‘Around 300 civilians were killed in eleven airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition in Syria, which Amnesty International investigated for its latest report. Amnesty says the US must come clean about the civilian toll of its fight against Islamic State.
Amnesty suspects that US Central Command (CENTCOM), which directs coalition airstrikes in Syria, “may have… carried out unlawful attacks” in Syria, failing to take necessary measures to prevent civilian killings.
“We fear the US-led coalition is significantly underestimating the harm caused to civilians in its operations in Syria,” said Lynn Maalouf, Deputy Director for Research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office.’
‘Firearms officers could soon become a regular sight on London Underground trains, following a bomb scare at North Greenwich tube station last week, according to a senior officer.
Armed cops deployed to major train stations in London could use the tube to travel between jobs in a move police chiefs hope will reassure the public.
The British Transport Police (BTP) denied they are deploying US-style ‘marshalls’ on the Underground, but instead said the armed officers could use the tube instead of cars to get around the city.’
“The key idea for the space fence is about surveillance beyond comprehension, all the way down to the DNA.” ~Elana Freeland
‘Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest military industrial contractors, is leading the development of a ‘space fence‘ to surround planet earth with a new breed of high frequency satellite communications. The ostensible purpose is to provide the U.S. Air Force with the ability to identify and track objects and ‘space junk,’ and to detect space events, however, the system will also provide an unprecedented level of surveillance over the entire planet.’
‘The US-led coalition is moving into the practical phase of an attack on de-facto ISIS capital Raqqa in Syria, which is likely to begin before the battle for Mosul is won, according to the US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
“We have already begun laying the groundwork to commence the isolation in Raqqa,” the Pentagon chief said at a press conference in Paris with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
According to Carter, the two officials agreed that the 13-state military coalition that gathered in the French capital would proceed with a sense of “urgency and focus” and confirmed previous statements that there will be a likely “overlap” with the assault on Mosul, which began earlier this month.’
‘Ankara warned that it may send ground troops to attack Kurdish forces in Iraq, if it feels threatened. Turkish forces and Kurdish militias are supposed to be allies of Iraq and the US-led coalition in an offensive against Islamic State-held Mosul.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Baghdad of “tying itself to a terrorist organization,” referring to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a Kurdish militant group responsible for a decades-long insurgency in the southeast of Turkey. Ankara says Iraqi Kurds are giving shelter to PKK forces and has been using aircraft to bomb the group’s training camps in the neighboring country, as well as in Syria.
Speaking to the Kanal 24 TV station on Tuesday, Cavusoglu said Turkey would not hesitate to use ground troops against Kurds in Iraq.’
‘British special forces will resume training moderate Syrian rebels through the US-led program which collapsed last year having utterly failed to reach the stated objective. The announcement is expected to be made by the Defense Secretary on Tuesday.
“Daesh are on the back foot. The RAF is already playing a leading role in the air, hitting them hard in Iraq and Syria,” Sir Michael Fallon said ahead of a Paris meeting of defense ministers from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“Now we’re stepping up our support to moderate opposition forces in Syria, through training them in the skills they need to defeat Daesh,” he added, The Telegraph reports.’
‘Britain’s defense chief is mulling a deployment of Challenger 2 tanks and Royal Air Force (RAF) drones to Estonia amid heightened tensions.
Michael Fallon, the British defence secretary, made his bellicose comments in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, pledging to send around 800 armored infantry troops equipped with Warrior fighting vehicles to complement the drones and tanks.
While he claimed the force would be “defensive in nature” he pledged it would be “fully combat-capable.”’
David Icke Live in Vancouver – Tickets Available Now
After 15 years of waiting, David Icke’s much-anticipated return to Canada is finally happening in 2017 with a speaking visa issued to him by the Canadian government for the first time since 2002.
With a three-date tour of Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, David Icke is well and truly back in Canada after already presenting his all-day events in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Estonia, Italy, Czech Republic and the Netherlands in 2016 and more in 2017 – including Germany, Iceland, Manchester, Dublin, Sweden, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia … and many other countries.
Book Tickets early for David’s September visit to Canada to avoid disappointment.
Since the early 1990s, David has made it his life’s mission to warn the world of an impending global fascist state – alerting people to plans for a Third World War leading to global government imposing its will on every man, woman and child on Planet Earth.
Now, as the world clearly moves so fast in precisely that direction, the world is waking up to David Icke and asking – so what else has he been saying all these years? PLENTY.