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McChrystal Faces Massive Failure in Afghanistan in Next Few Months

By Gareth Porter

On Thursday, McChrystal's message that his strategy will weaken the Taliban in its heartland took its worst beating thus far, when he admitted that the planned offensive in Kandahar City and surrounding districts is being delayed until September at the earliest, because it does not have the support of the Kandahar population and leadership. Continue

Afghanistan Mineral Riches: Beware the Hype

By James Joyner

The discovery in question dates to 2007, has been widely documented on US government websites for years, and the $1 trillion figure seems to have been conjured from thin air.  - The Soviets had documented this trove way back in 1985! Continue

Kyrgyzstan Requested U.S. Military Aid But Was Turned Down

By Steve LeVine

In deferring to Russia for the security of its traditional backyard, Washington puts further distance between itself and Kyrgyzstan. It's another signal of Washington's policy reversal, known as "reset," in which the Obama administration is attempting to have a more cooperative relationship with Moscow than did the Bush administration. Continue

Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Endangered

By Stephen Lendman

It’s beautiful and horrifying. (The documents describe) almost criminal political back dealings. (They belong) in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark corner in Washington, DC. (Our government is involved in) incredible things, awful things. Continue

Famed Hacker Lamo Scorned for Blowing Whistle on Classified Leaks


WikiLeaks has reviled him on Twitter, calling him a "notorious" felon, informer and manipulator. Continue

Gaza Blockade Illegal: International Committee of the Red Cross

By Al-Jazeera

In a statement released on Monday, the organisation called the blockade "collective punishment", a crime under international law. Continue

A Swipe Waiting to Happen

By Fidel Castro

The hatred felt by the State of Israel against the Palestinians is such that they would not hesitate to send the one and a half million men, women and children of that country to the crematorium where millions of Jews of all ages were exterminated by the Nazi. Continue

"On The Road To Hell".
Hugo Chávez Grants Rare interview to Western Media

By Stephen Sackur

"Eleven years ago I was quite gullible," he said. "I even believed in a third way, I thought it was possible to put a human face on capitalism. But I was wrong. The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here." Continue

Cuba Marks Birthday of Che Guevara

By Jayatilleke de Silva

Today marks the 82nd birth anniversary of an extraordinary human being, one whose name will live through centuries and generations. He is none other than Ernesto Che Guevara, the legendary guerilla, statesman, thinker and revolutionary. Continue

Bulging Inventory Signals Next Leg Down in Housing

By Mike Whitney

"U.S. home foreclosures reached a record for the second consecutive month in May, with increases in every state, as lenders stepped up property seizures, according to RealtyTrac.Inc. Continue

"Dr. Death Says The U.S. Is Really, Really Sick."

By Eric Margolis

Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the American crash of 2008. Knick-named "Dr. Death by the media," he warns of grim economic times ahead: deflation; rising unemployment; increased taxes; overcapacity; and negative growth. Continue

Kyrgyzstan death toll rises as ethnic slaughter continues: At least 117 killed as thousands flee burning homes and Kyrgyz rioters armed with axes, while Uzbek leader claims higher toll.
Uzbeks close border with Kyrgyzstan: Uzbekistan has ordered its border crossing with Kyrgyzstan closed, saying it cannot receive more people fleeing violence in the neighbouring country.
Russia-led force may send helicopters to Kyrgyzstan: A Moscow-dominated security group may send helicopters, trucks and other equipment to Kyrgyzstan to help its interim government quell violent ethnic clashes, Russian agencies reported on Monday.
Riots in Kyrgyzstan: What lies behind the Russia’s refusal to intervene?: First — the presence of the U.S. military in the country might have made such an intervention awkward and likely opposed by the U.S. Secondly — it would have not brought much gain to Russia. It has already a military base in Kyrgyzstan and does not have to use an occasion for more permanent installation.
Taliban attack leaves 31 dead: Ten Afghan police and 21 Taliban fighters were killed in a clash in central Afghanistan after militants attacked a police post, the Interior Ministry said Monday
18 Afghan police killed in insurgent attacks: Taliban insurgents killed 18 policemen in a series of attacks across Afghanistan in recent days, the interior ministry said on Monday.
Another? Taliban "key commander" killed in Afghanistan: A Taliban key commander affiliated with Haqani network was killed as Afghan and NATO-led troops stormed militants' hideout in eastern Khost province, a press release of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Monday
US kills 15 in Pakistan: Six missiles were fired in a pre-dawn attack on a house in Maizer village, 45 kms from Miranshah, the main town in north Waziristan killing the 15 militants, official sources said.
10 militants killed in Pakistan's Orakzai tribal area: At least 10 militants were killed and another six wounded Monday in Orakzai tribal agency, as Pakistani security forces jets pounded at militants' hideouts, destroying two in the restive northwest tribal areas of Pakistan, official sources said.
Four killed as two groups clash in Peshawar: Four people were killed when two groups exchanged fire over a family dispute in Mailoogan village here on Charsadda Road Sunday evening.
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan: The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself
Baghdad bank raid kills 26: Insurgents wearing military uniforms stormed Iraq's central bank during an apparent robbery attempt yesterday, battling security forces in a three-hour standoff after bombs exploded nearby in a co-ordinated attack that left 26 people dead.
One civilian killed, 30 wounded in blast in Mosul: An explosive device placed in a wooden cart exploded in a popular market in central Mosul leaving one civilian killed and 30 others wounded.
Iraqi parliament convenes, but no sign of a government: The 325 members swore the oath of allegiance, but the session was then suspended until further notice.
U.S. military turns Iraq into a toxic dump, investigation finds: The probe spans five provinces and reveals a grim landscape of hazardous trash and sickened Iraqis.
Deadly blasts kills 6 at Nairobi rally: Sunday's explosions occurred at a prayer meeting in the Kenyan capital organised by church leaders and politicians campaigning against a proposed new constitution.
Red Cross: Gaza blockade illegal: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has described Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and called on the Israeli government to lift it.
Iranian aid ships set sail for Gaza: One ship left port on Sunday with another to depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, Iran media say.
Iran Guards have 'no plans to escort Gaza ships' : Iran's Revolutionary Guards have no plans to accompany aid ships to Gaza, deputy commander Hossein Salami said on Monday as two Red Crescent boats awaited approval to depart for the blockaded enclave.
Israeli cabinet approves (whitewash) internal inquiry into Gaza flotilla raid: The White House has given its approval for the Israeli formula, which was devised after calls for an independent international inquiry were rejected.
Abbas: Israeli probe plan no good: Israel's planned internal investigation into the Gaza flotilla raid falls short of UN Security Council demands, said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.
Turkey: We'll review Israel ties unless international Gaza flotilla probe held: Abbas echoes Turkey remarks that investigation falls short of UN demands, reiterates call to lift Gaza siege.
'Arrest' fears cancel Barak's France trip: Israel's defense minister has shelved a trip to France after French survivors of the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla put forward a request for his arrest upon arrival.
Abuse of Palestinians 'widespread': Report: The report noted that 95 per cent of Gaza's factories have closed, that 98 per cent of residents suffer from blackouts, and that 93 per cent of Gaza's water is polluted
Judge Sides with Guantanamo Detainee: Judge Kennedy said that the government lawyers engaged in a “misrepresentation of the evidence” and that they failed to summon “anything close” to the evidence necessary to hold Odaini.
FBI followed every move of two N.J. terror suspects for years: The investigation, according to the sources, into the two alleged Jersey jihadists began nearly four years ago after the FBI received a tip on its website in October 2006:
Feds under pressure to open US skies to drones: Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure's on to allow them in the skies over the United States.
BP oil spill may not be capped until Christmas, expert warns: 'Everyone should be prepared for worst-case scenario', says the head of oil consultancy group
US oil spill: Mapping the oil slick: Experts from several US federal agencies are tracking the spread of the slick and predicting its path using remote sensing equipment, reconnaissance flights and satellite imagery. Data and maps from their research are available online.
Transocean Can’t Stall U.S. Spill Claims, Judge Says: - Transocean Ltd. can’t use a 159- year-old law to stall claims by the U.S. or state governments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a federal judge in Houston said.
Senators to BP: Pay $20B: Pennsylvania senators Bob Casey Jr. and Arlen Specter joined a coalition of Democratic senators demanding that British Petroleum PLC set aside $20 billion to compensate industries affected by the disaster.
France selling 1,700 buildings to help cut debt: – Fancy setting up house in a French government ministry? Or retiring to a royal hunting lodge? Line up now for a supersize sale of 1,700 properties by the French state, seeking to shed dilapidated, expensive-to-maintain buildings and chip away at the country's record-high debt.

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