 
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L'ARA passa un dia amb el president

2/11/2016

Russia Defends Syria Airstrike Campaign

Obama Budget Increases US Presence In Europe


Gravitational Waves: 6 Cosmic Questions They Can Tackle

Gravitational Waves: 6 Cosmic Questions They Can Tackle - Scientific American:

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When LIGO fought to get US government funding in the early 1990s, its major opponents at congressional hearings were astronomers. “The general view was that LIGO didn’t have much to do with astronomy,” says Clifford Will, a general-relativity theorist at the University of Florida in Gainesville and an early LIGO supporter. But things have changed now, he says.

Catastrophe in Syria - Made in America


Iraq - Control of Terrain Map, Feb, 2016

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How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria

How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria - BBC News
What we are talking about is Realpolitik. And here, Moscow has given Western capitals an object lesson in what can be achieved.
To the Western view there is no military solution in Syria, Moscow has effectively begged to differ.
It chose a side - a side credible militarily in the sense it had too much to lose if defeated.

2/10/2016

La Passionaria

The unveiling of the International Brigade memorial on the Clyde Walkway, Customs House Quay, on 23 February 1980.

Kosovo - The one Muslim country that loves America is developing an extremist problem

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The one Muslim country that loves America is developing an extremist problem:



Now a collection of young Kosovars are in the Middle East, and some of them are opposing the very forces that helped secure their country's sovereignty.

SYRIE - La ville d'Alep est encerclée par l'armée syrienne

Victor Gilbert(1847 - 1933) - Les Cuisiniers

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The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming

The U.S. Intervention in Libya Was Such a Smashing Success That a Sequel Is Coming
Just as there was no al Qaeda or ISIS to attack in Iraq until the U.S. bombed its government, there was no ISIS in Libya until NATO bombed it. Now the U.S. is about to seize on the effects of its own bombing campaign in Libya to justify an entirely new bombing campaign in that same country. The New York Times editorial page, which supported the original bombing of Libya, yesterday labeled plans for the new bombing campaign “deeply troubling,” explaining: “A new military intervention in Libya would represent a significant progression of a war that could easily spread to other countries on the continent.”

2/09/2016

Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan, born today, 1923.
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Yemeni Forces Clash With Al Qaeda in Aden

Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors

Media Lens - Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors – The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship and ‘Branded Content’

Like most newspapers, the Guardian is struggling financially and is desperately worried about a dwindling stream of advertising revenue. The paper's declared intent of becoming 'the world's leading liberal voice', with rapid expansion in the US and Australia, has backfired, leading to the need for significant cuts including likely job losses.
As a result, the paper is heading ever deeper into the murky world of 'branded content' to raise much-needed funds from corporate advertisers. This is overseen by the pseudoscientific-sounding 'Guardian Labs', a division of Guardian News & Media which was launched in 2014. Guardian Labs currently brings in 16% of the newspaper group's revenue. But it is expected to 'make a far, far greater contribution' over the next three years.

Waterboarding

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Syrie : Damas accusé d'extermination de détenus dans un rapport de l'ONU