Current Affairs

News without the ‘spin’

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Western news reports are full of accounts of this new wave of terrorism sweeping the Middle East but they omit to say who actually helped foster it

Michael Brown shooting: Unarmed teenager was ‘shot at least six times’

Private autopsy carried out at the request of his family finds the black teenager was bent forward when he was shot

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To "Reassure Threatened Allies"

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To “Reassure Threatened Allies”

Escalation over the Ukraine conflict, a/k/a Cold War 2.0, just took another major step forward. Tyler Durden explains

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

While cops gun down innocents, thugs think that gives them licence to run riot. Two sides of the same ugly coin that is modern America

Doubts over Russian ‘aid’ as convoy nears Ukraine

Fears the ‘aid’ my be used as a cover for stealthy Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine

Israeli negotiators head to Cairo for Gaza truce talks

Israeli negotiators are due in Cairo Monday as a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Activists during a gathering in Independence Square, Kiev. Click to enlarge

Euromaidan Activists Protesting Kiev’s Operation in Eastern Ukraine

While the world’s attention has been focused on eastern Ukraine, protesters still occupy Independence Square in Kiev.

Obama authorises US air strikes to help Iraqis besieged on mountain by Isis

President Obama authorises military action in Iraq three years after U.S. withdrawal

Israeli troops to withdraw from Gaza as ceasefire begins

Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza as Israel declares it has completed the task of destroying Hamas tunnels and another ceasefire begins. Whether it will last and for how long remains to be seen

Overturned bus in Jerusalem after being tipped over by Palestinian construction worker. Click to enlarge

IDF officer: Destroying Hamas gov’t was not army’s goal

A senior IDF officer has revealed that further options are being considered for Operation Protective Edge, as terror attacks spread from Gaza to Jerusalem

I watched Libya seize its freedom. Now I have to flee its new chaos

Gaddafi was toppled 3 years-ago with the aid of NATO airstrikes. Far from ‘restoring democracy’ however, chaos still prevails as Western governments evacuate their citizens and rival militias vie for power

How Mass Immigration Hurts Us All

Study concludes what should have been self-evident. Uncontrolled immigration into the UK puts pressure on infrastructure and leads to congestion in an already overcrowded island

Israel-Gaza conflict: Soldier ‘captured in tunnel attack’ by militants could be British-Israeli

Cease-fire lasts just over an hour before fresh fighting erupts. Israeli Second Lieutenant believed captured, two more IDF soldiers killed while clearing Hamas tunnels

Israeli soldiers during funeral of soldier Li Mat. Click to enlarge

Richard Silverstein on Israel Murdering its Own Soldiers

Richard Silverstein explains that the IDF isn’t just murdering Palestinians. They’re killing their own men too. With an introduction by Gilad Atzmon

Gaza Strip: Israel Calls up 16,000 More IDF Reservists

The call-up is meant to give Israeli forces some “breathing room”, a senior IDF officer was quoted as saying

Hundreds of people were said to have been out shopping after days of being unable to buy basic provisions. Click to enlarge

Israel Warned SEVENTEEN Times That School it Shelled Housed Civilian Refugees

IDF informed SEVENTEEN times to ensure UN school’s protection – the last time being just TWO HOURS before the fatal shelling

IDF battle-weary and shaken by level resistance in Shujaiyeh, Gaza. Click to enlarge

Ten More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza

More Israeli soldiers were killed in fighting Monday. So what does the IDF do? It kills more Palestinian children

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (left) announced Britain would send 1,300 troops to take part in Exercise Black Eagle during a visit to Warsaw with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (second left), meeting their Polish counterparts, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (right) and Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak (second right). Click to enlarge

Britain Sends 1,300 Troops to Eastern Europe for ‘Exercise Black Eagle’

The West continues to up the ante with Russia deploying more troops and aircraft close to its borders

Israeli air strike on Gaza City on Tuesday, July 22. Click to enlarge

Gaza Strip’s biggest hospital ‘hit by Israeli missile’

This is the second time in a week that Israeli fire has hit a Palestinian hospital. These aren’t errors. This is part of Israel’s ‘War OF Terror’ against Palestinians

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia violence’

Of course the irony here is that the U.S. led removal of Gaddafi paved the way for the current chaos in Libya. So while U.S. embassy staff can just leave, under armed guard, ordinary Libyans have to live with the consequences