Tuesday, 31 August 2010

News For September 01, 2010

A Trillion-Dollar Catastrophe.
Yes, Iraq Was a Headline War

By Simon Jenkins

The west is leaving Iraq in a pool of blood, dust and dollars. It remains wedded to Iraq's twin sister in folly, Afghanistan. Continue

They're Leaving as Heroes?

By William Blum

Drum roll, please ... Stand tall American GI hero! And don't even think of ever apologizing. Iraq is forced by the United States to continue paying reparations for its own invasion of Kuwait in 1990. How much will the American heroes pay the people of Iraq? Continue

What Obama Should Have Said About Afghanistan
A much-needed addition to last night's speech

By Ray McGovern

What’s particularly embarrassing is that CIA Director Leon Panetta goes on TV and says, with no apparent awkwardness, that there are only 50, “maybe less,” al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan. Continue

How to Kill Goyim and Influence People:

By Max Blumenthal

Israeli Rabbis Defend Book's Shocking Religious Defense of Killing Non-Jews (with Video) A rabbinical guidebook for killing non-Jews has sparked an uproar in Israel and exposed the power a bunch of genocidal theocrats wield over the government. Continue

Death By Globalism
Economists Haven’t A Clue

By Paul Craig Roberts

When the jobs have been shipped overseas, fiscal stimulus does not call workers back to work in order to meet the rising consumer demand. If fiscal stimulus has any effect, it
stimulates employment in China and India. Continue

The GOP's Masterplan: Obstruct, Smear, Lie, Repeat   

By Mike Whitney

By the time the Republicans were swept from office in 2008, the economy was in freefall. Unemployment was rising at 750,000 per month, and all of the main economic indicators were plunging faster rate than after the Crash of '29. Continue

6 more U.S. troops killed during Afghanistan combat: - Six more American troops were killed in action in Afghanistan, ending August with a spike in bloodshed that has claimed the lives of 19 U.S. service members in only four days.
3 Court Staff Shot Dead, 12 hurt in Kabul: A court staff car was stopped in ‘Abdul Rahouf' area in Mosahee district of Kabul by two gunmen riding a motorbike and then they shot the staff, witnesses said.
Oxfam workers killed in Afghanistan: Three aid workers with British humanitarian group Oxfam have been killed by a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan, the charity said on Tuesday.
Taliban footprint 'spreading': Petraeus: The number of American troops killed fighting the Taliban in the last four days hit 21 on Tuesday with the deaths of four US soldiers in the east of the country, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
Murdering Civilians: Pakistan raid kills 45 "militants" and their families: "Some of the families were living in the vicinity of these hideouts and they were also among the dead," he said, adding he did not know how many non-combatants were among the casualties.
Terrorism claims 81 lives in week in northwest Pakistan: The continuing spate of terrorism killed at least 81 lives, including civilians and militants, during the past week in northwest Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, intelligence reports suggested Tuesday.
15 killed in bomb blast in Somalia: At least fifteen people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday after a roadside bomb explosion hit two passenger buses in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.
Ugandan troops killed in Somalia: Four Ugandan soldiers with the African Union forces in Somalia were killed yesterday when hardline insurgents fired a mortar shell at one of their bases, the force’s spokesman said.
Have gun will travel: Somalia: Army Ready to Send 10,000 to Somalia if US pays: Uganda is set to send thousands of its reserve troops for deployment to Somalia if the US government provides promised funding for the mission, the Chief of Defence Forces has said.
Two militants killed, one soldier injured in Iraq: Two militants were killed and a soldier was injured in separate attacks in Iraq's northern city of Mosul Tuesday, police said
Sniper kills U.S. soldier in Tikrit: A sniper killed a U.S. soldier in central Tikrit on Tuesday, raising the U.S. fatalities in August to four soldiers, a source from the Salah al-Din police department said.
Fearful Iraqis scrambling to buy weapons: Four days after his brother was slain in a Baghdad robbery this month, Muntather Shaker borrowed $1,500 and bought a pistol. He carries it in his back pocket, sleeps with it under his pillow and is ready to use it to defend his family.
Spoils of war: Iraq to spend $13B on U.S. arms, equipment: Iraq is preparing to buy as much as $13 billion in American arms and military equipment, a huge order of tanks, ships and hardware that U.S. officials say shows Iraqi-U.S. military ties will be tight for years to come.
Military Subcontractors Bribing U.S. Personnel With Prostitutes? : Taxpayer cash is flowing to subcontractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, who engage in shady, illegal practices with few repercussions.
CBO: US war in Iraq costs $709bn: The cost, published in the CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook, comprises of military expenditure, including training of Iraqi forces and diplomatic operations.
Four Israelis killed in shooting attack in occupied West Bank: Two men and two women, one of whom was pregnant, killed in attack that occurred around 7:30 P.M. when gunmen opened fire on victims' car.
17 Percent of America in Anti-Poverty Programs: One out of every six Americans are in government anti-poverty programs, according to USA TODAY. More than 50 million Americans are in Medicaid. Forty million receive food stamps and 10 million receive unemployment benefits.
Homelessness Up 50% In New York City: If you think you've been seeing more people sleep on city streets, statistics back up the perception. The homeless population living on New York City streets has gone up 50 percent in the past year, according to city statistics reported by the HellsKitchenLife.com blog.
Man 'sick' of poverty gets prison in Pa. heist: An Erie man who told the FBI he was "sick of being poor" has been sentenced to serve six years and nine months for robbing a northwestern Pennsylvania bank and violating his probation for another robbery.
Stranger than fiction: For Newark, it's come to this: Selling city buildings: The city is trying to sell off its buildings to win a cash windfall today, a move that will force it to make rent payments in years ahead. It’s like selling your house to grab the equity, and then renting it back from the new owner.

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