Zero Hedge | The siege on Mount Sinjar is virtually over and yet the US finds it difficult to leave.
RT | Some 80 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority have been massacred by Islamic State militants in a village in Iraq’s north, Kurdish officials said.
Zero Hedge | What else may the Kiev regime been lying about?
Washington’s Blog | Who’s really pulling the strings?
Zero Hedge | Europe is now considering even more actions against Russia.
BBC News | It said in a statement that “extraordinary measures” were needed.
Zero Hedge | Everywhere but Martha’s Vineyard apparently.
London Telegraph | A column of armoured vehicles and military trucks crossed the border from Russia into Ukraine on Thursday night.
Zero Hedge | Putin just said the following….
London Guardian | Military mission ruled out for now as special forces find condition of thousands of stranded Iraqis is better than expected.
Zero Hedge | Troops are now on the ground.
UK Daily Mail | How refugees stranded on Mount Sinjar are cutting their hands to save their young.
Zero Hedge | “it’s a little bit late to salvage all the mistakes that we’ve made for the past 24 years.”
Tony Cartalucci | Demanding Aid in Syria, Blocking Aid in Ukraine.
Jeryl Bier | Hagel may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle.
RIA Novosti | The emblem of the unit is the Wolfsangel symbol.
Zero Hedge | The Kiev government once again denounced the dispatch of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine.
CNS News | “What’s different about this is that you don’t even have a nation.”
RT | Egypt to boost food exports to Russia.
Zero Hedge | “We will not allow any escort of the Russian Emergencies Ministry or Russian military.”
Daily Beast | The president fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more.
RIA Novosti | It is “highly likely” that US Special Forces are already operating on Iraqi soil, despite claims by US officials, former US diplomat Peter Van Buren told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
Zero Hedge | To the east of Ukraine on the morning of August 12 departed 280 wagons with Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations humanitarian aid.
Michel Chossudovsky | The official MH17 narrative still prevails: the “pro-Russian rebels” shot down Malaysian airlines MH17 with a Buk missile system provided by Russia.
Breitbart | Agents of the Islamic State are using “teaching vans” to recruit children to their cause and instruct them in the ways of violent jihad.
Reuters | NATO said on Monday there was a “high probability” that Russia could launch an invasion of Ukraine.
Zero Hedge | Deja vu all over again.
London Guardian | Vatican says world must halt attacks against Christians and others, as Francis sends emissary to Iraq.
RIA Novosti | Rwanda’s health officials placed a patient allegedly infected with the Ebola virus in quarantine, said a statement on the website of the Rwandan government.
Zero Hedge | Russia is growing increasingly vocal of the need for a humanitarian cease-fire.
News.com.au | Al-Maliki is seeking a controversial third-term as prime minister.
Kurt Nimmo | New Cold War continues escalation at rapid pace.
The Hill | The president’s expansion of the U.S. military mission in Iraq is conjuring up two dirty little words for anti-war Democrats: Mission creep.
London Telegraph | UK could join America in launching military strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq should the situation descend into genocide.
Washington’s Blog | Should be Referred to the International Criminal Court.
Reuters | “The likelihood is that things will get worse before they get better.”
Kurt Nimmo | Enemy of the 2nd Amendment fails to mention armed citizens best defense.
Kurt Nimmo | ISIS was poised to take Erbil in Autonomous region of Kurdistan.
RIA Novosti | Obama’s announcement alarmed oil dealers in the region.
Daniel McAdams | Western media has ignored it, but protesters have occupied the Maidan square in Kiev since last October.
London Independent | Obama said late Thursday that he had authorised limited air strikes.
Washington’s Blog | Recommend International Criminal Court Investigation.
Sky News | The UN healthy agency is calling for a global response to the West Africa epidemic, to stop and reverse the spread of the disease.
NY Times | President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine.
Zero Hedge | Most international flights from West Africa are also now screening passengers.
Zero Hedge | Activists and police have clashed in the Ukrainian capital.
London Independent | “I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful,” said Mr Obama.
RT | US missile cruiser Vella Gulf has entered the Black Sea.
Zero Hedge | “The world has changed and changed dramatically.”
Radio Free Asia | An exile Uyghur leader has claimed that at least 2,000 ethnic minority Uyghurs may have been killed by Chinese security forces.