Wednesday, 13 October 2010

News For October 14, 2010

Statement By Afghan Resistance
Baseless Claims and Futile Propaganda

By Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The enemy has never contacted the leaders of the Islamic Emirate, let a lone holding any kind of talks with them. Nor any effort has been made by the enemy directly or indirectly to initiate contacts with the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Continue

Pakistan President Believed
'US Behind Taliban Attacks in Pak' to Gain Access to its Nukes


Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's claim, that the US was 'arranging' the (suicide) attacks by Pakistani Taliban inside his country, as 'madness', and was of the view that both Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who believed in this US conspiracy theory, were 'dysfunctional' leaders. Continue

The Three-Decade US-Mujahideen Partnership Still Going Strong

By Sibel Edmonds

During the 80s our ‘real’ foreign policymakers couldn’t care less about adjectives such as extremists, terrorists, fanatics, anti-west…They were the beloved enemies of our enemies, and we’d do anything to support and use them. Continue

Leakers, Beware the Corporate Media

By Ray McGovern

The following is a Code-Orange Advisory to patriotic truth-tellers, sometimes called whistleblowers or leakers: It is anachronistically na├»ve to expect the New York Times or other organs of today’s Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) to publish classified material like the Pentagon Papers without their first clearing it with the government. Continue

PLO Chief: We Will Recognize Israel in Return for 1967 Borders

By Avi Issacharoff

Yasser Abed Rabbo says that in exchange for accepting Palestinian territorial claims, it will recognize Israel as 'whatever it wants.' Continue

Groundwork Laid for Media Narrative of Failed Peace Talks
It’s the Palestinians’ Fault

By Alex Kane'

Predictably, it will be, and already is, a narrative of Palestinian rejectionism versus Israeli generosity. Continue

How’s That “Liberal Agenda” Going For You?
Open Memo To: Nancy Pelosi

From Cindy Sheehan

You can’t say I didn’t warn you back in 2006 that if you and your party didn’t end the wars and hold BushCo accountable that your euphoria would be short-lived. Continue

Democracy is the USA

By Tim Gatto

When are the workers in this country going to realize that the Democrats and the Republicans are running the same game? Continue

Why Printing Money Makes Sense

By Dean Baker

Right now, even a counterfeiter issuing dud dollars would be better for the economy than our deficit-fixated policymakers. Continue

Chilean Miners Rescue: This is a Rare Moment of Global Joy:

By Michael White

Alas, the world is more often united in grief or horror by modern mass media than it is by joy or a quiet smile of satisfaction on the way to work. So today provides a rare sense of shared enjoyment. The 33 Chilean miners we feared were lost are being saved after all. Continue

Six occupation troops killed, including four in Afghan blast: Nato: In a bloody day for Nato troops in Afghanistan, insurgents killed six service members Wednesday, including four who died in a single bomb blast in the volatile south of the country.
Afghan resistance commander among 4 killed in raid: An insurgent commander from the Haqqani network and three other militants were killed in a firefight with NATO and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance said today.
War casualties soar in south Afghanistan-Red Cross: Security is deteriorating in Afghanistan, creating more war casualties and making it harder for aid agencies to reach people in need of food, water and health care, the Red Cross said
Karzai bid to placate angry Afghans: Afghan president meets villagers in Laghman province after civilians were killed in Nato raid last month.
US navy Seal faces disciplinary action over grenade death: Startling details of the daring rescue mission that ended in the death of the British aid worker Linda Norgrove can be revealed today, as a joint US-UK investigation into the incident gets under way.
Afghan firms "pay off Taliban with foreign cash": Cash from the U.S. military and international donors destined for construction and welfare projects in restive parts of Afghanistan is ending up in the hands of insurgents, a contractor and village elders said.
US Kills 9 People in Pakistan: : According to local media reports and sources in North Waziristan, the U.S. drones fired six missiles at a residential area in the village of Lataka in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan which borders Afghanistan.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Pakistan: Taliban border haven in U.S. sights: Some officials urge military action on Pakistani soil to curb the flow of fighters and bomb-making materials into southern Afghanistan.
Obama's Shadowy Drone War: Taking Out the "Terrorists" by Remote Control: Under former US President George W. Bush, the CIA used dubious methods, including the kidnapping and torture of suspects. President Barack Obama promised to clean things up, but instead he has turned to joystick warfare. These days, the CIA does its killing with the press of a button, with high-tech drone aircraft.
Canada seeks new bases in Pakistan: source: The Canadian military is being evicted from its logistical base in Dubai following a dispute with the United Arab Emirates over landing rights for UAE airlines.
Shiite imam killed and 28 wounded in Iraq attacks: A Shiite imam was killed and 28 people wounded on Wednesday, among them seven Iranian pilgrims and nine policemen, in targeted attacks across Iraq, security sources and the interior ministry said.
Rapturous welcome for Ahmadinejad in Lebanon: Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has received a tumultuous welcome at the start of his visit to Lebanon which has highlighted western fears about Tehran’s influence in the region.
Reports of Iranian and Aljazeera TV of Ahmadinejad trip to Lebanon : Video
Nasrallah to Ahmadinejad: 'You are strong support for opposition': Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a recorded speech during a Hezbollah general assembly held in honor of the Iranian leader's visit to Lebanon.
Ahmadinejad concludes first day of visit with fiery speech : He stressed that the only solution to solve the Palestinian issue is 'for the invaders (Israelis) of the occupied land is to leave, and give the Palestinians their rights and return all the refugees to their original land,' Ahamdinejad said. He also called on United States to withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq.
'Ahmadinejad visit proves Lebanon has joined axis of extreme nations': Top Israeli official says Iranian President visits Lebanon like a 'commander inspecting his troops.'
Israeli MP Calls for murder of Ahmadinejad : Israeli Knesset member Aryeh Eldad voiced his support for the assassination of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Lebanon, reported the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth Wednesday.
Charlie Rose Interviews President Jimmy Carter: "I’ve had very serious confrontations with Netanyahu, who accused me of betraying Israel’s rights when I negotiated the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt"
Helen Thomas Cries, Denies Anti-Semitism, Calls President Obama 'Reprehensible' (AUDIO): "I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive," Thomas told Ohio station WMRN-AM in a sometimes emotional 35-minute interview that aired Tuesday. It was recorded a week earlier by WMRN reporter Scott Spears at Thomas' Washington, D.C., condominium.
In new memoir, Condoleezza Rice cites personal relationship with the Netanyahus: "One of our neighbors was an Israeli family," writes Rice. "Benzion Netanyahu, a professor of Hebraic studies, taught in the Department of Religion"
Egypt imposes SMS restrictions: Opposition says new measure on mobile text messages will curtail their ability to mobilise voters for November poll.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers: Video: A whistleblower's daring act of conscience leads to the end of the Vietnam War.
French strike enters second day: Transport workers continue action as unions pressure government to scrap plans that would raise the age of retirement.
More than 100,000 British firms are facing financial distress: The so-called "zombie" companies that have survived the recession thanks to the support of state-owned creditor banks, such as Lloyds or RBS, or private equity firms that do not wish to book a loss, may find less support from now on.
Debt market strips U.S. of triple-A rating: The United States has lost its gold-plated triple-A rating -- in the eyes of credit traders, at least.
Across the U.S., Long Recovery Looks Like Recession: “I say to myself ‘This can’t be happening to us: We saved, we worked hard and we’re under tremendous stress,’ ”
JPMorgan Posts $4.4B Profit, Expands Foreclosure Review to 41 States: JPMorgan Chase kicked off the third-quarter earnings season Wednesday, and the company says profits are up 23 percent from a year ago. JPMorgan brought in $4.4 billion in net income during the quarter, beating analysts' expectations.
Evicted Family Reclaims Foreclosed Home With Attorney!: Video
Every State To Participate In Massive Investigation Into Possibly 'Deceptive' Foreclosure Practices: Regulators from all 50 states are launching a coordinated investigation into possibly "deceptive" and "unfair" foreclosure practices that may have illegally evicted families from their homes.
Bailout Watchdog Investigating Alleged Foreclosure Fraud: A government watchdog is investigating government-owned GMAC Mortgage after a company employee admitted to approving thousands of foreclosures without reading the paperwork.
How 2 civilian sleuths brought foreclosure problems to light: More than a year before lenders, law firms and document companies began owning up to widespread paperwork problems with their foreclosure filings, Lisa Epstein and Michael Redman already knew that something was wrong — very wrong.
The Credit CARD Act Is No Match for Wall Street's Ingenuity: I don't know why I'm surprised that the banks have figured out a way to recover what the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act -- or Credit C.A.R.D. Act -- took away, but I am a little.

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