Current Affairs

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Anti-Islamic advert on Philidelphia bus. Click to enlarge

Judge Rules Philadelphia Buses Must Run Anti-Islam Ads Featuring Hitler

Philadelphia judge rules that buses can display anti-Muslim adverts which liken Islamic leaders with Hitler

Demonstrators in Ferguson. Click to enlarge

2 Officers Are Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Gunman thought to have fired on police from a small hill opposite Ferguson police station

U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission

This Reuters despatch corroborates earlier reports that a substantial NATO force was deploying in the Baltics, ostensibly to train and reassure allies in the face of a possible Russian threat

No role for Assad in Syria: Britain, France

Implying that both France and Britain are still intent on regime change in Syria

Iran’s IRGC wraps up first day of major maneuvers in Persian Gulf

Iran’s IRGC wraps up first day of major maneuvers in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards practise taking out a scale replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Straits of Hormuz. Includes video

Obama failed his coup in Venezuela

As always in this type of operation, Washington is careful to not appear involved in the events it leads

Abo Ibrahim Al Swedi. Click to enlarge

Sweden’s Multicultural Center Expert on Islamophobia Joins ISIS

The 29-year-old Swede was probably in the pay of Western intelligence before he even converted, tasked with giving Islam a bad name

Yingluck Shinawatra. Click to enlarge

Thailand Has Become a Police State

Three years ago we reported “that Thailand was on the slippery slope to a police state.” Those fears have now been realized

Malcolm Rifkind (left) and Jack Straw (right). Click to enlarge

2 UK politicians caught in lobbying sting deny wrongdoing

Far from being two lowly backbench MPs, both had served as senior ministers in previous governments.

Pro-Russian rebels say agree to withdraw weapons in east Ukraine

Tentative moves toward a genuine ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Victorious pro Russian rebels stand on a tank in Debaltseve. Click to enlarge

A glimpse of the apocalypse

Devastated Debaltseve resembles Stalingrad or Grozny as emboldened, pro-Russian fighters set their sights on the key port city of Mariupol

General Adrian Bradshaw. Click to enlarge

Russian tensions could escalate into all-out war, says Nato general

Tensions between Russia and the West continue to mount as Britain’s top NATO general warns they could erupt into all-out war

Anti-Putin Journalist-Truth About Ukraine

A long time Putin critic reveals the truth about events in eastern Ukraine before an invited studio audience in Kiev, among them Georgia’s former president Saakashvili. Leaving them shocked

RAF Typhoon intercepts Russian Bear bomber. Click to enlarge

Typhoon fighter jets intercept Russian Bear bombers off the coast of Cornwall

The incident occurred as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said that Putin’s Russia is as big a threat to Britain as Islamic State

A view of an explosion after shelling is seen not far from Debaltseve. Click to enlarge

Pro-Russian Rebels Seize Strategic Town of Debaltseve

As pro-Russian fighters consolidate their gains in eastern Ukraine, the battle lines for the next major military confrontation are being drawn

Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

Ukrainian government forces are now in retreat having abandoned the strategically important town of Debaltseve

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on top of a KRAZ armoured vehicle close to a car of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Soledar of Donetsk Oblast on Feb. 17. Click to enlarge

Ukraine truce unravels as rebels advance into government-held town

Up to 90 per cent of the besieged city of Debaltseve may now be in the hands of pro-Russian insurgents with the “ceasefire” now in tatters

James Gamble. Click to enlarge

Bizarre “Valentine’s Day Massacre Plot” Foiled

It has been given little publicity outside Canada, but recent events there echo Columbine and Sandy Hook

Poland kicks off unprecedented military spending spree

With an eye on events unfolding just over its eastern border, Poland has embarked on an unprecedented military spending spree worth billions

Ukrainian leaded Petro Poroshenko. Click to enlarge

Shelling Abruptly Stops as Poroshenko Orders Government to Implement Cease-Fire

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a rebel in eastern Ukraine said local fighters were being helped by “guests from Russia.”