Kayla Mueller, 26, was repeatedly raped by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, they said.
"We were told Kayla was tortured, that she was the property of Baghdadi. We were told that in June by the government," her parents, Carl and Marsha, told ABC News.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi exposed as serial rapist of hostages who turned women into personal sex slaves ~ link ~
As systematic rape becomes an increasingly powerful recruiting tool for Isis, the full story of the ordeal faced by the American aid worker, who would have turned 27 today, is revealed by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl who was captured by Isis in Sinjar, Iraq, in August last year.
US plot on a "SAFE ZONE" in Syria - video ~ link ~ Trying to establish a so-called "safe zone" in Syria is one of the best ways possible to jump-start a General Middle East War and World War III that I can think of!!! Stirling
Former President Carter blames Netanyahu for a Zero Chance of a Two-State Solution ~ link ~ I talked one-on-one with Jimmy Carter a couple of times. He is a decent man and I pray that he will 'get outside of the Big Pharma box' and recover from his liver cancer. As for that evil jerk Netanyahu, I have believed for well over twenty years that he is the actual Biblical Antichrist!!! Stirling
“The Netanyahu government decided early on to adopt a one-state solution,” Carter told Prospect, referring to Israel’s continued control of the West Bank.
Palestinians “will never get equal rights [to Israeli Jews, while Israel occupies the West Bank],” he said, but added that he would like a campaign to give them “more equal rights.”
Asked if Israel is heading for apartheid, Carter said, “I am reluctant to use that word in a news article.”
US Documents: American Army is NOT CAPABLE of Sustained War with Russia ~ link ~ Another reason why any such war will go nuclear!!! Stirling
At his last briefing with reporters, Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, the outgoing Chief of Staff of the Army, said NATO exercises conducted in Europe exposed even small challenges that could have outsized impact in a fight against Russia. “One of the thing we learned is the logistical challenges we have in Eastern Europe. For example, Eastern Europe has a different gauge railroad than Western Europe [where U.S. has traditionally trained] does so moving supplies is a more difficult. So we are learning great lessons like that,” Odierno said.
More serious was Odierno’s warning that “only 33 percent” of the U.S. Army’s brigades are sufficiently trained to confront Russia. That’s far short of the 60 percent needed. Odierno said that he does not believe the Army will reach those levels for several more years.
Major Powers intensify diplomatic maneuvering over the fate of the Syrian Assad Government ~ link ~ I think that the Russians are trying to avoid WWIII and are attempting to see if there is some type of peace agreement that most 'players' could live with (excluding Israel who demand the destruction of the Syrian state). It does not look like the Russians will succeed!!! Stirling
The Russian initiatives are part of a flurry of diplomatic maneuvering over the fate of the besieged Syrian government that has gained momentum in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif discussed proposals for the formation of a transitional unity
government with Syrian President Bashar al Assad during an official diplomatic visit.
The Number of Ceasefire Violations by the Globalist/Zionist Coup Junta over the last 24 hours has exceeded 100 ~ link ~ Notice that as Russia maneuvers to get an end to the War on Syria, the dual national (Israel/Ukraine) leaders (President Porky, Prime Minister Yats, etc.) of the Ukrainian Coup Junta, are once again heating up the war in the Ukraine. That has happened before and in fact the sole reason for the coup was to tie down Russia so that it could not interfere in the Mideast, or to force it to swap the Ukraine for Syria/Iran!!! Stirling
"Over the past 24 hours, the intensity of shellings by Ukrainian forces has considerably increased with the use of artillery and MLRS," the DPR defense ministry said. "In total, 103 violations of ceasefire regime were registered, including56 in the Donetsk direction, 18 - in Mariupol direction and 29 - in Gorlovka direction ," the ministry added.
DPR envoy to Contact Group Denis Pushilin told a roundtable at TASS this week that the number of shellings during full-scale military actions is 150-180 times per day. Thus, he said, return to full-scale military action may happen at any time.
UK contributing to outright violation of the Minsk II Accord ~ link ~
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Stoking up Conflict, Michael Fallon, just announced during a visit to Kiev that the British Army is going to be investing more UK taxpayers’ money into training the Ukrainian army, increasing the number of soldiers in the programme from just over 1,000 to around 2,000 by the end of the year.
Article 10 of the Minsk II Accords states the following:
Pullout of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, and also mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under OSCE supervision. Disarmament of all illegal groups.Judge for yourselves: Is this in compliance with Minsk II? Or is it a flagrant violation of it?
USAF's new secret bomber will soon be in public light ~ link ~
The U.S. Air Force’s newest bomber is poised to emerge from the shadows of the Pentagon’s so-called black budget.
As soon as this month, the government will pick Northrop Grumman Corp. or a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. team to lead the Long-Range Strike Bomber program. It’s a decision that will expose the multibillion-dollar program to Washington adversaries long before the jet sees combat in the 2020s or beyond.
GMO: A Real Threat To Humankind ~ link ~
Scotland has become the latest nation to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) crops, also known as GMOs – genetically-modified organisms… While Scotland has championed the anti-Frankenfood cause, the U.S. Congress voted to ban states from requiring food manufacturers to label their food as being genetically-modified.
As with every issue that pits neo-conservative governments against populists and progressive parties and movements, the neocons favor genetically-modified food cultivation and production, just as they favor continual warfare and inaction on the face of global climate change. The debate over genetically-modified food has exposed neo-cons as not only pro-corporate prostitutes but also as anti-humanist gargoyles and ogres who leap right out of the pages of Lord of the Rings.
The Scottish government issued an official statement on the ban: “The Scottish Government believes that GM policy in Scotland should be guided by what’s best for our economy and our own agricultural sector rather than UK priorities… there is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers. To grow GM crops in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand”. To prevent contamination of Scottish crops by English GM seeds, a strict agricultural inspection regime must be established on the English-Scottish border, something that will be music to the ears of the pro-independence Scots and a nightmare to the English who want to preserve the increasingly-unworkable “United Kingdom”.
Human head transplants ~ link ~