Behind The “News”

News Without The Spin

President Obama addresses a press conference on August 1, over the abduction of Israeli 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin by Hamas

Obama seeks 34 million blank green cards, work permits

Have the 34 MILLION blank ‘green cards’ and work permits been ordered in preparation for Obama declaring an ‘amnesty’ for illegal immigrants?

Spiegel: Review finds rebels shot down MH17 in Ukraine

Pointedly the review doesn’t say what led investigators to conclude that “pro-Russian” militia fired the missile that downed MH17

The X-37B spaceplane shortly after the unpiloted craft glided to a computer-controlled landing Friday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Click to enlarge

Space plane lands after record 674-day secret mission

Unmanned Air Force space shuttle lands after lengthy secret mission

A picture taken on July 8, 2012, shows Shiite cleric Nimr Baqer al-Nimr wounded in the back of a police car, following his arrest. Click to enlarge

Saudi Arabia sentences reformist Shiite cleric to ‘crucifixion’

The Saudis routinely behead offenders but they have another means of execution even more brutal. For speaking out against the regime a reformist cleric has been sentenced to death — by crucifixion

Newbury MP’s war explanation ‘is no explanation at all’

While the big national newspapers are all tightly controlled, smaller provincial papers are not. The fact that they published a letter from an occasional contributor to this website means that what he says is beginning to resonate at grass-roots level

Interview with Sergei Glaziev – Advisor to President Putin

Interview offers a glimpse into the sort of advice being offered to Russian President Putin. Interesting

This picture is from the AFRICOM website. Obviously those aren't regular Army - they look like Special Forces, 'very special'. Why is Obama sending a bunch of Georgia Cracker Commandos to Africa? Click to enlarge

Ebola Pandemic Smells Like a Hoax

It’s not Ebola that will get you. It’s the vaccines.

Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor. Click to enlarge

New laws give Houston officials rights to examine religious sermons for discrimination against LGBT people

Officials to scrutinise sermons for anything that might promote “discrimination”

New doubts over climate change as study reveals OVERESTIMATED forecasts

Predictions of climate change based on rising CO2 levels may have underestimated the amount of greenhouse gas absorbed by plant leaves, leading scientist says

There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Right Now?

Why are so many deadly new diseases emerging all at once?

Political figure in the UK questioned on child sex abuse charges

Another case of historic child abuse involving a major UK political figure with connections to the entertainment industry could soon hit the headlines

Image from http://cyber-berkut.com. Click to enlarge

Kiev secretly received data from MH17 crash investigators – Ukrainian hacktivists

Researchers claim that they have uncovered efforts to pin the blame for the downing of MH17 on Russia

Airline cleaning crews go on strike over exposure to blood, vomit and other Ebola risks

Cabin crews being told to just wash their hands, wear rubber gloves

Antarctic sea ice hits record levels as it reaches 20 MILLION square kilometers

Scientists at odds to explain how this fits in with ‘global warming’

Top US general says he’s ‘fearful’ ISIS will seize Syrian border town of Kobane

While massed Turkish troops and armour watch, often no more that a few hundred metres away, without intervening

Turkey demands US target Assad as price of co-operation

Self interest and subterfuge help Islamic militants gain ground in their advance, while Turkey demands that the U.S. removes Assad as a precondition to their fighting the militants

Lord Janner chairs the Holocaust Educational Trust and was Vice President of the World Jewish Congress. Click to enlarge

Child sex claims, a police ‘cover-up’ and troubling questions for a Labour peer

He was shielded for decades while he abused youngsters in care. But that might be about to change as Lord Janner’s sordid past finally catches up with him

Ukraine Is A Ruse To Draw The Big Powers Into A Conflict

Further analysis of the situation in Ukraine

M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. Click to enlarge

U.S. sends ‘Ironhorse’ tanks to NATO’s nervous Baltic front line

U.S. to deploy heavy tanks and troops to persuade Russia that any interference in Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia will mean war with NATO

Abducted aid worker Alan Henning. Click to enlarge

British Muslims unite in fury at Isis murder of Alan Henning

Muslim leaders accuse Alan Henning’s killers of having “hijacked Islam” for their own purposes