Headlines of interest, early to mid August 2015…

International…

Middle East EyeEgypt allegedly sends ground forces into Yemen quagmire

UAE sends conscripts into Yemen battle, leaving Emirati families shocked and angry

Death sentences spark pro-Gaddafi protests

Al Monitor – Israel faces rise in Jewish terrorism

What’s US really doing at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base?

VoltairenetLe role of the Erdoğan family within Daesh

Al Manar – Putin to Turkey Envoy: Tell Erdogan He Can Go to Hell along with ISIL Terrorists

RTUS ex-intelligence chief on ISIS rise: It was ‘a willful Washington decision’

Penny for your thoughtsP5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border

ThereAreNoSunglassesThe Anatomy of A Psywar

Mail & Guardian – US frets over its sole base in Africa

Indian Ocean Newsletter – Diplomat dust-ups in Djibouti

Fort Russ (translation of Русская весна) – The Ambassador of Latvia to NATO: our biggest threats are the inflow of Ukrainian refugees and the outflow of our population

Greek ReporterGreek PM Calls on Europe to Help Face Migration Crisis as Greece Has Record Number of Immigrants and Refugees

naked capitalismGreece Says It Has Reached a Deal with Creditors; New Research Says Germany Comes Out Ahead from Lending to Greece Even with 100% Default

MercoPressArgentine embassy in US launches website on the struggle with ‘vulture funds’

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Domestic U.S….

Counterpunch (Eric Draitser) – Puerto Rico: Troubled Commonwealth or Debt Colony?

KRQENew Mexico calls out feds over mine spill

GuardianChicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility

Wilyloman“Criminals” Fire on Cops in Ferguson After 1 Year Anniversary March for Michael Brown Concluded

APConstitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long

Seattle TimesBlack Lives Matter protesters shut down Bernie Sanders; later rally draws 15,000

PieczenikFox News Entered into the Hunger Games- Sparing No One in Order to Create Ratings: It Failed Miserably.

Liberty BlitzkriegThe New York Times Warns About the Pentagon Labeling Journalists “Unprivileged Belligerents”

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Spook news…

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – Partners in Crime: NSA, US Justice Department, and Telecom Firms

AFPAerial Assault drone is armed with hacking weapons

CryptomeWikiLeaks Stratfor Emails Contain Malware

WikiLeaksTarget Tokyo

McClatchy – ‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides

Washington PostFormer top CIA official arrested at BWI for allegedly trying to bring gun through security

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Miscellanea…

i24 NewsSaudi King Salman blamed 9/11 attacks on Israel: US official

BBCBin Laden family on Blackbushe Airport crash plane

MirrorSir Edward Heath child abuse claims: The brothel, the former PM and police cover-up at centre of probe

AangirfanEDWARD HEATH – THE BIGGER PICTURE

NDTVMaldives Arrest Foreigners Heading for US Military Base

news.com.auMH370 debris can’t be on Reunion Island and the Maldives at the same time, says expert

SputnikRussia to Create Multimillion Dollar Arctic Monitoring System by 2025

Defense News – Electronic Warfare: What US Army Can Learn From Ukraine

Independent‘Gene drive’: Scientists sound alarm over supercharged GM organisms which could spread in the wild and cause environmental disasters

DWScotland to ban genetically modified crops

WHO publishes glyphosate carcinogen report: IARC Monograph

ENENews – Millions of fish dead in Pacific Northwest — Ocean conditions have ‘gone to hell’ — Salmon covered in fungus, red lesions all over, big gaping sores — Extinction concerns, “it could be the end” — Experts: It’s crazy… Unprecedented… Catastrophic… Worst they’ve ever seen

International Astronomical UnionCorrected Sunspot History Suggests Climate Change since the Industrial Revolution not due to Natural Solar Trends

European Southern ObservatoryCharting the Slow Death of the Universe

LiveLeak – Largest Cocaine Offload in History

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