Current Affairs

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Islamic State: Battle of Tripoli is won but hearts and minds are lost

The Lebanese Army recaptured Tripoli on Monday but pockets of sympathy for the Islamic State aligned militants remain, particularly among the young

Lockheed, Pentagon reach $4 billion deal for more F-35 jets

The deal effectively commits the U.S. Air Force to the F-35 as its front-line fighter for decades ahead. Despite the fact that many consider the F-35 a turkey

Hoaxville from Ottawa To Fake US Airdrop For ISIS – Morris

Were the shootings in Ottawa and the air drop of U.S. weapons to ISIS like Sandy Hook? Were they in fact staged “news events” used to manipulate public perception? Some interesting perspectives

Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa Wednesday. Click to enlarge

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament, many shots fired

An eyewitness said he heard shots, and saw an armed man dressed in black with a scarf over his face running towards parliament

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

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”

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?

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

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

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

Referendum counters were stood down ‘for high-fiving Yes votes and booing Nos’

In contrast to earlier reports that voting was rigged in favour of a No vote, it’s claimed that Highland vote counters had their own preferences

Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the crisis in Ukraine was the result of a coup d’etat in that country backed by the West

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

US expands airstrikes into Syria to hit Islamic State

Despite warnings from Russia and Iran that such action could be considered a violation of sovereignty tantamount to an act of war

Scottish referendum vote-rigging claims spark calls for recount

Accusations of vote rigging continue as some quite credible explanations begin to emerge. Includes videos

Alex Salmond and Queen Elizabeth II. Click to enlarge

Alex Salmond says No voters were ‘tricked’

If Alex Salmond were an authentic leader he would have raised the issue of vote rigging. Why hasn’t he done so? Or is he just another stooge for the elite?

Yes votes in No pile at Scottish referendum. Click to enlarge

Video Proof ‘Scotland Independent’ Vote Was Rigged

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his intention to step down but perhaps he shouldn’t go, at least not until he’s seen this

Scottish referendum polling station. Click to enlarge

Russian Election Observers: Westminster Rigged Scottish Independence Vote

Kremlin-aligned body sensationally claims vote count was fixed to secure ‘no’ victory