Monday, 11 October 2010

News For October 12, 2010

US Killed British Aid Worker?

By The Independent

An investigation was launched today into the death of a British aid worker in Afghanistan after it emerged that she may have been killed by a grenade thrown by US special forces trying to rescue her. Continue

The New York Times Defends Assassinations

By Patrick Martin

The apologia for killing begins with a blatant lie about the US assassination program using missiles fired from CIA-operated drone aircraft flying along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Continue

Who Needs Terrorists?

By Allen L. Jasson

If someone carries a bomb into a public place and detonates it killing themselves and a hundred people this is terrorism, but if someone drops a bomb from an aircraft flying at 35,000 feet and kills a hundred people in a village below, this is not terrorism? Continue

Israel's Loyalty Oath: Discriminatory by Design


New pledge requires future citizens declare their loyalty to an ideology, one intended to exclude Palestinians. Continue

Why Defense Spending Won't Go Down Much

By Stephen M. Walt

It is mind-boggling to realize that five percent of the world's population (the United States) now spends more on defense than the other 95 percent put together. Continue

The Family:
Secretive Christian Group of Conservative Lawmakers Building a 'God-Led' Government

By Anna Clark

The Family, also known as the Fellowship, is a cohort of powerful lawmakers seeking to create a "God-led government" at home and abroad. Continue

How Democracy Dies: Lessons from a Master

By Chris Hedges

There is a yearning by tens of millions of Americans, lumped into a diffuse and fractious movement, to destroy the intellectual and scientific rigor of the Enlightenment. They seek out of ignorance and desperation to create a utopian society based on “biblical law.” They want to transform America’s secular state into a tyrannical theocracy. Continue

US Healthcare 'to Blame' for Poor Life Expectancy Rates

By The BBC

The study notes that in 1950, the US ranked fifth among leading industrialised nations for female life expectancy at birth, but only 46th in 2008. Continue

A New Study Shows that Americans are Idiots

By Jill

Remember how Democrats always refuse to fight back against smears because "The American people are too smart to fall for that"? No, they aren't. Continue

Currency wars are necessary if all else fails

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The overwhelming fact of the global currency system is that America needs a much weaker dollar to bring its economy back into kilter and avoid slow ruin, yet the rest of the world cannot easily handle the consequences of such a wrenching adjustment. There is not enough demand to go around. Continue

Nine Months After the Quake - a Million Haitians Slowly Dying

By Bill Quigley

The Associated Press reports only 2 percent of the rubble has been removed and only 13,000 temporary shelters have been constructed. Not a single cent of the US aid pledged for rebuilding has arrived in Haiti. Continue

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

By Eric Kasum

Question: Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution? Continue

20 "Taliban" fighters killed in Afghanistan: About 20 Taliban fighters were killed in airstrikes in southeastern Afghan province of Paktika, officials said on Monday
Two killed in Afghan missile attack: Two Indians were killed in a missile attack launched by the Taliban on an Indian NGO’s office situated near a US airbase in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.
NATO occupation force soldier killed in S. Afghanistan: A NATO soldier was killed in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Taliban hotbed south of Afghanistan on Monday, a press release of the alliance said.
Taliban capture US base in Afghanistan: Taliban militants have claimed that they have driven US troops out of a military outpost in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar Province.
Italy ponders bombing Afghan targets: Italy's Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa says he wants to allow Italian jets to bomb positions in Afghanistan following the killing of four Italian soldiers
Karzai confirms Taliban talks: Afghan president says unofficial dialogue with the Taliban aimed at ending war has been going on for "quite some time".
“Cover-up” alleged over U.K. aid worker's death: American security forces in Afghanistan were on Monday facing accusations of a “cover-up” after it emerged that a young woman British aid worker who was earlier alleged to have been killed by her Taliban captors may have “accidentally” died in a grenade attack by U.S. forces during a botched rescue operation.
Just tell truth begs family tragic aid worker killed rescue mission Afghanistan: The family of the British aid worker killed in Afghanistan during a rescue attempt by American special forces last night demanded to know the 'full facts' about the failed mission to save her.
Obama's enthusiasm for drone strikes takes heavy toll on Pakistan's tribesmen: So far Barack Obama has signed off on over 125 strikes – twice the number authorised by George Bush during the last five years of his presidency. Manufacturers are scrambling to keep up with demand from the CIA.
Probe launched into 500 missing Nato vehicles: A senior customs official told Dawn on Sunday that 500 oil tankers and containers which had left Port Qasim in Karachi for Kandahar did not reach the Pak-Afghan border near Chaman. in the Asian country.
Pak's secret nuclear weapons programme infuriating US: The US is also believed to be worried about China's plans to build two new nuclear reactors in Pakistan.
Four brothers among six killed in Iraq attacks: At least six people, including four brothers from a militia allied with the Iraqi government, were killed Monday in separate attacks.
Qaeda suspect killed in clashes with Yemeni soldiers: Al-Qaeda suspect was killed and two Yemeni soldiers were injured in clashes in Beir Ali area, near Bilhaf gas exporting port, Yemeni security source in Shabwa province, east of Yemen, said on Monday.
One dead, five hurt in south Yemen : Yemen security forces clash with protesters from separatist Southern Movement in Lahaj.
Negotiator: Iran to show proof of US nuclear aid to Israel: Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Monday that Tehran is to reveal proof of how nuclear material enriched by United States was delivered to Israel.
PA rejects demand on Jewish state for freeze: Palestinian negotiators have recognized Israel's right to exist but not as a Jewish state, which officials say would prejudice Israel's non-Jewish citizens and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
Abbas to Arab League: Israel has violated all agreements: Israel has effectively abrogated the Oslo Accords and other agreements that were signed with the PLO since 1993, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted as saying on Monday.
Hit and Run: Israeli "settler" drives into Palestinian boys : Video - The leader of an Israeli "settler" organisation has hit two Palestinian boys with his car after they hurled stones at his vehicle in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
Dubai police: Suspect in Hamas assassination arrested abroad: Dubai police chief says suspect played a key role in the Jan. 19 killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
French, Spanish FMs: Israel's Lieberman violated every rule of diplomacy: European foreign ministers furious with Israeli counterpart, who told them to 'solve their own problems before they complain to Israel.'
London bombs were meant for a different day – and different locations: Ringleader called off strike on 6 July after wife's pregnancy scare / Inquest hears attackers wanted to hit Westminster and Bond St
Water: The New Oil? Should private companies control our most precious natural resource?
Obama Pushing $50 Billion Infrastructure Plan: President Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation projects, calling his proposal a jobs creator for the middle class and an overdue investment in the country's foundation.
Mortgage Bullies?: Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking Into Homes Facing Foreclosure: Nancy Jacobini was alone in her Orlando home when she heard someone outside her door, trying to break in. She locked herself inside a bathroom and called 911.
Conservatives Push Absurd Lie that Wall Street Hustlers Were Innocent Victims ... of Poor People: Deregulation allowed Wall Street to build a house of cards on America's mortgage industry, but many conservatives live in a parallel universe in which the banks are blameless.

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