Invading Iraq 2.0: ISIS Propaganda, Proxy Wars and US-NATO’s ‘Blitzkrieg’ By Shawn Helton

25 June 2014 — 21st Century Wire 

The Western-backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way to Iraq through Turkey and over the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization funding from the usual sponsors…

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America’s “Nonconventional War” against Syria: Western Media Narrative Enters into Comedy Act By Sam Muhho

28 June 2014 — Global Research

“If all the world is a stage,” as William Shakespeare once said, then the current mainstream media narrative on Syria must be the comedy act; this time, however, it isn’t very funny. Having spent the last three years failing to exert their desire for regime change in Syria, the western imperialist, globalist powers and the corporate financier interests that sustain them are becoming increasingly desperate for a change in the geopolitical tide. Beginning in 2014, they have constantly attempted to leverage any potential outlet as a means of toppling Assad and proceeding in the implementation of their hegemonic agenda across the Middle East and Eurasia.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 22-28 June 2014

28 June 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US Military in Europe: from Forces Rotation to Permanent Presence

28.06.2014 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas urged NATO on June 20 to establish a permanent presence in his country responding to Russia’s Ukraine policy that his government sees as a threat. He said the allies were to «open your eyes and stay awake»… Until now NATO has implemented the policy of short-term army, air force and naval rotations in Eastern Europe to finish at the end of this year… The statements make believe the decision on NATO permanent basing near Russia must envision thorough study of all the consequences it would entail.

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Scots NHS satisfaction soars as England’s falls By Dave Watson

25 June 2014 — OurNHS 

Scotland’s shift away from a commercialised NHS to one based once more on solidarity is proving highly popular with the public.

Since devolution, the NHS in Scotland has taken a very different path to that of NHS England. It has embraced co-operation rather than competition.  Continue reading

Sweden’s Politically Motivated Persecution of Wikileaks’ Assange By John Goss

28 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

For more than two years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a de facto political prisoner, confined to the grounds of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Back in August 2010, a Swedish press exclusive with the emotionally charged word “rape,” in connection with Julian Assange’s name, spread rapidly across the world like a viral infection. Since then, it has been difficult to change any public misconception that he has been guilty of forcibly having sex with two women, on separate occasions, within the span of a week. This itself should ring alarm bells: two accusations, days apart. Sweden, against all other advanced legal systems, has its own interpretation of what constitutes rape, and this appears to be anything from consensual sexual relations to forced penetration, and judging from the high-profile Assange farce, it is not a country to which single men would be advised to travel.

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