Headlines of interest, mid October 2015 [Editor’s note: we’re busy, just the headlines, no commentary]…

Voltairenet (Thierry Meyssan) – The Russian army asserts its superiority in conventional warfare

SputnikUS Navy Tested Anti-Missile Defense in Europe for the First Time

Defense SystemsAir Force, Raytheon successfully test airborne EW missiles

Fars News Agency Iran Reveals Missile Bases 500 Meters Deep Under Mountains

Al MonitorWhat’s so special about Iran’s latest missile?

ZeroHedgeChina Says Military Will “Stand Up And Use Force” If US Sends Warships To Islands

NHKAbe boards US aircraft carrier

Alert5Fire broke out inside E-2C just before Shinzo Abe’s visit to USS Ronald Regan (sic)

The SakerU.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – Oct. 16, 2015

InterceptThe Drone Papers

CryptomeAssassination Reciprocity

SputnikKey Terrorist Leader Reportedly Killed by Russian Airstrike in Syria

Fars News AgencyReport: US, Turkish Intelligence Coordinated ISIL Leader’s Transfer to Turkey for Treatment

Today’s ZamanTurkey shoots down drone near Syrian border, US suspects Russian origin

ReutersRussia says shelling of its embassy in Damascus act of terrorism

FOX NewsUS military airdrops 50 tons of ammo for Syrian fighters, after training mission ends

RTISIS lost most of its ammunition & heavy vehicles in Russian airstrikes – military

Russia, US sign cooperation deal on Syria airstrikes

Assad to Putin at Moscow talks: Terrorists would seize larger areas if Russia did not act

Moon of Alabama The Battle Of Idleb Part 1 – The Northern Hama Plain

Syria – The New South Aleppo Campaign

Why Is The U.S. Silently Bombing Syria’s Electricity Network?

SeemorerocksISIS metastasгizing

Fort Russ (translation of РИА Новости)Russian Intel: ISIS & Al Nusra trying to flee from Syria through humanitarian corridors

Basurin: 14 Ukrainian ceasefire violations + Church Burned (video)

TASSAnalysts say Kiev authorities in fact team up with Islamic State

Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – America’s Disastrous Proxy Wars: Syria is the Latest

21st Century Wire STORM WARNING: US Defence Secretary says Russia Will Pay for Syrian Airstrikes

Washington Free BeaconJimmy Carter Offers Help for Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

Mehr News AgencyRussian warplanes intercept Israeli fighters in southern Syria

Fars News Agency – Yemeni Missile Attack Kills 66 Saudi Officers, Destroys 17 Fighter Jets, 9 Apache Helicopters

PressTVYemeni forces capture several villages in southwestern Saudi Arabia

Riyadh hysterical as Yemeni missile hits Saudi air base

Asia TimesSaudis desperate as they are not winning the war in Yemen

AFP (Yahoo) – Canada withdrawing fighter jets from Iraq, Syria, Trudeau tells Obama

ThereAreNoSunglassesCollusion and Subterfuge Between Fake Taliban, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and US—ALL FOR TAPI

The National – Joint task force could send Russian troops to Afghan borders

Washington’s BlogUS Rejects Hospital Bombing Investigation, Instead Smashes into Hospital in Tank, Destroying Evidence

WillylomanDutch MH-17 Report Seems to Imply Kiev Downed the Plane, Not Russia (photos of Ukrainian BUK Systems)

CrikeyMH370 wreckage ‘find’ might ‘just’ be missing Flying Tiger Connie

New AmericanNDAA 2016: Almost $1B to Arm and Train Syrian, Ukrainian Rebels

Indian Ocean NewsletterUS to supply arms to African Amisom troops fighting Al-Shabaab

DWOutrage over concentration camp quip at PEGIDA speech

Middle East EyeNetanyahu: Palestinian mufti, not Hitler, wanted to exterminate Jews

Xymphora #IsraeliLivesMatter

+972 MagazineNew Jewish network launches worldwide initiative against occupation

BloombergU.S. Chases Swiss Bank Secrets to Singapore and Israel

Washington’s BlogGame-changing 19-minute video: Fed transcript proves open criminal admission of fraud worth trillions

Chicago TribuneHe’s a Honduran banker, crocodile farmer and wanted in the U.S.

NBC NewsLawyers for Dennis Hastert Reach Agreement for Guilty Plea in Hush-Money Case

Boiling Frogs Post (Sibel Edmonds) – The Mind-Boggling Level of Media Censorship in the Real Hastert Case

Daily CallerCongressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report

Activist PostDOJ Creates New Position to Target “Anti-Government Views”

Black Agenda ReportConfederate Flag Wavers Arrested Under Law Designed to Imprison Blacks

GuardianHoman Square revealed: how Chicago police ‘disappeared’ 7,000 people

The Unhived Mind (Jim Stone mirror) – BAD OMEN: California growers fighting Monsanto censored off the internet via the DNS servers

Common DreamsTTIP Already ‘Rewriting the Rule Book’ for EU Food Standards, New Report Finds

ENENews“Mind-blowing” die off of seabirds underway from California to Alaska — Experts: “This is unprecedented… Worst I’ve ever seen… Why they’re dying, I’m still baffled” — “Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death… Basically withering away” — “Catastrophic molting” due to unknown cause

ZeroHedgeThe Fukushima Wasteland: “Terrifying” Drone Footage Of Japan’s Abandoned Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Activist PostAir Force Confiscates Private Property Near Area 51

Local10 (Miami) – Loxahatchee animal cruelty bust largest in U.S. history

Conservative TreehouseBusted ! CNN Uses Jeb Bush Staffer Planted In Audience To Frame Donald Trump Narrative/Hit Job

TarpleyGOP Wrecking Ball Trump Raises Issue of Malfeasance and Nonfeasance of George W. Bush in Runup to 9/11 Terror Attacks Which Occurred on Bush’s Watch; Jeb Raves that Dubya “Kept Us Safe”; 9/11 Synthetic Terror, Senator Bob Kerrey, Benjamin Demott of Harper’s Magazine Cited This Issue a Decade Ago; Was Bush the Nero of 9/11

N.Y. PostTeen says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

Cryptome – Some cracka @phphax Images of Brennan-Jeh Dox

WikiLeaks (Twitter) – ANNOUNCE: We have obtained the contents of CIA Chief John Brennan’s email account and will be releasing it shortly.

TechDirtTim Berners-Lee: ‘Just Say No’ To Facebook’s Plan To Bastardize The Internet

If The NSA’s Not Complaining About Encryption, It’s Likely Because It Has Already Found A Way In

Christos military and intelligence cornerNSA success with Diffie-Hellman algorithm?

Caroline LucasIPT Ruling: Security services permitted to spy on Parliamentarians

N.Y. PostNYPD has super-secret X-ray vans

Defense SystemsHacker suspected of giving US info to ISIS is arrested in Malaysia

Al JazeeraGerman human rights group files complaint against CIA ‘Queen of Torture’

APACLU sues psychologists over CIA interrogation tactics

Governmentattick.orgNaval Concepts of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1952)

Ars TechnicaHow Soviets used IBM Selectric keyloggers to spy on US diplomats

WhoWhatWhyNew Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 1Part 2Part 3

Democracy NowThe Rise of America’s Secret Government: The Deadly Legacy of Ex-CIA Director Allen DullesPart 2

Mad Cow Productions – Ferrie, Oswald, Seal: ‘Committing Journalism’ in New Orleans

Common Sense ShowRevelations of a Naval Intelligence Officer About UFO’s, ET’s and Nazi Scientists

IndependentHuman brain may be designed to give us hallucinations, scientists say

ExpressScientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God – with MAGNETS

MirrorSpace ‘Alien megastructure’ could surround giant star baffling scientists looking for new planets

Centauri DreamsKIC 8462852: Cometary Origin of an Unusual Light Curve?

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Headlines of interest, early to mid October, 2015…

Washington PostDespite signs of Russia’s Syria buildup, U.S. seemed to be caught flat-footed

The struggle to find a way to respond has become a source of tension within the administration, according to U.S. officials who said CIA Director John Brennan has voiced frustration with U.S. inaction as fighters trained and armed by the agency at secret camps in Jordan over the past two years face a Russian assault.

Those “moderate” rebel fighters however are essentially arms distributors to Al Nusra and the like…

APOfficials: CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz

“Probably 60 to 80 percent of the arms that America shoveled in have gone to al-Qaida and its affiliates,” said Joshua Landis, a Syria expert at the University of Oklahoma.

RTLavrov: Little doubt US arms delivered to Syrian opposition to fall into terrorists’ hands

TASSRussia’s Defense Ministry aware of Free Syrian Army’s willingness to battle IS together

In the meantime, [spokesman Igor] Konashenkov said the Russian Defense Ministry’s appeals to foreign counterparts for coordinates of IS facilities had remained unanswered.

“Today we ask them: give us the coordinates of ISIL facilities,” he said. “But either silence is the answer or a refusal.”

All the attempts to receive coordinates of the moderate opposition have failed as well, he said.

“As of today, we observe a complete deadlock provoking a conclusion – either the moderate oppositions is a ghost or you just pretend you support it,” he said.

The next day…

ZeroHedgeObama Weighs “Syria Retreat” As White House Ends Training Of Moderate Rebels

This likely a “retreat” of official sanction only…

Intelligence OnlineSyrian rebel MANPADS to combat Sukhoi

Prison Planet (Kurt Nimmo) – Moscow’s Embassy Rocketed After U.S. Armed Al-Nusra Calls for Killing Russians

Activist PostUS Senate Hearing Discusses Using Refugees as Human Shields in Syria

ThereAreNoSunglassesIraqi AF Deploys Armed Chinese Drones Against ISIS Leadership To Deadly Effect

Asia Times2 powerful Gulf sheikhs talk Syria with Putin

Al MonitorJordanian palace silent on Russian intervention in Syria

Translation of Al-HayatLibyan foreign minister speaks out

Syrian Kurdish leader: Moscow wants to work with us

TelegraphTurkey bomb massacre kills 97 and injures over 246 at pro-Kurdish peace rally

Middle East EyeTurkish opposition takes aim at ruling AK party after Ankara attack

Netanyahu vows tough response after bloody bus attack in Israel

4 Russian cruise missiles crash in Iran en route to Syria: US

Fars News AgencyIran Rejects Russian Missile Crash

ReutersHow Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

Greencrow As the Crow FliesWhy did US Navy pull US Aircraft Carrier out of Persian Gulf?

Foreign PolicySpy Planes, Signal Jammers, and Putin’s High-Tech War in Syria

DefenseNewsUS: Russia Building ‘Arc Of Steel’ From Arctic To Med

Navy TimesNavy will challenge Chinese territorial claims in South China Sea

WikiLeaksTPP Treaty: Intellectual Property Rights Chapter – 5 October 2015

IS gold dinar plan suffers set-back…

IndependentSecret printing presses making Isis currency seized by Turkish police

Israel finds black gold…

SputnikIsrael Discovers Enormous Oil Deposit in Occupied Golan Heights

But where’s the Temple?

New York Times (edits at NewsDiffs) – Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place

MercoPressArgentine Jewish community asks Washington to reveal whereabouts of former spymaster

Asia TimesChina arrests 2 more Japanese nationals on espionage charges, says report

Infowars (Wayne Madsen) – Evidence Shows Clinton Ran a Parallel, Outsourced State Dept.

American MirrorVIDEO: Chelsea asked if Bill preys on young girls – note: Robert Morrow is coauthor with former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone of The Clinton’s War on Women (release date Oct. 13). Among his blogs: Bill & Hillary Clinton: A Life of Violating PeopleJeb Bush and the Murder of CIA Drug Smuggler Barry Seal in 1986, Lyndon Johnson and the CIA murdered John Kennedy in the 1963 Coup d’Etat.

Given the recent revelations by Sibel Edmonds concerning former Speakers of the House Dennis Hastert and Bob Livingston – where the latter stepped down when a milquetoast affair was revealed thus making way for the thoroughly corrupted and controllable pedo-snuff perpetrator Hastert – there is a sense of deja vu in the current power-plays at the Capitol…

GotNewsGotNews.com Ellmers Affair Reporting Leads to #KevinMcCarthy Departure

CryptomeUS Attorneys shopping for prostitutes on taxpayer dime. — Leaks incoming

Washington’s BlogPrivatized NSA Army is Attacking YOU!

Take Back Your PowerHundreds of angry customers pull ‘smart’ meters

Computer WorldAnonymous insiders reveal real hacking risks to nuclear power plants, report

ENENewsUPI: ‘Skyrocketing’ cancer cases in Fukushima — AP: ‘Alarming’ cancer rates after nuclear disaster — Times: Child cancers up 5,000% — Radiation doses may be “considerably higher” than estimated — Expert: Cancer outbreak shows officials must now prepare for onset of leukemia, other diseases

Professor: “It’s really a dead zone” in areas of Fukushima — “Huge impacts… there are no butterflies, no birds… many dramatically fewer species” — “Why does it matter to you (in the U.S.)? The reason is, it’s coming, it is coming”

DutchsinseAir Force creates “Storm” with Powerful Microwave Pulses from NEXRAD WEATHER RADAR

PoliticoYes, the CIA Director Was Part of the JFK Assassination Cover-Up

Wayne Madsen Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent who was with Ronald Reagan when he was shot, dies at 85. This editor knew Jerry and he was what we all expect from the Secret Service: professional, sharp, and thoughtful. What the Post and the other papers won’t report is that Parr put his career at risk by countermanding standing orders, issued by Vice President Bush the day before the attempted assassination, that in the event of a shooting of POTUS, he was to be transported immediately to the White House. Parr, by ordering the limo driver to proceed to George Washington University, actually bucked Bush who had been chairing a presidential succession task force in the weeks before Bush family friend John Hinckley tried to assassinate Reagan. Jerry knew all about the evil of the Bush family before many of us caught on. Secretary of State Al Haig took command of the White House because he also knew what Bush was up to. NBC’s John Chancellor was fired as anchorman because he wouldn’t drop his investigation of a Bush tie-in to Hinckley’s actions. Bush was as much behind the attempted assassination of Reagan as LBJ was behind the murder of JFK. You won’t read any of this in the CIA- and Bush-loving Washington Post.

NJ.comAnti-ISIS Halloween decorations on N.J. house rile some neighbors

Headlines of interest, September into October 2015…

IndependentTPP signed: the ‘biggest global threat to the internet’ agreed, as campaigners warn that secret pact could bring huge new restrictions to the internet

Are our days numbered?…

InfowarsMatt Drudge: Copyright Laws Could Outlaw Linking to Websites

“I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over”

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Wayne Madsen ReportOctober 5-6, 2015 — CIA; Turks created caliphate to launch attacks on Russia and China

Under the directorship of its pro-Saudi director John Brennan, the Central Intelligence Agency envisaged the Islamic State, which controls large portions of Syria and Iraq, as a base of operations from which Chechens and other Russian Muslims would launch attacks on Russia and Muslim Uighurs from western China would launch terrorist attacks on China. WMR has learned of this massive destabilization plan directed against Russia and China from sources in central Asia close to the U.S. intelligence community.

There are entire communities of Chechens and Uighurs now living in cities and towns in Syria and Iraq occupied by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These particular groups have been considered off-limits to U.S. and its “coalition’s” attack planners because the CIA and its affiliated George Soros-financed non-governmental organizations, including the Open Society Institute, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Human Rights Watch all support the secessionist movements led by jihadist Chechen and Uighur groups who now have a safe haven inside the self-proclaimed ISIL “caliphate.”…

The Uighurs and Chechens form a large bulk of the Nusra Front, which, in addition to the United States and France, has also received military, intelligence, and logistics help from Israel. The Uighurs and Chechens have been at the forefront of executing Syrian Christians and Alawites, the latter called “Nusayri” by the Uighurs, and carrying out the destruction of churches and ancient relics…

…WMR has learned up until the deployment of Chinese military forces to assist their Russian allies in Syria, China’s policy has been to transfer the Uighur problem to distant shores and away from the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Republic in western China. The threat of ISIL-controlled Uighur cities to train terrorists to attack China and its interests in the Middle East, particularly those in the energy sector, convinced China that it was time to act militarily in concert with Russia, Iran, and the Bashar al-Assad government in Damascus.

MEMRIUyghur Families Colonize Syrian Village

Middle East EyeSyrian government, Russian strikes kill 27 civilians in Homs: Monitor

The three locations that were targetted in Homs are controlled by various rebel, Islamist and militant groups including al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate al-Nusra Front.

RTPutin: Claims Russian jets killed civilians in Syria emerged before airstrikes started

Information warfare? Russia accused of killing civilians in Syria

DWIS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria’s Palmyra

ZeroHedgeMid-East Coup: As Russia Pounds Militant Targets, Iran Readies Ground Invasions While Saudis Panic

Turkish NavyForeign Warship On Bosphorus 2015 (Part 43)

South FrontRussia Gains Iraqi Air Base. Chinese Warplanes to Join Russian Air Strikes in Syria?

BBCRussian missiles ‘hit IS in Syria from Caspian Sea’

ExpressISIS so weakened by Russian airstrikes and desertion it could be destroyed in HOURS

Daily Mail‘Don’t make it worse for yourselves’: Helicopters drop leaflets on ISIS and rebel fighters warning them to give up now ahead of huge Russian-backed ground offensive

Putin forces Obama’s hand…

N.Y.TimesU.S. Aims to Put More Pressure on ISIS in Syria

Senior administration officials say the new offensive holds promise and may change the dynamics on the ground. But it comes a year after an American-led coalition started a campaign against the Islamic State that is now “tactically stalemated,” Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said last month.

FOX NewsRussian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over Syria, officials say

ReutersNATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

LiveLeak (translating Strategika 51) Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15

Middle East MonitorIsrael to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

Meanwhile, Israel’s former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, has called for direct cooperation with Iran and Hezbollah in order to protect Israeli interests. Maariv newspaper quoted Livni as saying on Friday, “Netanyahu must understand that the world looks at Iran and Hezbollah as legitimate partners in the confrontation against Daesh.” She warned that Tel Aviv’s geostrategic position will be hurt if the Israeli leadership does not realise what must be done do to influence the shifts in the balance of power in Syria.

ABC NewsUS Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks

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Meanwhile, NATO’s Afghanistan mission disintegrates…

RTTaliban insurgents seize 4 districts in Afghanistan – local media

ReutersU.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 14

Washington PostDoctors Without Borders says U.S. airstrike hit hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

RAWA News“Unspeakable”: An MSF Nurse Recounts the Attack on MSF’s Kunduz Hospital

Anti-MediaDoctors Without Borders Bombing: U.S. Changes Story Four Times in Four Days

Activist PostThat Awkward Moment When One Nobel Peace Prize Winner Bombs Another

SHTFPlan“Kicking Me Out Is Morally Wrong”: Green Beret Discharged For Standing Up to Afghan Police’s “Brutal Child Rapist”

SputnikSenate Hearing Whitewashed US Contractor’s Involvement in Afghan Sex Crimes

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On the Eastern front, is Taiwan the next flash-point?…

The DiplomatUS to Support Taiwan in South China Sea Per 2016 Defense Budget Bill

Intelligence OnlineSpecial forces rehearse Taiwan invasion

Taipei TimesUS group warns of ‘storm’ to hit South China Sea

IntelNewsCIA pulled officers from Beijing embassy following OPM database hack

Japan TimesJapanese arrested in China for espionage may have been sent by government

ZeroHedgeSecond Massive Bomb Explosion Rocks Chinese City, Day After 17 Parcel Bomb Attacks Kill Seven

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In other international news…

GuardianMaldives speedboat explosion was meant to kill president, says official

VoltairenetRussia precipitates the abandonment of SWIFT among the BRICS

Global ResearchThe Sell-Out of Greece by SYRIZA and the Bankruptcy of the Globalist “Left”*

Gatestone InstituteGermany: Migrants In, Germans Out – The Death of Property Rights

TelegraphAttacks on Jews rise to five-year high in Germany – more than any country in Europe

Town HallChilling: Netanyahu Glares at UN Delegates for 45 Seconds for Their ‘Deafening Silence’ on Iran Deal

Gulf NewsIsraeli drive-by shooting targets six-year-old boy

Ma’an News Agency10-year-old injured as settler attacks continue across West Bank

Middle East EyeViolent clashes increase, as tensions spiral in Israel, Palestine

Leaked email shows Tony Blair called on Gaddafi to hide and avoid capture

FOX NewsEmails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to ‘not take the call,’ source says

CBC NewsCanadian military explored plan to fully integrate forces with U.S.

WhoWhatWhyWhy Americans Should Closely Watch Unfolding Events in Guatemala, Part 1 Part 2

Science DailyExposure to toxic chemicals threatening human reproduction and health

DWNineteen EU countries seek GMO opt-out

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Spook news…

BloombergTrans-Atlantic Data Pact Struck Down by EU’s Highest Court

A trans-Atlantic pact that potentially allows U.S. spies to get their hands on European citizens’ private data was declared invalid by the EU’s highest court, a ruling that threatens to plunge Internet companies into a legal limbo…

“This judgment is a bombshell,” said Monika Kuschewsky, special counsel at Covington & Burling LLP in Brussels. “The EU’s highest court has pulled the rug under the feet of thousands of companies that have been relying on safe harbor. All these companies are now forced to find an alternative mechanism for their data transfers to the U.S. And, this, basically overnight.”

Vice MotherboardCarly Fiorina May Have Revealed State Secrets by Bragging About Helping the NSA

InterceptProfiled From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities

Intelligence OnlineDARPA hones in on social network fake battlefield imagery

FierceGovernmentITCIA looks to cloud, big data to advance mission

IntelNewsThird person charged in probe into alleged US Pentagon ‘rogue operation

Defense SystemsArmy testing swarms of small drones

SputnikWeapons That Could Change Geophysical Landscape, Human DNA to Appear Soon

Mad Cow ProductionsDid Tom Cruise helicopter clip doomed ‘Mena’ plane?

Boiling Frogs Post (Sibel Edmonds) – Hastert Case: How the COINTELPRO II Bucket Turned into a Can of Worms

Cryptome (Youtube) – Concocting Target for 9/11

Electrospaces9/11 inside the White House emergency bunker

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Domestic U.S…

Oregon LiveMass school shooting reported at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College

A message sent to defenders of Second Amendment?…

Mother JonesOregon Sheriff Handling Massacre Fought the White House on Gun Control After Newtown

L.A.TimesOregon sheriff wrote, ‘Gun control is NOT the answer,’ and residents agree

AangirfanOREGON SHOOTING – CIA’S STRATEGY OF TENSION.

APPrivate database lets police skirt license plate data limits

Black Agenda ReportObama’s Justice: Holder Fought Prisoner Release, Lynch Backtracks on Killer Cops

SGT ReportCONGRESSIONAL MARTIAL LAW DECLARED