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Troops No More: US Is Spreading the Blind War Against Life Itself in Syria

Troops No More: US Is Spreading the Blind War Against Life Itself in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The distressing images of desperate Syrian refugees still making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape the war show how complicated the preconditions to achieve social harmony and peace in that shattered country are. This humanitarian crisis is the result of years of freewheeling War-on-Terror campaign with no […]

Syrian minister: a possible confrontation with Turkey … and Saudi Arabia is seeking land to intervene

Syrian minister: a possible confrontation with Turkey … and Saudi Arabia is seeking land to intervene

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Heidar strongly criticized Turkish army’s invasion of his country’s territory and underlined that the top political and military brass in Damascus are to make a decision about confronting the Turkish aggression. Ali Heidar blasted Turkey for their interference and invasion of parts of Northern Syria, saying Ankara is […]

A Trump/Netanyahu Strategy? US Evacuating ISIS Commanders from Tal Afar

A Trump/Netanyahu Strategy? US Evacuating ISIS Commanders from Tal Afar

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Asa’eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi said that the US forces have been trying hard to evacuate ISIL commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul. After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIL terrorists, Javad al-Talaybawi said that the Americans […]

Sanders: Trump Opens Floodgates for Private Prisons to Make ‘Huge’ Profits

Sanders: Trump Opens Floodgates for Private Prisons to Make ‘Huge’ Profits

US President Donald Trump decided to boost profits for private prisons by rescinding an order that limited the construction and use of such facilities, Senator Bernie Sanders said in a press release. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “Trump just opened the floodgates for private prisons to make huge profits by building more prisons and keeping even more Americans in jail,” the release […]

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Aegis Ashore System in Poland

Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support Aegis Ashore System in Poland

Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland. Much of China Could Be Targeted by US Aegis Ashore in S Korea – Russian General Staff WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore […]

The Crude Historical Distortion at the Heart of BBC’s WWII Drama ‘SS-GB’

  Sputnik/Moscow: The new BBC television drama, “SS-GB,” tells the fictional story of the Nazi occupation of Britain during the Second World War. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, the story ponders the dilemma faced by British police detective, Douglas Archer (played by Sam Riley), in working for his country’s […]

Russia’s Polyana Command & Control Post Can Track 500 Targets Simultaneously

Russia’s Polyana Command & Control Post Can Track 500 Targets Simultaneously

Sputnik/Moscow: This week Russian civil and defense concern Roselektronika premiered Polyana-D4M1, an automated command and control system for air defense, at the IDEX-2017 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Sputnik gets into the details of what exactly the system is capable of. Speaking to Expert Online, a representative of Rostec, the state holding company which Roselektronika is part […]

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered, 3 found ‘in star’s habitable zone’ – NASA (VIDEO)

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered, 3 found ‘in star’s habitable zone’ – NASA (VIDEO)

  RT/Moscow: The newly-discovered ‘exoplanets’ could have life-supporting liquid water under the right atmospheric conditions, according to the space agency, but the chances of finding water in its liquid state are highest with the three in their star’s ‘habitable zone’. NASA revealed the new findings about the exoplanets, meaning planets outside our solar system, at […]

Dozens of nuclear alerts underreported by British MoD, new study reveals

Dozens of nuclear alerts underreported by British MoD, new study reveals

  The UK Ministry of Defense has been accused of downplaying the real dangers stemming from the UK nuclear deterrent after the report by a safety watchdog put the number of accidents, involving British nukes, at 110, four times higher the official count. Unveiled on Wednesday by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS), an independent nuclear […]

Away from Iraq’s front lines, the Islamic State is creeping back in 

Away from Iraq’s front lines, the Islamic State is creeping back in 

A man, blindfolded and handcuffed, kneels between two members of the Iraqi security forces after being detained and accused of having links to the Islamic State in November. (Alice Martins/For The Washington Post) – …by Loveday Morris  (submitted to VT by WaPo) –  RAMADI, Iraq — The Islamic State is nearing defeat on the battlefield, […]

“Above the Law” Cops Attack Anti-Trump Demonstrators

“Above the Law” Cops Attack Anti-Trump Demonstrators

  Washington, DC, February 20, 2017. © Saul Loeb / AFP Activists opposed to President Donald Trump gathered across the US for protests dubbed “Not my President’s Day” on a federal holiday commemorating the birthday of George Washington. Monday protests were scheduled to happen in 29 cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. NotMyPresidentsDay […]

Scotland has a Mafia? Donald Trump golf security firm owner guilty of £400,000 fraud

Scotland has a Mafia? Donald Trump golf security firm owner guilty of £400,000 fraud

The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud. Kevin McKay’s trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard his firm IPPS provided security for Mr Trump’s Menie golf development between 2008 and 2009. A jury found McKay, 46, guilty of being concerned […]

Buffoon: Trump Fabricates Swedish Terror Attack in Florida Lie-Fest

Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan. With thousands of supporters gathered in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida, Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe […]

Trump Fail: ‘Vicious circle’: Moscow warns NATO Black Sea buildup & increased spending may lead to new Cold War

Trump Fail: ‘Vicious circle’: Moscow warns NATO Black Sea buildup & increased spending may lead to new Cold War

  Moscow will take “all necessary measures” to protect its national interests in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to NATO has said, warning the alliance risks ushering in a vicious new Cold War with its significant spending and military build up in the region. Wrapping up NATO Defense Minister’s two-day meeting in Brussels, Secretary General […]

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

Guardian: Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture

 Even as the Trump administration attempts to contain an escalating crisis over its surreptitious ties to Russia, another spying crisis is threatening to haul the deputy CIA director into court to expose her role in post-9/11 torture. In a court filing on Tuesday, attorneys for two CIA contract psychologists who helped design the agency’s brutal […]

Trump Anti-Iran Coalition to Block Russia with Israel’s Help

Trump Anti-Iran Coalition to Block Russia with Israel’s Help

   Editor’s note:  The Sputnik/Moscow article below shows how some in Russia just don’t get it.  Every move Trump is making is against Russia, flanking them at every turn while telling Putin; “We’re just kidding…holding off the Russia haters in Congress.” In reality, Trump, reality TV buffoon, is frontman for the Fascist Bannon presidency, run […]

Bibi, Trump, Assad, Saddam & Fink’s Bar

Bibi, Trump, Assad, Saddam & Fink’s Bar

By Thomas J. Mattingly – 15 February 2017 Why the U.S. did not remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq during the First Gulf War has affected all U.S.-Mideast policy since 1990. U.S. President GHW Bush brought a broad coalition of Muslim/Mideast, European and other militaries to Iraq – the largest in history assembled for a single […]

Self-Determination? Trump Asks for Return of Crimea, Will the US Acknowledge the Far-Right Operating in Ukraine, Post-Coup?

Self-Determination? Trump Asks for Return of Crimea, Will the US Acknowledge the Far-Right Operating in Ukraine, Post-Coup?

By Ann Diener With all of the fears surrounding Russia and espionage of Russia, are we blowing this whole issue out of proportion to ignore the real elephant in the room, fascism and a Far-Right agenda operating in Ukraine and elsewhere? Today “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government […]

Trump, Betsy DeVos Hire Disgraced “Blackwater” For Africa Black Ops

Trump, Betsy DeVos Hire Disgraced “Blackwater” For Africa Black Ops

DAVID AXE Editor’s note:  VT’s “on the ground” experience in the region tells a very different story of Blackwater’s presence, in support of broad organized crime efforts to destabilize African government through the support of terrorist groups. Targeted are Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. A mercenary air force that became a symbol of the […]

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