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Crimea: Whose land is this?

Crimea: Whose land is this?

Sergei Khrushchev, the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who is in charge of research in a U.S university, argues that Crimea was never a part of…

Gaddafi Libya vs Assad Syria: The Red Line and the Rat Line

Gaddafi Libya vs Assad Syria: The Red Line and the Rat Line

In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta,…

It’s not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

It’s not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

Russia has done more than any other country to support the independent Ukrainian state, including for many years subsidising its economy through low energy prices. Assertions that Russia…

Pentagon’s Phony Budget War, How it Lied, Then Asked for Billions More

Pentagon’s Phony Budget War, How it Lied, Then Asked for Billions More

Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out U.S. armed forces and their national security is at risk. They are lying. Again.…

How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President)

How Obama Became a Publicist for His Presidency (Rather Than the President)

Barack Obama was elected to govern when little was known about his approach to the practical business of leading people. The thin connection between Obama’s words and his…

Obama’s Fantasy: Using US Energy ‘Boom’ Against Russia

Obama’s Fantasy: Using US Energy ‘Boom’ Against Russia

by Dan Dicker March 16, 2014 (TSR) -  It is with incredible equanimity that the media has digested the announcement of a 5 million barrel ‘test’ release from…

Kremlin to US: Try To Hurt Russia’s Economy, Russia Will Kill The Dollar

Kremlin to US: Try To Hurt Russia’s Economy, Russia Will Kill The Dollar

The first official warning shot was fired before an all-out assault on the dollar system begins. Not by a Putin advisor that can be brushed off, but by…

From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia

From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia

For America, the situation in Ukraine is a geopolitical game, another opportunity to hurt Russia’s interests. For Russia, it’s not a geopolitical game. It’s a matter of national…

Uyghur Separatists: Feared in China, Pampered by USA and the West

Uyghur Separatists: Feared in China, Pampered by USA and the West

It's time to expose USA and the West's doublespeak on terrorism facing China, Russia, India, writes Babich.…

On Crimea, Ukraine: Propaganda Rules The News

On Crimea, Ukraine: Propaganda Rules The News

Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. TRUTH is always the casualty. The Crimean and Ukraine Crisis is another one…

US hypocrisy over ‘Russian aggression’ in Ukraine

US hypocrisy over ‘Russian aggression’ in Ukraine

As divisions deepen between the eastern and western regions of Ukraine, the backers of the putsch regime in Kiev portray Russia as a reckless aggressor to absolve their…

Israeli Fed Nominee Stanley Fischer Has a Citigroup Problem

Israeli Fed Nominee Stanley Fischer Has a Citigroup Problem

The Obama Administration is trying to appoint an Israeli and the head or former head of the Israeli Central Bank as the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve…

West Bank, Area C: An Untapped Resource Could Turnaround Palestinian Economy

West Bank, Area C: An Untapped Resource Could Turnaround Palestinian Economy

The Palestinian economy is stalling. Growth dropped sharply in 2013, unemployment is on the rise, and tax revenues for the Palestinian authority are falling significantly short of what…

Rethinking Russia and Iran’s support for Syria’s Bashar Assad

Rethinking Russia and Iran’s support for Syria’s Bashar Assad

Under Geneva II Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov accuses the United States of obstructing the peace process in Syria through their continued insistence that the only acceptable end to…

The defeat of USA, Saudi Arabia in Syria

The defeat of USA, Saudi Arabia in Syria

President Barack Obama is visiting Saudi Arabia in late March. But no Western media has really explained the real reason: Saudi Arabia is defeated in Syria and the…

Syrian Crisis

US Scrambling, Assad Syrian Government Downfall Impossible Now

US Scrambling, Assad Syrian Government Downfall Impossible Now

Assad’s victory in the upcoming elections would be a landslide victory due to all the…

Geneva 2: When Russia put an end to American illusions

Geneva 2: When Russia put an end to American illusions

The relationship between Russia and Syria is built on an organic and strategic alliance based…

Syria militants well-paid spies for Israel

Syria militants well-paid spies for Israel

Syria militants have become well-paid spies of the Israeli intelligence authorities, giving them considerable amounts…

Undoubtedly, Russia Will Block Western Resolution on Syria – Deputy FM

Undoubtedly, Russia Will Block Western Resolution on Syria – Deputy FM

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov guaranteed that Moscow will block any future UN Security…

Blowback: Syria Crisis now a Threat to US Homeland Security

Blowback: Syria Crisis now a Threat to US Homeland Security

After supporting foreign militants and Al-Qaeda, the Syrian crisis has now backfired and become a…

Brahimi’s Palestinian deputy fired, leaves Syria Geneva2 talks team

Brahimi’s Palestinian deputy fired, leaves Syria Geneva2 talks team

Nasser al-Kidwa, the Palestinian deputy of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, has been removed from the…

Geneva2 and US Duplicity: US Congress secretly approves arms deliveries to Syria

Geneva2 and US Duplicity: US Congress secretly approves arms deliveries to Syria

Predictably backstabbing the Geneva 2 like other peace talks, the U.S. Congress in a secret…

Iran’s Geneva2 “political show” non-participation due to US irrational stance

Iran’s Geneva2 “political show” non-participation due to US irrational stance

Calling the Geneva2 Conference a political show and a failure, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister said…

Syrian opposition to attend Geneva2 Conference

Syrian opposition to attend Geneva2 Conference

Syrian National Coalition, the Turkey-based foreign-backed group that opposes the Syrian government, has finally agreed…

Syria opposition leader uses FAKE ORPHAN photo for online publicity

Syria opposition leader uses FAKE ORPHAN photo for online publicity

Leader of the foreign-backed Syrian opposition Ahmed Jarba posted a fake orphan photo sleeping between…

Blowback: Turkey should prepare itself for mass exodus of fighters from Syria

Blowback: Turkey should prepare itself for mass exodus of fighters from Syria

by Lale Kemal January 13, 2014 (TSR) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has been…

The Cape of Good Hope: Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony

The Cape of Good Hope: Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony

American hegemony is over as of September 2013. The bully has been subdued via Syria,…

Israel orders: Zionists, AIPAC lobbies hard in US Congress for Syria war

Israel orders: Zionists, AIPAC lobbies hard in US Congress for Syria war

The pro-Israel and most powerful Zionist lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),…

US military, intel officials to Obama: ‘It wasn’t Assad, British Intel knows too!’

US military, intel officials to Obama: ‘It wasn’t Assad, British Intel knows too!’

A dozen former US military and intelligence officials have told US President Barack Obama that…

Lies as Usual: Officials disclosed US has bigger military plans for Syria

Lies as Usual: Officials disclosed US has bigger military plans for Syria

President Barack Obama’s national security team is preparing for a “significantly larger military attack than…

International Perspectives

US against Venezuela: Cold War Goes Hot

US against Venezuela: Cold War Goes Hot

Political analysts are paying attention to the timing of America’s efforts to replace the government in Venezuela and Ukraine. Washington wants to prove that a superpower is still…

Obama’s Dumbest Plan Yet: The US-Engineered Nazi Coup in Ukraine

Obama’s Dumbest Plan Yet: The US-Engineered Nazi Coup in Ukraine

The United States helped defeat #Nazism in World War 2. Today, Obama and Co. have ousted Ukraine’s democratically-elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, with the help of ultra-right, paramilitary, neo-Nazi…

Hypocrisy in Thailand: US Sides With Increasingly Violent, Desperate Thaksin Regime

Hypocrisy in Thailand: US Sides With Increasingly Violent, Desperate Thaksin Regime

The US State Department openly sided with Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy regime, and backed their planned one-party sham elections being carried out in a climate of political…

Heeding Signs: The “Soap” Censorship in Thailand

Heeding Signs: The “Soap” Censorship in Thailand

The government of Thailand is censoring anything that inspires people to change and bring about it. The writer reflects on how the press in Thailand is accustomed to…

Bernanke hands over the poisoned chalice to Yellen

Bernanke hands over the poisoned chalice to Yellen

President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen as new Fed chief. The writer, a money and metals commentator, briefly gives what Yellen can expect to face -- a pithy,…

In Syria: Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qaeda’s side?

In Syria: Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qaeda’s side?

If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on…

Thirteen Things the U.S. Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You

Thirteen Things the U.S. Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You

The President, the Head of the National Security Agency, the Department of Justice, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and the Judiciary, are intentionally keeping massive amounts of…

Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

Threatening to attack Syria, and moving ships into position to do it, are significant, and illegal, and immoral actions. The US President can claim not to have decided…

America’s Helen Thomas’s courageous legacy: Zionists go home!

America’s Helen Thomas’s courageous legacy: Zionists go home!

In the USA today, speaking out against the evils of Zionism is career suicide. The Israel lobby has destroyed the careers of several of the greatest US Senators…

Conflict Resolution & Peacemaking

New Iran sanctions break US unity front – Hillary Clinton

New Iran sanctions break US unity front – Hillary Clinton

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called on her former Senate colleagues not to pass new sanctions on Iran…

President Xi Jinping at APEC: China committed to regional peace, development

President Xi Jinping at APEC: China committed to regional peace, development

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China is committed to promoting regional peace and development, and building a cross-Pacific cooperation framework…

President Xi wants ASEAN’s understanding of China’s Peaceful Foreign Policy

President Xi wants ASEAN’s understanding of China’s Peaceful Foreign Policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for mutual respect, understanding and support from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) while…

The Road to Nowhere – Kerry Mideast Journey

The Road to Nowhere – Kerry Mideast Journey

Watching this annual charade is both painful and exhausting. It makes cynics of the most idealistic hopers for Mideast peace. Israel…

Lavrov: Syrian opposition should adopt right attitude, participate in Peace conference

Lavrov: Syrian opposition should adopt right attitude, participate in Peace conference

Russia and the US have pledged to convene an international conference aimed at ending the crisis in Syria, a move that…

Palestinians urge US guarantee for peace plan

Palestinians urge US guarantee for peace plan

After severalstormy hours of deliberation, Palestinian Authority leaders have refused to back Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to restart long-stalled…

Peace & Mutual Prosperity: Philippines and MILF Muslim rebels in wealth-sharing deal

Peace & Mutual Prosperity: Philippines and MILF Muslim rebels in wealth-sharing deal

After lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives, the Philippines has reached a…

Karzai boycotts US-Taliban talks in Qatar

Karzai boycotts US-Taliban talks in Qatar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has boycotted proposed negotiations with the Taliban, saying a day after US announced it would hold talks…

Earth & Environment

USA sinking? Louisiana’s growing sinkhole unstoppable, swallowing trees in seconds

USA sinking? Louisiana’s growing sinkhole unstoppable, swallowing trees in seconds

Local U.S. officials say that the opening in the earth in the state of Louisiana is growing and unstoppable, swallowing trees in seconds. …

Ecosystems change long before species are lost

Ecosystems change long before species are lost

Communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive and fragile to change than previously thought, according to a new study.…

Health & Medicine

Jamaica to decriminalize marijuana (‘ganja’) “later this year”

Jamaica to decriminalize marijuana (‘ganja’) “later this year”

Jamaica's Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that the country later this year will decriminalize marijuana as the island…

Research Study: High religious involvement makes you obese

Research Study: High religious involvement makes you obese

Young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age as young adults with no religious involvement.…

Science & Technology

‘Beam me up, Scotty!’: Quantum system successfully teleports an atom

‘Beam me up, Scotty!’: Quantum system successfully teleports an atom

For the first time, physicists have transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.…

Dolphins keep lifelong social memories, longest in a non-human species

Dolphins keep lifelong social memories, longest in a non-human species

Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates’ whistles after being separated for more than 20 years—the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species.…

Water & Agriculture

Unapproved GM contaminated rice found in US exports to over 30 countries

Unapproved GM contaminated rice found in US exports to over 30 countries

A new report has revealed that the rice supply in at least 30 countries may have already been contaminated with genetically modified strains from US exports, thereby…

Fracking: High Methane contamination found in drinking water near shale gas well sites

Fracking: High Methane contamination found in drinking water near shale gas well sites

Some homeowners living near shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of drinking water contamination from stray gases, according to a new study. Shale gas…

Cosmology & Space

Internet connection on the moon 10x far faster than on the Earth

Internet connection on the moon 10x far faster than on the Earth

A test conducted by NASA and MIT engineers has found that internet connection on the moon is 10 times faster than on the Earth. …

There are no black holes, but grey ones – Stephen Hawking

There are no black holes, but grey ones – Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has shocked physicists by admitting 'there are no black holes'. In a paper published online, Professor Hawking instead argues there are 'grey holes'.…

Trade & Economy

China to launch 5 private banks

China to launch 5 private banks

In a pilot program to test the country’s preparedness for private capital in its banking sector, China will set up five private banks, the chief of the…

US to China: “Happy New Year.” China to US: “Give us our $1.3Tn money back.”

US to China: “Happy New Year.” China to US: “Give us our $1.3Tn money back.”

When outgoing American ambassador to China Gary Locke wished 700,000 followers on Sina Weibo a happy Chinese New Year (registration required), he received an overwhelming response from…

Archaeology & Antiquities

Arms for Antiquities: Syrian Artifact Smuggling Bleeds Sites Dry

Arms for Antiquities: Syrian Artifact Smuggling Bleeds Sites Dry

On August 31, the Directorate General for Antiquities in Lebanon returned 18 mosaics seized a year and a half ago to its Syrian counterpart. This is the…

Ancient Egypt, 1700 BC: High Dignitaries died in their 20s due to malnutrition and diseases

Ancient Egypt, 1700 BC: High Dignitaries died in their 20s due to malnutrition and diseases

Anthropologists and archaeologists have analysed more than 200 mummies from ancient Egypt, finding that even high dignitaries suffered from malnutrition and had infectious diseases. The typical governor…

Society & Culture

Miss Philippines takes the Miss World crown amid religious drama

Miss Philippines takes the Miss World crown amid religious drama

Miss Philippines made history and won the title of Miss World on Saturday, beating 126 contestants from around the globe. The crown was passed on by last…

‘YOU complete me’, Soulmate: Human Brains are hardwired for Empathy, Friendship

‘YOU complete me’, Soulmate: Human Brains are hardwired for Empathy, Friendship

Perhaps one of the most defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy – the ability to put ourselves in others’ shoes. We are hardwired to…