More dangerous than the Cold War: By co-operating with Washington on Syria Russia walked into a trap

24 October, 2016
By Paul Craig Roberts, Global Research

A month ago I wrote a column , “He Who Hesitates Is Lost—And Russia Hesitated.”

The consequences of this hesitation are now apparent:

1. A UN report orchestrated by Washington has accused Syria and Russia of war crimes in Aleppo. According to the report,

“indiscriminate airstrikes across the eastern part of the city by Government forces and their allies [Russia] are responsible for the overwhelming majority of civilian casualties. These violations constitute war crimes. And if knowingly committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against civilians, they constitute crimes against humanity.”

Greenpeace sought Podesta's help to reach out to Modi

October 24, 2016

In 2015, Greenpeace had sought help from John Podesta, campaign chief of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the Indian government imposed restrictions on the organisation’s funding.

Mr. Podesta had promised to put Kumi Naidoo, then International Executive Director of Greenpeace, in touch with his brother Tony Podesta, who heads the Podesta Group, one of the firms that lobby for India in the U.S.

Supreme Court judge hails one nation, two constitutions

October 22, 2016

New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) Supreme Court Judge Rohinton Nariman today hailed the Constitution framers for their vision in creating two sets of laws applicable to Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India.

Delivering a lecture on "Federalism: Legislative Relations between Centre and States", Justice Nariman also dealt in detail the separation of legislative power between the Centre and the state and the primacy of the law in case of conflict.

Why shouldn't we ban cow vigilante groups, asks SC


[Of course they can ban cow vigilante groups; but only after the SC bans cattle trafficking and cow slaughter]

New Delhi:UNDER SCRUTINY Supreme Court questions Centre, states after PIL cites the apex court precedent of banning Salwa Judum for taking law into its hands

The Supreme Court on Friday asked Central government and states and UTs why it should not ban cow vigilante groups that have been taking the law into their own hands across the country . The court was acting on a PIL filed by Congress leader Tehseen S Poonwala in August.

Former Kerala High Court judge wants "immediate reduction" of stray dogs in Kerala

October 20, 2016

[The Supreme Court in its wisdom appointed a former Kerala High Court judge to head a panel to look at the issue of stray dogs in Kerala and increasing violence against the animals. The judge has advocated "immediate reduction" in the numbers of sgtray dogs which is polite for mass murder; and this notwithstanding the Dog Rule Act 2001 which forbids killing street dogs as means to control their numbers. If by-passing a law is advocated b y a judge in the case of animals, this will set an unfortunate legal precedent where people may be inspired to go in for "immediate reduction" of other beings. Justice Siri Jagan's argument for mass killing of dogs, is, to say the least, injudicious.]

'Gaurakshak' Union Minister beaten by TMC goons for protesting against cow slaughter

Kolkata, 20th October, 2016

Caught in the act of promoting cow smuggling for slaughter and running illegal slaughter houses in Bengal’s second city Asansol, hundreds of armed goons of State Minister Moloy Ghatak on Wednesday attacked Union Minister Babul Supriyo with brickbats and beat up six BJP workers, including local leaders, an eyewitness said.

Supriyo was attacked with bricks, one of which hit him on chest, and had to be escorted out of the area by a huge police contingent.


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