NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels Thursday gave their final approval to the expansion of the Enhanced NATO Response Force to 40,000 troops as part of a major escalation of the US-led alliance’s military buildup against Russia.
Washington’s impulsive use of power is a danger to America and to the world. Arrogant Washington politicians and crazed neoconservatives are screaming that the US must shoot down Russian aircraft that are operating against the US-supplied forces that have brought death and destruction to Syria, unleashing millions of refugees on Europe, in Washington’s effort to overthrow the Syrian government.
Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that they will release about 6,000 inmates between October 30 and November 2. This will be the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners in the history of the United States.
In September alone, Germany registered 163,772 asylum seekers, including 85,455 refugees from Syria. Germany is expecting to receive between 800,000 and one million asylum seekers this year. Europe is now divided over how to deal with an unprecedented refugee crisis.
Obama personally apologized on Wednesday to the head of Doctors Without Borders for what he described as the mistaken bombing of its field hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, promising a full investigation into the episode, which took the lives of nearly two dozen doctors and patients.
French President Francois Hollande: Europe must live up to the challenge of an upheaval that has forced hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee Syria, where everyone including Iran, Russia and the West must seek a political solution the risk of failure was "total war."
British Prime Minister David Cameron Britain should keep the ultimate insurance policy of an independent nuclear deterrent, you have to accept there are circumstances in which its use would be justified.
Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now he's a candidate for U.S. Senate.
With more countries entering the battlefield in Syria, the US ruling elite is increasingly divided over how to continue its efforts to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad and continue its drive to assert hegemony over the Middle East. Those targeted for Russian bombs include ISIS and various Islamist groups that have received American weapons and aid, from the CIA or US allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Two thirds of EU states have requested to be allowed to ban the growing of genetically modified crops in their countries, choosing the “opt-out” clause of a European Commission rule that allows members to override EU-wide GMO approvals. Nineteen European Union member states have requested opt-outs.
The Welsh Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has announced that the country will take advantage of new EU rules allowing countries to opt out of growing EU-authorized GM crops. Evans says that the nation plans to ban GM corn as well as 7 other GM crops authorized by the EU.
Sixteen countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops. “A growing number of governments are rejecting the commission’s drive for GM crop approvals,
Human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the Government, Britain’s most senior Foreign Office official has admitted, as ministers put resources into supporting trade deals ahead of tackling injustice in other parts of the world. In a remarkably frank admission to MPs, Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Office, said that human rights no longer had the “profile” within his department that they had “in the past”.
Syrian President Bashar Assad: Western countries are using terrorism as an instrument of control, “From the beginning it was clear to us that there were foreign hands behind terrorism in Syria, said that he is ready to step down if his departure is the solution to the four-year-long conflict.
Trump: We are going to get bogged down in Syria, everybody who has touched the Middle East have gotten bogged down. I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS. Putin HAS to get rid of ISIS, because Putin doesn't want ISIS coming into his country. We've spent 2 trillion in Iraq, probably a trillion in Afghanistan. We are destroying our country! We owe 19 trillion dollars. We are fighting Assad, fighting for people and helping people that we don't even know who they are, and they may be worse than Assad; if you didn't have a problem in Syria, You wouldn't have the migration going on in Europe.
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