News Updates from CLG
07 November 2015


Previous edition: $100M More Announced for Syrian ‘Rebels’ After $500M Recently Spent to Train Only 4-5 Militants

Russian plane crash: flight recorder captured ‘sound of explosion’ | 07 Nov 2015 | The sound of an apparent explosion can be heard on the flight recorder of the Russian-operated plane that came down over the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, adding to mounting evidence that a bomb was smuggled aboard, French media sources said on Friday. An Egyptian-led international team of aviation experts, including some from France, successfully recovered the black box, the flight recorder, from the crash site. Several French media outlets, including the television station France 2, reported that the investigators had listened to it and concluded that a bomb had detonated, which would seem to rule out structural failure or pilot error. The pilots can be heard chatting normally, including contact with airport controllers, up until the apparent explosion.

NASA associate Google strips links from CLG Newsletter on Syria and warns readers by Lori Price, | 05 Nov 2015 | NSAssociate Google decided to remove all of the links from Tuesday’s CLG Newsletter. The subject line of the email, sent the 3rd of November, was “$100M More Announced for Syrian ‘Rebels’ After $500M Recently Spent to Train Only 4-5 Militants.” Additionally, Google inserted a warning to recipients of the CLG Newsletter: “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information.” A screenshot of Google’s interference with the CLG Newsletter can be viewed here.

Bomb by Islamic State likely caused Russian plane crash: security sources | 04 Nov 2015 | Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of last weekend’s crash of a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, U.S. and European security sources said on Wednesday. Islamic State, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and is battling the Egyptian army in the Sinai Peninsula, said again on Wednesday it brought down the airplane, adding it would eventually tell the world how it carried out the attack. The Airbus A321M crashed on Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula shortly after taking off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on its way to the Russian city of St Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board.

Sen. Sessions on TPP: ‘My Fears Confirmed’ – Shut Off Fast-Track Now –‘Bureaucrats from Brunei have the same vote as the United States.’ | 05 Nov 2015 | U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) issued a statement today after the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released. Congress voted in June to fast-track TPP before a page of the agreement had been made public. “The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership runs 5,554 pages. This is, by definition, anti-democratic…These 5,554 pages are like the Lilliputians binding down Gulliver. They will enmesh our great country, and economy, in a global commission where bureaucrats from Brunei have the same vote as the United States.”

30 chapters of corpora-terrorism on steroids: White House finally releases text of Trans-Pacific Partnership corporate takeover agreement | 05 Nov 2015 | The much-anticipated release of the final text of a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade corporate takeover agreement became a reality on Thursday morning, kicking off what is expected to amount to months of intensive debate on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office dropped the details of the massive 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal — 30 chapters and more than 2,000 pages