Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice will not face criminal charges | 28 Dec 2015 | The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced on Monday – more than a year after the shooting in Cleveland. A grand jury declined to indict officer Timothy Loehmann, who opened fire on Rice less than two seconds after arriving at a park where the 12-year-old was playing with a toy gun on 22 November 2014. Loehmann’s partner, Frank Garmback, will also face no charges, Cuyahoga county prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced at a press conference.
ISIS is ‘meticulous and data-oriented,’ managing the oil and gas sector [for its CIA-backed overlords] | 28 Dec 2015 |ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas. The hierarchical bureaucracy, including petty rivalries between officials, and legal codes in the form of religious fatwas are detailed in a cache of documents seized by U.S. Special Operations Forces in a May raid in Syria that killed top IS financial official Abu Sayyaf…The documents also show how “meticulous and data-oriented” IS is in managing the oil and gas sector, although it is not a sophisticated operation, said Amos Hochstein, the State Department’s top official for energy affairs.
Russian warplanes never hit civilian targets in Syria – Air Force chief | 27 Dec 2015 | The head of the Russian Air and Space Forces denied reports that Russian warplanes had hit civilian targets during its two-month counter-terrorism campaign in Syria. The allegations were previously voiced by some rights groups. “I want to say this with dignity. Not a single time did my pilots hit any ‘no-go’ sensitive targets such as schools, hospitals, mosques or holy sites,” Colonel General Viktor Bondarenko said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 news channel. He added that all strikes are carefully prepared by the Russian reconnaissance specialists working with the Syrian Army.
‘William Kristol is terrified that Trump could try 9/11 perpetrators’ | 27 Dec 2015 | US neoconservative commentator William (Bill) Kristol is terrified that if Donald Trump becomes president, he might try the perpetrators of the 9/11 coup d’etat for mass murder and high treason, an American scholar and researcher says. Dr. Kevin Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on a recent interview by Kristol, the founder of the Emergency Committee for Israel, an American neoconservative group associated with the Israel lobby. In an interview with ABC News on Saturday, Kristol called for a third party run in the event Trump wins the Republican Party nomination for the presidency of the United States… Dr. Barrett said he thinks “It’s because as Roger Stone recently said on the Alex Jones Show,’ Trump knows about 9/11.’ People should ask themselves why Trump is constantly bringing up 9/11. Why has he blamed [George W.] Bush for 9/11, and gotten into a big fight over this with Jeb Bush?”
Police: 2 People Shot, Killed by Chicago Officer | 26 Dec 2015 | Chicago police say an officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed two people. The Chicago Police Department said in a statement that the shootings happened at about 4:25 a.m. Saturday after responding officers “were confronted by a combative subject” [?!?] on the city’s West Side. Police said the shooting is under investigation and the case has been referred to the city’s main police oversight [sic] agency.