(The Telegraph) Under the proposals new cars would be fitted with cameras that could read road speed limit signs and automatically apply the brakes when this is exceeded. Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, is said to be opposed to the plans, which could also mean existing cars are sent to garages to be fitted with… Read More

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BEIJING — China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month’s chemical weapons attack against civilians. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Washington had briefed Beijing over the matter and China was highly concerned about any use of chemical weapons. But he said China opposed… Read More


(RT) The MP’s vote against military intervention in Syria marked a wonderful day for democracy in Britain, because at long last, the Parliament listened to public opinion and voted accordingly, casting a huge blow to the powerful British neo-con clique. In the great anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front there’s a wonderful scene… Read More


References: Lebanon now under attack by NATO backed insurgents:http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/… Current Drills in Korea: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/a… Dagger Brigade deploys in Africa: http://www.army.mil/article/96958/ U.S. Troops in Mali now: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/20… U.S. to maintain a covert position in Afghanistan: http://rt.com/news/afghanistan-us-mer… http://rt.com/news/us-drones-afghanis… CIA now increasing operations in Iraq: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/… Russia Moves troops into Mediterranean http://www.businessinsider.com/russia… U.S. Moves troops into Mediterranean http://www.businessinsider.com/us-tro… Russia to… Read More

Illustrative photo of the Russian warship Varyag (photo credit: CC BY-randychiu, Flickr)

   In a move considered aggressive by US and European officials, Russia has sent at least 12 warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Tartous, Syria.    The deployment appears to be a warning to Israeli and Western officials against military intervention in Syria’s bloody civil war, which has now claimed the lives… Read More


(FORBES) In 2012, the Department of Defense received $118 billion for weapons procurement. Next year, it will receive less than $100 billion — a lot less if the deficit-cutting mechanism called sequestration again kicks in.  Tony Capaccio of Bloomberg News revealed last week that sequestration could drag down budget authority for weapons procurement by another 16% from the administration’s already reduced 2014 request, to a figure somewhere… Read More