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Beijing Calls on Ankara to Respect Iraqi Sovereignity | Veterans Today

Beijing Calls on Ankara to Respect Iraqi Sovereignity | Veterans Today | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

“The Chinese side believes that we should deal with state-to-state relationship in accordance with purposes and principles of the UN Charter as well as other widely-recognized basic norms governing international relations, and that Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity shall be respected,” Hua said at a daily briefing.The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman also urged the parties to further increase communication and coordination in order to resolve the conflict.

Following the deployment, Prime Minister Haider Abadi demanded the withdrawal of the Turkish troops within 48 hours and called on NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg to urge the alliance to help resolve the issue.

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98 Arrested by Turkish Police in Recent Months for Insulting Erdoğan

98 Arrested by Turkish Police in Recent Months for Insulting Erdoğan | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, December 10, 2015 2:15 PM

Under a fabricated electoral wash, this is the power of a magalomaniac despot.

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Rearranging the Deck on Capitalism’s Sinking Ship

Rearranging the Deck on Capitalism’s Sinking Ship | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
David Harvey famously stated, “capital never solves its crisis tendencies, it merely moves them around” [1]. As capital’s crisis is also ecological, one of the problems it moves around is environmental destruction. And because capital has only moved its problems around, over the course of the last 50 years the Unitedstatesian and European environmental movements only won the pollution of the Global South under the auspices of globalization and development.
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Saudi Arabia's Royal Family to Select the West’s "Moderate" Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria

Saudi Arabia's Royal Family to Select the West’s "Moderate" Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The only armed group that has thus far been announced to have been invited is Jaysh al-Islam, which is a Salafist-Wahhabist fundamentalist organization, and like all Salafists and Wahhabists, is rabidly anti-Shiite. By contrast, Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, is a Shiite, and, furthermore, he has always insisted upon a strict separation of church-and-state; so, he’s considered like the devil, by the Sauds and other Wahhabists and Salafists (including the leaders of America’s other Arabic allies: Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain).

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Is It Time To Make Saudi Arabia Pay For Underwriting International Terrorism? | Zero Hedge

Is It Time To Make Saudi Arabia Pay For Underwriting International Terrorism? | Zero Hedge | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Needless to say, we weren’t surprised.

“Now clearly there are no smoking guns here, but it's worth noting that when it comes to radicalization, no one does it quite like the Saudis,” we said, the day after the attacks once the media revealed that Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia to marry Malik.

We continued: “Although we would urge caution when it comes to drawing conclusions around the sectarian divide, we'd be remiss if we didn't note that ISIS, al-Qaeda, and many of the other groups the public generally identifies with extremism, are Sunni and Saudi Arabia (where Farook allegedly found his wife) promotes puritanical Wahhabism.”
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Noam Chomsky on Trump: "We Should Recognize the Other Candidates are Not That Different"

Noam Chomsky on Trump: "We Should Recognize the Other Candidates are Not That Different" | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky weighed in on U.S. presidential politics in a speech Saturday at The New School in New York. In addressing a question about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Chomsky assessed the political landscape: "Today’s Democrats are what used to be called moderate Republicans. The Republicans have just drifted off the spectrum. They’re so committed to extreme wealth and power that they cannot get votes ... So what has happened is that they’ve mobilized sectors of the population
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#terrorist AFTER GORAZDEVAC ATTACK "Albanians are personally responsible for safety of Serbs"

#terrorist AFTER GORAZDEVAC ATTACK "Albanians are personally responsible for safety of Serbs" | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
"The attack on the Serbs in Gorazdevac was not just an attack on them, behind these people are millions of Serbs throughout Serbia and whoever touches the Serbs in Gorazdevac makes a terrible injustice not only toward the dead to which the desecrated monument was dedicated and toward the children, but is making an act of aggression against the whole Serbian nation,"
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#Veteran|s to throw down medals, urge disobedience in Downing Street #Syria protest

#Veteran|s to throw down medals, urge disobedience in Downing Street #Syria protest | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Special Forces veteran Ben Griffin has called on military personnel and munitions workers to disobey and block the bombing of Syria ahead of a Downing Street protest in which ex-services personnel will throw down their medals in disgust at the war.

“If you work in a bomb factory, walk out. If you fill up bombers with fuel, stop it. If you fly missions over Syria, don’t release your bombs,” Griffin, who served with the Parachute Regiment and SAS in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland, told RT on Monday.

“Our attack on Syria will make things worse. You only need to look at the outcome of our attacks on Iraq and Libya to see that.”

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Red alert! Beijing issues highest possible smog warning for very first time

Red alert! Beijing issues highest possible smog warning for very first time | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The country's poor air quality has raised concerns about the government's ability to tackle the issue, despite promises from leaders that cleaning up the environment is a top priority.

Polluted air in China has had severe health effects on the country's residents, according to a study published in Nature magazine this year. The research, conducted by chemist Jos Lelieveld of Germany's Max Planck Institute, estimated that 1.4 million people die prematurely each year due to the country's pollution.

China's pollution is largely blamed on coal-fired power plants, vehicle emissions, and construction and factory work. The country, which is the biggest carbon emitter in the world, says it plans to upgrade coal power plants over the next five years to help tackle the problem. China depends on coal for more than 60 percent of its power

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Unauthorized Turkish Ship Enters Greek Waters | GreekReporter.com

Unauthorized Turkish Ship Enters Greek Waters | GreekReporter.com | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
This was the second provocation from Turkey in a few days, following the recent incident of six jet fighters from the neighboring country flying over Ikaria island.

Under international law, a research vessel doing seismographic work or any kind of work on the seabed needs to receive permission from the country the waters belong to.

The presence of “Bodrum” has caused an alarm in the Greek Navy putting warships on standby. Greek vessels and the gunboat ‘Undefeated’ stand nearby to monitor the movements of the two Turkish ships.
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Syria calls out U.S. for 'flagrant aggression' as 3 soldiers killed in airstrike

Syria calls out U.S. for 'flagrant aggression' as 3 soldiers killed in airstrike | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The Syrian government said on Monday four warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition bombed a Syrian army camp in Deir al Zor province, which would be the first known attack by the coalition against government forces.

Three soldiers were killed and 13 wounded the Syrian government said. It called the attack an act of aggression.

The jets fired nine missiles at the camp on Sunday evening, Syria's foreign ministry said in a statement flashed on state television. It is the first publicly declared incident of its type since the United States and allied countries began bombing the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria more than a year ago.

British bombers hit oilfields in Syria for 2nd tim
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Russian Appeals to International Community Ignored: Dangerous Ignorance Is Our New Reality

Russian Appeals to International Community Ignored: Dangerous Ignorance Is Our New Reality | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Is it any wonder that your average, well educated, public minded American, Briton, Frenchman, or Belgian is largely clueless about the key international events that are today leading the international community to the brink of world war after reading his or her favorite newspaper of record, be it The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Figaro or Le Soir, and trying to catch the news bulletins on local state television, or on Euronews or the BBC for that matter.
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Are These The Tankers Bilal Erdogan Uses To Transport ISIS Oil? | Zero Hedge

Are These The Tankers Bilal Erdogan Uses To Transport ISIS Oil? | Zero Hedge | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
“All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got on Erdogan and his company’s nerves. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts as well."
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Iraq Seeks To Cancel Security Agreement With US, Will Invite Russia To Fight ISIS |

Iraq Seeks To Cancel Security Agreement With US, Will Invite Russia To Fight ISIS | | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

ISIS controls key cities including the Mosul, the country’s second largest, and security is a daily concern for the populace. The Americans are still seen – rightly – as occupiers, and Washington’s unwillingness inability to effectively counter ISIS has created a culture of suspicion in which most Iraqis believe the US is in cahoots with the militants for what WaPo described as “a variety of pernicious reasons that have to do with asserting U.S. control over Iraq, the wider Middle East and, perhaps, its oil.”


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Syria: FSA and Al Nusra militants bussed out of Homs city

Syria: FSA and Al Nusra militants bussed out of Homs city | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Still from the video below Al Masdar News reports: Moments ago inside the provincial capital of the Homs Governorate, 14 buses provided by the Syrian government reportedly arrived at the Al-Wa’er D...
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Mass Killings – False Flagging – Fearmongering – Police State

Mass Killings – False Flagging – Fearmongering – Police State | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Mass killings are everywhere.

When they hit westerners in small-scale, like the US, Egypt (downed Russian airliner), Lebanon, France, and Mali, murdering 14, 224, 50, 130 and 27 – mostly white people – they are blown out of proportion by media hype and by immediately associating them with links to Jihadist terrorists.

Nobody asks who may be behind these terrorists.

While mass killings large-scale, like in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Libya – and many more nations, carried out by western NATO powers, remain largely unreported and are just part of the new normal, the eternal profit-making war on terror.
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No More Bets: Russia Asks US to 'Show Cards' on Daesh Sites

No More Bets: Russia Asks US to 'Show Cards' on Daesh Sites | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Russia's Defense Ministry has asked the US and its coalition partners to reveal the sites of suspected Daesh terrorist targets in Syria. Earlier in the day, the Syrian General Staff provided information to Russia's Defense Ministry revealing Western coalition strikes on December 6 against Syrian troop positions in Deir ez-Zor, where the Syrian goverment is battling Daesh Forces.

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Russia strikes ISIS targets in Syria from sub in Mediterranean for first time (VIDEO)

Russia strikes ISIS targets in Syria from sub in Mediterranean for first time (VIDEO) | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Russia has, for the first time, targeted Islamic State targets in Syria with Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Russia’s Defense Minister.
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Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire brings a message from Syrian children

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire brings a message from Syrian children | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
On 28/ll/2015 during my visit to Homs and at a school in the heart of Old Homs, Syrian children who have suffered so much from violence and war in their young lives, send a message: ‘UK please do not bomb our country, we love Syria’.
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Blood for Oil: #Syria Is the Ultimate Pipelinestan War

Blood for Oil: #Syria Is the Ultimate Pipelinestan War | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

It all started in 2009, when Qatar proposed to Damascus the construction of a pipeline from its own North Field – contiguous with the South Pars field, which belongs to Iran – traversing Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria all the way to Turkey, to supply the EU.

Damascus, instead, chose in 2010 to privilege a competing project, the $10 billion Iran-Iraq-Syria, also know as «Islamic pipeline». The deal was formally announced in July 2011, when the Syrian tragedy was already in motion. In 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Iran.

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#HumanRights #scandal ! #Kosovo: Beaten by Albanian, 85yo woman will go to jail

#HumanRights #scandal ! #Kosovo: Beaten by Albanian, 85yo woman will go to jail | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
BELGRADE – In the village of Paralovo in the municipality of Novo Brdo in Kosovo lives grandmother Persa Stojkovic with her family. She is 85 years old and, according to the court decision, has to pay a fine of 50 EUR or spend 3 days in prison because she was found guilty for driving off cattle owned by Albanian family Ibisi from her yard.
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Activists Dragged Out of Climate Expo for Protesting Corporate Influence over COP21 Negotiations

Activists Dragged Out of Climate Expo for Protesting Corporate Influence over COP21 Negotiations | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
The U.N. climate summit has come under scrutiny for its unprecedented level of corporate sponsorship—more than 50 companies, with some of them counted by climate activists as being among the world’s worst industrial polluters. On Friday, climate activists gathered at the Grand Palais in Paris protesting the COP21 "Solutions" exhibition, where businesses were pushing for corporate and privatized responses to climate change. Several protesters were evicted from the premises by the large security p
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Erdogan's Continued Hypocrisy: Turkey Violates Iraqi Sovereignty

Erdogan's Continued Hypocrisy: Turkey Violates Iraqi Sovereignty | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
It has taken Turkish President Erdogan less than 2 weeks to demonstrate his hypocrisy. Turkish media has reported that about a few hundred Turkish soldiers along with 20 to 25 tanks and artillery have crossed the border into Iraq and settled in Bashiqa, north-east of the ISIS stronghold in Iraq, Mosul. More questioning are the reports from Turkey’s Anatolia news agency that defend the incursion of Turkish troops as an effort to aid and train the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, hit back at Turkey and called for the immediate withdrawal of Turkish troops, tanks and artillery that is had deployed without any permission from Baghdad.
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USA Illegally Building Military Airbase in Northeastern Syria

USA Illegally Building Military Airbase in Northeastern Syria | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

US experts are reconstructing and equipping a desolate airport special to carrying agricultural products in the region controlled by the Kurdish forces in Hasaka region, Northeastern Syria, to turn it into a military base.

The Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that a number of US experts have entered the region since 50 days ago to develop and prepare the runways with 2,500m length and 250m width to be used by fighter jets.

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Mass media briefing “Russian Federation Armed Forces fighting against international terrorism. New data” : Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Mass media briefing “Russian Federation Armed Forces fighting against international terrorism. New data” : Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
All the data, which was presented during the briefing, has been published on the Russian and English versions of the Russian Defence Ministry website.

There are colleagues from the leading foreign media in the briefing hall, who had been to the Hmeymim airbase and watched combat missions carried out by the Russian servicemen.

The Russian Defence Ministry will continue providing journalists with information on the issue based exclusively on specific facts and objective monitoring data, as well as allowing visits of mass media representatives to the Russian air base in Syria.

We will regularly share new data with you by publishing it in information sources of the Russian Defence Ministry.
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