Monday, 7 June 2010

News For June 07, 2010

Our Enemies, the Israelis
When will we wake up to the threat?

By Justin Raimondo

To the hard line Israeli nationalist – a disagreeable species firmly in control of the government in Tel Aviv, now and for the foreseeable future – everyone is an enemy, but especially the Americans, who, to be sure, hold the fate of the Jewish state in their unreliable hands. Continue

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Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?

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Now Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series. Continue

Israel's Flotilla Massacre: Made in the USA

By Phyllis Bennis

Decades of uncritical U.S. support—including, most recently, the Bush-initiated and Obama-implemented commitment of $30 billion of U.S. tax money in military aid to Israel over a decade--has ensured that Israel's military power (nuclear and conventional) remains unchallengeable. Continue

The Deadly Closing of the Israeli Mind

By Ilan Pappé

As long as the international community is complacent, the Arab world impotent and Gaza contained, Israel can still have a thriving economy and an electorate that regards the dominance of the army in its life, the continued conflict and the oppression of the Palestinians as the exclusive past, the present and future reality of life in Israel.

US Cruise Missile Attack in Yemeni Killed 52 People

By Kim Sengupta

A US cruise missile armed with cluster ammunition was used in an attack in Yemen in December which resulted in the deaths of 52 people, more than half of them women and children, according to a human rights watchdog. Continue

The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger

By Chris Hedges

They are creating a theocratic state based on “biblical law,” and shutting out all those they define as the enemy. Continue

Europe Chooses Depression     

By Mike Whitney

Turkish group releases photos of Israeli soldiers: He said the images show activists "intervening" or "tending" to the injured soldiers. Continue

Key Indicators of a New Depression

By Neeraj Chaudhary

About 40 million people - or one out of every eight Americans - are receiving food stamps in Great Depression II. During the height of Great Depression I, the rate was just one out of thirty-five Americans. Continue

Almost Six Hundreds' Killed in Darfur in May: The confidential document, which was leaked to the media on Monday, said 440 people had died in fighting between Darfur rebels and government forces, with another 126 killed in tribal violence.
55 "militants" killed in Pakistan's tribal area: At least 55 "Taliban militants" were killed in different clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan's restive tribal region of Orakzai, media reports said Monday.
14 killed in Iraqi violence: Fourteen people were killed and 57 wounded Monday in attacks targeting police in Baghdad and in the country's western Anbar province, Xinhua reported.
Turkish air force bombs Kurdish rebels in Iraq: TV report: Turkish warplanes bombed Monday several Kurdish rebel positions in neighbouring northern Iraq, the NTV news channel reported, amid an upsurge in unrest between troops and the outlawed group.
Iraq protests to Tehran over Iranian incursion: An Iraqi Kurdish official in the north, Karawan Aref, said Iranian troops entered Iraq's northeast Haj Omran area through the Perdanuz border crossing.
Iranian scholar confirms abduction: The Iranian scholar who went missing last year while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has confirmed his abduction by the US in a video message.
10 NATO occupation force troops killed in Afghanistan: A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that five of the soldiers died in a bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
Policeman killed and 14 injured in blast at Afghan governor’s office: A bomb exploded yesterday outside the provincial governor’s office in the Afghan city of Kandahar, killing one policeman and wounding at least 14 civilians, officials said.
Convoy Guards in Afghanistan Face an Inquiry: For months, reports have abounded here that the Afghan mercenaries who escort American and other NATO convoys through the badlands have been bribing Taliban insurgents to let them pass.
Colombian air force says kills six rebels in attack: Colombian military planes struck a leftist rebel camp on Sunday, killing six guerrillas in a raid in the south of the Andean nation, its air force said.
Four Palestinians slain off Gaza coast: Israeli soldiers have killed four Palestinian resistance fighters off the coast of Gaza in the first violence at sea since Tel Aviv slaughtered nine solidarity activists in a raid against the Freedom Flotilla last week.
More ships head to Gaza: The Iranian Red Crescent said on Monday that it will send three aid ships to Gaza in the latest bid to break the blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory by Iran's archfoe Israel.
Another aid ship to set sail for Gaza: The two non-governmental groups say the ship is slated for departure from a Lebanese port next week in hope of putting an end to the Israeli blockade.
Erdogan: Time for action against Israel: The Turkish prime minister says it is not enough to merely condemn Israel's attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, calling for a firm response to Tel Aviv.
IDF Admits It Doctored Flotilla Audio Clip. The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites. I am beginning to wonder if the Israeli military hired James O’Keefe to handle its press shop.
Israel under fire for doctoring flotilla recordings: Israel's military came under intense scrutiny Saturday after releasing a new, heavily edited version of a video it had distributed to journalists in the days following its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy
Beatings, Abuse, Doctored Evidence Emerge: Allegation of a possible shoot-to-kill policy, amidst autopsies revealing repeated gun shots to the heads of the victims, are also part of an emerging pattern.
Pictures of wounded Israeli soldiers: Images show activists "tending" to the injured soldiers.
Sen. Brown: Israel No Liability To U.S.: He says he was disappointed that so many condemned Israel after the raid without considering Israel is at war with Gaza. He says Israel is one of the United States' greatest allies against jihad and says Israel is not a liability to America.
What happens when you speak out about the occupation of Palastine? Helen Thomas retires: Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately, in the wake of a controversy over her comments on Israel, according to a report from her employer, Hearst News Service.
Helen Thomas Dropped by Her Speakers’ Agency: The longtime White House correspondent and columnist Helen Thomas was dropped by her speakers’ agency on Sunday after stating in a video clip that Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine.”
Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view : President Obama's choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in the weeks before the 2003 U.S. invasion.
Report says doctors helped refine torture methods: A prominent physicians group is charging that medical personnel were used to test and refine the effectiveness of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques for terror detainees in U.S. custody under the guise of safeguarding their health.
U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe: Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks
Jihadi Calls For 'Suspicious Bags' To Be Left Throughout DC and NYC: A recent internal FBI report warns federal, state and local authorities to be alert for a potential new tool in the jihadi terror arsenal – the placing of suspicious, but harmless, bags in public places to inspire fear, disrupt public transportation and tie up police and bomb squads.
UK PM warns of harsh budget cuts: Britain's prime minister has warned that the impact of the government's planned spending cuts, due to be announced later this month, will be "enormous" and worse than previously feared.
Euro debt worries hit global shares: World stock markets have fallen, with the euro hitting a four-year low against the dollar, as investors reacted to signs the US economic recovery may be slowing and new debt worries in Europe.

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