war 2017½... Trump, syria, russia, Nkorea

hi all. my war bookmarks runneth over and have a very ominous feeling last few weeks/ months. sometimes the world seems like it could go up in flames any moment. NKorea threatening with nukes and the warmbier case,[i] and the middle east a massive tinderbox with so many hostile countries making loud noises (to say the least): syria, russia[l], iran, saudia arabia, qatar,[r] ISIS,[j] even china[o] these days etc. it appears (superstition?) that wars tend to start in the fall. that was the case with the last one in Iraq at least.

and me, tracking war info over 1½ decade myself, now, surprised to find that Qatar has the largest military base in the middle east. did you know that? was a bit shocked to find out myself. suspect its a fact that pentagon probably does not want to be widely known, have succeeded and presumably few americans would know that factoid.... (jimmy kimmel street video quiz, anyone?)

so much can chg in only ½ yr!

isis maybe on its last legs (big mosul, aleppo, raqqa headlines) but its "removal" leaves a power vacuum that could directly pit US against iran and/or russia. ofc the "removal" or "vanquishment" is a deceptive euphemism, only from cities! for a fundamentally insurgent/ guerilla force, thats almost a mere 2ndary consideration...

so its early days but enough to get some idea whats in store with the Trump admin. current signs are (and this was seemingly not really predictable from his campaign rhetoric) trump is adopting an aggressive military policy,[e] increasing military budget significantly; it also seems to be not very systematic but instead "media driven".[d] yikes!

we had the khan sheikhoun/ Idlib chemical bomb event[b] and the jury is still out on what caused it, but trumps response of dozens of missiles (precisely 5 dozen tomahawks acc to wikipedia) raining on the supposedly culpable Sharyat Airbase/ Homs was not ambiguous at all. also the Mother Of All Bombs, what a sacrilegious, barbaric concept, only in our times.[k] was that named after Iraq war, the mother of all wars?

but there is a weird behind-the-scenes element to this. reputedly/ supposedly/ acc to insiders jared/ wife ivanka argued in favor of the strike, bannon against it on "nationalistic" grounds. bannon is portrayed as an apocalyptic figure but apparently his nationalistic ideology is (in at least this case, somewhat surprisingly or counterintuitively) effectively anti-war. quite a twist there. despite some "business as usual" the political landscape has been reconfigured somewhat radically in only ½ year.

am not happy with trump in general (to say the least) but do feel like the govt could use a "shakeup" as much as such a thing is possible. on other hand last big shakeup (for me) was after 911 and the iraq invasion.

new dark milestones crossed as US shoots down syrian drone and 1st jet.[a9][a7] (are drones the new 21st century form of canaries in coalmines?) but as tensions escalate have found a lot of strong antiwar sentiment[f] particularly wrt middle east[g] and globally[h] and the new nationalistic "alt right" pushing against interventionism seems like in some ways a genuinely new political wrinkle/ wildcard. see a glimmer of hope for humanity in these sentiments. it seems a "battle" for the heart and soul of the future.

and the everpresent drug cartels are really like "background wars"...[n] and the other background events are the intermittent/ scattered terrorist attacks.[q] teenage girl casualities at a arianna grande concert? at times feels like the world has gone utterly mad.

military weaponry is so fearsome these days. maybe the ultimate weapon (for me!) is one that is so scary that its unthinkable to use it.[p] on the other hand MOAB would qualify for me! and see [p22] for at least one source who think its actually nuclear based! try to prove them wrong on that one! something seems fishy, something doesnt add up, have serious cognitive dissonance on all this, could all this fixation on chemical weapons be something of a smokescreen? some very highly authoritative sources think so... but no need to think about it yourself if the MSM isnt talking about it, right? move along folks, nothing to see here...

speaking of nuclear try [p16] for a case of "inequality," military state style... just have to quote the headline... The Federal Government Is Setting Up to Protect the Elite from Nuclear Attack While Letting the Rest of Us Die... once again nothing to see here, move along now! eat, sleep, consume, die!

think all this background craziness-noise-stress may be partially contributing to insomnia.

there is a "cleansing/ release" ritual by some to take troubling thoughts, write them on a paper, and then burn it. a sort of unusual symbolic incense. maybe my own ritual is now established with collecting/ sorting/ posting/ summarizing links and then deleting them from my bookmarks.

a. syria
  • 1. Putin’s Hit Teams Head for Syria - The Daily Beast
  • 2. Chilling proof Russia has nuclear-capable missiles in Syria revealed in satellite images | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Syrian jihadi parents kiss daughters goodbye in Damascus before she is blown up | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Why the Idea of Cracking Syria into Pieces Would Be America's Latest Imperial Disaster | Alternet
  • 5. Is Trump Rescuing Al-Qaeda's 'Heartland' in Syria? | Alternet
  • 6. Will Assad Use ISIS to Get His Revenge? - The Daily Beast
  • 7. U.S. Shoots Down First Assad Fighter Jet Over Syria
  • 8. The Devastation of Syria Is So Much Worse Than Most People Understand | Alternet
  • 9. US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Why Is Syria Hell on Earth? Here’s The Ugly but True Answer…
  • 11. United States signals intention to occupy Eastern Syria and divide the nation | Veterans Today
  • 12. The Millennial Left’s Rude Awakening on Syria - The Daily Beast
  • 13. Why Can't America Just Take out Assad? | Alternet
  • 14. White House Approves Supplying Weapons To YPG Fighters In Syria | HuffPost
  • 15. U.S. Arms Kurds Who Are ISIS Enemies, Turkey Enemies, Assad Friends
  • 16. Yet Another Video Shows U.S.-Funded White Helmets Assisting Public Executions in Rebel-Held Syria | Alternet
  • 17. Pentagon Denies Claim of a Joint U.S.-Russian Airstrike on Syria - The Daily Beast
  • 18. Syrian Refugee Doaa al Zamel Tells Her Heartbreaking Tale of Survival - The Daily Beast
  • 19. What, Exactly, Is Going on in Syria? | Alternet
  • 20. Assad Hanged Thousands in Syrian Dungeons - The Daily Beast
  • 21. Kidnapped in Syria: A Story of Survival - The Daily Beast
  • 22. Syrian women imprisoned by government tell their stories | Daily Mail Online
  • 23. As ISIS Prepares Its Terror Resurrection, Watch Out for Drone ‘Swarms’ - The Daily Beast
  • 24. Sandstorm rips through obliterated Aleppo | Daily Mail Online
  • 25. Syrian White Helmets a ‘terrorist support group & Western propaganda tool’ — RT Op-Edge
  • 26. Buses Burned During Evacuation Of Syrian Villages, Monitor Says | The Huffington Post
  • 27. U.S. Bombs Syrian Village—And Shrugs - The Daily Beast
  • 28. British Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels | Alternet
b. Khan Sheikhoun/ counter/ response
  • 1. Syria chemical attack 'fabricated' - Assad - BBC News
  • 2. DoD releases satellite images of Syrian airfield hit by US | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Russian protection failed to prevent US airstrike in Syria | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Trump's Missile Attack on Syria Justified With Fake Intelligence, Experts Say | Alternet
  • 5. The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview | WIRED
  • 6. Five Top Papers Run 18 Opinion Pieces Praising Syria Strikes--Zero Are Critical | Alternet
  • 7. Why These Missile Strikes Won’t Make Things Better for the Syrian People | Alternet
  • 8. These Missile Strikes Won’t Make Things Better For The Syrian People | The Huffington Post
  • 9. To America, From Syria: Your Bombs Are Not Enough | The Huffington Post
  • 10. Out of 46 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed | Alternet
  • 11. America Should Use Latest Tragedy in Syria to End the War, Not Escalate It | Alternet
  • 12. Assad Used Nerve Gas Because He’s Desperate. Expect Worse to Come. - The Daily Beast
  • 13. Why Is Media Citing Man Accused of Kidnapping Journalists as Credible Source on Syrian Chemical Attack? | Alternet
  • 14. 5 Prominent Trump Critics Who Were Positively Gushing About His Syrian Airstrike | Alternet
  • 15. KATIE HOPKINS: I'd like to support bombing Assad | Daily Mail Online
  • 16. Is this proof Assad DID launch chemical weapon attacks | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. Seymour Hersh Casts Doubt on Reported Syrian Gas Attack | Alternet
  • 18. Why Trump Was Able to Sucker the World on Syria | Alternet
  • 19. Cruise Missile Hypocrisy | The Huffington Post
c. aleppo/ raqqa
  • 1. The Fall of Aleppo Is a Huge Gift to ISIS - The Daily Beast
  • 2. Aleppo drone footage reveals the devastation of the Old City | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Waad-Al Kateab: 'No one in Aleppo expects to live' | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Syrian Rebels To Exit Aleppo As Truce Begins | The Huffington Post
  • 5. Women in Aleppo Choose Suicide Over Rape, Rebels Report - The Daily Beast
  • 6. Killer convoy: Writer trapped in the last rebel enclave of Aleppo gives a harrowing account of how civilians are reportedly being hauled off buses taking refugees to safety and executed | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. PETER HITCHENS: Amid the bombs of Aleppo, all you can hear are the lies  | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. Ten Massive Fake News Stories Western Media Has Been Feeding You On Aleppo | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
  • 9. After Aleppo: The State of Syria | Alternet
  • 10. Now that the Battle for the ISIS Capital Raqqa Has Begun, How Does It End?
  • 11. The U.S. Is Destroying Raqqa in Order to Save It, and Civilians Be Damned
  • 12. Hard to Know What to Believe in the News from Aleppo | Alternet
  • 13. Syrian MP on SyriaGate: NATO weaponry and personnel in East Aleppo
  • 14. The Shocking Links Between Azerbaijan Oligarchs, an Iranian Terror Group and Trump Hotel | Alternet
d. trump/ policy/ strategy
  • 1. President Trump Is Relinquishing The Title Of Commander In Chief | HuffPost
  • 2. Alt-Right Turns on ‘Neo-Con Puppet’ Trump After Bombing Syria - The Daily Beast
  • 3. Nuke Experts Say Trump's Tweet Is 'A Very Bad Sign' | The Huffington Post
  • 4. U.S. Policy In Syria Is Being Determined By The News Cycle | The Huffington Post
  • 5. There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars—Only Brute Force | Alternet
  • 6. Ignorance or Paranoia? Trump Links Three Unrelated Attacks in His 'Us vs. Them' Worldview | Alternet
  • 7. Starry-Eyed Trump Stuffs Cabinet With Losing, but 'Mad Dog' Type, Generals | Alternet
  • 8. Nuke Experts to Trump: WTF? - The Daily Beast
  • 9. Trump hints at CANCELLING F-35 saying he's asked Boeing to 'price-out a F18' | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. War and Democracy in the Age of Trump | Alternet
  • 11. Trump's Vow To Fill Guantanamo Is Shameful | The Huffington Post
  • 12. Department of Defense Launches Stealth Subtweet War on Trump - The Daily Beast
  • 13. Trump’s Ban Could Kneecap the ISIS War - The Daily Beast
  • 14. Trump boasts he got $600m off F-35 jets | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. How Trump Is Already Showing Signs of Major Disrespect to the U.S. Military | Alternet
  • 16. Trump's Torture Policy Is Already Operating in Washington | Alternet
  • 17. How Trump Could Set the Mideast on Fire | Alternet
  • 18. Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's Offer to Be National Security Adviser | Alternet
  • 19. Head of U.S. Special Ops Says That America's Government Is in 'Unbelievable Turmoil' | Alternet
  • 20. What Is the 'Deep State'—And Why Is It After Trump? | Alternet
  • 21. Donald Trump rejects daily intelligence briefings | Daily Mail Online
  • 22. Now Trump believes cost of 'out of control' F-35 fighter jet program is too high | Daily Mail Online
  • 23. Top U.S. General: Two More Years to Beat ISIS - The Daily Beast
  • 24. Rogue Pentagon Officials Thwart White House Efforts to Close Guantanamo | Veterans Today
  • 25. Trump blasts Obama's release of 'extremely dangerous' Guantanamo prisoners as outgoing president plans to free 18 more before leaving office | Daily Mail Online
  • 26. Trump's American Carnage Is Really the Wars We Are Perpetually Engaged In | Alternet
  • 27. What Will Trump Administration Do If U.S. Catches ISIS Leader Baghdadi? - The Daily Beast
  • 28. Trump Is Waging War on Diplomacy Itself | Alternet
  • 29. Trump vs. the Cartels: Whose Team is He On? - The Daily Beast
  • 30. The U.S. Military Thinks Missiles And Bombs Work Better With A Strategy, Too | HuffPost
  • 31. Trump Has Churchill Rolling in His Grave - The Daily Beast
  • 32. GOP War Hawks Back off from Trump's Scandals Now That He's Singing Their Tune | Alternet
  • 33. Shockingly, Trump Aligns the U.S. With ISIS to Fight Iran | Alternet
  • 34. Can Donald Trump Fake His Way Through Foreign Crises? We'll Find Out. | The Huffington Post
  • 35. ‘Madness must end’: US lawmakers introduce bill to cut aid & funding for terrorists | Veterans Today
  • 36. Why This Conservative Says ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ Should Be Rejected—By Conservatives - The Daily Beast
  • 37. White House Threatened Syria While Trump Yawned, Insiders Say
  • 38. Inside the Secretive Trump Lobby That Wants to Profit From the Breakup of Iraq | Alternet
  • 39. The Shocking Links Between Azerbaijan Oligarchs, an Iranian Terror Group and Trump Hotel | Alternet
e. expansion/ buildup/ warmongering
  • 1. Military Madness: Trump Plans to Pump Many More Billions into Already Bloated Military | Alternet
  • 2. Trump Navy will be biggest fleet expansion since the Cold War | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Can the Pentagon Get By on Just $603 Billion? - The Daily Beast
  • 4. Trump's Generals Will Build on Obama Policies Toward a Permanent State of War for the U.S. | Alternet
  • 5. Trump Wants to Hand $54 Billion More to One of the World's Biggest Drivers of Climate Catastrophe | Alternet
  • 6. What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military? | Alternet
  • 7. So Much for the Russian Threat: Putin Slashes Defense Spending While Trump Plans Massive Buildup | Alternet
  • 8. The Pentagon 'has been let off the leash' under Trump | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Neocons Cheer As Trump's Military Escalation in Syria Risks Kicking off Global War | Alternet
  • 10. It's Not Just Syria—Trump Is Ratcheting Up Wars Across the World | Alternet
  • 11. Petraeus and McMaster have Taken Over the NSC, Want Massive Ground War with Syria
  • 12. Generals taking over the White House says JOHN R BRADLEY  | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. As Soon as Trump Started Bombing, the Corporate Media and Establishment Rushed to Call Him 'Presidential' | Alternet
  • 14. Trump White House Chief: "We’re Not Interested In Going To War All Over The World" » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 15. Donald Trump, Imperialist: He Longs to Build Up Our Military and Then Use It | Alternet
  • 16. Steve Bannon’s Long Love Affair With War - The Daily Beast
  • 17. Steve Bannon’s War with Islam: Trump May Not Even Understand His Adviser’s Apocalyptic Vision | Alternet
  • 18. 6 Things Warmonger Steve Bannon Has Declared War On | Alternet
  • 19. Trump Wants to Start a War: But Who Exactly Is the Enemy? | Alternet
  • 20. Will Trump and Bannon Drag Us Into Another Big Ground War? It Could Happen Sooner Than We Think | Alternet
  • 21. Intolerant War Mongering: Why Trump (and Bannon) Mirror ISIS | Alternet
  • 22. Coming Soon: Trump’s Black Budget | Alternet
  • 23. Are You Ready for War with Iran? Trumps Generals Are | Alternet
  • 24. Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War And No One Is Talking About It | The Huffington Post
  • 25. Is Trump Going to Commit the Next Great American Catastrophe in Syria? | Alternet
  • 26. ISIS Wins, as Trump Sucks Up to the Saudis, and Launches Destructive Fight with Qatar | Alternet
  • 27. Arms Industry-Funded Democrats Vote to Help Saudi Arabia Continue Slaughtering Civilians in Yemen | Alternet
  • 28. Arming the Kurds: Trump’s Syrian Gambit | Alternet
f. antiwar
  • 1. This is how the next World War starts - The Huffington Post
  • 2. The U.S. military's stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported
  • 3. A professor’s lesson: “American democracy is now confronting an abyss” - Salon.com
  • 4. Our Constitution Vs. the Deep State Run by Intelligence Agencies and the Pentagon—Only One Will Survive | Alternet
  • 5. Erosion of Democratic Values; Rampant Militarism, Surveillance, and Secrecy: Which Country, Russia or the U.S.? | Alternet
  • 6. Combat Photographer Captured Her Final Moments In This Stunning Picture | HuffPost
  • 7. Let's Not Forget the Fundamental Mission of Our Fairly Lame 'Intelligence Community'—To Expand Itself | Alternet
  • 8. Mixed on Trump, Down on War, but Still Ready to Serve - The Daily Beast
  • 9. The U.S. Is Demanding Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Repayment from a Country It Helped Decimate | Alternet
g. middle east
  • 1. U.S. Military Should Get out of the Middle East | Alternet
  • 2. No, Perpetual War In Afghanistan Isn't 'Successful' | The Huffington Post
  • 3. Has Trump Launched the Next Great American Catastrophe in the Middle East? | Alternet
  • 4. To Avoid Disaster In Syria, The U.S. Should Learn From Iraq | The Huffington Post
  • 5. PETER HITCHENS: Our 'noble' cause? Bombs for Al Qaeda | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. Trump Is About To Find Out Why Obama Avoided Military Intervention In Syria | The Huffington Post
  • 7. Ya'll Realize that Donnie Just Gutted His Alt-Right Base, Right? | Alternet
  • 8. Alt-Righters: Interventionist-in-Chief? Not What We Voted For! - The Daily Beast
  • 9. Are Neoconservatives Marching the United States into a Fresh New Hell? | Alternet
  • 10. Oblivious to History, Trump's Turning Up the Heat on Iran. He Should Look at the 1953 CIA Coup.
  • 11. America's Afghan War: 16 Years, as Many as One Million Killed—and the War Machine Keeps on Rolling | Alternet
  • 12. Emails Expose How Saudi Arabia and UAE Work the U.S. Media to Push for War | Alternet
  • 13. If The U.S. Continues To Creep Toward World War 3, Eventually It Is Going To Happen » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 14. How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East | Alternet
  • 15. The Story of a Resistance Hero | Alternet
  • 16. U.S. Dropped 26,171 Bombs on 7 Muslim-Majority Countries in 2016 | Alternet
  • 17. Donald Trump’s Syria Strike Made Its Point—That Doesn’t Mean It Should Start a War - The Daily Beast
  • 18. The Rebel Who Defied Jihadists By Smoking
  • 19. The Manchester Bombing Is Blowback from the West’s Disastrous Interventions and Covert Proxy Wars | Alternet
  • 20. 6 Trigger Points: How the Conflict Between the United States and Iran Is Fast Escalating Toward War | Alternet
  • 21. Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely | The Huffington Post
  • 22. Who Forced Russia to Intervene in Syria? | Veterans Today
  • 23. The Saudi Regime Is Playing Donald Trump Like a Fiddle, With Potentially Disastrous Consequences | Alternet
  • 24. U.S.-backed Saudi War in Yemen Fuels 'Largest Food Security Emergency in the World' | Alternet
  • 25. Press TV Debate: Israel, biggest force behind wars in Middle East | Veterans Today
  • 26. A Tragedy Unfolds in Yemen, Aided by U.S.-Funded Saudi Weapons | Alternet
  • 27. US Ambassador Samantha Power: Russia, Iran and Assad ruin our wicked plan in Syria | Veterans Today
  • 28. British foreign minister says Saudi and Iran stoking proxy wars in Middle East | Daily Mail Online
  • 29. US taxpayers are paying for Afghan troops that don't exist | Daily Mail Online
  • 30. The Pentagon Just Exonerated Itself for Slaughtering Dozens of Afghan Civilians | Alternet
h. global
  • 1. Retired Army Colonel Says Her Social Security Checks Were Garnished to 'Curtail Dissent' | Alternet
  • 2. When Will the US Confront Its Role in Fueling Terror Attacks Across the Planet? | Alternet
  • 3. Why It's So Hard to Understand That the Violence Your Country Exports Is Terrorism | Alternet
  • 4. When It Comes To War, Beware Of Alternative Facts | The Huffington Post
  • 5. Fifty Years Ago, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Broke His Silence on War and Capitalism | Alternet
  • 6. Social Justice Groups Unite Against Trump's Deadly, Bloated War Budget | Alternet
  • 7. There Are No Terrorists? Counterterrorism = Supporting Terrorism? Western Governments Are Supporting Terrorist Organizations Which They are Allegedly Combating | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
  • 8. America Has Become a War Machine—and It Has Destroyed Our Ability to Function as a Democracy | Alternet
  • 9. The Importance of America's First Antiwar Movement | Alternet
  • 10. America Is the World's Biggest Terrorist Organization—Why Is That So Hard to Understand? | Alternet
  • 11. A Wide World Of Winless War | HuffPost
  • 12. It's 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs Are Falling? | The Huffington Post
  • 13. The American War Machine: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less | Alternet
  • 14. Why Does America Take War Advice Seriously When It Comes Out of a General's Mouth? | Alternet
  • 15. How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, and Military Regimes Across the Globe | Alternet
  • 16. How Governments Use Terror To Expand Their Own Authority
  • 17. We Need a New Kind of Anti-War Movement | Alternet
  • 18. The American Empire Continues to Barrel Ahead, Despite Trump's Claims and Its Failures Across the Planet | Alternet
  • 19. America's Manufactured Amnesia Puts Everyone in Peril | Alternet
  • 20. World of Winless War: U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed to 137 Nations in 2017 | Alternet
  • 21. In 2016 U.S. Special Operations Forces Deployed to 138 Nations, 70% of the World’s Countries | Alternet
  • 22. Star Wars Is a Fantasy Film Firmly Based on America’s Real Conflicts | Alternet
  • 23. The Khazarian Mafia and their marionettes want to rule the world | Veterans Today
  • 24. Any Increase In Military Spending Should At Least Target Our Most Serious Threat | The Huffington Post
  • 25. Military Experts Issue a Warning Climate Skeptics Won't Want to Hear | Alternet
  • 26. How To Address Strategic Insecurity In A Turbulent Age | The Huffington Post
  • 27. Photos show brutal acts carried out by soldiers | Daily Mail Online
i. nkorea
  • 1. Kim Jong-un Breaking Bad: The Secret World of North Korean Meth - The Daily Beast
  • 2. Could Kim Jong-un's missiles beat US defenses? | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. North Korea 'to perform nuclear test to mark Day of Sun' | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. The Day the U.S. Strikes North Korea - The Daily Beast
  • 5. US military prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim Jong-un | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. Nuclear Arms Expert Lists 5 Frightening Scenarios for How the North Korea Standoff Could End in Catastrophe | Alternet
  • 7. Striking North Korea Could Harm Key U.S. Ally, Analysts Warn | HuffPost
  • 8. North Korea Displays What Appear To Be New Missiles During Giant Military Parade | HuffPost
  • 9. Beware taking on Kim's death cult writes MARK SEDDON | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. In a deadly game of dare, Kim Jong-un will take suicide  | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. Kim Jong Un unveils huge new intercontinental missile | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. US Air Force and Army troops conduct drills in South Korea | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Pentagon Caught Off Guard by Team Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea - The Daily Beast
  • 14. Thousands at North Korea's prisons face being butchered   | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. The Anatomy of a Bogus North Korea Story | Alternet
  • 16. US sends attack drones to South Korea | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. North Korea's use of missiles threatens global flashpoint | Daily Mail Online
j. isis/ iraq
  • 1. US and British-led coalition has killed more than 50,000 ISIS fighters | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. ISIS fighter numbers have fallen dramatically since coalition began air strikes | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Inside an ISIS Bunker - The Daily Beast
  • 4. ISIS’s Jihad on Turkey - The Daily Beast
  • 5. Fatal Attraction: ISIS Just Can’t Resist Social Media - The Daily Beast
  • 6. ISIS: We Did Berlin Truck Attack - The Daily Beast
  • 7. Face to Face With an ISIS Killer - The Daily Beast
  • 8. Video of ISIS base being destroyed by RAF in Mosul | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. US bombers hit ISIS militants in Libya, officials say | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Mosul Fight Proves Abrahm Tank a DeathTrap | Veterans Today
  • 11. ISIS terrorists blow up on boats in Iraq | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. U.S. & Daesh (ISIS) are CIA mercenary thugs, must leave Afghanistan | Veterans Today
  • 13. The Depressing Reality of Mosul: The Planet Is Getting Flattened as One Ancient City After Another Is Destroyed | Alternet
  • 14. Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan claims to have concrete documentary proof that the West is backing ISIS | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. Mom and Dad Hid a Terrible ISIS Secret - The Daily Beast
  • 16. ISIS sex slave reveals how she was raped by 12 fanatics | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. The Terrifying ISIS Sleeper Cells of Mosul - The Daily Beast
  • 18. ‘US knows weapons sent to Syrian rebels end up with terrorists’ – German journo to RT — RT News
  • 19. ‘Deal with the devil’: US ‘ready to ally with terror’ to overthrow Assad – Russia Foreign Ministry — RT News
  • 20. Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria – White House — RT America
  • 21. ISIS Prepares for the Final Battle in Mosul - The Daily Beast
  • 22. How ISIS Could End Up Leading to Saudi Arabia's Demise | Alternet
  • 23. Monster Machines: ISIS’s Armored War Jeeps Are Professional Grade - The Daily Beast
  • 24. ISIS sex slave gets husband killed in drone strike | Daily Mail Online
  • 25. ISIS Could Kill Thousands With ‘Biblical’ Weapon - The Daily Beast
  • 26. Iran accuses US of alliance with ISIS, claims to have proof — RT News
  • 27. More Damning Evidence That the U.S. Is Directly Backing Al Qaeda-Linked Groups | Alternet
  • 28. WikiLeaks confirms Erdogan’s son is linked to ISIS and stolen oil trading | Veterans Today
k. moab
  • 1. Moab attack on Isis was a baffling choice in cold-blooded terms of cost | US news | The Guardian
  • 2. U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. The 'Mother of All Bombs' Is Massive Overkill and Won't Lead to Peace | Alternet
  • 4. 3 More Revolting Fox News Segments Lauding Trump's Bombing of Afghanistan | Alternet
l. russia/ putin
  • 1. Military jets buzzed a US destroyer in the Black Sea | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Putin’s Nuclear Provocation Threatens an Arms Race with Trump - The Daily Beast
  • 3. Russia releases video of new Sukhoi Su-35s fighter jet | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Russia tests 'drone submarine' capable of carrying nuclear warheads in range of US | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Russia Had Every Reason to Hack the U.S. Presidential Election | Alternet
  • 6. Will Putin Use His Ambassador’s Assassination to Gain a Political Edge? - The Daily Beast
  • 7. Did Russia Just Test a Weapon in Space? - The Daily Beast
  • 8. Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban - The Daily Beast
  • 9. Vladimir Putin’s Newest Export: Terrorists - The Daily Beast
  • 10. Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
  • 11. Russia deploys anti-aircraft missile systems around Moscow to protect capital | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. Russia shows off Tor weapon system that can shoot missiles | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Russian soldiers compete in a tank obstacle course | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. Russian spy ship seen off the east coast again | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again
  • 16. Russian ambassador's assassination in Turkey organised by 'NATO secret services' | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. Putin Calls 45,000 Troops To Snap Air Drill
  • 18. Russia able to 'neutralise US warships', report claims | Daily Mail Online
  • 19. Putin is planting 'mole nukes' in the sea to drown America in huge tsunami, Russian claims
  • 20. Russia's deadliest new war machines
m. history
  • 1. CIA agent who grilled Saddam Hussein says US was wrong about him | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World | The Huffington Post
  • 3. How We Narrowly Avoided a Nuclear War in America, as Explained by Those Who Saved Us | Alternet
  • 4. New Intercept Exposé Uncovers SEAL Team 6's Ghastly Trail of Atrocities, Mutilations, Killings | Alternet
  • 5. America's Massive Mideast Disaster: 15 Years of Sowing Death and Destruction, With No Peace in Sight | Alternet
  • 6. America Is in Warp-Speed Decline—It's Way Bigger Than Trump | Alternet
  • 7. A Soldier's View: The Great Myth of the 'Surge' and the Ultimate Failure in Iraq | Alternet
  • 8. Looking Back at David Rockefeller's Key Role in Building the 'Deep State' | Alternet
  • 9. The Ugly Numbers of Trauma, Exile and Death Caused by U.S. Wars and Interventions in the Past 75 Years | Alternet
  • 10. When The One Percent Sent Its Kids to War - The Daily Beast
  • 11. From the People Who Gave Us the Internet, the Amazing and Appalling Story of DARPA | Alternet
  • 12. How the DoD Squandered Billions of US Taxpayer Dollars | Veterans Today
  • 13. CIA Interrogator: At Time of U.S. Invasion, Saddam Hussein Was Focused on Writing Novel, Not WMDs | Alternet
  • 14. Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands? - The Daily Beast
  • 15. PBS Explores ‘The Great War’: How WWI Changed Everything - The Daily Beast
  • 16. Afghanistan War: Out of Sight, out of Mind | Alternet
  • 17. From Shell-Shock to PTSD, a Century of Invisible War Trauma | Alternet
  • 18. Lizza says Obama has bombed more nations than Bush | PunditFact
  • 19. Inside Ike’s Farewell Warning: The Military Industrial Complex - The Daily Beast
  • 20. Meet the Amputees Fighting America’s Longest War
  • 21. Ugly Anniversary: Israel Has Been an Occupier for Half a Century | Alternet
n. cartels
  • 1. Why Mexico Sent ‘El Chapo’ to the U.S. Now - The Daily Beast
  • 2. El Chapo Brought Down to Size in a Brooklyn Courtroom - The Daily Beast
  • 3. The Mexican Cartels’ Christmas Slaughter - The Daily Beast
  • 4. Thirteen killed in Mexican wave of drug violence | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Pablo Escobar's son condemns Netflix's Narcos | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. Double-Agent Cop Allegedly Sold Information to the Mexican Cartels - The Daily Beast
  • 7. Will New York’s Last Real Mafia Hit Bring Down the Lucchese Family?
  • 8. Mexico’s War is Hell. It’s Next door. It’s Getting Worse. Why?
  • 9. Mexico Now World's Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria: Survey - Bloomberg
  • 10. Massacres, Drugs, and Money: Mexico’s Disastrous Drug-War Decade - The Daily Beast
  • 11. Suicide Journalism on the Crazy-Mean Streets of Tijuana - The Daily Beast
  • 12. How A Small Cog In Mexico’s Criminal Economy Grew Into A Hotbed Of Terror | The Huffington Post
  • 13. AhlulBayt News Agency - ABNA - Shia News / Israeli mafia trafficking Syrian children's body organs
o. china
  • 1. China says it will continue to carry out live fire drills | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. China's latest fighter jet takes maiden flight | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. China's secretive J-13 stealth fighter has been revealed | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. China’s media says killings of CIA sources are ‘a victory’ | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. What’s Behind China’s Horrible Wave of Murder-Suicides Targeting Little Children?
  • 6. China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter - The New York Times
  • 7. Chinese weapons reaching 'near-parity' with West | Daily Mail Online
p. wartoys
  • 1. U.S. Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Topping Global Market - The New York Times
  • 2. US Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Tops Global Arms Market | Veterans Today
  • 3. US Air Force's X-37B space plane reaches 600 days in orbit for mystery mission | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. F-35 in crisis as Pentagon find 276 different faults | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. Boeing wins $2.1billion Pentagon contract for US Air Force | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. USS Gerald R Ford tested for the first time | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. The radical 'swimming bullets' you can fire through WATER | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. US Army could add ‘devastating’ weapon to its arsenal | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter enters production | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Why Is the U.S. Pentagon Selling $300 Million of Military Hardware to the Kurdish Army?
  • 11. Pentagon provides heavier weapons for Kurds targeting ISIS | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. In the Saudis’ Den of Extremism, Trump Trades Advanced Weapons for a $200 Billion Re-Election Fund | Alternet
  • 13. Why Pentagon Continues to ‘Lose’ Arms in War Zones | Veterans Today
  • 14. Is the $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia fake news | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. F-35 Stealth Jets Are Choking Their Pilots
  • 16. The Federal Government Is Setting Up to Protect the Elite from Nuclear Attack While Letting the Rest of Us Die | Alternet
  • 17. Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - CNET
  • 18. What Better Way for the Marines to Prepare for Future Wars Than With Sci-Fi? | WIRED
  • 19. DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains | Fusion
  • 20. Pakistan fires its first submarine-launched nuclear missile and boasts it now has a 'credible second strike capability'  | Daily Mail Online
  • 21. Pentagon documents show Boeing Air Force One program to cost more than $4.2bn | Daily Mail Online
  • 22. Trump Uses Nukes: VT Teams Rush to Site of Nuclear Bunker Buster in Afghanistan | Veterans Today
  • 23. Sniper's bullet flew for ten seconds at speed of 792mph | Daily Mail Online
  • 24. Never Forget The Time Would-Be Terrorists Tried To Commit Mass Murder With A Death Ray | The Huffington Post
  • 25. Donald Trump’s Air Force One Math Doesn’t Add Up - The Daily Beast
  • 26. Washington Post Can't Stop Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients' Weapons | Alternet
  • 27. The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office Looks to Video Games For the Future of War | WIRED
  • 28. Israelis Will Soon Be Mass Producing AK-47s for the U.S. Market - The Daily Beast
  • 29. Trump meets Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson | Daily Mail Online
q. attack
  • 1. Berlin Truck Attacker Was No Lone Wolf, German Authorities Say - The Daily Beast
  • 2. How Anis Amri, the Berlin Truck Terrorist, Was Killed - The Daily Beast
  • 3. There Are So Many Attacks It’s a Terror Blur, But Those Who Keep Track Are Very Worried
  • 4. When Your Little Girl Is ISIS’ Target
  • 5. The Manchester Attack and the Myth of the ‘Lone Wolf’
  • 6. How Schoolgirls Slaughtered 56 people in Nigeria in One Attack - The Daily Beast
  • 7. ISIS Recruiter Who Radicalized London Bridge Attackers Was Protected by British Intelligence | Alternet
  • 8. Faked Terrorist Attacks Are a Dangerous Development | Alternet
  • 9. CUI BONO? Who gains from Istanbul New Year’s Eve attack? | Veterans Today
  • 10. The Truth About Domestic Terrorism the Right Stubbornly Refuses to Acknowledge | Alternet
r. qatar
  • 1. Trump 'May Not Have Known' U.S. Has 11,000 Troops in Qatar When He Bashed Country on Twitter: Report | Alternet
  • 2. Qatar slams six nations' decisions to cut diplomatic ties | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. The British Establishment Has a Qatar Problem
s. gitmo/ torture
  • 1. More Guantanamo Bay inmates will return to the jihad - like the two al Qaeda terrorists who had $5 MILLION prices on their heads after they were freed to kill | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Pentagon Program Trained Foreign Torturers & Rapists - The Daily Beast
  • 3. Examining the Science of Torture: The Price of Coercive Interrogation | Alternet
  • 4. A graphic novel adaptation of the Senate Torture Report.
  • 5. Al Qaeda Terrorist Who Wanted Gitmo Over Federal Court Found Guilty - The Daily Beast
  • 6. Trump’s First Guantanamo Trial Is FUBAR From Day 1
  • 7. Supreme Court Hands Bush Officials Huge Victory Over Post-9/11 Detainees | HuffPost
  • 8. CIA Veterans to Trump: Don’t Bring Back ‘Black Sites’ - The Daily Beast
  • 9. Guantanamo detainees to be freed as Obama plans mass transfer of fanatics | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. U.S. to transfer 4 Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia in final push | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. Where to Draw the Line Against Iran’s Mideast Takeover 

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 28, 2017 at 5:59am

Looks like the sky is falling but on the other hand here's Bill Hicks:

Comment by vzn on June 28, 2017 at 8:50am

lol, thx for that JM. but sometimes the sky really does fall eg Khan Sheikhoun, Sharyat Airbase, MOAB etc!

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