(Geli Korzhev’s “The Triumphators” (1993) – what the victory of the ruling class looks like.)
The last Open Menu is here. A few contributions; I need to care of some RL obligations today, so I’ll be in and out, and have no idea when I’ll have time to read suggestions. (Slow reader here.)
‘Israel to open permanent office at NATO HQ, five years after Turkey blocked move’; NATO’s treaty obligates the member states to militarily defend one another in time of attack, but that does not extend to the alliance’s some 40 partner countries’ jpost.com.
“The move represents a significant upgrade for Israel’s ties to the 28-nation alliance. Israel is currently a partner in NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, along with six other countries on the Mediterranean: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan, Mauritania and Morocco.
In addition to Israel, Jordan was also invited to open a permanent mission at NATO Headquarters, as were three members of the treaty organization’s Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.”
Bibi: “I think this is important to Israel’s standing in the world. The countries of the world want to cooperate with us because of our determined struggle against terrorism, because of our technological knowledge, our intelligence deployment and other reasons.”
(Mondoweiss doesn’t have it yet, but The coming Rapture-End Times News’ does.)
Just below the headline:
‘NATO security chiefs warn of ISIS plan for nuclear attack on Europe’
Emptywheel had rec’d this; dunno stanton myself:
NEO.org: ‘New Armenia Protests, Same US-Backed Mobs
‘Venezuela Denounces US Denial of Visas to Diplomats’, telesur english
Jason’s contributions from the end of the ‘CIA LiveTweets OBL ‘We got him!’’ thread (h/t TarheelDem):
How Britain funds the ‘propaganda war’ against Isis in Syria; Government contractors effectively run a press office for opposition fighters but communications conceal UK’s role’, the Guardian
‘Inside Ricu, the shadowy propaganda unit inspired by the cold war, The Guardian unravels the secretive workings behind a campaign to stop UK Muslims from falling prey to Islamic State’, also the Guardian
Relatives of Western jihadist fighters go public, hoping to stop others’, pbs newshour