The Israeli army said had fired artillery shells into southern Lebanon in response to rocket fire. There are no reports of injuries on either side. The exchange came after Samir Qantar was killed in a rocket strike near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The Assad loyalist group, the National Defence Forces in Jaramana, said: "Two Israeli warplanes carried out the raid which targeted the building in Jaramana and struck the designated place with four long-range missiles."
Kerry: Assad must go before Peace comes to Syria ~ link ~ Based on such comments, I do not believe that the US Government intends to implement any UN Security Council agreement on Syria! Stirling
US Secretary of State John Kerry claims Washington is not pursuing regime change in Syria but President Bashar al-Assad must step down before any peace can be achieved in the war-torn country.
Speaking to Rossiya 24 TV channel during his visit to Moscow on Saturday, Kerry alleged that Assad is “a magnet for terrorists” and cannot stay in Syria’s “long-term future.”
Syrian Army and Russian Air Force defeat 'rebel' forces in Aleppo area ~ link ~
A side effect of the American neocon strategy of up-ending the Middle East is to flood Europe, and in particular, Germany, the continent's dominant power, with non-Christian immigrants.
The author argues that this is deliberate, and that Merkel and Obama are neocon patsies, leading Europe to destruction, and that Russia is one of the few countries whose leadership understands what is happening, and is fighting back.
A few years ago, views like these would be considered on the fringe. Today they are going mainstream. Witness the popularity of Donald Trump.
Spain's ruling conservatives win the general election but do not have a majority ~ link ~ link ~
Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy’s PP is projected to win between 114 and 124 seats in the 350-member parliament, exit polls cited by Reuters show.
Huge Fukushima Cover-Up Exposed ~ link ~ It is way beyond shameful that the major governments of the world have not banded together to develop the technology to contain this horrific and deadly open wound on Planet Earth! Stirling
Fukushima radiation just off the North American coast is higher now than it has ever been, and government scientists and mainstream press are scrambling to cover-up and downplay the ever-increasing deadly threat that looms for millions of Americans.
Landmark Study: Marijuana extract ends seizures in epileptic children ~ link ~ Yes but Big Pharma can't make any money on it so you can't have it for your sick kid!!! Stirling
White Reindeer ~ link ~
With the satisfying scrunch of ice under boot, we walk along the shoreline – there are more reindeer visible than people. It’s a bracing minus 12 degrees with the wind chill, so I’m grateful that I packed some thermal underwear.
When we spot a startling all-white example among a galloping herd, our guide Kirsti reveals that the rare white reindeer is sacred to the Sami people. There are also shy rabbits – the nickname for those with big ears who work at the CIA listening station on the outskirts of town.
Screening could cut Ovarian Cancer deaths by a fifth ~ link ~ My poor wife came down with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer 17 1/2 years ago and died about 16 1/2 years ago. It is a horrific disease!!! However, if she was alive now and developed Ovarian Cancer I believe that I could get her cured. One can now, on-line, do serious research and locate and evaluate out-of-the-box treatments. All Big Pharma did for my wife was to poison her, for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and make her final days totally miserable!!! Stirling
200-Year-Old fossil mystery is resolved ~ link ~
Search for a 450-year-old Sultan's heart ~ link ~
The search for a missing 450-year-old heart and its golden box has led researchers to a small town in south-west Hungary. The organ once belonged to an Ottoman sultan.
Suleiman was one of only two sultans to die on the battlefield. The tomb of the first, Murad, still stands lonely and proud on the Field of the Blackbirds in Kosovo, where he fell in 1389. But when Austrian Habsburg troops retook Szigetvar in 1692, they razed every Ottoman building to the ground. And historians have puzzled ever since about Suleiman's resting place. The more so since there were rumours that his heart had been buried in a golden case.