Syria upping the ante reportedly ready to deploy S-300 surface to air missiles to defend its air space

It's been reported Syria is ready to deploy the S-300 air defense system, a surface to air missile supplied by Russia giving Syria control of its territory w/ the capability to shoot down any intrusive warplane or missile w/out warning. That sure ups the ante. But Syria is a sovereign state & under int'l law it's been attacked illegally. Does it not have the right to further defend against any hostile force attacking it?

"2015 Was Like Commuting By Rollercoaster" - Art Cashin Reviews The 2015 Market And Shares His 2016 Outlook

When it comes to the modern market, experienced, carbon-based traders such as UBS floor director Art Cashin (who have traded through not just one rate-hike cycle but several) seem like an anacrhonism from a bygone era: after all, we live in a day and age when "traders" are nanosecond collocated servers located in ultracooled New Jersey warehouses, where the only thing that matters is responding to flashing red headlines in the fastest way possible without much thought for what the underlying data actually means.

Israel's Occupation Is Morally Indefensible

In the case of the Palestinians who are under occupation, Israel is treating them as objects rather than persons who can rationally consent to the way they are being treated. Israel is coercing the Palestinians physically and psychologically by denying them human rights, through, for example, administrative detention, night raids, and expulsion, thereby robbing them of their dignity and denying them their autonomy.

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Who Will Fight the Islamic State?

In the many strategies proposed to defeat the Islamic State (IS) by presidential candidates, policymakers, and media pundits alike across the American political spectrum, one common element stands out: someone else should really do it.

US Journalists Duck the Big Climate Question: Can Capitalism and Mankind Both Survive?

Mainstream US Journalists are failing to truly report on the looming climate crisis, because they will not, or cannot, raise the issue of the role of global capitalism and freemarket ideology in preventing any real action to reduce greenhouse gasses, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff

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