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EXCLUSIVE: Hammers Attack Video from South St. Louis

By: St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Joel Currier’s article about a Bosnian immigrant being murdered by hammer-wielding teenagers fails to mention the possibility that at least some of the teens were black until deep into the article. Conversely, a video shot by a resident of South St. Louis’ Bevo Mill neighborhood reveals heretofore-unpublished details about […]

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Gorbachev: West ‘Resigned’ to Crimea’s Return to Russia (Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia)

Upon his return from celebrations in Germany for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev gave this somewhat testy interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, in which he is defensive over accusations that he ‘lost’ the Soviet Union. He discusses where it all went wrong with the United States, […]

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Obama’s Broken Dreams: Ferguson, Palestine and Daesh (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

[Click Here for More El Pais Cartoons] It may be almost a cliche to say that Americans aren’t the only people disappointed with the Obama presidency, but Lebanese columnist Issa Goraieb’s criticism is particularly memorable for his discussion of American disappointment after Ferguson and Arab disappointment after Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. For L’Orient Le […]

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Indonesia Threatens Missile Attacks Against Intrusions in South China

By: Ridzwan Rahmat of Tensions near the South China Sea region have been raised a notch after Indonesia indicated that it is considering deploying ship-launched missiles against foreign fishing vessels that intrude into its territorial waters. The remark was made by Indonesia’s newly appointed co-ordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Tedjo Edhy […]

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Tasty Videos, Definitely a Keeper – Who Started the War?

By: Briefly on the subject of questions “So who started the war?”, which began to be asked after the well-known statements by Strelkov. The texture here is quite simple. The open phase of the civil war in Ukraine began on Feb 20 in Kiev, when the famous “unknown” snipers in order Parubiy and Co, […]

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Azerbaijan Risks New Armenia Conflict as Chopper Downed

By: Zulfugar Agayev and Stepan Kravchenko via Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian helicopter that it said violated its airspace in an attack that may trigger fresh confrontations between the two countries over a disputed region. The Mi-24 helicopter was “trying to attack” Azeri positions near a cease-fire line when it was hit, the Defense […]

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The Cyborg Medicine of Tomorrow Is Inside the Veteran of Today

By: Patrick Tucker of Super strong mechanical appendages and brain implants are common fixtures of a science-fictional future. More and more, American veterans are arriving at that future before the rest of us. As a result of military-funded programs, vets are becoming the research platform for cybernetic technologies that are decades beyond commercial state […]

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Moral Hazard and Socialism in Collective Security Agreements

By: The economic phenomenon known as the “tragedy of the commons” instructs us that commonly-held resources that are insufficiently protected will be plundered to extinction. The phenomenon was recognized in the early nineteenth century to explain why the commons in England quickly came to be denuded by sheep. All sheepherders had an equal right […]

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

By: Gordon Fairclough via It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own. Indian security forces poured in, beginning a face-off last month that grew to involve more than 1,000 troops on each side at an […]

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The ‘Blackwaterization’ of War: Obama Is Gambling on It

By: Christian Merville, Translated by Martyn Fogg via “There are dozens – even hundreds of ‘Blackwaters,’ if you count the small firms scattered across the four corners of the planet, and the undisputed number two is G4S, by far the biggest employer in the world (staff of 625,000) after the unassailable Wal-Mart. … These […]

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When the Normans Invaded England

The True Story of the Battle of Hastings, Today in 1066 By: Dominic Selwood via On the anniversary of the battle of Hastings, our history blogger gives an account of the battle, and puts it into a wider context of medieval Nordic wars. More News at FSD –

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WWIII Sooner than Later

U.S. to Provide Lethal Weapons to Ukrainian Client Regime By: via The United States is planning to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine. National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Thursday, citing U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet, […]

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Mission Creep: Army Division HQ Headed to Iraq

Army Chief: Division Headquarters Will Deploy Soon to Iraq By: Solomon via Army Times As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. Officials have not identified the division that will deploy — the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the […]

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