RT | Islamic State’s offensive on the Iraqi capital has intensified.
Reuters | “If this falls, the 700, plus perhaps the 12,000 people, apart from the fighters, will be most likely massacred.”
Reuters | The U.S. military conducted nine airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria during the past two days.
Zero Hedge | Seven more people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit in Madrid.
Eric Draitser | Kobani and the Story Not Being Told.
The Hill | Would be key military assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants.
Paul Craig Roberts | We have known since . . . well, when haven’t we known that our public officials are incompetent.
London Independent | The Foreign Office is “urgently” investigating the reports.
London Guardian | The Department for International Development would be a more appropriate agency to help provide emergency medical aid.
Reuters | Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Michael Snyder | There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States.
London Guardian | Jim Kim demands $20bn fund and says ‘we failed miserably’ as cases in Spain and US fuel fear of western pandemic.
RIA Novosti | The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been flying its planes over Iraq since Sunday but has not participated in an armed airstrike so far.
London Independent | The likely fall of Kobani to the Islamic militants has huge implications for Turkey, which has ignored its Kurdish minority’s pleas to help fellow Kurds in Syria.
London Independent | Four people in Spain are in hospital after a nurse tested positive for the virus on Monday.
Michael Krieger | Leon Panetta is pretty much the epitome of a status quo insider.
RT | Kurdish forces are readying for battle.
Tony Cartalucci | As usual with reports from the Western press, the deception can manifest itself just as much from what is omitted as from what is actually said.
Jerusalem Post | The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency.
Tony Cartalucci | Iran as a Documented Precedent.
Reuters | Called for people to use the name he has taken since converting to Islam, Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
RT | Syrian Kurds have echoed the warning of a British military official, claiming that airstrikes against ISIS are not enough to defeat it.
London Guardian | Isis fighters have pushed to the edge of Kobani and evade western strikes, says spokesman for Kurdish fighters.
RT | An alleged policy plan of the Islamic State outlines some chilling, if unrealistic, plots of the would-be terrorist state.
Ron Paul | After 13 years of war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – the US government has achieved no victory.
London Guardian | Turkey orders troops to border but refuses to intervene to repel brutal jihadist advance as refugees report atrocities.
London Guardian | Demonstrators say they will stay put as Monday deadline approaches, but offer to open access lanes.
London Telegraph | Government urged to put pressure on Gulf leaders into tackling extremism by strangling the funding of terrorist networks and the religious ideology that fuels them.
UK Daily Mail | The brother-in-law of murdered hostage Alan Henning rounded on the Government yesterday, saying they could have done more to save the aid worker.
Prison Planet.com | ISIS Beheads British hostage Alan Henning – Promises to Behead American Peter Kassig.
Prison Planet.com | Paul Joseph Watson talks with Syrian Girl about what has actually been happening in Syria with regards to ISIS and the airstrikes.
Reuters | Journalists will need official permission to cover many aspects of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, under new rules that the government said aimed at protecting patient privacy.
The Hill | “We are seeing them change their posture.”
Michael Thomas | They care not about democracy … nor freedom from oppression … nor gaining independence from tyranny.
Tony Cartalucci | This latest turmoil is but one part of a greater ongoing campaign by the United States to contain and co-opt the nation of China.
Weekly Standard | After freelance crew member tests positive for Ebola.
Prison Planet.com | Paul Joseph Watson talks with Gerald Celente about the current geopolitical climate and the current ISIS situation.
Tony Cartalucci | The US State Department through a myriad of organizations and NGOs is behind the so-called “Occupy Central” protests in Hong Kong.
Tony Cartalucci | The goal of the US in Hong Kong is clear – to turn the island into an epicenter of foreign-funded subversion with which to infect China’s mainland more directly.
New American | The Obama administration is boosting its collaboration with the self-styled “law enforcement” partner of the United Nations known as Interpol.
NY Times | Nearly 40 years ago, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret contingency plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba.”
CNS News | “We do not really know what is happening, all we know is that people are very afraid.”
USA Today | Without more specialized troops, he said, the U.S. mission against the Islamic State will fail.
Washington’s Blog | Top Muslim Leaders Worldwide Say ISIS Is Not Really Islamic.
Washington’s Blog | Has the U.S. Egged On the Protests?
London Independent | The Iraqi army, plagued by corruption, absenteeism and supply failures, has little chance against Islamist fanatics.
Prison Planet.com | Does not see any reason why they shouldn’t send in Saudi ground troops if necessary.
RT | Obama in an interview with CBS called the country a “ground zero” for international jihadists.
New American | Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey said “a large ground force” might be needed to defeat ISIL.
Reuters | A Twitter account run by an Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria.