La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
The CIA and
the Missing 43
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

MEXICO IN CRISIS: IS THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY IN ANY WAY INVOLVED?

“A growing number of voices point to the presence of destabilizing agents in Mexico. The can be seen from the perspective of a general uprising - which is what these protests are. They are well calculated, progressive, and have uninvestigated sources of funding. ... Ratcheting up incrementally and geographically dispersed - and with the participation of groups supposedly of the left, its members seem employed only as participants in demonstrations. ... Let’s return to the never-answered charges of WikiLeaks: that U.S. soldiers are actively involved in the drug war [in the form of talks with the cartels].”

—COLUMNIST Louise Couvelaire   
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Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Michael Brown
Killing: Mass Protests after
Decision by the Grand Jury

"Family of Michael Brown to hold news
conference ... Ferguson is struck by
violence and arson after decision ...
Grand jury declines to indict Ferguson
officer Darren Wilson ... Wilson killed
unarmed teenager last August."

— CORRESPONDENT Tom McCarthy

NATIONAL GUARD MOVES INTO TOWN


DAILY MAIL: Protests Break Out
Across 90 Cities; March in Anger

BBC NEWS: Ferguson Decision
- Darren Wilson's Testimony

BBC LIVE BLOG: Ferguson Riots
- Ruling Sparks Night of Violence


Le Monde, France
Cli-Fi Invades Sci-Fi: A
Deluge of Catastrophe
for Readers, Filmgoers

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Today, the range of apocalyptic
fiction is expanding to include a
new sub-genre of science fiction
that is all the rage: Cli-Fi, also
known as 'climatic fiction.'
Americans, however, are among
the most ardent climate-change
skeptics on the planet. However,
this doubt is losing momentum."

— COLUMNIST Louise Couvelaire
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DISASTER FOR FUN AND PROFIT


FAZ, Germany
The Kremlin Media War:
All-Channel Propaganda

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The authorities are using their
nearly cpmplete media control to
build a parallel universe in which
Russia is under attack by the West.
... The goal is to disseminate the
supposedly-suppressed 'Russian
point of view.' This has nothing
to do with journalism, i.e.: a
genuine attempt to seek truth."

— CORRESPONDENT
Friedrich Schmidt
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US AND THEM: LIES AND PROPAGANDA


ITAR-TASS, Russia
Hollande: Delivery of Mistral
'Impossible' Due to Ukraine

"Russia will act in accordance with
the contract. If they don’t give it
[to us], we will sue and demand
that penalties are paid. Russia's
behavior is strictly in line with
the contract that was signed."

— DEPUTY Defense Minister Yuri Borisov

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Iranian Nuclear Negotiations:
Deadline Extended Six Months

“We have worked long and hard not just
over these past days but for months. This
takes time. The stakes are high and the
issues are complicated and technical. Each
decision affects other decisions, and each
decision deeply affects national security
and international interests."

— SECRETARY OF STATE John Kerry

IRAN NUKES: AND THE TALKS GO ON

BBC, Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOGS: Nation Holds
Breath as Ferguson Awaits
Decision of Grand Jury

Here are two live blogs from Britain,
which include tweets, photos, videos,
many from the scene, on the decision,
to be announced within the next few
hours, over whether to charge police
officer Darren Wilson over the death
of teenager Michael Brown. Missouri
Governor came close to saying the
authorities are expecting the worst.

— REPORTER Spencer Ackerman

NATIONAL GUARD MOVES INTO TOWN


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Out of North Korea: Matthew
Miller says 'I Wanted to Stay'

“Snapshots of pages torn from Miller's
notebook were shown by state media,
after his trial, revealing statements
he now describes as strategic lies to
help him remain in North Korea. In it,
entries appeared to show support for
removing 'the American military from
South Korea' and included claims that
Miller was a 'hacker' with
some involvement with Wikileaks."

— REPORTER Nate Thayer

MILLER: 'FORCED' OUT OF NORTH KOREA

Corriere Della Sera, Italy
Pope Francis' Secret Service:
Confronting the ISIS Threat

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Pope Francis wanted to stop in
Kurdistan, an area bordered by
Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. He
intended to issue an appeal from
there on behalf of Middle East
Christians being massacred by
Islamic jihadis. The secret service
stopped him. ... He's not a very
'manageable' pope. ... It seems
that even his entourage jokes
with him about death threats.
'Holy Father, haven't they killed
you yet today?' they ask him,
overcoming their reverence
to express really acute fears."

— CORRESPONDENT
Massimo Franco
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PROTECTING A FLESH-PRESSING POPE


ITAR-TASS, RT, Russia
Russia: U.S. Seeks Russia,
Syria, 'Regime Change'; U.S.
Rejects Anti-Nazi Resolution

"Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has
made a series of comments relating
to Western plans for regime change
in Russia, and in relation to the battle
against ISIL - against Syria. ... Then,
the Russian media is giving blanket
coverage to the rejection by the U.S.,
Canada and Ukraine of a Russia-tabled
U.N. resolution 'condemning attempts
to glorify Nazism and deny Nazi crimes."

— NEWS ITEMS, ITAR-TASS, RT

TO TOPPLE OR NOT TO TOPPLE ...

Financial Times, U.K.
FED asks Whether it
is too Close to Banks!

"The Federal Reserve board
is conducting a major review
of how the regulator and its
reserve banks supervise large
financial institutions, amid
mounting criticism that it is to
close to and too lenient with
the Wall St. groups it oversees."

— REPORTER Gina Chon

TOO LENIENT ON BANKS? ... NAAH!

ARD Television, Germany
VIDEO: Putin Explains Russian
Actions to German Public TV

Nov. 18, 00:31:33

"NATO and America have military bases
scattered all over the globe, including
in areas close to our borders, and their
number is growing ... Moreover, just
recently it was decided to send special
forces, again in close proximity to our
borders. You have mentioned various
[Russian] exercises, ship movements,
flights and so on. Is all of this going
on? Yes, it is indeed."

— RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin

PUTIN OFFERS THE RUSSIAN NARRATIVE

BBC NEWS: Putin's Spokesperson
Tells BBC 'We have our Red Lines'


AWD News, U.K.
'Mutiny' Reported in
Saudi Royal Air Force
Over Strikes on ISIL

"Saudi military intelligence
has reportedly arrested
two senior F-16 pilots who
refused to fly missions, after
they expressed their utmost
resentment at Saudi Arabia's
alliance with America. ...
White House officials and the
CIA informed the Saudis that
some of their U.S.-trained
pilots were jettisoning their
bombs and ammunition over
inconsequential or totally
unpopulated areas and then
returning to their Saudi bases."

— NEWS ITEM, AWD News

REJECTING THE HOUSE OF SAUD?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Senate Rejects
NSA Reform so Weak
Even NSA Backed It

If fear mongering were a sport,
American politicians would win
championships year after year.
Not too surprisingly, the Senate
yesterday rejected a NSA reform
bill that was so watered down,
even National Intelligence chief
James Clapper, who lied to the
Congress and the American people
about the scale of the surveillance
being carried out - supported it.

— REPORTER Spencer Ackerman

EVEN FIENSTIEN BACKED DEFEATED BILL


GUARDIAN: NSA Reform:
Surveillance Supporters may
have Dug their Own Grave

LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE:
Snowden's Success


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Putin Questions
U.S. 'Democratic Values',
U.S. Media Failure; Body
Language at G20 Summit

Russia Today posted a number
segments worth watching today,
including an interview with the
Editor in chief of the journal
Defense & Foreign Affairs who
calls out the manistream media
for failing to put the Ukraine
crisis into context; coverage of
yesterday's speech by Vladimir
Putin on the debasement of
'democratic values' by the U.S.;
and a look at G20 body language.

— OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

WHAT DEMOCRATIC VALUES?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Brooklyn Woman Bleeding
from Face, Nose and Mouth,
may have had Ebola Virus

"There are new fears of a possible Ebola
outbreak in New York City after a woman
who was being monitored for the deadly
virus dropped dead Tuesday afternoon. ...
according to a source on the scene, the
woman, who had traveled to Guinea
three weeks ago, died at a hair braiding
shop in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn.'"

— REPORTER Chris Spargo

AN EBOLA CASE IN BROOKLYN?


DAILY MAIL: Ebola Reaches
India: Man's Sperm has
Traces of the the Virus


Le Figaro, France
Kremlin's Demands for
New International Security
System Can't be Ignored

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"In the annexation of Crimea and the
manifest destabilization of Ukraine,
there is a very clear message that
Western leaders pretend not to hear:
the international order on which
European ties are built no longer
works. Russia, struck with sanctions
by a West that is unlikely to be seen
fighting for Sebastopol, has turned
to China and Iran. Europe is clinging
to its grand principles and not
realizing that it would do better to
bring them into line with reality -
before it's too late."

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin
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TIME FOR WEST TO PAY MORE HEED?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
First Snowden. Then Tracking
You on Wheels. Now Spies on
Plane: Ubiquitous Surveillance

"You might ask: Where did U.S. Marshals
– the fugitive-chasing agents of Tommy
Lee Jones lore – obtain the authority to
launch this mass surveillance operation at
all? That’s unclear, but thanks to some
digging by the Twitter surveillance crowd
shortly after the Journal published its story,
we know the marshals are far from the
only U.S. agency using these 'dirtboxes.'"

— COLUMNIST Trevor Trimm

MASS SURVEILLANCE: NOWHERE TO HIDE


GUARDIAN: Facebook, Google,
Apple, et.al., Lobby for Curbing
Givernment Mass Surveillance

REUTERS: Google Glass Future
'Clouded' as Early Believers Lose Faith

GUARDIAN: White House
Announces Push for Next
Generation of Weapons


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Cameron Warns
of Looming 'Crash' in
G20 Closing Remarks

"Six years after the financial
crash that brought the world
to its knees, warning lights
are once again flashing on the
global economic dashboard. ...
As the global economy faces
greater uncertainty, it is more
important than ever that we
send a clear message to the
world that Britain will not
waver on paying its debts."

— PRIME MINISTER
David Cameron

GORBY: RUSSIAN SOFT POWER

GUARDIAN: Cameron's Economic
Warning Lights: Dark Days Ahead?


Daily Mail, U.K.
20th Hijacker Moussaoui:
'Saudi Prince Paid for
9/11 Pilots' Flying Lessons

"The Saudi government has flatly
denied any involvement in 9/11.
... officials in Oklahoma federal
court have said that Moussaoui's
requests to be allowed to speak
in open court and to be assigned
government lawyers will likely
be denied, since his claims have
nothing to do with existing cases."

— REPORTER Kieran Corcoran

9-11: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS


The Telegraph, U.K.
Challenging Gorbachev:
Russia is the One with
a Cold War Mentality

"If Gorbachev really thinks
that after the fall of the
Berlin Wall, Russia should
have been granted a veto
over NATO membership for
its former satellite states
then that is an example of
the very Cold War mentality
he was supposed to reject."

— FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
David Blair

GORBY: RUSSIAN SOFT POWER

MOSCOW TIMES: Putin's Early
Departure from G20 a 'Mistake'

GUARDIAN: Lift-Off of Sputnik
News Agency - What Russia's New
Media Brand Thinks of the World

GUARDIAN: Putin Leaves G20
after Browbeating Over Ukraine


20 Minutes, Ukraine
Why Russians 'Will Want to
Return Crimea' to Ukraine

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"If large-scale military hostilities
were to break out with Russia
fighting a considerable portion
of the world, it would likely face
a coalition, the combined military,
economic and demographic
strength of which would surpass
Russian forces by at least 16-18
times. The outcome of such a
confrontation is easy to forecast.
Russia would be defeated and its
economic and infrastructure
capacity utterly destroyed."

— FORMER PUTIN ECONOMIC
ADVISER Andrei Illarionov

WILL RUSSIANS 'SEE THE LIGHT'?


Guardian Unilimited, U.K.
Pentagon 'Considers'
Sending American
Troops to Battle ISIL

"General Martin Dempsey,
the chairman of the joint
chiefs of staff, indicated
to the U.S. House Armed
Services committee that
ISIL's strength relative to
the Iraqi Army may be such
that he would recommend
abandoning Obama’s oft-
repeated pledge against
returning U.S. ground
troops to combat in Iraq.'"

— CORRESPONDENTS Raya
Jalabi, Spencer Ackerman

ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN?

THE TELEGRAPH: 'Moderate' Syria
Rebels Defecting to ISIL; Blame
'Lack of U.S. Support and Arms'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Secret Talks, a Personal
Letter: How U.S.-China
Climate Deal was Done

"A visit to Beijing by Kerry and
a missive from Obama were key
turns in a 9-month negotiation
between world’s top polluters."

— REPORTER Suzanne Goldenberg

XI- OBAMA: SIGNING DEAL IN BEIJING


Die Welt, Germany
Republicans May Give
'Lame Duck Procrastinator'
the Backbone He Needs

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The Republican Congress will no
doubt try and motivate Mr. Obama
to more assertive action in areas
where the 'great procrastinator'
has only reluctantly committed to.
If over the next two years both
political camps find their way back
to a tradition of bipartisanship in
foreign policy, Obama's recent
course correction toward more
global engagement could become
the distinguishing feature of
Barack Obama's last two years."

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin
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APPLYING REPUBLICAN PRESSURE


Le Figaro, France
Xi and Putin: United in
Face of Western Critics

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"According to a survey by Touch
Today, after the annexation of
Crimea, Putin's poll ratings in
China reached 92 percent. ...
Perhaps Chinese are reassured
to see that 'Xi Dada' or the 'Xi
the Great,' isn't the only great
power leader of concern to the
world. Like Putin, he's skilled
in the cult of personality and
cultivates authoritarianism in
order to rule with an iron rod."

— COLUMNIST Patrick Saint-Paul

XI AND PUTIN: HANGING TIGHT


Guardian Unilimited, U.K.
MH17: Australia PM tells
Vladimir Putin to 'Consider
Apology, Compensation'

Citing that the U.S. 'apologised and
made appropriate restitution' for
shooting down Iran Air Flight 655
in 1988, Australia Prime Minister
Tony Abbott has confronted Putin
at the APEC Summit, saying that
he had information that the missile
that shot down MH17 last summer
'had come out of Russia, was fired
from inside eastern Ukraine and
was then returned to Russia.'

— CORRESPONDENT Daniel Hurst

ABBOTT: WHISTLING IN THE WIND?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Net Neutrality: Cable
Industry 'Stunned'
by Obama' Proposals

"'The cable industry strongly
supports an open Internet,
is building an open Internet,
and strongly believes that
over-regulating the fastest
growing technology in our
history will not advance the
cause of Internet freedom.'
Translation: 'The industry
believes in something we
are actively working to
undermine.'"

— National Cable and
Telecommunications
Association President
Michael Powell

MICHAEL POWELL: CASHING IN

Financial Times, U.K.
China is 'No Refuge'
from Obama's Woes

Financial Times columnist Edward
Luce is of the opinion that unlike
with past U.S. presidents who got
whipped in midterm elections,
taking refuge abroad - in this case
in China - is unlikely to bring relief.

— COLUMNIST Edward Luce

OBAMA: A 'DIMINISHED FIGURE'

BBC News, U.K.
Reagan's Apology to
Thatcher over Grenada
Invasion was Recorded

Up until now, it has been widely
believed that after the debacle
of the Watergate tapes which
brought down Richard Nixon,
such recordings were stopped.
It now appears that many of
Reagan's conversations were
recorded, this one with Margaret
Thatcher being just one of them.

— REVEALED: The Reagan Tapes

BUGGING OF THE WHITE HOUSE

Deutsche Welle, RT, Euronews, France 24
VIDEOS: Germany Marks
Demise of the Berlin Wall

It has been an intense 48 hours
in the city of Berlin, with people
from around the world and key
players from recent history all
converging there to celebrate
25th anniversary of the fall of the
Berlin Wall. This post consists of
coverage from Deutsche Welle, RT,
Euronews and France 24. The fall
of the Wall effectively marked
the end of the old Cold War. I say
old, because as Mikhail Gorbachev
notes in speeches he gave over
the past few days, the world has
likely embarked on a new one.

— CELEBRATING FALL OF THE WALL

BERLIN: A LOOK FROM EUROPE

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Obama's Defeat:
Two Years of a U.S.
Turned Inward

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"This is bad news for the
world. America's enemies
from Russia to Pyongyang
need no longer worry
about U.S. threats. Putin
knows that Obama's hands
are tied. Over the next
two years the major U.S.
political parties will set
the stage for the 2016
presidential campaign.
Regardless of who runs,
bith Republicans and
Democrats will do things
designed only to help their
candidate and diminish
the chances of their rival.
For the next 24 months
America will be, sadly,
focused mostly on itself."

— COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

24 MONTHS OF PARALYSIS?


BBC News, U.K.
North Korea Frees
U.S. Men Miller and Bae

“The leadership in North Korea
would certainly see value in
offering an olive branch to the
U.S. just as President Obama
prepares to sit down with China
President Xi Jinping in Beijing."

— CORRESPONDENT
Charles Scanlon

NORTH KOREA FREES AMERICANS

Rossiya Segodnya, Russia
U.S. Midterms: Prepare
for More War, More
Spying, Rigged Trade

"The most dangerous benefactor
of a Republican Congress is the
U.S. military-industrial complex.
More defense spending means
more war (and more war
means more defense spending)."

— COLUMNIST Daniel Zubov

WHAT WITH THE ELEPHANT BRING?


Le Monde, France
Midterm Fallout: Obama
Weakened on Iran and
the International Stage

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Convinced that America is a
manifestation of 'the good,'
Republicans need a force that
embodies absolute evil. They
have found it in the person
of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
On this issue, as on the issue
of Israel-Palestine negotiation,
Republicans are aligned with
the positions of Netanyahu."

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde
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DEAL WITH IRAN IMPOSSIBLE?


RIA Novosti, Russia
Oliver Stone Meets
Snowden; Wants to
Make Putin Biopic

"I met him [Snowden].
We are working on the
script. We hope to
shoot early next year,
we've been working on
it for almost a year now
and we're very pleased
it's coming along. ... We
had no plans to make a
film [a scripted feature]
on Putin. I would love
to do an interview with
him because he has a
different point of view
that Americans don't hear.'"

— DIRECTOR Oliver Stone

STONE: SNOWDEN AND PUTIN

The Telegraph, U.K.
Prison Threat for 90-Year
Old Who Fed the Homeless

"The police are doing the bidding
of the very wealthy, and trying to
sweep the poorest of the poor
under the rug. ... it's outrageous,
but I have been fighting for 23
years to feed the homeless and
spent 50 years fighting for
civil rights in this country."

— HOMELESS ADVOCATE
Arnold Abbott
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DROP THAT PLATE RIGHT NOW!


Deutsche Welle, Germany
Gorbachev Defends Putin;
says U.S. 'Wants to Meddle'

"I am absolutely convinced that
Putin protects Russia's interests
better than anyone else. Russia
agreed to new relations, [and]
created new structures for
cooperation. Everything would
be great but not everyone
in the United States liked it.'"

— Former Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev

25 YEARS AFTER WALL CAME DOWN

FAZ, Germany
War and Data Security:
'Everyone is Threatened'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"We are seeing a dramatic loss of
confidence. The revelations of
Edward Snowden, surveillance by
the NSA and other incidents have
changed our thinking - on security
policy as well. On a government
level, this leads many countries
to expand the offensive potential
of cyber technology. We return
to the old motto: Attack is the
best defense. But I fear that this is
not correct in this case. Cyber
protection is a matter of national
security, which is why: The best
defense is a better defense."

— Deutsche Telekom
CEO Timotheus Hottges
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WAR BEGINS TO IMPINGE ON THE WEST


Trouw, The Netherlands
Assange and Snowden
have 'Surrendered their
Freedom for Nothing'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"If their leaks had achieved
anything, it would have been
worth the price. Assange
has mainly ensured that coded
diplomatic messages have
more limited distribution and
content, so his whole idea
of more openness has been
shattered. ... Snowden's NSA
leaks have ensured that,
here too, security has been
tightened and fewer people
have access to secrets. ...
Given the reaction to their
revelations, I expected to see
violent protests against
breaches of privacy and this
type of government power.
It looks like Assange and
Snowden have surrendered
their freedom for nothing."

— COLUMNIST Rob de Wijk

WAS IT ALL FOR NAUGHT?


Dziennik, Poland
Polish Passions Flare
after Warsaw Reject's
Polanski Extradition

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"In the United States, where
they prey on Polanski as if he
were a war criminal or drug
gang boss, prosecutors and
judges are elected officials.
Just imagine a judge from,
let's say, California, not
having the opportunity to
get on newspaper first pages
without a case like that of
Roman Polanski. Let's catch
him, let's hang his head on
our the walls of our offices!?"

— Writer Janusz Glowacki
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SHOULD POLANSKI BE LET OFF?


Daily Mail, U.K.
Navy Seal Who Shot bin
Laden Comes Forward

"People are asking if we are
worried that ISIL will come
and get us since Rob is going
public. I say I'll paint a huge
target on my front door and
say come on and get us."

— FATHER of Navy
Seal Rob O'Neill
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COMING OUT DESPITE PENTAGON


Daily Mail, U.K.
Memo to Lame Duck Obama:
It's Time to Man Up, Eat Crow
and Take Tea with the Enemy

"You're not just a lame duck this now,
you're a limbless canard whose head
has been so badly garroted that it now
dangles perilously from your neck like
a buckled crane. If you want to avoid
a seemingly inevitable legacy as The
Great Disappointment, you need to
man up and start being a proper leader."

— COLUMNIST Piers Morgan
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MORGAN UNLEASHES ON OBAMA AGAIN


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Midterms: Wave
of Defeats Leave
Democrats 'Reeling'

The scale of the Democrats'
defeat in the U.S. midterm
elections became apparent
on Wednesday. ... their
Republican opponents on
the verge of securing their
largest majority in the
House of Representatives
since the World War II era.

— CORRESPONDENT
Paul Lewis
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CRIST: NOW GONE FOR GOOD?


Trouw, The Netherlands
Assange and Snowden
have 'Surrendered their
Freedom for Nothing'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"If their leaks had achieved
anything, it would have been
worth the price. Assange
has mainly ensured that coded
diplomatic messages have
more limited distribution and
content, so his whole idea
of more openness has been
shattered. ... Snowden's NSA
leaks have ensured that,
here too, security has been
tightened and fewer people
have access to secrets. ...
Given the reaction to their
revelations, I expected to see
violent protests against
breaches of privacy and this
type of government power.
It looks like Assange and
Snowden have surrendered
their freedom for nothing."

— COLUMNIST Rob de Wijk

WAS IT ALL FOR NAUGHT?


The Independent, U.K.
Finland Warns Europe 'at
Gates of New Cold War' in
Wake of Russian Activity

"Advisers to Putin have previously
warned that Putin wants to 'regain
Finland,' and Finnish President
Niinisto said his country would be
'very decisive' in erms of response.'"

— CORRESPONDENT Adam Withnall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Republicans Didn't Win
as Big as You Think -
and Obama Didn't Lose

NO BIG DEAL?

“Polling shows the
public backs Obama
on key issues - not
Republicans. ... The
problem is that few
people have any
confidence that Mr.
Obama will actually
get anything done.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Azeri-Press Agency, Azerbaijan
Russia Considers
Banning U.S. Dollar

"If the bill is approved,
Russian citizens will
have to close their dollar
accounts in Russian
banks within a year and
exchange their dollars
in cash to Russian rubles
or other currencies.
Failure to do so will
result in their accounts
being frozen and fined."

— NEWS ITEM, Azeri Press Agency

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Senate
Control Handed Back
to Republican Party

--- Senate and House results
-- State of the states -- key
races to watch across the
U.S. -- Immigration failure
will lead to 'civil war' among
of Democratic lawmakers.

— LIVE UPDATES ALL DAY
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2014: A REPUBLICAN WAVE


Le Monde, France
Midterms: Obama Weakened
When World Needs U.S. Most

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"One thing is certain: on our mangled
planet, a weakening of the president
of the United States is not good news.
What other world power could send
in the cavalry when things go awry?
China? Putin's Russia - which loathes
Western values? The United Nations,
whose chronic impotence is famous?"

— Journalist Dominique Simonnet,
Historian Nicole Bacharan
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WORLD WITHOUT U.S. LEADERSHIP


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
U.S. Midterms: The Sins of
Obama - Real and Imagined

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Obama - who had promised to lessen
inequality - has indeed disappointed.
He also has bad luck, as this year has
been a bad one around the world. ...
For all these misfortunes Obama is
blamed, even if it remains extremely
questionable whether he could have
done anything to prevent or
more effectively counteract them."

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS: OBAMA'S FAULT?


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
'iGay': Apple Does it Better
than the Church of Rome

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Tim Cook is the pope of the digital
church, the vicar of Steve Jobs on
earth. He sells his products on all
continents and with his outspoken
statement he now includes a small
message of tolerance with every
iPad and iPhone the company sells."

— COLUMNIST Bert Wagendorp
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COOK: A PUBLIC STAND FOR EQUALITY?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
GHCQ Chief Calls U.S.
Tech Giants 'Network
of Choice' for Terror

"Privacy has never been an
absolute right and the debate
about this should not become
a reason for postponing urgent
and difficult decisions. ... To
those of us who have to tackle
the depressing end of human
behaviour on the internet, it
can seem that some technology
firms are in denial on misuse."

— GHCQ Chief Robert Hannigan

GHCQ: PRIVACY MEANS TERROR


GUARDIAN: New GCHQ
Chief Spouts Fiery Rhetoric
but Agenda Remains Same


Daily Mail, U.K.
Ten Reasons Bluffing, Boring,
Blame-Pointing Obama Can
Expect a Deserved' Beating

"Like most of the world, I was entranced
by this dynamic young senator. He seemed
so fresh, vibrant, eloquent and smart. ...
He's gone from being a shining, youthful
beacon of audacious hope to a greying,
defeatist purveyor of disappointment."

— COLUMNIST Piers Morgan
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MORGAN UNLEASHES ON JILTED OBAMA


Publico, Portugal
Sweden and Finland:
Military 'Impotence'
Meets Russian Bear

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

Will Sweden and Finland
abandon their historic
neutrality to join NATO?
In Stockholm, the case of
of the 'ghost submarine'
dominated the week. ...
What worries Swedes is
their military impotence.
In December 2012, the
commander of the armed
forces shocked the nation
by declaring that in the
event of an attack, the
army would only be able
to defend the country
for a single week?"

— COLUMNIST Jorge
Almeida Fernandes

WHAT IS PUTIN THINKING?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
SpaceShip Two Crash
Casts Doubt on Space
Tourism, Branson Says

“We owe it to our test pilots
to find out what went wrong.
And once we find out - if we
can overcome it, we will
make absolutely certain
that the dream lives on."

— Sir Richard Branson

CASTING A SHADOW OF DOUBT

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Russia's Dissolution Over
Ukraine War? Ridiculous!

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

To prevent such a breakup, one-
time presidential economic adviser
Andrey Illarionov says Crimea must
be returned to Ukraine - as it is
the 'rightful owner.' Mr. Illarionov
recognizes self-determination, but
only for the 'indigenous population,'
which in the case of Crimea he
believes to be the Crimean Tatars.'
The Native Americans in the USA
, too, don't possess their homeland.
Nor do the Australian aboriginals.
And then, of course, the state
of Israel should ten not exist."

— COLUMNIST Alexandr Grishin

RUSSIA WAR OF WORDS OVER UKRAINE


Financial Times, U.K.
Mr. Obama Can Learn
from George W. Bush

“In Germany, students in
elementary school recieve
mandatory lessons on the
Holocaust. In South Africa,
a Truth and Reconciliation
Commission bore witness
to Apartheid. ... It is time
for America to shine a
light on its relationship
with the native Indians."

— COLUMNIST Edward Luce

PREPARING FOR A 'THUMPIN'

The Local, Spain
Spain's Security Chief:
ISIL Wants Ebola 'Weapon'

"Jihadists with connections to the
extremist force ISIL discuss on Web
forums how they could use Ebola
as a weapon against the U.S. and
the Western world in general."

— Spain Security Chief
Francisco Martinez

TERRORIST 'CHATTER' ABOUT EBOLA

Die Tageszeitung, German
Fear Mongering Media
Turns the 'Home of Brave'
into the 'Home of Afraid'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The elite uses fear mongering to
consolidate existing structures.
This has worked wonderfully well
in the past - see the surveillance
state.' ... Somehow it alll seems
incongruous: In their national
anthem, Americans sing the
praises of the 'land of the free and
the home of the brave.' At the
moment, though, they are afraid
of each other and the world. ...
Is this the 'home of the brave?"

— COLUMNIST Konrad Ege
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PANIC IN THE LAND OF THE FREE


NATO, Daily Mail, Guardian, RT
Belgium, U.K., Russia
Russian Aircraft Over
Europe: Scare Mongering
or Legitimate Concern?

Over recent days, Western
media have been sounding the
latest alarm - this one about
Russian aircraft over Europe.
Is there something to these
concerns? Should the media
and public officials be alarming
the public over them? Or is
there some other agenda? Here
is the Daily Mail's latest 'five
alarm fire' report on the issue,
and reposts from Russia Today.

— Russian and Brtish Reports

FEAR MONGERING OR NEWS?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
How Will Cinema Deal
with the Islamic State?

"IS, the extremist group now
controlling large swathes of
Iraq and Syria, is also making
story-telling in the region
even more logistically hard,
as well as giving filmmakers
tales they don't want to tell."

— REPORTER Emma Jones
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ISALMIC STATE AT THE MOVIES


BBC NEWS: Roman Polanski
Freed in Poland after U.S.
Extradition Request


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Putin 'Believes What
He Wants to Believe'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"However strange, it seems
that the Russian president
himself believes what the
Kremlin's propagandists say
on TV. Moreover, it's as if
he also believed that his
guests - famous Western
experts and policy makers
- were ready to accept the
point of view of Rossiya 1
… A good number of them
would likely agree that
Washington, as they say in
Russia, 'broke some trees,'
and is responsible for a
good deal of nonsense.
But the view of Russia as
an empire of the good -
few are ready to accept. …
Vladimir Putin lives in a
reality he himself created -
and that is very dangerous.'"

— COLUMNIST
WacLaw Radziwinowicz

PUTIN PUZZLES THE WEST


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
GCHQ Views Data
Without a Warrant,
Government Admits

"Newly released documents
from the British government
reveal a lack of oversight for
how it sifts communications
data collected by NSA and
other foreign governments."

— CORRESPONDENT James Ball
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SPY MACHINE OUT OF CONTROL


Andrew Marr Show, BBC News
VIDEO: Jon Stewart on
His Film 'Rosewater'
W/ BBC's Andrew Marr

OCT. 18, 00:05:28

Jon Stewart on his directorial
debut - Rosewater. With him
is Maziar Bahari, whose life
the film is based on. Stewart
and Bahari discuss repression
in the Muslim world and the
absurdity of U.S. Middle East
policy and U.S. news coverage.

— JON STEWART ON THE
ANDREW MARR SHOW

STEWART: 'INCOHERENT' US POLICY

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Did Vladimir Putin Seek
Poland-Russia Partition of
Ukraine? Hardly Likely

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Why invite someone to feast
on a neighbor's body if one
can have it all to oneself?'"

— COLUMNIST
Waclaw Radziwinowicz
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POLAND-RUSSIA: UNLIKELY ALLIES


Warsaw Voice, Poland
Poland Appeals Human
Rights Ruling on CIA
'Black' Prison, Torture

"The judges said Poland
failed to stop the 'torture
and inhuman or degrading
treatment" to which the
applicants were subjected
by the CIA during their
detention in Poland.'"

— UK Defense Secretary
Michael Fallon

Publico, Portugal
Erdogan's Pandora's
Box: U.S. and Turkey
on 'Collision Course'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Contrary to the view of
Turkish President Erdogan,
Obama refuses to turn the
military campaign against
IS into one to speed the
fall of the Assad regime.
For Erdogan and his prime
minister - Ahmet Davutoglu,
Islamic State is a 'lesser
devil' when compared with
Assad. Analyst Soli Ozel
writes: 'Davutoglu is saying
that IS is the product of
rage - and if the source of
that rage goes, namely the
Syrian regime, then
such groups will also go.'"

— COLUMNIST Jorge
Almeida Fernandes
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DISAGREEING ON THE ENEMY


BBC News, U.K.
Britain and United
States End Afghanistan
'Combat Operations'

"Mistakes were made militarily,
mistakes were made by the
politicians at the time and this
goes back 10, 13 years. ...
Clearly the numbers weren't
there at the beginning, the
equipment wasn't quite good
enough and we've learned an
awful lot from the campaign.
... But don't let's ignore
what has been achieved.'"

— UK Defense Secretary
Michael Fallon

ARE COMBAT OPERATIONS 'OVER'?


ITAR-TASS, Russia
French to Decide on
Mistral Assault Ship Sale
to Russia in November

ITAR-TASS reports that the
French Defense Ministry has
told French Daily Liberation
that it would decide on the
already-delayed deivery of
the first of two Mistral copter
carrier/amphibious assault
ships France sold to Russia in
Novevember. Paris, after
feverish lobbying by the U.S.,
delayed the $1.5 billion sale
in September, but has never
said it would cancel the sale.

— NEWS ITEM, ITAR TASS
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WILL FRENCH SELL TO RUSSIA?


ITAR-TASS: Russia to Sue
France If Mistral Not Delivered

MOSCOW TIMES: Russia
to Build Own Helicopter
Carriers after Mistral Deliveries


Gazeta, Russia
Eight Months of War:
Gains and Losses in
the Ukraine Campaign

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

"What has Russia gained? Russia,
apparently, has gained Crimea.
Although formally it will be a
long time before the legitimacy
of the annexation is recognized
by the world, morally at least
- the peninsula is registered as
Russia's. The overall economic
losses from Russia's rejection
of the coup d'etat in Ukraine
are significant. Political victory
is not yet apparent, although,
as we know, in politics, in
contrast with the economy,
one must play 'the long game.'"

— EDITORIAL, Gazeta

RUSSIA IN UKRAINE: NO REGRETS


Daily Mail, U.K.
U.S. Ebola 'SWAT' Teams
to Rush 'Wherever' New
Victims are Identified

"The CDC Ebola Response Teams
will consist of 10-20 people who
can be sent to any hospital with
a new case is lab-confirmed, or
even before, if health officials
believe a person is very likely
to be infected with the virus."

— COLUMNIST
David McCormack
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SWAT TEAMS FOR A VIRUS?


REUTERS: Pentagon Begins to
Train Ebola Rapid-Responders


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Zuckerberg in Beijing,
Impresses Students
with Q&A in Mandarin

"Zuckerberg enjoys immense
popularity in China, despite
the inability of the country's
Web users to access Facebook.
While Zuckerberg’s Mandarin
was far from fluent, during
the 30-minute session he was
at times charmingly idiomatic."

— REPORTERS Alex Her,
Jonathan Kaiman

THE LANGUAGE OF THE REALM


Le Figaro, France
Apple-Facebook-Google:
Egg Freezing Programs
are a Peril to Humanity

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Over and above the intrusion
into the private lives of their
employees, I think we need to
discuss the manipulation of life
itself! Google, for example,
currently invests in extensive
research into defeating death.
Now they want to interfere
with the question of birth. Is
there nothing that can resist
Google? I want to add that the
couple, even life itself, will no
longer be able to resist, either.
We are observing a stupefying
seizure of power by these
companies, which are meddling
with the future of humanity."

— PHILOSOPHER, THEOLOGIAN
Bertrand Vergel
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TECH GIANTS: PLAYING GOD?


News, Switzerland
Apple and Facebook
Frozen Eggs: 'Eugenics'
by Any Other Name

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The rhetoric calls to mind the
debates on 'scientific progress'
in the 1930s. Any woman would
reject state-sponsored eugenics
- God forbid! On the other hand,
eugenics practiced by the private
sector - well that's another story!"

— COLUMNIST Regula Stampfli

EGGS: HITLER WOULD BE ENVIOUS


FAZ, Germany
Employee Eggs and the
'Cold' New World Order

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Have fun, yes, but please -
no reproduction! Because then
female employees wouldn't be
free for a few weeks. That is
why now these generous brave
new world corporations are
offering to pay to freeze the
egg cells of their employees -
so they remain fully-functional
as long as possible and give
birth as late as possible. ...
Even if everyone calls it a fad
- just a friendly invitation from
an employer to please set aside
the desire to have children, it
makes East Germany's Family
Policy seem almost humane."

— COLUMNIST Reinhard Mueller
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EGS TODAY - ORGANS TOMORROW?


Politico, Polskie Radio, ITAQ TASS
FALLOUT: Poland Speaker
says Vladimir Putin Wanted
to Split Ukraine w/Poland

"In 2008, Putin wanted us to become
participants in this partition of Ukraine.
... This was one of the first things that
Putin said to my prime minister, Donald
Tusk, when he visited Moscow."

— POLISH SPEAKER and House
Speaker Radoslaw Sikorski
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RADOSLAW SIKORSKI: POLAND'S JOE BIDEN



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ebola Exposing America's
Fear; Obama's Vulnerability

EBOLAMANIA

“The virus is a
metaphor for all
that conservatives
loathe, and sees
the president’s
policies under
renewed attack.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Der Spiegel, Germany
German Intelligence
Claims Pro-Russian
Militia Downed MH17

"The BND chief said Ukrainian
photos were manipulated and
there are details indicating
this. He also told the panel
that Russian claims the missile
had been fired by Ukrainian
soldiers and that a Ukraine
fighter had been flying near
the passenger jet were false."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel
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PUTIN AND RUSSIA: HANDS CLEAN?


ITAR-TASS: Duma Foreign
Affairs Committee Chief says BND's
MH17 Report Exonerates Russia


Izvestia, Russia
Deputy Chair of Duma
Defense Committee: 'U.S.
Needs War in New Russia'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"NATO needs Novorossiya [New
Russia] as a springboard to reach
Russia's 'soft underbelly. Today
they [the West] have one goal -
to draw Russia into the Ukraine
conflict. This way they could
continue their policies and
we would be injured or dead."

— Deputy Chairman of
Duma Defense Committee
Franz Klintsevich

RUSSIANS PREPARE FOR U.S. ATTACK


La Stampa, Italy
Of Oil and Ethnic
Cleansing: Allow Me
to Explain the Turks

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"The Kurds are a people who
numerically have a stronger
claim on statehood than the
mere 5 million Palestinians,
but unlike the Palestinians,
lack a public voice because
Allah decreed they be born
and live on a sea of oil - a
sea from which flows a river
of dollars to many, but above
all to the Iranians and Iraqis."

— COLUMNIST Mimmo Cándito
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THE DARK SIDE OF ATATURK


Reuters, U.K.
NSA 'Reviews' Deal
Between Tech Chief
and Keith Alexander

"Under the arrangement,
which was confirmed by
Alexander and current
officials, the NSA's Chief
Technical Officer Patrick
Dowd, is allowed to work
up to 20 hours a week at
IronNet Cybersecurity Inc.,
the private firm led by
Alexander, his former boss."

— REPORTERS Warren
Strobel, Mark Hosenball

TRADING ON U.S. SECRETS?


Trouw, The Netherlands
'Our Allies Were
Our Biggest Problem'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Vice President Joe Biden,
known for his loose tongue,
accidentally spoke the truth
last week. The poor man
had to grovel for his candor,
but he was absolutely right.
... the sheikhs and princes
eagerly use Islam to give
their authority a spiritual
touch - but sooner or later
it turns against them."

— COLUMNIST
Stevo Akkerman
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UTTERING THE TRUTH HURTS


Die Zeit, Germany
NSA Committee of
Inquiry Threatened
w/ Criminal Charges

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Committee members are
prohibited from quoting
secret documents and from
making public specific
events mentioned in them.
But they see it as their duty
to ensure that contoversial
incidents are investigated
and that the public is told
about maladministration."

— NEWS ITEM, Die Zeit

LAWMAKERS SQUELCHED?


Politka, Serbia
Putin Interview: 'West's
Attempt to Blackmail
Russia is Futile'

TRANSLATED FROM SERBIAN

"Seventy years ago, our nations,
for humanity's sake, united to
defeat the criminal ideology of
hatred that threatened the very
existence of our civilization. ...
Today it is important that people
in all our nations and continents
remember the consequences
that can result from the belief
in one’s exceptionality."

— Vladimir Putin,
President of Russia
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PUTIN WARNS ABOUT SANCTIONS


Trouw, The Netherlands
Vietnam Lesson: 'Elephant
Cannot Defeat Mosquitoes'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"The main lesson of the Vietnam
War, even before it ended with
the humiliating withdrawal of the
Americans in 1975, was that the
most powerful country on earth
proved incapable of utilizing its
superior military strength to
impose its will on a faraway nation.
The interventions in Afghanistan
and Iraq confirmed that conclusion.
... The elephants can kill every
mosquito they can trample upon,
but in the marshes, the swarm of
mosquitoes are quickly renewed."

— COLUMNIST Hans Goslinga

HAS AMERICA LEARNED ANYTHING?


Diario Economic, Portugal
The Enduring Significance
of FDR's Four Freedoms

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Nearly 70 years after Roosevelt's
death, his broad idea of freedom
is not only about the autonomy of
the individual, but a condition for
realizing human achievement,
and is as important today as it
was when it was formulated."

— COLUMNIST Vital Moreira
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FREEDOM FROM WANT AND FEAR


Publico, Portugal
Misnomer 'Islamic State'
Highlights Dangerous
Society-Wide Deception

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This manipulation of names and
concepts is everywhere to be
seen and poisons media discourse,
discredits political discourse
and creates a profound sense of
powerlessness among citizens.
... The question is: if the Mafia
names itself 'Sicilian Cultural
Association' and Goldman Sachs
renames itself 'Congregation
of Barefoot Carmelites of Wall
Street,' should the media use
such designations? Or should it
consider that the message
conveyed by the designation
is at odds with with - shall we
call it the truth of the matter?"

— COLUMNIST
Jose Vitor Malheiros

ISLAMIC STATE: WHAT'S IN A NAME?


World's Apart, Russia Today
VIDEO: Islamic State: Can
the Kurds Be Relied Upon?

Fadi Hakura, manager of the Turkey
Project at Britain's Chatham House,
one of Britian's leading think tanks,
talks to host Oksana Boyco about
whether the Iraqi Kurds will be able
to spearhead a ground offensive
against the Islamic State in Syria and
Iraq - and in the face of Turkey's
opposition and their own desire
for an independent state.

— RT'S World's Apart

ASKING TOO MUCH OF THE KURDS?

Die Zeit, Germany
BND Data Officer Tells
How Work with NSA
Trumps German Law

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"According to the BND's Data
Protection Officer Dr. F., BND
chief Schindler sees satellite
data as existing largely in a
legal vacuum as it is gathered
from space where German
data regulations do not apply."

— REPORTER Lisa Caspari

THE LONG ARM OF THE NSA


The Independent, U.K.
ISIL: U.S. Strategy
is in 'Tatters' as
Militants March On

"American-led air attacks
are failing. A U.S. failure
to save Kobani, if it falls,
will be a political as well
as military disaster. ...
Western Baghdad is now
under serious threat."

— COLUMNIST
Patrick Cockburn
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ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.,
Cuba 'Leads on Ebola'
as the West Frets
Over Border Security

"Big hitters such as China or
Brazil, or former colonial
powers such France and the
U.K., haven't been stepping
up to the plate. Instead, the
single biggest medical force
on the Ebola frontline has
been a small island: Cuba. ...
That a nation of 11 million
people and a GDP of $6,051
per capita, is leading the
effort says much of
the international response."

— CORRESPONDENT
Monica Mark

ALL TALK AND LITTLE ACTION?


GUARDIAN: Ebola - 'Fear Itself' the
Primary Issue for America and Europe

GUARDIAN: JFK Airport First in the
U.S. to Screen Passengers for Ebola

GUARDIAN: Ebola is Frightening; So
are Prejudices Outbreaks Provoke

OBSERVER: Forget Page Views
- Difficult Stories Need to be Told

OBSERVER: For Immediate Help,
Ethics of Research Must Change


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Let's Not 'Lose Our
Heads' Over IS Barbarity

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"In the miracle year of 1989, the
Berlin Wall fell and common sense
had prevailed. A quarter century
later, we need to take care not to
lose our heads. The world seems
more and more like an open air
prison. Progress now consist of
turning it into a closed one."

— HISTORIAN Dirk-Jan van Baar
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT BARBARITY


Guardian, Intercept, RT, U.K., Russia, U.S.
Snowden: His Girl,
His Movie Opening,
Greenwald at TED

With Edward Snowden's
girlfriend 'coming out'
and showing herself by
his side in the new film
about his life, Glenn
Greenwald making an
appearance at TED, and
a number of other major
surveillance-tied items
breaking in the last 24
hours, we've put it all
together for you here.

— SURVEILLANCE BUNDLE

A SNOWDEN WEEKEND


Die Presse, Austria
Use of Terrorists as
Foreign Policy Tool
Ensnares the Turks

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"If President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan had entered into
some blind arrangement
with the Islamists, it was
an unparalleled mistake.
Proving once again what
happens when one tries to
do business with a madman
like Baghdadi, he recently
threatened to kill Erdogan."

— COLUMNIST Duygu Oezkan
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BITTEN BY TERRORISM BUG


Die Welt, Germany
IS: America Finds
Itself in Israeli Shoes

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"It's almost as if there were
a standard that the West
applies only to Israel - and
then quickly forgets when
their own country is in a
fight with terrorists. This
could be called hypocrisy."

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

THE KILLING OF 'HUMAN SHIELDS'


Diario Economico Portugal
Ebola's Threat to the
Economy and Society

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"In a disaster scenario, Ebola
can cause millions of deaths,
but, before that happens, it
would cause such a panic
that it would devastate the
minimal trust which forms
the foundation on which the
economy and society run.
... When we observe a
performance like that of the
Spanish authorities, we learn
that at the level of political
and health incompetence,
anything is possible."

— COLUMNIST
Joao Cardoso Rosas
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THE DANGER OF PUBLIC PANIC


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
A Nobel Peace Prize
Favorite, Snowden to
'Appear' at Britian's
Observer Ideas Event

"We need to figure out how
(and whether) societies can
restore effective democratic
control over our security
agencies and whether the
technology that has enabled
comprehensive surveillance
can serve to protect privacy."

— OPEN UNIVERSITY
Professor John Naughton

HEADY TIMES FOR SNOWDEN


Die Welt, Germany
The New York Times'
'Strange Take' on Israel

"Public Editor Margaret Sullivan
lays out why she thinks columnist
David Brooks should have revealed
that his son is in the Israeli army.
What her argument boils down to
is that any connection to Israel
taints a columnist morally, because
she evidently believes that Israel
itself is a morally stained country.
With a little bit of imagination
and research, she might have
discovered that this is exactly how
many anti-American Europeans
and others view the United States."

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

Russia Today, Russia
'Putin the Peacemaker'
T-Shirts Go on Sale in
NYC Designer Shop

"The Peacemaker collection,
designer Julius Kasinskis says,
is set to show a different,
non-mainstream attitude in
regard to Russia's president."

— AUTHOR Nicholas Carr

ONLY IN NEW YORK?


Le Figaro, France
Stopping Putin and IS:
Neither a Cold War,
Nor a War on Terror

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Those familiar with recent
history know that the world
has changed dramatically
and are wary of deceptive
parallels. Be that as it may,
the temptation remains to
cling to experiences already
lived through. ... Obama
pretends that he doesn't
want to reprise Iraq or
Afghanistan, yet he repeats
many of Bush's failings."

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin
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REFIGHTING THE LAST WAR


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robots Really are Coming
for your Job, and You
Can Do Nothing About It

"The U.S. supreme court ruled that
corporations are people. And now
the corporations want to replace
people with bots. Guess who wins?"

— AUTHOR Nicholas Carr

FIRMS ARE 'PEOPLE,' BUT PREFER ROBOTS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
National Crime Agency
Would Restore Us to
Soviet-Style Surveillance

SPY-CRAZY

“There is no threat
to national security
that justifies the
kind of erosion of
civil liberties NCA
Chief Bristow seeks.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Chief of 'Britain's FBI'
says Public Must Give
Up Freedoms for Safety

"It is necessary to win 'the public
consent to losing some freedoms
in return for greater safety and
security . Snowden's revelations
have damaged public confidence
in our ability to access and use
data in an appropriate way."

— National Crime Agency
Director Keith Bristow
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NOT ENOUGH MASS SURVEILLANCE?


The Observer, U.K.
'In 1976 I Discovered
Ebola, Now I Fear an
Unimaginable Tragedy'

"This isn't just an epidemic any
more. This is a humanitarian
catastrophe. We don't just need
care personnel, but experts in
logistics, trucks, jeeps and
foodstuffs. Such an epidemic
can destabilize entire regions."

— Dr. Peter Piot

EBOLA: THE THREAT TO INDIA


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Obama's ' Experiment'
Proves Only America
Can Maintain Order

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Obama clearly recognizes
now that the United States
is indispensable as guardian
of a basic level of global
order, but doesn't want to
assume all the responsibility -
not to mention costs alone."

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter
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OBAMA: LEARNED HIS LESSON?


CrossTalk, Russia Today
VIDEO: Making Sense of
'Washington's Mischief'

OCT. 3, 00:24:12

In this edition of Peter Levelle's
CrossTalk, the panel attempts to
make sense of American foreign
policy and lack of debate over
the latest war within the United
States. Guests include Prfessor of
History at King's College Joseph
Loconte, CounterPunch columnist
Jason Hirthler, and author and
radio host David Swanson - an all-
American panel by the way. Note
is taken of the fact that ISIL is a
'product' of American foreign
policy - a statement of fact that
one will never encounter in the
coopted U.S. mainstream media.

— CROSSTALKING
U.S. Foreign Policy

WHERE'S THE DABATE ON WAR?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Reroutes Flights
to Prevent Catastrophic
Stampede of Walruses

"The Federal Aviation Authority
has re-routed flights, and local
communities have called on bush
pilots to keep their distance in
an effort to avoid setting off a
panic that could see scores of
walruses trampled to death."

— SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
Suzanne Goldenberg
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FAA IN WALRUS PROTECTION ROLE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Argentina President Blames
a 'U.S. Plot' for Debt Woes

"I'm not naive, this is not an isolated
move by a senile judge in New York,'
said Fernández. 'Because vultures
look a lot like the eagles of empires,'
referring to the bald eagle, the
national symbol of the United States."

— CORRESPONDENT Uki Goni

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Germany's Ramshackle
Military at Odds with
its Global Aspirations

"Recent reports suggest the
country's weapons systems
are in such disrepair that
Berlin actually has very
little to offer its partners."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel
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SO MUCH FOR GERMAN 'POWER'


Le Figaro, France
Outcome of Anti-ISIL
War Depends on New
Shiite-Sunni Dynamic

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The rallying of four Arab states,
which have joined the American
Air Force, thereby legitimizing
the bombing campaign on Syrian
territory, is above all symbolic. ...
The important thing is that the
five are Sunni and seem finally
to have realized that they have
given birth to a monster to wage
a war against the Shiite axis
directed by Tehran. The extreme
complexity of the overlapping
conflicts in the region makes any
outcome uncertain. One must
hope that the barbarity of ISIL
brings a profound enough
response to trigger a new dynamic."

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

WILL MUSLIMS COME TO THEIR SENSES?


Ouest, France
Globalization Makes
it Easier to Address
Climate Difficulties

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The formula remains far
from resolved. Yet at the
dawn of this new century,
it seems the globalization
of trade and information
will inevitably lead to the
finding of shared solutions.
Common sense says that
both should be focused on
reducing inequality and
repairing our ecosystems."

— EDITORIAL, Ouest
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A GLOBALIZED SOLUTION?


The Telegraph, U.K.
A New U.S. threat to
British, European, and
American Data Privacy

As if they haven't damaged the
market positions of American
tech firms enough, data-sucking
U.S. authorities are at it again,
this time by suborning the likes
of Microsoft, Apple and Google
to allow U.S. authorites access
to e-mails and other data held
in what is know as the 'Cloud'.

— NEWS ITEM, Telegraph

AMERICA: LAND OF MASS SPYING

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Climate Summit &
Merkel's 'Cerebral
Circuitry Overload'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The lament over Merkel's
absence ignores the fact
that her absenteeism is an
expression of chronic
climate policy fatigue. ...
The complexity of the
issue seems to overwhelm
our cerebral circuitry."

— COLUMNIST
Manfred Kriener
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TOO MUCH INFORMATION?


Le Figaro, France
The Workings of the
Islamic State Laid Bare

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"prisoners have told of having
been sodomized shortly after
their arrival. With humiliations
like these, IS seeks to regress
these fighters to the condition
of animals to prepare them for
committing the worst atrocities.
And as these sessions have been
filmed, the man thus abused
will be disowned by his family,
if ever he leaves the ranks of IS."

— COLUMNIST Georges Malbrunot

IS: HOW TO GENERATE BARBARITY


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
British Lawmakers Vote
to Approve Air Strike
Against Iraq 524 to 43

Government wins vote by to 542
to 43 – Cameron: ISIS needs to be
destroyed in Syria as well as Iraq
-- Miliband: 2003 war means U.K.
has responsibility to act now --
Read full motion on which MPs
voted -- Cameron and Miliband's
speeches and summary of events.

— REPORTERS Andrew
Sparrow, Claire Phipps

BRITS TO RETURN TO BOMB IRAQ

De Morgen, Belgium
The War on Terror
'Delusion' Lives On

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"May the question be asked
whether the intention to
eliminate the leaders of IS
or 'chop off the head of the
dragon' is a good strategy?
One cannot escape that the
successful attack on Osama
bin Laden failed to halt the
fundamentalist terrorism
he wrought. Under the
contrary - the idea that you
can stop to this barbarism
with even more repression,
more weapons and more
bombing may prove to be
a very expensive delusion."

— COLUMNIST Yves Desmet

MORE WAR: WILL IT WORK?


Le Monde Diplomatique, France
The 'New Cold War'

"Moscow will not allow
Ukraine to become a
rear base for its enemies.
Russia's people, inflamed
by nationalist propaganda
that is more extreme than
Western brainwashing (and
that's saying something),
won’t have it."

— COLUMNIST Serge Halimi

CAN ANYTHING BREAK THE ICE?

Breaking the Set, Russia Today
VIDEO: Chris Hedges on
Climate Corporatism and
the Need for Civil Revolt

SEPT. 24, 00:09:14

"We have undergone a corprate
coup d'etat in slow motion. Our
political system is now a form of
legalized bribery. ... If you defy
corprate interests, these very
powerful forces step in ... and
when they do they destroy you."

— JOURNALIST Chris Hedges

HEDGES: CALL FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

The Independent, U.K.
Chelsea Manning: 'Make
ISIL Fall on Own Sword'

BOMBOOZLED

“Degrade and destroy?
The West should try to
disrupt the canny ISIL
militants into self-
destruction, because
bombs will backfire.”

— WHISLEBLOWER
Chelsea Manning

The Independent, U.K.
America's Attacks on ISIL a
Likely Boon to Bashar al-Assad

ASSAD'S BOON

“In his Damascus home,
the Syrian leader can
reflect that the most
powerful country -
which only last year
wished to bomb him into
oblivion – now seeks to
bomb his enemies into
into the same oblivion.”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

TELEGRAPH: Syria Strikes:
Obama Undergoes
'Damascene Conversion'

SPECTATOR: Michael Fallon
says U.K. Should Reconsider
Military Action in Syria


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Blog: U.S. Air Strikes
Begin Against ISIL in Syria

"This is the Guardian's always good
-place-to-start Live Blog of the
initiation of U.S. and allied attacks
on Islamic State targets inside Syria.
It includes text, video and tweets
from around the Internet."

— REPORTER Matthew Weaver


THE BOMBING OF SYRIA BEGINS


Multiple Sources, Europe, Asia, Latin America
LIVE BLOG: U.N. Climate
Summit Opens in New York

This is the Guardian's live coverage
of all the action and climate-heating
gases being generated at the U.N.
in New York, as the world's leaders
gather to tell us what they intend
to do about climate change. Quoting
U.N. 'Messenger of Peace' Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio in his message to
world leaders: 'You can make
history, or you can be vilified by it.'

— GUARDIAN LIVE BLOG

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Blog: U.S. Air Strikes
Begin Against ISIL in Syria

"This is the Guardian's always good
-place-to-start Live Blog of the
initiation of U.S. and allied attacks
on Islamic State targets inside Syria.
It includes text, video and tweets
from around the Internet."

— REPORTER Matthew Weaver


THE BOMBING OF SYRIA BEGINS


BBC NEWS: LIVE BLOG:
U.S. Begins Air Strikes on
Islamic State Targets in Syria


Multiple Sources, Europe, Asia, Latin America
VIDEOS: Coverage of
People's Climate March

ELEVEN VIDEOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This is coverage of People's
Climate Marches in New York
and other cities from Britain's
Telegraph, Russia Today, CCTV
China, Reuters, Free Speech
TV, TeleSurof Venezuela, the
U.N., Euronews of France).

— 11 NEWS SEGMENTS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH

News, Switzerland
Islamic State: Preventing
the 'Conquest of Rome'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The well-known megalomaniacal
fantasies of IS jihadists, allegedly
supported by former generals of
Saddam, suggest this: The wet
dream of some of the murderers
seems to be the conquest of Rome
by the Caliphate. ... The calculus
is apparently to provoke an armed
escalation and ultimately, an end
-of-the-world style holy war."

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

PLANNING THE REEDUCATION OF IRAQ


Le Soir, Belgium
Beheadings: The
Devious ISIL Trap

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

" The greater and more brutal
the West's response, the more
these jihadis from Hell hope to
fuel a potent feeling of 'double
standards' across Sunni-Muslim
lands based on the fact that for
three years, the international
community has passively stood
by the martyrdom of a nation
- the Sunni majority in Syria."

— COLUMNIST Baudouin Loos
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IS: GETTING THE WEST'S GOAT?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Won't Commit to
Climate Change Aid for
Poor States at Summit

"'We're putting a lot of pressure
for them [wealthier countries]
at the summit on the 23rd,' U.N.
envoy and former Irish president
Mary Robinson told the Guardian
on the sidelines of a meeting of
the U.S. Agency for International
Development. But she added: 'I
know the U.S. is not going to
commit because I have asked.'"

— Special U.N. Envoy on Climate
Change Mary Robinson

U.N. ENVOY CALLS OUT WHITE HOUSE


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Assange on Secret Talk
with Google CEO Eric Schmidt

SEPT. 21, 00:24:15

Wikileaks Assange talks about a meeting
with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others,
how Google uses its search engine and
gears its business to actively support U.S.
'imperialist' policies, calls Google Glass
the realization of an Orwellian horror
because it places Google between your
eyes and the world, and describes
the impact Google has had on WikiLeaks.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

GOOGLE: AN ARM OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Climate March
- People Around the World
March to Demand Action

"Tens of thousands of people across
150 countries take to the streets to
march for action on climate change.
Dubbed the People’s Climate March,
it has been flagged as the biggest
global call-to-action on climate
change in history, they demand thet
world leaders take action on climate
change as they prepare for a U.N.
summit in New York on Monday."

— REPORTERS Melissa Davey,
Adam Vaughan and Amanda
Holpuch

CLIMATE: TO ACT OR NOT TO ACT?


Izvestia, Russia
Russians Must Prepare for
Lengthy Stand-Off with U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"If Russia endures, in five to ten
years, the critical foundations of
U.S. influence will wane. A new
system of payments and a reserve
banking system, international banks,
reserve currencies and financial
centers will emerge, thereby
accelerating flight from the dollar."

— REPORTER
Arnaud Focraud
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HUNKERING DOWN, COME WHAT MAY


News, Switzerland
Hedge Funds and Mega-
Drought: When Private &
Public Spheres Collide

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Suppose a mere ten-year drought
was to begin in Los Angeles, also
impacting the Central Valley and
Sacramento. It would soon spread
through Las Vegas and Phoenix, all
the way to West Texas. A horror
scenario? Yes - unless you happen
to be owner of the water rights."

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

WHO SHOULD HAVE THE WATER?


leJDD, France
The Islamic State:
What Paris Summit
Failed to Resolve

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"If all the world agrees
that the eradication of
ISIL also involves Syria,
the question remains no
less thorny, because an
intervention in that
country, unlike in Iraq,
happens to require the
agreement of its regime."

— REPORTER
Arnaud Focraud
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WHAT WAS RESOLVED?


Publico, Portugal
Caution: Captain America's
Weapons-Based 'Recovery'
May Be Hazardous to You

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Fifty years after decolonization, the
elites that rule the roost in the West
have learned nothing from history,
and continue to look at the world
through neo-colonial glasses as thick
as the bottoms of coke bottles!

— COLUMNIST Manuel Loff

IS WAR OUR ONLY FORM OF 'GROWTH'?


Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA 'Mapping Entire Internet'
and 'All Devices Connected to
It'; Spies on German Telekom

"Treasure Map is the mandate for a mass
raid on the digital world. It aims to map
the Web, and not just the large traffic
channels likes telecommunications cables.
It also seeks to identify all devices across
which our data flows, so-called routers.
... Furthermore, every single end device
connected to the Internet somewhere in
the world - every smart phone, every
tablet and computer - is to be made visible."

— Reporters Andy Muller-Maguhn,
Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach,
Mike Sontheimer, Christian Grothoff

NO PRIVACY FOR ANYONE, ANYTIME

Het Parool, The Natherlands
'Zionists Planned ISIS':
Justice Official's Tweet
Reflects Wider Problem

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Apparently, there are things that
aren't allowed to be said in this
regard,' suspended Justice official
Yasmina Haifi tells NPO Radio 1. She
was in the news due to her tweet:
'ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.
It's part of a plan by Zionists who are
deliberately trying to blacken Islam's
name.' The New Dutch Islamic Party
goes the extra mile in a tweet that
equates Zionism with the IS, and is
defended under free speech rights.”

—Ibrahim Wijbenga of the
Christian Democratic Party

MAKING POLITICAL INROADS IN EUROPE


Quadriga - DW, Germany
VIDEO: 'Incompetent Europe'
Needs the U.S. 'World Police'

SEPT. 11, 00:12:39

This clip from Deutsche Welle's Quadriga
program reflects the chaotic nature of
this moment in history. Former Financial
Times and International Herald Tribune
columnist Judy Dempsey & German public
radio reporter Burkhard Birke speak on
whether the world still needs the U.S.
'world police.' Both believe that is does.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

AMBIVALENT BUT WITHERING CRITICISM

BBC News, U.K.
Islamic State Crisis:
World Leader Pledge
to Support the Iraqis

"Iran, Saudi Arabia, regional
superpowers, back opposing
sides in Syria. They will look
closely to see if U.S. actions
indirectly help their rival. ...
Many argue that the British
and Americans tore open
sectarian scars when they
invaded Iraq, and now risk
making matters even worse."

— CORRESPONDENT
Jeremy Bowen

IS: THE CONFLICTED ALLIANCE

BBC NEWS, U.K.
VIDEO: David Cameron's
Entire Response to Death
of Aid Worker David Hains

SEPT. 14, 00:06:09

"We will do all within our power
to hunt down these murderers and
ensure they face justice, however
long it takes. ... they have planned
and continue to plan, attacks across
Europe and in our country."

— PRIME MINISTER David Cameron

DAVID CAMERON: 'DRAIN THIS POISON'

Hertener Allgemeine, Germany
'Generation 9-11': The
End of Innocence for
Americans and Us All

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"In terms of the consequences
of September 11th, there is
much in common between the
30 to 40 years olds in both the
U.S. and Germany. The 9-11
generation, which ranges in
age from the early thirties to
early forties, is now marked
by personal fears. There are
massive feelings of insecurity
due to collective experience
of violence on September 11."

— Sociologist and researcher
Dr. Daniela Schiek
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9-11: DISTURBING A GENERATION


Irish Times, Ireland
'War is Madness' Pope
Says; 'WWIII has Begun'

"In our world, behind the
scenes, there are interests,
geopolitical strategies, lust
for money and power, and
there is the manufacture
and sale of arms, which
seem to be so important."

— POPE Francis

IS THE END REALLY 'NIGH'?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Two American Senators
Live on Remote Island
for Reality TV Program

"The two say they approached
the network about creating the
series, Rival Survival, in part
because of their frustrations
with American partisan politics."

— CORRESPONDENT
Amanda Holpuch

REALITY TV MEETS U.S. SENATE

Le Figaro, France
As Shown Again in Iraq,
the French Must Reject
'Subjection' to America

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"This beneficial and necessary
alliance should not be turned
into subjection to America -
in a systematic alignment of
our diplomacy with hers. ...
This spirit of independence
was found again in the brave
2003 speech by Dominique
de Villepin at the U.N.,
imploring the United States
not to invade Iraq - and again,
history proved him [and France]
a hundred times correct."

— COLUMNIST Renaud Girard
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A CALL FOR FRENCH INDEPENDENCE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Using Terorrism
as a Tool Means
More Terrorists

"Governments sought
use of extremist groups
as proxies in battles for
regional hegemony, or
as a sectarian tool pitting
Shiite against Sunni and
Sunni against Shiite."

— FORMER FBI Special
Agent Ali Soufan

THE TRUTH DRIBBLES OUT

Financial Times, U.K.
VIDEO: At Saudi Meet,
U.S. and Arab leaders
Discuss the ISIL Threat

SEPT. 12, 00:03:37

FT reports that Sunni Arabs
find it 'hypocritical' Obama
wants their help after he
failed to act against Syria last
year, but that they realize
they 'have to play along to a
certain extent'. The report
also says that NATO-member
Turkey has already said it will
not take part in military
action against Islamic State.

— CORRRESPONDENT Simeon Kerr

LIMP RESPONSE FROM SUNNIS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Russian Coverage:
President Obama's Speech
on Use of Force Against ISIL

FIVE VIDEO SEGMENTS

Five news segments from RT
dealing with President Obama's
speech on the use of military
force against the Islamic State
and on the territory of Syria.

— NEWS SEGMENTS, Russia Today

OBAMA SPEECH: WITHERING CRITICISM

Der Standard Austria
ECB Move Tempts Collapse
of Global 'House of Cards'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Central banks have turned the
global economy into an enormous
house of cards that will sooner or
later come crashing down. Rather
than slamming on the brakes, they
are carelessly upping the ante.”

—FINANCIAL COLUMNIST
Andreas Schnauder

ECB CHIEF DRAGHI ROLLS THE DICE


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's Dilemma: U.S.
Appetite for Power and
Aversion to Political Risk

ITS LOSE-LOSE

“Americans want
him Mr. Obama 'do
something' about
catastrophes abroad
while withdrawing
from the role of
world policeman.
... It is running low
on carrots, and it
has broken its stick.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Daily Mail, U.K.
White House Denies Sotloff
Claims 'Moderate' Syrians
Sold Son to Islamic State

"These so-called moderate rebels
that people want us to support,
one of them sold him probably for
between $25,000 and $50,000."

—Sotloff Family Spokesman Barak Barfi

Le Figaro, France
Beware Perpetuation
of NATO Through Fanning
Flames Against Russia

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Whatever responsibility the Syrian
regime bears for the emergence of
the Islamic State, the priority is no
longer ousting a bloody dictator, but
preventing the creation of a jihadist
state at the heart of the Arab world
with networks leading straight into
European suburbs. ... The absence
of a strategy, however, mustn't lead
NATO to exacerbating a conflict with
Russia simply to perpetuate itself.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

DOTH NATO PROTEST TOO MUCH?


BBC HARDtalk, U.K.
VIDEOS: Presidents of
Ukraine and Georgia

TWO HARDTALK VIDEOS

What does the president of
Georgia, which was invaded
and lost territory to Russia
in 2008, think NATO and
Ukraine should do, give the
current tensions in Ukraine?
What does Ukraine's president
think of the NATO Summit?
Hardtalk speaks to both men.

— BBC HARDtalk

LEADERS AGGRIEVED BY INVASION

Stop TTIP, Germany
VIDEO: Citizens Initiative to
STOP Trans-Atlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership

01:09:49

What's wrong with the largest 'free
for multinationals' trade agreement
in history now being negotiated in
secret by governments owned and
operated by companies that stand to
benefit most from the treaty? This
video from the European Citizens'
Initiative against TTIP explains why
the treaty is rotten for the public
and agencies meant to protect them.

— When Free Trade isn't Free

SHINING A LIGHT ON TTIP TALKS

Die Zeit, Germany
Islamic State Barbarism
has Ignites Long-Absent
Muslim Soul-Searching

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The triumphant march of ISIL
has shocked the Middle East.
Barbarians rage in the heart of
the Fertile Crescent. Here the
alphabet was invented, the
first poems written, here lie
the oldest cultural and political
roots of humanity. This archaic
barbarism that may irreparably
destroy the ancient polyglot
texture of the Middle East, has
sparked a broad and self-critical
debate among commentators,
scholars, politicians, and citizens."

— COLUMNIST Martin Gehlen
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CAN THINGS CHANGE IN ISLAM?


Ukraine Orthodox Church, Ukraine
Ukraine Orthodox Church
Patriarch: Putin 'New Cain';
'Under influence of Satan'

"For all the blood that was shed at
your will, and the evil done by your
your order, your punishment will
be the same as the punishment
of the liar and fratricide Cain
- the curse and eternal damnation."

— Patriarch Filaret of
Ukrainian Orthodox Church

CHURCH CHIEF: PUTIN GOING TO HELL

Le Figaro, France
The 'Caliphate Effect': New
Horizons for Global Jihad

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"If ISIL doesn't always win people over,
it inspires - everywhere. The largest
Muslim country in the world, Indonesia,
has become alarmed by the growing
popularity of IS in certain segments of
the population. And here, in Europe,
an unprecedented wave of global
jihadists is rising up. Their return
from the front promises to be painful."

— COLUMNIST Arnaud de La Grange
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ISLAMIC STATE POPULARITY IS GROWING


BBC, VAZ, U.K. and Italy
VIDEOS: NATO Summiteers
Eat, Drink, Talk, Shop for
Arms, Watch RAF Aircraft

EIGHT VIDEO SEGMENTS

Precious little of significance ever
happens at these events, except
people get to know one another,
which is important on some level.
Although invariably, an ungodly
amount of money is spent on food,
security, enabling the delegates
to ignore protesters, and here,
the crass opportunism of the
weapons industry pandering to
NATO leaders on the cusp of a
two wars is truly embarrassing.

— Behind Scenes at NATO Summit

NATO SUMMITEERS HOBNOBBING

Russia Today, Russia
Russian Media on NATO
Summit, Ukriane Crisis

NINE VIDEO SEGMENTS

This is another of our regular
media narrative comparisons
on the Ukraine crisis. With the
NATO Summit now going on
in Wales, take a dip into the
storyline being offered the
public by Russia's English-
language broadcaster, RT.

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

TRUSTING WESTERN INTELLIGENCE

BBC, France24, DW, Euronews
European Media on NATO
Summit and Ukriane Crisis

TWENTY VIDEO SEGMENTS

This is the latest Worldmeets.US
media narrative comparisons on
the Ukraine crisis. This post shows
the narrative of Europe from the
BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle
and Paris-based Euronews.

— PRESSURE ON HIGH IN WALES

RUSSIA SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE

BBC, Guardian, U.K.
LIVE BLOGS: NATO Summit
in Wales - E.U. to Announce
New Sanctions on Russia

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NATO Summit: Where
Tanks and Fighter Jets
are 'Par for the Course'

"One of the more incongruous
sights at the NATO summit is of
military hardware strewn on
the greens and bunkers of the
Celtic Manor golf resort. ...
Parked near one of the holes,
close to a sign warning: 'Danger:
Golf In Progress from Right', are
an armored personnel carrier,
a tank and a fighter aircraft."

—CORRESPONDENT
Ewen MacAskill

CRASS WEAPONS COMMERCIALISM

Die Welt, Germany
West Must Not Allow Kiev
to 'Internationalize War'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Shall we die for Ukraine? ... That
Ukrainian president Poroshenko
and his officials are now talking of
an invasion does, of course, have
a political backdrop: He wants to
involve the West in the conflict. ...
The United States and European
Union should not give him his wish."

— COLUMNIST Ludwig Greven
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HOW FAR TO GO TO DEFEND UKRAINE?


Novosti, Russia
France Puts Off Delivery
of First Mistral-Class
Copter Carrier to Russia

"Russia's recent actions in east
Ukraine violate the principles
of European security. The
president of the republic stated
that despite prospects for cease-
fire, which is yet to be achieved
and put into practice, present
circumstances do not allow the
delivery of the first helicopter
carrier by the French republic."

— National Security Council of France

NOVOSTI: Industry and Trade
Minister: Russia Believes Mistral
Delivery Contract to Be Fulfilled

GUARDIAN: France Halts Delivery
of Warship in Protest Over Russia
Role in Ukraine


Gazeta, Russia
FLASHBACK: Only with
U.S. Help Can 'Northern
Civilization' Be Saved

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"We must permit our minds to
let go of memories, tormented
as we are by past grievances,
and understand that only with
the United States can the E.U. &
Russia save northern civilization."

— AMBASSDOR
to NATO Dmitriy Rogozin
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THE CHANGING WINDS OF POLITICS


Cross Talk, Russia Today
Ukraine in Retreat: Western
Narrative Threatens Peace

SEPTEMBER. 3, 00:24:41

The panel discusses the diametrically-
opposed narratives over Ukraine, and
the 'fact deprived' way Western media
depicts unfolding events in the region.

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

MORE FULL OF CRAP?: RUSSIA OR WEST?

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Despite Horror of Beheading,
'Glorifying Terrorism' Should
Not Be Made Criminal Offense

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"CDA Party leader Buma has asked that the
glorification of terrorism be criminalized.
The occasion was publication of disgusting
photos of the beheading of James Foley,
and parodies depicting other 'victims.' ...
Would such a criminalization be legally
possible - and would it improve matters?
... Many potential suspects would simply
'enjoy' being convicted. So much free
publicity (and if convicted - martyrdom)."

— ATTORNEY Feer Verkade
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TIME FOR LAWS AGAINST FREE SPEECH?


Cross Talk, Russia Today
VIDEO: How Much of a
Threat is Islamic State?

SEPTEMBER. 1, 00:26:59

Is the Islamic State being built
into a monolithic enemy for
the purpose of preparing the
American people for another
war/military intervention? Or
is this media demonization
just a way for policy makers
to cover their butts - just in
case something does happen?

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

IS: A TRUMPED-UP THREAT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: The Murder of
Journalist Steven Sotloff

Video purports to show beheading
of second U.S. journalist -- Release
falls two weeks after killing of U.S.
journalist James Foley -- 'A few'
Americans still held by group -- U.S.
State department: 'We are sickened'.

— REPORTER Tom McCarthy
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ANOTHER TERRORIST MANIPULATION


British Media, U.K.
A-List Hacker 'On the
Run'; 'Paid in Bitcoin'

The Daily Mail reports that
the culprit, who said he
leads a band of hackers, is
on the run, and accoridng
to the Mirror, he was paid
in Bitcoin for some of the
nude photos of celebrities
he stole from the iCloud.

—MULTIPLE SOURCES

2014 HACKED iCLOuD CAPER


La Stampa, Italy
Caliphate and Kobe Bryant:
Between Mafia and Sharia

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"More than a Caliph, Al Baghdadi has
the personality of the Godfather. ...
As he fights, rebuilds homes, profits
from crime and recruits terrorists,
Baghdadi would be laughing at the
'jayvee team putting on Kobe Bryant
jerseys' - if anyone took the time to
translate the naive text of the
very cultured New Yorker magazine."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta
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BAGHDADI: MAD BUT NO AMATEUR


Cross Talk, Russia Today
VIDEO: How Much of a
Threat is Islamic State?

SEPTEMBER. 1, 00:26:59

Is the Islamic State being built
into a monolithic enemy for
the purpose of preparing the
American people for another
war/military intervention? Or
is this media demonization
just a way for policy makers
to cover their butts - just in
case something does happen?

— CROSS TALK DEBATE

IS: A TRUMPED-UP THREAT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Two-Faced': Turkey is
NSA 'Partner and Target'

"Turkey is itself the target of
intense surveillance even as it
works closely with the U.S.
One NSA document describes
the country bluntly as both
a 'partner and target.'"

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach, Michael
Sontheimer, Holger Stark

BOTH ARE SPYING ON TURKEY

British Media, U.K.
Nude Photos and Data
on 100 A-Listers Leaked
by iCloud Hacker '4chan'

“An anonymous hacker gained
access to private photos on the
Hunger Games actress’s mobile
phone, and those of 100 others,
via Apple storage system iCloud.”

—MULTIPLE SOURCES

A-LISTER NUDES APPLE I-HACKED


BBC NEWS: 'Cloud' Concerns
After Celebrity Picture Leaks


Financial Times, U.K.
Republicans Must Regain
Foreign Policy 'Realism'

QUICK TO SHOOT

“Instinctive militarism
is now the Republican
way; force is answer
to every question.”

— COLUMNIST
Edward Luce

La Stampa, Italy
Reagan Sets 'Acid Test'
for Crisis-Beset Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Above all, he lacks the talent
which Gorbachev maintained
was most important in a U.S.
president: Barack Obama does
not enjoy, deep down, the
trust of the American people.
That is why all the players in
the Mideast - allied, neutral,
and deadly adversaries, feel
free to act against the U.S."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta
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OUTMATCHED BY THE GIPPER?


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Ukraine War: A 'Hopeless
Struggle' for the Lost East

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“As long as the Kremlin denies it
runs the show in eastern Ukraine,
honest talks cannot be conducted.
... So what's left for President
Poroshenko and Kiev officials to
do? They must prepare the people,
for better or worse, for the fact
that part of the Donbas region,
which is still in the hands of pro-
Russian militia forces, is lost.”

—COLUMNIST Cathrin Kahlweit

PUTIN GIVES NO GROUND IN MINSK


The Independent, U.K.
Barack Obama Refuses
to Decide: Fails to Act

NO BITE OBAMA

“Instead of a strategy
to deal with ISIL and
Russia, the presidency
offers veiled threats.”

— COLUMNIST
Janet Daley

OBSERVER: Britain's Best
Defense to the Terror
Threat is Global Action

GUARDIAN: Critics Hit
Out at Ashdown's Criticism
of 'Kneejerk' Response


Economist, U.K.
NATO Summit is Mr.
Putin's Wake-Up Call

"The meeting on September
4th will not have to spend
time agonising over what the
65-year-old alliance is for."

— ECONOMIST Analysis

TURNING POINT ON UKRAINE?

GUARDIAN: E.U. Leaders
Deliver Sanctions Ultimatum
to Russia Over Ukraine


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Economic Warfare:
RIP the Free Market
New World Order

IRON CURTIAN II?

“Russia is facing
damaging economic
sanctions, but this
also brings down
the final curtain on
capitalism's apparent
victory in 1989.”

— COLUMNIST
Larry Elliott

The Independent, U.K.
Meet the Frankenstein of
Saudi Arabia and Qatar,
or as We Know Them, ISIL

ISIL SLIPS LEASH

“After spending
billions, Saudi and
Qatari Wahhabists
are finding that
money cannot
and has not,
purchased loyalty.”

— COLUMNIST
Paul Vallely

Liberation, France
France has its Own
'Ferguson' Problem

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Commentators have urged
the American authorities to
fight discrimination more
vigorously. How about the
French authorities? There
may not be enough Black
members of the American
police, but does France
have enough Muslims in the
French police? ... Ferguson
is in fact not that exotic.”

—COLUMNIST Laurent Joffrin

NO BETTER THAN FERGUSON?


Keiser Report - RT, Russia
VIDEO: 'Les Miserables' ...
Ferguson and Bank Fraud

RealVideoAUGUST 26, 00:25:46

In this episode, Max Keiser &
Stacey Herbert highight the
connection between the crisis
in Ferguson and the massive
political and bank fraud that
continues with impunity in the
United States and beyond. An
excellent episode of pathos
and righteous indignation.

— THE KEISER REPORT

FERGUSON MAY SIGNAL A TREND

Der Spiegel, Germany
Violence in Ferguson:
Some Worry 'Things
Will Never Change'

“We're like animals to them,
ones they can shoot down
like deer. The police know
that most of us can't even
afford a lawyer. ... People
are completely powerless.”

— BLACK RESIDENT
of Ferguson Missouri

LOST HOPE OR NEW TRACTION?


BBC News, U.K.
NSA and GCHQ
'Leak Tor Bugs',
Developer Says

"British and American
intelligence agents
attempting to hack
the 'dark Web' are
being deliberately
undermined by
colleagues, it has
been alleged by Tor."

— TOR OFFICER
Andrew Lewman

TOR: IT'S SPY VS. SPY

THE INTERCEPT: Surveillance
Engine - How the NSA Built
Its Own Secret Google

BBC HARDTALK VIDEO:
Web Bringing Capitalism to End,
says Economist Jeremy Rifkin


Vatican News, Holy See
Pope Francis Calls Parents
of Journalist James Foley

“In the midst of their irreplaceable
loss, the parents of slain journalist
James Foley were called by Pope
Francis, who consoled them after
their loss and offered his prayers.”

— REPORTER Lydia O'Kane

POPE REACHES OUT TO FOLEYS


VATICAN NEWS: Pope Sends
Letter of Condolence to Family
of Slain Journalist James Foley

VATICAN NEWS: Iraqi Patriarch
Appeals to the World: 'Don't be
Indifferent to Our Suffering'


Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Beheading Shows 'Weakness';
Video Should Not Be Viewed

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“We all must take this barbaric killing
which has been so grotesquely exhibited
by those who committed it for what it is:
an admission of weakness and impotence,
a pathetic attempt to loosen a military vise.
Not looking at what the barbarians want
us to see is a way of saying, modesty - no,
we won't take part in this macabre game.”

—WAR CORRESPONDENT Jean-Paul Mari

IS THIS A TIME FOR SELF-CENSORSHIP?


The Observer, U.K.
Failure to Address Root
Causes of al-Qaeda Led
to Rise of Islamic State

ROOT CAUSES

“The causes that
led to the rise of
ISIL are all too
familiar - and the
Americans have
contributed their
share to them.”

— DUBAI ANALYST
Hassan Hassan

Berliner Zeitung, Germany
Zeal to Punish Snowden,
and Assange, Criminalizes
Keeping Public Informed

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“A shift in political consciousness
is taking place in the democracies,
especially in the United States,
which may lead to a situation in
which it will not only be possible
to eliminate the right to well-
informed participate in society,
but to criminalize that participation.”

—COLUMNIST Patrick Bahners

U.S. UNFRIENDLY TO THE TRUTH



The Independent, U.K.
ISIL: Talk of 'Apocalyptic'
Threat is Simply Childish

FEAR MONGERS

“Chuck Hagel and Martin
Dempsey were pure
Hollywood. They only
needed Tom Cruise. ...
Who writes this God-
awful script? Can’t the
U.S. Defence Secretary
and his joint chiefs
chair do any better?”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

The Independent, U.K.
West Poised to Join
with President Assad

"The U.S. has already covertly
assisted the Assad regime by
passing on intelligence about
the exact location of jihadi
leaders through the BND, the
German intelligence service, a
source tells The Independent.
This may explain why Syrian
planes and artillery have been
able on occasion to target rebel
troops, headquarters accurately."

— COLUMNIST Patrick Coburn

ASSAD: THE DICTATOR SURVIVES


Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
U.S. Police Now 'Auxiliary
Troops of War on Terror'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“After the mass murders of Sept.
11, the solution was for every
police station to be prepared for
the worst. Just as the U.S. wages
its wars like criminal actions by
the world police, local police back
home are drafted as auxiliary
troops in the war on terror.”

—COLUMNIST Patrick Bahners

WHAT ARE POLICE EQUIPPED TO DO?


Gazeta, Russia
Western Sanctions
Show Russians Cost
of Independence

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The sanctions show clearly
to all that the rules favor
the West. If that's how it is,
then so be it. If you want
to use them - then learn
them. If you don't want to
use them - that's your choice,
but just know what you will
be deprived of. Sanctions
imposed by the West, and
the ones we've imposed in
return, will prompt people
in advance to what this
would cost them personally."

— COLUMNIST
Andrei Desnitsky
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DEALING WITH SANCTIONS


Der Spiegel, Germany
German Spies, U.S.
Torture, the Islamic
State, Ukraine War

CIA's former point man
defends waterboarding;
Can ISIL be defeated by
Americans, Europeans,
Kurds, Iranians?; Berlin
cries then spies; and the
forgotten Ukraine war.

— FROM DER SPIEGEL

ROUNDUP FROM DER SPIEGEL


Polityka, Poland
'Drunk' Over Crimea,
Sanctions will Bring
Russia to its Senses

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"In the long run, Russia can
not live as is in a besieged
fortress and with its global
reputation in tatters. For
its own modernization and
development, it is Russia
who needs Europe and the
U.S.- and not the other way
round. In Russia, where
Putin enjoys strong support
today, forces will emerge
that will understand that."

— COLUMNIST Marek Ostrowsk
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WILL THE RUSSIANS BUCKLE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
James Foley's Murder Will
See Calls for Military Action
- Which is What ISIL Wants
PROVOCATION

“The 'war on terror'
has made jihadism
stronger than ever.
ISIL is being gladly
assisted by those in
the West who portray
it as a pure and unique
evil which must be
onliterated, granting
the militant group the
mystique it so craves.”

— COLUMNIST
Owen Jones

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Outrage Over Beheading
of U.S. Journalist: Live

This is the Guardian's live blog
of coverage, inculding text,
tweets and video, of the global
reaction to the beheading killing
of U.S. journalist James Foley.

— LIVE BLOG, Guardian

BITTER END FOR A GOOD REPORTER


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
ISIL Nightmare is
Not a 'Holy War,' it
is an Unholy Mess
POWER VACUUM

“It isn't religious
zealotry but the
collapse of state
power that makes
the clash in Iraq
feel like a return
to the dark ages.”

— COLUMNIST
Jonathan Freedland

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ferguson: Violence of
the State has Created
Violence of the Street

RACE ERUPTION

“Nobody in their
right mind wants
additional violent
protests. But, as
Reverend King
said, 'a riot is
the language
of the unheard'”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Polytika, Poland
'Collective Orgasm'
Over Crimea Pushes
Putin Into Invasion

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Russian president, an
ex-KGB officer, is hostage
to his own cult, which is
having a collective orgasm
over Crimea. He cannot
show the country, which
stands firmly behind him,
any form of weakness.
Will he unflinchingly lead
another generation of young
Russians to their deaths?”

—COLUMNIST
Adam Szostkiewicz

ALARMED OR PROPHETIC?


Izvestia, Russia
Convoy: If Russian
Patriotism is a Threat
to Business - So be it

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The interests of business
and those of the nation very
often do not coincide. When
the mood, passion, love and
indignation of the people boil,
then one must sacrifice the
interests of business.”

—COLUMNIST Eduard Limonov

PRICE OF RUSSIAN PATRIOTISM


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
U.S. Wields German
Spying on Hillary as
Post-Snowden Cudgel

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The United States has begun
to use information provided
by [German double agent]
Markus R. in its dispute over
U.S. espionage in Germany.
Clinton's intercepted phone
call is being taken as proof
that the Germans were also
spying on the United States."

— REPORTER COLUMNIST
Georg Mascolo

HOW MUCH DO GERMANS SPY?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Julian Assange
Plans to Leave Ecuador
Embassy in London

August 18, 00:26:30

"Throughout this entire time I
have not been charged. Europe
is meant to be a place where
the rule of law is respected,
and basic rights are respected
... but somehow a situation has
developed where basic rights
we thought were universally
held are no longer respected."

— WIKILEAKS' Julian Assange

ASSANGE TO MAKE BID TO ESCAPE

Le Soir, Belgium
Ebola: The Luxury of
Indifference is Gone

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"At first, the sick and hopeless,
were people who were distant,
poor, and superstitious. So they
died, and no one spoke of them
again. Today, being indifferent
to the suburbs of the world and
which face the greatest crises,
is not only morally wrong, but
a political mistake. It is also a
luxury we can no longer afford."

— COLUMNIST
Colette Braeckman

EBOLA: WHEN NO ONE IS DISTANT


Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Suicide as a Taboo: The
'Judas Iscariot' of Crime

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The number of victims of AIDS,
violence and natural disaster -
none compare with the number
of suicide victims. ... It isn't
discussed. ... It's no coincidence
that the person who committed
the worst crime - the betrayer
of God Judas - hung himself.”

—COLUMNIST Wolfgang Prosinger

WHY NO DISCUSSION OF SUICIDE?


Le Monde, France
France and the West
Must Help Middle East
Pick Life Over Death'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"It is the dawn of a decisive
moment when the region
swings to one side or the
other. Our role is to help it
choose life over death. ...
Today, resort to unilateral
strikes is not a solution. The
action cannot be taken
without a U.N. resolution.
We must not continually
repeat the same mistakes.
... Let us remember that
even without American
unilateral intervention in
2003, there would not have
been such a boulevard for
totalitarian forces in Iraq."

— FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER
Dominique de Villepin

THIS TIME, NO FRENCH VETO


Liberation, France
Belated Action in Iraq
Must be Coordinated

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"This tragedy, which has been
building for months, first had
to hit the minority Christians
for Obama to finally find that,
'the United States cannot look
away,' at atrocities committed
by the Islamic State. It's never
too late, of course. One need
only read reports from Najaf
and Sadr City to understand
the extent of the chaos in the
region and the imperative to
finally begin to act."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

HOPING FOR BETTER RESULTS


The Independent, U.K.
Racial Equality in
America Suffers
a Violent Setback

“The residual poison of
racial segregation and
discrimination has still
not been purged from
American society.”

— EDITORIAL,
The Independent

EQUALITY PROVES ELUSIVE


BBC HARDTalk, U.K.
VIDEO: Robin Williams
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED IN 1999

SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR WILLIAMS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robin Williams' Divine
Madness Will No Longer
Disrupt World's Sadness

CRUEL WORLD

"Is it melancholy to think
that a world that Robin
Williams can't live in must
be broken? To tie this sad
event to the overarching
misery of our times? ...
Suicide among the middle-
aged rose inexplicably in
1999 and has been rising
ever since. Could this be
a condition of our era?"

— COMEDIAN Russell Brand

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Robin Williams: the
Sadness of a Clown
that Couldn't be Fixed

NO SOLUTION

“Physical illness the
medical profession
understands. It knows
what to do when the
body malfunctions and
what not to do. Mental
illness, if illness is the
right word, seems lost
in some dark age.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Gazeta, Russia
'Successful' Russia Sanctions
Would be Nightmare for West

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“After several years, Europe and the
West may end up dealing with a nation
that is so firmly in the throes of anti-
American and anti-Western sentiment
that the Soviet Union will seem like
a close ally by comparison.”

—COLUMNIST Georgy Bovt

TOPPLING PUTIN: IS THAT THE GOAL?


The Economist, U.K.
Prostitution and the Web:
'More Bang for Your Buck'

"As paid-for sex becomes readily
and discreetly available online,
more people will buy it. Greater
awareness may develop that not
all sex workers are the victims
of exploitation. ... The internet
has disrupted many industries.
The oldest one is no exception."

— The Economist

PROSTITUTION: COMING OF AGE?

Diario de Noticias, Portugal
Africa Cannot Be Left to
Washington and Beijing

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Obama, son of a White woman
from Kansas and a Kenyan man,
has special reasons to promote
this strategic approach, but the
truth is that America knows
that as the leading power, it
cannot remain aloof to the
development of the continent.”

—EDITORIAL, Diario de Noticias

OBAMA: SHMOOZING AFRICA



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
1914: The Great War
has Become a Nightly
Pornography of Violence

WAR PORN?

“The centenary has
been seized as a
military propaganda
ploy. The So-called
lessons learned have
been either ignored
or utterly forgotten.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: 100 Years Since
Outbreak of World War I

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS FROM EUROPE, ASIA

It was 100 years ago today that
Germany and Austria mobilized
and formally began World War
I, also known for a time as the
'war to end all wars.' About 17
million people were killed as a
direct result of the hostilities.
Ceremonies were held around
Europe and as far as Singapore.

— EUROPEANS REMEMBER

THE 'WAR TO END ALL WARS'

Le Figaro, France
Gaza: The Roadmap to
Peace Must Be 'Imposed'
on Combatants

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Hope of eradicating the Islamist
militants by force makes no sense.
Other, even more extremist
fighters, would take the place of
Hamas. It is essential for Western
diplomats to take that decision,
impose it on Israel, and stop
playing the game of the Islamists
and their allies in the Arab world.”

—COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

DEALING WITH A BLOOD FEUD


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Former NSA
Chief Sued for 'Get
Rich Quick Scheme'

RealVideoAUGUST 3, 00:02:13

Former NCA chief General
Keith Alexander is being
sued for blatantly using his
knowledge of America's
secrets to earn $1 million
a month since leaving office.

— Ethics of 'Public Service'

GOLD INLAID REVOLVING DOOR

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Multinationals
'Abandoning America'

RealVideoAUGUST 4, 00:25:46

Max Keiser and his partner
Stacy Herbert look at one
of the most profound issues
of our time: how the major
coroprations companies no
longer have nationalities, in
other words, an allegiance
to any particular country.

— Disloyal Multinationals

FIRMS: 'NO USE BEING AMERICAN'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Israel Pulls an NSA on
Kerry: Eavesdrops on
Mideast Conversations

“Israeli intelligence snooped
on telephone conversations
by Secretary of State John
Kerry. The government then
used the information obtained
from the calls during talks on
the conflict in the Gaza strip.”

— REPORTER Fabian Reinbold

SPIES: GOOD FOR THE GANDER?


BBC News, U.K.
AUDIO: Wars, Lies
and Audiotape:
The Vietnam War

RealVideoAUGUST 4, 00:58:00

"What we know today is
that the incident that was
reported to have taken
place in the South China
Sea off the Vietnamese
coast didn't ever happen."

— GRAND DADDY OF
MODERN FALSE FLAGS

VIETNAM: NOW WE KNOW

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Drop Trade Barriers with
Russia, Don't Raise Them!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“If we want to build bridges to the
Russian people, we should counter
restrictions on the free movement
of people and goods, abolish visa
requirements and remove import
tariffs on Russian goods. The gap
between 'us and them' is precisely
what nationalists like Putin prefer.”

—Imre Wessels of the
Dutch Libertarian Party

TIME TO LOWER OUR TRADE GUNS?


La Stampa, Italy
Washington and Jerusalem:
Forces Beyond their Control

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Of all the wars we don't know how to
settle, none will so scandalize future
generations like the one that has been
raging between Israel and the Arabs
since 1948. Because after hasty Nobel
Peace Prizes for the martyr Rabin,
Arafat and Obama, after all of the
conferences, demonstrations, and an
abundance of tomes, the old fairy tale
of 'two peoples, two states' always wins
applause from the well-intentioned,
and earns good grades for university
degree thesis, but on the ground, in
the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem,
it is an impossible equation."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

WHAT'S A WANING SUPERPOWER TO DO?


Reuters, U.K.
Health Worsening, Ebola
Patient Heads to Atlanta

“The CDC is unaware of any Ebola
patient ever being treated in the
U.S., but five people in the past
decade have entered the U.S. with
either Lassa or Marburg Fever,
hemorrhagic fevers likeo Ebola.”

— REPORTERS Colleen Jenkins,
Julie Steenhuysen

PATIENT TO U.S. FOR TREATMENT


BBC NEWS: Growing Concerns
Over 'In Air' Transmission of Ebola


Gazeta, Russia
MH17: Guilty Rebels 'Worse
for Moscow than KAL-007'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Attempts to avoid economic collapse
in the country could pull us into a full-
scale war, possibly even a nuclear war.
the threat of total geopolitical defeat,
and to all of Russian civilization, which
is what this is, would push us to act."

— COLUMNIST Georgy Bovt

WHAT IF PUTIN'S HOLD IS THREATENED?


Izvestia, Russia
MH17: West's Version
of Events Only Hearsay,
Subterfuge, Hysteria

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

" The only question is - who
did it? ... What is in doubt?
First, the way the aircraft
dramatically changed course.
Second, the airline lost over
the Indian Ocean in April,
the fate of which remains
unknown. Third, the desire
of the Kiev authorities to
ensure that such incidents
continued to take place."

— COLUMNIST
Maxim Kononenko

VLADIMIR PUTIN: CLEAN HANDS?


Guardian, BBC, U.K.
Surveillance Reform
or Spy Whitewash?;
We Internet Lab Rats

THREE COLUMNS

This is today's surveillance-
related post, in which we
deal with the NSA 'reform'
legislation, and the way it
has become the common
practice for Internet sites
to 'experiment' with your
emotions by deliberately
lying to you about what your
information is being used for.

— NSA 'REFORM'; WEB LAB RATS

THE BATTLE FOR YOUR MIND

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Sara Firth, Ex-RT
Correspondent, Debates
Jon Stewart on State
Versus Corporate Media

RealVideoJULY 30, 00:07:00

"In this country, there are news
networks that just promote their
own agenda and if the truth
happens to be a part of it, gee,
what a nice bonus."

— JON STEWART TO SARA FIRTH

PROPAGANDA: CORPORATE V. STATE

Guardian, Russia Today, U.K., Russia
Struck by Huge Fine
Today, Russia Faces
Enhanced Western
Sanctions Tomorrow

THREE COLUMNS AND ONE VIDEO

Today was a monumentally
bad day for Russia and Putin.
Not only does it appear that
'tier three' sanctions from
the E.U., and U.S. appear
imminent, the Permanent
Court of Arbitration in the
Hague, a global institution
that appears to have real
teeth, has ruled that the
Russian government must
pay a whopping $50 billion
to the shareholders of
bankrupt oil firm Yukos.

— PUTIN'S BAD DAY

PAIN OF SANCTIONS TO COME

EARLIER EUROPE POSTS
Jerusalem Post, Israel
'Unbound' by Nuclear Pact,
Israel Mulls Attacking Iran

"Israel issued a stark public warning
to its allies with a clear argument:
The current proposals guarantee the
perpetuation of a crisis that backs
Israel into a corner; military force
against provides the only logical exit."

— COLUMNIST Michael Wilner

NUKE DEAL MAY NOT PROTECT TEHRAN


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
'Pseudo-Caliphate' Bell
Tolls for Saudi Royals

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"In that country, where entire
generations have been brought
up on the ideology maintained
by Daesh, the ground is fertile.
The discourse Daesh preaches
has been constantly taught and
hammered in by the official
religious establishment. The
'caliphate' is a the fulfillment
'ad absurdio' of this 'education,'
which has had extraordinary
means at its disposal to extend
and reshape religious life
throughout the Islamic world.”

— COLUMNIST M. Saadoune

THE END FOR SAUDI ROYALS?

Israel National News, Israel
CIA Blunder? Kurdish
Official Says ISIL Now
Has '200,000 Fighters'

"CIA puts ISIL's strength at no
more than 31,500, but a top
Kurdish official reveals that's
'impossible' given realities on
ground. ... 'I am talking about
hundreds of thousands because
they are able to mobilize Arab
young men in the territory
they have taken possession of.'"

— REPORTER Ari Yashar

FACT AND DISINFORMATION


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Decrypting the Arab
World Obsession with
Conspiracy Theories

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"What do three highly symbolic
events in the history of the
Muslim world this century - the
attacks of September 11, 2001,
the revolts of 2011 (the Arab
Spring) and the offensive by the
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -
have in common? ... All three
were catalysts allowing the
genesis and the spread of new
conspiracy theories. ... In the
Middle East, which is coveted
because of its geographical
position, its energy resources
and its hard coexistence with
the state of Israel, how do we
separate conspiracy theory and
the simple games of powers?”

— A PROBING LOOK BY
L'Orient Le Jour

OBSSESSION WITH CONSPIRACY

Daily Sabah, Turkey
Erdogan: America was
Discovered By Muslims;
Columbus Saw Mosque

"Muslim sailors arrived in
America from 1178.
Columbus mentioned the
existence of a mosque on
a hill on the Cuban coast.
I would like to talk about
it to my Cuban brothers.
A mosque would go
perfectly on the hill today.'"

— PRESIDENT Erdogan

THROW OUT YOUR TEXTBOOK?


Islamic State?, Internet
TRANSCRIPT: Al-Baghdadi's
Reported Audio Message to
Believers about Disbelievers

"O soldiers of the Islamic State... erupt
volcanoes of jihad everywhere. Light
the earth with fire against all dictators.
God has ordered us to fight. For that
reason the soldiers of the Islamic State
are fighting. ... they will never leave
fighting, even if only one soldier is left.
They will never leave fighting,
because they reject humiliation.”

— TRANSCRIPT:
ISIL Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

NO - HE WASN'T KILLED IN AN AIR STRIKE

Daily Sabah, Turkey
Anti-American Youth
Union of Turkey 'Sacks'
U.S. Soldiers In Istanbul

"Speaking on behalf of the mob,
Youth Union of Turkey leader
Ugur Aytac said the men were
'proud to be detained for this.
They [the U.S. soldiers] were
afraid. They should be because
we will not give them a rest.'"

— NEWS ITEM, Saily Sabah

U.S. TROOPS CHASED AND 'SACKED'


DAILY SABAH: Foreign Ministry
Condemns Anti-American Activist
Group Who 'Sacked' U.S. Soldiers


Kurdish Globe, Iraqi Kurdistan
The Americans Will
Not Change Baghdad

"The U.S. gave thousands
of its men and women for
freedom, liberty, and the
building of a democratic
Iraq. Yet now the Iraqis
themselves are obsessed
with sectarian, religious
and ethno-racist wars. ...
The Middle East considers
deception to be bravery,
losing as victory and the
greatest value to humanity
their graphic images of
beheadings, imprisonment
and bloody killing.”

— COLUMNIST Gazi Hassan

A WASTE OF TIME AND LIVES?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Washington 'Assumes'
Iran Deal is Coming

"Israeli officials prepare to
renew their threats to use
unilateral military force if
they disapprove of a deal.'"

— REPORTER Michael Wilner

NETANYAHU: 'IRAN WANTS BOMB'


JERUSALEM POST: Iran is
America's Enemy; 'Endangers
the Planet' - Netanyahu


Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: Islamic State
of Iraq Shoots Down
a Chinook Helicopter

RealVideoNov. 11, 00:02:32

"The terrorist group has
posted this video of one
of its jihadists shooting
down an Iraq helicopter."

— ISIL'S MANPADS

IS: AIR WAR NOW VULNERABLE

Al Ahram, Egypt
'American Terrorism':
Washington Never
Learns its Lesson

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"On 9-11, the United States
absorbed a devastating blow
from the al-Qaeda group,
and American blood was shed
at the hands of terrorists
who had been trained, funded,
armed and mentored by the
United States. ... It seems that
the Americans failed to fully
grasp the lesson of the terror
industry in Afghanistan, and
went right back into the
business in Iraq and Syria."

— COLUMNIST Abdo Mubacha

TERROR: A BIPARTISAN PURSUIT


Times of Israel, Israel
Temple Mount Crisis:
Kerry Tries Fighting
Flames from Paris

"There are those who
oppose peace, and people
need to not allow those
who oppose peace to
control what is happening
in the region. ... It is the
peacemakers that need to
control it, and they need
to take steps to begin to
move in a new direction.”

— Sescretary of
State John Kerry

BATTLE FOR TEMPLE MOUNT

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: U.S.
Elections: What Ever Happened
to 'Stiff Necked' Jews?


FARS News Agency, Iran
Top Iran Officials say
U.S. Midterms have 'No
Effect' on Nuclear Deal

"Both U.S. parties need Iran for
the 2016 presidential election,
especially the Republicans, who
are trying to create a change
in foreign policy. Therefore,
both parties will want s nuclear
deal and strategic cooperation
with Iran, notably to fight ISIL.'"

— Presidential Chief
of Staff Hamid Aboutalebi

CAN THESE MINDS EVER AGREE?


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Republicans Sweep
Into Power in Senate,
Uniting Capitol Hill

"U.S. President Barack Obama
will host bicameral, bipartisan
leaders from Congress on
Friday at the White House to
discuss a way forward
with divided government.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Michael Wilner

MCCONNELL TRO LEAD SENATE

JERUSALEM POST: For
Israel, Midterms Spell
Leverage on Iran Talks


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
American Voters Sending
Message to Obama, Iran

"Only a Republican-controlled
Congress can stop U.S. president
from allowing Iran to become
first Islamist jihadist state in
possession of a nuclear weapon.”

— COLUMNIST
Shoula Romano Horing

ISRAELIS ROOT FOR REPUBLICANS

YEDIOTH AHRINOT: Israel
Needs the Support from
Both U.S. Parties

ISRAEL HAYOM: Mr. Obama
Stares at Lame Duck Status

ISRAEL HAYOM: 'Deal with
Iran would be Reckless,'
Israeli Official Warns

ISRAEL HAYOM: Endless
Prattle with Iran will Go On


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Netanyahu Twin Tower
Cartoon is 'a New Low'

"Last week Haaretz published
a political cartoon that has
created a backlash the likes
of which make the 'chickenshit'
story pale by comparison.”

— COLUMNIST Ruthie Blum

NETANYAHU AS A 9-11 PILOT

The Analyst, Liberia
Tribal Chiefs Reject
Order to Burn Ebola
Dead as 'Abominable'

"The chiefs and elders said
it is absolutely wrong and
under Liberian culture,
abominable, for a body to
be burned. The traditional
leaders have therefore
called on the government
to quickly halt the practice.'"

— REPORTER Philip T. Singbah

EBOLA: CULTURE OVER DEATH


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
'Blackwaterization'
of Warfare: Obama
is Gambling on it

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Barack Obama, who has
committed not to send
GI's to the banks of the
Euphrates River, but
who hasn't breathed a
word about an eventual
'civilian' presence - is
gambling on it.”

— COLUMNIST
Christian Merville

WHO NEEDS A MILITARY?

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
U.S. Disavows 'Chickenshit'
Comment About Netanyahu

"Obama Administration officials are
trying to distance themsleves from
comments made by a senior official,
calling Bibi Netanyahu a 'chickenshit.'"

— REPORTER Yitzhak Benhorin

NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME? ...


YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Ingratitude in
Jerusalem, Loathing in Washington

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Islamic State
has Nothing to Do with Israel


Kitabat, Iraq
Shiite Leaders Lack
Conviction of ISIL's
Baathist Henchmen

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"Why haven't we heard that
popular formations - Salam,
Ashura, Akidah, Kataeb and
Asaeb [Shiite militias] have
surrounded the jihadis of
ISIL the way we heard that
Daesh had surrounded army
units committing massacres
at Camp Speicher, Mosul,
Jarf Al Sakhr, Diala, Anbar,
etc.? ... Perhaps the sense
of conviction of leaders of
these popular militias - the
ones Maliki put in charge
of the lives of our troops -
lack the commitment shown
by Saddam's Baathist leaders?”

— COLUMNIST Diya' Al Jaburi

SHIITE-SUNNI INFIGHTING

Islamic State, Internet
VIDEO: ISIL Hostage,
Briton John Cantlie,
Subborned in Kobani

OCT. 27, 00:05:33

Once again, the propaganda
people of the Islamic State
have put war reporter and
hostage John Cantlie to use,
in order to tell the world
that the town of Kobani in
Syria, the scene of fighting
between Kurdish fighters
and the terrorists, not to
mention US-led coalition air
strikes, is now almost totally
in the hands of the terrorists.

— ISIL PROPAGANDA

ISIL: IN CONTROL OF KOBANI?

Yedoith Ahronot, Israel
Finance Minister
Warns 'Israel-U.S.
Relations in Crisis'

"There is a crisis with
the Americans and it
needs to be addressed
as a crisis. We mustn't
pretend there isn't a
crisis. Our ties with
the U.S. are vital and
everything that can
be done must be
done to end this crisis.”

— REPORTER
Moran Azulay

YAIR LAPID SOUNDS ALARM

Hurriyet, Turkey
On Mistaken Airdrop,
Erdogan Tells Obama
'I Told You So'

"Now we are in the fourth
day and Kobane hasn't fallen.
Now it is understood that
what's been done is wrong.
Some of those weapons are
now in ISIL hands. To whom
are you offering support?
There may be more rational,
results-oriented ways, not
for the sake of appearances."

— Turkey President Erdogan

AIR STRIKES 'ALL FOR SHOW'?


HURRIYET: Turkey says U.S.
'Aiding Terrorists' in Kobani

DAILY SABAH: Turkey Needs
to Revisit 'Kurdish Reality'


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Toppling Saddam and
Qaddafi, West Injected
'Sectarian Poison'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The most ironic thing is to
read Tony Blair preach the
confrontation against Islamist
extremism and call for the
eradication of Daesh when
he, with his boss George W.
Bush, spawned the group.”

— COLUMNIST K. Salim

HAVE WE MADE THIS MESS?

FARS News Agency, Iran
U.S.-Led War on ISIL will
Bankrupt House of Saud

"There is a reason why the detail-
oriented Pentagon accountants
are so careful about calculating
the astronomical costs of the
illegal air wars in Iraq and Syria:
Saudi Arabia is footing the bill.
So not surprisingly, the political
class in Washington is in no hurry
to wrap up its 'ineffective air
campaign' against proxy forces
designed by the White House."

— EDITORIAL, FARS News Agency

ARE SAUDIS MAKING A MISTAKE?


Kitabat, Iraq
Iraqis Turn Battle
Against Daesh into
Sunni-Shiite War

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"One speaker described
the war against Daesh as
being between the camp
of Ali [Shiites] and the
camp of Muawiyah [Sunnis]
- may Allah bless them
both. ... In giving the
atmosphere a sectarian
dimension and seeking
to stoke the passions of
followers, this speaker
forgot or pretended to
forget that a broad
international coalition
led by the 'Great Satan' is
also fighting Daesh. What
camp would he place the
coalition - with whose
descendants does it belong?!”

— COLUMNIST
Hadi Nada Al Maliki

FIGHTING THE WRONG ENEMY?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Daesh in Iraq: Taking
Shelter Behind the
Americans 'Shameful'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"Today, sadly, we hear voices
from Anbar who abandoned
all their values, honor and
manliness. They have openly
declared their desire to have
U.S. troops help rid them of
Daesh. They forget that Daesh
is a puppet of the U.S. and
Israel - which know Daesh and
manipulate it. Taking shelter
behind foreigner is shameful
and will not be expunged for
years or decades. Taking cover
behind a foreigner will offer
Daesh the chance to stay
and grow even stronger.”

— COLUMNIST
Hadi Nada Al Maliki

A U.S.-ISRAELI HIDDEN HAND?

Liberte, Algeria
Global Terror - but No
Global War to Oppose It

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Each country in the coalition is
fighting its own war. As is the
case with France and its penny-
pinching air strikes, it is clear
that the militaries involved in
the operation are constrained:
they are economizing on bombs
and their stockpile of missiles is
limited. As for the Arab states,
which for the most part were
involved in establishing and
equipping the Islamic State, the
nature of their contribution
remains almost a total mystery."

— COLUMNIST
Mustapha Hammouche

LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN WAR


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Clooney-Alamuddin
Marriage 'Annulled'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

A 'We Love Lebanon with
Amal and George' campaign
was begun by civil society
groups ties to the March
14th Alliance. Supporters
of the March 8th Movement
responded with their own
campaign: 'Be Beautiful and
Get Married.' Rapidly, the
social networks were on
fire. Disputes blew up.
Accusations were traded.
'Friends' were 'unfriended.'
The government met again,
and after heated debate,
decreed it would continue
in session. ... By the end of
the afternoon, two lawyers
and three actors had been
kidnapped. … Then
the electricity was cut.”

— AUTHOR Claude El-Khal

ARGUMENTATIVE LEBANESE

Al Arabiya, UAE
Turks Deny they Approved
Use of Air Base at Incirlik

"Turkey denied on Monday having
granted the United States access
to its Incirlik air base to be used
for attacking Islamic State of Iraq
and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria."

— NEWS ITEM, Al-Arabiya

TURKEY: NYET TO INCIRLIK AIR BASE


Hurriyet, Turkey
ISIL: Turkey Must Correct
'Misperceptions' of Allies

" It is of great importance for
Turkey to take steps to correct
the misperceptions that have
spread from its own region to
Europe and from NATO to the
U.N. This can only be done by
recalibrating its position vis-a-
vis Syria and the fight against
the brutality of Islamic State.”

— COLUMNIST Serkan Demirtas

WILL TURKS ALTER PRIORITIES?

Hurriyet, Turkey
Turkey Must Set Aside
Obsession with Assad
to Deal Islamic State

"As for al-Assad, it's true that
his regime is evil and deserves
all sorts of condemnation, but
Ankara has to realize that ISIL
is now an independent threat,
with its own mania and blood
lust. Therefore, the we-will-
not-fight-ISIL-unless-al-Assad-
is-also-fought mantra should
be set aside, and ISIL must be
confronted as a threat of its
own, not as a mere 'symptom'
of the Bashar al-Assad disease.”

— COLUMNIST Mustafa Akyol

TIME FOR ANKARA TO 'TALK TURKEY'

DAILY SABAH: Blaming Turkey for
Losses in Kobani a 'Failure of Logic'

ZAMAN: Biden Reveals Turkey
to be Source of Instability in U.S. Eyes

DAILY SABAH: Turkey Cannot
'Clean the Mess of Others' Alone

DAILY SABAH: The Case Against
Turkey Military Engagement in Syria


Daily Sabah, Turkey
Turkey Proposes 'All-Syrian'
Force to Defeat Islamic State

"According to this strategy, U.S.-led
coalition would hit the bases in Syria,
while the newly emerged force will
structure the country. This newer
power should consist of only Syrians
from all fractions of the country, as
is with the Syrian National Coalition.”

— PRIME MINISTER Ahmet Davutoglu

SERIOUS - OR FACE-SAVING NOTION?

The Analyst, Liberia
What Liberians Can Learn
from Death of Eric Duncan

"Can the death in a U.S. hospital of
Ebola-infected Eric Duncan teach us
anything? ... We think it surely can.
The first lesson to learn is that none
of us should take Ebola for granted.
It can be, and it often indeed is, a
death sentence, although as we've
seen in the case of many survivors,
it doesn't have to be. Then there is
a lesson we Liberians have a hard
time learning: The Americans, like
most other peoples, know how to
look after one another. Do we in
Liberia? NO! We prefer looking
after others rather than our own.
See how two Lebanese rapists who
viciously assaulted Liberian women
were freed by Liberian courts. ...
What is the lesson there?"

— EDITORIAL, Daily Observer

LIBERIANS PONDER DUNCAN'S DEATH


The Analyst, Liberia
Lawyer will 'Put Liberia
Government on Trial' if
Ebola Carrier Prosecuted

"We continue to commit moral sin
and ethical transgression against
the poor and weak. ... We ignore
their needs and demands, we
reward their abusers, turn a blind
eye to the theft and abuse that
deprive them of essential social
services including health care, yet
we are anxious to punish them,
even before we gather all the
facts. This must stop!"

— Former Public Works
Minister and Human Rights
Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods

SHOULD EBOLA CARRIER FACE TRIAL?


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Obama's Loose Lips
May Sink Anti-ISIL Ship

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Transparency is all well and
good, except precisely in time
of war - and we have never
seen a power parade its own
shortcomings so stupidly. ...
The virtuous Obama, with the
concern he has for the lives
of his Marines, would be well-
inspired to follow the advice
of the exceptionally devious
Richard Nixon: never tell the
enemy what you will do, or
what you won't ...”

— COLUMNIST Issa Goraieb

SHOULD OBAMA SHUT HIS FACE?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Two are Reportedly
Killed by Explosion in
Iran Nuclear Facility

"The powerful explosion
blew out the windows of
buildings up to seven mile
away, and eyewitnesses
could observe the blast
from a distance. Parchin is
a base where Israel and
the IAEA suspect the Islamic
Republic is attempting to
develop a nuclear device.

— IRAN President
Hassan Rouhani

ISRAEL: BOMB BOMB IRAN?


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israel's 'Secret War'

"These operations and many
others undertaken by IDF
units and the State of Israel's
security forces, contribute
greatly to the security of the
citizens of Israel. ... This is
the place to acknowledge
and thank the handful of
people who do so much to
safeguard our security."

— ADMIRAL Eli Marom,
Commander of the
Israeli Navy 2007-2011

Daily Observer, Liberia
Ebola in Liberia:
Eric Duncan and the
'Price of Deception'

"Duncan's failure to level
with the screening team
at Roberts International
Airport is the most
unfortunate thing about
this episode. ... He must
have suspected or known
that he had come into
contact with a possible
Ebola victim. While
pregnant women do
often omit, it doesn't
tend to takes their lives.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Observer

DUNCAN: SHAME OF LIBERIA

Khaleej Times, U.A.E.
War on ISIL Presents Obama
with a Historic Opportunity

"Obama has an opportunity in disaster
to address the root causes of unrest
across the world inspired by religion,
geography and ethnic prejudice. All
he has to do is deal with historic
discords ranging from the issue of
Palestinian statehood to injustices
against badly-treated communities in
the Middle East, Asia and Africa."

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

Daily Observer, Liberia
Ex-Employer says Ebola
Carrier Knew He Had
Virus as He Fled to U.S.

"A source at his former employer
at FedEx in Monrovia said Duncan
apparently knew he was suffering
from the virus, and that his best
chance of survival was to reach
America, which is a position that
a source from his family denied.”

— REPORTER Omari Jackson

MAY HAVE FLED TO U.S. FOR CARE

Salone Monitor, Sierra Leone
Tribal Chiefs and Witch
Doctors Need to Shut
Up on Spread of Ebola

"This has nothing to do with
'Juju medicine men' and other
superstitious mechanisms that
have failed. This is about the
application of appropriate
scientific approaches and logistics
designed to find constructive,
transparent and proven results
that everyone can see and
understand. ... Claims by tribal
chiefs that exaggerate declines
of the disease in their chiefdoms
obscure the reality of its spread.”

— COLUMNIST Ahmed Kanu

AFRICAN TRIBAL LIFE VS. EBOLA

Salone Post, Sierra Leone
Ebola in Sierra Leone: 'Our
Doctors are Dying and the
World is Letting them Die'

"Where is the world? Our doctors
are dying. Our nurses are dying.
Our lab technicians are dying and
yet help does not come. The only
medical professionals getting life-
saving treatment are foreigners
- people from the U.S.and E.U.”

— Miata Jambawai, Country
Program Manager, The Aids
Healthcare Foundation

SIERRA LEONE: CORRUPT, STRICKEN

Israel Hayom, Israel,
Netanyahu's Message
to Obama: 'Iran More
Dangerous than ISIS'

"There is no reason to make
make concessions to Iran due
to fears about Islamic State. ...
The Iranians have only one goal
- a military nuclear capability."

— UNIDENTIFIED Israeli Official

NETANYAHU: IRAN WORSE THAN ISIS


JERUSALEM POST: The U.S. and
Israel: The Art of Disagreement


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Anti-ISIL Arabs Have
Much to Answer for

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

It is Islam itself in its essence
and values that threatens us
all with this barbaric sham of
Islam - that is of allegedly
divine inspiration. In this case,
to confront ISIL by all possible
means is above all the business
and the responsibility of Sunnis.”

— COLUMNIST Issa Goraieb

ANTI-ISIL: PARTNERS IN ARMS?

Azzaman, Iraq
Saddam's Nephew Called
'Chief Culprit' in Massacre at
Former U.S. Camp Speicher

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"The tribes of east Tikrit formed two
cells to track down and assassinate the
armed Daesh militants involved in the
crime, after receiving news that there
were Iraqi Army troops who were
kidnapped and still alive at Speicher.
... It was also reported that nephew
of Saddam - Ibrahim Sabawi Ibrahim
al-Hassan - is suspected of being the
chief culprit in the Speicher crime.

— REPORTER Mazen Abdul Hamid

FAMILY BUSINESS: NEPHEW JOINS IS


Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: Hostage John
Cantlie Warns America,
Allies of 'Gulf War III'

RealVideoSept. 23, 00:05:37

"Eighteen years into our war
with the Islamists, the U.S.
government has given no
public sign that it has even the
slightest awareness of what
its enemies are fighting for."

— IS HOSTAGE John Cantlie

PROPAGANDA: CANTLIE EPISODE II

Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: 'Lend Me Your
Ears': Hostage John
Cantlie Suborned to
Speak for Kidnappers

RealVideoSept. 18, 00:03:22

"Over the next few programs,
I'm going to show you the
truth as the Western media
tries to drag the world back
into the abyss of a war with
the Islamic State. After two
disastrous and unpopular wars,
why are our governments so
keen to get involved in yet
another unwinnable conflict?"

— IS HOSTAGE John Cantlie

PROPAGANDA: ISIL'S NEW TRICK

Tehran Times, Iran
Rouhani Calls Anti-ISIL
Coalition 'Terrorist
Backers' and a 'Joke'

"The anti-terrorism coalition,
comprised of countries that
have trained, equipped and
financially backed terrorist
groups is like a joke . ...
However, any country that
sincerely announces that it
intends to fight terrorism
from now on, we accept it.

— IRAN President
Hassan Rouhani

CALLS OUT COALITION HYPOCRITES


Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: Islamic State
Propaganda Video
Laughably Not Scary

RealVideoSept. 18, 00:01:02

This video is not 'slick', it is
not 'well produced' and it is
not 'scary.' Ask yourself why
CNN, FOX News and MSNBC
had to spent all day telling
us how savvy and talented it
shows us the terrorists are.

— MANAGING EDITOR
William Kern

MAINSTREAM SCARE MONGERING

Daily Star, Lebanon
Shame on Iran, Russia
for 'Propping Up Assad'

"Russia, Iran are indignant over
plans by the U.S.-led coalition to
intervene in Syria to battle ISIL,
and are using the terms 'national
sovereignty' and 'international
law' without any regard for the
intelligence of people who have
been carefully watching the news.

— EDITORIAL, Tehran Times

ASSAD AND ISIL: DEVILISH CHOICE


Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: ISIL Terrorists
Behead British Aid
Worker David Haines

RealVideoSept. 13, 00:02:28

"You entered voluntarily into
a coalition with the United
States against the Islamic State
just as your predecessor Tony
Blair did following a trend
amongst our Prime Minsters
who can't find the courage
to say no to the Americans."

— MURDERER of David Baines

ISIL PROPAGANDA CONTINUES

L'Expressions, Algeria
'Truth Will Come
Out' of West's Hand
Behind Terrorism

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The truth will come out
and the world will know
that the United States and
the more proactive states
of Europe are no strangers
to cross-border terrorism
and to the disorder now
threatening world security.

— COLUMNIST Karim Mohsen

THE SOURCES OF TERRORISM


Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: New Government in
Iraq: United and Inclusive?

RealVideoSEPTEMBER 9, 00:24:55

Panelists include former Iraqi Vice
President Tariq al-Hashimi - who
was charged with running a murder
hit-squad and chased out of Iraq by
now-ousted Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki, Ahmed Rushdi - director
House of Iraqi Expertise Foundation,
and Ghassan Al Attiyah - founder
and director of the Iraq Foundation
for Development and Democracy.

— Iraq's New Government

BAGHDAD: BETTER THAN BEFORE?

Tehran Times, Iran
'Caliph' Baghdadi is Jewish
Mossad Agent 'Simon Elliot'

"According to sources linked to Edward
Snowden and uncovered by the Iranian
intelligence services, al-Baghdadi is in
fact Simon Elliot, a Jewish agent for the
Zionist intelligence agency Mossad. The
plan was to invade countries which
constitute a threat to the Israeli entity
to establish the biblical 'Greater Israel.'”

— COLUMNIST Yuram Abdullah Weiler

IS THE NEW CALIPH AN 'APOSTATE!'


Al-Arabiya, U.A.E.
Al-Jazeera Arabic Casts
Doubts on the Beheading
Videos of U.S. Reporters

"Al Jazeera ridiculed the horrific
beheading of James Foley and
Steven Sotloff as 'Hollywood'
casting, saying the executions
were 'unconvincing' and could
be used as a pretext for a
Western intervention in Syria."

—NEWS ITEM, Al-Arabiya

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Netanyahu Hails Legendary
Jewish Comedian Rivers as
a 'Vocal Supporter of Israel'

"She was proud of her Jewish heritage
and a vocal supporter of Israel. We
will miss her deeply and we send our
heartfelt condolences to her family.”

— PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu

COMEDIAN JOAN RIVERS IS DEAD AT 81


Al-Arabiya, U.A.E.
ISIL: Bruised, Desperate
for 'American Targets'

"In its videos, ISIL calls on U.S.
President Obama to leave Iraq
and what it refers to as Muslim
lands. Fact is, its brutality against
Iraqis is what reengaged a risk-
averse president in a war he
was always opposed to waging."

—COLUMNIST Joyce Karam

PULLING UNITED STATES BACK IN

AL-ARABIYA: ISIL Leader's
Top Aide Killed in Air Strike


Debka File, Israel
Amid Trail of Atrocities,
World Leaders Call on
Someone Else to Stamp
Out the Terrorist Disease

"Hoping against hope to jerk them
into action, Saudi King Abdullah on
Saturday issued a wake-up call, and
asked Western ambassadors to pass
on an urgent message to leaders:
Terrorism at this time is an evil
force that must be fought with
wisdom and speed. ... If neglected
I'm sure after a month it will arrive
in Europe and then in America."

— DEBKA FILE Analysis

BUCK PASSING ON ISLAMIC STATE


JERUSALEM POST: U.S. Seeks
Global Coalition Against ISIL

ISRAEL HAYOM: War on Jews:
Europe and Now America


L'Expressions Algeria
Old Racial Demons Emerge
Again in Land of Uncle Sam

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It was thought that racism against the
Black population of the United States
had disappeared with the Klu Klux Klan.
... Any doubts were thought to have
been dispelled when, for the first time
in its history, America elected Barack
Obama. ... We forgot that there are
those who are 'experts' at reopening
old sociological wounds, and choosing
the most conducive time and place
to inject their poison.”

— COLUMNIST Zouhir Mebarki

LIKE FRENCH 'PSYCHOLOGICAL TERROR'?

Israeli Innovation News, Israel
Putin a 'Romantic Loner'
and Obama 'Mistrustful':
According to New Israeli
Personality Algorithm

"Ben Gurion University's computer-
based personality profiling method
can decipher the actual feelings of
politicians. The subjects include
Presidents Obama and Putin, and
whistleblower Edward Snowden."

— COLUMNIST Maya Yarowsky

READING MINDS OF WORLD LEADERS


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Ferguson, Israel and
the Power of Media

"Due to the media I came
across people while in
Israel from all over the
world who were afraid
to come to the United
States, because in the
worldwide media the U.S.
is seen a dangerous place."

—WRITER Latrice Nettles

IS ISRAEL SAFER THAN U.S.?

Debka File, Israel
U.S. Strikes on ISIL
in Syria will Boost
Assad, Hezbullah

"After declaring for nearly
four years that Assad must
go, the U.S. president may
end up sending an aircraft
carrier to save him.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

HELPING ASSAD TO KILL ISIL


JERUSALEM POST: America
Prepares to Attack Islamic
State Targets in Syria

JERUSALEM POST: Heed
Obama's Warning on Terror -
It is Later than You Think

JERUSALEM POST: Hamas,
ISIL, and Anti-Israel Activism


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
'Short-Lived' Islamic State
Serves America's Purpose

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The Islamic State moves us to the
heart of the road map: Iraq divided
into three - or four or even five
parts, and Syria partitioned on the
same basis. This horid, short-lived
Islamic State, which has been
allowed to set itself up and which
has been financed from the start
by the Gulf states - close friends
of the Americans - is decidedly
quite useful to their Mideat plans.”

— COLUMNIST M. Saadoun

ISLAMIC STATE: ACCORDING TO PLAN?

Jornal de Angola, Angola
Global Crisis Overload
Puts a Sudden End to
'Silly Season' for News

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This summer, editors and
journalists were in search of
news, and had to be satisfied
with issues that don't usually
merit a footnote. It was 'silly
season.' From one moment
to the next, however, with
our novel international order,
everything changes. Now,
the hardest thing is choosing
among the various crises.

— COLUMNIST Benjamin Formigo

BLIND LEAD THE DISENFRANCHISED


Web Video, Islamic State
VIDEO: ISIL Terrorists
Behead American
Reporter James Foley

RealVideoAUGUST 19, 00:04:40

"Any attempt by you, Obama,
to deny Muslims their safety
of living under the caliphate
will result in the bloodshed
of your people."

— MURDERER of James Foley

ISIL: MURDER FOR THE CAMERA

Jerusalem Post, Israel
'Interrogation Techniques'
Under Fire in U.S., Israel

"The aggressive fronts that the
CIA and Shin Bet face about their
interrogation tactics are the
result of post-war backlashes.

— COLUMNIST Yonah Jeremy Bob

TORTURE AND OTHER UNPLEASANTRIES


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Kurds, ISIL, and Iraq's
Icosahedron Triangle

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Who wants the Kurds? Hardly
anyone. Who picks on them?
Almost everyone: Assad's Syria,
Erdogan's Turkey, Khamenei's
Islamic Republic, Maliki's Iraq,
all for quite obvious reasons.
In contrast, one can search in
vain for Obama's justification.”

— COLUMNIST Michel Touma

THE KURDS: ON THEIR OWN SIDE

Jornal de Angola, Angola
U.S.-Africa Summit
No Cure for Western
'Superiority Complex'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Ties between Western states
and Africa were marred by
colonial domination & slavery,
and continue to be marked by
Eurocentrism. At the height
of their superiority, Europe
even gave itself the luxury of
drawing up our continent's
political map, dividing and
exterminating entire peoples.
... An African political leader
only exists to pay homage to
the old colonial powers or
kneel before the established
order which is the cause of
almost all global disorder.

— COLUMNIST Jose Ribeiro

HAS OBAMA CHANGED ANYTHING?


Modern Ghana, Ghana
Gaza: African Leaders
Should Shun Obama,
'Accessory to Terror'

"If I were an African head of
state in Washington to discuss
security issues with President
Obama, I would tell him that I
wouldn't accept help from him
because he has made himself
an accessory to terrorism, as
inflicted upon the people of
Gaza by Israel. ... In fact, the
'enemy' that Israelis are now
'fighting' in Gaza, Hamas, was
initially created by Israel to
act as a foil against genuine
Palestinian freedom fighters.

— COLUMNIST Cameron Duodu

GAZA: IS IT ALL AMERICA'S FAULT?


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Obama Coddles Assad
to Please Iran, Thus
Endangering Millions

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The White House flouted the outcome
of the Iraqi legislative elections (a lesson
in democracy!) and reached a deal with
Iran to impose Teheran's henchman,
Nouri al-Maliki. This, even though he
had come in second in the poll. ... The
impunity granted the Damascus tyrant
by the American president, combined
with the arrogance of Hezbullah and its
participation in the massacre of Syria's
Sunni population, has led to a classic and
inevitable consequence: the spread of
fundamentalist currents in Syria and
Lebanon, ending with the growing risk
of jihadism, even within American and
European societies.”

— COLUMNIST Michel Touma

OBAMA: CURSED NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES

Modern Ghana, Ghana
Ebola: Why do White
Americans Survive, but
but Not Black Africans?

"What is it about Ebola that makes
the White man resistant to it, and
the African vulnerable? The real
question is: Why were the African
Ebola victims not given the drug,
even if it's at the precautionary
or the experimental stage?

— COLUMNIST
Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D.

SOMETHING ODD ABOUT EBOLA?


Daily Nation, Kenya
Gay Rights Debate 'Muted'
at the U.S.-Africa Summit

"Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Democracy, Human Rights and
Labor Steven Feldstein said that
because of cultural sensibilities,
'it can be a difficult and delicate
conversation. We are sensitive
to that and at the same time
espousing our viewpoints.'"

—CORRESPONDENT Kevin Kelley

NO TIME TO SPOIL THE MOOD?

Israel Hayom, Israel
Israel Foreign Minister
Suggests 'U.N. Mandate'
for the Gaza Strip

“I think there are a few possible
answers, one of them being a
U.N. mandate. We saw a U.N.
mandate work in Kosovo, and
therefore I think we need to
work to bring back a United
Nations mandate to the region.'”

— Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman

OPENING FOR THE U.N. IN GAZA?


EURONEWS VIDEO: Avigdor
Lieberman Ends Partnership
with Prime Minister Netanyahu

JERUSALEM POST: Protocols
of the Elders of Hamas

ISRAEL HAYOM: Will
the U.S. Betray Us?

ISREAL HAYOM: Israel's
Winning Combination

JERUSALEM POST: 'Jewish
Americans and Hypocrisy
of the First Order


Agencies, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
VIDEOS: Ebola Scare
Overshadowing U.S.-
Africa Leader Summit

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS FROM AFRICA

African news outlets fear
after years of getting short
shrift from Barack Obama's
White House, the summit is
being overshadowed by
fears about Ebola spreading.

— BAD TIMING FOR SUMMIT

WELCOME TO WASHINGTON?

Daily Sabah, Turkey
Unlawful Wiretapping:
Turkey's Answer to the
Scandal Over the NSA

"It would appear that members
of law enforcement have often
utilized wiretapping techniques
in order to build cases against
specific, high-value individuals
rather than just fighting crime."

— COLUMNIST Dogan Eskinat

TURKISH SURVEILLANCE EXPOSED


Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, Palestinian Territories
Gaza Polls: 'Oh, America,
Empire of Contradictions'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The Palestinian elections took place
according to America's expressed wishes,
its open encouragement, and its strictest
oversight, but as soon as the less than
mysterious results became clear, we
found that the world's shepherd of
democracy had turned against our brand,
and punishing all of our people for their
democratic decision. ... Tell us, what are
the democratic elements that the United
States wants, so people can understand
them ahead of time, and not pay the high
price that the United States demands!”

— COLUMNIST Yahya Ribah

GAZA: THE PALESTINIAN PREDICAMENT

Jerusalem Post, Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israeli Press Targets
Not Only Hamas, but
Secretary John Kerry

Today's post on what Israelis
think of U.S. involvement in
the Gaza crisis is no less
alarming for U.S.-Israeli
relations that yesterday's was.

— ISRAELI MEDIA ROUNDUP

MIDEAST'S UNHAPPY CAMPERS


Jerusalem Post, Israel
EDITORIAL on Kerry's
Mediation: The U.S.
'Not a Fair Broker'

"He's empowered Turkey
and Qatar by giving them
inordinate influence over
the cease-fire talks. In the
process, Kerry has aligned
himself on the wrong side
of the battle against Islamic
extremism. ... It's not too
late for the secretary to
change course and resume
the United States' role as a
fair and honest broker."

— EDITORIAL,
Jerusalem Post

KERRY: TRUSTED BY NO ONE

JERUSALEM POST: Remembering
an America Who Died for Israel

JERUSALEM POST: Obama
is Abandoning Israel

DEBKA FILE: Israel's Dilemma:
Obama's 'Save Hamas' Policy,
or Fight with Egypt and Saudis

YEIOTH AHRONOT:
Obama's Wars on Israel


Israel Hayom, Israel
Hamas and the Sin
of the Global Media

“Either Intentionally or
unknowingly, the global
media has been cast in a
leading role in Hamas'
horror show. While the
journalists assume that
they are helping the
Palestinians by showing
suffering and distress,
when they are really
making them worse.”

— COLUMNIST
Michael Oren

IS GLOBAL MEDIA BIASED?


JERUSALEM POST: New List
of Israel's Friends and Foes


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
'Unequivocal Respect' for
Palestine Freedom Fighters

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Failing to effectively support them,
the least we can do is express our
unequivocal respect. ... The
Palestinians people are alone as usual. ”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

TERRORISTS OR FREEDOM FIGHTERS?

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Arabs, Palestinians Suffer
Fate of American Indians

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“As was the desire of the West,
the Arab Spring has been for
Arabs what the White man was
to the American Indian: a cancer
that has metastasized, infecting
almost the entire Arab nation
and compelling people to make
war in their own backyard. To
put it another way, walk over
one's corpse with one's feet.”

—COLUMNIST Moncef Wafi

THE AGONY OF THE ARAB WORLD


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Kerry Back to Mideast:
'Sent But not Invited'

"A diminished American role
and interest in the region,
Washington's badly damaged
credibility and radical shifts
in the region are converging
to undercut Kerry's influence."

— COLUMNIST
Douglas Bloomfield

CAN THE U.S. HELP AT ALL HERE?

JERUSALEM POST: Remembering
an America Who Died for Israel


Saudi Gazette, Saudi Arabia
Afghan Election 'Disaster'
Imperils U.S. Presence

“Ghani and Abdullah are handing
the Taliban on a platter both a
political and a propaganda victory.
It is a disaster. ... If there's no
settlement soon, there will be no
one to sign the agreement to
extend the presence of American
military forces by another year.
Logistically, U.S. forces need to
plan to stay put or quit by 2015,
and now, as they say, there is a
shrinking window of opportunity
to stop the scheduled drawdown.”

—EDITORIAL, Saudi Gazette

AFGHANISTAN: THE NEXT DOMINO?


Jerusalem Post, Israel
In U.S., War on Hamas
a Tale of Republican,
Jewish Opportunism

"On Capitol Hill there's the pro-
Israel cheering section, looking
to ensure the flow of Jewish
campaign dollars for the next
election and in the case of many
Republicans, seeking creative
ways to use the Hamas crisis
as another partisan wedge."

— COLUMNIST Douglas Bloomfield

U.S. WAR FUNDRAISING IN FULL SWING

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: Israel's
'Moral Authority': Get Real, Heraldo!


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
ISIL Hoists Saudi Royals
By Their Own Petards

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Blinded by their hatred of Iran,
the Saudis funded and armed ISIL,
and put pressure on Sunni rebels
in Iraq to align with the terror
group. By supporting ISIL against
al-Qaeda and helping it take over
groups affiliated with al-Qaeda in
Syria and in Iraq, Saudi 'strategists'
thought they had diverted a 'jihad'
involving their country. Now they
find that they've hatched a force
with the ambition of rallying all
Muslim lands under its banner,
including Saudi Arabia itself.”

—COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

SAUDIS: A FATAL MISCALCULATION?


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Obama's Ongoing
Shameful Behavior
Toward Israel

"To even imply that there
is moral equivalence and
that Israelis bear some
blame for the escalation of
the current crisis by calling
for 'restraint' from both
sides is both disappointing
and a breach of allied trust."

— COLUMNIST Zalman Shoval

IS U.S. SUPPORT TOO TEPID?

ISRAEL HAYON: Iron
Dome is Proving its Worth

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Kerry Urges Netanyahu and
Abbas to Exercise Restraint


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
The Mysteries of ISIL
and 'America's Hand'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Political forces in Lebanon
and elsewhere continue to
question the reality of the
threat that ISIL poses to the
region. These forces are
convinced that ISIL is a
'giant with feet of clay' that
for the moment has a role
to play, but which will leave
the scene once its 'mission'
is accomplished. To advocates
of this thesis, the situation
remains well under control,
at least as far as the
Americans are concerned. ”

—COLUMNIST Scarlett Haddad

AMERICA'S HIDDEN HAND?


Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
'True Spirit' of 1776
Applies to all Peoples

"As America celebrates another
July 4 with its usual aplomb and
gaiety, it would also be timely
for that nation to do some soul-
searching on the role it plays
internationally. Whatever the
domestic politics taking center
stage in the U.S. today, what its
politicians must remember is
that their decisions have far-
reaching global consequences."

— SOURCES, Debka File

WHAT DOES U.S. OWE THE WORLD?

L'Expressions Algeria
Modern Terrorism: An
American 'Success' Story

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Since 2003, it has been quite
understood that U.S. arguments
legitimizing the war on terror
were a deception. These were
falsehoods that enabled the
Americans to tell the world of
a jihadist 'plague,' and say that
they were the only ones who
were in possession of a cure.”

—COLUMNIST Karim Mohsen

TERROR TODAY: A U.S. CREATION?


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
An Existential Threat to
Iraq - but not Only Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Which state in the Levant is
not now facing a threat to its
very existence as a result of the
large number of adventurous
gambles followed by setbacks
amassed in recent years by the
U.S. in this part of the world?"

— COLUMNIST Issa Goraieb

A NEW MIDDLE EAST MAP EMERGES

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
ISIS: 'American-Zionist
Tool' for Dissolving Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Strangely enough, America today
is fighting ISIS, and has sent experts
to Iraq for that very purpose. For
whom? For the love of Iraqis? And
for whose benefit does America
support ISIS and provide it with
weapons in Syria? ... Today it is
essential for us to stand against, pay
careful attention to, and analyze
carefully, all U.S. and Israeli plans.”

—COLUMNIST Ali Abed Al Ghazzi

IRAQ: SUSPICION ABOUT U.S. MOTIVES


Debka File, Israel
U.S. 'Arms' Drones Over
Iraq to 'Protect Embassy'

"The targets were defined by
Martin Dempsey, Chairman of
the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff,
as striking at ISIS leaders and
defending strategic facilities.
He didn't elaborate. ... Debka
File reports he was referring
to the Haditha Dam across the
Euphrates. ISIS has battered
Haditha for days now. ... The
dam is key to water supplies
in most of country, including
Baghdad. With its capture,
al-Qaeda's affiliates will gain
control of northern Iraq's oil
refineries and pipeline system."

— SOURCES, Debka File

ISIS CLOSES IN ON DAMS, PIPELINES

Debka File, Israel
Egypt Sending Troops
to Saudi Arabia as ISIS
Heads Toward Border

"Egypt is sending a commando
force to Saudi Arabia and boost
its border defenses. This flurry
of Saudi-Egyptian action comes
in the wake of intelligence that
ISIS fighters headed toward the
Saudi border with the intention
of seizing the Iraq-Saudi crossing."

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
REPORT: ISIS Revives
Saddam's Baath Party
to Win Sunni Support

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“ISIS isn't the only player ...
for the first time since 2003,
numerous other factions and
organizations are taking part
and coordinating their actions
to halt the political process
brought on by the occupier.”

—EDITORIAL, Sotal Iraq

WELCOME BACK BAATHISTS?


Khaleej Times, UAE
Baghdad's Latest
al-Qaeda 'Bombshell'

"Baghdad's announcement it
has unearthed an al-Qaeda plot
to acquire Iraq's chemical arms
is nothing short of a bombshell.
Indeed, it ] opened a Pandor's
box, and at a time when the
nation is sliding toward anarchy."

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

IRAQ'S LINGERING WMDs ...

Global News Video
VIDEOS: Iraq's Feuding
Clerics and Reactions
to Events in Iraq, ISIS

SEVENTEEN NON-U.S. NEWS SEGMENTS

This is our June 18 roundup
of video content from non-
U.S. sources to catch you up
on the Iraq crisis, today from
Al-Arabiya of the UAE, the
BBC, Iraq's Anwar TV, Iran's
Press TV, RT, Deutsche Welle,
France 24, Euronews, and
Web video allegedly from ISIS.'

— IRAQ: SUNNI VS. SHIITE

THE FIGHT OVER MUHAMMAD'S HEIR

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Iraq's American Embassy is
'Suspicious' and 'Dangerous'!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"We must work on creating profiles for
all of those who have been co-opted by
the embassy to differentiate them from
everyone else in Iraqi society, so we can
ostracize them and socially exclude them.
... It's as if the U.S. Embassy is there not
only to protect American interests, but
to manage the entire world from the
heart of the Iraq's capital of Baghdad."

— Sheikh Qassim Al Ta'ee

WHY SEND TROOPS TO GUARD IT? READ ON

Arabic Publications, Middle East
Arabic Views on Ralph
Peters and Redrawing the
Borders of the Middle East

SIX COLUMNS

For years, columnists in the Middle
East have been writing about how
the West has detailed plans about
'redrawing the Middle East.' For
many in the Muslim world, recent
events, including the turmoil in Iraq
and Syria, rather than showing that
the West is losing control, show
that things are going according to
plan. Here are a few columns on the
issue Worldmeets.US has translated
and posted over recent years. It all
began with a 2006 column written
in the U.S. Armed Forced Journal
by ex U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel
Ralph Peters entitled 'Blood Borders:
How a Better Middle East Would Look.'

— ARAB VIEWS ON A CHANGING MAP

WESTERN MAPS: ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN?

Arabic TV, BBC, Iraq, U.K.
VIDEOS: Hillary, Jihadis,
ISIS in Iraq, for June 13

NINE NEWS SEGMENTS

News segments with Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, former
Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi,
segments from Iraqi and Arabic
television, and from Europe, on
the burgeoning crisis in Iraq.

— NEWS AND COMMENT ON IRAQ

IRAQ WAR REDUX?: WHAT TO DO?

Debka File, Israel
Al-Qaeda Forms Up
to March on Baghdad;
Maliki Cries Treason

"Debka File's sources say that
al Qaedas march of conquest
at incredible speed, causing
havoc and misery across Iraq,
is mutating from a terrorist
assault into an insurgency. It
is attracting a following of
disaffected Sunnis ready to
fight Shiite-led Baghdad."

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

ABU BAKR: THE NEW BIN LADEN?

Iraq TV, BBC, Guardian, Iraq, U.K.
VIDEOS: Maliki: 'Conspiracy
to Blame for Fall of Mosul;
Updates on Mosul and Tikrit

FIVE NEWS SEGMENTS

Fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq
and Syria have now taken the city
of Tikrit. Iraq Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki claims that there has been
a conspiracy in Mosul under which
the Iraqi army fled their posts;
and updates from Mosul and Tikrit.

— COVERAGE, Crisis in Iraq

NOURI AL-MALIKI: 'CONSPIRACY'

AL Arabya, UAE
With Mosul Lost, Maliki
Offers Guns to Citizens
Ready to Battle the ISIS

"Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
offered guns and equipment to
citizens who volunteer to fight
Islamist militants, hours after
the government forces lost the
northern city of Mosul to the
al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in
Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). ...
In a statement broadcast on state
TV, Maliki said the cabinet has
'created a special crisis cell to
oush the process of volunteering
equipping, and arming civilians."

— NEWSITEM, Al-Arabya

COLLAPSE OF THE IRAQI MILITARY

Debka File, Israel
Al-Qaeda-ISIS Conquers Iraqi
Mosul; Links With Syrian
Front for Core Islamist State

"Debka File's sources report that Iraq's
army’s command facilities and bases in
Mosul are ablaze and the bodies of Iraqi
soldiers are lying in the town’s streets.
Meanwhile, convoys of fleeing troops
were ambushed by the terrorists and
destroyed. The fall of Mosul with heavy
casualties is the worst disaster suffered
by the Iraqi army's feeble attempts to
fend off the deep inroads al-Qaeda."

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

A DISASTER IN IRAQ AS MOSUL FALLS

The Peninisula, Qatar
Critics of Sargeant Bergdahl's
Release Endanger More Lives

"The message this controversy sends
to families of those serving in conflict
zones is extremely ominous: if one
day their loved ones are captured
while on duty, the government's
chances of securing their release
are slim, as no government, in the
effort to rescue its own troops,
wants to be seen as aiding the enemy."

— EDITORIAL, The Peninisula

KERRY DEFENDS PRISONER SWAP

All4Syria, Syria
American Mujahedeen Now
Threaten Syrian Revolution

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"A year ago, the video of American
Eric Harroun driving a jeep with a
red Chechen-style hat, accompanied
by bearded militants chanting threats
to Bashar Al-Assad, was received with
something approaching amusement.
A year later, the video and similar
material is now being used to turn
the West against the Syrian revolution."

— COLUMNIST Ahmed Maghrabi

ARE U.S. FIGHTERS SOURING WASHINGTON?

The Gulf Times, UAE
Mullah Omar Lauds U.S.
Release of 'Important,
Brave' Taliban Leaders

"This success is an indication
of the good news that the
independence of our entire
country is near, and gives us
hope that Inshallah - the
mujahedeen will bring the
Afghan people's ship of high
hopes nearer to the shore."

— TALIBAN CHIEF Mullah Omar

TALIBAN PRIDE AND PROPAGANDA

Al Iraq News, Iraq
America's Disgraced Hawks
Turn to Middle East Plan B

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

"The makers of American foreign
policy, past and future, are still
present in the center of decision
making. They've decided to invest
more in their failed experiments,
modifying their tactics by setting
out a new U.S. approach to the
region, which has already been set
in motion. In practical terms this
will lead to greater U.S. dominance
by plunging is into decade-long wars"

— COLUMNIST Dr. Ahmad Al Nayef

U.S. PLAN TO EXTEND GLOBAL COP ROLE

The Daily Independent, Nigeria
Military Faults Amnesty
International Claims it
Knew of Girls' Abduction

“It is idiotic and incomprehensible
for anyone to say that the military
had prior information before the
abduction of the girls and failed to
do anything. But I can assure you
that the federal government will
definitely get to the bottom of
this, [and] it will be properly
investigated. That's all I can say.”

—ANONYMOUS Nigerian Official

FINGER POINTING OVER NIGERIAN GIRLS


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Peace Talks Train Wreck:
PLO's Abbas Says Hamas
Will Recognize Israel

"A reconciliation agreement signed
earlier in the week between rival
Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas
aimed to form a unity government
within a five week time-frame. It
was a move unexpected by U.S. and
Israeli peace negotiators who both
condemned the agreement, as
Hamas is considered a terror group."

— NEWS ITEM, Yedioth Ahronot

ISRAEL HAYOM: Israel on Ukraine:
Not Neutral and Not Overeager'

JERUSALEM POST: Toward a
Moscow-Cairo-Jerusalem Axis?

DEBKA FILE: Russian Army
Ordered To Ukraine Border

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S. Won't
Give Up Mideast Peace Process

Kitabat, Iraq
Why Putin Earns His Keep,
and Iraq Lawmakers Don't

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Putin's annual salary is just over
$100,000, whereas our slothful
Council speaker earns four times
that amount. ... For reasons that
remain a mystery, our lawmakers
consider themselves better than
Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

—EDITORIAL, Kitabat

PUTIN'S REPUTATION BETTER BY THE DAY


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Enduring American Empire:
Not a Friend - or Adversary

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“One is never really a 'friend' of an
empire, but making an enemy of it
is of course not recommended. Such
is the way of the prevailing order.”

— COLUMNIST Salem Ferdi

GOING ALONG TO GET ALONG WITH U.S.

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
The Price of the West's
Broken Promises to Syria

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It is inexplicable that a conflict
of such magnitude as that in Syria
be politicized to the point of
ignoring the pent up hopes of an
entire people. ... To the leaders
of the free world, please don't
mistake the people of our region
for pawns on a chess board.”

—COLUMNIST Joe Acoury

WHEN WILL SYRIA'S CARNAGE END?


Haaretz, Israel
U.S. May Release Nuke
Spy Jonathan Pollard for
Israel Settlement Freeze

“The U.S. could release Israeli
spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange
for Israeli concessions - a freeze
on most settlement construction
and the release of hundreds of
Palestinian prisoners.”

— REPORTERS Barak Ravid
and Jack Khoury

REAGAN-ERA NUKE SPY TO BE FREE?

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Crimea: Latest Front
for the Rambos of Paris

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The trio of French Rambos -
Hollande, Fabius and Le Drian,
are showing again that they're
ready to talk with gunpowder.
We imagine that upon hearing
the news, Putin has lost sleep,
the Russian army is in a panic,
and terrified Russian people
are crying for God's protection.
The U.S. and Russia must have
doubled over with laughter.”

—COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

PUNCHING ABOVE HIS WEIGHT?


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Ukraine and Syria:
May Allah Make Pain
of Russia Severe!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“To what extent will
economic sanctions
weaken the Kremlin's
criminal role in Syria?
Oh Allah, make their
punishment severe,
and bestow comfort
on the Syrians soon!!”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Salem
Ben Ahmad Sahaab

IRAN-RUSSIA SANCTIONS SHIFT

Debka File, Israel
After Harsh Anti-American
Speech, Putin Signs Treaty
on Crimea 'Reunification'

“This was the most acrimonious
speech from any Russian leader
since the end of WWII. ... Putin
delivered an unprecedented
diatribe against the United States,
accusing Washington of flouting
the U.N. in pursuit of its own
interests, breaking international
law by bombing Afghanistan and
Iraq, and fostering an 'Arab spring'
that turned into an 'Arab winter.'”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

PUTIN TAKES THE STAGE AT KREMLIN


DEBKA FILE: It's 'Mutiny'
in the CIA's Iran Desk

ISREAL HAYAM: Defense Minister
Yaalon Warns 'Israel Cannot
Depend on U.S. to At Against Iran'


Al-Mogaz, Egypt
Film about Noah
'Not Forbidden'
By Islamic Law

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is unreasonable
to suggest that Allah
fears the evil done
to his Prophets from
a mere movie. The
claim of illegality and
prohibition harms the
image of Allah and
trust in His Prophets.”

— SHIEKH
Dr. Mostafa Rashid

MUSLIMS CAN SEE 'NOAH'

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Ukraine Demonstrates:
American Security
Guarantees 'Worthless'

“The West's betrayal of Ukraine
proves 'security arrangements'
John Kerry is offering Israel are
nothing more than piece of paper.”

— COLUMNIST Guy Bechor

CAN ISRAEL COUNT ON U.S. PROMISES?


YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Timing of
Iranian Ship Raid Too Perfect

JERUSALEM POST:
Terror's Puppet Master - Iran


Dar al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia
Obama Must Decisively
Reject 'Partnership' with
Bashar al-Assad Regime

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The U.S. president is obliged to
clarify what his position is on a
partnership with Assad in the war
against terrorism. ... It would be
illogical for Obama to demand the
ouster of Assad if it would agree
to a strategy dependent on him.”

— COLUMNIST Raghida Dergham

THE SYRIA CRISIS: APOCALYPTIC

Debka File, Israel
U.S., Israel, Jordan Work
to Revive Syria Opposition

“More likely than not, the new
pro-American Syrian rebel force
mustered under Israel's nose has
Israeli military insurance against
surprise attack to wipe it out.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

SYRIA REBELS' NEW COMMAND POST


Thawra Al-Wada, Syria
For 'Arrogant' American,
the Game in Syria is Over

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The game is over - the arrogant
American has to understand it is
over. Starting now, he will have
to deal with the catastrophic errors
he has committed and the reckless
policies he has followed. Let him
observe well and become aware
of the undeniable facts around him.”

— EDITORIAL, Thawra Al-Wada

WHO ARE THE ENEMIES OF TERROR?

The Herald, Zimbabwe
Ex-U.S. Congress Member
Arrested for Visa Violation;
Possessing Pornography

“It is the way it is - I have been in this
country 17 times during which I have
done a lot of work for the people,
including fighting against sanctions. I
misplaced my passport - but I found it,
which should suggest that I'm uncertain
if I broke Zimbabwe mmigration law.”

— FORMER CONGRESSMAN M
elvin Reynolds

REYNOLDS: ON WRONG SIDE OF MUGABE?


The Independent, Uganda
Obama Warns Museveni
Over Uganda's Impending
'Scientific' Anti-Gay Law

“The medical authorities - the
Department of Genetics at the
Makerere Medical School - say
there remains no proof that
people are genetically gay, I
told the scientists to put it into
writing, which they are now
doing. I will then sign the bill.
... In the 1930s, Hitler made
mistakes because he wanted to
make Germany strong. So some
of these issues are crucial and
should be handled objectively
rather than emotionally.”

— Uganda President
Yoweri Museveni

UGANDA JOINS AFRICA'S INTOLERANT

Debka File, Israel
'Hold Back' from Reacting
to Iranian Threats, Obama
and Kerry ask Netanyahu

“U.S. officials have appealed to
Binyamin Netanyahu to ignore
Iran's belligerent rhetoric and
keep his ministers quiet, too, so
as not to throw a spanner in the
works of nuclear diplomacy.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

CAN NETANYAHU BE RESTRAINED?


DEBKA FILE: State Department Denies
Kerry Admitted U.S. Failure in Syria

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Take Kerry
at his Word on Global Boycotts


Dar al-Hayat, Egypt
The Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant
- and its Evil Sisters

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Isn't the eradication of the
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
a win-win situation for all
Syrians - regardless of who
made the decision to act? ...
The fear is that this will turn
into a long filthy war, which
creates the environment for
extending the life of the
illegitimate Assad regime. ...
Given U.S. support for Iraq
Prime Minister Maliki in his
fight against the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria - backed with
badly-needed arms, it's too
early to feel good about
eradicating the ISIS, especially
if replaced by its evil sisters.”

—COLUMNIST Baker Sidqi

TERROR-WAR IN SYRIA AND IRAQ


Times of Israel, Israel
'Mega' al-Qaeda Attack
on Israel, U.S. Embassy,
is said to Be Prevented

“The trio were arrested three
weeks ago, shortly before one
or more were to travel to Syria
for final planning of the attacks,
which were reportedly initiated
on the direct orders of al-Qaeda
leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.”

— REPORTER Mitch Ginsburg

SHIN BET IN TERROR TAKE DOWN

Kitabat, Iraq
The ISIS: An 'American-
Zionist-Iranian Device'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Notice how the goal in both
Iraq and Syria is the same: to
stir sectarian war. And notice
that backers of both wars are
also the same: Iran and America.”

— COLUMNIST
Abd al-Jabbar al-Jbouri

AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ: A U.S.-IRAN PLOT?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
On its First Day, Netanyahu
Pours Cold Water on Interim
Nuclear Deal with Tehran

“The agreement in Geneva did away
with the 20% stop, but left the train
on the track and enables Tehran to
upgrade the locomotive with newer
centrifuges, so that when the day
comes it can leap in a very short time
to the final stop on an express track.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

INTERIM DEAL WITH IRAN TAKES EFFECT

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Only One in
Five Israelis Trust Obama on Iran

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Warns
Syria Peace Conference 'Fluid'
Over U.N. Invitation to Iran


Debka File, Israel
Same Plane Delivers Both
Iranian and Syrian Foreign
Ministers to Vladimir Putin

“According to the arrangements,
Iranian officials first hammer out
an accord with local rulers, such
as Assad, Nasrallah and Maliki in
Baghdad. They then present it to
the Putin for endorsement, after
which Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov refers the document to
President Obama Secretary Kerry.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

CHANGES IN MIDEAST DIPLOMACY


DEBKA FILE: Israel Defense Minister
Apologizes for Offending Secretary
of State Kerry, but Does Not Recant


Kayhan, Iran
President Hassan Rouhani:
'Nuclear Deal Means the
West's 'Effective Surrender'

“Our relationship with the world
is based on Iran's national interests.
In Geneva, the powers agreed to
surrender to the Iranian nation's
will. ... The Geneva agreement
means acceptance of the Iranian
nation's nuclear rights and
the defeat of its cruel sanctions.”

— NEWS ITEM, Kayhan

ROUHANI: POSTURING TO SURVIVE?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Sharon's Final Road:
To an Israeli West Bank

“Sharon owed his rise to power
to the abject failure of the policy
agreed to at Camp David to seek
a negotiated settlement ... As
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's
flailing attempt to resuscitate
the process shows, 14 years
later, the PLO hasn't changed.”

— COLUMNIST Caroline Glick

DEVOTED FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

RealVideoU.S. STATE DEPARTMENT VIDEO:
Vice President Biden Eulogizes Ariel Sharon


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
2013: Year of Western Infamy
and Ascendent Jihad in Syria

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“With the decline in values of human
rights and justice, to denounce as a
scandal the denial into which Europe
and America have sunk is like issuing
the blow of a sword to tainted water:
the die is cast and a game of chicken
has ensued amid a macabre scene
strewn with corpses. ... the Syrian
people find themselves completely
abandoned by all, hands and feet
tied, delivered to their tormentors.”

— COLUMNIST Nagib Aoun

SYRIA: ITS PEOPLE LEFT TO THEIR FATE

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Islam's Clerical Cop Out:
Blaming the Freemasons

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Conspiracy theories have served
as the rack on which to hang all of
our failures and loss, for example,
they way we attribute every
deficiency to colonialism and Israel,
including the lack of proper sewage!”

— COLUMNIST Talal Owkal

FREEMASONS, ZIONISTS OR MUSLIMS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Why has Netanyahu
Been Silent Over
NSA Spying on Israel?

“After revelations of NSA
spying on Israeli prime
ministers, why aren't Prime
Minister Netanyahu and his
predecessors Ehud Olmert
and Ehud Barak calling for
heads to roll and a complete
overhaul in U.S.-Israel ties?”

— COLUMNIST
Yonah Jeremy Bob

ISRAEL: THE SNOWDEN TREATMENT

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Spies Rent
Hotel Suite to Moniter Secret
Israeli Site; and Not Just NSA

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Big Brother Obama

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: No
Secrets On Our Phones

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Secret Peace Talk Contents
Revealed By Palestinians

JERUSALEM POST: U.S. Spying
Gives Boost to Free Pollard Effort

JERUSALEM POST: Why
Obama Won't Pardon Pollard

JERUSALEM POST: Pollard's
Continued Imprisonment
Shows 'Anti-Jewish Bias'


Times of Israel, Israel
Netanyahu Uses 'Codes,
Gestures' to Outwit Spies

“Netanyahu's aides say that
he sometimes 'speaks in 'code'
and that even when it's not
clear what he means by the
'code' name for this or that
official, they can't ask him
because he won't tell them.”

— NEWS ITEM, Times of Israel

PLAYING IT SAFE WITH SECRETS

Turkish Weekly, Turkey
America Presses Turkey
Over Chinese Missile Bid

“This Chinese company is under
American sanctions. And these
sanctions really hurt. Any deal
with the Chinese company will
be toxic. Touching it would be
like touching poison fish. That
would make it very difficult to
Turkish firms to do the business
they've been doing in the U.S.”

— U.S. Message to Turkey

Debka File, Israel
U.S. and E.U. in Desperate
Bid to Save Sinking Nuclear
Agreement with Iranians

“Americans officials are coming to
realize that without unacceptable
concessions on both sides, there is
no way that the ambitious U.S.
diplomatic venture will succeed.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

JERUSALEM POST: Will Tehran
Step Up its Covert War?

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry Forces
Israel's Moment of Decision

JERUSALEM POST: Pollard and an
American Jewish Renaissance

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'Arm Thyself!'

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Warns of
Western Cultural Invasion

“This issue (the cultural invasion)
must be dealt with creatively, and
in this effort, Islamic Republic of
Iran Broadcasting and the Ministry
of Culture and Islamic Guidance
shoulder very heavy responsibility.”

— SUPREME LEADER
Ayatollah Khamenei

CULTURE POLICE SNAP INTO ACTION

Jerusalem Post, Israel
No Holds Barred: Does
Barack Obama Hate Evil?

“In the cool detachment of
the president’s pragmatism
toward Iran, you may think
he was talking of a trade
deal with Switzerland. You
would not know that he was
speaking about a regime
that machine-gunned its own
citizens in the streets when
they opposed the stolen 2009
election; stones women to
death; and hangs homosexuals
in public from atops cranes. ”

— COLUMNIST
Shmuley Boteach

JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Munich Reverberates, but
Israel is no Czechoslovakia

JERUSALEM POST: Why
Obama Won't Pardon Pollard

JERUSALEM POST:
Misrepresenting Mandela


Sunday Independent, South Africa
Mandela: A Legacy that
Transcends the Centuries

“He stands out as having been the
last to bury the corpse of European
colonial domination in Africa; the
first to tower the world during
tha geopolitical realignments that
characterised the end of the Cold
War; the symbol of an emergent
democratic and inclusive statehood
in an era of rising social movements;
a global icon in an era of globalization.”

— COLUMNIST Joel Netshitenzhe

A LEGACY FOR THE WORLD TO CHERISH

Okaz, Saudi Arabia
Netanyahu's Losing Hand
TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Israel's massive arsenal has failed
to stall a nuclear deal between
Washington and Iran. In practical
terms, Mr. Netanyahu has failed to
pursue a policy of opposition to
Washington without provoking it,
unlike his predecessor Shamir.”

— COLUMNIST Hafez al-Barghouti

ALL SMILES ... DAGGERS DRAWN

Debka File, Israel
Kerry Plan Integrates
U.S. Troops, Palestinians
into Regional Force

“Secretary John Kerry proposed
integrating Israeli and Palestinian
special forces into the regional
counter-terror force, alongside
American, British, French, Saudi,
Jordanian, Egypt and Qatar units.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

Kayhan, Iran
Revolutionary Guards
Warn West May 'Renege'
on Nuclear Agreement

“Iran's officials should strongly
consider declaring the deal null
and void if they see any violation,
lack of commitment, trampling
on the inalienable nuclear rights
of our country, or abuse of the
agreement due to personal
interpretations by [people in]
the West and the United States.”

— Commander of the Islamic
Revolutionary Guards Corps,
Major General Ali Jafari

SO SHALL WE JUST CALL IT ALL OFF?

Debka File, Israel
An Israeli Sizing Up of
Pakistan's New Army
Chief on Saudi Arabia,
Iran and Afghanistan

“General Sharif would like
to clear Taliban out of the
northern and west border
districts, where al-Qaeda
leader Zawahiri has set up
his central command and
complete the transfer to
Saudi Arabia of the nuclear
arms plus ballistic missiles.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

JOB ONE: NUKES TO SAUDIS


JERUSALEM POST: Israelis Want
Less Dependency on U.S.: Poll

JERUSALEM POST: FM Liberman:
'Israel Needs Allies Other than U.S.'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Weakened
U.S. status Obligates Israel to
to Move Toward Peace


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Unintended Consequences
of a Nuclear-Defanged Iran

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“These acts have infected the
U.S. with schizophrenia, since
as it spies on the entire world
including its closest allies, it
also distributes certificates of
freedom and pays lip service
to principles of democracy and
human rights to poor nations.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

HAS NSA SHOT U.S. IN THE FOOT?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Deal with Iran: Same World,
Opposite Risk Assessments

“Judging from their reactions to the
deal that world powers signed with
Iran in Geneva early Sunday morning,
Prime Minister Netanyahu and President
Obama live in completely far worlds.”

— COLUMNIST Herm Keinon

HISTORY IS MADE - BUT IS THIS GOOD?


JERUSALEM POST: Iran Deal
is Riskier than Meets the Eye

JERUSALEM POST: French Foreign
Minister Doubts Israel Will Strike

JERUSALEM POST: Iran Deal
is Riskier than Meets the Eye

JERUSALEM POST: Israel
to Send Team to U.S. to
Work on Final Nuclear Deal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: John
Kerry: Persona Non Grata

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Pros
and Cons of Geneva Feal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
'Total, Unmitigated Defeat'


Debka File, Israel
Seven Pro-Iran Nuclear
Loopholes in Iran Deal

“Lavrov summed up the four-
day conference by saying:
'Considering the whole body
of circumstance, there are no
losers [in the Geneva deal],
all sides are winners' - a view
seriously challenged by Israel,
Saudi Arabia and most other
Middle East governments.”

— REPORTER Yifa Yaakov

Kayhan, Iran
Khamenei: 'Disgraced'
French Curry Favor with
'Unclean' Zionist Regime

“At a certain point, the French
nation, because of its president
standing up to Britain and the
United States [before the Iraq
War], found political credibility,
but now French politicians not
only bow before America, but
before the unclean, ominous
Zionist regime. They belittle
themselves, and are a disgrace
to the Republic of France.”

— SUPREME LEADER Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei

TOUGH TALK: BARGAINING OR RED LINE?

Debka File, Israel
Israel Shows White House:
U.S. Strategy Shortens Iran's
Route to Nuclear Weapon

“Israel has sent the White House in
Washington a confidential document
outlining blow by blow how and
when Iran will attain a nuclear
weapon if the Obama-Kerry strategy
for dealing with the issue is followed.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

AS TEHRAN'S CENTRIFUGES TURN


JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Urges France Not to Weaken
on Iranian Nuclear Talks

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Can
Israel Survive Obama?


Okaz, Saudi Arabia
NSA Crisis Exposes
American Dream
as Counterfeit One

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“We all witnessed this 'great
power' at the brink of
bankruptcy, as the federal
government shut down. ...
to the great frustration of
many who once saw in this
'paper tiger' an ethical ideal
that transcends religion and
morality, the utopian model
collapsed. And now with
Snowden's help, America's
spying ethic is exposed.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

Jerusalem Post, Israel
In His Harshest Words to
Date, Netanyahu Slams
Proposed Deal with Iran

“Prime minister tells John Kerry
Israel is not obliged to Western
deal with Tehran; according to
proposed short-term deal, Iran
would freeze its nuclear activities
for six months, allowing more
time to reach a permanent deal.”

— COLUMNIST Hern Keinon

ISRAEL: 'ALL OPTION ON THE TABLE'


DEBKA FILE: Israel-U.S.
Rift Emerges Over U.S. Plan
to Allow Tehran to Enrich
Uranium with Sanctions Relief

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Obama's Record Indicates
He Won't Stop Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry
says U.S. Considers Israeli
Settlements 'Illegitimate'


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Spying Ruins 'Sanctity'
of 'Holy' War on Terror

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“These acts have infected the
U.S. with schizophrenia, since
as it spies on the entire world
including its closest allies, it
also distributes certificates of
freedom and pays lip service
to principles of democracy and
human rights to poor nations.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

HAS NSA SHOT U.S. IN THE FOOT?

Times of Israel, Israel
Israel 'Furious' with
White House Over
Leak on Syria Strike

“Jerusalem considers the
Obama Administration's
confirmation of Israeli air
attack on missile stores to
be 'scandalous'; TV analyst
warns that America risks
starting 'major flare-up.'”

— REPORTER Yifa Yaakov

AMERICA: ISRAEL'S LEAKY ALLY


Dar Al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia
NSA, Drones Strikes, and
Obama's 'Ethical Collapse'

“What would make the president
of France praise fugitive Edward
Snowden, who is wanted by the
US.? The U.S. surveillance scandal
has arisen in such a way as to show
the extent of the administration's
deception, or, at best, the extent
to which America has departed
from the principles set down by
Mr. Obama for his government. ”

— COLUMNIST Abdullah Iskandar

HYPOCRISY AND MORAL DILEMMA

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Netanyahu
Makes Case for Preemptive Strike


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Saudis are Standing Up
for U.S. Allies in Mideast

“The Saudis are testing Obama, as
they have seen how he tends to
waver under pressure as he tries
to keep both sides happy. ... And
quietly, America's traditional allies
in the region - like Egypt, Israel,
Jordan and the Gulf states - are
rooting for the Saudi Arabians.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

BANDAR BIN SULTAN UNLEASHED


JERUSALEM POST: Turkey Joins
Saudis in Showing Displeasure
Over U.S. Policy on Syria

JERUSALEM POST: Norway
Rejects U.S. Request to
Destroy Syria Chem Arms

ISRAEL HAYOM: The America-
Related Saudi Predicament

JERUSALEM POST: Talks
Between Iran, West may take
'Several Months' for Results

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Iran Now has no One to Fear

JERUSALEM POST: Sheldon
Adelson’s 'Atomic Bomb
in Iranian Desert' Comment


Debka File, Israel
The Big Fraud: Iran Gift to
Russia Concealed Handoff
of U.S. Drone Technology

“The handover was just a red
herring to conceal a more secret
handover not long before. A far
more valuable gift was quietly
handed to the Russian general. It
was of a replica complete with
secret technology of a prize long
coveted by Moscow: America's
most secret drone, the RQ-170.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

CRACKING AMERICA'S DRONES

Al Arabiya, UAE
Internet Inventor Tim
Berners-Lee Defends
Snowden, Whistleblowers

“At the end of the day, we have
to rely on the whistleblower. ...
You need protection, even if as a
whistleblower you violated laws.”

— Sir Tim Berners-Lee

WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHERS?

Al Ayyam, Palestinian Territories
Feuding Arabs Help U.S.
'Remap' the Middle East

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“All Arabs - those who seek
change and those who oppose
it, rivals of the new regimes
and the old, need to open
their eyes wide and see
what's going on around them.”

— COLUMNIST Talal Owkal

ALL GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN?

Times of Israel, Israel
Iran's Deputy Foreign
Minister Makes 'Rare'
Positive Comment
to Israeli Journalist

“Israel would be able to
live in peace with any deal
reached by Iran and world
powers, and the agreement
would 'open new horizons'
with all nations, the Iranian
Deputy Foreign Minister
Abbas Araqchi Israel Radio
reporter Gideon Kutz. ”

— COLUMNIST Ilan Ben Zion

EXPANDING CHARM OFFENSIVE

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Netanyahu
Makes Case for Preemptive Strike


El Khabar, Algeria
Al-Liby was Thought to
Be a CIA 'Double Agent'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Most intelligence services
operating in the region had
believed al-Liby to be a
double agent - which went
a long way to explaining why
the Americans had failed to
target him for two years.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Mohammad ben Ahmad

AL-LIBY: WORKING WITH CIA?

FARS News Agency, Iran
Iran Takes '35-Year Leap' By
Back-Engineering U.S. Drone

“Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
commander, Aerospace Force Brigadier
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said the
RQ-170 engines are fifth generation,
whereas the engines of Iran's previous
unmanned aircraft are third generation,
producing those took Iran 35 years.”

— NEWS ITEM, FARS News Agency

A GIANT LEAP FOR IRANIAN KIND?

Debka File, Israel
Obama 'Forewarns'
Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions
to Be Partially Lifted

“Debka File reports exclusively
from Washington and Jerusalem
sources that the reduction will
apply to 'non-significant' yet
'substantial' sanctions. ... Israel is
the only ally to receive prior
warning of this decision - and the
only one to be briefed in detail
of the understandings reached
with Tehran, including Iran's
concessions on its nuclear plans.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Al Watan, Oman
Leaders of Iran and Syria
Take the West to School

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is no understatement to say
that Iranian and Syrian schools of
politics are giving free political
science lessons on the significance
of patience and forbearance. ...
Showing remarkable wisdom,
shrewdness, and a capacity to
steer clear of enemy traps, they
gave Russian diplomacy sufficient
gumption to stand its ground.”

— COLUMNIST
Khamis ben Habib al-Tobi

WEST OUTSMARTED BY ASSAD?

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
U.S. Isolationism: A Grave
for Europe in Damascus?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“President Obama's attitude is a
seismic shock to the world, the
effects of which will continue
to be felt for decades to come.
The new American isolationism,
which has its rationale, exposes
the utter nakedness of Europe.”

— COLUMNIST Antoine Courban

OBAMA: THE RELUCTANT CAESAR

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
'Obama is No Sucker'

“Iran, which is collapsing
under the burden of the
sanctions, has an interest
in reaching an agreement
with the West. ... No one
in Washington plans to
ease sanctions before Iran
delivers the goods. The U.S.
may now be conciliatory,
but it is not a sucker.”

— COLUMNIST Orly Azoulay

TIME FOR CHANGE IN TACK?

DEBKA FILE: No Showdown, but
Obama, Netanyahu Bridge No Gaps

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel 'Not
Giving Diplomacy a Chance'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Only One Exposing Truth

ISRAEL HAYOM: Iran Flirts,
Israeli has Obligations

ISRAEL HAYOM: Resist
the Misleading Iranian Model

ISRAEL HAYOM: A
Compromise Among Friends


FARS News Agency, Iran
CNN Misinforms the Public;
President Rouhani Never
Recognized the Holocaust

“Now that CNN knows of the error
of the translation, it must inform
the public of the error and air the
interview again, but this time with
a deserving translation.' ... This,
plus a professional apology, is the
least the American network can do
to make up for its gross mistake.”

— FARS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,
Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm

IRAN'S STATE-RUN PRESS CRIES FOUL

Debka File, Israel
U.S. 'Appeasement' of Iran
Sinks Israeli Military Option

“Thursday, Sept. 26, will go down
in Israel's history as the day it lost
its freedom to use force against
Iran's nuclear threat or the Syrian
chemical threat – at least, so long
as Barack Obama is U.S. president.”

— EDITORIAL, Debka File

HAS THE U.S. BETRAYED ISRAEL?

FARS News Agency, Iran
Supreme Leader's Aide: Iran
'Cannot Forget U.S. Animosity'

“'The Americans have sensibly chosen
a type of flexibility and withdrawal in
regard to Iran ... they have reached
the conclusion due to the fact that
they cannot challenge Iranian power.'”

— Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi,
Senior Military Aide to Iran's
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

COLD WATER ON RAPPROCHEMENT?

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israel Must Convince the
World that Rouhani is a
'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'

“Even if there is some chance
that Tehran is giving up on its
nuclear adventure, we have
to assume that it is not. A
carnivorous tiger has to keep
a vegetarian lifestyle for at
least five years before it
achieves the status of a sheep.”

— COLUMNIST Hagai Segal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Nukes and
Palestine - Obama's Worktable

JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Startling Linkage of Iran and
Israeli-Palestinian Peace

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Has His Work Cut Out for Him

DEBKA FILE: Obama Starts
Diplomacy with Iran After Quietly
Accepting its Nuke Program

ISRAEL HAYOM: Rouhani's Farce
ISRAEL HAYOM: Obama Waves White Flag

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Iran President Rouhani
at the 68th Opening of United
Nations General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:28:00

"The current critical period of transition
in international relations is replete with
dangers, albeit with unique opportunities.
Any miscalculation of one's position, and
of course, of others, will bear historic
damages; a mistake by one actor will have
harmful impact on all others. Vulnerability
is a global and indivisible phenomenon.”

— Iran President Hassan Rouhani

HASSAN ROUHANI SPEAKS TO THE WORLD

Debka File, Israel
America, E.U. Rush Headlong
Into Accepting a Nuclear Iran

“President Rouhani and members of his
regime have suddenly been given free
license to fill op-ed pages in important
Western media with smooth propaganda
for Western audiences. ... Under their
slick new façade, the ayatollahs have not
changed their spots. Washington has.”

— EDITORIAL, Debka File

DEBKA FILE: Kerry-Lavrov Deal on
Syria Chemical Arms 'Slips Away'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: America is
Leaving - We'll End Up All Alone

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Diplomatic
Solution is the Only Solution

ISRAEL HAYOM: The Stage is
Set; Let the Propaganda Begin


Tishreen, Syria
Misunderstanding between
East and West Begins in Syria

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The two exchange prophecies and
counter-prophecies: of a West about
which we in the East know little -
other than the picture of its political
claws ripping into the flesh of our
occupied lands; and an Islam about
which the West knows little - other
than its simplistic image of so-called
'political Islam,' which is a phrase
invented by the U.S. administration
itself as a pretext for its new war
against the entire Muslim world.”

— CLERIC Hussein Ahmed Shahada

THE HEART OF THE MISUNDERSTANDING?

Thawra Al-Wada, Syria
Russia's Plan Isn't Perfect:
It Offers Lifeline to Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Perhaps the Russian initiative has
contained the momentum of the
planned aggression against Syria and
defused a war in the region. On the
other hand, it has thrown a lifeline
to U.S. President Barack Obama,
who got himself entangled in threats
and intimidation, then wandered
in search of a face-saving way out.”

— COLUMNIST Nasser Munzir

STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ...

Debka File, Israel
Obama-Putin Deal on Syria
Also Eases Iran Sanctions

“For President Obama, the two
issues - the disposal of Syria’s
chemical weapons and resolution
of the nuclear controversy with
Iran - were closely interwoven
in his quiet exchanges with Putin,
which emphasized diplomacy.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Worldmeets.US, Global Archive
September 11, 2001:
A Worldmeets.US Look
Back at Global Reaction

As a way of recalling the mind-
boggling changes that have
occurred since September 11,
2001, we have compiled this
archive of stories about the
attacks from around the world
that the Worldmeets.US team
has posted since the fateful day.

— MANAGING EDITOR
William Kern

A DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Debka File, Israel
Obama Again Puts Strike
and Congress Vote on Hold
to Try Russian Proposal

“Syria Foreign Minister Moallem
was informed that the Kremlin
expected a positive and speedy
answer from President Assad.
Within the hour, he came back
with a welcome for the Russian
'proposal' to place Syria's chemical
weapons under global control.
But he said nothing about letting
the arsenal be moved out of the
country and destroyed, as both
Lavrov and Kerry have specified.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

OBAMA: HELPED OR HURT BY PUTIN?


JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Latest Middle East Disaster and
the Republicans to the Rescue

ISRAEL HAYOM: Middle East Tense as
Moment of Truth on Syria Draws Near

ISRAEL HAYOM: Syria
Strike Will be no Tea Party

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Air Force
Plans to Target Syria's Air Force,
Missiles and Air Defenses


Kayhan, Iran
Guard Commander Warns
U.S. on Syria: 'You are
Making Another Mistake'

“If the Americans hadn't made
so many mistakes before, we
wouldn't be making such strong
remarks. However, because
their behavior and actions in
the region have been so replete
with error, we are warning
them not to make yet another.”

— Brigadier General Hossein
Salami of the Revolutionary
Guard Corps Aerospace Force

IRANIAN WORDS OF REASON?

Debka File, Israel
Putin 'Choreographs'
Obama's G20 Isolation

“But even if Putin manages to
isolate Obama diplomatically by
carrying a majority motion
against U.S. a military strike,
he will still have to face up to
the failure of his policy to
prevent the United States from
carrying out its second military
offensive against an Arab nation
in two years - following Libya.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

OBAMA: INTO THE LION'S DEN?


YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Europe's Syrian Disgrace


Akselar, Syria
Al Faisal Implores Arab
League to Back Force:
Syria is Already Occupied'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is no longer acceptable to say
that any global intervention is an
interference in Syrian domestic
affairs, because it is the regime
in Damascus that has thrown its
doors wide open to the forces
of Iran's Republican Guard and
Hezbullah to such an extent,
that Syria can only be described
as country under occupation.”

— Saudi Foreign Minister
Prince Saud Al Faisal

SAUDIS PUTTING ON THE HEAT

Israel National News, Israel
Israeli Politicians Slam U.S.
on Hesitation ... Hypocrisy

"Tehran is opening the champagne
and switching into higher gear en
route to nuclear weapons. Anyone
who thinks Mr. Obama will attack
Iran, based on evidence that Tehran
crossed the red line toward nuclear
weapons, is probably hallucinating."

— HOUSING MINISTER Uri Ariel

ISRAELI POLTICIANS VENT ON SYRIA

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
'Implores' Ministers Not to Talk
of Obama's Decision on Syria


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Iraq Scares Britain
Out of Middle East

“The 'dodgy dossier' of
intelligence that Tony
Blair presented to the
Parliament in 2003,
which proved wholly
misinformed, led the
U.K. to take part in
the Iraq invasion. ...
Many of those who
voted in favor of that
2003 motion– which
preceded the bombing
of Baghdad by hours–
voted no on action
in Syria on Thursday.”

— CORRESPONDENT
By Micheal Wilner

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
Dilemma and Understandable
Caution When it Comes to Syria

THE DAILY STAR: America's Stigma
DEBKA FILE: Mideast on High Alert,
as Obama's Last-Ditch Bid for
Syria Deal with Tehran Fails

JERUSALEM POST: Moral Outrage
Over Syria - and What Comes Next

ISRAEL HAYOM: For Israelis,
Gas Masks are Not the Issue

DEBKA FILE: Expecting Obama
to Tie Israeli Hands, Assad May
Hit Israel for U.S. Strike

DEBKA FILE: Israeli Reserves
Called; U.S. Beefs Up Qatar Base;
Syria Moves Units to Shelter


Al Wafd, Egypt
Why Does Muhamad ElBaradei
'Traitorously' Pander to U.S.?!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Instead of resigning, it would have been
better for ElBaradei to have informed his
friends in America and the West on the
idiotic actions carried out by the Muslim
Brotherhood. Now calls to hold ElBaradei
accountable for his stance are pouring in.
He attacks the Brotherhood and accuses
it of bloodshed, yet rejects the way in
which the armed sit-ins were resolved
... isn't that profoundly paradoxical?”

— COLUMNIST Wagdy Zein Eldeen

ELBARADEI: WHY DID HE DECIDE TO RESIGN?

Debka File, Israel
Western-Middleast Military
Action Prepared for Syria;
Russia on Military Alert

“Western and Middle East powers
led by Washington began moving
Saturday into Sunday toward a first
strike against Syria. Moscow has
placed its Mediterranean and Black
Sea fleets amd rapid deployment
forces in south and central Russia.”

— DEBKA FILE Editorial

ISRAEL HAYOM: Thirty Seconds
Over Damascus is All U.S. Needs

INDEPENDENT: America
is 'Arrogant and Unreliable'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Al-Qaeda
Plan to 'Change the Face of
History' Led to U.S. Scare

INDEPENDENT: Like Tehran,
Assad Crosses 'Red Lines' Under
Cover of West's Doubletalk


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
America's 'Creative Chaos'
in Egypt Must Be Blocked

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“America threw all of its weight
behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
Washington ignored the Muslim
Brotherhood's actions and has
exaggerated measures that
have been taken to oppose it.”

— COLUMNIST Adnan Kamel Salah

HOSNI MUBARAK: HE'S BAAACK!

Debka File, Israel
Brotherhood's Top Leader
Badie Detained; Islamist
Resistance to Army 'Folds'

“Most Brotherhood leaders are
now in custody or have fled the
country, some of them to Gaza.
The detention of Badie marks
the collapse of his movement's
resistance to Defense Minister
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's takeover.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

FALL FROM HIEGHTS OF POWER

ISRAEL HAYAT: Terrorists 'Aim
to Hit Israeli, Jewish Targets
Worldwide' in Coming Weeks


Kayhan, Iran
Can President Rohani
Break 'Zionist Grip'
Over Capitol Hill?

“The emergence of President
Rohani, particularly at a time
when President Obama no
longer needs to worry about
re-election, makes possible
what has been unimaginable.”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

IS THIS A NEW DAY FOR IRAN?

Debka File, Israel
U.S. Terror Alert Prompted
by Possible 'Suicide Bombers
Implanted with Explosives'

“Debka File's counterterror sources
add that plastic explosives in the body
of a would-be suicide bomber without
metal components are undetectable by
standard screening devices like those
used at most international airports.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

GAME-CHANGING BODY-BOMBERS?

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S. Overreaction
is Psychological Victory for al-Qaeda


Kayhan, Iran
Leaders Hope Rohani
Inaugural Brings Shift
in Treatment of Iran

“We have always believed,
and continue to believe, in
interacting with the world.
The most important point,
however, is to understand
the other side and grasp its
goals and tactics, because
if we don't it will trip us up.”

— SUPREME LEADER
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

GOODBYE AHMADINEJAD ...

Debka File, Israel
Kerry in 'Secret' Final-
Status Talks with
Netanyahu and Abbas

“Secretary of State drives
Palestinian and Israeli leaders
to get down to brass tacks on
borders, security, Jerusalem
and the Jordan River Valley.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DO NEW TALKS HAVE A CHANCE?

DEBKA FILE: Kerry Builds
U.S.-Arab Superstructure to
Direct Israel-Palestinian Talks

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry
says Talks Aim for Final-
Status Deal in 9 Months

JERUSALEM POST: Resolution
in U.S. Senate Backs Kerry's
Middle East Peace Push

JERUSALEM POST: U.S. Officials
Say Palestinian Referral of Israel
to ICC Unlikely While Talks Last


Israel, UAE, U.K., Qatar, Iran
Helen Thomas - Views
and Video from Abroad

“Thomas was a fearless speaker of
truth to power, taking on the
Washington establishment on issues
such as the invasion of Iraq, official
secrecy and Israel. She may have on
occasion been on the wrong side of
her peers, but Helen Thomas was
certainly on the right side of history.”

— EDITORIAL, The National

SHE ALTERED LANDSCAPE FOREVER

Al Arabiya, U.A.E.
America's 'Conspiracy'
Against People of Egypt

“What really surprised me was
American insistence on defying
the popular will even by taking
a path that opposes what the
Americans consider the only
way to achieve real democracy.”

— Former Mubarak Minister
Abdel Latif el-Menawy

AMERICA DEMONIZED IN EGYPT

AL-ARABIYA: Truths and Lies
about America's Role in Egypt


Debka File, Israel
U.S. Deploys Marines to
Halt Israel-Egypt Action

“Israel is accused of independent
military action against Syria, and
the Egyptian army of persecuting
the Muslim Brotherhood after
toppling former President Morsi.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

MARINES, NAVY EYE EGYPT, ISRAEL

Sud Quotidien, Senegal
Applause for Sall After 'Heroic'
Anti-Gay Face-Off with Obama

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“We salute the brave position of
President Sall against the powerful
Obama. ... We encourage all the
Senegalese to rally around Sall so
he doesn't feel alone facing the
recurring multifaceted maneuvers
of the gay amd lesbian lobbies.”

— Statement By Jamra,
Senegalese NGO that
opposes homosexual rights

PRAISE FOR REJECTING GAY RIGHTS

The Daily News, Tanzania
Mama Sarah Explains Why
Obama 'Snubbed' Kenya

“People of America accepted
my son thanks to his generosity.
He loves people and will not
involved himself with those
whose integrity he questions.
In that, he is so much like his
father, a typical Luo man
who was tall and stood upright.”

— Mama Sarah, Obama's
Paternal Grandmother

THE BIGGEST QUESTION IN KENYA

The Independent, South Africa
Obama's Six Deadly Sins

“A controversy has erupted at
the University of Johannesburg
over the decision to award
Obama an honorary doctorate.
... It is important, under these
circumstances, to offer a solid
case for the prosecution, acting
as a Counsel for Damnation in
'trying' the first Black president
of the U.S. for six 'crimes'
of omission and commission.”

— Adekeye Adebajo, Director,
Centre for Conflict Resolution

OBAMA COMES UNDER ATTACK

EARLIER AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST POSTS
La Jornada, Mexico
Undocumented Cannot Count
on Obama Migration Initiative

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It is fair to wonder whether Obama has
the necessary determination to carry out
his plan to offer temporary migration
regularization, particularly given what
this may mean for the remainder of his
term. Among other items, the possibility
exists that the Republican opposition
will hold up passage of the country's
budget package for next year, which
would bring significant economic risk not
only to the United States but the world."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

DOES PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE THE MOJO?


El Universal, Mexico
Mexican Leaders Must Back
Mr. Obama on Immigration

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The economic and social agenda of
the U.S. continues to run up deficits,
deficiency and imbalances. Migration
is one of them. The situation should
be reviewed carefully and responsibly
in terms of what Mexico can do to
support Mr. Obama in his battle for
regularization, which to us is not an
issue involving foreigners."

— COLUMNIST Luis Herrera-Lasso

WHAT CAN MEXICO DO FOR OBAMA?


Globe & Mail, Canada
For GOP, Keystone
is a Weapon - and
Obama the Target

"The GOP holds all of the
cards, they're winning,
and they have every
interest in keeping the
game going. The way for
Mr. Obama to make his
problem go away? Cut his
losses and end the game.
Approve the XL pipeline
before Congress returns."

— EDITORIAL, Globe & Mail

KEYSTONE: TIME TO SAY YES?

GLOBE & MAIL: Obama's Keystone
Stance Unworthy of Good Neighbors

NATIONAL POST: Canadians
Finally Get Why Americans
gave up on Obama

TORONTO STAR: Why the
Keystone Pipeline Doesn't Matter

TORONTO STAR: Canada Losing
Friends Over Climate Change


Estadao, Brazil
Like her Friend Putin,
the 'Incompetent' Dilma
Lives in 'Another World'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Guided only by puerile anti-
Americanism, Dilma was one
of the few heads of state
among G20 leaders to save
Putin from the isolation to
which he condemned himself.
In doing so, she may please
her third world cheerleaders
who always thrill at the sight
of someone challenging the
U.S. and its Western allies,
but she diminishes the role of
Brazil. ... The cynicism of the
Russian autocrat is no greater
than Dilma's incompetence."

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

ROUSSEFF: ON THE WRONG SIDE?


O Globo, Brazil
U.S. and China Pact:
Climate Change Game
'Begins in Earnest'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“In Beijing, U.S. President
Obama and China President
Xi signed an agreement that
sounds like a great first step
toward everything scientists,
the U.N., environmentalists
and climate experts have
been begging for. Together,
the two giants account for
45 percent all the world's
air pollution. The initiative
sends the message that the
game has begun in earnest."

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

WILL THIS REALLY HELP?

The Diplomat, Japan
China and Russia Seek
Expanded Defense Ties

"The message is clear: China and
Russia may both be more or less
estranged from Western powers,
but they have each other. China
and Russia share the same stated
goal as the U.S. and its allies - a
peaceful, stable Asia-Pacific -
but they have very different
views about how to get there."

— COLUMNIST Shannon Tiezzi

PUTIN-XI: THEY HAVE EACH OTHER


Local Media, Australia
G20: Threesomes,
Beer, and Social
Media in Brisbane

It's time to get a last
take on the G20 from
Brisbane's local media
outlets. Not only does
it include some left-
handed compliments
for President Obama
and some off-color
references to a
'threesome' involving
President Obama, Aussie
Prime Minister Tony
Abbott and Japan Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, it
includes a look at the
obvious: a summary of
what the final G20
Communique says.

— CANADIAN COVERAGE

A FAREWELL TO BRISBANE

Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, The Age
Wall-to-Wall G20
Coverage from Australia

The G20 Summit is underway in
Brisbane, and the Aussie press is
covering it wall to wall. This is
the latest news and the sounding
of some of the nation's leading
columnists on Russian warships,
the 'frontshirting' of Vladimir
Putin, hand-wringing over the
U.S.-China emissions agreement,
and some badmouthing of the U.S.

— Latest from G20 in Brisbane

MAJOR ECONOMIES IN TIME OF WAR


Briz 21, 7 News, RT, FT, Sky News, Euronews
VIDEOS: G20 Opens in Australia;
Russian Warships Raise Tension

It's time for the last summit of President
Obama's Asia trip - the G20 in Brisbane
Australia. Unlike the G8/G7, Vladimir
Putin has not been excluded to the G20,
the ramifications of which are already
being felt. After Australia Prime Minister
Abbott challenged Russian President Putin
over MH17 at the APEC Summit in Beijing,
Russian warships steamed over to the
time Australian coast just as Putin landed
in the country. Here is a sampling of global
coverage of these and other issues from
around the world - starting with local
reports from Brisbane, Australia:

— VIDEO on the G20 in Brisbane

Financial Post, Toronto Star, Macleans, Canada
Canadians Watch, Hope,
and Fret Over Keystone
Pipeline Debate in U.S.

With the Republicans taking
complete control of the U.S.
Congress and the sealing of
an emissions reduction deal
between the United States
and China, Canadian papers
are packed with comment
about whether all of this
means that President Obama
is more ikely to approve Phase
4 of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Here is a sample of the debate
in the Canadian press today.

— CANADIAN COVERAGE

The National Post, Canada
Talk of 'Significant Progress'
on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
is 'Pure Bureaucratic BS'

"'Significant progress' was made at the
8th round of talks in September 2011.
The same meaningless cliche was used
again in July, August, and September
2012, July and October 2013, and May
2014. Then there was the sense of a
breakthrough in Hanoi in September
when 'important progress' was made."

— CORRESPONDENT John Ivison

TRANS-PACIFIC PARNERSHIP BS

SCMP, CCTV, White House, China, U.S.
TEXT-VIDEO: Obama Meets Xi;
Climate Deal; Obama Denies
U.S. Role with HK Protesters

After a 'private banquet' and 'an evening
stroll,' Hong Kong's South China Morning
Post reports that Presidents Obama and Xi
signed agreements on trade, defense and
security, but the deal on the environment
will likely to have the greatest impact.
Of course, whether agreed to limits on
emissions are kept is entirely dependent
on the economies of the two countries.
The two leaders agreed to military
'confidence building measures' to 'reduce
the risks of accidental clashes - which one
would have hoped was already the case.
And a few days ago, an agreement was
struck to reduce duties on electronics.

— The Latest from APEC and Beijing

XI AND OBAMA: SIGNING DEALS IN BEIJING


Folha, Brazil
Republican Victory
Plunges Americas
Summit into Crisis

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The so-called Bolivarian
countries have announced
that they will only take part
in the Summit in April if
Cuba were invited, which
the U.S. opposes. President
Dilma Rousseff supports
Cuba, which means she will
support a de facto 'disinvite'
to Obama precisely when,
in theory, a rapprochement
between the two nations
would be under way after
the Edward Snowden
episode. … This situation
was there before the
Republican victory, but after
it, things have gotten far
more difficult for Obama."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

A SHOWDOWN NEXT APRIL

Russia Today, CCTV, White House
VIDEOS: Putin, Obama,
Xi, Entertainments at
APEC Summit in China

This is a posting of video from
the APEC summit so far, which
includes a look at the dizzying
array of entertainment put on
for APEC leaders, starting with
the kooky dinner welcomes,
the keynote speeches of Putin,
Obama and Chinese President
Xi, and then performances for
visiting dignitaries - which
are quite impressive indeed.

— PUTIN, OBAMA, XI AND APEC

POLITICS AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Daily Tribune, The Philippines
FLASHBACK: New York Times,
CNN Join in Shaming Aquino
Response to Typhoon Haiyan

It was precisely a year ago that the
Philippines was struck by typhoon
Haiyan/aka typhoon Yolanda. The
strongest storm ever recorded at
landfall, the monster typhoon killed
at least 6300 Filipinos. This column
from the Daily Tribune of the
Philippines, posted November 14,
2013, outlines the scale of the disaster
and the response which was nearly
as catastrophic as the weather event.

— REPORTERS Angie M. Rosales,
Ed Velasco, Charlie V. Manalo
and Gina Peralta-Elorde

TYPHOON HAIYAN: A YEAR AGO

Huanqiu, China
U.S. Midterms: Two
Years of 'Bickering'
is Opening for China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"With the United States in
need of political consensus
to push through domestic
reforms, its political system
continues to bleed out its
resources on partisan battle.
Whether this is being done
out of pride or frustration
is even being debated by
the Americans themselves."

— EDITORIAL, Hunaqui

MIDTERMS A BOON TO CHINA?


The Age, Australia
VIDEO: Seinfeld Aussie
Parliament Takeover

RealVideoNov. 5, 00:03:10

This is strange: moments
from the Seinfeld comedy
series interposed into clips
of Australian Parliamentary
debates. Why you may ask?
You'll have to e-mail the
prankster who made it -
his name is Huw Parkinson.

— SEINFELD IN CANBERRA

SEINFELD INVADES AUSTRALIA

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Americans Despair
at Nation's Direction

"The U.S. midterm election
results are the equivalent in
a parliamentary system of a
vote of no confidence in
President Obama. They also
reflect a serious crisis of
confidence for Americans.'"

— COLUMNIST Tom Switzer

AMERICA'S CRISIS OF CONDFIDENCE

Globe & Mail, Canada
Do Republicans Simply
Understand Voters Better?

“Personally, I think most Americans
are basically pragmatic. Domestically,
they want governments that work,
and globally they want strength
without adventurism. That seems
reasonable enough to me. As for Mr.
Obama’s legacy - right now, it's hard
for me to see it. I wouldn’t be
surprised if he sinks without a trace."

— COLUMNIST Margaret Wente

REPUBLICANS: MORE UNDERSTANDING?

TORONTO SUN: It's Time
to say 'Yes' to Keystone

GLOBE & MAIL: Republicans
Win, but America Suffers


Toronto Star, Canada
Republicans Dealt Blow,
But Have Yet to Seal Deal

“Two in three Americans - whipped
into a lather by strident Republican
negativity - have succumbed to a
futile anger. They have persuaded
themselves that the nation is heading
for a train wreck when it remains
the envy of much of the world. ...
Crucially, the Republicans have yet
to give working Americans a
positive reason to support them. "

— EDITORIAL, Toronto Star

AMERICANS MISLED BY REPUBLICANS?

Global View, Europe, Asia, Africa
VIDEOS: Global Tour:
Reaction to Midterms -
France, Britain, Iran,
Russia, China, South
Africa and Australia

RealVideoNov. 5, THIRTEEN VIDEOS

This is a sampling of how
broadcasters around the
world are covering today's
midterm election results.

— MIDTERMS: A Global View

TAKING THE GLOBAL PULSE

Macleans, Canada
Obama's Horrid Night May
Be Good News for Canada

“Republicans have wrested control
of Congress—and that could help
Canada’s energy and infrastructure
agendas. ... By replacing Democrat
Mark Udall of Colorado with Cory
Gardner, Republicans gained a 60th
Keystone pro-pipeline vote, making
their majority filibuster-proof. "

— COLUMNIST Luiza Ch. Savage

A BOOST FOR KEYSTONE PIPELINE

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
China's Secret Submarine
Caves: Beyond the Prying
Eyes of the United States

"Beneath the surface of the South
China Sea off the tropical Chinese
resort island of Hainan, an under-
water tunnel guides subs into a
lair reminiscent a Bond spy film."

— REPORTER David Tweed
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CHINA'S HIDEOUTS UNDER THE SEA


Indian Country Today, Native America
U.S. Students Need
to Be Taught Native
American History

“In Germany, students in
elementary school recieve
mandatory lessons on the
Holocaust. In South Africa,
a Truth and Reconciliation
Commission bore witness
to Apartheid. ... It is time
for America to shine a
light on its relationship
with the native Indians."

— Kevin Leecy, Chairman
of the Bois Forte Ojibwe

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

INDIAN COUNTRY: U.S.
Founding Fathers Knew
Indian Nations are Sovereign


La Jornada, Mexico
Despite 'Disgust' with
Obama, U.S. Hispanics
Need to Go and Vote

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"If the Senate is lost, however,
the plan to reform treatment
of the undocumented would be
forbidden, and without a
congressional counterweight
to Republican policies against
illegals in the House, numbers
of deportations would rise. For
those two reasons alone, it is
important that Hispanics go
and vote on November 4th."

— COLUMNIST
Arturo Balderas Rodrigue
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WILL MINORITIES SAVE THE DEMS?


Folha, Brazil
Modern Terrors:
West's Criminal
Justice 'Off Rails'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“If people are to lose
their status as citizens
for having been sent
to prison, the only
logical solution would
be to shove criminals
into prison forever. Or,
to have them executed
and be done with it."

— COLUMNIST
Joao Pereira Coutinho

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Vermelho, Brazil
Defeat for Dilma Means
Victory for the 'Empire

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"A Dilma win would guarantee
that the project of integration
will suffer no interruptions,
while a victory of Aecio Neves
may delay not only the process
of Latin American liberation
from the clutches of Empire,
but compromise the BRICS."

— COLUMNIST Umberto Martins
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WHY THE BRAZIL POLLS MATTER


Macleans, Canada
Canada Needs Less
Security - Not More

“You could build higher
fences around Parliament
Hill. But then the next
one will shoot up a parade.
You could put a rifle on
every street corner. Yet
the next one will use a
grenade. You could pat
down everyone coming
into Downtown Ottawa.
Then the next one will
attack us at Rideau Hall.'"

— COLUMNIST Scott Gilmore

ON NOT GIVING IN TO TERROR

GLOBE & MAIL: Ottawa Gunman
Sought to Renew Libyan Passport

THE STAR: Prime Minister Hid in
Anteroom - 'We were Fu--ing Lucky'

THE SUN EDITORIAL: Attack Shows
Why Canada Must Help Defeat ISIL

THE SUN: Obama
and the Red Line Lie


The National, Canada
VIDEO: Terrorist Attack
Details Come Into Focus

RealVideoOct. 23, 00:48:05

Canada's national nightly news
broadcast from last night. The
program examines in detail
surveillance footage showing
the gunman before his attack,
Canada's tribute to the man
who shot dead the gunman,
and a look at how Canada
might change after the attack.

— HOST Peter Mansbridge

TERROR ATTACK AFTERMATH

Globe and Mail, Canada
Attack on Ottawa:
What We Know so Far

“THE SUSPECT: Michael Zehaf-
Bibeau -- 32 years old -- Father
is a Quebec businessman who
may have fought in Libya in
2011 -- Mother is deputy chair
on Canada’s Immigration and
Refugee Board -- Zehaf-Bibeau
intended to travel to Libya and
study Islam, but was unable to
secure valid travel documents
from federal officials -- Zehaf-
Bibeau frequently talked about
the presence of Shaytan, an
Arabic term for devils, in the
world, according to a friend.'"

— REPORTER Evan Annett

SHOOTER: WHY DID HE DO IT?

GLOBE & MAIL EDITORIAL:
After Attack, We're Still Canada

GLOBE & MAIL: VIDEO: Reporter
Josh Wingrove on the Mood in
Ottawa the Day After the Attack


Toronto Sun, Canada
An Isolated Incident
or the First of Many
Terrorist Attacks?

“While people who monitor
the radicalization of Islamic
youth and of converts were
talking of this heinous act
being perhaps a retaliatory
act for Canada sending six
CF-18 hornets to Iraq and
question what our security
apparatus may have missed,
people here seem to be of
the opinion it’s more about
a fame-seeker's breakdown."

— COLUMNIST
Joe Warmington

CANADA ON ALERT: IS IT TERROR?

NATIONAL POST: After Terror
Attack, We Must Remember a
to Balance Security, Freedom

NATIONAL POST: After Ottawa
Shooting, a Sense that 'Nothing
Will Ever Be the Same Again'


Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Prime Minister Harper
Accused of Using Terror
Issue for Political Benefit

“I certainly hope that's not what
the prime minister is doing -
latching on to this kind of crisis
to help himself. I know that
Canadians deserve better than
just that. They deserve answers."

— OPPOSITION NDP LEADER
Tom Mulcair

Macleans, Canada
Facebook Tentacles:
'Freeze Your Eggs,
Ladies - it's On Us!

"We should ask whether
the focus on lady parts
reflects another form of
sexism: Why no perk for
the freezing of the male
gonadal product? Male
fertility has a shelf life,
too, though it's a topic
that is seldom discussed."

— COLUMNIST
Anne Kingston
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EGGS FREEZE: WHY WORRY?


Folha, Brazil
Specter of a Dilma
Defeat Puts Fear into
Latin American Left

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“'Of course it's a concern
that the right might return,'
says Bolivia President Evo
Morales. Aecio has said he
will approach toward the
Pacific Alliance - a notion
that Evo rejects outright.
He argues that the Pacific
Alliance is 'an instrument
of the U.S.,' that seeks to
'privatize electricity, the
water and the telephone.'
Clearly, economists from
the Aecio camp would
introduce ideas that are
opposed to Chavismo."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

BRAZIL: LEANING RIGHT?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Al-Qaeda Magazine Calls
for Return of Xinjiang to
Caliphate; and Boycott
of McDonalds, Walmart

"This shows how China's actions
in the region, like encouraging
the migration of Han Chinese
into Xinjiang and restricting
religious dress, are being used
by jihadists to confirm beliefs
that Muslims are threatened."

— REPORTER James Griffiths
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CHINA IN AL-QAEDA'S SITES, TOO


News, Australia
Aussie Troops on Standby
in UAE, Awaiting Status
of Forces Deal with Iraq

"Australia wants a Status of Forces
Agreement to legally indemnify
the Special Forces as they stand
alongside Iraqi Forces in combat
and call in air strikes on IS targets.
Australia sees the SoFA as crucial,
because the agreement would
mean it could not be accused of
participating in an invasion of
Iraq, as occurred back in 2003."

— NEWS ITEM, NEWS

TROOPS AWAIT BAGHDAD DEAL

Semana, Colombia
Fighting the 'Media-Created'
Scarecrow of Islamic State

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The Americans seem to follow
the example of the Mongol hordes,
having exchanged only medieval
horse archers for modern jets and
guided missiles. So today, under
the guise of the media-invented
scarecrow caliphate, or yesterday,
al-Qaeda, they have launched what
they call a 'universal war on terror,'
which is abstract enough, but has
quite specific targets on its radar."

— COLUMNIST Antonio Caballero
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QUESTIONING U.S. MEDIA NARRATIVE


United States, Defense Department
Super High Resolution
Electron Micrographs
of the Ebola Virus

For a real good look at what
we're dealing with, these are
three images that will give it
to you. The articles describe,
among other things, the
'medical countermeasures
program to protect U.S. troops
from biological warfare agents.'

— ELECTRON MICROGRAPHS

EBOLA: EXAMINING THE ENEMY

Australian, Australia
Australia Says 'Too Risky' to
Send Doctors in Ebola Zone

“There's a world of difference between
praising the selflessness of volunteers ...
and ordering Australian personnel to go
into a situation without the kind of risk
reduction that any responsible Australian
government would have to put in place."

— PRIME MINISTER Tony Abbott

AUSTRALIA KEEPS ITS DOCTORS HOME

El Espectador, Colombia
Dania Londono Suare:
The Girl Who Rocked
the U.S. Secret Service

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"She didn’t seem upset while
in my cab ... She even laughed
from time to time. She said the
man was on Obama's security
detail, that he told her this
while at the disco, and that the
man was rude, not only because
he only paid her 30 dollars, but
because he slammed the
hotel door right in her face."

— Cartagena Taxi Driver
Jose Pena
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PERKS OF THE SECRET SERVICE


El Universal, Mexico
U.S. Lawmakers Blind
to the Corruption and
Cartels in their Midst

TRANSLATED SPANISH

“The amount of the influence
amassed by Mexico's crime
cartels would be unthinkable
without active involvement of
accomplices within the U.S.
government. Up until now, it
has been found that the level
of infiltration has reached
border county sheriffs. One
must consider the possibility
that these networks have
already spread beyond that
level to higher authorities."

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

BRAZIL'S RIGHT SIDES WITH U.S.

The Diplomat, Japan
The Downfall of Kim Dotcom

"The fact that no real proof emerged at
the 'Moment of Truth' to back Dotcom's
much promised 'big reveal' – which
revolved around a conspiracy that New
Zealand had granted him residency only
to make it easier for the U.S. to
extradite him – only added to voters'
impression that he was a charlatan.'"

— Professor Geoffrey Miller

KIM DOTCOM: OVERPLAYED HIS HAND


Carta Maior, Brazil
As Dilma Calls for
Peace, Right Calls for
'Captain America'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“Our foreign policy columnist
'gunmen' accuse the president
of wanting to negotiate with
terrorists and recognizing the
Islamic State. In so doing, they
are firing blanks as part of a
concerted effort to deprive
the president of whatever
handful of votes they can. ...
How dare Dilma and Itamaraty
[Foreign Ministry] appeal for
a peaceful solution to conflict?”

— COLUMNIST Antonio Lassance

BRAZIL'S RIGHT SIDES WITH U.S.

The Monthly, Australia
America and the Fourth
Amendment: What Drives
Mr. Edward Snowden?

"Snowden had decided that, unlike
most previous whistleblowers, he
wouldn't try to remain anonymous.
He was convinced that the public
had a right to learn his motives
and determined to protect his NSA
colleagues from investigation. Nor
would he allow all his documents
to be dumped indiscriminately."

— COLUMNIST Robert Manne

THE FOURTH AMENDENT MATTERS


La Jornada, Mexico
Confronting the
'Digital Panopticon'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"In Mexico, the digital
sphere has become an
area in which the state
exercises direct coercion:
threats, intimidation,
the falsification of
Tweets and the cloning
of Web sites are part of
a catalogue of practices
designed to immobilize
critics and suspend basic
freedoms of expression."

— COLUMNIST Ilan Semo
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THE STATE VS. THE PEOPLE


Huanqiu, China
Inviting U.S. Meddling,
Hong Kong 'Radicals'
are Courting Disaster

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Hongkongers should take a
wider perspective and look
beyond the friction of this
particular circumstance. Hong
Kong society should be keenly
aware of its position in the
geopolitical rivalry between
China and the United States.
Hong Kong people should firmly
oppose the minority of radicals
in their midst attempting to
kidnap the destiny of the entire
city for their own political ends.
U.S. influence will inevitably
stretch out its hands toward
Hong Kong. If Hong Kong turns
into a wrestling arena for
America's 'Asia Pivot' to limit
China's rise, it would be a
disaster for our community.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

HONG KONG: AMERICA TO BLAME?

BBC Mundo, Argentina
Pope Francis Closes in on
Priest Charged w/Pedophilia
Who Escaped U.S. Justice

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"In July, a special papal envoy, Spanish
Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, paid a
rare visit to Paraguay that has been
interpreted as a mission to evaluate
the situation in the Dioceses of Ciudad
de Este, where the Argentine priest
accused of sexual abuse had been
working for nine years. One source
of tension within the heart of the
Paraguayan Church has been the
presence of Priest Carlos Urrutigoity
who was charged in 2002 of sexual
molestation by a student of the Saint
Gregory Academy in Pennsylvania."

— REPORTER Ignacio de los Reyes
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POPE CLOSING IN ON PEDOPHILE PRIEST


O Globo, Brazil
Post-Fukuyama: Between
Socialism and Barbarism

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“As Fukuyama himself now admits,
in a review of his phrase, history
reacted. Predatory finance capital
retains its power to dictate the
morals and customs of the time, but
it is no longer certain of a future
for only itself, nor does this synthetic
philosophy have the undisputed
blessing the Confucius on the right.
... How about the role of the left in
post-Fukuyama history? Socialism is
having an identity crisis. We may not
know what socialism is any more,
but to know what barbarism is, you
need only open your eyes.”

— COLUMNIST
Luis Fernando Verissimo

END OF HISTORY? NO? SOCIALISM? NO AGAIN

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Netanyahu Tells
U.N. 'ISIS and Hamas are
Branches of Same Tree'

RealVideoSept .29, 00:35:20

" ISIS and Hamas are branches of
the same poisonous tree. ... ISIS
and Hamas share a fanatical creed,
which they both seek to impose
well beyond the territory under
their control. So when it comes
to their ultimate goals, Hamas is
ISIS and ISIS is Hamas.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

NETANYAHU: COMES OUT SWINGING

U.N. Headquarters, New York
VIDEO: President Mahmoud
Abbas says Israeli Occupation
Breeds Terrorism Like ISIL's

RealVideoSept .26, 00:36:15

"This last war against Gaza was a series
of absolute war crimes carried out
before the eyes and ears of the entire
world, moment by moment, in a way
that makes it inconceivable that anyone
today can claim that they didn't realize
the magnitude and horror of the crime.”

—PRESIDENT Mahmoud Abbas

ISRAEL PART OF THE CAUSE OF ISIL?

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Syrian Envoy
says Anti-ISIL Coalition
'Better Late than Never'

RealVideoSept .29, 00:20:59

"The war on terror is not only
Syria's war. One day, those
terrorists will return to their
respective countries, and then
no country in the world will be
immune to terrorism recognizing
neither borders or geography.”

— FOREIGN MINISTER
Walid Al-Moallem

SYRIAN REGIME: VICTIM OF TERROR?

U.N. Headquarters, New York
Holy See: Dogma of a
'Clash of Civilizations'
Reinforces Terrorism

RealVideoSept .29, 00:20:57

"With the dramatic situation
in northern Iraq and some
parts of Syria, we are seeing
a totally new phenomenon:
the existence of a terrorist
organization which threatens
all States, vowing to dissolve
and replace them with pseudo-
religious world government.”

— Cardinal Pietro Parolin,
Vatican Secretary of State

THE VATICAN WEIGHS IN ON ISIL

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Foreign Miniser
Lavrov Says West Forced
Russia's Hand in Ukraine

RealVideoSept .27, 00:16:24

"It should be stated honestly that
no one has the monopoly on truth
and no one can anymore tailor
the global and regional processes
to one's own needs. ... forget
about unilateral interests and
national electoral cycles when it
comes to countering the global
threats to all of humanity.”

— FOREIGN MINISTER Sergei Lavrov

STAUNCH DEFENSE OF RUSSIAN ACTIONS

U.N. Headquarters, New York
VIDEO: India Prime Minister
Modi Castigates Nations
Using Terrorism as a 'Tool'

RealVideoSept .27, 00:35:39

"Today, slowly, the whole world
is witnessing terrorism spread all
over. But are we really making
integrated efforts to battle this
scourge? ... there are still some
countries that offer refuge to
international terrorists and use
terror groups as a tool of their
policy. Good terrorism and bad
terrorism. That is what we hear
these days.”

— Prime Minister Narendra Modi

MODI MAKES SMASHING U.N. DEBUT

Folha, Brazil
A Self-Fulfilling
Clash of Civilizations

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"What a pity that the values
which sustain the United
States domestically aren't also
embraced by its foreign policy."

— columnist Clovis Rossi

IS AMERICA CREATING THE CLASH?


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: At U.N., Venezuela
President Maduro Calls for
a Decolonized Puerto Rico

RealVideoSept .24, 00:32:23

"Oscar Lopez, whose only offense
was to defend Puerto Rico, has
been in a United States prison for
almost 35 years. Mr. Lopez has
been tortured. We call for the
immediate release of Mr. Lopez.”

— President Nicolas Maduro

TIME TO 'LIBERATE' PUERTO RICO?

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Ukraine Premier
Arseniy Yatsenyuk at
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:17:39

"Mr. Putin, you may win the
fight against the troops, but
you will never win the fight
against the united Ukrainian
nation - please help us God.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Arseniy Yatsenyuk

UKRAINE CRISIS UNRESOLVED

Midia News, Brazil
Silva Presidential Campaign
Looks to Turn NSA Scandal
to Advantage; Woos Obama

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

" The United States of Barack Obama
will have great affinity with Marina
Silva's Brazil, says campaign adviser
Mauricio Rands. According to him, a
focus of her program will be to take
a new approach to relations with the
U.S., which are being hurt by the
espionage scandal exposed by
ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden."

— NEWS ITEM, Media

SILVA: BLACK PRESIDENT FOR BRAZIL?


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Egypt President
Al Sisi Seeks Legitimacy

RealVideoSept .24, 00:17:39

"Egypt has suffered the scourge
of this terrorism since the 1920s,
when it concealed its poisonous
viewpoints behind religion to
achieve power and then
seek to establish a Caliphate State.”

— President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

AL-SISI USES IS TO DEFEND COUP

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Erdogan Defends
Turkey and Cites Double-
Standards of its Critics

RealVideoSept .24, 00:22:14

"All killings are crimes regardless
of weapons used. The U.N. did
nothing but watch events unspool
in Egypt, and the man committing
a coup was legitimized. If that
was a legitimate path to power,
why does the U.N. exist at all?”

— President Recep Erdogan

BROADSIDE AGAINST EGYPT CHIEF

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech to 69th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:38:00

"The only lasting solution to Syria's
civil war is political – an inclusive
political transition that responds
to the legitimate aspirations of all
Syrian citizens, regardless of creed
of ethnicity. ... Cynics may argue
that such an outcome can never
come to pass. But there is no other
way for this madness to end – one
year or ten years from now.”

— President Barack Obama

OBAMA COMES OUT PUNCHING

United Nations, New York
LIVE FEED: The 69th Opening
of the U.N. General Assembly

For the next few days, leaders from
almost every nation in the world will
address one another, highlighting the
issues they believe most deserve
consideration. There are 35 heads of
state and government scheduled to
speak today - and President Obama
is number 14 on today's speaker list.

— LEADERS ADRESS U.N.

HEADS OF STATE ADDRESS WORLD


The Australian, Australia
John Key Wins Smashing
Victory in New Zealand,
with Help of Kim Dotcom

"Kim Dotcom's big thrust to bring
down Key was a rally to highlight
government surveillance, billed
as 'The Moment of Truth.' ... the
bid urging voters to abandon the
government, due to its claimed
surveillance of the people seems
to have had a reverse effect."

— CORRESPONDENT Rowan Callick

DID SPY CHARGES HELP KEY WIN?


Guardian, NZ Herald, Intercept, U.K., N.Z., U.S.
VIDEO and TEXT: Kim Dotcom,
Greenwald, Assange, Snowden
Drop NZ Surveillance Bombshell

LINKS TO VIDEOS, TEXT, FROM U.K., U.S., AND NZ

"Web entrepreneur holds panel with Glenn
Greenwald, Julian Assange and Ed Snowden,
to expand on revelations that New Zealand
government sought to implement top-secret
mass surveillance program and misled public."

— SIX LINKS TO VIDEO AND TEXT

MASS SURVEILLANCE SHAKES UP NZ RACE

O Globo, Brazil
Battle of Granada Redux:
Islam's Revenge on West

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"After the grand illusion of the
Arab Spring, which laughably
foresaw democratic tomorrows
for the Middle East, the wheel
of history now rotates in reverse.
The threat of forces that seek
a rematch against Charles Martel
and the Catholic kings of Granada
is a systemic, never seen threat."

— FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER
Luiz Felipe Lampreia

ISLAMIC STATE: RETURN TO IBERIA?


Meet The Press (NBC), U.S.
VIDEO: James Baker III:
'Now People See Why
We Didn't Invade' Iraq

SEPT. 15, 00:07:09

"We need to have Russia, the
E.U., China and ourselves and
have a discussion, a conference
a negotiation over how we
empower the moderate forces
in the region, how we limit the
extremists in the region and
how we do all this without
inflaming the Sunni-Shia conflict."

— FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE
James A. Baker III

BAKER ON COALITION BUILDING

Global GPS (CNN), U.S.
VIDEO: Henry Kissinger
on a World in Crisis and
President Barack Obama

SEPT. 14, 00:06:07

"I'm very ambivalent (on Obama),
but I have gone out of my way
never to attack him personally or
not to harass individual policies.
... I have had concerns. I thought
we withdrew too rapidly from
Iraq, not just militarily but also
with a political presence, and I
have concerns about what will
happen in Afghanistan - but we
should try to come up
with nonpartisan solutions."

— FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE
Henry Kissinger

KISSINGER'S HAT IN THE RING

CCTV, China
VIDEO: China Calls for
Joint Terror Strategy;
Warns of Violations of
National Sovereignty

Sept. 11, 00:01:18

In expressing 'firm opposition'
to all terrorism,' Beijing has
signaled its disapproval of U.S.
operations in Syria without
Syrian government approval.

— NEWS SEGMENT, CCTV

ATTACK ON SYRIA IN QUESTION

O Globo, Brazil
'Ostentatious Terrorism':
9-11 to the Islamic State

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“George Bush declared war on
a generic enemy, attacking the
wrong country and using faulty
logic. ... It was not the attack
of 9-11 that changed the world.
It was the reaction of the U.S.
after 9-11 that changed the
world' - and not for the better.”

—COLUMNIST Dorrit Harazim

TERRORISM: TACTIC OF THE WEAK


CCTV, China
VIDEO: Chinese Analyst
Li Guofu on President
Obama's ISIL Strategy

Sept. 11, 00:04:35

Li Guofu, Director of the Center
for Middle East Affairs at China's
Institute of International Studies,
discusses the importance for of
building a 'broad coalition' to take
on the Islamic STate - especially
if it strikes Syria without approcal
of the Syrian government, which
he says would be regarded as a
violation of international law. He
says the United States 'needs legal
cover' in order to do so.

— NEWS SEGMENT, CCTV

ATTACK ON SYRIA IN QUESTION

Xinhua, China
France's Right-Wing Leader
Le Pen Denounces Suspension
of Warship Delivery to Russia

"This decision is very serious, first since
it runs contrary to the interests of the
country and reveals our subservience to
U.S. diplomacy. It will have a huge cost.
This order represents four months of
full employment in Saint-Nazaire."

— FRENCH NATIONAL FRONT
LEADER Marine Le Pen

Folha, Brazil
IS: Holy War of the
'Center' of the World

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Until very recently, the war
conducted by the Islamic State
was the real War of the End
of the World - the title of a
book by Mario Vargas Llosa. ...
The problem is that the group's
supporters have moved from
the end of the world to, for
example, Oxford Street in
London, the busiest shopping
street in the world, where
they hand out leaflets. All in
all, it is clear that bombing
mountains in Iraq will not be
enough to win this war."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

IS ISIL COMING TO TOWN?


Korean Central News, North Korea
Ferguson: American Society
a Human Rights 'Graveyard'

“Every year, the U.S. issues a report
taking issue with 'human rights record
of other nations as if it were a global
human rights judge. This time, though,
the U.S. is itself disgraced and is now
a global laughing stock. ... The U.S.
must sincerely accept the accusations
of the broad international community
and mind its own business.”

—NORTH KOREA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman

NORTH KOREA TALKS HUMAN RIGHTS


The Australian, Australia
Russians Pushing Flight
MH17 Crash Conspiracy

"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov is alleging there is a lack
of transparency in the probe into
MH17 after a document emerged
proporting to show a secret deal
between Australia and Ukrainian."

— CORRESPONDENT Jacquelin Magna

WHAT OF THE BLACK BOX DATA?


Folha, Brazil
Brazil Must Take Stance
on Continuing Gaza Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Another bloody stage of the Gaza
Gaza war seems to have come to
an end, but by no means does this
mean an end to the way it haunts
Brazil's diplomatic agenda, exactly
the one labeled a 'dwarf' by Israeli
Foreign Ministry spokesman Palmor.”

—COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

WILL BRAZIL LEADERS FIND THEIR VOICE?


Nikkei Asia Review, Japan
Sanctions Push Russia,
China Closer; Hurt Dollar

"Incapable of walking on its own two
feet, Iraq seems chained by internal
divisions and an unending cycle of
interventions. ... Iraq continues to
be a testing ground for foreign
ideological practices, whether U.S.
democracy or Saudi fundamentalism."

— COLUMNIST Eiji Furukawa

PUTIN AND XI: A FRIEND IN NEED


TIP NEWS (SIGNAPORE): The
Decline of U.S. Economic
Architecture; Rise of China's


Terra, Brazil
Obama Running for Office
in Brazil - with bin Laden!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“U.S. President Barack Obama and
terrorist Osama bin Laden were long
in conflict, until the al-Qaeda leader
was killed in a military operation in
May 2011. More than three years have
gone by, and far from the U.S. and
the Middle East, Brazilian versions of
the two are vying for to be federal
deputies in the October elections.”

—NEWS ITEM, Terra

'OBAMA' NOT DONE CAMPAIGNING


Epoca, Brazil
Post-Bush Iraq Remains a
Theater of War for Others

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Incapable of walking on its own two
feet, Iraq seems chained by internal
divisions and an unending cycle of
interventions. ... Iraq continues to
be a testing ground for foreign
ideological practices, whether U.S.
democracy or Saudi fundamentalism."

— COLUMNISTS
Rogerio Simoes and Fillipe Mauro

IRAQ: A DEVILISH CHALLENGE


Xinhua, China
Riots in Ferguson Expose
U.S. 'Human Rights Flaws'

"The Ferguson incident again shows
that even in a country that has for
years tried to play the role of global
human rights judge, there is much
room for improvement at home."

— COLUMNIST Li Li

BEIJING CRITICIZES ITS CRITICIZERS

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Ferguson Crisis Exposes
America's 'Political Decay'

"Many in the U.S. and across the
world have weighed in on the
underlying causes of escalating
violence in Ferguson. ... There
has been an utter decimation of
a politics capable of changing the
immediate and underlying facts
that led Michael Brown's murder."

— PROFESSOR Thomas Adams

A DETERIORATING BODY POLITIC


SMH: How Ferguson Police
Became a Militarized Unit
Equipped for War

SMH: Ferguson a Symptom
of a Wider American Malaise


Edmonton Journal, Canada
Ferguson: Militarized
Policing in Canada
Now Under Scrutiny

"If you don't keep this in
check, it's like a cancer,
it will metastasize into the
justice system. ... We can
learn from what's going on
in the U.S. by making sure
that it does not happen here."

— REPORTER Tyler Dawson

ROLE OF POLICE QUESTIONED


La Presse, Canada
Time, Demographics Will
Prevent Future Fergusons

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The demonstrations we are seeing
will eventually run out of steam.
The chasm that exists in the United
States promises to eventually fade,
particularly since, within decades,
the number of visible minorities will
supplant those held by the Whites."

— COLUMNIST Pascale Breton

WILL BLACK COPS MAKE IT BETTER?

O Globo, Brazil
Obama to Rousseff:
Get Your Data House
in Order Already!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Last year you were angry
because my NSA monitored
the communications of your
government, but now you
have shown that you haven't
taken care of it. What your
government says is that it
doesn't permanently track
the communications network.
That data needs to be stored
for eternity - not for just six
months! Madam, the security
of your network is flea bitten."

— PRESIDENT Obama

ADVICE ON SURVEILLANCE


Folha, Brazil
Vladimir Putin 'No Hero'
for Troubling the U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Putin's Russia is homophobic.
Beyond that, it is extremely
reactionary. ... There are
plenty of reasons for Brazil
not to be tempted to get too
close to Putin. ... Part of the
left has always remained anti-
American, so when someone
like Putin comes to the fore
trying to create complications
for the U.S., they begin to
treat him almost like a hero.
That's nonsense."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

SHOULD BRAZIL BACK SANCTIONS?

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Don't Smear Afghan Forces
for U.S. General's Murder

"Being ensconced in a hasty retreat,
President Obama asked the Afghan
government to speed recruitment
and to stand up the Army and police
to weather the U.S. withdrawal.
Under pressure, the Defense
Ministry had to process 7,000 new
recruits per month, so corners
were cut on background checks."

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

AFGHANISTAN: BLAMING THE U.S.


Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
U.S. Still Killing Afghans
'Like We Were Insects'

"America has two faces: one it
wears at home and another it
wears abroad. The two faces
are 180 degrees opposed. At
home, Americans are told that
their government fights for
democracy and human rights -
including women's rights and
tackling terrorism. Abroad,
however, U.S. leaders go
against what they say at home.

— EDITORIAL,
Afghanistan Times

OBAMA: NO BETTER THAN BUSH?


Prensa Libre, Guatemala
Breaking Power for the Few
and 'Democratizing Liberty'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Many of today's problems arise from
concentrations of power and wealth:
slow growth, social exclusion, media
manipulation, migration, violence,
impunity, corruption, barriers to
competition and many other negative
conditions. An economy concentrated
in the hands of a few, and democracy
captured by the same, becomes a
plutocracy (government of the rich)."

— COLUMNIST Samuel Perez-Attias

FLEEING PLUTOCRACY IN GUATEMALA

O Globo, Brazil
America's 'Justified'
Intervention in Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The creation of the caliphate,
with its fundamentalist take on
Islam, doesn't only threaten
Iraq, Syria, and the region.
It threatens the entire world.

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

BACKING FOR U.S. INTERVENTION


Diario Co Latino, Brazil
The Undeniable Power
of Our Migrant Children

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Unaccompanied Central American
children have achieved what all
others efforts have failed to do:
they have brought together the
presidents of the Northern
Triangle nations with the world's
most powerful chief executive -
Barack Obama. How wonderful
that the children have power."

— EDITORIAL, Diario Co Latino

THE MOST VULNERABLE HAVE POWER

La Jornada, Mexico
Obama on Immigrants:
'Indifferent and Erratic'

"Obama's statement yesterday
is consistent with the erratic,
disappointing, and quite tardy
presentation that characterizes
his White House performance."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

OBAMA: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE


Folha, Brazil
The Price of Hamas'
'Phychological Win'
Not Worth Paying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"My sense after many trips
to the region is that there
is a growing national pride
among Israelis for having
to live as they do under
fire. The Palestinians are
also besieged and paying a
price - not just mentally
but with their lives. All so
Israel can soothe the
nerves of its own people."

— COLUMNIST Clovi Rossi

WHAT IS TOO HIGH A PRICE?

El Periodic, Guatemala
John McCain Bodes Ill
for Central Americans

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"If Senator McCain, who sits on
the Subcommittee on Western
Hemispheric Affairs, is going to
be the standard bearer of the
Republicans' new policy toward
Latin America, in terms of
immigration we are entering a
new low in relations with the
United States, accompanied by
collision, tension, and hostility.
In the middle will be extremely
vulnerable child immigrants.

— COLUMNIST Edgar Gutierrez

CENTRAL AMERICA'S 'BAD NEIGHBOR'?


Multiple Outlets, India
VIDEOS: Frying Pan
Into Fire: John Kerry
Faces India Spy Storm

EIGHT VIDEOS ON KERRY'S VISIT

While Secretary of State Kerry
may have escaped the Middle
East cauldron, he seems to have
landed in another one in India,
since almost every news item
mentions Indian outrage over
NSA mass surveillance against
India, its government, and its
political parties,notably the BJP.

— VIDEOS ON KERRY IN INDIA

NSA SURVEILLANCE STRIKES AGAIN

Carta Maior, Brazil
ISIL: The Latest Disastrous
Tool of Western Statecraft

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"For the sake of its obsessively anti-
Iran stance, Washington allowed the
growth of Wahhabism (the most
radical branch of Islam), and the
formation of a large army, to which
it gave a territorial basis to dominate
areas of Syria and Iraq - something
that al-Qaeda never succeeded in
doing. America. acted like Harry
Potter with his first magic wand:
the United States liberated forces
it didn't understand or control."

— COLUMNIST
Francisco Carlos Teixeira

WHY WASHINGTON WANTS MALIKI OUT


La Jornada, Mexico
Obama Deportations
Fail Child Migrants

"The massive deportation
of an undetermined number
of migrant children, which
Obama announced in front
of fellow Central American
leaders, will not ameliorate
the problem, but worsen it."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

IS THE U.S. BLIND TO HISTORY?

Carta Maior, Brazil
Protesters at BRICs
Summit Seek Asylum
for Edward Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Member of the Chamber of
Deputies Foreign Affairs
Committee, Ivan Valente said
that in addition to having a
tradition of granting asylum,
Brazil needs to defend its
sovereignty. 'The Brazilian
government has already given
a tough response from the
point of view of international
relations, but there needs
to be consequences,' he said."

— REPORTER Najla Passos

NEW PUSH FOR SNOWDEN ASYLUM


The Japan Times, Japan
Kerry 'Warns Abe' About
Visiting North Korea

"Secretary of State Kerry warned
that such a trip could disturb the
coordination involving Tokyo,
Washington and Seoul to rein in
N Korea's missile, nuke programs."

— NEWS ITEM, Kyoto

WASHINGTON LEANS ON TOKYO

Diario Co Latino, El Salvador
Child Migrants: 'Promises
and PR' are No Match for
the Power of 'U.S. Myth'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"There is no quick fix; no controls
can contain hope. The prevailing
myth of a better life in the U.S.,
achieved at any cost, the mirage of
better life in the land of the eagle
and dollar, cannot be vanquished
with promises, PR campaigns, social
media, or future projects. It can
only be defeated through social,
economic, and human realities."

— COLUMNIST Cesar Ramirez

BATTLING THE APPEAL OF THE U.S.


El Universal, Mexico
The Mass Migration
of Children Mexican
Authorities 'Missed'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The Foreign Ministry says
that things are going well.
Deputy Foreign Secretary
Rubio says that Mexico's
authorities make sure that
child migrants are safe in
shelters. ... To address a
problem, one must begin
by recognizing it. ... The
fact is that the authorities
of this country are not."

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

DENIAL: NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT


La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. Republican 'Police
Approach' to Crisis of Child
Immigration is 'Aberrant'

"This isn't the first time the most
fervent enemies of undocumented
immigrants have demanded the
massive deportation of those from
countries south of the Río Grande.
... The difference is that, in this
case, the life of the deported
minors would be endangered."

— COLUMNIST
Arturo Balderas Rodríguez

SHAMELESS POINT-SCORING WITH BASE

Excelsior, Mexico
Mexico is Doing 'Nothing'
as Migration Issue Spirals

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The immigration policies of our
country over the past few years
have oscillated between inaction
and the corruption of authorities
responsible for migration issues.
... The truth is that Mexico has no
immigration policy directed at
tackling the root of the problem."

— COLUMNIST Martin Espinosa

STANDOFF AT THE U.S. BORDER


La Prensa, Honduras
'Nobody's Children' at
the Mexico-U.S. Border

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Along the way, over 70% of
migrant children will die or be
enslaved. They never reach
their destination because they
are prey to vultures lying in
wait in Guatemala or Mexico
to sexually abuse them, force
them to join criminal gangs that
operate with impunity, or kill
them to intimidate others. They
are kids unwanted by anyone
- the children of no one."

— COLUMNIST Jorge Ortega

PITY THE LITTLE CHILDREN? ...

La Jornada, Mexico
Our Migrant Children and
Irresponsible Governments

"That the presidents of the United
States and Mexico agreed during a
phone call, to execute 'a regional
strategy to expedite repatriations'
is inadmissible and unbelievable!"

— Dr. Ana Maria Aragones

STATES COMPLICIT ON MIGRATION


Asia Times, Hong Kong
Iraq Pays Price of U.S.
Sectarian Meddling

“Iran's influence and interests
are so strong that despite much
saber-rattling by US President
Obama, the U.S. cannot possibly
modify the massively changing
reality in Iraq without Iran's help.”

— COLUMNIST Ramzy Baroud

O Globo, Brazil
Finally, an American Cry of
'Collective Sanity' on Guns

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"When will this insanity stop? When
will the nation say 'stop this madness?'
... Richard Martinez' cry of pain was
not a lone one. The words of this
middle-aged man, shaken by a wound
that he will carry with him as long as
he lives, sounded like a collective call,
a cry for reason on behalf of life."

— JOURNALIST Dorrit Harazim

ARE AMERICANS TURNING ON GUNS?


The Australian, Australia
U.S. Military Base in
Australia Formalized
- 'Likely to to Expand'

“The two leaders approved a
legal agreement formalizing
the deployment of around
1,300 U.S. Marines to the
Northern Territory of Darwin.
... While it is up to the U.S.
to propose specific military
cooperation, the agreement
means Australia is open to
hosting more U.S. Marines
over time, and the use of a
West Australian naval base
as a port for U.S. destroyers.”

—CORRESPONDENT David Crowe

La Jornada, Mexico
The 'Nazi Stench'
and U.S. 'Fascism'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The stench that emanated in the
wake of 9/11 and the series of
martial regulations and wartime
powers granted to the Executive
under laws based on anticipatory
self defense are reminiscent of
the 1933 fire at the Reichstag set
by the Nazis for the purpose of
seizing power. It is in this context
that one grasps the significance of
President Eisenhower's warning
about the threat to freedom and
constitutional rights posed by the
military-industrial complex. ... In
the words of Chris Hedges, the U.S.
is now in a post-constitutional era."

— COLUMNIST
John Saxe-Fernandez

WHAT TYPE OF GOVERNMENT IS THIS?


La Jornada, Mexico
'Not Since Slavery' Has
U.S. Treated People Worse
than the Undocumented

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Its unacceptable persecution confirms
its role as the main violator of individual
rights both in and out of its territory.
At the same time, it shows a stubborn
ignorance of a phenomenon inherent
to human societies, accentuated by the
very global economy the U.S. promotes."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: WHO IS AT FAULT?


SCMP, Honk Kong
China Plans Artificial Island
in Disputed Spratly Islands

"Fiery Cross Reef, known as Yongshu
in China, Kagitingan in the Philippines
and Da Chu Thap in Vietnam, is close
to sea lanes and would serve as a
strategic naval staging post, said
Asian scholar analyst Alexander Neill."

— REPORTERS Kristine Kwok
and Minnie Chan

CHINA THINKS BIG IN SPRATLY ISLANDS

Huanqiu, China
U.S. 'Garbage' Congress Shows
True Colors With Talk of Beijing
Turmoil Twenty Five Years Ago

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"U.S. lawmakers overestimate the capacity
of U.S. resolutions to manufacture mischief
in China. This is like spitting at a brick of
the Great Wall of China. ... Today's U.S.
lawmakers have experienced the climax of
American power and the rise of China, and
the odor coming from the U.S. is because
the U.S. Congress has become a garbage
dump for anti-China emotion."

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

THE BITTER FRUIT OF TOTALITARIANISM


Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Obama Mimics Karzai
Plan of Freeing Taliban

"Kabul long ago embarked on a
policy of releasing Taliban
prisoners. Hundreds have been
released from Bagram prison.
Yet no one knows of their
whereabouts, and no one takes
responsibility for what they
have done - kill soldiers and
innocent civilians. Meanwhile,
Pakistan was also asked to do so."

— EDITORIAL,
Outlook Afghanistan

MAKING NICE WITH THE TALIBAN

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Gitmo Prisoner Swap an
'Absurd Act of Deception'

"The Taliban kill and get away with
it, but some are arrested. Then the
Americans knowingly set them free.
... .. Saving hundreds of lives
clearly outweighs saving one soldier."

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

FREEING BERGDAHL: TOO HIGH A PRICE?

O Globa, Brazil
Manning and Assange: When
Exposing Crime is a 'Crime'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Manning and Assange are accused of
the crime of disclosing crimes. Their
position that they want to trigger a
global, open, and 'hopeful' discussion,
which could give rise to reforms,
were of no use. ... Free people who
love freedom cannot, unfortunately,
offer Manning and Assange no paradise,
but they can offer them something
better: solidarity. And words of
admiration, courage and friendship."

— Dr. Daniel Aarao Reis

ASSANGE: TWO YEARS IN CONFINEMENT


The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
In The Bahamas, NSA Finds
Smugglers, Not Terrorists

"The NSA documents state that access
to Bahamian GSM communications has
led to the discovery of international
drugs traffickers and alien smugglers.
Many ask why the NSA, an agency that
is focused on terrorism, is interested
in drug traffick and human smugglers."

— REPORTER Travis Cartwright-Carroll

MASS SURVEILLANCE SLIPS THE LEASH

The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
NSA Spying on Bahamas
a Prelude to 'Blackmail'

"What this intelligence program
gives the United States is another
means by which to blackmail the
people of The Bahamas. Dangling
this power over the heads of a
people is an act of hostility. There
is nothing friendly about blackmail."

— EDITORIAL, Nassau Guardian

BAHAMAS: OUTRAGE DOWN UNDER

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Obama Visit 'Annoys
and Insults' Afghans

"Obama should stop lying
to the world. The first
truth that Afghans want
to hear is that the United
States and its allies have
flopped when it comes to
eliminating terrorism. ...
If that is not the case, then
key U.S. officials should
stop visiting Afghanistan
under cover of darkness."

— EDITORIAL,
Afghanistan Times

AT BAGRAM: WELL PLAYED?


Huanqiu, China
Chinese Troops Must
Take Up 'Legal Arms'
Against United States

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"We believe that these five
men accused by the U.S.
Justuce Department should
take up legal arms to defend
their reputations. We suggest
that the five sue the American
government in China's courts
for defamation and threats
against their person, and
demand compensation."

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CYBER-THIEVES OR SCAPE GOATS?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China and Russia Right
to Cooperate on Energy
Rather than Military

“eijing has repeatedly said that
relations with Moscow need not
focus on politics and military
affairs. Since the Ukraine crisis,
there's been excited talk of a
return of the cold war. Such
hyperbole is unhelpful. Instead,
practical cooperation should
guide relations. It will help
strengthen Sino-Russian ties.”

—NEWS ITEM, Reuters

The Diplomat, Japan
The Bottom Line Origins of
the U.S.-China Spying Row

"China and America's disagreement
over the legitimacy of China’s state-
run economic espionage is not just
a reflection of their power positions.
Rather, the clash is ultimately rooted
in their differing conceptions
about the proper role of the state."

— COLUMNIST Zachary Keck

NEVER SHALL THE TWAIN MEET?


China Daily, China
The Self Defeating Charges
of 'Cyber-Thief' America

"The Snowden leaks indicate that the
NSA and U.S. Cyber Command are the
most formidable state-sponsored cyber
threats in the world today. If they can
be exonerated for what they have
done and still do, accusing others
is just a shameless double standard."

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

FROM ONE CYBER THIEF TO ANOTHER?


Global Times, China
'Double Dealer' John
Kerry Misleads Vietnam

"This Vietnam War veteran
is now a double-dealer. Hanoi
and Manila must have been
intensely exhilarated when
the word 'provocative' came
out of his mouth. To maximize
its interests, Uncle Sam uses
its 'Asia pivot' to seduce Hanoi
and Manila into being its pawns."

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

IS THE U.S. STOKING CONFLICT?

Indian Express, India
Like Americans After
Bush's Win, 'We Indians'
Apologize for Modi

"A day after George W. Bush -
the man responsible for the
'global war on terror' - was
re-elected U.S. president in
2004, a young man posted a
photograph of himself on
the Web holding a sign that
read: 'Sorry world (we tried)
- from Half of America.' ...
Has 2002 been forgotten and
forgiven? Is it our turn to say
sorry to the world? I think so."

— COLUMNIST Javed Anand

SHOULD INDIANS SAY 'SORRY'?


Opera Mundi, Brazil
Cuba Faces Threat of
Terror from U.S., Not
the Other Way Around

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Washington refuses to act
to stop Florida's extreme right
Cuba groups from planning
attacks against the island. ...
For over half a century, Cuba
has suffered from terrorist
violence orchestrated by the
United States - first by the CIA,
and now by right-wing Cubans.”

—Dr. Salim Lamrani

CARRILES: TERRORISM WE LIKE?


The Diplomat Japan
Narendra Modi:
India's Shinzo Abe

"Like Abe, Modi is expected
to focus on reviving India's
economic fortunes while
simultaneously bolstering its
defenses and strengthening
its strategic partnerships
with likeminded states,
thereby promoting regional
stability and blocking the
rise of a Sino-centric Asia."

— Dr. Brahma Chellaney

BUT HOW MUCH LIKE ABE?


El Universal, Mexico
CNN: A Symbol of
Journalism in Decline

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The reporting policies of
a news network that was
launched in the mid-1980s
and which changed the
news business forever
with a 24-hour cycle has
become a source of shame
and ridicule. ... The fact
is that journalism as a
counterweight to power
has blurred, becoming in
many cases a business at
the service of corporate
and political power, or a
vulgar little window good
only for entertainment.”

—COLUMNIST
J. Jaime Hernandez

SHAMELESS SENSATIONALISM


Milenio, Mexico
Donald Sterling Saga
Indicts Owners, Fans,
Political Correctness

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"I wonder how many sports
team owners and celebrities
would face the consequences
for saying what they think
without thinking about what
they say. And how many fans
would have to be denied
access to stadiums for using
discriminatory language?"

— COLUMNIST Carlos Gutierrez

SHOULD CRITICS CHECK THEMSLEVES?


O Globo, Brazil
U.S., E.U. are Correct
to Apply Stronger
Sanctions on Russia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The question is the dosage:
not so weak that they don't
affect the Russian economy -
and the information is that
up to now they haven't; and
not so strong that they lead
Putin into military madness.
... In the case of the latter,
it's certain that his popularity
would break through the
stratosphere among Russians,
and the West will have more
serious problem to face.”

—EDITORIAL, O Globo

TO SANCTION OR NOT TO SANCTION


Toronto Sun, Canada
'Rehab is Amazing'
Mayor Ford Claims

"I feel great ... Rehab is
amazing. It reminds me
of football camp. Kind
of like the Washington
Redskins camp I went
to when I was a kid.

— TORONTO MAYOR
Bob Ford

MAYOR FORD PHONES IN

Globe & Mail, Canada
Toronto Mayor Bob Ford
'Missing' After 'Declining
Entry' into United States

"After announcing he was taking
time off to go to rehab, Toronto
Mayor Rob Ford boarded a plane
to Chicago, landed, but he turned
around before officially entering
the United States. ... The mayor's
lawyer maintained his client has
checked into a treatment facility,
although he, too, would not say
if he was in the United States.

— REPORTERS Robyn Doolittle
and Greg McArthur

MAYOR ROB FORD: MISSING IN ACTION

Korea Central News, North Korea
Pro-U.S. 'Sycophants'
Use Cultural Treasures
to Insult North Korea

"Even their American masters
admitted that the treasures
were taken by the Americans.
Sycophantically and traitorously,
the Park group hurled mud at
their compatriots, floating a
story about the north's 'plunder
of [Korea's national] treasures.'"

— COMMENT, Bureau of Guidance
for the Preservation of National
Heritage

NORTH VS. SOUTH OVER TREASURES

The Monk Debates, Canada
VIDEOS: Munk Debate
on State Surveillance

May 3, 01:33:37

This is a series of videos
culminating in a showdown
that pits Michael Hayden
and Alan Dershowitz against
Glenn Greenwald and Alexis
Ohanian on the issue of State
Surveillance. At the end, the
audience votes on who won.

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

SHOWDOWN ON SURVEILLANCE

The Philippine Star, Philippines
Aquino Gave Obama
'Everything for Nothing'

"The new security agreement
gives U.S. sailors and flyboys
ports and facilities from which
to launch ships, fighters, and
spy drones. In exchange,
Filipino troops are to receive
disaster rescue assistance, some
training, and old equipment the
Americans might have discarded."

— COLUMNIST Jarius Bondoc

TIME TO SET COLONIALISM ASIDE?

China Daily, China
Obama's 'Un-Neighborly'
Visit to His Asian Allies

"Chinese have long cherished
the naive notion that when
unruly allies go too far, the
U.S. will rein them in. Obama's
trip should be a wake-up call
that this idea was just wishful
thinking. ... By ganging up
with its troublemaking allies,
the U.S. is presenting itself
as a security threat to China."

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

IS PHILIPPINE SECUITY ILLEGAL?


Vancouver Sun, Canada
Google 'Stung' by Canada
for Advertisements Linked
to Personal Health History

"Canada's privacy law does not allow
consumers to be targeted based on
sensitive personal information. ...
'The monitoring system was not tight
enough, not robust enough to ensure
compliance, it wasn't extensive
enough to deal with the ad volume.'

— Canada's Interim Privacy
Commissioner Chantal Bernier

GOOGLE IN ADVERTISING SLAPDOWN

The Manila Times, The Philippines
Aquino Defense Pact with
America 'Unconstitutional'

"For this 10-year agreement security
agreement, which binds our country
beyond his term and conscripts the
nation as a cog in imperial America's
global defense network, and clearly
not without risk, President Aquino
didn't even bother to consult the
Senate, even though the Constitution
requires Senate approval for treaties."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

IS PHILIPPINE SECUITY DEAL ILLEGAL?


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
U.S. Hardware, Not
Nationalist Rants, Can
Defend the Philippines

" In lieu of an enhanced security
agreement, what can nationalist
activists contribute to defending
our territorial sovereignty from
creeping Chinese encroachment?
The Chinese have greater respect
for military hardware than for
nationalist rants and outpourings"

— COLUMNIST Amando Doronila

TIME TO SET COLONIAL PAST ASIDE?

The Manila Times, The Philippines
Filipinos, African-Americans
and the 'Black Man's Burden'

"The Philippine-American War turned
the U.S. into a global empire. I refer
here to the role played by the African-
American soldiers in this war, and their
curious ambivalence to the proclaimed
mission of 'taking up the White man's
burden' and 'civilizing' the Filipino."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

PHILIPPINE WAR: TRAITORS AND HEROES


Reforma, Mexico
The 1914 U.S. Siezure
of Veracruz: Fountain
of Enduring 'Grievance'

"Will some U.S. president (or
congressional block) take on
the challenge of studying this
history of grievances, spite
and distrust to try to write a
happy ending with those of
us in 'the other America?'"

— COMMENTATOR
Enrique Krauze

MAKING AMENDS FOR THE PAST

The Manila Times, The Philippines
U.S. Defense Treaty
with Philippines an
'Elaborate Charade'

"Obama himself admitted
that insofar as trade is
concerned, China is vital
to the U.S. If that's so,
the Enhanced Defense
Cooperation Agreement
we just signed is nothing
but an elaborate charade."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

OF PAWNS AND CHESS BOARDS


Philippines TV, Wall St.
Journal, CCTV China

VIDEOS: President Obama
in Malaysia, the Philippines

NINE VIDEOS ON THE VISIT

This is a video roundup of coverage
of President Obama's visit to Malaysia
and the Philippines, where the U.S.
president has been keenly awaited.

— VARIOUS NEWS OUTLETS

OBAMA IN MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES

The People's Daily China
Who is Obama to Preach
'Responsibility' to China?

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"The war against Iraq wasn't
just irresponsible, it amounted to
a war crime, and war crimes
charges have already been raised
with the International Court.
However, America has so far
failed to express even a hint of
remorse. Is that the way that a
'responsible' country should act?"

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

CHINA-U.S.: WHO'S MORE RESPONSIBLE?


O Reporter, O Globo, Brazil
Brazil Passes NSA-Driven
Internet Law, Seeks Global
Action at First NetMundial

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The participation of governments
has to occur on an equal footing and
without any one state having undue
influence. In Brazil, citizens, firms
and diplomatic agencies had their
communications intercepted. These
facts are unacceptable. They go
against the very nature of the
Internet - open, pluralistic and free..”

—PRESIDENT Dilma Rousseff

BUT WILL UNITED STATES GO ALONG?


Arirang, Reuters, White House
VIDEOS: Barack Obama
on Visit to South Korea

SIX NEWS SEGMENTS

Our April 25 roundup of video
from President Obama's visit to
South Korea, including Press
conferences and official visits

— COVERAGE, OBAMA IN KOREA

OBAMA: ON THE GROUND IN KOREA

Japan Times, Japan
Japanese MP Asserts
Obama 'Cheats'
and Divorce Looms

"Kazuyuki Hamada of the
Upper House, said Obama's
low approval ratings are
blamed on poor relations
with his wife Michelle,
and that the two will be
divorced after his term."

— NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

JAPAN MP: OBAMA 'CHEATS'

Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan
President Obama Interview

“The policy of the United States
IS clear—the Senkaku Islands are
administered by Japan and they
therefore fall within the scope
of Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan
Treaty of Mutual Security.”

— PRESIDENT Barack Obama

U.S. SIDES WITH JAPAN ON ISLANDS

PEOPLE'S DAILY: Obama's
Assurances to Japan Just
'Political Cliche'

GLOBAL TIMES: Uncle Sam is
No 'Blood Brother' of Japan

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Summit
Brings No TPP Breakthrough

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: U.S.
President Meets Families
of Abduction Victims

KOREA HERALD: China
Warns of 'Chaos' Over Possible
North Korea Nuclear Test


NHK Tokyo, CCTV China,
BBC, Daily Mail, White House

VIDEOS: President
Obama in Japan

FOURTEEN VIDEOS ON THE VISIT

This is a series of videos
from around the region
and world on President
Obama's visit to Japan.

— VARIOUS NEWS OUTLETS

A HIGHER BOW THIS TIME

Sankei Shimbun, Japan
Whaling Advocate Wants
Obama Served Whale Meat
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