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Ban Ki-moon: 'I don't think there is discrimination against #Israel at UN'

Ban Ki-moon: 'I don't think there is discrimination against #Israel at UN' | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
After he was quoted as admitting to Israeli students last week that bias against Israel at UN exists, secretary-general denies there is any such discrimination against the Jewish state.
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Merkel and the NSA: A Scandal That Just Won't Die - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Merkel and the NSA: A Scandal That Just Won't Die - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
As the election approaches, Chancellor Angela Merkel is working hard to dissipate anger over controversial surveillance by German and US intelligence agencies. But every time Berlin assures voters that all is well, its claims are discredited.

Now it seems clear that the NSA can search through its database of American citizens' phone calls and emails, even without a warrant, thanks to a legal loophole dating back to 2011. Furthermore, the intelligence agency has the authority to collect the communications of Americans who are in direct contact with "foreign targets," as the NSA calls them.

 
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'Turkish journalist detained in Cairo to be released soon' #Istanbul

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said Monday that a Turkish journalist, who is still being held in detention in a prison in Cairo, would be released soon, in a move to thaw strained relations between two countries following Turkey's fierce criticism of Egyptian crackdown on protesters last week.

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Boyfriend of journalist Glenn Greenwald tied to NSA leaks held under Terrorism Act | Europe | DW.DE | 19.08.2013

Boyfriend of journalist Glenn Greenwald tied to NSA leaks held under Terrorism Act | Europe | DW.DE | 19.08.2013 | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
The boyfriend of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald has been detained for nine hours by British officials under the Terrorism Act.
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Why Western media frames civilian areas as “Hezbollah strongholds” #MSM #agenda

Why Western media frames civilian areas as “Hezbollah strongholds” #MSM #agenda | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

In lock-step, western media was calling the scene of the crime a “Hezbollah stronghold”:

Wall Street Journal: “Car Bomb Blasts Hezbollah Stronghold in Lebanon”

BBC: “Deadly Lebanon Blast in Beirut Stronghold of Hezbollah”

LA Times: “Massive Explosion in Beirut Rocks Hezbollah Stronghold"

Washington Post: "Bomb Explodes in Hezbollah Stronghold in Beirut, Injuring Dozens”

Reuters: “Over 50 Hurt as Car Bomb Hits Hezbollah Beirut Stronghold"

Associated Press: “Car Bomb Rocks Hezbollah Stronghold in Lebanon”

France24: “Car Bomb Rocks Hezbollah Stronghold in Beirut”

A quick Twitter or Google search for "Hezbollah stronghold" is all you need to see how hard western media works to "frame" language and drive use of a phrase that makes Shia civilian life negligible.

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Fukushima Radiation Still Leaking Into Pacific Ocean

Fukushima Radiation Still Leaking Into Pacific Ocean | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
The Fukushima power plant has been and could continue to release radiation which has been leaking into the pacific ocean now for over 2 years.
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August 18, 2013 - RT News

August 18, 2013 - RT News | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
August 18, 2013. US to send $148mn to Palestinian Authority. 3,500 Morsi loyalists arrested in 5 days – Brotherhood lawyer. Libya’s interior minister resigns. EU to review relationship with Egypt.
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Russia’s Far East hit by biggest floods in 120 years

Russia’s Far East hit by biggest floods in 120 years | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Up to 100,000 people may be evacuated from flood-hit regions in Russia’s Far East. Water levels at local reservoirs have already reached historic highs, and officials say the floods raging in the area are expected to continue rising even further.
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Royal Navy warships to visit #Gibraltar amid diplomatic row - Telegraph

Royal Navy warships to visit #Gibraltar amid diplomatic row - Telegraph | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Britain has said a rapid reaction force of warships will visit Gibraltar on its way to naval exercises in the Mediterranean, even as the fierce diplomatic row over the disputed territory looked set to continue.
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New US Centcom war room in Amman for S#yria war | #Jordan #puppet

Centcom has inaugurated its Forward Command center in Jordan. It is linked to Israeli, Jordanian and Saudi Air Force HQ, ready for a decision by President Barack Obama to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.

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Member of MB - Erdogan #NATOpuppet : #Egypt committing state terrorism, al-Sisi and al-Assad are same

Member of MB - Erdogan #NATOpuppet : #Egypt committing state terrorism, al-Sisi and al-Assad are same | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Don't forget Erdogan is memebr of Muslim Brotherhood  -
Turkish PM Erdoğan has accused Egypt’s interim rulers of committing state terrorism and compared army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad

Erdoğan also slammed Egyptian officials for describing supporters of toppled President Mohamed Morsi as “terrorists.”
 
“People are saying ‘we ask for our vote to be honored.’ But there are those calling them terrorists. But I am saying that state terrorism is currently underway in Egypt,” Erdoğan said. 
 
“There are currently two paths in Egypt: Those who follow the Pharaoh, and those who follow Moses,” he added.     

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Saudi Arabia and UAE to lend #Egypt up to $8 billion

Saudi Arabia and UAE to lend #Egypt up to $8 billion | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will give Egypt money in the wake of its political and economic crisis.
US aid doubt

Meanwhile, Washington has said that there will be no immediate cut off of US aid to Egypt, although the $700 million allocated for 2013 has not yet been disbursed and aid for 2014 has not been discussed.

The White House has refused to label Morsi’s ouster as an army coup, which distances the Obama administration from the Muslim Brotherhood’s former leadership.

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#news from NATOparadise: #Libya threatens to bomb tankers

#news  from NATOparadise: #Libya threatens to bomb tankers | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Libya has accused striking guards who have seized oil export terminals of trying to make shipments for their own profit and threatened military action against any unauthorised vessel that docks.

Zeidan warned that the government could not allow the loss of exports to go on indefinitely.

"If the blockade of the oil terminals continues, the state will be obliged to use all means at its disposal, including those of the army," the prime minister warned.

Zeidan said the continued closure of the Brega, Zueitina, Ras Lanouf and Sedra terminals to vessels under contract to the state-owned NOC came despite his government's efforts to reach a negotiated settlement to the dispute.

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Greek privatization agency chief quits #Greece

Greek privatization agency chief quits #Greece | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Delays and privatization receipt shortfalls are a constant headache for the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, which bankroll Greece's 240-billion-euro rescue.

The lenders said last month that they would review the way HRADF was operating, after it emerged that the agency would miss its 2013 revenue target by about 1 billion euros.

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View from #Cyprus is getting sunnier via Independent

View from #Cyprus is getting sunnier via Independent | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Things get even cheerier in the longer term; virtually half – 49 per cent – of those asked predicted an increase in revenues over the next year.

Bank of Cyprus UK's Tony Leahy believes the survey is heartening, saying that in "the current climate, any bit of optimism from the smaller-end of the UK business community is to be welcomed".

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Al Jazeera launches channel in US – but will anyone watch? | one more #propaganda center

Al Jazeera launches channel in US – but will anyone watch? | one more #propaganda center | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
When it plunges into the US television market tonight, the Qatar-based news broadcaster Al Jazeera will, by one measure, have a very low threshold to prove success.
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Oscar #Pistorius who killed girlfriend indicted on murder charges, trial date set #SouthAfrica

Oscar #Pistorius who killed girlfriend indicted on murder charges, trial date set #SouthAfrica | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

South African Paralympian and Olympian sprint star  and  killer Oscar Pistorius has been indicted on charges of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. If convicted, he faces a life sentence.

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From Boston to Beirut: A Comparison of “Terror” | Western #media double #standards

From Boston to Beirut: A Comparison of “Terror” | Western #media double #standards | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

The Western media have double standards when it comes to “terrorism.” Within hours after two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon last April, many in the media had christened it a “terrorist attack.” Meanwhile, the August 15 bombing in Rouweiss that killed at least two dozen is a “blast” that occurred in a “Hezbollah stronghold.”

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#Kids in #alQaeda Training Camps in #Syria | #HRW #UNICEF #UN & Co ?

With translation. Children songs were translated, enjoy. tags:free syrian army syrian free army syria idlib syria uprising youtube.com/ajanturkk iphone 6 ira...
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#Syria #News 18.8.2013, President al-Assad Receive a Mauritanian Delegation, Saudi Arms to Terrorists

* President al-Assad: Syria is able to root out terrorism thanks to unity binding our army and people
* Syrian community in Pennsylvania stresses support to homeland
* Saudi Arabia sends new arms shipments to terrorist groups in Syria
* Terrorists on Saturday committed a massacre killing 11 people near Ain al-Ajouz crossroads on al-Hwash-al-Nassira road in Homs
* Heavy weapons destroyed, numbers of terrorists killed in continued operations
* Ammunition seized in terrorist groups' den in Talkalakh
* Health Minister opens two health centers, visits hospitals and injured soldiers in Lattakia
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#Chile fights #GMO in national protest against ‘Monsanto law’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

#Chile fights #GMO in national protest against ‘Monsanto law’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Thousands of Chileans have rallied against a bill dubbed the “Monsanto law” that would let multinationals patent GMO seeds. Activists say it will not only compromise food sovereignty in Chile, but will also harm consumer health.

Mass protests were held in at least nine cities across the Latin American country to protest the bill that would allow for the development of genetically modified seeds. Activists carried banners emblazoned with slogans such as “Monsanto kills” and “Monsanto will patent your life.” 

 
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#Gibraltar Spanish fishermen to protest #Spain

#Gibraltar  Spanish fishermen  to protest #Spain | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

Spanish fishermen sail into disputed waters off Gibraltar to protest over an artificial reef placed there by the British territory's government.

Spanish fishermen have sailed into disputed waters off Gibraltar to protest about a reef put there by the British territory's government.

The fishermen say the reef restricts their right to fish, but Gibraltar says they should not be fishing there.

Gibraltar police said the protest, which lasted an hour and passed off without incident, ended at 10:20 BST.

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Two #Turkish intelligence (MIT) agents killed in #Syria , Kurdish Jabhat al-Akrad said

Two #Turkish intelligence (MIT) agents killed in #Syria , Kurdish Jabhat al-Akrad said | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

he general commander of Jabhat al-Akrad said 117 Kurdish villages in the Aleppo / Bab / Azzaz triangle are under attack by al-Qaeda-linked groups and several brigades of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The attacks came as a result of a meeting attended by more 70 commanders of the FSA in Turkey last July.

Kurdish commander Haji Ahmad told Firat News that his fighters killed two members of the Turkish Intelligence Service (MIT) in the last two days of clashes in the region of Sad Shahab where the Kurdish villages are located.

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#Egypt|s New Strongman: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

#Egypt|s New Strongman: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it
Egypt has a new strongman. Posters of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are now ubiquitous. But he remains relatively unknown.
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#Egypt May Not Need Fighter Jets, But The U.S. Keeps Sending Them Anyway : NPR

#Egypt May Not Need Fighter Jets, But The U.S. Keeps Sending Them Anyway : NPR | Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. | Scoop.it

American military advisers in Cairo say the U.S. should stop sending F-16s to Egypt. Military contractors disagree

 met with a high-ranking official in the Egyptian military who confirmed that the Egyptian military does request those tanks and fighter jets because it believes they're crucial for Egypt's security. And, he said, "the U.S. wouldn't have given us weapons they didn't want us to have."

The U.S. wants Egypt to have them in part because of people like Bruce Baron, president of Baron Industries, a small business in Oxford, Mich. "The aid that we give to Egypt is coming back to the U.S. and keeping 30 of my people working," Baron told me. Specifically, he said, 30 of his 57 employees are working on parts for the M1A1 Abrams tanks that we give to Egypt.

 

 

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