Daily Archive: October 5, 2016

Russia’s Military Operation in Syria: What It Accomplished in One Year

Russian forces have been operating in Syria for a year. The operation began on September 30, 2015, at the request of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On this date, the Russia’s Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) gave the country’s president its consent to use the military in Syria. The Russian Aerospace Forces, deployed to the Khmeimim air base in...

India Builds Underground Bunkers on Kashmir Frontier as Border Clashes with Pakistan Escalate

India has started constructing underground bunkers along its frontier with Pakistan in Kashmir in the past two weeks, amid growing fears the nuclear-armed rivals are preparing for a major escalation in conflict. The fortification work comes as troops on the Indian side told the Telegraph that cross-border gunfire in northern Kashmir now occurs “every night”. Work on the bunkers began...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December 26, 2007: the African Development Bank ponied up $50 million toward the nearly $400 million cost of the orbiter and the West African Development Bank...

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for the NSA

In an astounding and “unprecedented” new account of U.S. government surveillance, Reuters reported Tuesday that Yahoo secretly scanned all of its customer’s incoming emails for a specific set of characters, per request of the National Security Agency (NSA) or FBI. The news agency broke the investigation after speaking with “two former employees and a third person apprised of the events,”...

Syrian War Report – October 5, 2016: US Considers Military Strikes on Govt Forces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaiWtFCY518 Russian and Syrian warplanes have delivered massive air strikes on the joint terrorist forces in the province of Hama. Positions and manpower of the US-backed Ahrar al-Sham militant group, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) and Jund al-Aqsa (recently designated by the US as a terrorist group) near Kafr Zita, Tal Abyad and Al-Sathiyat were hit. Local sources say...