Thursday, 18 February 2010

News For February 18, 2010

Britain's Explanation is Riddled with Inconsistencies.

It's Time to Come Clean

Must Read By Robert Fisk

Intelligence agencies – who in the view of this correspondent are often very unintelligent – have long used false passports. Oliver North and Robert McFarlane travelled to Iran to seek the release of US hostages in Lebanon on passports that were previously stolen from the Irish embassy in Athens. Continue

The Murder of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh

By Gulf News TV

Footage from CCTV cameras shows a chronological timeline of the events that took place on the day that Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was assassinated. Continue

The Long Arm of Israel Better be Amputated

By Gilad Atzmon

The Mossad is operating with an intimate proximity to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. The Mossad’s director reports directly to the Prime Minister. In other words, once the allegations are proved to be true, Israeli PM Netanyahu, should join the rapidly emerging list of ‘prisoners of Zions’, those Israeli leaders who cannot leave Israel for legal reasons. Continue

Finkelstein vs. Gissan

Norman Finkelstein: One Man's Struggle for Justice

Must Watch - By RT

Israel critic Norman Finkelstein faces off against a formidable spokesperson of Israel's "soft power." Continue

How Israel's Lobby Challenges Rule of Law in America

Video Interview By Press TV

PressTV broadcast a 25 minute interview with IRmep director Grant F. Smith about the Israel lobby's history of challenges to rule of law and governance in the United States. Continue

The Chalabi Factor in Iraq

By Robert Dreyfuss

The passel of neoconservatives who pushed for war in Iraq in 2003 believed fervently that the war would change the face of the Middle East. How right they were! Continue

The End of Obama’s Vision of a Nuke-Free World

By Scott Ritter

The fear and hype that emanate from American and European policymakers, strongly influenced by the zero-tolerance policy of Israel when it comes to Iran and anything nuclear, peaceful or otherwise, have created an environment where common sense goes out the window and anything becomes possible. Continue

The Future's so Bright, I've Got to Wear Lead

By David Glenn Cox

Mr. Obama, CEO of Gopasskiss, Incorporated, formally known as the United States of America, will offer up $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build two new nuclear power plants in Georgia. Continue

How Does a Corporation Speak?

By William A. Cohn

A corporation speaks by clear-cutting old-growth forests, by dumping pollutants in our communities and denying care for our elders, by off-shoring to avoid paying taxes, and by outsourcing and eliminating jobs. This inanimate Frankenstein constructed by law now enjoys vast legal and constitutional rights which it wields against humans, animals and nature. Continue

Suicide Letter Of Man who Crashed Into IRS Building In Austin Texas

By Gather

It appears that the Austin texas plane crash was no accident but a suicide and apparently Joseph Andrew Stack had a problem with many thing which included the IRS. Joesph left a suicide lett behind you can read it here. Continue

41 killed in Pak twin blasts: At least 41 people were killed and more than 60 injured in twin-suicide bomb attacks Pakistan’s north-western tribal region of Khyber.

Afghanistan: At least 15 killed in 'friendly fire': A Nato air raid has mistakenly killed at least 15 tribal fighters fighting on the side of the government in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

5 more Afghan civilians killed by NATO bombs: Twenty five people are known dead and many injured in a NATO air raid on a target in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan. According to the local government, the fatalities include 5 civilians.

Taliban resistance slows coalition forces in Marja, Afghanistan: Lt. Col. Cal Worth, who commands one of two Marine battalions leading the offensive against Taliban fighters here, set off at 7 a.m. Wednesday for the return journey to his battalion headquarters from a combat outpost less than four miles away.

Hamid Gul: Taliban is the future: Al Jazeera: You recently said 'the Taliban is the future, the Americans are the past in Afghanistan'. Isn't that a little far-fetched?

Netherlands : Cabinet in crisis over Afghanistan: The future of the coalition government is in doubt on Thursday morning, after Labour leader and deputy prime minister Wouter Bos said he would definitely not support a continuation of the Dutch mission in Afghanistan, despite a Nato request.

Maoist rebels kill 12 in attack in eastern India: More than 100 militants surrounded a village in Bihar state and then opened fire and set off explosives, the Indian officials added. The militants also abducted six people, they said.

Suicide blast kills 10 in Iraq: At least 10 people were killed, including four policemen and a young girl, as a suicide car bomb struck a checkpoint near local government offices in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Thursday, a hospital official said.

Three shot in Iraqi Kurd pre-election clash: Security forces loyal to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's Kurdish party were accused on Thursday of having shot and wounded three people from a rival bloc in a clash at a political meeting in northern Iraq.

Iraq bomb before election has some fearing new civil war: Just two weeks before crucial Iraq parliamentary elections and amid a dispute over the disqualifications of some candidates with ties to Saddam Hussein's banned Baath party, a suicide bomber killed 11 in Anbar Province. Some in Iraq are worried that the controversial disqualifications are heightening tensions.

Three Soldiers Killed in Mogadishu: At least three government soldiers have been killed in Mogadishu after fire exchange between government troops started between Dabka and Wehliye hotel in the capital, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

Coup attempt under way in Niger, sources say: Machine gun and heavy weapons fire has erupted near the presidential palace in Niger's capital Niamey, sparking rumors of a coup attempt.

Refugees flood Congo-Brazzaville: Video Report: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Congo-Brazzaville has said it is expecting more displaced people to pour in from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN fears Iran nuclear weapon move: The UN nuclear watchdog has expressed concern that Iran may currently be trying to develop a nuclear payload for a missile.

IAEA report: Iran may be developing atom bomb: Covert report also confirms Iran produced its first, small batch of uranium enriched to 20 percent.

Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Iran Must Be Stopped: The situation with Iran continues to become more dangerous by the day. How many will needlessly die before we act to prevent a repeat of what the world experienced during the time of Hitler?

US could attack Iran – Russia’s General Staff: “The aftermath of a strike against Iran will be terrible not only for Asia but for us and the whole global community also,” said Chief of Russia’s General Staff General Nikolay Makarov at a news conference.

West has no choice but to accept nuclear Iran: diplomat: A senior Iranian diplomat said that West should face up to the fact that Iran has currently become a nuclear country, it was reported Thursday.

'An attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada' : Junior Foreign Affairs minister Peter Kent is suggesting Canada stands ready to throw its full military weight behind Israel, telling a Toronto publication that “an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada.”

Poland tightens military alliance with Israel : We have built a structure in the Israeli Defense Forces which includes information warfare. Coping with media challenges is one of our biggest issues."

Iran vows to stand by Hezbollah against Israel: Iran's president on Thursday said that if the Israelis launch a new war against Lebanon's Hezbollah, the militant group should retaliate strong enough to "close their case once and for all."

'Dubai police chief 99% sure Israel behind Hamas killing': "Our investigations reveal that Mossad is involved in the murder of al-Mabhouh. It is 99 percent, if not 100 percent, that Mossad is standing behind the murder," Tamim told The National newspaper.

Death in Dubai: the plot thickens: Brown calls in police to investigate alleged identity theft by Mossad as Israeli envoy asked to explain how passports were in killers' hands. Assassination team now thought to number 18, including two women

Gideon Levy: Mossad is supposed to gather intelligence, not sow death: Do we really want to live in a country that has death squads, that sends the cream of its youth to suffocate people with pillows in hotel rooms, that has a man who craves adventurous actions as head of its intelligence organization and a man who approves them as its prime minister?

Cluster Bomb Ban to Become Law – Without U.S.: The U.S. has historically been one main users of cluster munitions, but it – along with other key powers like China, India, Israel, Russia and Pakistan – has refused to sign on to the treaty.

France pledges $450m to Haiti: "France has played an important role in the way the country is suffering economically, and it has a clear responsibility to pay reparations," Camille Chalmers, a Haitian economist

Canada & Venezuela: The government of Hugo Chavez was correct last week when a representative said Ottawa supports "coup plotters" and "destabilizers" in Venezuela.

Poverty activists angry at Olympics: More than 200 masked demonstrators have staged protests in the Canadian city of Vancouver as the 2010 Winter Olympics officially got under way.

Jobless claims rise unexpectedly: There were 473,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended Feb. 13, up 31,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised 442,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

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