Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

John Ward – Crash2: Greek Panic Followed By Global Flight To Safety – 15 October 2014

dominoesptnetAthens exchange dives by 10%, biggest buy-in ever to US T-Bills, FTSE suffers biggest decline since 2012, oil slides again. Is this the end of the beginning?

You have to ring some alarm bells when dramatic market price movements occur in the context of large trading volumes. That’s what has been happening over the last 36 hours.

Yesterday, the Brussels goblins rather less than politely informed fantasist and human olive stone Antonis Samaras, the Prime Minister of Greece, that the chances of his country escaping from bailout/support mode were lower than the likelihood of Queen Elizabeth II winning the 2028 Grand National ridden by Prince Philip. Continue reading

Cameron Backs Hong Kong Rights, China Blocks BBC Site – 15 October 2014

RT logoPrime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of the people of Hong Kong after more than two weeks of pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.

Asked about the protests during Wednesday’s Prime Minister Questions, Cameron said, “it is important that democracy involves real choices.” The comments come as Hong Kong’s citizens take to the streets to protest against Chinese restrictions on the 2017 election of the next chief executive.

The agreement brokered when Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997 included guarantees on “rights and freedoms, including those of person, of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of travel, of movement, and, indeed, of strike,” Cameron said.

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US Asks Spain To Use Its Military Bases In Ebola Mission – 15 October 2014

RT logoThe US has asked Spain for the usage of two military bases in its south as ‘stopover points’ in the 3,000-strong American mission to control the Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa.

If the request is successful, the US would begin utilizing its bases of Morón de la Frontera and Rota in Andalusia. The US wants its aircrafts which are returning from high Ebola-risk countries such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to be able to stop over.

Spanish military health officials are negotiating “strict protocols” with the Pentagon, reported El Pais on Wednesday. The virus has already killed 4,447 people worldwide, with the majority of the deaths occurring in Liberia.

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24-Hr Public Strike Grips UK – 200,000 Protest Pay Freeze – 15 October 2014

RT logoStriking public sector workers have caused widespread disruption to UK services including museums, courts and job centers, as a 24-hour national walk-out grips the nation.

Around 200,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) are taking part in the nationwide action, held in response to ongoing pay freezes and government cuts to the public sector.

The union said many of its members have faced a 20 percent real terms pay cut since 2010, due to the government’s pay freeze and a 1 percent raise cap. It further claimed that low-paid public sector workers are forced to claim in-work benefits in order to make ends meet.

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John Ward -New Brit On ISIS Death Row: Yet Again, He Is Not What He Seems – 15 October 2014


The mainstream media keep on telling us new candidate for decapitation John Cantlie is nothing more than “a very talented gung-ho news photographer”.

But once again, it doesn’t entirely add up. Continue reading

Washington Concealed US Troops Exposure To Chemical Weapons In Iraq – Intel Docs – 15 October 2014

RT logoAmerican soldiers discovered more than 4,990 chemical munitions in Iraq, according to Iraqi and US officials and previously classified intelligence documents, which may now be in the hands of Islamic State militants.

For much of the duration of the Iraq War, which saw US soldiers open a military invasion against the Ba’athist country in March 2003 amid tremendous international outcry, US forces “repeatedly encountered, and on six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons” leftover from the Iraq-Iran War, reported the New York Times.

READ MORE: Choose your epidemic: More UK soldiers fighting Ebola than terrorism

The hefty eight-part report, largely based on interviews and highly redacted intelligence documents, said “17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers…were exposed to nerve or mustard agents” between 2004 and 2011.

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UK Troops May Train ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels In ISIS Fight – 15 October 2014

RT logoBritish ministers are considering plans to train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL), the UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said. Meanwhile, Britain’s most senior bishop has called for a “just peace.”

Speaking to the BBC, Fallon said UK troops could be deployed to a country neighboring Syria, most likely Jordan, to provide training.

It remains unclear which rebel groups precisely could be suitable for training, or what a British training mission would comprise of. Experts have previously raised concerns over who the appropriately “moderate” rebels are.

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