Yazidi Activist: ISIS ‘Opened Up’ Pregnant Friend, Raped Her and Baby


While the feminist media swooned over speakers like comedian Samantha Bee and politician Hillary Clinton at a recent conference, they paid little attention to others addressing the horrors committed against women abroad – or, more specifically, the plight of women enslaved by ISIS. On Friday, Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi interviewed two women on ISIS’ abuse of those who identify as Yazidi, a minority religion primarily located in northern Iraq.

Source: Yazidi Activist: ISIS ‘Opened Up’ Pregnant Friend, Raped Her and Baby

Trump Is Catching Heat for Dropping a MOAB on ISIS. Wait Till You Hear What People in Afghanistan Think About It


“I understand a U.S. soldier died in Nangarhar fighting ISIS last week. And I am sorry for it.”

Source: Trump Is Catching Heat for Dropping a MOAB on ISIS. Wait Till You Hear What People in Afghanistan Think About It

Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave | Human Rights Watch


The Islamic State executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul. This mass grave is a grotesque symbol of ISIS’s cruel and depraved conduct – a crime of a monumental scale.

Source: Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave | Human Rights Watch

Vladimir Putin prepares Palmyra’s liberation


Russian President Vladimir Putin convened a meeting of Russia’s Security Council this morning, and on this occasion there is no doubt at all about what was the main topic of discussion. 

Here is the Kremlin’s summary:

“Participants in the meeting

Source: Vladimir Putin prepares Palmyra’s liberation

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack in Nice, France – The New York Times


This was a horrendous atrocity which is currently being invetigated by the French authorities, who currently can find no trace of any connection with any terrorist organisation.

However, the media in their quest to bring news do publicise the terrorist organisations, their aims and what they preach. So even if Lahouaiej Bouhlel was not involved with terrorist organisations he could well have been influenced by the media, especially due to his possible state of health.

It is extremely wrong for any organisation or persons to use any of these atrocities for their own gain.

The persons in power within the world need to be extemely careful to how they react in these circumstances, for it is only a few who undertake these atrocious actions against innocent bystanders. However, the actions and rhetoric of the persons in power, could further increase the numbers who can be misled to carry out these atrocities. They should instead be concentrating on producing actions and rhetoric to lead to minimising the circumstances in which people can be mislead and not those that lead to exacerbating the occurrences.

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The attack on a seaside promenade killed 84 people and 202 others; four acquaintances of the attacker have been detained.

Source: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack in Nice, France – The New York Times

Secular Talk: Judge Has Journalist Arrested for Using Freedom of Information Act


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It seems that freedom of the press is under attack all around the world. Erdogan, the wannabe Ottoman Sultan of Turkey, has made himself notorious for jailing anyone, journalist or not, who dares criticise him. John Kampfner, in his book, Freedom for Sale, describes the clampdown on press and media freedom across the world, in Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Dubai and Russia. And now America. In this piece from Secular Talk, Kyle Kulinski comments on a Vice Report about the arrest of a journalist in the US state of Georgia, Mark Thomason, and his lawyer, Russell Stookey, by the chief judge of Pickens County superior Court, Brenda Weaver. Thomason’s the publisher of a small, local newspaper, Fannin Focus. They were arrested on charges of identity fraud and making false statements. Thomason’s real crime was making official requests for public documents on illegally cashed cheques. He and Stookey also…

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Counterpunch: Obama Will Not Permit American Chilcot Inquiry


Is it not strange that democracy means different things in different areas, both in time and place. Where is accountability in all this.

There is the rule of law and order for us all to act within, but when power is the chief criteria is there adherence to law and order. Or does power Trump law and order, for if it does then America and the world need to be fearful of a possible result from the American Presidental Elections.

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After the Chilcot inquiry finally released its report this week, which found that Tony Blair had misled parliament and the British people into a bloody and illegal war in Iraq, some parts of the American left are bitter that there will not be a similar inquiry and condemnation of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and co in the Land of the Free. This is due to Obama and the Democrats, who have shown themselves every bit as hawkish and Bush’s Republican administration, which started the War. Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk has pointed out how Obama, despite his initial anti-war rhetoric, has been every bit as zealous in continuing the war, including assassination by drone, as his Republican predecessors. This is highly ironic, and once again shows the how farcical the decisions of the Nobel Committee are, as Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As indeed was Henry Kissinger, despite the…

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The Videos by Jimmy Dore on Tony Blair and the Chilcot Report


I thank Chilcot and Jimmy Dore for their condemnation of Tony Blair. It as all been said, no one can be unaware that Tony Blair is the biggest liar in the world and he created the current situation in the Middle East and was the creator of modern radicalisation. This does not mean that George W Bush is an innocent, for he is as guilty as Blair, but that is for the people of America to comment on.

For Blair what should the next step be, there needs to be a process started to bring him to court for being a ‘War Criminal’ for if there is not, we are all complicit in being war criminals.

So be warned Presidents and Prime Ministers in waiting you are accountable for your action both now and in the future. Any atrocities created by these actions are on your shoulders and your shoulders alone for which you will suffer the consecquences.

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In the three videos below, the left-wing American comedian Jimmy Dore gives an almost line-by-line, sentence-by-sentence commentary on Blair’s speech responding to the findings of the Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq. This has found that it was indeed an illegal war; that it was launched before all the opportunities of reaching a peaceful settlement had been exhausted; that there was no proper preparation for its conclusion and the restoration of peace afterwards; and that the invasion would result in further ethnic violence, bloodshed and the involvement of Iran.

Dore calls Blair what he is: a war criminal, who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of servicemen, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and for the rise of the bloody Islamist radicals of Daesh/ISIS. But these videos shows Blair is completely unrepentant. He tries to pass the blame instead on a ‘gridlocked’ UN, which could not come to…

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