Current Affairs

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Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015

As I’m constantly reminded, as a mentor once said, “there is no such thing as coincidence”

Saudi strikes on Yemen civilians may be crimes against humanity: U.N

U.N. report claims Saudi led coalition may be deliberately targeting civilians in Yemen

Crisis Actors Used to Discredit Militia?

Crisis Actors Used to Discredit Militia?

Why did an army of fake militia descend on Burns Oregon? Includes video

Just Another Dead Patriot

Oregon ambush continues government’s Waco tradition. Includes videos

Cameraman shot by Turkish police to be arrested on terror charges

Cameraman who captured the moment security forces fired without warning on a group of Kurds carrying a white flag, sought by Turkish authorities on terror charges

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Oregon militia spokesman is shot dead

Traffic stop escalates into shoot-out with the FBI that ends with leader Ammon Bundy arrested and his brother Ryan wounded

Yemen judge killed in airstrike by Saudi-led coalition

Before he fled to Saudi Arabia from where he fronted a campaign to retake Yemen, former Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi was prosecuted for treason. The trial judge and his family have just been killed in a Saudi-led coalition airtstrike

Detroit collapsing into third world status

America’s infrastructure imploding as Detroit’s water becomes too toxic to drink

Olympics Loosen Rules to Allow Pre-Op M-to-F Transsexuals to Compete with Women

Olympics Loosen Rules to Allow Pre-Op M-to-F Transsexuals to Compete with Women

Yet more publicity for Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner? Or more media driven social engineering aimed at undermining collective sexual identity?

Suspect says MI6 tried to hire him before Litvinenko’s death

Conducted behind closed doors, the probe into Litvinenko’s death seen as being biased from the outset

European Union could unravel, leaders in Davos warn

Union threatens to fragment unless leaders agree to a common policy on migrants

Alpine mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland. Click to enlarge

A world divided: Elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality

Gathering in the Swiss alpine resort to focus on rising economic disparity across the globe.

Defense Secretary Says U.S. Sailors Made Navigational Error Into Iranian Waters

A a senior U.S. official acknowledged that the Iranians were “never provocative” in their interactions by telephone with their American counterparts

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Iran confirms detention of 10 U.S. marines, Washington hopes for prompt return

US officials say it was unclear whether the boats, used to patrol rivers and littoral waters, had strayed into Iranian waters

A jet fighter drops a mock B61 model 12 bomb that zeroes in on the target. Click to enlarge

Smaller US bombs are adding fuel to nuclear fears

US developing smaller, more accurate nuclear weapons that are less likely to be used in retaliation but are more appealing for a first strike

A riverine command boat from Riverine Detachment 23 operates with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York during a maritime air support operations center exercise. Click to enlarge

Two U.S. Navy boats in Iranian custody but crew will be returned ‘promptly’

In what looks like a repeat of a 2007 episode when British Navy personal were seized by Iran, two small U.S. Navy patrol boats are being held with their crews by Iran

Policemen secure the area after the explosion near the Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Click to enlarge

Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul

Given the recent influx of undocumented migrants into Germany, one wonders how long it will be before Germans start seeing such incidents closer to home

Angela Merkel named TIME magazine's Person of the Year. Click to enlarge

Word From a Correspondent in Germany

Is it a coincidence that Germany is inundated with migrants, courtesy Angela Merkel’s open door migration policy, just as she’s named TIME magazine Person of the Year?

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Riot police break up anti-refugee protest in wake of Cologne attacks

Attitudes in Germany begin to harden in the wake of the attacks in Cologne

Latin Patriarchate urges Israel police to act on Christian cemetery vandalism

Latin Patriarchate urges Israel police to act on Christian cemetery vandalism

Desecration of Christian sites in Jerusalem gets little coverage in the Western media. Is that because it’s not the work of Muslims?