The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

LIVE AT FIVE: 12.17.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Anguish, Outrage In Pakistan After Taliban Attack On Peshawar School Bloody siege of military high school apparently retaliation for recent Pakistani Army operations India mourns slain Pakistani schoolchildren PM Sharif: Terrorism will be rooted out Abbott: New National Security Laws, Bail Rules Failed To Stop Sydney Jihadi Monis bail […]


– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Two Hostages Killed As Sydney Siege Ends Tragically Siege lasted for sixteen hours before police stormed the cafe Abbott: Gunman known to security forces but not on terror lists Siege triggers national security review “Deluded” hostage taker saw himself as martyr At Least 84 Students Killed As Taliban Storm […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 12.12.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Norks Lead Thug Regimes Piling On US After Senate CIA Report China, Iran and North Korea pile on with the finger-wagging despite own questionable mores CIA chief says “abhorrent” tactics may not have been essential Modi Tells Putin Russia Will Remain India’s Main Defense Partner India to assemble 400 […]


– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Dick Cheney: Senate Committee’s CIA Report “Full Of Crap” “We did exactly what needed to be done…and we were successful” UN says US officials must be prosecuted CIA fights back after torture report Hong Kong Police Clear Central Pro-Democracy Protest Site Banner near downtown PLA base: “It’s Just The […]


– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Contrasting Claims Of Torture Effectiveness From Senate, CIA Intelligence committee claims intel was available elsewhere without torture Thirteen techniques used by interrogators McCain-supported report says brutal tactics didn’t work John Yoo: A torture report for the dustbin Massive $1.1 Trillion Continuing Resolution Unveiled Something to piss off both the […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 12.09.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Typhoon Hagupit Weakens As Philippines Cleanup Begins Rescue workers struggle to reach central provinces where death toll has reached 27 Storm kills 27, but no damage to Manila Agricultural losses pegged at $23 million Narendra Modi Wins Polling, But Won’t Be TIME’s Person of The Year Editors cut Indian […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 12.08.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Typhoon Hagupit Hits The Philippines Manila braces for impact Three Dead So Far, 900 Thousand Evacuate Typhoon weakens to storm Charities starting to assess damage Thirteen Killed In Failed Yemen Raid Two hostages killed by Al Qaeda captors Kashmir On Lockdown For Modi Visit PM to lead campaign rally […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 12.05.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Marchers Swarm NY, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Francisco For Second Night Attorney General Holder pledges full review of the case Experts: Federal charges in Garner case need to clear high bar Brown, Garner, Rice police cases collide, forcing debate on tactics Protesters, police clash in New York City House GOP […]

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