China Warns of War Unless US Backs Down

Date: 2015-05-25 16:20

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Op-Ed Articles
China State Paper Warns of War Unless US Backs Down

By GMA News

A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that “war is inevitable” between
China and the United States over the South China Sea.


China’s Plan to Lead the Globe

By Eric Margolis

Will Washington back off and allow China to be the master of Asia? It seems highly


Japanese Nationalism: Decoy for American Imperialism?

By Andre Vltchek

Japan is ready to change its post-war pacifist constitution; it is rapidly arming
itself to the teeth, building battleships and purchasing fighter jets.


A Color Revolution for Macedonia

By Paul Craig Roberts

War is in the making. War with Russia means war also with China. This is not a
war that Washington and its vassals or human life can win.


The Head of the GRU Accuses US and Allies of Creating the Transnational “Islamist”
Terrorist Network

By The Saker

A speech by Colonel-General Igor Sergun, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate
(GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.


Israeli Gears

By Jeffrey St. Clair

Meet the Real Israeli Defense Force: the US Congress.


Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse

By Chris Hedges

As global capitalism disintegrates, the heresy our corporate masters fear is gaining


Hillary Clinton and the Manipulation of Populism

By Paul Street

“The Choice is Clear: There is None”


Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

By Bill Quigley

We must learn the facts and face the truth that the U.S. is the biggest war maker
in the world.


How to Honor Memorial Day

By Ray McGovern

Avoid euphemisms like “the fallen” and expose the lies about what a great idea
it was to start those wars.


Hard News

28 IS militants killed in airstrikes, clashes in western Iraq:
A total of 28 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Monday in the U.S.-led coalition
airstrikes and clashes with the Iraqi security forces in the province of Anbar,
a provincial security source said.


Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria:
Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

ISIL fighters set Iraq’s Beiji oil refinery ablaze:
Black plumes of smoke billow over Iraq’s largest oil refinery as Iraqi forces advance on the sprawling complex.

US has ‘no will’ to fight ISIS: Iran military official:
The chief of the elite Quds unit in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Major General Qassem
Soleimani told the newspaper Javan the US didn’t do a “damn thing” to stop ­the
advance by Islamic State on Ramadi.


Syria Says Islamic State Killed Hundreds, Including Children, In Palmyra: –
Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children,
in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state
media said on Sunday.


Turkey says deal with US on air support for Syria rebels:
The United States and Turkey have agreed “in principle” to give air support to some forces from Syria’s Western-allied opposition, Turkey’s foreign minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.


Hezbollah Says It Will Increase Presence in Syria :
The leader of the Lebanese Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement said on Sunday that his movement’s fighters were to increase presence in Syria to aid the country’s government in fighting off the Islamic State group and other radical rebels operating in their territory.

Sayyed Nasrallah: Resistance at Its Utmost Readiness on All Fronts:
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stresses that the resistance is at its utmost readiness on all fronts, noting that although Hezbollah is fighting in Syria, its eyes are still on Israel.


Black flag’s shadow looms large: Islamic State:
After capturing Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group has laid the foundations for ‘becoming what it claims to be’

Fact or fiction:
Syria government to accept de facto partition of country: “It is quite understandable that the Syrian army withdraws to protect large cities where much of the population is located,” said Waddah Abded Rabbo, director of Syria’s Al-Watan newspaper.


Dozens killed as Yemen clashes rage in south as peace talks postponed: There have been fierce clashes in southern Yemen, reportedly leaving dozens of people dead and wounded. In the city of Dhalea, militiamen allied to the exiled government have retaken positions from Houthi rebels. But in Taiz, to the west, the rebels are reported to have pushed back their opponents in heavy street fighting.


Houthis suffer first serious setback in south Yemen fighting: residents: Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi’ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war.


Saudi airstrikes in Yemen killed 135 children since March: UN: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the Saudi action against Yemen has claimed the lives of more than 130 children over the past two months.


Saudis Eye Human Rights Chair: News Analysis – Despite an abysmal human rights record, Saudi Arabia reportedly hopes to chair the UN’s Human Rights Council, a test of how far money can go in buying the world’s
silence and acquiescence


Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter.


Nigeria Army Says It Killed 30 Islamist Militants in Borno Clash: Troops destroyed two armored vehicles and captured a grenade launcher and other weapons during the battle in Mafa, about 53 kilometers (33 miles) east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, he said.


Boko Haram hacks to death 10 in NE Nigeria: local official: “The attackers went into the village around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) while residents were still asleep and used machetes to attack their victims,” he added.


Eight killed as soldier opens fire in Tunisia barracks: The shooter, who had been moved to “a non-sensitive institution”, was banned from carrying weapons following his “unstable condition”, but he managed to take a weapon from a fellow soldier and opened fire on his colleagues during a flag-raising ceremony.


5 African migrants drown in Egypt boat raid: Five African migrants drowned on Monday after jumping into the Mediterranean as Egyptian coastguards raided a boat heading towards Italy, security officials said.


Demonstrator shot dead as protest erupts outside Burundi capital: A demonstrator was shot dead in southern Burundi on Monday, a local official and witness said, in one of the first confirmed reports of civil unrest erupting outside the capital Bujumbura.

Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte: Warplanes from Libya’s official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said. “We gave it a chance to evaluate the situation, then our fighting jets attacked the ship because it was unloading fighters and weapons,” he added.


19 police, 7 soldiers killed in Afghan siege: Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 police officers and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.


Bombs kill 11 in Afghanistan as Taliban, IS supporters clash: A suicide truck bomb attack and a separate roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan killed 11 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, as the Taliban clashed with supporters of the Islamic State group in the west, officials said


Top general predicts longer international presence in Afghanistan: – The top coalition commander has been meeting with NATO leaders to hammer out details of a plan that could keep thousands of international “advisers” in the country for years to come. Campbell said as many as 1,000 troops supported by contractors
and other civilians could remain in Afghanistan past 2016


Massive India heatwave ‘kills 500’: At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas. Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 140 people have died since Saturday


In Myanmar, Muslims Arrested for Joining Terror Group That Doesn’t Exist: The government of Myanmar, cracking down on the country’s minority Muslims, has arrested at least a dozen people on charges of belonging to a terrorist group that defense lawyers and security experts say does not exist.


Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute: The Philippines is seeking a “stronger commitment” from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea.


Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions: Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO.


Putin signs “undesirable NGOs” Bill into Law : Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill, enabling the designation of foreign and foreign-funded NGOs as undesirables after the bill passed both the Lower and Upper House of Parliament.


Interior minister warns Greece will default on June IMF repayment: Greece cannot make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due on 5 June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says. “The four installments for the IMF in June are ?1.6bn, this money will not be given and is not there to be given,” Nikos Voutsis told Greek TV.


The truth about Riga: Yanis Varoufakis: To fellow Europeans I add this: Perhaps it is time we became a little more skeptical about the journalism we rely upon as citizens. And perhaps we should query European institutions in which decisions of monumental importance are made, on behalf of Europe’s citizenry, but in which minutes are neither taken nor published.


VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald Explains How to Keep Your Data Away From the NSA: Glenn Greenwald explains how tech giants such as Facebook and Google were “eager” to cooperate with the National Security Agency and offers important advice that individuals can follow to make it harder for the NSA to collect private data.


Did the Mexican Army Just Massacre 42 People?: After a shootout in western Mexico, 42 alleged criminals are dead. The army said they died in a shootout, but it looks like they were executed.


One-sided death toll in Mexico gunfight raises questions: “It was a very uneven fight. A battle where 42 die on one side and only one on the other is not a battle,” said Raul Benitez Manaut, a security expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He said the gang apparently offered no resistance.


Police detonate pressure cooker outside US Capitol: Police said the vehicle had “odour of gasoline” and found other “items of concern”, but they would not say what those items were. The owner of the car, Israel Shimeles
of Virginia, was later arrested.


“Let us be peace and joy”

Tom Feeley

Cost Of War
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590”

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s
War On Iraq: 4,883
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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