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US Citizen, Press TV reporter dead in car crash near Syria 2 days after Turkey calls her a spy

| WTF News | American journalist Serena Shim has been killed in a car crash in Turkey just days after Turkish intelligence services had accused her of spying. She was reporting on the siege involving ISIS in Kobani at Syria's border. Shim was a US citizen though she worked for…
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Covert War

Sweden Deploys Army, Air Force, Navy Near Stockholm Over Reported Damaged Russian Sub; Moscow Denies

Zero Hedge Over the weekend, while the world was focusing on the threat of Ebola contagion in the US and around the globe, Sweden's otherwise sleepy capital Stockholm found itself the location of a blitz military operation involving the Swedish Armed Forces, Navy, Army and Air Force, when late on…
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Vladimir Putin Responds To Obama’s “Hostile” Acts: Warns of Nuclear Consequences

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo Image Credit: Plavevski / When the leadership of North Korea or Iran suggests a nuclear attack against the United States the threat is usually dismissed as mere posturing by extremist regimes. But when the President of a global military super power like Russia makes such a…
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Hot War

United Nations snubs Pakistan on Kashmir issue; refuses to intervene

India Times UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan's latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue have failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to…
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INTERNATIONAL

Turkish Airstrike Hits Kurds, Not ISIS

Infowars Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets near the country’s border with Iraq. The strikes highlight rising tensions in Turkey over Ankara’s perceived unwillingness to aid besieged Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani. The Turkish General Staff dispatched F-16 and F-4 jets to the southeastern…
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INTERNATIONAL

Iraq: ‘ISIS’ bombings target Kurds, security, kills at least 58, plus senior police chief – VIDEO

| WTF News | Sunday, a triple suicide bombing killed at least 58 people in Iraq and may have wounded over 100 including many Kurdish security forces, according to conflicting reports. The attacks targeted a security compound which also holds a Kurdish political party. In a separate attack, a roadside…
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INTERNATIONAL

Putin ‘orders Russian troop pullback’

BBC Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border to return to their bases, Russian media report. Mr Putin's spokesman said about 17,600 soldiers on training exercises in the Rostov region would be pulled back. Russia has previously announced troop withdrawals that Nato and…
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INTERNATIONAL

Iraq: Bombings kill 45 in Shi’ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts

Reuters At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq. Islamic State (IS) fighters, who took control of large sections of Iraq this…
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INTERNATIONAL

War for Kobane: 13,000 terrified Kurds trapped between Isil and Turkish border

Telegraph Up to 13,000 terrified Kurdish refugees trapped in dangerous no-man’s land along Syria’s border with Turkey, with Islamic State jihadis closing in The thousands of refugees stuck at three separate border points appear in less obvious danger from Isil atrocities than the 700 civilians still stuck inside Kobane itself,…
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INTERNATIONAL

Secret Russian spy base in Syria seized by Western-backed rebels

Intel News Rebel forces aligned to Syria’s Western-backed opposition have announced the seizure of a joint Syrian-Russian spy base, which observers say reveals the extent of Russia’s intelligence cooperation with Syria. The base is located at the base of the Tel Al-Hara Mountain, in southern Syria’s Golan Heights region, just…
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INTERNATIONAL

ISIS Fires American-Made Missiles At Syrian Army

Activist Post By Brandon Turbeville, The fact that the United States and NATO are arming the death squads fighting the secular government of Bashar al-Assad is, by now, accepted news in both the alternative and mainstream media circles. However, due to the State Department’s and its media mouthpieces’ incessant claims…
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Cold War

China builds military airstrip on disputed island

Channel NewsAsia BEIJING: Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area. The newly built facility stretches across Woody Island, part of the Paracel chain, China's Xinhua news agency…
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Economic Warfare

Stocks Bounce On Report Ukraine, Rebels Sign “Demarcation Line” Deal

Zero Hedge Two months ago, US and European equity markets exploded higher after RIA tweeted that Russia sought a de-escalation in Ukraine. Today, after an ugly week of higher volatility and even higher anxiety, RIA is at it again, tweeting the following - Kiev agrees to withdraw troops from several…
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False Flag

MH-17 Report False Flag Exposed After Revelation Passenger Was Wearing Oxygen Mask

Zero Hedge When exactly a month ago the supposedly objective, impartial Netherlands released its official, 34-page preliminary report of the MH-17 crash over Ukraine, presumably based on black box data, air traffic control records, and other "authentic, verified" information, there were precisely zero mentions of "oxygen", "mask" or "oxygen mask."…
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Covert War

Did Israel Bomb Iran’s Parchin Nuclear Facility?

Area circled in red was site of alleged Parchin explosion (Israel Defense) Richard Silverstein There is circumstantial evidence that points to another Israeli covert attack on a major Iranian nuclear facility, this one in ; Local reports say a major fire and explosion broke out: But the enormous orange flash that illuminated Tehran around…
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Focus B

India: Pakistan again violates ceasefire in 3 sectors along border, BSF gives ‘strong reply’

Villagers sit on the debris of their house after it was damaged during the recent exchange of fire between Pakistan and India at the Pakistani border town of Dhamala Hakimwala near Sialkot. Five civilians were killed and thousands took refuge in camps in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday…
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Iraq (Iˈrɑːk)

Fighting ISIS: $1.1bn already spent, ‘30 years of war’ to come

RT As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years. Since mid-June, when militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) launched…
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INTERNATIONAL

SWIFT: ‘No authority’ to cut Russia, Israel from global payment system over sanctions

RT “As a utility with a systemic global character, it has no authority to make sanctions decisions,” the statement said, stressing that the group is a ‘’neutral global cooperative company” in a statement released on Monday "SWIFT services are designed to facilitate its customers’ compliance with sanctions and other regulations,…
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INTERNATIONAL

Pakistani Troops Violate Ceasefire 9 Times in Four Days

The New Indian Express JAMMU:Pakistani troops continued breaching the ceasefire along the LoC for the fourth successive day today by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling, while two persons have been injured and several houses damaged in Jammu region overnight due to the violation.      Army troops guarding the borderline…
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INTERNATIONAL

ISIS’ Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in U.S. and China

Cryptogon In other news,  Helicopters Join Fight Against Islamic State in Iraq: The United States sent helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration officials has promised would…
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Covert War

Explosion at Iran nuclear facility where IAEA inspections denied, windows shattered miles away

| WTF News | An explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility has killed at least two people, amid conflicting casualty reports. The massive blast is said to have shattered windows up to 15 kilometers away. Reports on the Parchin nuclear facility vary from a non-military site to a location of…
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INTERNATIONAL

Twin blasts kill 30 Kurdish fighters in Syria: monitor

Yahoo News Twin truck bombings by jihadists killed at least 30 Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters and security officers on Monday in Syria's northeastern town of Hasakeh, a monitoring group said. "At least 30 members of the YPG and asayesh were killed when two Islamic State suicide bombers detonated…
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INTERNATIONAL

Second ‘blood moon’ of tetrad linked to Israel prophecy Oct 8th: 2000 dead in Gaza since first

| WTF News | The second of four blood moons associated with Israel-related prophecy is Wednesday, October 8th. Over 2,000 people have been killed in the Gaza conflict, mostly civilians and at least 500 children, since the first blood moon on April 15th. Pastor John Hagee discussed the blood moon…
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S., NATO Allies Hold Largest-Ever Exercise In Poland

Polish Radio ‘Anaconda 14′ military exercises begin in Poland Two-week military exercises known as Anaconda 14 have begun involving around 12,500 troops from Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK and US. US troops from the Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived in Orsyz, north east…
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INTERNATIONAL

Did The Winter War Just Begin? Russian Gas Supplies To Europe Plunge 15%, Ukraine Transit Slashed 54%

Zero Hedge Just a week ago, the Russian energy minister made the first public 'threat' of gas supply "throttling" disruptions to Europe but judging by the data that has just been released, it appears the 'throttling' has begun. Bloomberg reports that Russian gas supplies to Europe fell 15% year-over-year in…
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INTERNATIONAL

Ukraine Army Sees Worst Day Since Truce as Battles Flare

Bloomberg Fighting continued in Ukraine between government forces and separatists one day after the country’s military suffered its worst casualties since signing a truce earlier this month. Separatists tried to storm the government-held Donetsk airport twice in the past 24 hours, Ukraine military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters today in…
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Al Qaeda

Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria

Washington's Blog The Jerusalem Post reports that an ISIS fighter says that Turkey funds the terrorist group. Turkey is a member of NATO and a close ally. A German news program – with English subtitles captions – shows that Turkey is sending terrorists into Syria: Opposition Turkish lawmakers say that…
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INTERNATIONAL

ISIS+Al-Nusra Front? Islamists reportedly join forces, new threat against West issued

Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has issued a new threatening audio message featuring its leader warning the West “will pay the heaviest price” for its actions. The Syrian group is reportedly now joining up with the estranged Islamic State militants. The leader of Syria’s most prominent terrorist group, Abu Mohamad al-Golani, in…
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INTERNATIONAL

Ukraine: Protesters take down Lenin statue in Kharkov, carve “Glory to Ukraine” on side (VIDEO)

| WTF News | Protesters pulled down a statue of Lenin in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkov. The last time a statue fell like this, Iraq was put on the path to become what it is today. As the LA Times said, the US "stage-managed" the event, and the…
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Cold War

Ladakh stand-off: Chinese troops start withdrawing from Chumar

Times of India NEW DELHI: After a fortnight of incursions, Chinese troops on Friday started withdrawing from India's Chumar area in Ladakh following talks between the two armies. The pullback by around 750 PLA troops began after the issue was resolved at the third flag meeting between the two sides,…
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INTERNATIONAL

Libya 2.0? US Says ‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Syria A Possibility

Activist Post In what is more proof that the NATO operation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is merely Libya , the Obama administration is now stating that it is open to the possibility of establishing a “no-fly zone” over Syria. The statements, made by both Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel…
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INTERNATIONAL

In Syria, the US haven’t aimed for the Islamic State, but for oil wells

Voltaire Network The United-States, along with members of the GCC have been bombing Syria for two days, officially in order to destroy the Islamic State. The bombings have, for the most part, affected Raqqa, of where the IS had already retreated from , and 12 oil refineries. According to the Syrian…
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INTERNATIONAL

ISIS Is Run By Former Iraqi Generals … Many Are Members Of Saddam Hussein’s Secular Baath Party Who Converted To Radical Islam In American Prisons

Washington's Blog Foreign Policy Created Many More Terrorists Than It Killed The New Yorker reports: ISIS is run by a council of former Iraqi generals, according to Hisham Alhashimi, an adviser to the Iraqi government and an expert on ISIS. Many are members of Saddam Hussein’s secular Baath Party who…
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INTERNATIONAL

Concealed By U.S. Airstrikes Israel Opens Nusra Path To Lebanon

Moon of Alabama Screenshot from the current NYT homepage: The first piece is about the air attack last nights against various targets in east Syria. The second piece right next to it explains that such strikes in Iraq have had little effect. The juxtaposition demonstrates the futility of today's bombing…
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

Washington Post The military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive and risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon…
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Currency Wars

Ukraine Currency Crashes To Record Low As IMF Blasts “Gross Abuses”

Zero Hedge Despite celebrations of de-escalations and truce in US equity markets (by asset-gathering commission-takers), the situation continues to go from bad to worse in the nation almost forgotten now that ISIS is stealing American headlines. The Hryvnia plunged this morning - its biggest single-day drop on record - following…
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Focus H

House passes plan in gov’t shutdown bill to aid Syria “rebels”, fight ISIS, may cost $500 million

| WTF News | The US government is close to open engagement in the Syria conflict after the House approved part of the recent White House plan to fight ISIS Reuters The House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but…
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State

Washington Post Here’s a national-security riddle: How can President Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State without formally violating his pledge not to send combat troops? The answer may lie in the legal alchemy known as “Title 50.” Title 50…
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INTERNATIONAL

Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

Reuters Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city,…
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Petrodollar Panic: EU Officials Admit Buying Oil From ISIS

Zero Hedge We recently explained how ISIS remains so well funded but what was unclear was who exactly what purchasing their 'recently-provisioned' oil reserves? The assumption being some desperate third-world nation or some scheming offshore hedge-fund arbitrageur; however, as reports, a senior European Union official has revealed that some EU…
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Qaeda branches urge unity against US-led ‘war on Islam’

Yahoo News Dubai (AFP) - Powerful Al-Qaeda branches in Yemen and North Africa issued an unprecedented joint statement Tuesday calling for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged their "brothers"…
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