Current Affairs

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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

Israel is attacking a strip on the fringes of Gaza. Denizens are evacuating it.

Israel Sabotages Ceasefire

Roy Tov on why the Zionists are opposed to a ceasefire in Gaza

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

The resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy opens the way for the possible deployment of NATO forces in Ukraine. Michel Chussudovky explains

The Long and Triumphant March of Jewish Gibberish

Is there really ‘equivalence’ of any conceivable kind between the two sides in this conflict?

In Gaza, Hamas fighters and bases are among civilians. Just like in Israel

Lines are blurred when a guerrilla war is fought in as dense a place as Gaza but the IDF’s HQ is also surrounded by civilians

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Later a U.N. school compound in Gaza was hit by IDF tanks shells, killing at least 15. Click to enlarge

At least 15 dead after Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip

Israeli tanks shell a U.N. school compound in Gaza and the silence from the West over Israeli crimes is deafening

Hamas fighters sit during an anti Israel parade in Nov, 2013. Click to enlarge

Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

As its losses mount, the Israeli Defence Force is forced to acknowledge that it has met a “formidable enemy on the battlefield”

Another Massacre in Gaza, This Time in Khan Younis

It appears that Israel has embarked to deliberately policy of terrorism. Targeting hospitals and residential districts on the pretext that they are combating terrorism