Friday, 19 March 2010

News For March 19, 2010

The Dark Face of Jewish Nationalism

9/11 - The US Military Knows Israel Did It

By Dr Alan Sabrosky

Is This former director of studies at the US Army War College a conspiracy theorist? Continue

Taliban Controlling Marjah by Night

By Tom Mellen

Militants are regaining control of Marjah, residents have reported, less than a month after Western military officials claimed to have seized the Afghan town from the Taliban. Continue

An Iraqi Holocaust
7th Anniversary Of Invasion Of Iraq

By Dr Gideon Polya

It is the 7th anniversary of the illegal and war criminal invasion of Iraq by US, UK and Australian forces on 20 March 2003. What has been the human cost? Continue

War After War After War

Another Year, Another Post

By Layla Anwar

The Westerner is a bag of slimy nasal snots...and am not just talking about governments here, am talking of "people". Continue

"I Encourage Everyone to Join Us on March 20"

A Call To Action - Only the People Can Stop the Wars!

By Ron Kovic

“We can no longer remain silent. Too many have died already. How many more senseless wars, flag draped caskets, grieving mothers, paraplegics, amputees, stressed out sons and daughters, innocent civilians slaughtered, before we finally begin to break the silence of this shameful night? Continue

The Anti-Venezuela Election Campaign

By Mark Weisbrot

It involves many public officials, especially in the US. The goal will be to generate as much bad press as possible about Venezuela, to discredit the government, and to delegitimise the September elections. Continue

A Moral Vest

By Dr. June Terpstra

I wonder what it would be like to live in a country with values of social justice instead of values of profit and plunder. There are countless examples of those who wear a moral vest here in Cuba. Continue

The Offshored Economy

By Paul Craig Roberts 

The U.S. is on a path to becoming a Third World economy. Continue

Greenspan is Back

By Mike Whitney

See? It wasn't Greenspan's fault, after all. It was "the savings glut" or the "undercapitalised banks" or some other such nonsense. The bottom line is that everyone else was to blame for everything that went wrong. Everyone except the Teflon Fed chief, that is. Continue

Beyond Orwell:
The Electronic Police State, 2010

By Antifascist Calling

"In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every email sent, every Internet site surfed, every post made, every check written, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping... are all criminal evidence, and all are held in searchable databases. The individual can be prosecuted whenever the government wishes." Continue

21 militants killed in NW Pakistan: At least 21 militants were killed in a clash with tribesmen in northwest Pakistan, local sources said Friday.
Pakistan Denies Arrests Thwarted Taliban Talks: Pakistan rejected on Friday a suggestion from the former head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan that the arrest of senior Afghan Taliban members in Pakistan may have disrupted talks with U.N. representatives.
4 killed in roadside bomb in Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb and a gun attack have killed four people and wounded seven others in Baghdad.
2 civilians killed, another wounded in Saadiya: “Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a gathering of civilians in al-Nada area, al-Saadiya district, (100 km) north of Baaquba, killing two and wounding another,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Bomb kills soldier, wounds 3 in Mosul: One Iraqi soldier was killed and three more were wounded on Friday in a bomb blast in western Mosul, according to a police source.
Seeking a 'real' end to Iraq War: On the eve of the the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, American anti-war activists are still calling for a real end to a conflict that has now lasted longer than both world wars and the American Civil War.
Revealed: Tony Blair’s secret oil links to Middle East: Tony Blair's secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his “carte blanche” support for George Bush's Iraq war
No return to same Maliki rule: Allawi: Iraqi challenger Iyad Allawi said on Friday he would not accept a return to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s “one-man rule”
Major Afghan offensive 'under way': General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of US and Nato troops in Afghanistan, said the offensive had begun with initial military and political efforts, including operations to secure key roads and districts.
As Taliban makes comeback in Kunduz province, war spreads to northern Afghanistan: But the past year has brought such a dramatic Taliban comeback in Kunduz that Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, is planning to shift some of the ongoing troop reinforcements to the north of the country, the first significant American deployment to the region since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001
Is Afghanistan going back in time to 2001?: The new government failed to extend its governance and authority beyond Kabul and the international community took its eye off the ball with the distraction of Iraq.
Russians Give Message to U.S. Generals in Afghanistan: Bribe the Taliban: Minutes of Secret Meeting Between Russian Veterans and Gen. Stanley McChrystal Also Say 'More Troops Won't Make A Difference'
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban: Afghan officials and a man who claims to be a Taliban commander told Britain’s Channel 4 News that Iran was supplying weapons to Taliban insurgents.
Iranian weapons seized in Afghanistan: Afghan officials have seized Iranian weapons including roadside bomb making components smuggled over the border to support the Taliban.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks Strike on Iran: The German news magazine Der Spiegel has reported that Saudi Arabia is hoping Israel will strike Iran's nuclear facilities, and is even prepared to open its skies to Israeli warplanes to allow such an operation to take place.
A Third World War? Political scientist Hans J. Morgenthau wrote in his classic Politics Among Nationsthat great powers "lose their freedom of action by identifying their own national interests completely with those of a weak ally." And for all its bluster, Israel is, at the end of the day, a tiny country with a population smaller than that of New York City.
West pushes for new UN sanctions on Iran: Russia refuses to negotiate on new sanctions without China, U.N. diplomats say. They add that Russian officials have made clear they dislike the draft resolution Washington circulated to Moscow and Beijing weeks ago.
Clashes erupt in West Bank's Hebron: Palestinians fought running battles with Israeli police in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the latest clashes since Israel announced the construction of 1,600 new homesin East Jerusalem.
Quartet calls for settlement freeze: The so-called Quartet of Middle East negotiators has demanded that Israel halt all settlement activity and denounced Israel's plan to build new housing in East Jerusalem.
Report: Obama, Netanyahu to meet in U.S. on Tuesday: Netanyahu is due to depart for the U.S. on Sunday, where he was initially scheduled to meet with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee alone.
Another Dubai? Syrian National Assassinated: Israeli Spy Planes Detected Over Hungary: According to local media reports from Hungary, two IAF spy planes were detected over Hungary’s international airport. It appears the planes were laden with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment, and the mission was connected to the assassination of a Syrian citizen in Hungary on Wednesday.
2nd mystery 'hit': Israeli jet flyover amid Hungary slay: Denying speculation that the planes were part of an undercover mission, Hungarian government spokesman Domokos Szollar said the overflight was "routine" training that was cleared in advance with Hungary by the Israelis.
UK has 5,700 "secret agents": The report also revealed there were 5,296 staff employed at the GCHQ monitoring station in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where they intercept telephone, email and internet communications. The report said the combined budget for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ was now £2.2bn.
Supply of Foreclosed Homes on the Rise Again: Mortgage analysts at Barclays Capital in New York estimated that banks and mortgage investors held a total of 645,800 foreclosed homes in January, up 4.6% from 617,286 a month earlier.
California's public schools send out 22,000 pink slips: According to figures provided by O'Connell's office, more than 16,000 teachers lost their jobs in 2009

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