The call for a military crusade against “savagery,” “zealots” and “raw evil” is an echo of the rhetoric employed by the yellow press over a century ago.
More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago.
Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes.
At least nine people were killed and 30 others injured in Donetsk after a school and a bus stop came under fire, reportedly from Ukrainian army positions.
Statements from top US officials are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to prepare public opinion for full-scale war in the Middle East.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry believes the mass burial of civilians near Donetsk is a military crime that could have been committed by Ukraine’s National Guard, and insists on an urgent and comprehensive international probe into the case. Kiev has rejected the claims.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
Listening to Poroshenko a few days ago and then to Obama at the UNGA can leave no doubt whatsoever about the fact that the AngloZionist Empire is at war with Russia.
Dennis J. Kucinich, former congressman and two-time US presidential candidate, says a primary reason behind the US bombing campaign in Syria is to “wrest control” of the oil fields in the conflict-ravaged country.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
President Obama addressed the General Assembly during which he defended the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. RT's Anastasia Churkina has the details.
"We Believe Bigger Nations Should NOT Be Able To Bully Smaller Ones" Each hypocrisy is greater than the last.
Recent airstrikes carried out by the US and its allies against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria is the “beginning of a sustained campaign” that may last several years, a senior US military official said. Strategy announced by Obama in Syria involves airstrikes, training, advising and equipping “moderate” militants to battle the other insurgents.
Last week, the House and Senate voted to rubber stamp President Obama's war plans for the Middle East. Both bodies, on a bipartisan basis, authorized the US to begin openly training and arming the rebels who have been fighting for three years to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.
The Russian Defence Ministry denied Ukrainian military chief Defence Minister Geletei allegations about the use of tactical nuclear weapons at Lugansk’s airport in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine should consider sending Geletei through a basic military training course where rookies learn the main effects of a nuclear explosion and its consequences,”; Russian Defence Ministry.
At least 10 people have been killed during fresh clashes in war-torn eastern Ukraine over the last 48-hours. 15 people were wounded by artillery shell shrapnel.Donetsk have been under artillery fire since Sunday which has severely damaged residential and administrative buildings.
Ukrainian army lost 107 men in battles near Ilovaisk, the Donetsk region; Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Geletei. Several battalions of Ukrainian army, the National Guard and voluntary battalions were surrounded by militias fighting for the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
NATO member states have started supplying weapons to Ukraine, the country’s Defense Minister said on TV. His comments came a few days after a similar statement by a Ukrainian presidential aide sparked a diplomatic scandal and a rash of denials.
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking.
Pope Francis compared current situation internationally to a third World War “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres and destruction.” Calling wars irrational,conflicts often “justified by an ideology.” "War is irrational; its only plan is to bring destruction: it seeks to grow by destroying," "Greed, intolerance, the lust for power. These motives underlie decision to go to war." "War is madness.”
Ministry of Defence: Three British military bases could be set up in the Persian Gulf to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The bases could be part of a larger US-led offensive to battle militants in Iraq and Syria. United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Bahrain are potential candidates to host the bases.
President Barack Obama has outlinined his plan for broader US military involvement hunting down fighters of theIslamic State jihadist group in Iraq, Syria and “wherever they exist.” US will "conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists."will hunt down terrorists wherever they are.
If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Authorities of Donetsk People's Republic could not begin prisoner swap as Kiev refused to present list of captured militias, “We have not received from Kiev lists of prisoners they plan to release,” fear Kiev may cheat us as we release the prisoners we have.
President Barack Obama has informed Congress that the United States conducted a new round of airstrikes in western Iraq to protect a key dam from ISIL terrorists. Obama said US aircraft targeted ISIL militants near the Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River in Anbar province.
Fighting in the east Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Donetsk continued Sunday despite Friday’s cease-fire between the NATO-backed Ukrainian regime in Kiev and pro-Russian separatist forces. The cease-fire was negotiated by Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Russian President Putin.
Sporadic shooting and artillery fire have been reported near and in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol despite the ceasefire, with both local self-defense forces and Ukrainian military troops accusing each other of breaching the truce.
We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now. Twelve years ago, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, mindful of the flimsiness of the evidence on Iraqi WMD, refused to join in the attack on Iraq. In our view, you should be appropriately suspicious of charges made by the U.S. State Department and NATO officials alleging a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
RT’s Maria Finoshina crossed Ukraine to see aftermath of war; civilians carried heaviest burden: relatives lost, homes destroyed, no water, no electricity, afraid to go out, prefer to stay in bomb shelters, hardly anything left to bomb, food, medicine, fuel scarce. Attacks frequent; situation “tense”
Four residents of Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk were killed by shelling on Friday night, the first night after ceasefire was agreed in the country, according to militia headquarters. Also Friday evening APC, automatic grenade launchers opened fire on the self-defense forces gathered near Donetsk Airport.
Just 10 days after a ceasefire ended a 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict, the Israeli army is “making plans and training” for “a very violent war” against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, an Israeli TV report said Friday night, without specifying when this war might break out.
Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is there no evidence of this good will in Western capitals, the hostile measures against Russia are increasing. Moreover, hostile measures are on the rise even though their main effect is to disadvantage Europe.
Militiamen of DPR and LPR hold more than 1,000 Ukrainian servicemen captive, source in the DPR Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS. said Ukraine holds 200 militiamen captive. DPR did not confirm if exchange of prisoners of war will start Saturday, said they are ready to do that at any time.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he would do everything possible to establish a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. “We will do everything possible in order to establish a ceasefire. Soldiers lose their lives, innocent civilians die. I, as President, will do everything possible,” Poroshenko said.
Tuesday, witnesses said strong blasts took place in Mariupol and fighting broke out in the strategic Ukrainian city, with the Ukrainian army being on high alert near the restive area.
. A district court in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa has arrested the commander of the Prikarpatye battalion on charges of desertion. Last week, about 400 soldiers of the Prikarpatye battalion deserted, returned home, to Ivano-Frankovsk region, by buses and military vehicles.
Ukraine’s military says nearly 90 government forces have been killed in the southeastern town of Ilovaysk in the Donetsk region. Donetsk, six civilians were killed in government shelling of the town of Yenakiyevo when artillery shells hit a parking lot.
US plans to hold joint exercises in Ukraine; 200 American servicemen may take part Gregory Hicks, Expected to involve more than 1,100 military from Azerbaijan, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, and the UK.
Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of additional 350 American troops to Iraq, protecting US diplomats and facilitates in Baghdad. Before these beheadings, obama couldnt justify putting more troops in Iraq Troops likely there in preparation for a move into Syria.
U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa NATO Weighs Rapid Response Force for Eastern Europe UK announces tougher measures against homegrown jihadistsAs the violence and uproar of the Arab Spring in the Middle East continues, this contagion will undoubtedly bring more intervention by the U.S.
Ukraine's civil war has grounded in stalemate and the economy is crashing. This has created an opening for dialogue. Will all parties seize the moment or will Moscow continue to be blamed?
Ukraine is already on the hook to the IMF to the tune of $16.7 billion. IMF : Ukraine Crisis Hits Economy and Could Require Bigger loan. If fighting continued in Ukraine in 2015, Ukraine would need additional financing of $19bn to shore up its central bank reserves.
Democrats are raising pressure on President Obama to arm Ukraine’s military Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the House Armed Services panel:“I do think we should be more forceful in supporting the Ukrainian government.”growing calls for military aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister Valery Geletey said Moscow through "unofficial channels" “repeatedly threatened to use tactical nuclear weapons” on Ukraine if Kiev continues to resist. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: there would be "no military intervention by Russia into the conflict in Ukraine".
Ukraine said it will take on Russia’s “full-scale invasion” of the Donbas region Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey; “We mustbuild up defenses against Russia, which is trying to consolidate the territories occupied by the terrorists, also advance to other areas in Ukraine.”
US warplanes carried out air strikes against forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Saturday night and Sunday morning, supporting an offensive by pro-government forces that broke the two-month siege of the town of Amerli by the Sunni Islamist group.
European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region.
The Palestinian government has called on the United Nations and foreign states with citizens serving in the Israeli army to investigate and try them for war crimes committed during Israel’s latest onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Kiev forces have shelled residential areas in the center of the rebel-held town of Donetsk, killing at least three people and damaging several apartment blocks, a kindergarten and a cultural center. One of the missiles directly hit a car turning the vehicle into a torch.
Ukraine's military confirmed pro-Russian forces shot down a government fighter jet in the east of the country. The MiG fighter jet came down near Lugansk Sunday, pilot parachuting to safety. Pro-Russian forces said they brought down the jet after it carried out an attack on their positions.
Pro-Russian fighters in eastern Ukraine have reportedly seized swathes of territory from government forces who abandoned vehicles and ammunition as they retreated. Pro-Russian forces have pushed their way into eastern port of Novoazovsk on the Sea of Azov.
August 9, French forces bombed an Islamist militant position in Mali, reported five bombs were dropped in the Essakane region west of city of Timbuktu. The following day, US president Barack Obama announced US government would be sending $10 million to France to help finance these operations.
The successes of the militia in southeastern Ukraine can be explained by its high morale, accumulated experience and use of military equipment abandoned by the Kiev forces and later put into action by independence fighters. They are fighting for their land, their children, wives, for their right to live,”
ITAR-TASS has no confirmations as of yet from other sources on the seizure of Starobeshevo settlement as well as on earlier information concerning the seizure of Saur-Mogila height
A long-term truce in Gaza has been agreed with Israel, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas said. The ceasefire announced by Egypt came into effect at 16:00 GMT with almost immediate reports of warning sirens going off in southern Israel.
Kiev released videos showing alleged Russian paratroopers captured in the country, ahead of Russian-Ukrainian talks in Minsk expected to focus on military and humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine. Kiev claims the 10 men detained by the Ukrainians were fighting alongside anti-government forces.
According to Brandon Martinez, ISIL is pursuing a Zionist agenda that was set out in 1980s by a fanatic Israeli strategist Oded Yinon who had envisaged the balkanization of the Middle East nations that are not supportive of Israel’s expansionistic, imperial agenda.
Introduction by Paul Craig Roberts: Dear Friends: I am pleased to be able to share with you this revealing article written for our website by the editor of an important website in Germany. Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washington’s credibility
TA Tochka-U (SS-21 “Scarab B”) ballistic missile landed on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine for the first time since the conflict broke out, a RIA Novosti correspondent in the area reports.
“The Pentagon is looking at Asia as the most likely arena for future military conflict, or at least competition.” The article said the US would double its military presence in the region and essentially attempt to manage China.
Current US military space policy is primarily geared toward two countries, China and Russia. In May 2000 the Washington Post published an article called “For Pentagon, Asia Moving to Forefront.” The article stated that, “The Pentagon is looking at Asia as the most likely arena for future military conflict, or at least competition.”
Moscow wants the investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Boeing 777 to be as most transparent as possible, and insists on regular provision if prove reports in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, a diplomatic source told RIA Novosti.
After sustained defensive combat against Ukrainian troops in the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk during August, rebels are now reporting of entrapping two large groups of Kiev troops and seizing military hardware in a counteroffensive.
In a major escalation, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the alliance had observed an alarming build-up of Russian forces near the country’s border with Ukraine.
Artillery units operated by Russian soldiers crossed into Ukraine are firing on Ukrainian forces, Western officials said Friday, escalation of the ongoing conflict along the border.“We have seen the use of Russian artillery in Ukraine in the past days,” U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes
Last night, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, He said that due to Obama’s mismanagement of our national security, he is “absolutely certain” the United States is in for another mass casualty attack, only this time the terrorists will have far deadlier weapons than they did on 9/11/01.
Having served Washington’s propaganda purposes, the downed Malaysian airliner and the alleged Russian armored column that entered Ukraine and was allegedly destroyed have dropped out of the news even though both stories remain completely and totally unresolved.
"This is the end game."
Polish Foreign Ministry dissociates itself from mass media speculation about alleged involvement of Polish mercenaries in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Under Polish laws, “anyone serving in foreign military units without consent of authorities commits offense punishable by prison up to five years”.
Eastern Ukraine has sustained another day of heavy shelling. At least 5 people were killed in an army assault on a village near Donetsk, while the city itself was also hit. Inside the city, people are struggling with a dire humanitarian situation.
President Pyotr Poroshenko: Ukrainian leaders understand the crisis in Donetsk and Lugansk cannot be settled only by force.“People in Donetsk and Lugansk want peace. Our desire to implement proposed peace plan is determining our actions. Solution cannot be found exclusively by military means.
ndependence supporters have downed a Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 Frogfoot attack plane over the Luhansk region late on Wednesday, a spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said. Fate of the pilot is unknown.
At least 34 civilians have been killed in clashes between the Ukrainian army troops and pro-Russia forces in the country’s restive eastern Donetsk Province over the past 24 hours, local officials say. Overnight fighting in the town of Ilovaysk in the east of Donetsk has left nine Ukrainian soldiers dead.
Heavy shelling of eastern Ukraine by the country's military continues, with people in despair and badly in need of water and electricity, hiding out in basements. Constant bombardment is laying waste to entire cities. Going out into the street is too dangerous, so people stay inside without water or electricity.
A Donetsk resident has uploaded footage of a massive blast next to an apartment block in the heart of the city. The eastern Ukrainian city, which has been under rebel control since the start of the armed conflict, has been encircled by government forces.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine must continue. Monday, many killed in rocket and mortar attacks on vehicles transporting refugees from Ukraine’s eastern region of Lugansk.
Eliot Engel, the ranking member of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that Washington may launch a ground operation in Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS) militants, The Hill reported Sunday. “Ultimately, we may have some boots on the ground there,” Engel said.
Ukraine's military has confirmed that pro-Russian forces shot down a government fighter jet in the east of the country. The MiG fighter jet came down near Lugansk on Sunday with the pilot parachuting to safety. Pro-Russian forces said they brought down the jet after it carried out an attack.
10 civilians killed in Donetsk as fighting broke out, involving artillery and mortars, after the insurgents claimed they were receiving heavy military equipment from Russia and 1,200 fighters. Moscow denied sending such equipment. Ukrainian said the rebels hit a MiG-29 fighter jet over Luhansk.
The Ukrainian government forces have taken control of a regional police headquarters in city of Lugansk after fierce fighting with pro-Russia forces. Lugansk is under siege conditions, heavy shelling by Ukraine government. 250,000 people in the city have without water, electricity and communications.
Ukrainian artillery destroyed a “significant” part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, according to the presidential website.
Ukrainian troops have taken control of a key eastern town Novosvitlivka, are able to block a Russian aid convoy from going to the militia stronghold of Lugansk. Kiev says it will not allow the Russian aid convoy into the country without oversight from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State Marie Harf has called restraint on the Ukrainian military’s actions in the east for the first time, following a major shelling of Donetsk that left at least 70 civilians dead. “We’ve stressed the importance of showing restraint to minimize casualties among the civilian – the local population.
Citizens of Donetsk have recorded multiple videos of white glowing particles raining on residential quarters. The locals allege that Ukraine's military has shelled their city with internationally prohibited phosphorus incendiaries.
Barack Obama left Washington for two weeks on the golf course. He was looking forward, he told reporters, to not wearing a suit for a while. But while the leaders of the West were sipping cocktails and basking in the sunshine, the world burned.
The concept of conspiracy frightens some people, so much so that they are willing to overlook any and all evidence that world events are for the most part directed, rather than chaotic and coincidental.
250,000 people in Lugansk without water and electricity for 10 days. The city in siege conditions. Under heavy bombardment. Thousands flee for safety. Russian refugee camp crowded. “Outright panic.”
70 killed in the Donetsk Region,116 wounded over the last three days of fighting in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian army has been shelling Donetsk and Lugansk, its suburbs Intensive artillery attack on Wednesday,”The city has been without water, electricity and fuel for almost two weeks.
The United Nations says the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine has nearly doubled over the past two weeks. Cecile Pouilly, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights office, said on Wednesday that figures show the death toll has now passed 2,086, up from 1,129, which was recorded on July 26.
The latest absurdity coming out of Ukraine, the EU and Washington is that the humanitarian aid that Russia and the Red Cross are trucking into the former Russian territories that comprise eastern Ukraine is a trick, a deception, a pretext for Russia’s invasion forces. Such a preposterous lie tells us that Western propagandists have no respect whatsoever for the intelligence of Western peoples.
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More than 100 civilians and several soldiers killed during clashes between Nigerian military forces and Takfiri Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. The Takfiri group Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted Nigerian civilians, mostly in Borno, killing more than 2,000 civilians since January.
Pro-Russian fighters in the east of Ukraine say they are ready for a military engagement with the government forces in the city of Donetsk. Ukraine’s city of Donetsk is under heavy bombardment of government forces as Ukrainian troops tighten grip on the strongholds of pro-Russian fighters.
Survivors of the bloody Odessa May 2 clashes and subsequent tragedy at Trade Union House, where nearly 50 people were burnt alive, have organized international photo exhibits in order to convey the events with a new clarity denied to viewers by Kiev.
One killed, dozen injured in new round of army attacks on pro-Russians' positions in residential areas. Forced thousands of civilians to abandon their homes. Looming humanitarian crisis; water, food, fuel supplies running out.
Two Spanish volunteers have joined the fight against Kiev’s offensive on eastern Ukraine, speaking out against the actions of the nation's military. They say their main objective is to spread the truth about the conflict. Arrived in Donetsk two weeks ago to offer their assistance, has not engaged in fighting yet.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has condemned political ambitions that threatened peace in Europe during the First World War, saying the international community should learn the lesson from the deadly conflict.
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