Daily Archives: August 8, 2014

TheIndependent – The Brady Bunch: Cameron Appoints Apprentice Star Karren Brady To New Peers – 8 August 2014

The Independent

Other prominent businesswomen include Facebook chief Joanna Shields and TalkTalk’s Dido Harding

By Nigel Morris

Quote: Karren Brady, the star of the Apprentice, and the former Google and Facebook chief Joanna Shields are among prominent businesswomen today appointed to the House of Lords by David Cameron.

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Two US Fighter Jets Strike ISIS Artillery In Iraq’s Kurdistan – Pentagon – 8 August 2014

RT logoUS military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq.

Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near the city of Erbil. US personnel are based in the city.

The decision to strike was made by the US Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said.

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No To NATO Protesters Begin 192-Mile ‘Long March On Newport’ – 8 August 2014

RT logoPeace activists have set out on a three-week ‘Long March on Newport’ to protest against September’s NATO Summit. Police say they have drafted in 9,000 officers to face the protesters in one of the UK’s biggest ever police operations.

More than 20,000 activists from around the world are expected to take part in demonstrations during the summit, where a week-long peace camp and a counter summit are among some of the events planned in what has been billed as Wales’ largest protest in a generation.

Sixty world leaders from the 28-nation military bloc will meet at the Celtic Manor in Newport for the NATO summit on September 4 and 5. Previous NATO summits in Chicago and Strasbourg saw thousands protest war, austerity and global inequality.

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John Ward – Obama On Iraq, Miliband On Gaza, Abbott On The MH17, And Samaras On The Greek Surplus: In The Kingdom Of The Blind, The One-Eyed Man Turns A Blind Eye – 8 August 2014

JohnWI had a publisher some years ago accuse me of ‘relentless cynicism’. I wonder how he feels today in the light of world events, and also about the book he turned down: A Year in the Merde…..only, three years before A Year in the Merde appeared and became a global bestseller.

“America cannot turn a blind eye to events in Iraq,” said President Obama this morning – an observation that will stand forever in the annals of mind-boggling hypocrisy. In my lifetime alone, the US has turned a blind eye to everything from Pinochet to the Greek Colonels, via the Muslim Brotherhood, native American massacres, the odious Diem, Tianamen Square, and Hosni Mubarak. Continue reading

SalonEsoterica – Russia Delivers Blow To Petrodollar In Historic $20 Billion Iran Oil Deal – ETF Daily News – 8 August 2014

Here is what anti-Russian rhetoric is all about…

Currency wars are set to escalate as the petro dollar’s decline continues.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Iranian counterpart Bijan Zanganeh signed a five-year memorandum of understanding in Moscow, which included cooperation in the oil sector.

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Aisha North – A Short Update On The Energies – 8 August 2014

AishaNorthAs you all know by now, the highway lies before you ready to be taken into full use. And what do we mean by that? Simply that now it is up to each and every one of you to determine the speed you want to go at, for this time, there will be no limits at all as to how fast you can proceed into this brand new territory that lies before you. You see, the gates are open and the signal has been given, and as such, you can take off at any time you want now. And the more you allow the underlying currents to push you in the back, the faster you will find yourself barreling down this highway to the future. Continue reading

The Independent – Exclusive: Secret Internal Police Report Points To ‘Highly Corrupt’ Cells In The MET – 8 August 2014

The Independent

Three former Scotland Yard detectives seized drugs from criminals and sold them on

By Tom Harper

Quote: Three former Scotland Yard detectives were part of “highly corrupt cells within the Metropolitan Police Service” but have never been brought to justice, according to a secret internal report seen by The Independent.

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TheIndependent – PM Risks ‘Cronyism’ Charge With Peerage For Donor – 8 August 2014

The Independent

By Chris Green

A jewellery tycoon who has donated more than £300,000 to the Conservative Party is to be handed a peerage by David Cameron, sparking accusations of cronyism.

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‘Mitzvah Tanks’ Set Off To Crimea In Jewish Expedition Across Russia – 8 August 2014

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Rabbis and students of Jewish religious schools from the US, Europe, and Israel have set off on a journey across Russia in special vehicles known as “Mitzvah tanks.” As part of the trip, the expedition will visit Crimea to promote Judaism there.

The Mitzvah tanks began their journey on Thursday, with plans to visit nearly 70 cities across Russia – including Volgograd, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Orenburg, Vladimir, Simferopol, Yalta, and Sevastopol.

For the first time in history, Crimea was in included on the itinerary.

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Obama Authorizes Airstrikes In Iraq To ‘Protect US Personnel’ – 8 August 2014

RT logoPresident Obama announced on Thursday that he has authorized the use of airstrikes in Iraq if they are necessary to protect American personnel. He also stated that humanitarian air drops have been made to help besieged religious minorities in the country.

READ MORE: US considers ‘military options’ in Iraq to save Yazidis, Christians

Speaking from the White House, the president said the air drops – containing food and water – were approved in order to help save thousands of civilians facing “certain death” from Islamic State (IS) militants who have them trapped on a nearby mountain.

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