Has The USA Forgotten Peace
By Gordon Duff
Tonight, I will listen to the President tell me that it will take years to withdraw from Afghanistan. He will, out of political necessity tell a series of lies. He will lie by omission, failing to tell people that this war, our "good war" was, when the facts are examined, a farce. Continue
A Foreign Invader and Occupier
The U.S. Government Is Taking Us Down
By Jacob G. Hornberger
What will those additional troops do? They will kill and maim and incarcerate and torture people. That’s their job. Sure, they’ll call it pacifying the country, establishing law and order, spreading democracy, and waging the war on terrorism. Continue
Palestinians To Ask UN for 1967 Borders
By E.B. Solomont
Palestinian statehood is a "vital" component necessary for regional peace, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, in a message to mark Monday's annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Continue
Hasbara Author vs Iran’s Bomb
By Gilad Atzmon
Hasbara author (1) David Aaronovitch is pretty much unstoppable. The man who together with the Jewish Chronicle writer Nick Cohen encouraged the war in Iraq, is now warning us about the evolving Iranian bomb. “Wake up”, he urges us in The Times, “this threat is too big to ignore”. As if more than one million Iraqis killed in a war he advocated were not enough, the enthusiastic Hasbara author has a new conflict to propel. Continue
The World’s Least Powerful Man
The Obama Puppet
By Paul Craig Roberts
It didn’t take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel’s. Continue
8 militants killed in Pakistan's tribal area: At least eight militants were killed and several others injured during ongoing operations in northwest Pakistan's tribal areas on Tuesday, local TV channel reported.
Anti-Taliban legislator killed in Pak suicide attack: A suicide bomber today killed a Pakistani legislator and injured 20 people when the anti-Taliban politician was receiving guests at his house in Swat valley,
UK occupation force soldier killed in Afghan explosion: A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, just hours before Gordon Brown announced the deployment of 500 extra troops.
Official: Afghan buildup involves 30K occupation force troops: The 30,000 new troops will bring the total in Afghanistan to more than 100,000 U.S.occupation forces.
Australia in Afghanistan occupation for long haul: Rudd: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd pledged here Monday that Australia would stay in Afghanistan "for the long haul" but did not offer more troops to complement an expected US increase.
US bid to bypass Karzai's Afghan government upsets allies: The US is seeking to extend its control over the day-to-day running of occupied Afghanistan with the appointment of an international "high representative" in Kabul in an attempt to bypass Hamid Karzai's much-criticised government.
At least four killed in fresh violence in occupied Iraq: In the troubled northern city of Mosul two civilians were killed near their home in western Mosul by 'unknown gunmen' early Tuesday, police said.
Iraqi general assassinated in disputed city of Kirkuk: Armed men jumped out of a civilian car in front of his house in the eastern Kirkuk district of al-Nasr and fatally shot the general, police said Monday.
Bush and Blair 'talked about Iraq only three days after 9/11': GEORGE Bush raised the issue of Iraq with Tony Blair only three days after the 9/11 attacks, the official inquiry into the war has heard.
Iraq inquiry: Blair told Bush he was willing to join, 11 months before war: Tony Blair made it clear to George Bush at a meeting in Texas 11 months before the Iraq invasion that he would be prepared to join the US in toppling Saddam Hussein, the inquiry into the war was told today.
Blair Adviser: U.S. Did Not Intend to Help Stabilize Iraq: Blair's top foreign policy aide before being appointed ambassador to Washington in 2003, told a British inquiry into the Iraq war the American military did not think peacekeeping was their responsibility. "The American military thought that they were fighting a war and when the war was over, they were expecting to go home," he said.
British attempts to improve postwar planning for Iraq 'ignored by US': Iraq inquiry told by diplomat Edward Chaplin that senior Washington figures had 'real blind spot' and assumed there would be 'dancing in streets' after invasion
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UK: “Government is gagging Iraq inquiry”: The government’s control over what the Chilcot Inquiry can publish and the questions it can ask is providing a watered-down account of why Britain went to war and an easy ride for witnesses
Stephen M. Walt : Why They Hate Us: How many Muslims has the U.S. killed in the past 30 years?:
Saudi jets pound Yemen's northern villages: Houthi fighters in Yemen say Saudi warplanes have pounded residential areas north of the country, killing several women and children.
Palestinians to ask UN for 1967 borders: Palestinian statehood is a "vital" component necessary for regional peace, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, in a message to mark Monday's annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Israel rejects Palestinian statehood bid via the UN: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a new Palestinian plan to seek unilateral statehood through a UN Security Council vote. Palestinian leaders say the US and Israel leave them with no other option.
Exclusive: EU draft document on division of Jerusalem: The current holder of the rotating European Union presidency, Sweden, has put together a draft document calling for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state and implying that the EU would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.
EU 'to change stance on Palestinian statehood': According to an EU draft resolution authored by Sweden, the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, the body would recognize a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood in a monthly meeting of the ministers next week in Brussels, Haaretz reported.
Israel warns EU over Jerusalem issue: A draft document, authored by the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, Sweden, and in possession of the daily, implies that the European Union would recognise a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood. The Jewish state is waging a diplomatic campaign to stop the EU from issuing such an endorsement, but diplomats close to the deliberations believe it is "virtually inevitable".
U.S. Senators in Israel Say No to U.N. Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: Any United Nations resolution calling for unilateral statehood for Palestinians would be "dead on arrival," Democratic Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware said Monday while visiting Jerusalem.
Venezuela Pledges Support for Palestinian Statehood during Abbas Visit: “We demand that the international community and the world understand that for sixty years, Palestine has wanted to live as a free, peaceful, independent, and sovereign country like the rest of the countries in the world,” said Abbas in the National Assembly. “We have inherited the [task] of constructing a democratic state in Palestine where Jews, Christians, and Muslims live in equal conditions,” he said.
Israel constructs 25 new units in West Bank: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has okayed the construction of 25 new housing units in the illegal West Bank "settlement" of Keidar despite international calls to the contrary.
How does the U.S. help fund pro-settler IDF troops?: The Task Force to Save the Nation and the Land, the organization that offered every soldier refusing to evacuate a settlement, and the Kfir Brigade soldiers who publicly demonstrated their opposition to evacuation, NIS 1,000 for every day they spend in military prison, is a registered non-profit organization and has a license to operate.The group receives donations from a U.S. based group that are tax exempt.
Joining the tunnel diggers in the Gaza Strip : Video: Tania Krämer joins the tunnel diggers in the Gaza Strip.
"We are a nefarious people. Former Meretz leader: What we are doing in the West Bank is worse than all the pogroms done to the Jews."
British Yachtsmen Detained By Iran: The British crew of a racing yacht have been detained by Iran after they may have inadvertently strayed into its waters.
Report: 5 British sailors to be released within hours: An Iranian news site has reported that the country's Revolutionary Guards will soon release five British sailors apprehended in a yacht in the Persian Gulf, where they apparently crossed into Iran's territorial waters last week.
Honduran president-elect boosted by U.S.: - Honduras' president-elect is not worried that many countries do not recognize his election. Washington supports Porfirio Lobo, and that's what matters most to this Central American nation.
Latin America, Spain, Portugal back return of deposed Honduran leader: Latin America, Spain and Portugal on Tuesday called for the deposed president of Honduras to be reinstated as a fundamental step for a return to democracy in Honduras.
Venezuela condemns countries that endorsed vote in Honduras: The Venezuelan government repudiated on Tuesday the endorsement of Honduras elections by several countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs termed it "a serious attack against democracy," and branded the US stance as "shameful."
Lula and Correa leave Ibero-American summit: Brazil and Ecuador are among the majority of Latin American countries which do not want to recognize the elections staged by Honduras' de facto government after the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya in a June 28 coup. Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and Panama are in favour of recognizing the elections which were won by conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo.
U.S. has bungled Honduran crisis: After condemning the June 28 coup, the U.S. has essentially allowed the de facto government to get away with it, causing a rift with strategic South American partners.
Caracas 'closes compromised banks': The Venezuelan government has closed down four banks, saying authorities uncovered major financial problems after they took over the banks due to irregularities in their operations.
Hiding the evidence: Supreme Court Overturns Decision on Detainee Photos: The Supreme Court on Monday vacated a lower court ruling that would have required the government to release photographs showing the abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Secretary-General seeks $7.1 billion to aid 48 million people in 2010: It comprises twelve consolidated appeals, for Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, the occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, the West Africa region, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.