CIA Director John Brennan; Paris attacks must serve as a “wake-up call.” He demanded an end to “hand-wringing” over blanket government spying on the entire population of the US and the world carried out in the name of combating terrorism. Demands for a sharp escalation of the US military intervention in the Middle East, including calls for the dispatch of another American expeditionary force into Syria.
Iran has approved a proposal by Russia to establish a bank for investments in joint economic projects, a deputy co-chair of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission said on Wednesday. The bank will initially focus on investment in bilateral trade and other joint economic projects.
"When I look at the present state of things in the world, I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Mr. Assad told French magazine Valeurs Actuelles.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday will ask Parliament to extend state-of-emergency powers — in effect since Friday’s attacks in Paris but legally limited to 12 days for three months. Such powers let the interior ministry order house arrest for people deemed dangerous, allow house searches without judicial approval. State-of-emergency powers would allow interior ministry to prohibit free movement of people or vehicles at any time. Police forces could order the closure of theaters and concert halls. Checkpoints could be set up outside public and private buildings.
US Congressman Peter King claims that the US government needs to get access to encryption keys to prevent terrorists from avoiding detection or going dark.
There is every danger the new war drive being mounted against IS could spread beyond Syria, if the forces jointly bombing IS began bombing each other. France is committing itself, on paper at least, both to NATO's ongoing military build-up against Russia in Eastern Europe and Ukraine, and to seeking a military alliance with Moscow in Syria. Enormous danger of war in Syria, entire world.
The US and its allies are playing a dangerous game in Syria as they count on Islamic State to weaken President Bashar Assad, but at the same time don’t want the terror group to seize power in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a technical report warning doctors’ ability to treat life-threatening infections in children is being compromised by adding antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs to the feed of healthy livestock. Nearly 80% of antibiotic use in the United States is in livestock.
French government attacking French civil liberty with legislation similar to the US PATRIOT Act. French and American politicians demanding NATO Article 5 be used to put NATO boots on the ground in Syria not to fight ISIL, which the Russians are successfully doing, but to overthrow Assad under pretext of fighting ISIL, policy that could bring conflict with Russia. Kenneth Weinstein, member of US Broadcasting Board of Governors told senators RT, Sputnik, variety of other truthful news sources are “well-funded state propaganda outlets. In other words, only believe Washington-controlled propaganda outlets; New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, BBC, NPR, etc.
Scientists at Cornell, Tufts and other institutions have conducted a study in which they successfully killed cancer cells in mice with high doses of vitamin C.
Just as they did in the wake of 9/11, corporate media outlets—led by cable news networks—are spreading hysteria, fueling anti-immigrant sentiment, and beating the drum for war by providing "context-free coverage of terror. The 24/7 coverage of Friday's attacks in Paris and their aftermath, marked by speculation and sensationalism.
A Chinese state-owned company has signed a contract worth nearly $15 billion to finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina.
Russia struck ISIS capital with "Caliber" cruise missiles from the submarine in the Mediterranean sea. This is the first in history practical use of such weapon.
"The entire border of northern Syria - 75 percent of it has now been shut off. And we are entering an operation with the Turks to shut off the other remaining 98 kilometers," Kerry said in an interview with CNN.
The Russian military has launched airstrikes against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in Syria with cruise missiles from their ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
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