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.
Zero Hedge | A treasure trove of black oil.
The Hill | Prime Minister David Cameron says strikes in Syria would be lawful on the basis of protecting neighboring Iraq.
UK Daily Mail | Taliban fighters have beheaded 15 civilians in battles for control of a key district near Kabul in a chilling echo of the brutality meted out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Reuters | Air strikes, believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces, hit Islamic State and other Islamist groups in eastern Syria early on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
The Hill | The FBI and the Pentagon said on Thursday that they did not know exactly how close the Khorasan group was to an attack on the U.S.
The Hill | The U.S. military is carrying out an average of five strikes a day against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since the campaign began in August, according to the Pentagon.
RT | The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos.
Tony Cartalucci | The West is preparing to dust off plans to establish a “buffer zone” in northern Syria protected by NATO troops – particularly from Turkey.
Reuters | Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory.
FT.com | The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations.
RT | Russian FM Sergey Lavrov was puzzled with Barack Obama’s ranking of international threats.
RT | At least 14 Islamic State militants and five civilians have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led forces overnight in northeast Syria, according to a monitoring group.
RT | Algerian jihadists linked to Islamic State militants have claimed in a video to have beheaded a French tourist abducted on Sunday.
PJ Media | Harakat al-Hazm has been hailed by the Washington DC foreign policy establishment as “Rebels Worth Supporting.”
Kurt Nimmo | Children die as U.S. targets mysterious al-Qaeda splinter group more awesome than ISIS.