News Updates from CLG
30 September 2014
Previous edition:Nearly 600 U.S. soldiers with tanks to arrive in Poland, Baltics, which Google relegated to the sp*m bin. Google subscribers: Google Filter Instructions for CLG Newsletter. All CLG Newsletters, since 8 September, have hit Google’s sp*m bin. Thank you, NSA!
Breaking:CDC confirms sick Dallas patient has first-ever US case of Ebola virus –David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said Patient’s PCR blood sample ‘definitely positive’ 30 Sept 2014 A male patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital patient traveled from Liberia to September 19 and arrived in the United States on the next day, and did not show any symptoms, CDC Director Tom Frieden told reporters in a press conference. The patient, Frieden said, started to show signs of the deadly virus September 24, ‘sought care’ on the 26th. He said two days later the patient was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and isolated.
‘Extremist Disruption Orders’: Facebook and Twitter to be vetted by anti-terror police 30 Sept 2014 (UK) Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives. They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people. The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Isis an hour away from Baghdad – with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack 30 Sept 2014 US air strikes are failing to drive back Isis [I-CIA-SIS] in Iraq where its forces are still within an hour’s drive of Baghdad…An example of the continued inability of the Iraqi army to remedy the failings, which led to its loss of Mosul and Tikrit, came on 21 September when Isis overran a base at Saqlawiya, near Fallujah, west of Baghdad after besieging it for a week. A bomber driving a captured American Humvee packed with explosives was able to penetrate the base before blowing himself up. This was followed up by an Isis assault team dressed in Iraqi army uniforms. [Gee, looks like the *billions* US taxpayers spent training the Iraqi army was all for naught. The US solution? Spend additional billions to train Syrian ‘rebels.’ Insane in the membrane.]
US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, ‘civilians killed’ 29 Sept 2014 US-led coalition [of war criminals] airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria. The overnight bombings hit mills and grain storage facilities in Manbij, a militant-held town in northern Syria. Coalition forces possibly mistook the structures for Islamic State holdings, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday. [Yeah, those grain silos were getting ready to behead a bunch of people – better that they were destroyed. *Insert eye-roll here.*]
Airstrikes Hit Grain Silo, Gas Plant in Syria, Activists Say 29 Sept 2014 U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] positions overnight across four provinces in northern and eastern Syria, hitting a grain silo as well as the country’s largest gas plant, activists said Monday. Washington and its Arab allies opened their air assault against the extremist group last week, going after its military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.