Current Affairs

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Israel says it’s downed drone along southern coast

Israeli military spokesman says the drone was launched from Gaza Monday, before it was shot down by a Patriot air-defence missile

Relatives mourn over the body of Noor Alnajedy, 10,  who was killed during an Israeli air strike on  Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Friday July 11, 2014. Israel launched the Gaza offensive after three Israeli settler teens were kidnapped and murdered, although some commentators claim it was a 'false flag' to justify the latest Israeli offensive. Click to enlarge  (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

Ignoring international calls for a cease-fire, Israel presses on with its offensive, mobilising 33,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground incursion

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system. Click to enlarge

Israel’s Iron Dome again proves vulnerable

Although Israel has yet to acknowledge the fact and as Palestinian casualties mount, the U.S. funded Iron Dome anti-missile system proves vulnerable

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

Nearly one hundred Palestinians reported dead, most of them civilians, as Israel prepares for possible ground offensive

Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Click to enlarge

Israeli offensive in Gaza continues with at least 14 killed

8 Palestinians from the same family killed — including 3 woman and 5 children. Israeli spokesman later acknowledged that their deaths were an “error”

U.S.S. Vella Gulf. Click to enlarge

NATO Sets Record by Sending Nine Ships into Black Sea

American, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish and British warships have all gathered for exercises in the Black Sea

Organ Harvesting Goes Unreported in the Ukraine

The Ukraine conflict has provided lucrative opportunities for organ harvesting. However, the BBC’s failure to report on it suggests either journalistic oversight and even complicity in the ghoulish enterprise.

Mass immigration to parts of Britain HAS driven down wages of the poor and put pressure on services, official report finds

The report state: ‘The impacts of migrants on average wages.. tended to be positive at the top of the wage distribution and negative at the bottom.’ In other words immigration has helped the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Click to enlarge

25 killed as Israel prepares for ground assault

Israel intensifies air and naval bombardment in preparation for possible ground assault

Israeli armour gathers near the Gaza Strip in preparation. Click to enlarge

Israeli army calls up reservists for Gaza invasion

According to Israeli dissident Roy Tov, the IDF had been training for a new assault on Gaza since November. Now Israel has called up some 40,000 reservist for what maybe an actual invasion

Taking part in the naval drills, Russian Bora-class hoverborne guided missile corvette Samum. Click to enlarge

Russian Black Sea Fleet warships hit complex target at naval drills

Russian navy conducts advanced combat drills in the Black Sea as NATO ships assemble in the region for their own naval manoeuvres

Council’s plan trying to ‘strip people of right to live in the countryside’

Expect to see similar moves elsewhere. The object being to keep people confined to urban areas where they can be more easily monitored and controlled

Analysis of July 5 Slaviansk Developments

Analysis of July 5 Slaviansk Developments

Kiev’s flag does not fly over Slavyansk, despite recent claims by Poroshenko. Joaquin Flores with an analysis of recent developments in eastern Ukraine

Overflowing: Lackland Air Base illegal alien induction facility. Click to enlarge

Illegal Alien Disease Epidemic

According to one nurse: “They’re going to crush the system. We can’t sustain this. They are overwhelming the system and I think it’s a travesty.”

Iran and Russia Send Sukhois to Iraq

Iran sends Su-25 fighters to bolster Iraq’s fight against ISIS terrorists,

An Israeli police officer near the Jerusalem forest where a body was found after reports that an Arab teenager had been kidnapped. Click to enlarge

Possible Revenge Killing Adds to Tension in Israel

Reports of an Arab teenager being forced into a car early Wednesday and of a body found later in a Jerusalem forest have raised suspicions of an Israeli revenge attack

Ukraine begins military offensive as cease-fire ends

The big question now is how will Russia repond?

Nicolas Sarkozy held by police for questioning over influence peddling

Interference in the judicial process is regarded as “influence peddling” in French law and carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years

Israeli air strike in Rafah. Click to enlarge

Israel Hits Gaza After Finding Bodies of Slain Teenagers

Dozens of Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight after the bodies of three missing teenagers found in the West Bank

The bodies of Iraqi soldiers lie face down after allegedly being executed by the ISIS militants. Click to enlarge

Conducting U.S. airstrikes in Iraq would be complicated, former military officers say

Former U.S. military commanders warn about getting drawn in without a clear objective