Current Affairs

News without the ‘spin’

Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise

It may well be a psyop but what was significant about Jade Helm was that it made headlines in one of Britain’s biggest selling newspapers, the Daily Mail — complete with quotes from Alex Jones and links to his website

Egyptian navel vessels carry out maneouvers in this 2012 photo. Click to enlarge

Egyptian, Saudi Vessels Approach Yemen Coast

Saudi and Egyptian warships sail to Yemen as the oil price climbs amid growing fears that the conflict might escalate

Saudi Arabia’s coalition against Yemen’s Houthis

Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar join Saudi Arabia in the fight against insurgents in Yemen

Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations

Saudi Arabia launches air strikes against rebels aligned with Tehran as militants seize intelligence files

A French gendarme helicopter flies over the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot. Click to enlarge

Recording shows pilot locked out of crashed Airbus cockpit – NYT

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” an investigator said, citing the recordings. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer”

U.S. House Votes 348-48 To Arm Ukraine

Despite Russian warnings that lethal aid will “explode the whole situation”, U.S. House votes to provide “lethal defensive weapon systems”

Yemeni pro-regime fighters reinforce the southern city of Aden. Click to enlarge

Hadi forces check Houthi push towards Yemen’s Aden

Battle lines appear fluid in a conflict that pits Iranian aligned rebel fighters against Yemen’s Saudi-backed government

Jewish Judge Orders Release of Muslim Torture Photos

Jewish Judge Orders Release of Muslim Torture Photos

This is not to defend the torturers but the question is why release the photos now? Is it, as Henry Makow suggests, to inflame tensions and start more wars?

Britain to bolster Falklands defences, reports say, due to ‘increased threat’

Britian to reinforce island garrison after Argentina strikes arms deal with Russia

Tunisia shooting: When Isis attacks a museum to destroy the ‘culture of its disbelievers’, what treasure of the Western world is now safe?

Robert Fisk on Wednesday’s terror attack in Tunisia

AP Exclusive: Draft Agreement Cuts Iran’s Nuclear Hardware

AP reports that the U.S. and Tehran are nearing an agreement that would cut the number Iran’s centrifuges. In return for a lifting of some economic sanctions and an arms embargo

Iran reportedly confronts US officials at Geneva nuclear talks over GOP letter

Iranian negotiators reportedly challenge their U.S. counterpart over what they see as an attempt to undermine potential agreement

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