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drive-by planet: Frans Timmermans oxygen mask revelation raises questions about MH-17 missile strike scenario

 Bottom right – Dutch Foreign Affairs minister Frans Timmermans

Earlier posts on this blog followed the story of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 – the passenger plane brought down over Eastern Ukraine. Accusations that pro-Russian self-defence forces targeted the plane with a BUK type ground-to-air missile have been  made repeatedly by Western media and government . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Frans Timmermans oxygen mask revelation raises questions about MH-17 missile strike scenario

drive-by planet: Snowden ARD interview (video – English version): U.S. officials ‘want to kill me’

In an interview with ARD, Germany’s national broadcaster, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks of threats against his life that were reported on Buzzfeed.

A Buzzfeed piece titled America’s spies want Edward Snowden dead cites a number of threats made by anonymous US officials. These include a rather macabre hit suggested by an army intelligence officer:

. . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Snowden ARD interview (video – English version): U.S. officials ‘want to kill me’

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: What The US Government Shutdown Really Shows

Last night, the US Government shut down all ‘non-essential’ services.  The reason?  Because a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives had a hissy fit over funding health care and tried to slam riders onto the budget legislation which would defund it, and the Senate refused to pass the amended legislation.

The end result?  A . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: What The US Government Shutdown Really Shows

The Canadian Progressive: US government reveals memo on killing of Americans abroad using drone strikes

Earlier today, a confidential Justice Department memo was released revealing the legal justification for the US government to conduct drone strikes on American citizens abroad. The most controversial part of the memo, which has caused a group of bipartisan senators to immediately demand answers from the Obama administration, is where it states that the government . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: US government reveals memo on killing of Americans abroad using drone strikes

The Ranting Canadian: Fuck the USA!*  *and to be fair, fuck Canada for allowing the…

Fuck the USA!*

*and to be fair, fuck Canada for allowing the Harper Conservatives to drag our country through the muck, down the same failed, destructive and suicidal path as our neighbours to the south

Yeah, I know there are many good and decent individual Americans, and I acknowledge that . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Fuck the USA!*
 *and to be fair, fuck Canada for allowing the…